[This statement was originally authored an published by the crew of Onkwehón:we Rising.] The settler’s work is to make even dreams of liberty impossible for the native. The native’s work is to imagine all possible methods for destroying the settler. – Frantz Fanon The Present World Situation Onkwehón:we, Afrikans, Filipinos, Mexicans, Palestinians and other colonized and […]
This was recently posted by our comrades at Onkwehón:we Rising: Onkwehón:we Rising is a revolutionary internet-based project. It’s primary focus is revolutionary pan-native national liberation struggles. The intention of it is to grow into an ever more collaborative project. That said this project is not welcoming to just anyone pushing any old ideology. We are also not interested […]
The occupation of Alcatraz by indigenous activists from 1969 to 1971 was a pivotal event in the history of Native resistance. It brought attention all over the world to the national oppression faced by the indigenous peoples of Amerikkka. Now this history is being preserved as it should be. From Yahoo! News: Putting graffiti in […]
The following article by Ward Churchill originally appeared in Covert Action Information Bulletin, Number 24 (Summer 1985), pp. 16-21. As always, reposting here is for critical discussion and does not imply endorsement or affiliation by Anti-Imperialism.com or the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement. There is a little considered aspect of the covert means through which the United States […]
It is widely believed that white supremacy is a racist ideology- of hatred promoted by marginal extremist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan or the Aryan Nations. Often overlooked and neglected in this view are the structural inequalities that ensure the continued supremacy of whites over non-whites in all facets of social life. Also conveniently disregarded are the more subtle, yet frequent and numerous, manifestations of white supremacy that are woven into the fabric of Amerikan culture. In this sense, white supremacy is just as much of a social reality as it is an ideology. Indeed the two often go hand in hand. There are many white people who hold supreme positions in the social hierarchy, over and above the masses of non- white people, without consciously adhering to any white supremacist ideology. This essay will explore the complex reality of white supremacy in Amerika, examining its existence in the social structure, analyzing its cultural expressions, considering some of its ideological forms, and finally investigating its causes.
The genocide of the First Nations that reside in the continent of North America was perpetrated by white settlers and colonialism. Not only were whole nations eliminated through continuous warfare, biological attacks, and re-settlement, but the children of the remaining people were forced into what is known as the Indian Residential Schools. These schools systematically […]
Recently the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics showing that the poverty rate in the United States has risen. This has been widely covered in the media,(1) (2) used by different sides in U.S. politics, and also given by many on the nominal left as confirmation of oppression of a supposed Amerikan “proletariat” in the U.S. […]
RAIM has long promoted the work of J. Sakai, particularly his book Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat. It gives a view of the history of the United States as a settler empire, with it’s European-descended population as net benefactors of settler colonialism. In this interview conducted by Ernesto Aguilar, originally published at Anarchist People of Color, Sakai furthers his analysis in relation to Aztlan/occupied Mexico, and the colonization of the Chicano/Mexicano peoples here. While many left and communist formations ignore or marginalize these questions, we give credit to this interview for advancing them. As always, reposting here does not imply overall agreement or affiliation on the part of Anti-Imperialism.com or RAIM. -Antonio
Interview conducted and transcribed by Ernesto Aguilar, Thursday, 16 September 2004
Ernesto Aguilar conducted this interview on June 17, 2003, covering Chicano Mexicano liberation, the Southwest and settlerism, for the Latino-culture program Sexto Sol. The show originated from KPFT in Houston, Texas. The collective assessment of Sakai and Aguilar was that the interview was ‘ok’; part of the challenge is making larger revolutionary concepts accessible to a possibly uninitiated radio audience. Please read on with this in mind.
J.Sakai wrote a book in the 1980s called Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat. In it, Sakai takes apart U.S. history, examining the development of the U.S., the white working class and oppressed nationalities, especially Mexicanos, Africans, Native nations and Asians. He tears down popular lies about history, and posts fresh perspectives for revolutionaries of color. Continue reading
Based on a true story, Rabbit Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2002) chronicles the journey home of three Aboriginal children, Molly Graig, her younger sister Daisy and cousin Gracie, who escaped after being abducted by the Australian government. The girls, age 14, 10 and 8, ran away from a government residential school for ‘half-caste’ children in […]
We received this from comrades associated with Mexican National Liberation. We are reposting it here for critical discussion, and, as always, reposting does not imply agreement or affiliation. – Nick Intro This was written for the people in the movement Chicano identified and beyond. It is also a reflection. We need to continue to build, but […]
Georgia Probationers Are No Third World Workers
by Wiawimawo of MIM(Prisons) June 2011
A popular story in the bourgeois press this week gave an interesting side-by-side comparison of the lumpen in the United $tates to the Third World proletariat. The story came on the heels of new repressive practices targeting Latinos in the state of Georgia with immigration laws beginning July 1 of this year. For fear of deportation and imprisonment, both of which restrict their ability to work, migrant labor crews made up of Mexicans and Guatemalans are steering clear of Georgia. As a result fruit is rotting in the fields.(1) The story exposes the extreme parasitism of this country that cannot even harvest its own food. Amerikans are so rich and spoiled that the labor market cannot fill jobs paying above minimum wage if the work is too hard. If the labor market were free and open the jobs would fill up instantly, but Amerikans oppose this vehemently as they cannot maintain exploiter-level incomes without closed borders. In these times of economic crisis many of these parasites would have you believe that they are “struggling to put food on the table.” As they let food literally rot in the fields, we see that just is not true.
Guatemala Syphilis Experiments, Another Crime Against Humanity by the U.S.
-by Antonio Moreno and Terryn Shit Up
Recent news has brought to light another example of the heinous treatment inflicted on the peoples of the world by imperialism. The Tuskegee experiments, a 40 year old officially-condoned “study” during which over 600 Black men with syphilis were tracked by U.S. health officials, is well known. These men were never given adequate treatment, even though penicillin was available. It is now apparent that similar inhumane experiments were inflicted on the peoples of Guatemala as well. These experiments were funded by the US government. The people in Guatamala were purposefully inoculated with syphilis and other diseases and were offered less-than-standard treatment. This is just one of many incidents of unethical medical experiments done against oppressed peoples by U.S. imperialism.
In June 2011 the Guardian(UK) published accounts of survivors of the forced inoculations in Guatemala. One survivor is a 74 year old woman now. She was a 9 year old orphan when she was forcibly inoculated with syphilis in 1946 by U.S. doctors. Orphans, along with prisoners, prostitutes, and conscripted soldiers, were purposefully infected with syphilis and other diseases. Many survivors passed it on to spouses, lovers, and descendants. Survivors call them “the devils experiment.”(1)
By Nikolai Brown US Welfare Cuts Increasingly Affect Emerging Non-White Majority, No Coincidence Low birth rates amongst Whites and migration from exploited countries will lead to the US becoming majority non-White in thirty years. Compared to Whites, this non-White population will also be younger. Thus, it makes sense the Tea Party movement and the Amerikan […]
On May 22nd, 2011, Native youth in the village of Oshweken in the Six Nations of the Grand River reservation territory, near Brantford, Ontario, Klanada, began staging a reclamation of an old police station after decades of petitioning the comprador Band Council to no avail. The reclamation began after a public rally by youth throughout […]
by Nick Brown, originally posted at peopleofcolororganize.com Feminism is a controversial topic amongst Native North Americans. Over the last quarter century, there has been a proliferation of books and essays expressing various views on feminism from Native women’s perspectives. M. Annette Jaimes’s in ‘American Indian Women: At the Center Stage of Resistance in North America’ […]
Reply to Swaneagle: The amerikkkkan majority are imperialists and will never change. Ever. (allpowertothepositive.blogspot.com) An exchange from Facebook, based upon a previous article I posted before the Friday night march at Westlake is support of punishing Ian Birk for the murder of John T. Williams. Italics are Swaneagle. “I read what you wrote. What concerns me are […]
Palestinian Compradors Aid Israel In War Against Palestine (www.antiimperialism.wordpress.com) The newly released ‘Palestine Papers,’ leaked to Al Jazeera and shared with the Guardian, reveal what many Palestinians and international supporters already know and suspect: high-level complicity between members of the Palestinian National Authority (PA) and the Israeli settler-state as part of an ongoing genocide against […]
Recently, Indigenous activist, Dr. Waziyatawin, gave a speech in which she called for the return of Indigenous land and sovereignty “by any means necessary.” Right on! This Indigenous national liberation struggle in the heart of empire– one which RAIM fully supports– needs allies. These allies are not to be found amongst Whites, which throughout history […]
The Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement has long promoted the document ‘Long Live the Victory of People’s War’ by Lin Biao as a historic example of revolutionary Third World unity in the face of imperialism. Recently, the LLCO has uncovered a Spanish translation. The entire document can be found here in Spanish and here in English. Chapter […]