No Thanks Genocide Day!
November 23, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
by Travis Morales
As U.S. capitalism-imperialism prepares
An orgy of gluttony and patriotism for Thanksgiving,
Police attack Native people and those standing up with them
To stop the poisonous and genocidal Dakota Access Pipeline.
For what do we have to give thanks?
Give thanks for 400 years of genocide against the Native peoples?
Give thanks for the poisoning of the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux?
Give thanks for the modern-day genocide against the Standing Rock Sioux?
Give thanks for the poisoning of the entire planet?
Give thanks for the rubber bullets shot point blank at water protectors?
Give thanks for the mace sprayed in people’s faces?
Give thanks for the concussion grenade that almost tore off Sophia Wilansky’s arm?
Give thanks for racist taunts of “prairie n***er” Native people have faced for generations?
Give thanks for decades of boarding schools for Native children where their hair was cut and they were beaten for speaking their native tongues?
No. No. No.
We will never give thanks to this nightmare of a country,
A country that rains down death and destruction
On people here and around the planet.
We’re at a crucial juncture.
The fighters at Standing Rock are defending the lives, water, and humanity of the Standing Rock tribe,
Standing up against centuries of genocide against all Native peoples in America
And against the further destruction of Earth’s environment.
What takes place here can help fuel a more defiant and determined spirit of resistance
Against all this system’s crimes—
Including the election of Trump.
Now, more than ever…
People must resist and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline!
Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline!
This is a crucial juncture. Everyone needs to express clear, unequivocal, and public support for the fighters at Standing Rock, who are not only defending the lives, water, and humanity of the Standing Rock tribe, but standing up against centuries of genocide against all Native peoples in America, and against the further destruction of the Earth’s environment. What takes place at Standing Rock can contribute to fueling a more defiant and determined spirit of resistance against all this system’s crimes—including the election of Trump.
Now, more than ever, people must resist and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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