VA #16, DC #1, and MD #11 -> New Bicycle Friendly State Ranking Released
Washington state is #1, not DC. DC isn’t even listed.
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URGENT PLEASE REPOST:
Robocalls are occurring in Massachusetts saying to vote Warren/Obama WEDNESDAY due to Sandy:
LIES. WE VOTE TUESDAY NOV 6
#RomneyLiarLiarLiar #Fraud #Desperate #Disgusting
Not privilege, but REBLOG IT FOR YOUR MASS FOLLOWERS, BLAST IT.
Reblogging for unapologetic bullshit from the GOP
One of the best political cartoons I’ve seen.
wow. i’m speechless.
Oh shit. When it hits you what this is… Damn.
i thought y’all were being sarcastic
then i saw it
Accurate cartoon is accurate.
This is the last day of the American Indian War and this is a picture of the Wounded Knee Massacre, those bodies are the Native Americans
“There was a woman with an infant in her arms who was killed as she almost touched the flag of truce … A mother was shot down with her infant; the child not knowing that its mother was dead was still nursing … The women as they were fleeing with their babies were killed together, shot right through … and after most all of them had been killed a cry was made that all those who were not killed or wounded should come forth and they would be safe. Little boys … came out of their places of refuge, and as soon as they came in sight a number of soldiers surrounded them and butchered them there.” - Wašíčuŋ Tȟašúŋke or American Horse of the Oglala Lakota tribe
the Indian Wars did not end in 1890. without discounting the horrors of the massacre at Wounded Knee or the subsequent ramifications for US-NDN policy/violence on a national level, as someone who studies indigenous narratives on genocide and massacre, I can tell you that the above account is sickeningly not unique. for example, it’s really truly nauseating to see the unifying thread that is the methodologies of violence connecting Wounded Knee, Camp Grant, Sand Creek, Tuluwat, and other 19th century massacres…tell me why those methodologies were the same that were taught to School of the Americas-educated mercenaries sent to Central America? why they’re the same extrajudicial violence tactics used by US troops to torture Iraqis nearly beyond recognition (important to note that the US military has referred to Iraq as Indian Country)?
the Indian Wars did not end in 1890. smaller-scale massacres similar to Wounded Knee occurred officially thru the 1920s, though it’s arguable that genocide has been the defining characteristic of US policy towards Natives throughout the 20th & 21st centuries and though the methodology of murder may have changed, it’s hardly stopped. Native children were still being held as slaves well into the early 20th century, and they were stolen and enrolled in genocidal boarding schools thru the 1970s. the US gov’t’s initial testing of Agent Orange, nuclear bombs, and an array of toxic pesticides were all done on Native lands. sure, any history of Wounded Knee has to include the horrendous massacre in 1890, but it better also include the 122 years of violence and resistance (including the 1973 incident!) afterwards.
the Indian Wars did not end in 1890. considering rates of sexual violence against Native women (34% in the US; not to mention the horrific stats on missing and murdered NDN women), Native teen suicide (3.5x higher than the US average), the vast environmental devastation taking place on Native lands (see: tar sands, mining, radiation testing, toxic waste disposal, water theft, etc), the day to day racism and corresponding cavalier treatment of murder of indigenous peoples, the continued destruction of sacred sites and denial of rights to religion, the refusal to recognize existing tribes and honor treaties, the continued threats to tribal sovereignty, the increasing violence to indigenous peoples along the US borders, and the oftentimes life-threatening conditions in the
POW campsreservations Native communities have been relegated to, it’s obvious that the genocidal US gov’t is still fighting their part in the war. Natives, for their part, have similarly not abandoned the fight—the sheer strength and resistance within Native communities shows this to be true.
in the words of Leslie Marmon Silko: “Deep down the issue is simple: The so-called “Indian Wars” from the days of Sitting Bull and Red Cloud have never really ended in the Americas. The Indian people of southern Mexico, of Guatemala and those left in El Salvador, too, are still fighting for their lives and for their land against the “cavalry” patrols sent out by the governments of those lands. The Americas are Indian country, and the “Indian problem” is not about to go away.” (The Border Patrol State—see link in my free education tab)
the Indian Wars did not end in 1890. the Indian Wars are an ongoing reality as long as Native peoples have to fight for survival.