Category Archives: Civil & Human Rights

Menominee 7th Grader Suspended for Speaking Our Language at Catholic Youth Indoctrination Centre

Sacred Heart Catholic Youth Indoctrination Center, Shawano

Slightly personal rant: Being a Menominee myself who has family quite involved in the language restoration project (as this young women’s is), I heard about this almost as soon as it happened. I’ve also been to Shawno dozens of times throughout my life as some of my family lives there and its like 10-15 minutes from the rez. I’ve always hated that place. Normally when I go to the US, especially to New England where my fiancee’s family is from, I am made ill by the row after row of American flags, well in Shawno its practically row after row of CSA flags. The crackers in that town, who make up a clear majority, can practically smell an Indian coming. Anti-native sentiment from them is nothing new. In fact, I wouldn’t say that this incident was even much of a surprise because of the town’s history. So let me reiterate, fuck Shawno, Wisconsin. When the revolution comes I will personally burn that town to the ground. Read the rest of this entry

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Troy Davis’ Final Letter to His Supporters

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail. Read the rest of this entry

Free Palestine Movement Announces New Flotilla with AIM Representative

The Free Palestine Movement announces the Nour al-Haqiqa (Light of Truth) Flotilla vessel and its goal of reaching Gaza. American Indian Movement representative Jimbo Simmons, Choctaw, is among those making plans to be on the vessel.

During an interview broadcast at the Protecting Mother Earth Gathering in North Dakota July 28-31, Simmons said he is making plans to be on the vessel. Simmons was also in Greece in June, waiting to leave on the Free Gaza Flotilla that was halted.

The Free Palestine Movement made a public announcement of plans for the Nour al-Haqiqa Flotilla vessel today. Read the rest of this entry