Tag Archives: Colonization

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is over. Now what?

Tweet Well, Indigenous Peoples’ Day — what some still think is Columbus Day — has come and gone. After a day of celebrating indigenous resistance across the Americas, what’s an activist to do with their holiday hangover? Keep learning! Let’s take this year’s Indigenous People’s Day as a kick in the pants to stay educated [...]
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Feministing Jamz: What Las Cafeteras’ “This Land” says about land & power

Tweet Last week I wrote about a little yoga studio challenging big things in East LA. People’s Yoga might seem like a simple spot for some fun exercise, but with each class it offers, it challenges deeply entrenched systems of white supremacy and economic inequities. This week People’s Yoga co-founder Leah Gallego’s band, Las Cafeteras, is doing [...]
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Shorter Romney advisors: Colonizer recognize colonizer

TweetMitt Romney’s foreign policy advisors told the press that part of what makes Mittens a better choice than Obama is that he has a stronger relationship and understanding of the shared history between the US and the UK. Why? Because he is anglo-saxon. Via the Daily Telegraph, In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial [...]
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CLPP 2012: Colonized Spaces, Criminalized Bodies

Tweet  At this year’s Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program Conference, “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice” at Hampshire College  I attended a really engaging workshop that addressed the vital intersections created by the ongoing legacies of colonialism. The aim was to address the impacts of aggressive over-policing of communities of color and criminalization of poor people, [...]
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