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The US at the abyss: What did we learn from the child separation policy?

After several weeks of shock, horror, tears, and rage, we are back from the abyss of war crimes and a level of racial terrorism that seemed unimaginable since the Civil Rights Era. Make no mistake, this was a defining moment … Continue reading

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New Landmark Book Documents Genocide by Design in California

A recently published book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 by Benjamin Madley, provides a thorough and exhaustive review of the well-documented but poorly-known genocide of Native Americans in California, primarily after the Gold Rush.  Madley … Continue reading

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If the Buffalo is the National Mammal, is Biological Warfare the National Military Strategy?

In an all-too-common example of revisionist history, NPR’s story of the bison becoming the “National Mammal” recounted the near-extinction of the species during American expansion while completely failing to mention that the buffalo slaughter was a deliberate military strategy in the ethnic cleansing of Native … Continue reading

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Remembering Genocide in the Sacramento Valley

This story is breaking out across Indian Country: History Professor Denies Native Genocide: Native Student Disagrees, Gets Expelled From Course The ultimate irony is that the university is Sacramento State.  Though no one much talks about it, the Sacramento Valley … Continue reading

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California closer to banning Redskins team names

The California State Assembly passed a bill banning “redskins” as a team mascot in public schools.  The vote was 57-9.  It still needs to go to the State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown, and the odds look good there. California … Continue reading

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Federal Court Victory for Oglala and Rosebud Sioux Children

The Geneva Convention defines genocide as “…any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily … Continue reading

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