A CALL TO JOIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STANDING ROCK REBELLION. “We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values.. . We must rapidly begin… the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets … More A CALL TO JOIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STANDING ROCK REBELLION.
What is Internalized Oppression? This is one of the most pressing questions facing all groups struggling against oppression from Global Capitalism/Empire. Internalized Oppression is when oppression from the system invades our unconscious minds in the forms of domestic violence, gang violence, racism, sexism, classism and homophobia. We are unconscious of it because we have been … More Internalized Oppression — What is it?
Thoughts from a long term Indigenous organizer on deepening and strengthening our movement. What do we as a people, need to know? — Our History. From time immemorial, we were here in this land, called Turtle Island in the North America and Pachamama in South America. There were approximately 100 million of us. Beginning in … More Idle No More, Eagle and the Condor and the new Green Corn Alliance
Call For a Conference on the New Green Corn Alliance: Transformative Organizing for a new Red State. It has been six months since the Occupy movement came to Tulsa. As someone who has been in ‘the movement’ in its various forms since the ’60’s I have had the privilege of being a part of its … More Call For a Conference on the New Green Corn Alliance
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Minty-Fresh™. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s. In … More 2010 in review
The Road, is a movie based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy. Like all movies, it reflects the times and the context of our current society. In this case, the collapse of capitalism as the dominant force in the U.S. and the world. The current unregulated Global Capitalism, has little regard for the long term … More The Road – A Metaphor for the Collapse of Capitalism, and Why We Need to “Keep Hope Alive”
After reading The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, by David Korten and The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, by Richard Heinberg, I am even more convinced of the necessity of creating a new civilization here in the Western Hemisphere based on Indigenous values. Korten’s analysis of the 5,000 … More After Reading ‘The Great Turning’
This is the edited text of a speech I gave at the Cultural Workers Conference, February, 1975, in San Francisco. This picture is the drawing I did for a mural on the Wounded Knee occupation that was painted on a wall of the San Francisco Indian Center on 16th and Valencia in 1975. I would … More Native American Culture in the Light of Revolutionary Possibilities
Roberto Mendoza, of the Eagle-Quetzal-Condor Media Project talks at the Reclaiming Columbus Day rally in Portland, ME on the need for a new civilization based on indigenous values in the Western Hemisphere. Click on the greyed out link below, or go to: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/video/?id=1059885948
As we look at our communities across the U.S. we see deep problems and hopeful possibilities, especially among our youth. The scourge of poverty, drugs and crime have torn apart families, killed and incarcerated too many of our youth and raised the level of gang violence in our neighborhoods/barrios. A ruling class policy of … More Creating the New Rainbow Warriors: Liberation and Restorative Justice – vs Gangs and Civil War