Posted by: quiscus | November 26, 2010

November 26, 2010

“Mumia Abu Jamal: The Meaning of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving means in his word:

“To this day, I can hardly bear to think of that quintessentially American holiday – Thanksgiving .

Centuries later what can Thanksgiving Day mean to Natives Peoples…

Thank you for stealing our land? Thank you for wiping out our people?

Thank you for placing a remnant of our once great numbers on rural ghettoes called Reservations?

Thank you for abolishing most of our ancient traditions?

Thank you for poisoning what little Indian lands remain with Uranium.

Thank you for poisoning lands inhabited with Whites.

Thank you for letting Indians fight in American wars against our people .”

Even as citizens of the United States are waking up to the need for mass civil disobedience and non -cooperation against the militarization hemorrhaging their savings and social security with 25 % unemployment and even as the citizens of the NATO powers face economic insecurity and uncertainty of a kind that they have not faced in half a century, they must understand what the policies of militarization of their government have done to peoples throughout the world and now devouring the employment , saving , social security and well being of their own people.”

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