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The 49ers

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On February 2, 2020
Is the Kansas City Chiefs an offensive name? Yes, albeit not quite as horrifying as the Washington Redskins. But is the San Francisco 49ers really much better? No, since the Gold Rush and the following years was a massive exercise in genocide and racial violence: The conditions in the mining camp were rough and crude. […]
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This is the grave of Isaac Stevens. Born in North Andover, Massachusetts in 1818, Stevens had a rough childhood. His father was an unloving taskmaster who forced the boy to work in the sun until he suffered sunstroke. His mother died young and his father married a woman he didn’t like. Moreover, he had some […]
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This is the mass grave for the victims of the 1890 genocidal massacre of the Lakota at Wounded Knee. I assume that everyone knows the story of Wounded Knee, but maybe they don’t, so I guess I will lay it out. The short version is that the United States has committed unspeakable genocide against indigenous […]

Genocide Day

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On October 9, 2017

Another October so it’s another Genocide Day, by which I mean of course the celebration of the genocidal murderer Christopher Columbus running into America like a drunk who stumbles toward his h

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American Genocide

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On August 19, 2016
The esteemed historian Richard White reviews Benjamin Hadley’s new book on the organized American genocide against California Indians and reiterates the utter brutality behind American expansion, a history Americans are simply not willing to deal with at a time when they are happy to, fairly, condemn actions overseas that, once again, American helped create (see, […]
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