New York City: Protest against Dominican Republic plan to revoke citizenship and rights of Haitian-Dominicans, October 17, 2013.
In late September, 2013, the Dominican Constitutional Court annuled the citizenship of anyone born to noncitizens after 1929. This ruling particularly affects up to 300,000 people in the DR of Haitian ancestry.
In New York City, with large Dominican and Haitian communities, the response to this ruling has been outspoken.
This demonstration, conducted in Creole, Spanish and English, denounced this ruling as a violation of human rights. One speaker — Angel Vicioso from the Dominican community — said it was an attempt by “imperialism to divide two poor countries that shared the same island.”
More demonstrations are in the planning stages.
Photos and report by G. Dunkel
Reblogged from mayan-buddhist-confusion (Originally from fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
From Gregg Deal ; uh, Can you hear us now :) the Redskins, like many other status quo lovers, think this round of disgruntled Indians is going to fade away with the end of the season. We won’t stop :) carry on *HonorTheTreaties
SHARE THIS FREE HTT GRAPHIC, and spread it as far as you can (make it your profile picture, print it, make stickers, make posters, make 100 copies at Kinkos to put in mailboxes… you get the idea).
We know it’s racist. You know it’s racist. Owner Dan Snyder knows it’s racist. Make them #CHANGETHENAME (Art by HTT artist Gregg Deal)
She married me, in spite of the tribe; and she travelled with me, in spite of the tribe. She gave me Zeynab and Omar, in spite of the tribe. [And] when I used to ask her, ‘Why she would take me?’ - like a child, against her chest… ‘Because you are my tribe.’ - N. Qabbani
Reblogged from mayan-buddhist-confusion (Originally from eatlivewear)
As Californians voted down proposition 37, street artist Mear One (a.k.a. Kalen Ockerman) stands up against the production of genetically modified organism with the completion of his newest mural in the parking lot of Wood Café at Washington and Inglewood Boulevards in Los Angeles. The mural was produced in collaboration with Vyal One, Werc, Griffin One and Ernest Doty. The use of overly saturated colors mimics that which is unnatural and toxic within genetically modified food. Mear One literally represents GMO with “the man” juxtaposed near a family standing amongst their own homegrown garden and in resistance to the omnipresent hypnotic GMO man.
Powerful, creative, meaningful.
Reblogged from lastrealindians (Originally from paintingjade)
Washington Redskins host the SanFran 49ers tonight on Monday night football then apparently this happened: Navajo Code talkers were honored by the redskins. With all due respect to the elderly vets Dan Snyder and the redskins are exploiting our people on national TV -they’re pissing down our backs and telling us it’s raining + throwing in free redskin jackets now and press time. Lol GTFOH with this B.S. Snyder’s time has come, his era is gone just like the Indian as mascot practice.
One thing is to honor these amazing veterans who did something truly incredible for this country… However, another is to exploit them to gain “respect” from the Native community which disagrees with the name of the team. C’mon! I don’t agree with their approach to try and smooth something over. It’s almost like when a treaty was broken… “Hey, we are gonna break the treaty but we are gonna give u a cookie to make you feel better.” They must think we are ignorant human beings.
And to all those saying, “Why speak up now after so many years?!” Guess what… The Native community has spoken up throughout the years, however, the internet (social networks, etc) were not around or not as advanced and it wasn’t something media cared to cover. Mascots have been an issue for quite sometime… And a hundred years ago Native’s were happy to just be alive on whatever piece of land they had left. Their focus was to live and sports wasn’t paid attention to on such a large scale like it is today. Make sense much?
We are not Ndn’s with a tomahawk in our hands demanding our land back (although sometimes I wish we would revolt in such a way), but we are simply asking for the same respect that would be given to any other ethnic group. Why do we have to seem over dramatic or stuck in the past for that???!
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