Daily Archives: October 14, 2019

“We’re Still Here”: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to Colonization

Published on Oct 14, 2019
Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas 527 years ago this week, unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. Cities and states across the country are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead to honor centuries of indigenous resistance. Alaska, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin have all officially recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

So have more than 130 cities and counties, from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas to smaller places like Livingston, Kentucky, and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Last week, Washington, D.C., became one of the latest to recognize the holiday. Washington, D.C., the District of Columbia, takes its name from Columbus. We speak with Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes of the Snipe Clan. She is a Mohawk of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She is the executive director of the American Indian Community House in New York.

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Trump’s impeachment inquiry: Effect on U.S. foreign policy

Published on Oct 14, 2019
The Trump administration ruled out White House cooperation with U.S. Congress on an impeachment inquiry, in a letter to the U.S. House Speaker. U.S. President Trump is accused of breaking the law by pressuring Ukraine’s leader to dig up damaging information on a political rival. New developments and details come out each day, and people wonder whether it would lead to a constitutional deadlock. How would it affect the U.S. foreign policy?

Rare world map found in Oxfam shop sells for £3.5k – BBC News

Image copyright Woolley and Wallis Image caption The map of the world, which shows California as an island, was found “soaking wet” and in a broken frame by staff at an Oxfam shop

4 October 2019
A 17th Century map discovered in “a shocking state” in a charity shop has fetched £3,500 at auction in Wiltshire.

The map of the world, which shows California as an island, was found “soaking wet” and in a broken frame by staff at an Oxfam shop in London.

After being dried off with a towel, the charity’s valuer realised it was a rare map by renowned maker John Speed.

Expected to fetch up to £600, it sold for nearly six times its estimate at Woolley and Wallis on Tuesday.

Oxfam valuer Shelley Hitch, said it was in “such a shabby state” it could easily have been thrown away.

“Luckily our staff recognised the potential age of the map when it was dropped off,” she said.

“The careful way it was dried means that despite its poor treatment it has raised a tremendous amount for Oxfam.”

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Green MEPs show solidarity with Trafalgar Square evictees | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction RebellionOct 14, 2019

London 14.10.2019 The Rebellion will take place across the globe from 7th October.

Massive Attack Visited XR Sites | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

Oct 14, 2019

Massive Attack visited XR sites with backpacks containing mini PA systems and gave a voice to the protestors.

Greta Thunberg speech projected onto the UK Parliament | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction RebellionOct 13, 2019

Filmed in London [13.10.2019] by Zoe Broughton and Jon Corbett and presented by Ronan Harrington. The Rebellion will take place across the globe from 7th October.

“Children listen up… by the time we’re 21 there won’t be no more chocolate” | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion Oct 14, 2019

“We won’t be beaten by the people who would rather have a pocket full of money than a planet full of life”, from this emotive reading, one of the many young people taking part in the Rebellion calls on us all to ACTNOW.