Indigenous views on
OccupyingDecolonizing Wall Street
“We don’t need more occupation – we need decolonization and it’s everyone’s responsibility to participate in that because COLONIALISM AFFECTS EVERYONE. EVERYONE! Colonialism also leads to capitalism, globalization, and industrialization. How can we truly end capitalism without ending colonialism? How does doing things in the name of “America” which was created by the imposition of hierarchies of class, race, ability, gender, and sexuality help that?”
The ‘United States’ is only possible because of its still imperial-colonial relations with Native peoples.
What ‘Wall Street’ and the U.S. have become — an imperial-colonial power over the world’s economics and the laws that protect it — is a direct legacy of the fraud and violence committed against Native nations.
Perhaps those who now claim to OCCUPY WALL STREET in the name of reforming America’s economy could remember their history and call it something else. Wall Street is, after all, already an occupied territory.”
via Tequilia Sovereign
**I am full solidarity with the occupy protests/actions, but I cannot simply forget the history of colonialism that has poisoned and continues to disease so many peoples, Indigenous or not. **