I’m thinking about doing a giveaway, for a pair of beaded earrings and another pair of turquoise looking stone. What do you think? It would be in help of promotion of the vendors business! :)
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
I found it incredibly inspiring to hear that the drum is doing such positive things at the Aboriginal High School here in Ottawa. There has been this visible disconnect with the program and the youth since the move from the old location . This is what our culture is supposed to do, lead a path to success and cultural identity. It’s a beautiful thing to hear the positive outcomes.