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Lee Maracle – Everybody Eats!
Lee Maracle is a Sto:Loh nation grandmother of four and mother of four. Born in North Vancouver, BC and now residing in Innisfil, Ontario, she is a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction. Here she speaks about the history of colonialism, its effect on everyday lives of those living in Canada, and offers a basis for resistance – the host laws of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. These are
1) everybody eats
2) every woman is entitled to a house
3) everyone has access to the wealth of the land
4) only take what you need.
Colonizing the Seed: Genetic Engineering and Techno-Industrial Agriculture
This is a 30-page ‘zine’ that is a detailed outline of agriculture from a specific historical standpoint. Tracing the rise of techno-industrial agriculture means that Western foodways are the focus. This is an excellent read for those who are interested in learning more about contemporary food practices and their colonial nature.
Emotional Politics, or “Solidarity Not Charity: Radical Responses to Poverty”
Here is a short post featuring a discussion of the colonial history of poverty, as well as some common responses to poverty. How can change be made? What has happened in the past? How should that inform our current thoughts and strategies concerning poverty? This site also features posts on political theory and radical philosophy – it is a good resource for those with a hankering for critical thought!
Unsettling America: Resources for Decolonization
Unsettling America is an emerging decentralized network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization throughout Turtle Island and the “Americas.”
Forget Shorter Showers – Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change
In this piece, Derrick Jensen discusses some common methods of creating change. He offers a critique of change that is only personal in scope, and argues that we must organize together if we ever want to make a meaningful intervention into our age characterized by ecological and social devastation. Forget shorter showers and recycling. We must think bigger, and for that, we must think together!