The Gruesome Story of Hannah Duston, Whose Slaying of Indians Made Her an Amerikan Folk “Hero”

A century after killing and scalping ten Native Americans, she was memorialized in what might well be the first public statue of a female in America Junius Brutus Stearns, “Hannah Duston Killing the Indians” (1847). Oil on canvas. (Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of R. Chase Lasbury and Sally Nan Lasbury.) by By Barbara Cutter On a […]

“Don’t Surrender, Don’t Sell Out:” The Zapatistas’ First International Gathering of Women Who Struggle

By Heather Gies Zapatista women and thousands of women from around the world listen to the opening address kicking off the first International Political, Artistic, Sporting, and Cultural Gathering of Women who Struggle in the Zapatista Caracol in the Tzots Choj region, Chiapas, Mexico, March 8, 2018. Photo by Heather Gies Women insurgents wearing the […]

Inspired by the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, Puerto Rican Activists Launch Centro De …

Inspired by the Black Panthers and The Young Lords, Centro De Apoyo Mutuo, a group of community activists in Caguas, Puerto Rico offer aid to residents in need. Centro De Apoyo Mutuo (CAM) means Center for Mutual Help. By Tatyana Hopkins (NNPA Newswire Special Correspondent) CAGUAS, Puerto Rico—The last thing you would expect to find […]

The Chains That Bound Blacks and Indigenous Americans

Blacks and Native Americans share a history of enslavement at the hands of European settlers, said Dr Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and author of the new book, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean. […]

How Native Amerikan slaveholders complicate the Trail of Tears narrative @SmithsonianNMAI

Choctaw chief Greenwood LeFlore had 15,000 acres of Mississippi land (above, his Mississippi home Malmaison) and 400 enslaved Africans under his dominion. (Library of Congress) via How Native American slaveholders complicate the Trail of Tears narrative @SmithsonianNMAI

3/31: El Barrio Freedom March for Ana Belen Montes and Nina Droz Franco!

EL BARRIO! WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH FREEDOM MARCH! For the first time in many years, there are 2 female Puerto Rican Political Prisoners in jail during Women’s History Month/International Working Women’s Day!   WE FREED OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA BECAUSE WE TOOK HIS IMAGE AND STORY TO THE STREETS! WE MUST DO THE SAME FOR ANA BELEN […]

Case #90: The Sullivan Expedition, 1779—Genocide of Native Peoples and Scorched Earth in Upstate New York

  Destruction of Indian villages The Crime In June 1779, heavily armed caravans of more than 6,200 American soldiers headed north from Pennsylvania and west from a town near Albany, New York. These forces, under the command of General John Sullivan, comprised about 25 percent of the Continental Army, which had been formed by the […]

“WELCOME TO THE RED ROAD”

BY BRIAN MALDONADO WELCOME TO THE RED ROAD I HOPE YOUR PAYING ATTENTION. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THE RARE OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH OUR EYES. HERE ON THE RED ROAD WE WALK IN STRIFE BUT KEEP ON SINGING. HERE ON THE RED ROAD WE WALK IN TEARS BUT KEEP ON WALKING […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #45: The Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961

In that light, and in that spirit, “American Crime” is a regular feature of revcom.us. Each installment focuses on one of the 100 worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers—out of countless bloody crimes they have carried out against people around the world, from the founding of the U.S. to the present day.   Plan […]