Saturday, July 5, 2014

Apartheid and Manifest Destiny: From Africa to Arizona

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Frente Indígena de Resistencia Eterna
Uncle Sam's Club: COLONIZERS
"There is little doubt that 1776 represented a step forward with regard to the triumph over monarchy. The problem with 1776 was that it went on to establish what I refer to as the first apartheid state."
The Counter-revolution of 1776, Professor Gerald Horn

The humanitarian crisis of the “unaccompanied minors” being collected in unprecedented numbers in US military bases and federal detention centers in Arizona and other southwestern states is in reality the crisis culminating 522 years of colonialism and genocide of the entire continent of Abya Yala.  Flip the frame and imagine we were looking north from South Africa, and the Indigenous Africans were fleeing persecution due to brutal military regimes and criminal cartels, crossing into the Republic of South Africa which is also a residual settler state of the British Empire in Africa just like the USA is on this continent.  What would be the appropriate humanitarian response? And can we even begin to conceptualize an authentic “humanitarian” response if we are not willing to address the underlying causes of the extreme poverty, violence and genocide that is the heritage of European colonization and dehumanization the Indigenous Peoples of Africa, of Abya Yala [aka the Americas], and the world?

The “shock and awe” of continental Regime Change that began here in Abya Yala on October 12, 1492 now imprints the frame of an “immigration crisis at the border”, a PsyOps play from the latest chapter of the shock doctrine narrative of the States of the Americas (not just the USA).  This chapter is called “neoliberalism” and it ends abruptly when the “Patron” runs out of ink due to the global financial crash of 2008.  

The Rancho Grande of Wall Street, who in reality doesn’t just own the entire rancho but has tentacles of empire across the hemisphere and globe, is now facing the double threat of competition in the global markets not just from the old world regimes of Europe and the Middle East, but the prime challenger who is now climbing into the ring that is coming from the west: Ironically, because they are known as the Far East - China and the emergent Asian economies. China has proposed moving the global economy away from and off of the US dollar as the standard of transactions in the global fiat currency systems. In the clinch of competition, the Latin American and Anglo-American elites pull out the tag team strategy and when one pushes the other pulls. It's called the neoliberal "Free Trade" tactic of expropriation of natural reosurces and LABOR that was catapulted forward in 1994 with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). When the neoliberal economic hit men are done with the deal and the national economies are laying like scraps of dead meat from decaying corpses, the NARCO industry steps in not to fill the void but to posess it, to profit off of it and like any good capitalist - to expand the business.
La Niña, La Pinta, La Santa Maria, the Mayflower:
The NAFTA and the NARCO

Meanwhile, back at the ranch the boys in the bunkhouse of the US Congress continue bungling along acting as if they were representatives of the government of the people when in really they are just accomplices, providing the necessary sideshow to divert attention from the real play.

Under the guise of “humanitarian aid” the use of US Army military bases as control centers for unwanted populations is being normalized in full public view, a la Shock Doctrine 2014.  Not for the first time.  All American Indian Reservations were constructed under this same ideology, and with the same goal:  Extermination of the Nations of Indigenous Peoples by any means necessary.  Except it plays better at election time if it is done as a “humanitarian” policy that will contextualize both the right and left versions of the Masters’ Narrative over the next election cycle to be called COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM.


Los bisabuelos de los "Nietos Refugiados" en la frontera lloran sin lagrimas, ya se les acabaron hace mucho.
From the Divine Right of Kings to the Divine Right of States
Doctrine of Discovery
Monroe Doctrine
Connect the blots:
Generations of Genocide
From Honduras to Arizona

The School of the Americas was originally based in Panama, a strong arm extension of the Roosevelt Corollary (1904) to the Monroe Doctrine (1823) : whose domestic dimension was framed the same year by the SCOTUS decision of Johnson v. M'Intosh (1823) : Instituting the codification of the Doctrine of Discovery (1492) as norm in the legal systems of the ALL of colonizing settler states of the : Americas : to be ENFORCED FROM WASHINGTON DC and the PENTAGON with US Military Intervention Mexico (1848) : US Military Intervention El Salvador 1932 : US Military Intervention Guatemala 1954 : US Military Intervention Nicaragua 1981 :  Operation Endgame = The War on Terror (2001- 2014).

500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Guatemala 1991

"Most children who are being held in detention by ICE say they are fleeing their homelands for fear of violence. This also is a product of the mass deportations of gang members who were purged from the US prisons and exported to unleash crime waves in the countries of origin of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.  The blowback from these crime waves, exacerbated by the general economic and political collapse of the failed neoliberal regimes in Latin America, was what the masterminds of Operation End Game considered. The sending of busloads of ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) detainees to cities like Tucson and Phoenix in the middle of summer is a shock doctrine tactic designed to create the justification for the next step of the ENDGAME: normalizing the use of domestic military bases as centers of concentration for the management, control of detainees, in this case ICE.  In your case, ............."

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win
Kali Akuno of US Human Rights Network
Interview with Tupac Enrique Acosta

No Somos Illegales, No Somos Criminales,
Somos Trabajadores de Pueblos Originales

Indigenous Self Determination and US Immigration Reform Legislation 

Anahuac y la Familia Nahuatl: 45,000 - 47,000 Mil Años de Antigüedad

Abya Yala and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848


Interview with Tupak Huehuecoyotl 
Language and Empire: A discussion on the psychological, linguistic and geopolitical dimensions of empire and genocide from the perspective of the Indigenous Peoples movement for Self Determination of Abya Yala [the Americas].


Festival de Resistencia, Rebellion, y Regeneración

Los Comités de Defensa del Barrio
Festival de Resistencia 2012
Las denominaciones de "Latino", "Hispano", "Inmigrante" e "Ilegal" son términos imprecisos e incorrectos para nuestras familias que se derivan de la colonización ilegal de Abya Yala comenzado en 1492, y por lo tanto serán rechazados y resistidos por las familias de los Comités de Defensa del Barrio en el Espíritu de la Verdad de nuestros pueblos ancestrales de Anáhuac y en la REGENERACION de nuestro DERECHO DE AUTO-DETERMINACIÓN como Nican Tlacah, Pueblos Indígenas.


The denominations of "Latino" "Hispanic" "Immigrant" and "Illegal" are inaccurate and incorrect terms for our families that derive from the illegal COLONIZATION of Abya Yala beginning in 1492, and therefore will be challenged and resisted by the families of the Comités de Defensa del Barrio in the Spirit of Truth of our ancestral nations and pueblos of Anahuac and in REGENERATION of our RIGHT of SELF-DETERMINATION as Nican Tlacah, Indigenous Peoples.
Tupac with West at North 
History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America

Location Period Type of Force Comments on U.S. Role
Argentina 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected
Chile 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels
Haiti 1891 Troops Black workers revolt on U.S.-claimed Navassa Island defeated
Nicaragua 1894 Troops Month-long occupation of Bluefields
Panama 1895 Naval, troops Marines land in Colombian province
Nicaragua 1896 Troops Marines land in port of Corinto
Cuba 1898- Naval, troops Seized from Spain, U.S. still holds Navy base at Guantanamo
Puerto Rico 1898- Naval, troops Seized from Spain, occupation continues
Nicaragua 1898 Troops Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur
Nicaragua 1899 Troops Marines land at port of Bluefields
Honduras 1903 Troops Marines intervene in revolution
Dominican Republic 1903-04 Troops U.S. interests protected in Revolution
Cuba 1906-09 Troops Marines land in democratic election
Nicaragua 1907 Troops "Dollar Diplomacy" protectorate set up
Honduras 1907 Troops Marines land during war with Nicaragua
Panama 1908 Troops Marines intervene in election contest
Nicaragua 1910 Troops Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto
Honduras 1911 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war
Cuba 1912 Troops U.S. interests protected in Havana
Panama 1912 Troops Marines land during heated election
Honduras 1912 Troops Marines protect U.S. economic interests
Nicaragua 1912-33 Troops, bombing 20-year occupation, fought guerrillas
Mexico 1913 Naval Americans evacuated during revolution
Dominican Republic 1914 Naval Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo
Mexico 1914-18 Naval, troops Series of interventions against nationalists
Haiti 1914-34 Troops, bombing 19-year occupation after revolts
Dominican Republic 1916-24 Troops 8-year Marine occupation
Cuba 1917-33 Troops Military occupation, economic protectorate
Panama 1918-20 Troops "Police duty" during unrest after elections
Honduras 1919 Troops Marines land during election campaign
Guatemala 1920 Troops 2-week intervention against unionists
Costa Rica 1921 Troops
Panama 1921 Troops
Honduras 1924-25 Troops Landed twice during election strife
Panama 1925 Troops Marines suppress general strike
El Salvador 1932 Naval Warships sent during Faribundo Marti revolt
Uruguay 1947 Nuclear threat Bombers deployed as show of strength
Puerto Rico 1950 Command operation Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce
Guatemala 1954-? Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion and coup d'Etat after newly elected government nationalizes unused U.S.'s United Fruit Company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua; long-term result: 200,000 murdered
Panama 1958 Troops Flag protests erupt into confrontation
Cuba 1961 Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails
Cuba 1962 Nuclear threat, naval Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union
Panama 1964 Troops Panamanians shot for urging canal's return
Dominican Republic 1965-66 Troops, bombing Marines land during election campaign
Guatemala 1966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels
Chile 1973 Command operation CIA-backed coup ousts democratically elected Marxist president
El Salvador 1981-92 Command operation, troops Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash; long-term result: 75,000 murdered and destruction of popular movement
Nicaragua 1981-90 Command operation, naval CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution; result: 50,000 murdered
Honduras 1982-90 Troops Maneuvers help build bases near borders
Grenada 1983-84 Troops, bombing Invasion four years after revolution
Bolivia 1987 Troops Army assists raids on cocaine region
Panama 1989 Troops, bombing Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed
Haiti 1994-95 Troops, naval Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup
Venezuela 2002 Command operation Failed coup attempt to remove left-populist president Hugo Chavez
Haiti 2004- Troops Removal of democratically elected President Aristide; troops occupy country
Honduras 2009 Command operation Support for coup that removed president Manuel Zelaya

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