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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:27 AM

Russell Means Freedom



http://www.russellmeansfreedom.com/


Means reawakened Native people to the need for direct action in dealing with the “powers that be.” Contrary to popular belief, there had been a long unbroken string of Native activism throughout the 20th century, but the government-leaning mainstream news media had for the most part managed to keep information of Indian resistance hidden behind the “Buckskin Curtain.” What distinguished Means and the American Indian Movement (AIM) was that they were able to break through the “Curtain” with justifiably sensational tactics that the media could not ignore. The 1973 Wounded Knee occupation and other protests had to be covered, and that riveted the moral conscience of America and the entire world. All just-minded citizens, of all races, creeds and colors, morally supported the actions of AIM. Public opinion in the U.S. was on the side of Means and the warriors of AIM. One thing that was said about AIM in those days was that they would never lose a fight by default; when called upon AIM always showed up.


http://www.russellmeansfreedom.com/2012/the-passing-of-russell-means-was-a-lose-for-the-world/

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:44 AM

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:49 AM

2. Russel Means on European Revolutions

 

http://www.blackhawkproductions.com/russelmeans.html

This "thumb of rule" is worth repeating:

There's a rule of thumb which can be applied here. You cannot judge the real nature of a European revolutionary doctrine on the basis of the changes it proposes to make within the European power structure and society. You can only judge it by the effects it will have on non-European peoples. This is because every revolution in European history has served to reinforce Europe's tendencies and abilities to export destruction to other peoples, other cultures and the environment itself. I defy anyone to point out an example where this is not true.


This speech was given before Zapatista uprising by indigenous Mayan people, which ignited a new global revolutionary cycle based on decentralized horizontal democracy and global solidarity, manifesting in form of OWS etc. In this revolutionary cycle many peoples of European origin are inspired by and learning from indigenous experiences and ways of life. This is a Russel Means revolution.

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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:57 PM

3. Russell Means passed away a few months ago.

I was sorry to hear of his passing. Many years ago, I bought one of his tapes, joined the American Indian Movement and received a T-shirt. Though I am not Native American, I have always been a supporter of Native Americans because of the atrocities committed against them by my white ancestors.

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