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Black Mesa Benefit: Support Indigenous Resistance!!

Date:
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Elizabeth Sims
Location Details:
Bound Together Bookstore: An Anarchist Collective Since 1968 at 1369 Haight Street at Masonic. 415-431-8355

Support indigenous resistance in Arizona! Learn about the US Government’s and Peabody Coal’s campaign to destroy the Dine people through eviction, pollution, environmental destruction and other forms of legislative genocide. Come see this academy award-winning film about the struggle, hear from members of the BMIS Caravan that visits the reservation in a supportive capacity each year, and donate to this cause! $5-10 suggested, no one turned away. Refreshments and socializing with your friendly neighborhood radicals included!

Broken Rainbow is the story of the Dine’ people’s contemporary resistance to ongoing colonization of their lands, people, and sovereignty by the US government and its Corporate ally, the Peabody Coal Company. Since 1974 more than 14,000 Dine’ people have been forcibly removed from their ancestral homelands by the U.S government, following the discovery of enormous reserves of low sulfur coal underneath their land. At this moment, Washington D.C. and Peabody Coal are planning ways to expand their occupation of tribal lands to extract mineral & other resources. These plans would exacerbate already devastating environmental and cultural impacts on local communities. The resisting communities of Black Mesa have fought these efforts for three decades by staying on their land and continuing their traditional life-ways, despite ongoing harassment from the government and Peabody Coal. This event benefits Black Mesa residents in organizing caravans of activists and volunteers to bring support to their communities before the approaching winter months.



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