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West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist March
Date Saturday October 06
Time 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at Justin Herman Plaza at the end of Market St in San Francisco: 2pm Rally, 3pm March
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorDecolonize the New World 2012
Columbus Day 2012 marks the 520 year anniversary of the genocidal and ecocidal project of Empire building and colonial expansion that began with the conquistador invasion of this continent and continues to this day through the daily violence and exploitation of global capitalism.

It also marks the 20 year anniversary of the first American Black Bloc which disrupted the 1992 Columbus Day Parade in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.

This year during Columbus Day weekend, a West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist convergence is being organized in San Francisco. As a contribution to this effort, we are calling for friends and comrades to gather at 2pm on Saturday, October 6 for a rowdy march through the heart of the city's financial district.

We will honor the memories of all those who fought back and resisted the onslaught of empire over the past five centuries by unleashing the power of our own resistance in the very heart of capitalism on the West Coast. We are proud to stand in solidarity with others whose fierce struggles continue to hold off the machinery of domination and exploitation.

We draw inspiration from the countless struggles of indigenous resistance to capitalist projects of development and expansion: from the mountains of Black Mesa, where elders fiercely protect their way of life in the shadow of a coal mine, to the rebel autonomous municipality of Chéran in Michoacán, México where both the repressive forces of the state and the drug cartels have been expelled while loggers infringing upon indigenous territory have been chased off communal lands, to the far north of Canada where indigenous peoples block roads and disrupt plans for expanding resource extraction while students and radicals in Montreal riot outside the gates of the Plan du Nord summit. These brave fighters motivate us to spread the fires of resistance in the ongoing struggles against colonialism and capitalism.

It is also fitting that October 7 marks the 11 year anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, another brutal example of colonial domination's recent manifestations. We invite all those who stand in opposition to Empire and in solidarity with the struggles of the Afghan people to join us on this march.

The Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist March will gather at Justin Herman Plaza for a rally at 2pm and the march will begin at 3pm sharp. Stay tuned for additional details and ways to get involved.

This action is part of the Decolonize the New World 2012: West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist Convergence in San Francisco during Columbus Day weekend. The convergence is being called for by Decolonize and Anti-Capitalist comrades in the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area.

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by Tony
Sunday Sep 9th, 2012 9:40 AM
I'm glad that this year it will be aimed at the real powers that be instead of disrupting what many Italian -Americans consider to be far more of a Ethnic celebration than a celebration of early imperialism . B of A founder not withstanding most Italian -Americans are working class who's homes are being foreclosed upon, jobs ''downsized ''etc.
Just saying --
by lone wander
Friday Sep 21st, 2012 1:25 AM
There hasn't been an anti-cap in the bay since Nov 2nd General Strike in Oakland, ca
by United Native Americans
Tuesday Sep 25th, 2012 11:39 PM
Retire Columbus Day

INDIGENOUS DAY OF RESISTANCE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS RALLY & MARCH to Decolonize the World on the Truth of Christoper Columbus & his Insidious Hate Crimes he Committed Against the Indigenous Peoples of The Americas Known as Turtle Island.

Our Peaceful March will begin from foot of Jefferson and Stockton Streets located near Fisherman's Wharf to Coit Tower Rally in Front of the Columbus Statue

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

From 10:00am -1:00pm

Press Conference from Noon to 1:00pm at Coit Tower in Front of the Columbus Statue

Fisherman's Wharf
Foot of Jefferson and Stockton
Coit Tower
Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, CA

We as United Native Americans, Founded in 1968 in the San Francisco Bay Area Call for an Educational Rally to Decolonize the World on Retiring the Nation's Oldest Italian Heritage Parade's Celebration of Christopher Columbus since 1869, which was San Francisco's First Columbus Day Celebration. Ending the 144 Year Celebration of Christopher Columbus so called "Discovery of America" and Ending 520 Year's of the Celebration of the Criminal Genocide inflicted upon the Indigenous People of the Americas. We as United Native Americans Refute the Doctrine of Discovery. We Demand that The United States Government Retire the Celebration of Christoper Columbus and We Demand that The United States Government Sign Into Law & Implement The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Ending the 144 Year Celebration of Christopher Columbus and Ending 520 Years and Counting of Genocide inflicted on the Indigenous People of the Americas.


1876 California accepted a Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella Statue from Darius Ogden. The statue is displayed in the Rotunda of the State Capital. Valued at $30,000, it was crafted by Larkin G. Mead in Florence, Italy.

1892 President Harrison declared October 12, 1492 as the day America was discovered by Christopher Columbus.

1909 California declared October 12 a legal holiday, to be known as "Discovery Day."

1911 Assemblyman Dismo M. De Negri of San Francisco changed the name of the holiday to "Columbus Day."

1910 President Taft declared October 12 to be a legal U.S. holiday.

1915 The San Francisco Columbus Day Committee was organized by the Salesian Fathers of St. Peter and Paul's Church in the heart of North Beach.


Retiring the Nation's Oldest Italian Heritage Parade & Ending the Celebration of Columbus. 1869, San Francisco's First Columbus Day Celebration is held, marking the first time in San Francisco and America that Italian-Americans gathered and held a parade to honor the accomplishments of Italians, as well as the first Italian-American, Christopher Columbus.

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UNA Co-Founder Dr. Jack Forbes argues that Native Americans discovered Europe before Europeans discovered America."

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Dr. Lehman Brightman-International President of UNA On Christopher Columbus

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For More Information
Contact: United Native Americans,Inc.

Quanah Parker Brightman
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by Andrew
Friday Sep 28th, 2012 3:54 AM
Fifty one years ago a bonesman McGeorge Bundy got into the White house and pressured Kennedy into having the colony of West Papua (West New Guinea) become a UN trust to be administrated by Indonesia pending an "act of self-determination" (vote) no later than 1969. . .

But Indonesia in 1967 sold mining rights to America for a mine designed by Bechtel in San Francisco. The Kennedys were dead by 1969 when they needed to remind the UN that West Papua is a UN trust territory irrespective of the Indonesian occupation, and over 400,000 people have been killed to keep the mine open and stop West Papuans reaching the UN. . .

PLEASE say no to the slow motion genocide and mining of West Papua
So speak out real loud and tomorrow when you wake up it will be a different world. NOT!
by black bloced
Sunday Sep 30th, 2012 3:31 PM
Wednesday Oct 3rd, 2012 2:58 PM
I'm sick of protesting with a bunch of boring nerds who just stand and walk around like dumb ass sheep. The only way to change things is to break things and burn shit. No more talking. I'm tired of that shit. Fuck the bullhorn. break that shit and throw it in the dumpster and set it on fire. Fuck all this crap. Fuck the system.