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#DecolonizeWallStreet

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"While we #occupywallstreet, we must not forget the long and ruthless history of occupation."
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#DECOLONIZEWALLSTREET
#DECOLONIZEWALLSTREET


we are on Lenape and other First Nations! territory
we are on Lenape and other First Nations! territory

































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as the world watches us occupy wall street, let!s not
as the world watches us occupy wall street, let!s not
forget the history of occupation on which this street was built.
forget the history of occupation on which this street was built.
in 1685, the dutch west india company enslaved african
in 1685, the dutch west india company enslaved african
peoples (after failing to "effectively" enslave indigenous
peoples (after failing to "effectively" enslave indigenous
peoples) to construct a wall that barricaded the land white men
peoples) to construct a wall that barricaded the land white men
had seized from native peoples. the dutch called their colony
had seized from native peoples. the dutch called their colony
"new amsterdam" and needed to secure it from the indigenous,
"new amsterdam" and needed to secure it from the indigenous,
who were fighting to take back land they had sustained for
who were fighting to take back land they had sustained for
thousands of years, as well as from british colonizers. the wall
thousands of years, as well as from british colonizers. the wall
secured space for white men to disparately trade shares and
secured space for white men to disparately trade shares and
bonds, until they formalized the practice through the founding
bonds, until they formalized the practice through the founding
of the new york stock exchange in 1792.
of the new york stock exchange in 1792.
colonization continues to this day, with indigenous
colonization continues to this day, with indigenous
communities across the globe still under attack. to dismantle
communities across the globe still under attack. to dismantle
corporate greed and imagine a different world we must make
corporate greed and imagine a different world we must make
connections between the histories of colonialism, genocide,
connections between the histories of colonialism, genocide,
capitalism,
human
trafficking,
globalization,
racism,
capitalism,
human
trafficking,
globalization,
racism,
imperialism, ecocide, patriarchy and so much more.
imperialism, ecocide, patriarchy and so much more.
we are the 99%
we are the 99%

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