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FEAR OF A BLACK BLOC PLANET

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    This episode of It's The End of The World
    And I Feel Fine
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    was made possible by contributions from
    slaves like you; spank you very much.
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    ... And I was horrified, y'know?
    I mean, I'm frightened for my cops.
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    Chief Thomas Nestel reacting to this video.
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    Watch as the suspect Ernest Hayes,
    who police say was avoiding arrest,
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    throws Septa police officer Samuel Washington
    on the ground and pins him under a bench.
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    Police say he was wanted in connection with
    a Septa ticket scam,
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    when officer Washington stopped him,
    this is what happened.
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    The chief says not a single Septa passenger
    called for help,
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    but this lady did take out her phone to record the fight.
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    [ *MUSIC: It's the end of the world
    as we know it, and I feel fiiiiine
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    Goooooooood morning, slaves
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    and welcome to another sedition of It's The
    End of The World And I Feel Fine.
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    The show that asks the question
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    "What would you guys do
    if you saw a cop getting beat up?"
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    "I asked that question of
    lots of people on the street today,
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    most of them said they would
    pick up their phones to record the fight."
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    [ GENTLE PIANO MUSIC PLAYS ALONG WITH
    SOUNDS OF PUNCHES
    ]
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    [ *ADVERTISER VOICE: "Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera."
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    [ STIMULATOR ] I am your host Stimulator, & it has been a hot second since i've done a fucking show,
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    but before we look at the riot porn
    from Mexico and Brazil,
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    I'd like to pay tribute to Herman Wallace,
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    the badass freedom fighter who was locked up
    in solitary confinement for 41 fuckin years
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    for co-founding one of the 1st prison chapters
    of the Black Panthers.
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    Even though Wallace was dying of liver cancer,
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    the motherfuckin' state would not let
    this valiant brother out.
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    That is, until the judge granted him freedom
    just days before his death.
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    Wallace's case is not unique,
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    as dozens of political prisoners
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    in the united snakes
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    are denied medical care and humane treatment
    on a regular fuckin' basis.
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    These folks gave up their freedom to fight for yours,
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    so to help these homies out, visit the
    Anarchist Black Cross Federation website at
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    [ SCREAMING IN RUSSIAN ]
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    Speaking of political prisoners, Pussy Riot's
    Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, or Nadia,
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    has gone missing for a few days.
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    Russian prison pigs say
    she is in transit to another jail,
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    but her peeps are worried about her safety.
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    Pussy Riot is a russian punk band
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    that got worldwide notoriety after rocking out a song
    called "Virgin Mary Put Putin Away"
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    at an orthodox church in moscow.
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    The ladies were given harsh prison sentences
    for expressing their rage at the russian president,
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    who has been treating this territory
    as his own personal fifedom
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    since taking power over 10 fucking years ago.
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    Recently, Greenpeace activists have been locked up by russkie pigs
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    for trying to board an oil platform
    owned by russian oil giant Gazprom,
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    and activists opposing a new anti-gay law
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    get routinely attacked by homophobes and the cops,
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    this is about to get more interesting
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    as the 5 cockrings of death
    penetrate russian territory next year.
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    Buuuuuut Olympic repression is nothing new.
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    In the land of tacos right before the 1968 olympics,
    homocidal mexican soldiers
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    fired upon and murdered hundreds of protesters
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    in what is now known as the
    massacre of Tlatelolco.
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    Buuuuuut, like Anonymous, the motherfuckin' mexican resistance says
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    ehhhhh.... pentaco!
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    thousands of peeps rolled up into the streets of mexico city
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    to pay tribute to the fallen comrades.
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    Anarchists lit up the scene
    by hurling molotov cocktails,
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    and fiercely beat back the mexican pigs.
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    Buuuuut, this insurrectionary moment was not limited to mexico city.
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    And anarcho homies in Oaxaca showed their fucking cochinos that what happened in '68
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    would never happen again.
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    Check this shit out.
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    The Oaxacan cops shouldnt be surprised
    by this awesome demonstration of street power,
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    as memories from the 2006 insurrection
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    reminded them of the time when comrades and teachers kicked them out of their fucking city.
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    Speaking of pissed of teachers...
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    educators in brazil invaded the streets of rio
    to demand higher wages.
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    Teachers have been on strike since august
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    but the government seems more keen
    to spend money on other useless shit.
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    " The military has the money to support, to bring, olympiads, and the world comes,
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    where's the money for education and for our health
    and for everything else?
    "
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    Black Blocs have been deployed on these protests,
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    once again bringing international attention
    to this tactic of tactics.
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    I asked author Chris Hedges if he had been following the Black Bloc during the brazil teachers strike.
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    [ Hedges ] Y'know, I have been following that,
    because the brazilian papers have interviewed me,
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    um, and, uh, a lot of people in the unions,
    and a lot of people in brazil
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    are quite angry with the Black Bloc.
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    [ STIMULATOR ] Actually Hedges?
    You're dead fucking wrong.
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    Brazil's teachers union has vowed unconditional
    support for people engaging in Black Bloc,
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    citing many instances in qhich anarchists protected the teachers from the violence of the police.
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    Alex Trentino, who is the general coordinator
    of the teachers union stated:
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    Now, Hedges, are you finally fuckin ready
    to throw your support behind Black Bloc?
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    [ HEDGES ] Sure.
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    [ PUSSY RIOT SINGING IN RUSSIAN ]
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    [ STIMULATOR ] A few weeks ago i was
    camping at a blockade initiated by
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    members of the Mi`kmaq Warriors Society
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    to stop a motherfracking mining company
    called South Western Energy, or SWINE,
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    for exploring their traditional territory for natural gas.
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    This had been an escalation
    after many motherfucking months
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    of people getting their asses beat,
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    by the murderous villains of the Royal Colonial Mounted Poniners.
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    or, RCMPigs.
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    [ SCOTT THOMPSON ] You loser!
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    You pig!
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    You piece of pork!
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    Whatre you got in there?
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    Like some bacon-cured PIG???
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    snortsnortsnort
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    im a big pig! i'm a big pig!
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    SNORT!SNORT!SNORT!...
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    [ STIMULATOR ] The Warriors held their ground,
    stopping all motherfracking activity in the area,
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    until Roctober 17th
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    when over 200 beligerent, steroid filled pork stables
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    descended on the camp
    like jack-booted fascist stormtroopers.
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    This has to be the scariest shit i ever been through,
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    but i managed to fake being a badass long enough
    to avoid shitting in my pants.
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    [ HIGH PITCHED SCREAMING ]
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    In the end, the real heroes that day
    were the folks from the community
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    who came to support the Warriors and
    stood their ground until all the pigs were gone.
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    Oh yeah, and they managed to torch
    6 of their fucking pigmobiles.
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    In the aftermath of the raid,
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    there's been much shit-talking about
    the Warrior Society by the mainstream media.
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    "*...reluctant to crack down on
    organized indian crime,
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    "as opposed to... organized hells angels crime
    or mafia crime."
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    "So, it's not just a social guilt,
    it's our politicians' fear."
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    "Oh, they remember the Oka standoff where heavily armed Oka Mohawk warriors"
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    "stared down the canadian forces and a
    quebec policeman was murdered."
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    [ STIMULATOR ] But in the end, those chode rockers don't really know shit about the Warriors.
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    " Warriors... come out to playayyy"
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    [ STIMULATOR ] No nanananana not those Warriors.
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    These Warriors:
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    [ FROM FILM ] The warriors act immediately,
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    they use a front end loader abandoned by the Sûreté du Québec to make several barricades;
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    this time, on the main highway, the 344."
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    [ STIMULATOR ] In 1990 the Warrior's Socirty gained international notoriety
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    for beating back both the canadian army
    and the pigs,
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    from the Mohawk community of Kanesatake,
    in what is now known as the Oka Crisis.
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    To find out more about the Warrior Society,
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    i spoke with Clifton Nicholas of Kanesatake.
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    Hey Clifton, how the fuck are you?
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    [ CLIFTON ] Im fuckin great, man.
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    [ STIMULATOR ] Soooo... just what the fuck is
    the Warrior Society?
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    [ CLIFTON ] I have to state, I do not represent the Warrior Society,
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    I do not speak on their behalf,
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    uh, and I don't even say "they"
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    because everybody has this misnomer that the Warrior Society is an organization, it's not.
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    It's a movement.
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    It's like... of course in the media they try to paint a picture like the Warrior movement
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    is like organized crime or some kind of
    almost like a biker gang,
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    when we're not, it has nothing
    to do with that.
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    There are people who confuse...
    between beign a gangster and being a warrior.
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    There's a very big difference between the two.
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    There's a line that divides the two.
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    The warrior society is a movement
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    that came to, in the late 60's, early 70's,
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    kinda coincides with the start of the
    American Indian Movement,
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    and also the rights movements that were going on during 1960's,
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    the Civil Rights movement and so on.
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    And the warrior movement just simply
    a rekindling of the duties and responsibilities
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    of men and women in traditional societies,
    and the roles & duties in defense of their people.
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    and it's part of the Longhouse,
    the Longhouse people,
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    the Great Law, Gayanashagowa,
    all governs the actions of this movement.
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    There are some, I feel that they take the movement,
    they try and separate it from the Longhouse,
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    and try to separate it from that, try to have it, something that's gonna be self-regulating,
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    it doesn't work that way.
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    The warrior movement is part of the Longhouse,
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    the Longhouse controls the warrior movement.
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    And the warriors, there's no membership criteria,
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    except being Ongweoweh, meaning native,
    being Indigenous,
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    and having Gayanashagowa in your heart.
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    Theres the warrior flag that you see from 1990
    with the Mohawk on it.
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    That's one flag,
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    but the original Mohawk flag has a man and a
    woman, this is what it's supposed to be right?
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    It's not a male-dominated movement.
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    It' the women who have a big part
    to play in this movement.
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    And you hear the media talk about "well the warriors are hiding behind the women."
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    First of all, you don't tell a Mohawk woman what
    to do, y'know, she won't take it from you.
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    She'll do what she wants to do.
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    And that's what... we've known that, we had that wisdom to say that women have their place,
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    and they have a right to do what they're doing,
    and have a right to take part in everything.
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    So then in 1990 when you seen the warriors there, and the women were approaching the police,
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    tellin them y'know that they have to move,
    you have to go,
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    what theyre doing is... they're not...
    the men are not hiding behind the women.
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    The women are actually protecting our adversaries,
    they're protecting them from us.
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    It's their duty and their role,
    to first put that olive branch, right?
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    Bring out that laurel, here, lets discuss this,
    let's negotiate,
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    and they refused to negotiate with us,
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    so then, y'know, the final step is the women,
    the women pull back and the men take over.
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    And this is the thing, it's a big decision to make.
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    In the traditional world, the way we look at it as Kanien’kehá:ka people, which is Mohawk,
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    Kanien’kehá:ka people, it's the women who are in charge of warfare,
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    it's the women who call the shots, it's the women
    who decide that men will go to war,
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    not men, it's not a male decision.
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    Women will say to the men "now you can go to war,
    i'll bury the fire, put out the flames,
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    I put out the hearth, you can't come home to the hearth, there's nothign here,
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    "you have to go out and fight"
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    That's a woman's decision.
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    [ STIMULATOR ] And can you explain
    what the Longhouse is?
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    [ CLIFTON ] OK the Longhouse is, it's basically
    what we call ourselves,
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    um, it's based on a traditional dwelling
    that we used to live in,
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    which is an elongated family dwelling.
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    ... a matrilocal dwelling, where the clan would live.
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    In our society, our lineage and descent
    goes through the women,
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    so it would be the woman's, the matriarch's house,
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    which is long, with many fires for different families,
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    So you have a nuclear family of a mother, a father
    or husband, and their child,
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    they'd be a family, and each of these families
    would share a hearth with another one.
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    So it'd be an elongated house.
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    So the Confederacy of Iroquois Nations
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    we would call it our Haudenosaunee in Mohawk,
    or Onandaga as Haudenosaunee,
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    which literally means The People of The Longhouse.
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    And this is a symbol of what we use
    as a symbol of our people.
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    If you look on the spiritual and political end of it,
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    the Longhouse is the structure that was used
    to meet and have ceremonies in.
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    So our political structures would be
    in the Longhouse,
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    and our religious ceremonies would be
    in the Longhouse.
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    So you hear the pan term "Longhouse",
    Longhouse people,
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    you hear Iroquois people saying this often.
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    [ STIMULATOR ] I've heard peeps say that
    there's similarities
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    between anarchists and some traditional cultures,
    what the fuck?
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    Yeah, as anarchists I think it's a natural thing,
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    for Haudenosaunee people to be anarchists.
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    I always liked the, one of the quotes, I don't know
    what his name was,
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    maybe you could find it and research, he's a Jesuit,
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    who wrote about Haudenosaunee people,
    and Mohawks in particular,
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    and I love what he said when he said
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    "Each and every one of them are sovereign
    unto themselves,
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    they follow no one
    and they take orders from no one.
    "
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    So that, to me, speaks volumes
    about being an anarchist,
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    you are sovereign unto yourself,
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    you know, you have no king,
    you have no masters.
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    Our people, historically, did what they wanted,
    when they wanted and how they wanted,
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    both the men and the women.
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    [ STIMULATOR ] Thanks Clifton.
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    And that about does it for this edition of It's The
    End of The World As We Know It & I Feel Fine.
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    I want to say big ups to all who supported my work
    in the past 2 months
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    while I've been producing other videos to support
    Indigenous struggles in Turtle Island.
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    It just fills my fucking heart with hot sauce
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    knowing that you all care more than just about
    riot porn and burning cops.
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    So with that said, here's a long fucking list of thanks:
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    [ APOLOGIES FOR ANY MIS-SPELLING ] Adrian, Tim, Benjamin, Kurt, Andreas, Paul,
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    Daniel, Alyssa, MG, Chris, Valentine, Miguel, Tomas, Max, NGSSports Designs,
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    Gregory, Nicole, Dana, Christian, Kyle, ___
    ... [ CANT KEEP UP, SORRY ]
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    Extra super fucking hot guacamole thanks to the newest members of the Taconspiracy...
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    I also wanna let you motherfuckers know that some media will be presenting films at
Title:
FEAR OF A BLACK BLOC PLANET
Description:

This week:

1. Herman Wallace RIP
2. The KGB's in da house
3. Mexico never forgives
4. Brazil's Black Bloc
5. Pussy Riot
6. Who are the warriors?

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