Hello and Welcome to R.A.G.E.
Radio Against Global Ecocide
Coming to you from occupied Amiskwacîwâskahikan.
I am your Host Seymour Lyphe.
And a special hello to all those working to and returning Indigenous lands back to the people.
Holocaust – a great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire
Holocaust – any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life
It is a Holocaust when 98.5 % of your people are killed; dying of starvation, being forcibly removed from your homeland or slaughtered.
In my interview with Waziyatawin we dealt mostly with the human holocaust but there was/is a complete human and non-human holocaust that occurred and is ongoing in North America. Fire was the preferred method of clearing the land of the forest throughout North America prior to the industrial revolution. In the last 500 hundred years there has been such a wanton slaughter of life in this so called “land of the free” to make the word holocaust almost common and without its usual sense of horror. It makes holocaust appear to be no more than progress. In fact, it is progress.
In 2009, indigenous peoples throughout the world called for a global mobilisation ‘in defence of mother earth’ on October 12, reclaiming the day that used to be imposed as ‘Columbus Day’. Responding to this call, and the demand for a day of action for ‘system change, not climate change’ issued by the global movements gathered in Copenhagen last year, Climate Justice Action is proposing a day of direct action for climate justice on October 12, 2010.
CBFA – Canadian Betrayed Forest Action
Here are some cartoons you can send to the signatories to the CBFA with your thoughts about the betrayal of the boreal forest. You can use this note as a possible starting point for ideas or send it in full