The Thanksgiving Myth: Reflecting on Land Theft, Betrayal and Genocide

Sarah Sunshine Manning, The Hampton Institute: While glossing over the very real consequences of colonialism, the mythical version of Thanksgiving creates a fairy tale of land theft, betrayal, brutality and genocide, virtually functioning to erase the very real and traumatic experiences of entire Indigenous nations.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/33788-the-thanksgiving-myth-reflecting-on-land-theft-betrayal-and-genocide



From Genocide to *Re-education*: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Sets the Record Straight on Native American History

Abby Martin, teleSUR: Thanksgiving Day s portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler colonialism is one of the United States' most cherished falsehoods. Renowned Indigenous scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz chronicles the true story of Native peoples' plight.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33797-roxanne-dunbar-ortiz-on-native-american-genocide



Land of the Brave

Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World: In the wake of the Paris attacks, Republicans want you to remember *American values*, values like sending away orphaned toddlers and administering religious tests at the border.

http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/33795-land-of-the-brave



How Thanksgiving Narratives Erase the Genocide of Native Peoples

Joanne Barker, Truthout: There s nothing wrong with people having a turkey dinner with their family or friends. But we must recognize that Thanksgiving is a nationalist holiday with capitalist underpinnings, and stop pretending that it celebrates or honors Native history and culture.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/33781-no-thanks-how-thanksgiving-narratives-erase-the-genocide-of-native-peoples



On Holiday Myths and State Violence

Kelly Hayes, Lifted Voices: Just as Thanksgiving whitewashes a period soaked in the blood of Natives slaughtered during crimes of conquest, the myth of police as guardians of the public whitewashes the reality of where those institutions began.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/33820-on-holiday-myths-and-state-violence



My Factory-Farmed Thanksgiving Terror

Rebecca Rehr, OtherWords: Unless your turkey came of age on an organic farm, there s a good chance it was pumped full of antibiotics. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics on factory-farmed animals is making these life-saving drugs less effective for humans.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/33793-my-thanksgiving-terror

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Give Thanks for the Groups Who Resettle Refugees, and Live Up to American Ideals
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/11/25/holiday-reminder-give-thanks-groups-who-resettle-refugees-and-live-american-ideals

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What to Be Thankful For?
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/andrew-p-napolitano/thankful/

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Once Again, Media Terrorize the Public for the Terrorists

By Adam H. Johnson

Spreading fear and sowing Islamophobia. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43535.htm



Thanksgiving: More Than a Turkey Dinner

By Lawrence Ware

Let s be honest: every year on the last Thursday of November, we celebrate the beginning of a European invasion that ends with the death or relocation of millions of native people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43540.htm



'It was a massacre'

Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving and its stereotypes, branding Christopher Columbus 'the first terrorist in America'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3334208/It-massacre-Native-Americans-reveal-REALLY-feel-Thanksgiving-stereotypes-branding-Christopher-Columbus-terrorist-America.html


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