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shawnee-indian-tecumseh

Tecumseh (1768-1816), Shawnee tribal warrior and leader.  Aided by prophecies from his brother about an impending earthquake (which happened) and a comet (his name means shooting star), he organized a confederacy of First Nations tribes against colonial occupation and American Enclosure. Image retrieved here.

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On Beltaine, Gods&Radicals goes daily!

That means every day of the week, we’ll be assaulting the mundane with acts of beautiful literary resistance, awakening ancestral memories of revolution, and enjoying ourselves while at it.

We’re adding even more writers, soon, and will soon be looking for visual artists to help with some of our print projects.

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Coming This Week

Monday, Towards a Pagan Politics, by Kadmus

On Wednesday, Fjothr Odinsdottier Lokakvan with Why Are You Here?

1 May, James Lindenschmidt with “Pagans Are a Conquered People.”

Satyrday (we spell it differently ’round here): Jonathan Woolley on Britain’s colonial past, “Never Shall Be Slaves.”

Links

For many in the world, May Day is also a day of resistance. And how better to celebrate it then shutting down the largest port on the West Coast to protest police brutality against Black folk?

Also, remember that story of the young girl to whom crows gave gifts? Her neighbors tried to get her to stop.

And we highly recommend Alley Valkyrie‘s recent essay at The Wild Hunt, Poverty, Worth, and the Hovering Ghost of Calvin.

Glossary:

Enclosure

Claiming something once available to everyone as ‘private’ property, preventing others from using it and thus limiting the access to the ‘means of production.’

A continuing process, first written into the law in England, now found in all aspects of human life.  The Enclosure Acts are considered by most to be the birth of modern Property, and likely the birth of Capitalism itself.  The Clearances (Highland and Lowland) in Scotland were one of the effects of this seizure of land from communities and concentration of wealth into the hands of a few.

Enclosure takes something from everyone and gives it to an individual or group, which is why Anti-Capitalists say “Property is Theft.”  Further Enclosures include modern ‘privatisation’ of public resources, such as water, electric, and other utilities and societal services.

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The way, the only way to stop this evil, is for the red people to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land, as it was at first, and should be now — for it was never divided, but belongs to all.

No tribe has the right to sell, even to each other, much less to strangers.

Sell a country?! Why not sell the air, the great sea, as well as the earth? Did not the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?

–Tecumseh

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