Monday, April 5, 2010

Collateral Damage, Genocide, and U.R.A. White Men's Wars Against Humanity (That Means A White Male War Against Women of Color)

As should be obvious, U.R.A (United Rapes of Amerikkka) wars, since the beginning and founding of the U.R.A. are designed and determined to "take out" people of color. This is a blatant form of white supremacist policy, to keep our wars against people in countries of color ongoing, including against Indigenous Nations within the U.R.A., and against poor communities of color within the U.R.A. (again, meaning the U.S.A.).

Consider this: as many women are killed by their male partners each year in the U.S. as U.S.ers were killed in the attack by the Taliban operatives on "9/11". As MacKinnon has noted, murder by male batterers of women is women's annual "9/11".

Consider this list:

1950-1953 Korean War United States (as part of the United Nations) and South Korea vs. North Korea and Communist China
1960-1975 Vietnam War United States and South Vietnam vs. North Vietnam
1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion United States vs. Cuba
1983 Grenada United States Intervention
1989 US Invasion of Panama United States vs. Panama
1990-1991 Persian Gulf War United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq
1995-1996 Intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina United States as part of NATO acted peacekeepers in former Yugoslavia
2001 Invasion of Afghanistan United States and Coalition Forces vs. the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to fight terrorism.
2003 Invasion of Iraq United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq

Now, consider that all U.R.A. covert operations, for example against people--disproportionately children and women in Central American countries, particularly but not only in the 1980s, are not listed. For a much more horrendously complete list, see here. Also, the WHS U.S.'s wars against people of color within the boundaries of the U.R.A. are not counted, such as the creation and maintenance of poverty; tangential to this: the U.S. government's commitment to on-going genocide against Indigenous Americans is not listed. Also, the Maafa is not listed. The war against Mexico's "illegal aliens", back onto Mexican war-taken land now illegally called "The Southwestern United States", is not included. The internment of Japanese Americans during WWII is not included.

What I'd like to state here is what the video title tells us, in an ungendered way: "collateral damage" always means the heinous murder of primarily women and children, and are also raped in any wars by men against men. This is to say, any and all wars by men against men are wars against women and children.

While what follows is not on the subject of the sexual politics of U.R.A. military policies and practices, I think it's important to see. With great thanks to one of BrownFemiPower's sites where I found this video. These opening remarks were found at one of her sites.

Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. ...

Here's a video about some of the damage done:

President Obama: Please Put "Stopping Genocidal Practices and Policies in the U.S." on you "to do" list and ban building new Nuclear Power Plants, UNLESS the Nuclear Waste is put in the Center of Rich White Sections of Cities

[image is from here]

What follows was found here at Censored News.

Resisting the Nuclear Boom: A new wave of uranium mining threatens Indigenous communities in the Southwest

By Klee Benally and Jessica Lee

Since December, miners have resumed crawling deep into the earth on the edge of the Grand Canyon to mine high-grade uranium ore at the Arizona 1 Mine, which had been closed since the late 1980s. Owned by the Canadian Denison Mines Corp., it is the first uranium mine to open in northern Arizona since nuclear power again became a popular idea in Washington within the last decade. The greater Grand Canyon area faces a possible explosion in the number of new uranium mines.

The price of uranium has rebounded in recent years due to a surge in reactor construction throughout the world and thanks to political support from the White House, starting with George W. Bush and reinforced by Barack Obama. The price has varied from $10 to $138 per pound since 2001, and is currently valued at $41.25 per pound.

More than 8,000 uranium mine claims have been filed in northern Arizona, an increase from 110 in 2003 — a rate seen across the West. The area’s sedimentary rock layer called breccia pipes, which exists up to 1,800 feet below the surface, is the most concentrated source of uranium known in the United States.

According to the Arizona Daily Sun, Denison plans on operating four days per week, extracting 335 tons of uranium ore per day. The hazardous ore will be hauled by truck more than 300 miles through towns and rural communities to the company’s White Mesa mill located near Blanding, Utah, where it will be processed into “yellowcake” (refined uranium ore to make uranium oxide) and then sold.

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit last November to stop the opening of the mine, alleging that the legally required documents were outdated and did not offer protections required by contemporary environmental laws. While the lawsuit is pending, the Bureau of Land Management and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality say the mine is properly authorized.

In response to growing concern about the pending mining boom in northern Arizona, U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar called for a “two-year time-out” last summer to allow federal agencies to complete a two-year environmental review before authorizing new mining claims within the one million acres on federal lands near the Grand Canyon. Existing claims, such as Denison’s mine, were exempt from the temporary moratorium.

Environmentalists and local Indigenous communities hope that after the review in February 2011, Salazar will make the area unavailable for new mining claims for the a maximum 20-year period allowed by the Interior Department. Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering the Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act (H.R. 644), legislation that would permanently protect the one million acres on federal land from new mining claims — creating a five-mile buffer zone of around Grand Canyon National Park.

See here: for more information.