Decolonize To Liberate

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Decolonize To Liberate

A Working Group of Occupy/Decolonize Boston
(formerly the Indigenous Solidarity and Outreach Working Group)

Decolonize to Liberate seeks to shed the dominator ethos and systems of oppressionthat come from colonization, to stand in solidarity with indigenous resistance worldwide and to help restore our relationships to Mother Earth.

As a signal to the national “Occupy” movement and to members of First Nations (Indigenous Peoples) who have felt excluded by the colonialist language used to name this movement, it shall be declared that “Occupy Boston” aspires to “Decolonize Boston” with the guidance and participation of First Nations.

[Excerpt from the Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples introduced by this working group and passed by the Occupy Boston General Assembly on October 8, 2011.  Read the full resolution, here.]

All are welcome to our regular weekly meetings.  Half of the meeting is discussion/self-education to help us decolonize ourselves (see our resources section).  Half of each meeting is for planning events and actions to help decolonize the movement. 

Meetings held each Friday, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Christ Church Cambridge
0 Garden St.  (right near Harvard Square)

Contact decolonizeboston[at] with any questions or to get involved.

If you would like to join the working group list-serve and have or don't mind creating a google account, please follow this link.

Otherwise, email a request for membership to the above email, and we will send you an invite.

Please Follow us on Twitter!: @DecolonizeBos

And now we have a facebook page, too!

Check out our new Decolonize To Liberate resource page! Links, articles, videos and 'zines!

Many thanks to all who were able to join us in Plymouth for the 42nd National Day of Mourning! 

The Boston Globe produced an article and a video about our visit to Plymouth. 

You can read the article,"In Solidarity, Occupy Group Joins with Native Americans"  also a video, "Occupy Boston Protesters in Plymouth

A member of the working group was also interviewed in a Democracy Now! special on the event:

Native Americans Mark Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving: 'We are not Vanishing, We Are Not Conquered'

Turtle Island Initiative Reading List: