KKKolumbus Day: White trash spectacle opposed, over 80 arrests

RAIM-D report from Transform Columbus Day

The AIM/TCD march kicked off once again in Denver, the birthplace of the KKKolumbus Day holiday. This being the 100th anniversary of the celebration of genocide against the native peoples, all out efforts were made for this protest. And it came off as one of the more militant demonstrations against the holiday since protests against it began in the 90’s.

Start off, early morning, Saturday

The demonstrations began early in the morning with the Four Directions March. RAIM-Denver was in the West end of Four Directions March at Auraria campus, with a couple hundred others. All the directions had a color. RAIM-D and their allies were at this direction with a sizable contingent, with banners and sky blue and Mexican flags, including our new one “Turn the World Upside Down.” Pigs were there on red dirtbikes, possibly purchased by Homeland Security money coming for the DNC next year. These dirt bikes gave them great mobility.

The other directions converged at the State Capitol building for a short rally. Over 1000 people showed up to oppose Kolumbus Day. Glenn Morris and Russell Means, among others, spoke to the crowd. Then the march proceeded to downtown to confront the Kolumbus Day parade.

[The above video provided by FeistyAphrodite]

And It’s On!!!

From the capitol steps, the march proceeded down 16th Street Mall stopping one of the bus lanes. At the intersection of Stout and 15th St. the rally gathered to oppose the parade in the streets. The Denver Pig Department and the piglets of the Sheriff’s Department were out in force, many in riot gear. There were also pigs in tan uniforms. Perhaps state police? SWAT-type teams were present as were pigs with some new kind of gun that looked like a modified AR-15 with a bulge on top and a non-standard ammo clip. It may have been some kind of “non-lethal” modification to the weapon. They looked like the occupying army that they are.

[The above video provided by some idiot white trash racist blogger.]

Shortly after gathering at 15th and Stout, there was an odd incident. One participant was almost arrested. Another person was arrested and taken away. Undercover police were seen in the area. They were plain clothed, in bandanas and sunglasses. The undercovers were filmed talking on police radios. We later found out that this was the first arrest of the day.

A bucket of fake blood with baby doll parts was thrown into the street where the “Convoy of Conquest” was to come through.

For those that have not seen the Convoy, it is a sight to see. It is a spectacle of white trash.

The Kolumbus Day parade, supposedly a celebration of “Italian Pride,” is symbolic of the parasitism of cracker Amerikkka. It began with the Sons of Italy on motorcycles, racist bikers (it was nice that they found time between beating their wives and cooking meth to attend the parade), followed by Denver cops on their motorcycles. How appropriate, pigs on hogs. Then it followed with a procession of gas-guzzling Hummer vehicles and other cars that looked right off the dealership. Lots of flat bed semis with empty floats and shitty cover bands. A handful of paraders with signs of cities named after Kolumbus was led by two people dressed like a mascot Indian, with feathers and dress, and a Spanish conquistador — how nice. There were U$ military personnel and/or ROTC there. And, the libertarian party was there to defend white property rights. The many vehicles were needed to make up for the lack of actual people for this pathetic white garbage dump of a parade. If you needed any more reason to hate Amerikkka, this parade will do it. Most of the paraders were very old, so it is encouraging sign to know that these crackers will leave this earth very soon.

Several people placed their bodies between the Convoy and the parade route. There were several groups of people and many random individual acts to stop the racist parade. The Denver pigs used pain compliance methods against the protesters who blocked the street. In one instance, pigs may have sprayed mace into some of the arrestees eyes at close quarters — we are not sure about this yet. The pigs also beat and manhandled many individuals.

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[Demented and abusive pigs smile. Photo from The Metropolitian, October 11, 2007.]

RAIM-D did not witness every brave act of that day. RAIM-D did see one woman in the first circle of arrestees badly hurt by the pigs. Her arms were twisted very badly. Another woman was hit in the face. In another group of arrests, two women got manhandled and hurt with pain compliance by the demented pigs. One of these women was dropped on her head. She looked injured. Russell Means and Glenn Morris were arrested in the streets. One elder in a wheelchair was arrested. The pigs took the AIM staff from one person in the streets. Individuals with a banner walked into the street and were arrested. The police arrested another pile of people who put their bodies on the line. One Indian had his face smashed up, swollen and bloodied by the pigs’ use of force. Pigs refused this individual medical treatment. The favorite tactics of the Denver pigs were pain compliance and dog piling the protesters with brute force.

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[Photo provided by the Colorado Daily]

These brave efforts delayed the parade for over an hour.

A white-trash blogger or similar scum was in the protest crowd trying to stir up people. RAIM-D members and others confronted them many times. RAIM-D did its share of agitation to give balance to the regular liberal sentiment and chants. RAIM-D is tired of the lame “hey hey ho ho chant fill-in-the-blank has got to go” and tried to mix it up a bit with “down with all settler states, down with the united snakes.” Many asked us to tone it down, but many others appreciated our efforts.

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[Photo provided by RAIM-D, please credit when using.]

After the parade, the marchers went to the City and County building to await word on their comrades arrested earlier. While gathered there, a number of people took down the Amerikan flag flying above and turned it upside down and secured it in its new position with a lock. It was flying that way for hours.

We later regrouped at the county jail awaiting releases. The sheriff piglets were dragging their feet in releasing people, even those that made bail. RAIM-D and others marched around all sides of the jail. We signaled to our comrades and friends with flags, signs, and our hands. People released said it was a big morale boost seeing us from the jail windows.

Everyone was finally released by the end of Sunday, 88 people were arrested last time we checked. Much abuse went on. Those with injuries did not receive medical treatment. One blind detainee had his cane taken away and was left without assistance. Many detainees reported their property stolen by the jailers. Lawsuits against the city and police are planned by the arrestees.

RAIM-D was happy that so many people of good conscience took a stand. We saw many of our friends and allies there.

Overall, this event was more confrontational than those of previous years. The pigs were taken by surprise by the actions of the demonstrators, not expecting this level of protest. The pigs had lots of new toys and techniques, likely to prepare them for the DNC next year. The media coverage was abysmal, no surprise to anyone here. As tryworks reported, the pig media released the arrest reports, making it easier for vigilantes to harass people. Typical.

The celebration of Kolumbus Day is one symptom of Amerikan imperialism, and the only way to end Kolumbus Day is to end Amerika.

Check out tryworks’ excellent coverage here and here.

Support the Denver 88 by TCD on Fire Witch Rising’s blog.

RAIM-D will eventually try to put up some of our video of the events.

Update 1: A video featuring Savage Family on TCD, click here

Update 2: Westword slideshow of the TCD events, click here

17 Comments

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17 responses to “KKKolumbus Day: White trash spectacle opposed, over 80 arrests

  1. James

    All these far right assholes online say Columbus Day is no big deal, he brought civilization to the Indians, and hey, they killed people too!! Yeah, like the conflicts between native peoples are anything comparable to the mass murders, slavery, and diseases the Europeans brought. White Amerikkka just keeps on exposing its latent racism. Keep on bringing it out, we got to know our enemy for what it truly is.

  2. halfnhalf

    wow lots of racism here for sure, and not from “crackers”
    I’d suggest that the overwhelming majority of “whites” aren’t proud of what their ancestors did to the indigenous population. Its an extremely sad part of history. I don’t see anyone denying it. most whites didn’t approve of the then governments actions, most whites came after it was done.
    You might think about living in the now, and working, peacebly, for a more just society, instead of screaming racist rants against “crackers” and “white trash”
    so what’s your solution? send whitey back to europe? it’s being colonized by non-european’s as we speak. Are you going to support the rightous european resistance too?
    and maybe its the lighting, but isnt that a hispanic officer dragging off a WHITE protestor? that’s what the little “white trash cracker” gets eh?
    don’t wan’t to get arrested? stop pissing on someone elses parade. do you really think the Italians would trash and indigenous people’s parade? puuhleeze!

  3. Larry

    Wow, you fucktards are something else. What childish thoughts you have. Time for you commie asshats to go out and get a real job and stop suckling at the MANS expense.

  4. normanb

    “wow lots of racism here for sure, and not from “crackers””

    What planet are you living on?

    “I’d suggest that the overwhelming majority of “whites” aren’t proud of what their ancestors did to the indigenous population. Its an extremely sad part of history. I don’t see anyone denying it. most whites didn’t approve of the then governments actions, most whites came after it was done.”

    You don’t see anyone denying it? They just had a fucking parade denying it, moron. Amerika whines about the supposed holocaust denial of the Iranian president, yet, Amerika is a fucking nation of holocaust deniers. It would be nice if Amerika got its own damn house in order before pointing fingers at others. In fact, the holocaust perpetuated against the Indigenous, Mexican, African, and Black populations was the greatest holocaust in history. Amerika was founded on slavery and the greatest land theft in history. Amerika (and KKKanada) exterminated a continent of peoples. Not to mention the exploitation and mass murder committed by Amerikan imperialism across the third world.

    “You might think about living in the now, and working, peacebly, for a more just society, instead of screaming racist rants against “crackers” and “white trash”
    so what’s your solution? send whitey back to europe? it’s being colonized by non-european’s as we speak. “

    Giving Amerikans, including the Amerikan so-called workingclass, a bigger piece of the pie is reactionary and fascist demand put forward by white fascists posing as leftists. Just about every fucking Amerikan falls within the richest 15% of the world’s population. Amerikans owe MASSIVE reparations to all they have exploited and oppressed. Amerika and KKKanada should be dismembered and put under the rule of Third World peoples.

    “Are you going to support the rightous european resistance too?”

    European nations are imperialist too, they need to be dealt with by the Third World.

    “and maybe its the lighting, but isnt that a hispanic officer dragging off a WHITE protestor? that’s what the little “white trash cracker” gets eh?”

    I have no idea if he is “hispanic” or not. What the fuck is “hispanic” anyways? Who cares if the pig is a Mexican or whatever? If he isn’t white, he’s a comprador, a lackey of Amerika, and an enemy of the oppressed nations. There is no shortage of sellouts ready to oppress their own people.

    Nobody said every individual with white skin is an enemy, most are though. Ever hear of John Brown? John Brown was a righteous white man that did more for Black liberation than most Blacks.

    White is not a designation of skin color anyways, it is a designation of national identity. “White” refers to the settler populations of Amerika and KKKanada. Get a brain.

    “don’t wan’t to get arrested? stop pissing on someone elses parade. do you really think the Italians would trash and indigenous people’s parade? puuhleeze!””

    Firstly, they are not Italians. They are Amerikans. Secondly, Amerika is exterminating oppressed peoples around the globe like it was going out of style.

    How about we cut a deal? If Amerikans stop waging imperialist wars across the globe, pay reparations to all those they have oppressed, give back the land, then I will not protest their stupid white trash parade anymore? Deal?

    “Wow, you fucktards are something else. What childish thoughts you have. Time for you commie asshats to go out and get a real job and stop suckling at the MANS expense.”

    It’s about time you lazy Amerikans start working for a living, stop squatting on stolen land and stop plundering the whole fucking world.

  5. Larry

    The only thing you fucktards are oppresed in is intelligence. Oh no look at me I am oppresed waaa waaa

  6. James

    Hey Larry, get a fucking clue, and get some intelligence you say others need. Read a book or something, stop watching wrestling and other mind-numbing activities on TV, and actually think about some things instead of repeating what you heard on Lou Dobbs. Typical Amerikkkan.

  7. Nick

    The fact is that every day is Columbus Day in white-amerika. What was the Columbus Day parade? A bunch of stupid white people driving around in gas guzzling automobiles and preaching the greatness of amerika while it commits genocide against Iraq. It was one big celebration of imperialist parasitism and the conquest and genocide that goes along with it. The only thing different about this day was that the most racist of the crackers got a parade permit.

    Halfnhalf,

    You say white amerikans aren’t proud their founding genocide. I would ask, “Are they ashamed?” Are they really?

    These people were not Italians. Italians generally speak Italian and most often live in Italy. These were white amerikans celebrating a culture that is a product of conquest- and then wrapping it in fake Italian heritage. These people know nothing more about Italian culture than I know about French (or whatever) culture.

    ‘Whites’ in this context doesn’t mean a white “race”. Instead it is a nation that is defined by collective characteristics (national history, culture, sense of identity, etc) as well has its relationship to other nations (white amerika as defined by its historic and current relations with various oppressed nations: Blacks, Mexicanos, the rest of Latin America, Third World, etc). This is a more socially accurate way of understanding what are typically categorized as “races.”

    Claiming that the white settler-nation didn’t support western expansion is simply incorrect. A whole continent of peoples were dislocated and massacred, replaced by whites settlers. I highly suggest that you read Settlers, the Mythology of the White Proletariat. There is a link in RAIM’s recommended readings section.

    Currently, amerika lives at the expense of exploitation. White amerika’s parasitic economy would grind to a halt without migrant labor, let alone Third World labor. Currently, amerika has been slaughtering the Iraqi people, through economic sanctions and now outright violence, for 16 years. As far as I’m concerned Amerika is committing genocide in Iraq. And these crackers waive the flag of the country that commits this genocide? Oh yes, they are themselves supporters of genocide

    And what about this entire nation of holocaust deniers. What about the rest of white-amerika. Sure, they don’t relish in the current genocide or but they don’t care either. Instead they’re plugged into MTV, wrapped up in consumerist culture and what have you. If german citizens were plugged into consumerism and zombie-ism instead of fervent oppressor nationalism, would it have made the Holocaust any less horrific? In a fucked up distopian way, I think it’s more horrific.

    Think about it.

  8. FcukAmerica

    The Columbus Day “celebration” is a symptom of a deeper pathology of the American Empire: it’s belief in American Manifest Destiny.

    American national identity has always been based on the fundamentalist idea that America is a nation uniquely “blessed” by God to act as a moral “beacon of liberty” to the rest of humanity.

    As such, America implicitly believes that its genocide and colonization of Native Indian and Mexican lands were morally and politically justified … by God himself. After all, it was America’s “Manifest Destiny” to do so.

    Today, however, American Manifest Destiny is increasingly DIRECTED OUTWARDS AGAINST THE REST OF THE WORLD, as evidenced by the continuing history of genocidal US wars during the past several decades.

    Today, America implicitly believes that it has a divine right to invade, bomb, exploit, and subjugate other nations. After all, the USA is a Beacon of Liberty that is selflessly spreading democracy and freedom around the planet.

    Here is but one example of this (genocidal) American Freedom in action:

    “None Dare Call it Genocide”

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/none-dare-call-genocide.html

  9. MK

    haha fool, he called you a commie. those attachments to their AR-15’s were most likely gas canisters, maybe tear gas just in case. Shit was definitly dope, first year out there for me and it sounds like one of the best. Loved the pic by the colorado daily, its so metaphorical its beautiful. Police subduing a native man by force with his face bloodied crying out in pain, for merely sticking up for what is right in this fucked sad sad world. Fuckin poetry man, fuckin poetry.

    Based on how many comments your getting lately on blogs, sounds like the webshite is gettin up there in popularity. So fuck yeah, we gotta kick it still man.

  10. whos the real wetback

    Also in the parade was the float of the Tom Tancredo presidential campaign. The anti-Mexican racist fucks lackeys were in a parade celebrating genocide, go figure.

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  12. eliasegraywolf

    native culture is here ! to stay whitey ! so fuckin deal with it! native pride lakota nation tashongoe dogsoldier crazyhorse . so if u whiteys want a piece of native come get some .

  13. Fix

    It saddens me to see the hate one this website from everyone… the ignorance, the complete lack of understanding of the other guy. Horrible things have happend in the past… And yes horrible things happen today… but its not just these “white” “crackers” “white trash” and so on racist names you may call them… Its everyone… including the supposed oppressed people within america and the rest of the 3rd world. People oppress themseleves… Mexicans, oppress themseleves… And I’ve seen where some say those are the gringos to… Toss out Los Zetas, and other drug lords, and prettty much the basic street scum who supports the prostitution of 10 yr old boys and girls… (oppression) were just like any other mexican, but this mexicans choice is to oppress, and to gain for oneself, not to help those around him…

    I’m mix myself, with Tuscarora NdN and Irish… You know… I could point my fingers at a lot of people who have done my ansistors wrong… my Tuscarora family were pushed into war and kicked out of North Carolina… my Irish Ansistors were killed by over 5 million people in a period of 4 yrs in the British genocide… I really don’t like the pain that my past must have felt… but thats just it, its the past… and the only thing I can do now is remember the history of the world, and try to prevent it from happening again, to try to improve my life to be a better person…

    But what I read on this website and comments… Is crazy! I see no understanding… I don’t see anywhere where anyone wants to help another… I just see selfish people wanting hand outs, and to gain useing others pain. Unite under this and under that and over throw whitey… and once you do… Mexicans and Blacks have shown there unity very well in the streets of LA have they not? what is now bein called a race war in Cali… Who will be next, who else will we point our fingers at after we take over?

    why be drama queens, and stop trying to use destruction as a key, and construction as the path to true victory for the life of everyone… not matter what race, ethnic, nationality… or simply what part of the block they come from… thank about it

  14. FcukAmerica

    This Fix clown regurgitates all the usual talking points that White apologists disingenously use when they want to deflect blame from their fucked up America:

    1. The “Everybody is Bad (and hence Whites aren’t so bad)” argument.

    “And yes horrible things happen today… but its not just these “white” “crackers” “white trash” and so on racist names you may call them… Its everyone… including the supposed oppressed people within america and the rest of the 3rd world.”

    CHECK.

    2. The “Blame the Victim for His Own Oppression” argument.

    “Mexicans, oppress themseleves… And I’ve seen where some say those are the gringos to… Toss out Los Zetas, and other drug lords, and prettty much the basic street scum who supports the prostitution of 10 yr old boys and girls… (oppression) were just like any other mexican, but this mexicans choice is to oppress, and to gain for oneself, not to help those around him…”

    CHECK.

    3. The “Play up my own Ethnic background in order to gain legitimacy” argument.

    “I’m mix myself, with Tuscarora NdN and Irish… You know… I could point my fingers at a lot of people who have done my ansistors wrong.”

    CHECK.

    4. The “Can’t we all just get along. Let’s all hold hands and sing Kumbaya” argument.

    “why be drama queens, and stop trying to use destruction as a key, and construction as the path to true victory for the life of everyone… not matter what race, ethnic, nationality… or simply what part of the block they come from.”

    CHECK.

    In short, Fix pushes the same old tired bullshit that Americans instinctively spew with their eyes closed.

  15. Goliath is Dead

    Fix, you lament the lack of understanding on this blog and in the comments. So I will try and address these concerns by saying that RAIM has a complete and total “understanding” of the white nation.

    We “understand” that it is typical white self-abdication to say: “It’s all in the past!” Read the post on the Lakota nation declaring it’s sovereignity. The Lakota not only suffered from genocide they are the victims of genocide RIGHT NOW.

    RAIM also “understands” that it is typical of white-oppressors to hide their own oppression by talking about the faults of others. For example you talk about a race war in LA between blacks and occupied Mexicans, which may exist, but it in no way compares to the vicious race war the White nation carried out on this continent, and continues to carry out on all non-white nations across the whole fucking globe, drenching the world in blood (Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, Somalia, Palestine, Lebanon, etc.)

    RAIM “understands” that often members of oppressed nations sell their children into sex-slavery and that youth are generally oppresed. But who are the customers of those children forced into slavery, overwhelmingly white-male-first-world sex tourists, one more reason to oppose crackers.

    RAIM “understands” that while fix says that the oppressed are just “Selfish people wanting hand outs.” That the term truly applies to the white nation: “I want a continent, so kill all it’s inhabitants. I want Arab oil, so kill the Arabs and take their land.” Crackers want handouts! The oppressed want what was is rightfully theirs, and RAIM agrees, so go fuck yourself fix!

  16. Yildirim

    Strange. My country has done crimes too, but the state is trying to erase them from history sometimes with succes sometimes without. But there in america the whites keep declaring proud of their murderous legacy and doing parades to honour it. I guess racism and genocide are birthmarks of white america, impossible to abolish. I guess americans never had a sense of national shame about anything.

  17. you know the amerikkkan flag flying upside-down is a symbol of distress? anyways, you go guys. take down these imperialistic bastards any way you can!

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