TRANSFORM COLUMBUS DAY 2011
Thanks to everyone who came out with us and protested the celebration of genocide.

 

Before Columbus sailed the Atlantic, he was a slave trader for the Portuguese, transporting West African people to Portugal to be sold as slaves. The Columbus legacy is steeped in blood, violence, and death.

 Why Transform Columbus Day?

The Transform Columbus Day Alliance actively rejects the celebration of Christopher Columbus and his legacy of domination, oppression, and colonialism. We also reject historical misconceptions regarding Columbus and his "discovery" of the Americas.

By saying NO to Columbus and his day we are saying YES to a new future of mutual respect, collaboration, and equality, 

a future that respects...

=the rights of indigenous peoples
=the natural environment
=democratic & economic justice
=gender equity over global patriarchy
=free and equal speech over hate speech
 

 

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COLUMBUS DAY WAS BORN IN COLORADO IN 1907

RESPECT * DECENCY * JUSTICE
TCD 2011 2011 Columbus Day Parade Protest

Saturday October 8th, 2011
Themes
"Transform Columbus Day - Create a Respectful Future"
"No parades for Indian-Killers" "No Celebrations of Genocide"

Transform Columbus Day Alliance Principles

Transform Columbus Day!

CHALLENGE THE ROOTS OF RACISM IN AMERICA

  • Columbus is responsible for the murder of millions of indigenous people.

  • Columbus was a slavetrader in Africa before invading America. He began the slave trade in the Americas. He deserves no holiday, no parades, no statues.

  • Columbus Day celebrates the doctrine of discovery – the legal process that stole Indian people's territories, and that continues today.

  • Columbus brought a philosophy of domination to the Americas that persists today – domination of other peoples, domination of the environment, domination of other belief systems, domination of women by men.



Transform Columbus Day Alliance
2011 News and Updates

Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain and snow and protested the celebration of genocide. Check out the Transform Columbus Day Denver Facebook page for photos and updates. More will be posted on this site soon.

Occupy Denver has adopted the Indigenous Platform proposed by Colorado AIM and supported by the TCD Alliance. Read the article on Westword.



Transform Columbus Day Alliance 2007 Blog

The tcda blog (www.tcda07.blogspot.com) was created as a place to share experiences and information from the Columbus Day confrontation. You can post your story either as a comment (which can be as lengthy as you like, of course) or by sending it to Carol Berry (chickasaw303@ yahoo.com) who will post the narrative for you.



Media Release May 27, 2008:
Denver's Ultimate Persecution of Columbus Day Resisters Begins Tomorrow
Vindictive Trial of the Elderly and Disabled Shows City's True Colors

In the news:
A sorry attempt at apology

Standing up for a cause - and then going to jail




Photos from TCD 2006 (click on a photo for a larger image)

Four Directions March
Liberated Zone
Cavalry Leads Parade
Parade of Hate
Four Directions March
Liberated Zone in downtown Denver
The Cavalry leads the Convoy of Conquest
Which appropriately ends with homophobia and misogyny

photos courtecy of Richard Myers. For more photos go to Rebel Graphics and Fire Witch Rising


Articles and Links (will open in a new window)

why we oppose columbus day
 
“Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience. Therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring.”

--- Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, 1950

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