Democracy Now! October 12, 1998

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Democracy Now! October 12, 1998
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Racist Mascots;Indigenous Solidarity

(33 Minutes) Racist Mascots Indigenous Hondurans are sentencing Christopher Columbus for crimes against indigenous Americans in a mock trial. Some 1000 Indians blocked access to Mayan ruins and other tourist sites this weekend as part of the protests leading up to Columbus day. US activists are holding demonstrations marking Indigenous Peoples Day. As the National League playoffs head toward the World Series, we bring a speech by indigenous activist Charlene Teeters on teh kind of mascots used by two of the teams in the palyoffs. GUEST: Charlene Teeters, member of Spokane Nation. (17 Minutes) Indigenous Solidarity A speech by Native American poet and activist John Trudell that he gave at a forum supporting solidarity between Zapatista Indian communities and Native Americans at the Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland, CA GUEST: John Trudell, Santee Siox poet, musician and longtime activist for Native American rights and former National Chairman of the American Indian Movement 73-79.

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October 12, 1998
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October 12, 1998
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