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Harsha Walia
author Undoing Border Imperialism. tweet obvious & obscure: race feminism empire capitalism migration dtes indigenous palestine tierra. Weaning off Facebook.
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Nick Estes 4h
If you haven't read 's column on E. Warren, read it now. These are outstanding questions that are not only posed to Warren but for all settlers. Why now with the "Native American ancestry" and "expertise" Indigenous issues? Where were you the last two centuries?
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Jaren Kerr Oct 15
I investigated WE. It began as Free The Children, a charity meant to fight child labour. Now it’s an organization connected to companies that have used child labour.
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Pam Palmater Oct 15
If your only claim to Indigeneity is a quack DNA test or an ancestor from 400 years ago - you are NOT Indigenous. Defining Indigenous by blood and race couldn't get more colonial if she tried.
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Harsha Walia Oct 14
Indefensible. Canada Pension Plan holds US$5.9million of stock in Geo Group & CoreCivic, two of largest US private prison operators who incarcerate seventy percent of migrant detainees. I want livable pension, not investment in caging humans
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Harsha Walia Oct 13
Replying to @stevenzzhou
this incident very connected to what describes here on anti-immigration rhetoric in chinese canadian politics (quoting comrade Edward Wong) and also this important piece on recent anti refugee violence in toronto
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Ryan McMahon Oct 13
Absolutely devastating.
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Harsha Walia Oct 13
Replying to @HarshaWalia
thanks everyone for checking in, appreciate it. am personally fine - tho ever thoughtful of the work to be done. i shared the experience so our various communities and movements know what's happening and can think through how best to respond in generative ways. open to ideas.
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Harsha Walia Oct 13
Replying to @hystericalblkns
yes, thank your for asking, appreciate it. as we all are, just increasingly worried about the furor and the ways in which liberalism feeds it.
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
Also I likely have the order wrong of the barrage of bs bait questions coz it was pretty intense
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
I am personally fine but the intensity and immensity has me shook and I feel even more frustrated overally at how deep multi racial, cross community, racial justice work and relations is sorely lacking in our city. Fin.
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
At the end, one woman comes over to talk, we have decent conversation about the problematic anti-refugee rhetoric and how the conversation has pivoted to refugees when before he was charged there was some discussion about increased safety for women and girls in the area. We hug.
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
of not knowing if this one family - or any other family - will be able to get church sanctuary anytime soon because of this huge chill effect, of being overwhelmed by the number of people i know who are in detention right now facing deportation who have a right to be free.
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
of working with and supporting women dealing with daily endemic violence and to have a horrific murder of a young girl suddenly become about everything *except* violence against women and girls, of being forced to defend a government policy that is so abyssal to begin with,
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
More happened in between and the cops grab me, but I was tearing. Not from debate or confrontation - that is familiar though never comfortable - but because this is the brutal reality of some immigrants with deeply conservative values aligning with capitalism and white supremacy,
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
"Are you refugee? We are hard working Canadian citizens" Guy spits at me. I move back, cops move in. Cops tell me I am obstructing, I start to debate about how that is even possible then they tell me I am inciting - although I am surrounded and being chanted at
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
I start to respond more fully but then loud chanting begins: "We don't want a refugee flood." "More screening for refugees" There isn't a flood, Canada accepts less than 0.01% of worlds' refugees. And aren't you here for some reason of your own? (the crowd is entirely Chinese).
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
"how do you know the pain of a mother, you probably aren't a mother." Yes I am "Are you a Muslim" No I am Sikh, but so what if I was. "Sikhs have created so many religious problems too" Wow. That's a fcked up thing to say.
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
As soon as media cameras notice conversation, the whole rally surrounds me, I can't physically leave, and they start yelling: "no bail for murderers' ' you support murderers'." I respond that I work and am connected to a community reeling from the grief of serial murderers.
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
(and i know this because i have been talking to progressive churches about sanctuary for family facing deportation and the churches are worried about the hostility and can't take on sanctuary atm), and why weren't we talking about violence against women and girls instead.
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Harsha Walia Oct 12
Replying to @HarshaWalia
I start talking about why they were focused on the refugee process, and explaining how the refugee process is already too stringent, expressing my concern that this fixation on his refugee background has contributed to a strong overall anti-refugee climate
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