Palenquero: The identity behind a language in Colombia

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Spoken by residents of a settlement established by runaway slaves, Palenquero is seen as a form of cultural resistance.

Palenquero is a mix between African Bantu languages and European languages’. It borrows from Spanish, English, French and Portuguese [Jpaquin Sarmieto/Al Jazeera]

by Wana Udobang

San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia – A warm smile spreads across Juana’s face as she attempts to sell me a slice of Yucca cake, a sweetened pastry made with cassava, eggs and condensed milk. She and John Jairo, our tour guide, are talking to one another. Words roll off her tongue and her hands flail as I stare at the apron, in the colours of the Colombian flag, tied over her chequered gypsy skirt.

I listen closely to see if I can identify any of the words they use and match them to a language I am familiar with. It is a weird kind of guessing game…

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Rep. Rush revealz startling detailz of Panther Party Assassinationz

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Image result for bpp member bobby rush photoBy Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader

The celebration of Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s 70th birthday comes days before the anniversary of a tragic event he will never forget. He recently shared his reflection of the December 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, killed by Chicago police in a pre-dawn raid. Rush says he was supposed to have been among the dead.

Hampton, 21, who was the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and deputy chairman of the national BPP, was killed along with Mark Clark, 22, the son of a preacher and member of the BPP. Several members were also wounded.

They were victims of 14 Chicago police officers who claimed it was a shoot out. Evidence clearly proved they lied after an investigation revealed police fired almost 100 shots to the Panther’s one shot during that early morning…

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Non-Peaceful Pipeline Protests Will Be Met By Police And Military: Federal Minister

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1297871772888_original Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Non-peaceful pipeline protests will be met by police and military, federal minister Jim Carr tells Edmonton business leaders

Edmonton Sun | Published Dec 1, 2016

Two days after the federal government approved two major pipeline projects, two feelings are surfacing in Alberta’s business sector — elation that the approval has finally been given and concern that protests may keep the line from being built at all.

“We’ve already heard in these few short days since the announcement some voices raised saying this is going to be a hill for them to die on,” said Paul De Jong, president of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada, at an Alberta Enterprise Group-sponsored breakfast with federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr at the Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton…

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Attempted Murder Charges Against Red Fawn Fallis Dropped, Now Facing Federal Charges

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By Red Power Media, Staff | Nov 29, 2016 

Attempted murder charges were dropped in a North Dakota courtroom Monday against Red Fawn Fallis, accused of firing a gun at police during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

Fallis, 37, from Denver, who faced 20 years is now facing federal charges instead.

According to The Bismarck Tribune, Fallis was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

The mandatory maximum sentence if convicted is 10 years in prison.

Either the U.S. attorney will seek a grand jury indictment against her within two weeks, or she will have a preliminary court hearing Dec. 12.

The attempted murder charges filed against Fallis in Morton County were dismissed because of the federal case, according to court records.

The federal complaint alleges that Fallis fired two shots toward officers while being arrested…

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Fidel Castro Dead At 90 — CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Longtime Cuban President Fidel Castro had died, according to Cuban TV. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was 90. CBS Radio has confirmed the death. The Associated Press says Castro’s brother has also confirmed the death. Castro was born August 13, 1926. He was the revolutionary who wrestled power away from a…

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Father Of Injured DAPL Protester Says She May Lose Arm — CBS Sacramento

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday, and protesters and law enforcement gave conflicting accounts about what might have caused the explosion that injured her. Sophia Wilansky, 21, was listed in serious condition and…

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Accumulation by Dispossession

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The following article is out now in the November/December 2016 issue of Briarpatch Magazine. It was written by Kelly Rose Pflug-Back and myself. Kelly is a radical journalist, poet and author of fiction. She’s current at York University in Toronto working on her MA, studying the connections between resource extraction industries and Canadian colonialism, past and present.

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PRESS ALERT Prison Strike Organizer Kinetik Justice iz in Danger for hiz Life — Moorbey’z Blog

On October 21, 2016 Robert Earl Council (aka Kinetik Justice Amun) went on a Hunger Strike based on threats against his life from the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) administration and staff. He was transferred to a supermax facility, and water was shut off in his cell in an effort to force him out of […]

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