Welcome to the M-J: Center For Revolutionary Nationalism and Ideological Research and Organization

Christopher Columbus - on trial

Cultural Extremists
On the 'Nican Tlaca' Enigma
The Myth of the Vanishing Race
The Mestizo Concept: A Product of European Imperialism
El concepto de indio en América
OBITUARIES: G. Tantaquidgeon, 106
Christopher Columbus - on trial
Charioteer of the Gods/ Alien Versus Predator
The International Jew
On The Jewish Question
Anthropophagy: TRUE CANNIBALISM!
On Human Sacrifice
Sacrificios Humanos entre los Mexicas, Realidad o Fantasia?
Sacrificios Humanos
Death Be Not Strange
Jack D. Forbes: Eurocentric Concepts Harm Native People and What Do We Mean By America and American
Contra la deformación histórica-cultural
Nuestra Cultura Indígena
On the Spanish Catholic Inquisition
Myths of the Spaniards and Puritans
On the behavior of the Europeans toward the Native Americans
The Role of Disease in 'Conquest'
Germs, Plagues, Famine, Invasion, Friars, And Native Allies!
"Religious Aspects of the Conquest of Mexico"
There is no word for 'Devil' in the Nahuatl Language
Origins of First Americans Research
Links to Further research On the Origins of the First Americans
The Finding and Founding of Tenochtitlan
Attack on the Copernican Theory
Of the basis which the Indians have for worshipping the sun
ADDENDUM II: The Florentine Codex
Rabinal Achi: Act Four--Inside the Fortress
Cultural Visibility and the Cora
Los Voladores and the Return of the Ancestors
War Songs of the Tenochka
Cantares Mexicanos
Viva Mi General Francisco Villa!
In Spirit of Agustin Lorenzo
Corridos y Canciones del Pueblo
Poems & Speeches & Prayers & the Enemy Invasion
Second Chapter, Which Telleth of the Moon
Men Who Became Gods!
The Mexica or Mexiti
In Ixiptla In Teteo!
Teotecpillatolli: Noble Sacred Speech
Nahua Invocations
Cuento: La llorona
Puerta del Diablo: El Salvador
Moctezuma el Magnifico y la Invasion de Anahuak
In Blood and Fire!!
Excerpts of the Geneva Protocols
Amendment V, and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18
Paper Wars
The Defense of Duffer's Drift
The Battle of the Bulge
Truth and Falsehood in War-Time
The Bryce Report
Sun Tzu: Arte de Guerra
Sun Tzu: On Spies
We Believe and Profess
Mushashi: Cinco Anillos
Sixth Chapter, which telleth of the men, the valiant men
Seeds of Revolt in the Americas: Synopsis
'Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders' & 'License To Kill'
Jose Ortega Y Gasset: On Plato's 'Republic' and On Forms of Government
Thomas Paine (17371809). Common Sense. 1776 [Excerpts]
Against Exploiters of Lakota Spirituality
Introduction to Deloria's "We Talk, You Listen"
My Tayta Jose Maria and the Indian aspect of the Peruvian Revolution
Philip Deere, Longest Walk speech
Bacbi'awak: 'Made To Die'
Born Gods!
Prologue: "The Stars We Know: Crow Indian Astronomy and Life-ways"
Black Elk Speaks: Visions of the Other World
Miantinomo, Acuera, and Tecumseh, Hatuey Speaks
Chief Seattle Speaks
Chief Red Cloud Speaks
Hopi: A Message for All People
On Judeo-Christianity
"LET'S MAKE A SLAVE" by Willie Lynch
On Slavery
On Indian Casinos
¿Quién Gobierna el Mundo?
Frida Kahlo is Not Our Hero!
Links to Movies and Films
General Links to Musica del Pueblo (Songs and Music Videos)
General Philosophy & Mytho-Religious Links
Links to Online Magazines and Newspaper
Researchers Tools and Links
Links to General Science, Almanacs & Geography
Search Engines
Literature & Biography Links
Links to Art, Architecture, & Museums
LINKS to Political and Cultural Pro-American-Indigenous Organizations

The Alcatraz episode inspired other sardonic commentaries on Columbus' presumed discovery of America, as in 1973 when a Chippewa leader claimed Italy for the American Indians.


Indians claim Italy by right of discovery

   From Our Correspondent:   Rome, Sept 24, [1973]

       Italy, cradle of Western civili­zation, woke up today to the fact that it has never actually been discovered.  The situation, however, was remedied at 11 o’clock in the morning when the chief of the Indian Chippewa tribe, Adam Nordwall, stepped off an Alitalia jumbo jet and claimed it for the Indian people.

       The intrepid explorer, in full Indian dress, accompanied by his wife—in ordinary clothes because her suitcase had been lost in New York—stood on the tarmac of Fiumicino airport here and took possession of Italy “by right of discovery.”

       The fact that Italy has long been inhabited by people who consider themselves to be in full possession of the place was exactly the point that Mr Nordwall was trying to make. “What right had Columbus to discover America when it was already inhabited for thousands of years?  The same right that I have to come now to Italy and claim to have discovered your country,” he said.

       The difference, however, was that Columbus “came to conquer a country by force where a peaceful people were living, while I am on a mission of peace and goodwill.”

          Mr Nordwall led a party of Indians which occupied the prison on Alcatraz in San Fran­cisco Bay in 1969 to call attention to the conditions in which Indians were compelled to live in America.

Why do we still celebrate Columbus as the "discoverer" of America?

the Portraits of Christopher Columbus

The Discovery of Italy

World: Americas

Christopher Columbus - on trial

For many indigenous people the anniversary is no cause for celebration

Indigenous groups in Honduras carried a "death sentence" on the famous explorer Christopher Columbus after a mock trial for crimes they say he committed more than 500 years ago.

Columbus was "charged" with genocide and robbery in connection with his first landfall in the Americas in 1492, the anniversary of which fell on Monday.

[ image: Removing the arrows from their target]
Removing the arrows from their target
A painting of the explorer - showing him in his 15th century cap and tunic - had nine arrows shot into it by three Indian archers.

Known as Columbus Day in the United States and Hispanic Day in Argentina, 12 October was a public holiday across the Americas.

But for many of the continents' indigenous inhabitants, the anniversary of the first European arrival on their continent is no cause for celebration.

Old wounds, modern grievances

For the leaders of the 2,000 or so Indians gathering in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, Columbus' arrival marked the beginning of 500 years of genocide and theft at the hands of European conquerors.

[ image: A Lenca tribesman guards the statue of Honduran hero Lempira Eroe]
A Lenca tribesman guards the statue of Honduran hero Lempira Eroe
Their sentencing of Columbus for these alleged crimes follows similar demonstrations in 1997, when activists tore down a statue of he adventurer that stood in the centre of Tegucigalpa.

This year, they plan to replace it with a statue of an indigenous chief who was killed fighting the Spanish invaders.

The protests are intended to draw attention to contemporary grievances.

[ image: Anti-Columbus demos in Chile]
Anti-Columbus demos in Chile
Indigenous leaders are demanding the return of ancestral lands they say were seized from them by force and the fulfilment of government promises of aid for their impoverished communities.

BBC Americas analyst James Read says that if Columbus were able to speak in his own defence, he might argue that he was being sentenced for the crimes of those that followed him, rather than for his own.


BBC News | Americas | Christopher Columbus - on trial Open this result in new window


Read also:

Christopher Columbus 'executed' in Honduras - 10/14/98 Open this result in new window

Columbus on Trial Open this result in new window

Indian Express: Indians to sentence Columbus for genocide Open this result in new window

American Indian Movement of Florida (AIMFL) - Columbia Day Demonstration in Miami Open this result in new window

Opposition to Columbus Day Open this result in new window

American Indian Movement of Colorado: articles-October 14 Open this result in new window

Your Heroes Are Not Our Heroes Open this result in new window

Native American Activist Smashes San Jose City Hall Statue of Christopher Columbus, Revered Mass Murderer Open this result in new window

Columbus not a hero, doesn't deserve national holiday Open this result in new window

Destruction of Columbus Statue - United Native America Open this result in new window

Christopher Columbus and the Indians by Howard Zinn Open this result in new window

Deconstructing the Columbus Myth Open this result in new window


Columbus: An Analysis Beyond the Rhetoric Open this result in new window

Visit: the Immortal and Powerful Mexican-Jaguars!

I turn to Simplicity, I turn again to Purity!

Welcome to the Mexican-Jaguars' Stronghold!

Lucio Cabañas

¡De nican para tech quixtizque xtopa tech mictizque!
De aquí para poder sacarnos, primero tendrán que matarnos!
Since 1521.  Ce-Tekpa Toltekoa. All Materials are Created and Designed by: Mexican-Jaguar Revolutionary Front©; Mexican-Jaguar Revolutionaries  © Formation of the Mexican-Jaguar Military -Lodge(c)  The Immortal and Powerful Mexican-Jaguars©

                        I Heard Nothing!      ....       I Saw Nothing!

Visit:  Tonantzintla Tocihuapillatocatzin

A.K. MX-JGS 4.7