EMERGENCY: The Police Are STILL Killing Unarmed People, & This Must STOP! A CALL TO ACTION from Cornel West & Carl Dix (speaking in person in New York on Monday, April 6, 7:00pm, East Coast Time, LIVE online here)
Come hear Cornel West and Carl Dix speak about what needs to be done and massive national outpourings on April 14. Use this hash-tag on your social media to let the world know about April 14 #ShutDownA14 Special Messages from Alice Walker, Eve Ensler, Cindy Sheehan, Arturo O'Farrill...
After the protests of last year, after promises were made and investigations were launched, after hundreds of protesters were arrested... the police are still getting away with killing people, especially Black and Latino people. This must STOP!
Author Elias Castillo shatters the image of California's Missions as idyllic places where Franciscan friars and Indians lived in an environment of mutual respect. In reality, the Missions were death camps where more than 60,000 Indian workers died, many as a result of whippings, disease, and malnutrition.
The book is the result of more than six years of research and study of original documents including eyewitness accounts by early travelers, records kept by the friars, and historic letters by church and government authorities in Alta California and Mexico. A Cross of Thorns delivers a damning indictment of the enslavement of California's Indians by the Spanish Missions. It is especially timely in light of the fact that the Pope has said he plans to declare Father Junipero Serra a saint. Serra was the key founder of California's Spanish missions. Serra has been sharply criticized by Native Americans for his role in their abuse and genocidal treatment.