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#DECOLONIZEWALLSTREET
#DECOLONIZEWALLSTREET


we are on Lenape and other First Nations territory
we are on Lenape and other First Nations territory



































as the world watches us occupy wall street, lets not
as the world watches us occupy wall street, lets not
forget the history of occupation on which this street was built.
forget the history of occupation on which this street was built.
in 1685, the dutch west india company enslaved african
in 1685, the dutch west india company enslaved african
peoples (after failing to "effectively" enslave american indians)
peoples (after failing to "effectively" enslave american indians)
to construct a wall that barricaded the land white men had
to construct a wall that barricaded the land white men had
seized from native peoples. the dutch called their colony "new
seized from native peoples. the dutch called their colony "new
amsterdam" and needed to secure it from the indigenous,
amsterdam" and needed to secure it from the indigenous, who
who were fighting to take back land they had sustained for
were fighting to take back land they had sustained for
thousands of years, as well as from british colonizers. the wall
thousands of years, as well as from british colonizers. the wall
secured space for white men to disparately trade shares and
secured space for white men to disparately trade shares and
bonds, until they formalized the practice through the founding
bonds, until they formalized the practice through the founding
of the new york stock exchange in 1792.
of the new york stock exchange in 1792.
colonization continues to this day, with indigenous
colonization continues to this day, with indigenous
communities across the globe still under attack. to dismantle
communities across the globe still under attack. to dismantle
corporate greed and imagine a different world we must make
corporate greed and imagine a different world we must make
connections between the histories of colonialism, genocide,
connections between the histories of colonialism, genocide,
capitalism,
human
trafficking,
globalization,
racism,
capitalism,
human
trafficking,
globalization,
racism,
imperialism, ecocide, patriarchy and so much more. we are
imperialism, ecocide, patriarchy and so much more. we are
the 99%
the 99%