Indigenous Peoples’ Day Annual Papal Bulls Burning

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Annual Papal Bulls Burning

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John Ahni Schertow
October 10, 2006
 

take place in Honolulu on Friday, October 13, 5:00 pm, in front of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, 1184 Bishop St. (at the top of Fort Street Mall). Indigenous peoples and supporters from around the world are encouraged to organize a small ceremonial event and symbolically burn or tear-up copies of the May 4, 1493 papal bull “Inter Caetera” in response to the October 12 “Columbus Day”/”Discoverer’s Day” fiasco.

The document can be downloaded from our website at:
http://bullsburning.itgo.com/papbull.htm

Sponsoring organizations include: Kosmos Indigena, Ka Pakaukau, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, Ahupua’a Action Alliance, Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights, and the Kanaka Maoli Tribunal Komike. For more information, phone (808) 737-6097.

*Indigenous peoples and supporters seek the formal revocation of the 1493 papal bull “Inter Caetera.” This decree was issued by the Vatican to Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the Caribbean. Along with the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, it sought to establish Christian dominion over the world and called for the subjugation of non-Christian peoples and seizure of their lands. As a result, an estimated 100 million indigenous peoples were killed off in the process of Europe’s colonization of the Western hemisphere.

This papal edict has never been repealed and is the foundation-stone of the current international system of law and directly related to the corporate-state-military plunder and rape of the planet, which is sometimes linked to what’s known as “globalization.”

In spirit,

Tony Castana
Coordinator
Kosmos Indigena

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