When Is An obelisk Not Just An Obelisk?

By Elena Ortiz, The Red Nation. -

New Mexico - When I was a child, my dad and I would sometimes walk down to Santa Fe Plaza, especially on cool autumn afternoons. We would get Cokes from Woolworth’s. My father would visit with [...]

New Report: Worst Monument In Charlottesville Can Be Removed

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

A new report released July 1, 2019, concludes that a major monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, can be legally removed. The monument, which depicts George Rogers Clark threatening Native [...]

Alleged Vandals Meet With Douglass Statue Creators Through ‘Restorative Justice’ Program

By Tanner Jubenville, 13wham.com -

Rochester, N.Y. (13WHAM) - There was outcry in the community after a Frederick Douglass statue at the corner of Tracey and Alexander Streets was vandalized in December. But those behind the [...]

From NC To GA: Against All Monuments To White Supremacy

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

Antifascists, antiracists, anarchists, and abolitionists across the mountains of Appalachia and the South have conducted attacks against symbols of White Supremacy, Colonialism, and the [...]

Shockoe Bottom Advocates Demand Mayor Choose A Side

By Virginia Defenders, Popular Resistance. -

Longtime advocates for Shockoe Bottom have sent an Open Letter to Richmond, Va., Mayor Levar Stoney asking him to finally take a stand on whether he supports the community-generated proposal for [...]

Emails Confirm Coal, Oil, And Gas Extraction Drove Shrinking Of National Monuments

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Interior Department emails that came to light on Friday confirm that protecting companies' ability to mine oil, gas, and coal was a primary concern as the agency moved to shrink two national [...]

DA Drops Charges Against Remaining Confederate Statue Protesters

By Virginia Bridges and Joe Johnson, Heraldsun.com -

District Attorney Roger Echols announced Tuesday afternoon that he is dropping the charges against the five remaining people accused of destroying a Confederate statue in downtown Durham last [...]

Thousands Protest Trump’s Utah Monument Reduction Plan

By Staff, denverpost.com -

By Staff of The Associated Press - State Rep. Patrice Arent, a Democrat from Millcreek, accused Trump of coming to “wreak destruction on a land he knows basically nothing about,” the Salt Lake [...]

Tearing Down Monuments Of Oppression Is First Step To Decolonization

By Ashoka Jegroo, www.truth-out.org -

By Ashoka Jegroo for Truthout - One of the most inspiring and audacious direct actions against a racist statue recently was in August in Durham, North Carolina. A group of more than 100 activists [...]

Baltimore To Keep, Clean Defaced Francis Scott Key Statue

By Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh, www.baltimoresun.com -

By Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh for The Baltimore Sun - Mayor Catherine Pugh says she has no plans to remove the Francis Scott Key monument in Bolton Hill that was vandalized before dawn [...]

More Than 4,000 Black People Were Lynched In The South

By Jessica Wang, www.alternet.org -

By Jessica Wang for Alternet - Recent events in Charlottesville have renewed the debate around whether to take down Confederate memorials and statues, but the latest short film from the Equal [...]

How Other Nations Memorialise Their Past Atrocities

By Nick Robins-Early, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Nick Robins-Early for Huffington Post. The United States is once again grappling with what to do about public symbols of the Confederacy as they become rallying points for white [...]

New York City Considers Removal Of All Statues Symbolizing Hate

By Madina Toure, www.observer.com -

By Madina Toure for Observer. New York, NY - A proposal to remove a statue of the explorer Christopher Columbus on the Upper West Side will receive “immediate attention” by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s [...]

Multiple Cities Call For End To Celebration Of Columbus

By Ramona Giwargis, www.mercurynews.com -

By Ramona Giwargis for The Mercury News. San Jose, CA - A battle is brewing inside San Jose City Hall to remove a statue some say represents violence and genocide. The San Jose Brown Berets last [...]