(un)Occupy Albuquerque, in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, indigenous peoples, and colonized peoples worldwide, realizes that language has historically played a powerful role in social transformation. Given the "occupation" of native lands across the Americas since 1492, the colonization of Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world, and the continued "occupation" of Iraq and Afghanistan, we resist the term “occupy” or, for that matter, any language that is connected to the oppression of people.
The First National Goal and Directive Principle, as written in the Constitution of Papua New Guinea calls
“for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others”
A PEOPLE WHO ARE DOMINATED AND OPPRESSED WILL NEVER FLOURISH AS A NATION!