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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Fort Sill:
A Long, Illustrious History

Jun 23, 2014

The Obama administration is using Fort Sill in Oklahoma to hold 600 migrant children until it can throw them out of the country. Nothing new there. This fort has a long, vicious history.

Soon after its construction, in the 1870s, it was used to hold Comanche, Kiowa, Apache, and other Indian families who had surrendered to the U.S. government. Many of all ages died in captivity there.

From the beginning, the U.S. government has brutalized children it had no use for, and at Fort Sill, little has changed in 140 years.