THE GRUDGE MNN. Jan. 31, 2013. We remember that Canadians elected megalomaniac Stephen Harper as CEO of the Corporation of Canada. His two main goals for the shareholders are to get rid of the landowners, the Indigenous people, once and for all, and to steal our resources for good. Canada is a hot dictatorship. Harper can enact laws without consulting anyone. He can prorogue Parliament anytime to put the illusion of democracy on hold. He doesn t have to answer to anybody. Two years ago the people could have pulled the plug on him. They did nothing. Canadians, even though they may not like his genocide strategy, turn a blind eye. They are complicit in the genocide. When will they stop looking away while he puts Canada in all the wars of the black serpent, in Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria, and so on? Everybody will either end up dead or continue serving the male hierarchy as slaves. Residential Schools are their monuments to remind us of Canada s trail towards fascism and mass murder. 50% of our children were killed. Hitler studied and perfected this death camp system with a 100% death rate. The masses erase from their memory all the crimes committed against us to get what they have today. The thugs of the royal economic crime syndicates are setting up their machinery of global mass murder in Canada because they think Canadians will not resist, We need the jobs. We have to follow orders!
Canada has a British Parliamentary system based on hierarchy. Canada is a Corporation with shareholders [bankers]. Directors [Senators] are appointed to oversee the officers. The officers [Members of Parliament] manage the day-to-day operation of the corporation to provide ever increasing dividends for the shareholders. The top officers are the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Finance Minister. The directors [the Senators] only report to the shareholders of the corporation [bankers]. None answer to the people, only to the bankers. The main duty of the officers of the corporation is to provide ever growing profits to the shareholders and to continue the illusion of freedom to the people. Harper often reminds the masses they have no rights, only privileges. Our Great Mother always reminds us to resist!
Minister of Finance, Jim Austerity Measures Flaherty, is suddenly suffering from a mysterious disease that makes his face look fat. It could be the Owistah disease. As Blue Oyster Cult sang in Godzilla: History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7gFlSGXt_k MNN Mohawk Nation News firstname.lastname@example.org For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to www.mohawknationnews.com More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1
Protest Destruction of the Peaks! Stop Snowbowl! Idle No More! Join us February 1-9, 2013 In Flagstaff, Arizona The multimillionaire owners of Arizona Snowbowl are preparing to celebrate “75 years” of ecological destruction and cultural genocide. We plan on being there to insure that we honor 500 years of resistance! We have NEVER been idle. In 1983, after decades of persistent community resistance, Snowbowl was allowed by a court ruling to develop a ski area on 777 acres of the Peaks. Snowbowl claims to be 75 years old, but the fact is they have only operated as a ski resort since the mid 80s. Their anniversary is premature, promoting a bluff that their existence is foundational to the beginning times of Flagstaff. For the past two years, Snowbowl excavators cut into our mother, making way for the ski slope extensions and the reclaimed wastewater infrastructure. Then and still, we can not ignore the overwhelming rumble of thousands of old-growth trees crashing into the torn earth. So we hiked at dawn and chained ourselves to stop their violent machines. We marched peacefully with hundreds of our friends and neighbors as the Flagstaff police attacked us without provocation (all charges were ultimately dismissed). We blockaded Snowbowl road and were subject to further state violence as jackhammers and metal saws cut inches from our limbs. Nearly 50 arrests marked our deep commitment to stop the colonial violence of the state and madness of greedy corporations. We have been compelled by the goal of protection for this sacred mountain, for protection of this rare alpine wilderness area, for protection of public health, for protection of the animals who make the Peaks their home, for protection of the endangered San Francisco Peaks Groundsel, and protection for all those who know their sacred links with these mountains. Snowbowl is now the first ski area in the world to make fake snow from 100% treated sewage. We have temporally lost this battle with attacks on us from the U.S. Forest Service and the so called U.S. “judicial system”, but we still can and will stop snowmaking. We invite everyone who finds the calling in their hearts to resist, oppose, & confront Snowbowl to join us in the spirit of Idle No More. “Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water.” – www.idlenomore.ca We respect diversity of tactics and encourage affinity based organizing. We also call for other actions/protests at any of the dates suggested below or at any other locations. Our action is our prayer. SCHEDULE OF PROTESTS: Fri. Feb 1st – March through Downtown. Meet/converge at 6:30pm at Wheeler Park. Mon. Feb 4 – Collins Pub & Monsoon Restaurant* – 9pm Tues. 5 – Altitudes Bar & Grill* – 9pm Wed. 6 – Hotel Weatherford/Charly\’s* 5:30pm (they\’ll be in Zane Grey) we\’ll go to the Lumberyard* at around 8pm Thurs. 7th – San Felipes* – 9pm Fri. 8th – High Country Conference Center* – (starting at 6pm) Sat. 9th – Flash Mob Round Dance Downtown at Heritage Square – 5pm (look/listen for the drums!) Check this site for more event info and their sponsors: http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com/celebrate/ *Look for banners, dress warm, and bring a camera if you can. When Mother Earth is Under Attack, What do we do? STAND UP, FIGHT BACK!
UPDATE: 12:00 PM Ramsey has been arrested. Demonstrate your support and contribute to his bail here . PHOTO: Ramsey Sprague being detained by police. Ramsey took the opportunity to educate the officers on the dangers of tar sand exploitation. UPDATE: 11:00 AM 3 detained blockaders are now being released and escorted away UPDATE: 10:30 AM – 3 blockaders who are supporting Ramsey have been detained BREAKING 9:30 AM: Activist interrupts pipeline conference, releases photos of flawed welds on Keystone XL pipeline. Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, The Woodlands, TX 9 AM this morning, TransCanada executive Tom Hamilton s presentation of a Keystone XL case study at the Pipe Tech Americas 2013 conference was interrupted when a blockader chained himself to audio equipment and delivered a speech to the nearly 300 attendees. Hamilton, the Manager of Quality and Compliance for the Keystone Pipeline, was supposed to give a forty-minute talk about safety and regulations related to the southern portion of the KXL pipeline. Instead, Tar Sands Blockade organizer Ramsey Sprague gave an impassioned rebuttal highlighting TransCanada s poor safety record. For several minutes before security disassembled the audio equipment and took him away, Sprague described shoddy welding practices and dangerous corner-cutting throughout TransCanada s operations as exposed by whistleblowers like Evan Vokes, a metallurgic engineer who came forward in May 2012, leading to an investigation by Canada s National Energy Board. Sprague reminded attendees that TransCanada s first Keystone pipeline has already leaked over 30 times and that other industry leaders such as Enbridge are similarly negligent, with over 800 spills since 1999. He derided TransCanada for routing the KXL pipeline through ecologically sensitive areas and through communities like the one in Douglass, TX, where construction crews are actively laying pipe within sight of the Douglass public school. TransCanada s safety record is beyond deplorable, said Ramsey Sprague, Their wanton disregard for the health of our communities is demonstrated by their countless toxic tar sands spills. I m compelled to take action today and shed light on the dangerous material this multinational corporation is pumping through our homes. Sprague also described how activists who blockaded themselves inside the actual KXL pipe on December 3rd could see daylight through holes in welds connecting segments of pipe and how Tar Sands Blockade has the pictures to prove it. That mile-long section of the pipe was laid in the ground on the same day; no additional welding or inspection occurred after the photos were taken.
PERFECT STORM COMING MNN. Jan. 31, 2013. The corporate chiefs have always been part of the white serpent s tail. Duct tape won t fix the big crack in the Harper-AFN unity ship. Captain Shawn Atleo of the S.S. Traitor, keeps trying to push the illusion that we are all united behind him. It s a big lie.
The corporate Indians are doing their own version of the Idle Nor More public round dance called the I m-not-with-him-anymore jig. They re trying to avoid their own filth as they dance privately to their master s tune. This maneuver is probably going on all over Canada. What-will-we-do committees are springing up everywhere. With the illegal Indian Act, AFN and band and tribal councils dissolved, Harper can t push through his agenda to steal everything and get rid of us for good. The chiefs took the money, said nothing, are being caught with their hands in the cookie jar and trying to illegally sign away our possession so they and their children personally benefit. Is there a lot of document shredding going on at Indian Affairs right now to falsify the truth? They want to say there are no Indians and therefore no Indian Trust Funds to complete the theft of our $3 trillion. The Indian accomplices think they re fooling us by saying, OMG. I didn t know. I never took nothin . Really, they re saying, I m one of them sell-outs. Sure, I m rich, have money in the bank, signed a few deals, my kids go to private school. I worked hard for it .
The S.S. Traitor, like a ship on the high seas with a full wind and no rudder, will end up on the rocks. Like the Rolling Stones sang in Sweet Virginia : Come on, come on down, sweet Virginia. Come on, honey child. I beg of you. You got to scrape that shit right off your shoe . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62iCo7euuPg MNN Mohawk Nation News email@example.com For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to www.mohawknationnews.com More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0
|HOUSTON Canadian Consulate: Photos Tarsands Blockade www.tarsandsblockade.org|
WOMEN, STOP CAUSING DEATH & DESTRUCTION Mohawk Nation News http://www.mohawknationnews.com
|Please stop dropping bombs on us!|
MNN: Jan. 29, 2013. More drone bases, more guns, more bombs, flying killer robots, more gas, more killing fields of women, men and kids, more hunger, malnutrition, starvation. We Indigenous women are the progenitors of the soil on behalf of the coming children. We are letting the war makers and profiteers hide in our territories, to steal our resources to make lethal weapons and to commit atrocities against everyone in the world. They and their accomplices live here in their high rises, dressed in fancy suits. Their highly paid band and tribal chiefs grovel at their feet crying, Give me that paper. I ll sign it! They are always ready to push Harper s fake laws to continue the bloodshed. Our work must be supported and protected. Our duty is to stop the war problem forever, to bring peace on earth. To those profiteering and manipulating the war economy, get off our land! Take your band and tribal council pets with you. The council of the great peace needs the balance of the male and female energies within the consensus process. It is the basis of the interactions between all our communities. The men help the people to follow the law of the land.
The Corporation of Canada is making a last ditch try to steal everything. Then they plan to flee with our $3 trillion Indian Trust Funds. Mark Carnage Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, is on his way to England hoping to drop it at the feet of his royal economists. Indigenous have reported him to INTERPOL for investigation of the biggest heist in banking history. The lawyers, bureaucrats and developers show up for the sale. The bosses from Ottawa draw up the papers. The chiefs sign them and walk away with envelopes stuffed with money. National, provincial organizations and Band and tribal councils have been set up for no other purpose than to help with the theft and genocide. Assembly of First Nations and the band council s job is to ignore our rightful requests for full consultation and consent. Municipal councils send a fax or email to the nearby band councils, who are not supposed to respond. Based on the non-response, contracts then proceed. If anyone doubts this corporate plan, ask your band council for their corporation number, corporate papers, minute book, shareholders list, business plan, chiefs and band bank accounts. We are not victims. We are the proud natural people of Great Turtle Island. Round dances are wonderful. Soon we will dance for joy when the blood suckers leave. Band councils, stand aside as you have alienated yourselves, according to our law. Canada, dissolve your illegal corporation because you aren t going to steal any more of our resources nor our money. Mark Carney, drop that bag of Indian loot.
Harper, did you ever meet a real woman who didn t feel like slapping your face? As Helen Reddy sang: I am woman. Hear me roar. In numbers too big to ignore. And I know too much to go back and pretend cause I ve heard it all before. And I ve been down there on the floor, and no one s ever gonna keep me down again . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu4xpDuf84A MNN Mohawk Nation News firstname.lastname@example.org For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to www.mohawknationnews.com More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0
|Protest against multinational companies and lithium mining Jujuy.|
Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com English/Espanol Good evening, I am writing from Jujuy Argentina, I am representing the Kolla People of Jujuy Province, natives throughout the Andean region of South America, and I heard about the resistance and struggle with respect to surface mining in its Territories.
January 29th 2013 Chief, today is a great day for your people. You may not know it but you have made more impact than all the protests across Canada and any opposition comments made in the House of Commons yesterday. Now you are standing between the White Man and his money. HudBay Mining is a public company raising money based on international investor confidence in Canada\’s reputation as a safe place to invest. With your actions yesterday you have impacted the rate at which companies in Canada can raise money on the international market. You are going to be under a lot of pressure. The Winnipeg Free Press put your actions on the net and this will have big impact. http://www.winnipegfreepress.
|Today Jan 28, 2013, Chisasibi soon. Walked 168 kilometers. Photo SJ George.|
Whapmagoostui youth trekkers entroute to Ottawa By Matthew Mukash Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com
Photo 2 The day they left Whapmagoostui! – Photo by Robbie Kawapit!
Pressure is on to steal our resources needed for war. The bankers are directing their CEO of the Corporation of Canada, Stephen Harper, to ramp up the extraction of war materials that the Indigenous people are living on. We never gave up any of it. The economic royalists are planning to split the blood money. The sub-corporations of Canada, known as band and tribal councils, are there to give the illusion of legality and to get a few crumbs for doing it. Mark Carnage Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, is heading to England with our $3 trillion Indian Trust Fund in tow to give to the economic royalists [bankers].
Nothing is new under the sun. US Major General Smedley Butler, in his famous 1933 speech, clearly laid out that War Is a Racket . Major Butler, one of the most decorated generals of World War I, outlined how WW11 was planned. One year later, Butler gave secret testimony to the McCormack-Dickstin Committee [later the House Committee on Un-American Activities]. He told of a plot headed by a group of wealthy American businessmen [American Liberty League] to set up a fascist dictatorship in the US, complete with concentration camps for Jews and other undesirables.[ Full article: http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/02/wall-streets-failed-1934-coup/ ] Butler was approached by Gerald T. MacGuire of Wall Street s Grayson M-P, Murphy and Co. An army of 500,000 would be assembled of unemployed WW1 veterans to march on Washington DC to bring down the government. The plutocrats wanted Butler to lead the coup, promising $3 million to start and $300 million later. Butler went along with the plot to learn their identities. None was ever called to testify or charged with treason. Almost all were founding members of the Council on Foreign Relations CFR. The League was headed up by DuPont and J.P. Morgan cartels. Supporters were Andrew Mellon, Sun Oil, Rockefeller, E.F Hutton, US Steel, General Motors, Chase, Standard Oil and Goodyear Tires. Money was funneled through Senator Prescott Bush through his Union Banking Corporation and Brown Brothers Harriman. To the plotters bragged about Bush s connections with Hitler. Germany had promised Bush they would provide weapons for the coup. Butler concluded war is the oldest, most profitable, most vicious racket. It is international in scope. Profits are reckoned in dollars and losses in lives. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the very many. In WWI a handful garnered all the profits. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the US. They admitted their blood games in their income taxes. Others falsified their tax returns. None shouldered a rifle, dug a trench, went hungry in a rat infested dugout, suffered sleepless, frightened nights, ducked shells, shrapnel, and machine gun bullets. None parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy or were wounded or killed in battle. The public paid for grave stones, mangled bodies, shattered minds, broken hearts and homes, economic instability, depression and all its attendant miseries, and back breaking taxation for generations. Now I see international war clouds gathering. Sides are being chosen. France and Russia are standing together. Italy and Austria are side by side. Poland and Germany are working together, forgetting their dispute over the Polish corridor. The assassination of King Alexander of Yugoslavia complicated matters. Italy was ready to jump in. France and Czechoslavakia waited. They all looked forward to war. Not the people, who fight, pay and die. Those who foment wars stay home to profit. 40 million men are armed. Statesmen and diplomats lie that war is not in the making. Hells, bells! These men are not being trained to be dancers! In italy, Premier Benito Mousselini said in international Conciliation , the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace publication: And above all, Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and development of humanity, believed neither in the possibility, nor the utility of perpetual peace war alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the people who have the courage to meet it. His well-trained army, fleet of planes and navy are ready for war. His stand at Hungary s in its dispute with Yugoslavia showed that. Also troops were quickly mobilized on the Austrian border after the assassination of Dollfuss. Other Europeans rattled their sabers for war. Herr Hitler rearmed Germany and constantly demanded more arms. France recently increased military service from a year to 18 months. Nations are camping in their arms. The mad dogs of Europe are on the loose. In the Orient, in 1904 when Russia and Japan fought, we kicked out our old friends, the Russians, and backed Japan. Our generous international bankers were financing Japan. Now we are being poisoned against Japan! What does the open door policy to China mean to us? Our trade with China is about $90 million a year. We have spent $600 million in the Philippines in 35 years. Our bankers, industrialists and speculators have private investments there of less than $200 million. To save the China trade and protect these private investments, we are being stirred up to hate Japan and go to war a war that might well cost us tens of billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of lives of Americans and many more hundreds of thousands of physically maimed and mentally unbalanced men. Millions and billions of dollars would be piled up by a few munitions makers, bankers, ship builders, manufacturers, meat packers, speculators. Yes, war pays high dividends. But what does it profit the men who are killed, their mothers and sisters, their wives and sweethearts, their children? Except for the very few to whom war means huge profits. Until 1898 we didn t own a bit of territory outside the mainland of North America. Our national debt was a little more than $1 million. Then we became internationally minded . We forgot George Washington s warning about entangling alliances . We went to war. We acquired outside territory. Our national debt jumped to over $25 million. We ran a little behind year after year. It would have been cheaper to stay out of foreign entanglements. The lesson is don t forget the failed 1934 coup attempt by the economic royalists on Wall Street, owned and run from the City of London. None were jailed. They have the same agenda today. We Indigenous can stop war by occupying the means of production to deny them the goods they need. Kay Kyser sang in her song, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition : Yes, the sky pilot said it, you gotta give him credit. For a son-of-a-gun of a gunner was he, shoutin praise the Lord, we re on a mighty mission. All aboard, we ain t a goin fishin . Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, and we ll all stay free . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJfJPxLntZU praise the lord
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|Today on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada/APTN photo|
|Today on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada/APTN photo|
|Idle No More – Kautokeino in Samiland, Norway!|
List of places of Global Day of Action https://www.facebook.com/notes/supporting-south-dakota-reservations-page/idle-no-more-events/524934314207941
THEM AND US V.- THE SIXTH ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY. MEXICO. January 2013. Espanol To: The compa eros adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle all over the world. From: The Zapatistas from Chiapas, Mexico. Compa eras, compa eros, and compa eroas: Compas in the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity: Everyone, greetings from the women, men, children, and elders of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, the smallest of your compa eros. We\’ve decided that our first word specially directed at our compa eros [who are adherents to] the Sixth should be made known in a space of struggle, such as the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity. But the words, feelings, and thoughts that are sketched here are also meant for those who are not here. And, above all, they\’re for them. We would like to thank the support that you have given to our communities, to our Zapatista support bases and to the prisoners who are adherent compass in Chiapas, throughout all this time. Your words of encouragement and your collective hand that connected with ours are guarded in our heart. We are sure that one of the points to be discussed in your meeting will be, or has already been, setting up a campaign to support the compa Kuy, to denounce the attack that he was subjected to, and to demand justice for him and for all of the others who were injured on that day, to demand unconditional freedom for all of the detained in Mexico City and Guadalajara during the protests against the imposition of Enrique Pe a Nieto as head of the federal executive branch. Not just that, but it is also important that this campaign contemplate fundraising to support compa Kuy with his hospital bills, and for the costs of his subsequent recuperation, which the Zapatistas hope will be soon. To support this fundraising campaign, we\’ve sent a small amount of cash. We ask you, even though it might be small, to add the money you\’re able to get together for our compa ero in the struggle. As soon as we can put together more money, we will send it to whomever you [the Network Against Repression] designate for this work. Hidden Text: Please click here to read the complete text: THEM AND US V – THE SIXTH. Hidden Text: Please click here to read the complete text: THEM AND US V – THE SIXTH. The Sixth is a Zapatista convocation. To convoke is not to unite. We aren\’t trying to unite under a leadership, neither Zapatista nor any other affiliation. We do not seek to co-opt, recruit, take anyone\’s place, feign, fake, cheat, direct, subordinate, use. The destination is the same, but the different, the heterogeneity, the autonomy of the ways of walking, are the Sixth\’s richness, they\’re it\’s strength. We offer and will offer respect, and we demand and will demand respect. One adheres to the Sixth without any other requisite other than the “no” that convokes us and the commitment to construct the necessary “yeses.” Hidden Text: Please click here to read the complete text: THEM AND US V – THE SIXTH. To end this missive (which, as is evident, has the disadvantage of not having a video or song that accompanies it and completes the written version), we want to send our best hugs (and we only have one) to the men, women, children, and elderly, groups organizations, movements, who however each one of you calls yourselves, who have never during all this time distanced us from your hearts, and resisted and supported as compa eras, compa eras, and compa eroas that we are. Compas: We are the Sixth. It\’s going to be very difficult. Our pains won\’t be lessened by opening ourselves up to those that hurt all over the world. The path will be the most torturous. We will fight. We will resist. We will struggle. Maybe we\’ll die. But one, ten, one hundred times, we\’ll always win always. For the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army The Sixth-EZLN. Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Chiapas, Mexico, Planet Earth. January 2013. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Listen and watch the videos that accompany this text “Zapatista Cumbia” by the group “Sonido Psicotropical.” Part of the disc “Rola la lucha zapatista.” Move your tush to the cumbia rhythm! “Nadie mira” [No one looks] by the group “RABIA.” With Iker Moranchel, Guitar and vocals. Alejandro Franco, Drums and vocals. Manco, bass. Camera, Sara Heredia. Editing, Eduardo Vargas, Recorded and edited in Gekko Audiolab, Mexico City, July 2012. Also on the disc “Rola la lucha zapatista.” Rrrrrrrrrrrrrock! Translated from the original Spanish by Kristin Bricker. Part IV From the Pains Below http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/01/zapatistas-marcos-iv-the.html
|Faith Spotted Eagle signing the Treaty.|
|R anchers and farmers pledged their mutual defense and support.|
INTERNATIONAL TREATY TO PROTECT THE SACRED FROM TAR SANDS PROJECTS The representatives from sovereign Indigenous Nations, tribes, and governments, participating in the Gathering to Protect the Sacred on January 23 25, 2013, on the 150 year anniversary of the Treaty Between the Pawnee and Yankton Sioux, have gathered on the Ihanktonwan homelands, and have resolved by our free, prior, and informed consent to enter into a treaty to be forever respected and protected. We agreed upon the following articles: ARTICLE I The undersigned Indigenous Peoples have inhabited and governed our respective territories according to our laws and traditions since time immemorial. ARTICLE II As sovereign nations, we have entered into bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreements with other nations including the Treaty Between the Pawnee and Yankton Sioux, Mother Earth Accord, the Spiritual Leaders Declaration, the Agreement to Unite to use 16 Guiding Principles, and the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council Declaration, and all the inter-tribal treaties in the Western hemisphere, among others, which promise peace, friendship, and mutual opposition to tar sands projects and energy development that threaten the lands, the waters, the air, our sacred sites, and our ways of life, and acknowledge other Indigenous Peoples such as the Yinka Dene, the people of the Earth who have exercised their lawful authority to ban tar sands projects from their territories through Indigenous legal instruments such as the Save the Fraser Declaration and the Coastal First Nations Declaration. ARTICLE III We act with inherent, lawful, and sovereign authority over our lands, waters, and air, as recognized by Article 32 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which provides: States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the indigenous peoples concerned through their own representative institutions in order to obtain their free and informed consent prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands or territories and other resources, particularly in connection with the development, utilization or exploitation of mineral, water or other resources. ARTICLE IV We mutually agree that tar sands projects present unacceptable risks to the soil, the waters, the air, sacred sites, and our ways of life including: – The destruction of the homelands of the Cree, Dene, and M tis peoples in the tar sands region; – The threat of pipeline and tanker oil spills into major river systems, aquifers and water bodies such as the Salish Sea, the North Pacific coast, and the Ogallala Aquifer. – The negative cumulative health impacts of tar sands projects on Indigenous Communities. – The irreparable harm to irreplaceable cultural resources, burial grounds, sacred and historic places, natural resources, and environmental resources of the central plains region which is the aboriginal homelands of many Indigenous Indian Nations. – Greenhouse gas pollution that could lock the planet onto a path of catastrophic climate change. ARTICLE V We affirm that our laws define our solemn duty and responsibility to our ancestors, to ourselves, and to future generations, to protect the lands and waters of our homelands and we agree to mutually and collectively oppose tar sands projects which would impact our territories, including but not limited to the Keystone XL pipeline, the Enbridge Northern Gateway, or the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker projects. ARTICLE VI We agree to mutually and collectively, as sovereign nations, call upon the Canadian and United States governments to respect our decision to reject tar sands projects that impact our sacred sites and homelands; to call upon the Canadian and United States governments to immediately halt and deny approval for pending tar sands projects because they threaten the soil, water, air, sacred sites, and our ways of life; and, confirm that any such approval would violate our ancestral laws, rights and responsibilities. ARTICLE VII We agree to the mutual, collective, and lawful enforcement of our responsibilities to protect our lands, waters, and air by all means necessary, and if called on to do so, we will exercise our peace and friendship by lawfully defending one another s lands, waters, air, and sacred sites from the threat of tar sands projects, provided that each signatory Indigenous Nation reserves and does not cede their rights to act independently as the tribal governments see fit to protect their respective tribal interests, further provided that each signatory Indigenous Nation reserves its inherent sovereign right to take whatever governmental action and strategy that its governing body sees fit to best protect and advance tribal interests affected by the pipeline project consistent with the agreements made herein and subject to the laws and available resources of each respective nation. This Treaty of mutual defense and support is made on the occasion of the 150 year anniversary of the Treaty Between the Pawnee and Yankton Sioux concluded between the Pawnee Nation and the Ihanktonwan Oyate/Yankton Sioux Tribe on January 23rd, 1863, and the parties thereto hereby commemorate the signing of that historic treaty that has endured without violation for 150 years . This Treaty goes into effect once ratified by the governing bodies of the signatory nations. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned authorized representatives, after having deposited their full powers found to be in due and proper form, sign this treaty on behalf of their respective governments, on the date appearing opposite their signatures.
Our enemy is irritated because of their own arrogance, which is their greatest weakness. The paradigm is shifting. Their slaves want to be free. The path of their subjects leads to the Great White Roots of Peace. They are already coming to us to open their own minds. Once their minds awake to the truth, no one can put them back to sleep. The peace will return to us and our Mother as our ancient teachings direct. This will be the end of the oligarchs here on Great Turtle Island. The pyramid will be taken apart from the inside. The bottom shall disassemble the top. The rest of the hierarchical system will collapse. It is against the laws of nature.
Canada Prime Minister Harper s main role is to ramp up resource extraction for their planet trashing plans. His corporate Indians [AFN, band councils] are all following the same business plan. The only time line that puppet Shawn Atleo is going to make is to get on the same boat as a galley slave with his masters and sail off to prison for the traitor that he is. Atleo wants to rejuvenate education [brainwashing] for the Indians, not himself. He knows the truth about the real brutal history of his corporate masters. His knowledge of the genocide and stolen trust fund will land him in a Nure m berg cell with his best friend, Herr Harper. He will say, I was just following orders! But the orders did not come from the women of his nation. This is high treason against his own people. All the other band councilors and the SS Indian Affairs system will be on the same big boat to Europe. Since we won t have prisons here, they will have to go home. They ll be witnessing from afar the rebirth of our Mother Land, Great Turtle Island, from their jail cells in the Fatherland [Europe]. Iceland is now the only free country on earth because the bankers are all in jail and they re printing their own money. The banks collapsed because all the deficits owed to them were proven to be frauds. Private companies like airlines or other businesses fail when they are mismanaged or proven to be fraudulent. So they did. Banks are high stakes companies, like casinos. They thought the house always wins. Ordinary people should not have to pump up the banks through their taxes. The financial sector was huge and gobbling up all the professionals. It is now the smallest, as it should be. When financial sectors failed, other businesses blossom. Atleo wants to cooperate with economic growth, more trade with western countries to build weapons that continue the never ending war on terror throughout the planet. This goes against the supreme law of Great Turtle Island. He must go.
As Jimmie Rodgers wrote: Well, I Had a friend named Rambling Bob, who used to steal, gamble and rob. He thought he was the smartest guy in town, but I found out last Monday that Bob got locked up Sunday. They got him in the jailhouse way downtown . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZI54Y8qf70 Original: h ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSq8mnDH_1o MNN Mohawk Nation News firstname.lastname@example.org For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to www.mohawknationnews.com More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0
Where and when did the violence start? Let\’s see. In front of a mirror, on any calendar, and in any geography Imagine that you are different from everyone else. Imagine that you are something very other. Imagine that you have a certain skin or hair color. Imagine that they look down on you and make fun of you, that they persecute you, that they jail you, that they kill you because of it, for being different. Imagine that since the day you were born, the system has repeatedly told you that you are something weird, abnormal, sick, that you should be sorry for who you are and, after blaming it on bad luck or divine justice, you should do everything you can to change this “factory defect.”
Imagine that, in spite of all your efforts and good deeds, you can\’t seem to hide your skin or hair color. Now imagine that a campaign is launched to eliminate all of those who are like you. It\’s not that there\’s an event to kick it off, or a law that establishes it, but you realize that the whole system starts to work against you, and against people like you. The whole society turns into a machine whose goal is to annihilate you. First there\’s looks of disapproval, disgust, distain. Then there\’s the insults, attacks. Then there\’s detainees, deportees, prisoners. Then there\’s cadavers here and there, legal and illegal. Finally there\’s an actual campaign, the machine at full capacity, to disappear you and all of those who are like you. The identity of those who make up society is maintained through hatred towards you. Your crime? Being different. You still don\’t see it? Ok, imagine that you are (use masculine, feminine, or other pronouns, depending on the case). An indigenous person in a country dominated by foreigners. A flock of military helicopters is headed toward your lands. The press will say that the wind farm occupation impedes the reduction of pollution or that the jungle is being destroyed. “The eviction was necessary to reduce global warming,” says the Interior Minister. A black man in a nation dominated by whites. A WASP judge is going to sentence him. The jury found him guilty. Amongst the evidence presented by the prosecutor is an analysis of his skin color. A Jew in Nazi Germany. The Gestapo officer stares at him. The next day the official report will say that the human race has been purified. A Palestinian in present-day Palestine. The Israeli army\’s missile is aimed at the school, hospital, neighborhood, house. Tomorrow the media will say that they took out military targets. An immigrant on the other side of any border. The border patrol approaches. The next day there won\’t be anything about it in the news. A priest, nun, layperson who sided with the poor, in the middle of the Vatican\’s opulence. The Cardinal\’s sermon is against those who meddle in worldly affairs. A street vendor in an exclusive mall in an exclusive residential zone. A truck full of riot police parks. “We defend free trade,” the government delegate will declare. A woman by herself, day or night, on public transportation full of men. A small tick in the “gender violence” statistics. The cop will say: “it\’s that sometimes they provoke them.” A gay by himself, day or night, on public transportation full of machos. A small tick in the “homophobic violence” statistics. A sex worker on a strange street and someone else\’s corner a squad car pulls up. “The government is cracking down on white slavery,” the press will say. A punk, a Rastafarian, a rudeboy, a cholo, a metal head, on the street at night another squad card approaches. “We\’re putting a stop to antisocial behavior and vandalism,” says the elected official. A graffiti artist “tagging” the World Trade Center another squad car pulls up. “We\’ll do everything necessary in order to have a beautiful and attractive city for tourism,” says some official. A communist at a rightwing fascist party meeting. “We\’re against the totalitarianism that has done so much damage around the world,” says the party president. An anarchist in a communist party meeting. “We are against the petit bourgeois deviations that have done so much damage to the global revolution,” says the party\’s chairman. A segment from the “31 minutos” news broadcast on the CNN news ticker. Tulio Trivi o and Juan Carlos Bodoque look at each other, disturbed, but they don\’t say anything.  An alternative band trying to sell its CD at a concert starring Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Bieber, whoever comes after them. The cops approach. The fans scream like crazy. An artist performing traditional indigenous dances outside of the great cultural center where the (yes-gala-invitation-only-we\’re-sorry-ma\’am-you\’re-getting-in-the-way) Bolshoi ballet company is performing. Security proceeds to reestablish calm. An old man in a meeting chaired by Japanese finance minister Taro Aso (he studied at Stanford and just a little while ago asked that the elderly “hurry up and die already” because it\’s really expensive to keep them alive). Social spending is cut even further. An Anonymous criticizing a Microsoft-Apple shareholders meeting about copyrights. “A dangerous hacker behind bars,” the media will say. A young Mapuche who, in Chile, demands his ancestors\’ territory as he watches the olive-green offensive roll in with tanks and carabineers. The bullet that fatally wounds him in the back will not be punished. A youngster and/or student or unemployed worker at a military-police-civil guard-carabineer checkpoint. The last thing he heard? “Shoot!” An indigenous Nahua in the offices of a transnational mining company. Men in uniforms kidnap him. “We\’re investigating,” say respective governments. A dissident in front of a grey metal fence that\’s been erected, while on the other side the Mexican political class bites their tongues about yet another imposition. He\’s hit with a rubber bullet that causes him to lose an eye or break his skull. “It\’s called uniting for the good of the country. It\’s time to put the bickering behind us,” say the talking heads on the news. A peasant in front of an army of lawyers and police hearing that the land that he works, where his parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on were born and grew up, now belongs to a real estate company, and that you\’re depriving the poor businessmen of something that legally belongs to them. Jail. Someone who opposes the electoral fraud sees how 40 thieves and their boot-lickers are exonerated. The mockery: “We\’ve got to turn over a new leaf and look forward.” A man or woman approaches to see what all the ruckus is about and is suddenly surrounded by law enforcement. While they shove, beat, and kick her or him as they take her to the squad car, you manage to see that a well-known television channel\’s cameras are pointed somewhere else. An indigenous Zapatista in the bad government\’s (PRI-PAN-PRD-PT-MC) jail for years. He reads in the newspaper: “Why did the EZLN reappear now that the PRI has returned to power? Very suspicious.”
Are you still with us? Now Do you feel with certainty that you\’re out of place? Do you feel the fear from being ignored, insulted, beaten, mocked, humiliated, raped, imprisoned, murdered just because of who you are? Do you feel the impotence of not being able to do anything to avoid it, to defend yourself, to be heard? Do you curse the moment that you went to that place, the day you were born, the hour you began to read this text? Several of the aforementioned examples have names, calendars, and geographies: Juan Francisco Kuykendall Leal. The compa “Kuy,” adherent to the Other Campaign, professor, thespian, director. Skull smashed open on December 1, 2012, by a shot from “law enforcement.” He planned to do a play about Enrique Pe a Nieto. Jos Uriel Sandoval D az. Young student at the Autonomous University of Mexico City and member of the Student Struggle Committee. He lost an eye in the repression on December 1, 2012, as a result of a “law enforcement” attack. He was planning to resist the imposition of Enrique Pe a Nieto. Celedonio Prudencio Monroy. Indigneous Nahua. Kidnapped on October 23, 2012 by “law enforcement.” He was planning to resist the plundering of Nahua lands by mining companies and loggers. Adri n Javier Gonz lez Villareal. Young student at the National Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon\’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department in Mexico, murdered in January 2013 by “law enforcement.” He was planning to graduate and become a successful professional. Cruz Morales Calder n and Juvencio Lascurain. Peasants taken prisoner in Veracruz, 2010-2011, by “law enforcement.” They were planning on resisting the plundering of their lands by real estate companies. Mat as Valent n Catrileo Quezada. Young indigenous Mapuche, murdered on January 3, 2008, in Chile, Latin America, by “law enforcement.” He was planning on resisting the plundering of Mapuche land by the government, estate owners, and transnational companies. Francisco S ntiz L pez, indigenous Zapatista, unjustly imprisoned by “law enforcement.” He was planning on resisting the government counterinsurgency campaign of [former Chiapas governor] Juan Sabines Guerrero and [former president] Felipe Calder n Hinojosa.
Now don\’t despair, we\’re almost done… Now imagine that you aren\’t afraid, or you are but you get it under control. Imagine that you go and, in front of the mirror, not only do you not hide anything or cover up your difference with makeup, and instead you emphasize it. Imagine that you turn your difference into a shield and weapon, you defend yourself, you find others like you, you organize, you resist, you struggle, and without even realizing it, you go from “I\’m different” to “we\’re different.” Imagine that you don\’t hide behind “maturity” and “good judgement,” behind “now is not the time,” “the conditions aren\’t right,” “we have to wait,” “it\’s useless,” “there\’s no way to fix it.” Imagine that you don\’t sell out, that you don\’t give up, that you don\’t give in. Can you imagine it? Ok, well even though neither we nor you know it yet, we\’re part of a “we” that\’s bigger and has yet to be built. (to be continued ) From any corner of any world. SupMarcos. Planet Earth. January 2013. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Listen and watch the video that accompanies this text: M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo . “Born Free” by M.I.A. (Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam). Video director: Romain Gavras (son of Costa Gavras). Photography: Andr Chemetoff. Produced by: Mourad Belkeddar. Executive Producer: Gaetan Rousseau / Paradoxal. This video was censored by YouTube due to its content. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8N-77YpUcOU “Burnin\’ an Lootin” by Bob Marley. Video is the beginning of “La Haine” (“The Hatred”), written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995. Subtitles in Spanish. Translated from the original Spanish by Kristin Bricker. Translator\’s Notes:
- N14: the November 14, 2012, general strike called by Spanish unions.
- 31 Minutos is a Chilean mock news program anchored by puppets. Trivi o and Boduque are puppets on the show.
- PRI = Institutional Revolution Party; PAN = rightwing National Action Party; PRD = center-left Democratic Revolution Party; PT = Workers\’ Party, a front for the PRI; MC = Movimiento Ciudadano, a PRD splinter party. Marcos mentions all of the major political parties, even the so-called leftist parties, because the Zapatistas oppose all of them. The PRD ruled Chiapas for years, and during that time the government and PRD party members attacked the Zapatistas (frequently physically) just as the other parties had done.
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