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Israel kills humanitarians on flotilla bound for Palestine

Israel attacks humanitarian relief, Gaza Freedom Flotilla The Hindu newspaper reports 20 humanitarians killed by Israeli soldiers http://www.thehindu.com/2010/06/01/stories/2010060156320100.htm The Free Gaza Movement: Under darkness of night, Israeli commandoes dropped from a helicopter onto the Turkish passenger ship, Mavi Marmara, and began to shoot the moment their feet hit the deck. They fired directly into the crowd of civilians asleep. . Cynthia McKinney : “I am outraged at Israel\’s latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by Israel\’s needless, senseless act against unarmed humanitarian activists. But I\’m even more outraged that once again, Israel\’s actions have been aided and abetted by a U.S. political class that has become corrupted beyond belief due to its reliance on Zionist finance and penetration by Zionist zealots for whom no U.S. weapons system is too much for the Israeli war machine, and the silence

Mohawk Nation News: 20 Years After Mohawk Oka Crisis

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20 YEARS AFTER MOHAWK OKA CRISIS Mohawk Nation News http://www.mohawknationnews.com/ MNN. Sep. 15, 2009. July 11, 2010, will be twenty years since the Canadian military attacked the Mohawk Nation at Kanehsatake, Kahnawake and Akwesasne. We did not want the nearby town of Oka to extend its golf course over our ceremonial site and burial grounds. The Quebec police opened fire with automatic guns and tear gas on Mohawk men, women and children. For 78 days we faced the combined firepower of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Quebec Police and the RCMP. We found ourselves fighting for our identity and defending ourselves against oppression by Canada and Quebec. The Mohawk defenders were brought to trial on criminal charges. The following is a synopsis of the first day of the first year-long trial after the crisis. [MOHAWK WARRIORS THREE The Trial of Lasagna, Noriega & 20-20]. This was followed by another year long trial of over 50 other Mohawks and our allies. We were all acquitted. The trial

Communities Condemn Obama Administration for Militarization of Border

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Contact: Derechos Humanos: 520.770.1373 Communities Condemn Obama Administration\’s Decision to Further Militarize the U.S. – M xico Border We must stand together on May 29, 2010 to show our resolve against injustice By Derechos Humanos Photo: Angie Ramon, Tohono O\’odham whose son Bennett Patricio, Jr., was run over and killed by the US Border Patrol, stands before crosses at San Xavier to remember the migrants who died crossing the Sonoran Desert. Photo: Brenda Norrell. TUCSON – The Coalici n de Derechos Humanos along with groups across the country, condemn Tuesday\’s announcement that the Obama Administration will send 1,200 National Guard troops to Arizona and will request an additional $500 million to “secure” the Mexican border. The decision by Obama to “up the ante” on the militarization scheme of over 16 years, not only follows his administration\’s record of continued attacks on immigrant families across the nation since he became President but his o

A Sacred Fire is Burning at Eagle Rock

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Kennecott and Law Enforcement Break Up Eagle Rock Camp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI0oZj_6II Sign the Petition to Halt Sulfide Mining at Eagle Rock http://www.savethewildup.org/petition AP article on arrests: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=10759335 A Sacred Fire is Burning at Eagle Rock By Cynthia Pryor Huffington Post Around the world, indigenous communities are defending their homelands and sacred sites from mining companies with more urgency than ever. With the fictional Avatar receiving so much media attention, it\’s important to realize that very real battles between indigenous communities protecting sacred sites and corporations infringing on them are happening in the real world. And not just in exotic corners of the world, but right here in America, in the Great Lakes, where millions get their drinking water. Rio Tinto has from the beginning played out the role of the big bad mining company in its plans to mine nickel and copper in Michigan\’s Upper Peninsula. The

Navajos Protest Uranium Mining Plans

Navajo Activists Protest Uranium Mining Plans Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2010/5/28/headlines#13 A group of indigenous activists have traveled to Denver this week to protest a uranium mining conference discussing new mining projects on Navajo land. Three Navajo activists were removed from the conference despite being formally invited to attend one of the sessions. On Thursday, one of the three, Nadine Padilla of the Multicultural Alliance for Safe Environments, protested her expulsion. Nadine Padilla: “The problem is this is a meeting we should have been involved in from the start. The four proposed mines on Navajo land is something the community members need to be a part of. We need to be at the table and need to have our voices and our concerns heard by people who are making the decisions, such as the federal agencies like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.” Statement from Navajos: We call on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Mining Association, Ura

Indigenous Environmental Network: Four Principles for Climate Justice

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Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) releases its Four Principles for Climate Justice By Indigenous Environmental Network Photo: Cochabamba Climate Conference by Ben Powless, Mohawk Indigenous Peoples must call for the most stringent and binding emission reduction targets. A growing body of western scientific evidence now suggests what Indigenous Peoples have expressed for a long time: Life as we know it is in danger. Western scientists tell us that climate change is accelerating, and that changes are happening faster than expected. New scientific information made available since the IPCC\’s Fourth Assessment Report shows that changes in ocean acidification, melting of permafrost, and ice melting are happening much faster than projected by the IPCC. Objectives must be made to reach stabilization of GHG concentrations at 300 ppm and to limit temperature rise to 1.0 degrees centigrade, based on pre-industrial levels, noting that emissions must peak in 2015. The Petition below expresses

National Day of Action against SB 1070

TODAY: National Day of Action against SB1070 National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Stands with Arizona for Justice & Human Rights! TODAY: On May 29, the eyes of the world will be on Arizona when tens of thousands of members of Arizona s communities, including Indigenous people, day laborers, unions, people of color, women, LGBTQ people, workers, youth, students and supporters from across the country, will converge on Phoenix for the National Day of Action against SB1070. SB1070 is the new Arizona anti-immigrant, racial profiling state law that allows police to question anyone about their immigration status, jail them and turn them over to ICE for deportation. The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and its members will march with Arizona communities and in solidarity actions around the country on May 29 as we stand with the people of Arizona in the fight to restore rights and to rollback the hate. On May 29 and beyond, the National Network for Immigrant and R

Navajos told to sit in back of the room at mining conference

Navajo protesters told to sit in back of room at conference http://www.indianz.com Three members of the Navajo Nation and a non-Indian supporter were told to sit or stand in the back of a room at a uranium conference, The Denver Post reported. The protesters wanted to attend a discussion on litigation at the National Mining Association and Nuclear Regulatory Commission conference. The NRC is a federal agency that has a tribal consultation policy . When tribal member Nadine Padilla, 25, saw an empty chair in the front of the room, she sat down. She was told to leave. Padilla and another tribal member, Mario Atencio, decided to exit the room. Atencio yelled out “It will never happen!” in reference to uranium mining on the reservation, the Post reported. The three Navajo protesters were then ushered out of the room. “It wasn\’t right for them to treat us like second-class citizens and ask us to sit in the back of the room and to sit on the floor,” Padilla told the Post. Th

Indigenous Alliance without Borders: National Day of Action Against Racism

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NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST RACISM AND RACIST LAWS – THE EVENTUALITY OF THE PHOENIX POSOLE PACHANGA SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010 By Jose Matus, Yaqui, director of Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras joins and stands strongly in support of all the people and organizers of the National Day of Action Against Racism and Racist public policies and laws. White America and especially Arizona\’s racist politicians are seeing a resurgence of Indigenous America in the form of immigrants who are descendants of North America\’s Indigenous populations. As Indigenous America, they are terrifying precisely because they have a moral claim to cross the border imposed on their lands. Since the 1990\’s, the immigrant communities in Arizona have experienced in their everyday lives hatred, xenophobia, bigotry, abuse and rights violation while living in Tucson, Phoenix and throughout the state. The actions of the Arizona State Legislature extends the militarization of the border

Official UNFCCC Negotiating Text Ignores World People\’s Conference Solutions

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US continues to lead efforts at UN to ignore solutions Official UNFCCC Negotiating Text Ignores World People\’s Conference Solutions By World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth Photo by Ben Powless: Manny Pino, Acoma Pueblo and Ofelia Rivas, O\’odham, cochair the working group on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at Bolivia Climate Conference. In April 2010 more than 35,000 people from 140 countries gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia and developed the historic Cochabamba People\’s Agreement a consensus-based document reflecting substantive solutions to the climate crisis. We, the undersigned organizations, both participated in and/or supported this historic process. Reflecting the voices of global civil society and the agreements reached in 17 working groups, the Plurinational State of Bolivia made an official proposal, comprised of the core components of the Cochabamba People\’s Agreement, to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Actio

Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark in Defense of Mohawk Splitting the Sky

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Citizens arrest The trial of the man who tried to arrest George W. Bush (Videos) by Joshua Blakeney* On March 17, 2009, Mohawk activist Splitting the Sky (STS) attempted a citizens arrest on George W. Bush in Calgary (Canada), his first foreign visit as a private citizen without diplomatic immunity. Brutally arrested for his action, STS earned his “day in court” in March 2010 to highlight the hypocrisy of the Canadian Government for allowing Bush into Canada, in breach of its own laws. STS is a compelling example of the duty of citizens to act when our governments and their agents are derelict in their own duty. Former U.S. Attorney-General Ramsey Clark plans to be in Calgary for the June 7 sentencing of STS. Joshua Blakeney believes that Clark s presence, as well as international public opinion, will mount pressure on the Canadian judiciary who failed to issue an arrest warrant for Bush and who now must decide the fate of STS. Splitting the Sky attempting to break through pol

Native Sun: Deputy reached for gun, not taser, in fatal shooting

Native Sun: Deputy reached for gun, not taser, in fatal shooting Thursday, May 27, 2010 http://64.38.12.138/News/2010/019992.asp This story was written by Randall Howell and is copyright Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — The sheriff s department deputy who fatally shot an Oglala Lakota man in a field near Rapid City was carrying a taser, but did not use it. Instead he fired five fatal bullets into Christopher J. Capps, a 22-year-old college-bound student who lived in the same neighborhood where he died in a hail of bullets on May 2. Despite the fact that his only weapon allegedly was a sharp stick, Capps was slain by Pennington County Sheriff s Department deputy David Olson, who was temporarily suspended a standard law enforcement practice during a shooting investigation. Capps, the son of Jerry and Jaylene Capps, had lived with his family in the mobile home community for about a dozen years and had been accepted for enrollment at the University of South Dakota-Vermillion, whe

Border Residents Oppose National Guard to US/Mexico Border

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To President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 To Members of the U.S. Congress Washington, DC May26, 2010 Migrant shoes from Sonoran Desert/Southside Tucson/Photo Brenda Norrell Border residents oppose calls for deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border Border communities who had hoped for a rational and accountable border policy from the Obama Administration are deeply disappointed at the news of the authorization to deploy National Guard troops to the border. We are also deeply disappointed by calls from Congress to deploy as many as 6,000 National Guard troops to the border. Proposals to deploy the National Guard are ill-conceived and motivated by electoral politics rather than border realities. In the course of history, presidents have rarely called up the National Guard. Deployment of these forces has almost always been limited to emergency situations and for good reason. The creation of a national police force is anathema to ou

Houston: True Cost of Chevron: Tom Evans, Alaska Native, Cook Inlet

From True Cost of Chevron in Houston: I have posted videos from our friends who are: Indigenous, Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, APIA, African, African American, Latina and many others here on my youtube channel. Please feel free to repost as far and wide as possible. http://www.youtube.com/user/peipeiwu Diana Diana Pei Wu NEW CELL NUMBER: +1 510 333 3889 E: dianapeiwu (at) gmail (dot) com Skype: dianapwu :: Twitter: dianapeiwu Homepage: http://web.me.com/dianapeiwu blog: http://justicenecology.posterous.com

Phoenix March Against Racist Legislation May 29, 2010

Get Ready to March against SB1070 On May 29th, tens of thousands of people from all over the country will come to Phoenix and march to repudiate SB1070. We will demand that Congress and President Obama stand on the right side of history and take immediate and concrete action to stop SB1070 in Arizona. Join us in making history on May 29th! March to Stop SB1070! Gather May 29th at 8:00 AM: The March will start at Indian Steele Park (Indian School Road and N 3rd Street) march to the State Capitol (N 17th Ave and W Adams St) Tel: (602) 314-5870 http://www.puenteaz.org/ / http://www.altoarizona.com/ For info on caravaning from Tucson call Derechos Humanos @ 770-1373 For more information: Diana Perez: (602) 579-2879 dee9pe_ram@hotmail.com Leah Carnine: (541) 514-1694 END BORDER MILITARIZATION CONTINGENT DEMANDING DIGNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR INDIGENOUS AND MIGRANT COMMUNITIES National Day of Action Against SB1070 May 29, 2010 O\’odham Solidarity Across Borders Collective sends you greetings from

Obama Administration halts its oil drilling permits in Arctic

Contact: Kier n Suckling (520) 275-5960 Interior to Suspend Shell Oil Drilling Permits in Alaska Center Applauds Action, Calls for Stronger Measures, Removal of BP Exec from Interior Post By Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, Ariz. — Embattled Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will announce today that Shell Oil Company will not be permitted to drill for oil in Alaska s Beaufort and Chukchi seas this year. Amid intense protests, lawsuits, and administrative appeals by environmentalists and native Alaskans, Shell had planned to begin drilling this July. It is not clear when the Interior Department will decide whether Shell will be allowed to drill for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in 2011, and under what conditions. Suspending Shell s drilling permit this year is the first thing Ken Salazar has done right in response to the Minerals Management Service scandals, said Kier n Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. We applaud the Secretary s decision and

HOUSTON: Chevron arrests Truthtellers

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Contact: Sangita Nayak, 414 412 4518, emailsangita@gmail.com Diana Pei Wu, 510 333 3889, dianapeiwu@gmail.com Chevron denies access to shareholder representatives in bid to silence truth about its human right and environmental impacts Photos: Mitchel Anderson with Amazon Watch, based in San Francisco was arrested after trying to enter the Chevron Annual Shareholder Meeting in Houston, TX. Photo by Liana Lopez Photo 2: Guillermo Grefa from Ecuador, and Debora Barros Fince from Colombia, sit outside Chervon\’s Shareholder meeting after being denied access even though they both held legal proxies. Photo by Jonathan McIntosh Global Community Leaders Barred, Ejected and Arrested from Chevron Annual Meeting See update below: All five released and safe HOUSTON – Shareholders and shareholder representatives from around the globe holding legal proxies were refused entry to Chevron\’s annual meeting today. Five members of The True Cost of Chevron Network were subsequently arrested at the oil gi

Larry Kibby: The Dreaded US Apology

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 The Dreaded U.S. Apology By Larry Kibby On May 19, 2010, an event was held at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., an event in which several Federal Representatives and several Tribal Representatives were in attendance, an event directed to the American Indians of these United States in which the Government issued a “Formal Apology for Ill-Conceived Policies and Acts of Violence committed against them.” The following comments are my own opinion and personal viewpoint of this event that took place on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, which in a manner of speaking is simple, what a “Sad Inhuman Joke!” “The U.S. government apologizes on behalf of the people of the United States to all Native Peoples for many instances of violence, maltreatment and neglect inflicted on American Indians by U.S. citizens.” Wrong! We\’re talking about hundreds of years of prejudicial inhuman brutal beatings, torture and murder of innocent Elders, Women,

Chevron Disrespects Indigenous Leaders Exposing True Cost of Chevron

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http://www.truecostofchevron.com/ Contacts: Diana Pei Wu, dianapeiwu@gmail.com, 510-333-3889 Sangita Nayak, emailsangita@gmail.com, 414-412-4518 Chevron Disrespects Community Leaders Exposing True Cost of Chevron Indigenous and global leaders ignored by Chevron decision-makers, expect showdown at shareholder meeting Hi res, rights free photos available at http://rainforestactionnetwork.smugmug.com/Change-Chevron/True-Cost-of-Chevron-Press/12311033_j4CMA#878829788_Uw4tB Update: Protesters arrested outside Chevron stockholder meeting on Wednesday http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7022962.html HOUSTON — After traveling from as far as Australia, Burma, Nigeria, Ecuador and Alaska, community leaders and authors of the newly released report “The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report” were rebuffed by Chevron CEO John Watson when they tried to deliver their report at the company\’s Houston office on Tuesday. The report details Chevron\’s human rights abus
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Indigenous: What happened to Cochabamba Peoples Accord?

Statement of Concern from the Indigenous Environmental Network What Happened to the Text from the Cochabamba s People s Accord? By Indigenous Environmental Network Media Contacts: IEN media hotline: +52 998 108 0748 Email: ienCop16media@gmail.com Photo: Manny Pino, Acoma Pueblo, and Ofelia Rivas, O\’odham, cochairs of Working Group on Indigenous Peoples in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photo copyright Ben Powless, Mohawk. CANCUN, Mexico — As indigenous peoples, we are extremely concerned that the principles agreed upon in the Cochabamba People s Agreement have been unilaterally removed from the negotiating document that was released on November 24th. Equally alarming is the misrepresentation of the Copenhagen Accord as a legitimate path forward, despite its widespread denouncement by civil society and its tepid reception last December in Denmark, when the United Nations merely took note of it. Read more … http://redroadcancun.com/?p=983 .

Press Conference: False Solutions to Climate Change Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

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MEDIA ADVISORY Global Justice Ecology Project with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and the ETC Group present: FALSE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE Nuclear, Coal, Geoengineering and CDM Funding (TUESDAY) WHO: Nikke Alex – Din , USA is Din (Navajo) originally from Dilcon, Arizona (Navajo Nation). She is the Executive Director of Black Mesa Water Coalition, an environmental justice organization based in Flagstaff, AZ. Nikke has carried out independent research about the impact of both uranium and coal mining on the Navajo people. Nikke has worked at the US Department of Justice in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program and the US Environmental Protection Agency with the Tribal Science Council in Washington, DC. Read more … http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/p/cancun-indigenous-alerts.html

Red Road Cancun: Explosing the lies and demanding climate justice

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The Indigenous Environmental Network team exposes the scam of carbon trading, and the debt of polluting nations By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Watch live and streaming videos: http://redroadcancun.com/?p=454 IEN media hotline: +52 998 108 0748 IEN e-mail: ienCop16media@gmail.com +Contacto de Medios IEN Medios: +52 998 108 0748; Correo Electr nico: IENcop16media@gmail.com CANCUN, Mexico The scam of carbon trading and false solutions to climate change are being exposed by the Indigenous Environmental Network, in a live broadcast from a crew of Native broadcasters at the Cancun Climate Summit. The Indigenous Environmental Network s live program, Red Road Cancun, http://www.redroadcancun.com/ was hosted today by Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca from Oklahoma and Dallas Goldtooth, Dakota Navajo. The team includes Clayton Thomas-Muller, Cree and Tar Sands Campaign organizer from Canada. Tom Goldtooth, IEN executive director, Navajo and Dakota, said the negotiations in C

Red Road Cancun: Indigenous Voices Live from Cancun

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By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo: Ben Powless, Mohawk/IEN (NOV 29, 2010) The Indigenous Environmental Network is broadcasting live from the Cancun Climate Summit. Red Road Cancun, http://www.redroadcancun.com/ , webcast by Earthcycles, offers the world the voices of Indigenous Peoples. These are the voices that polluting corporations and governments do not want to be heard. As profiteers push for carbon market scams and seizures of land and water rights, IEN is providing an online platform for Indigenous voices to halt threats to Indian lands, water and forests. At the Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in April, more than 35,000 people gathered at the invitation of President Evo Morales. The majority were Indigenous Peoples. There were 17 working groups which produced declarations, culminating in the Peoples Agreement. It calls for new standards for greenhouse emissions and recognition of the rights

Vicam Pueblo: In Defense of Water, National Indigenous Congress 2010

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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS DECLARATION OF V CAM IN DEFENSE OF WATER, THE EARTH, AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES English translation by Sal Baldenegro and Wenona Benally Espanol : http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2010/11/vicam-pueblo-en-defensa-del-agua.html Censored News Photo 1: Sonora coastline Photo 2 National Indigenous Congress 2010 on Yaqui Pueblo copyright Ofelia Rivas, O\’odham . GATHERED IN THE HOMELAND OF THE YAQUI, THE PEOPLES, TRIBES, AND NATIONS OF THE PUR PECHA, NAHUA, WIX RIKA, COCAPAH, O\’ODHAM, YAQUI, MAYO-YOREME, MIXTECO, TRIQUI, TZOTZIL AND OTOM , IN COOPERATION WITH MEXICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS, AND WITH VARIOUS COUNTRIES OF THE AMERICAS, ASIA, AND EUROPE TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FORUM IN DEFENSE OF WATER, AND RECOGNIZING THAT: 1. WATER, OUR MOTHER AND FATHER, IS THAT WHICH GIVES US LIFE ALONG WITH THE EARTH, FIRE, AND AIR. IT IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR LIVES AND OF THE EXISTENCE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS BORN AND THAT IS ALIVE;

BOLIVIA: Cancun should not be Copenhagen Part II

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Cancun Climate Summit: Even before the summit begins, the World Bank and corporate governments are scheming, targeting forests for carbon credit scams and the Earth for more pollution By World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo 1: IEN Bolivia CANCUN, Mexico — (November 27, 2010) At the next meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16), which begins November 29th in Cancun, Mexico, the 192 member states must agree on a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. However, on November 24th, the President of the Ad-Hoc Working group on Long-Term Action issued a new document that attempts to legitimize the Copenhagen Accord, which the United Nations merely took note of last December in Denmark. Read more http://pwccc.wordpress.com Live webstream from the Indigenous Environmental Network\’s Red Road Cancun begins Monday, Nov. 29, 20

AIM Women\’s Leadership: Infiltration and stalking by US agents

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Women in the American Indian Movement share the stories of their lives By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com SAN FRANCISCO — Women in the American Indian Movement shared stories of lives lived with great courage, as federal agents stalked them and attempted to intimidate them, during the AIM International Conference this week. The AIM Women s Leadership panel brought together five AIM women to share their life stories. Anne Begay, Navajo, was among them. Begay is the mother of Kathy Peltier, the daughter of Leonard Peltier. Begay spoke of her Dine family, a medicine family of men and women medicine people, who provided her with a childhood of structure, rich with history and culture. After returning from the Longest Walk in 1978, Begay took her daughter Kathy to the park one day. Her daughter was about two years old at the time. This gentleman sat down next to me, with shiny shoes. He began to question her. Who s her father? None of your business, Begay told

Navajo Jean Whitehorse: Boarding schools, relocation and sterilization

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The Occupation of Alcatraz offered Navajo Jean Whitehorse the best education By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com SAN FRANCISCO — Jean Whitehorse, Navajo, endured the US government s boarding schools, relocation and sterilization. Today, she says the BIA unwittingly gave her the best education that money could buy; not by giving her job training in the San Francisco area, but by placing her near the Occupation of Alcatraz. At the age of 19, it was the right time and the right place for Whitehorse to learn who she was as an American Indian. Speaking at the 42nd Anniversary of the American Indian Movement, during the weeklong conference, Whitehorse described her own journey, beginning with the exile of her people, the Navajo or Dine . Whitehorse said when Navajos were forced on the Longest Walk, they were removed from their homeland for four years. The government returned Navajos to only ten percent of their land, and only did so because the government felt the la

Listen: Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony: KPFA Alcatraz Free Radio

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Listen now, recorded live by KPFA: Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/65584 Sunrise Ceremony – November 25, 2010 at 6:00am Click to listen (or download ) Article and photos by Brenda Norrell/Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of people gathered on Alcatraz Island to remember those who occupied the island in 1969 in a stand of resistance for Native American rights. Before first light, the ceremony began with Pomo traditional dancers. Maori are among those honoring the traditions and culture of their peoples. Before sunrise, live on KPFA Radio, Wounded Knee spoke of the Shellmound Walk and the need to protect the Shellmounds. Radley Davis offered a traditional song, with Doug Duncan and the Pomo Dancers. With more than 4,000 people gathered, children and family members of those who occupied Alcatraz shared memories. Fred Short spoke on honoring the traditions and recognizing the warriors who stood up against the oppression of the govern

AIM Conference: Video Highlights 2010

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LINKS TO VIDEO HIGHLIGHS AIM Women share strength and power at 42nd AIM Anniversary By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/ SAN FRANCISCO — The American Indian Movement\’s 42nd Anniversary continues today, Friday, at the Baha\’i Center, beginning at noon, with a concert at 6 pmt: www.aimwest.info Here are some highlights from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday webcasts by Earthcycles. (Move the time bar, the tiny circle, forward to locate speakers on the videos.) AIM Women\’s Leadership : Go to hour 1:54:30; Morning Star, Madona Thunderhawk, Yvonne Swan, Anne Begay and Corine Fairbanks: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11046674 Wednesday evening: Aztec dancers, Clyde Bellecourt and the Native Youth Discussion: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11067683 Clyde Bellecourt , AIM cofounder: Go to time: 1:27:00: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11046674 Yvonne Swan, Colville, and Jean Whitehorse, Navajo: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11027639 Indigenous Rights speaker Roxanne Dunb

Zapatistas and Vicam Yaquis: In Defense of Water

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Photos above: Copyright Ofelia Rivas, O\’odham. (Top) The Defense of the Water in Vicam Pueblo, Sonora, with Yaqui authorities, CNI representatives and organizers of the event. National Indigenous Congress: Official document \’En Defensa del Agua\’ http://www.scribd.com/doc/44094723/Defensa-del-Agua-DECLARACION-DE-VICAM English translation: Declaration \’In Defense of Water\’ http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2010/11/vicam-pueblo-in-defense-of-water.html At the Indigenous National Congress on Yaqui\’s Vicam Pueblo, Zapatistas are the Stronghold By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo: Ofelia Rivas at Bolivia Climate Summit/Copyright Ben Powless VICAM PUEBLO, Sonora, Mexico — The Zapatistas joined Indigenous Peoples from throughout Mexico at the Yaquis Vicam Pueblo in Sonora, Mexico, for the National Indigenous Congress. With the urgent message, In Defense of Water, Indigenous Peoples united in the struggle for autonomy and protection of Mother

LISTEN NOW: Clyde Bellecourt AIM San Francisco

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42nd Anniversary of AIM hosted by AIM West UPDATED: Listen NOW: AIM Women\’s Leadership Yvonne Swan, Morning Star Gali, Anne Begay, Madonna Thunder Hawk and Corine Fairbanks. Anne Begay, Navajo, mother of Kathy Peltier, daughter of Leonard Peltier, told of being questioned when Kathy was two years old. He said, Well, we know who you are. And if you re smart, you ll know what we did to Anna Mae can happen to your daughter too. The women\’s panel is speaking now of infiltration and the government agents with “shiny shoes” that stalked them and led to lives of fear for their children. Yvonne Swan, Colville, said the government is just a screen for the corporations. Madonna Thunderhawk, Lakota, spoke of the beginning of the movement and the harmony and spirit of family that existed. “As Clyde said, \’We were a movement.\'” She said, “Anyone could jump on our bandwagon.” “The respect was just there.” Thunderhawk spoke of men and women treating

VIDEO: Virginia Police attack Akwesasne film crew in \’Mississippi Burning\’ style attack

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Virginia State Police vs. Akwesasne by Giniti Harcum El BeyCensored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Virginia State Police stopped van occupied by Onkwehonwe shooting movie in Virginia. Driver was allegedly speeding and did not have license. He got two tickets. Troopers starting Harassing Leadhorse Choctaw, because he didn\’t have ID and arrested him. Leadhorse was released on $5000 bail. The men were told that Northerners and Indians are not liked here because this is where the South surrendered to the North in War of Aggression (misnomer Civil War). Ely Parker (Seneca) drew up the surrender papers and it is said to have actually accepted the surrender. What crimes did these cops commit? Tell it to them. Virginia State Police James M. Buzzard Badge 551 Division 3 – Area 21 240 Third Division Loop Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Phone complaint: 434-352-7128 (434-352-9058 Fax)

LIVE TODAY: AIM Conference, Nov. 22, 2010

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WATCH LIVE NOW TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Earthcycles website is down Tuesday morning. Watch live on Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kmecradio AIM International 42nd Anniversary, San Francisco, Nov. 22-26, 2010 Live on the web: Earthcycles is setting up and the broadcst will begin shortly: http://www.earthcycles.net/ Photo: AIM conference Friday nigh concert 2009 San Francisco/Brenda Norrell . AIM West: www.aimwest.info Monday, November 22nd 10:00AM 6:00 pm San Francisco City College, Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street * 10:00 am Welcoming Ceremony, Introduction; and theme, Climate Change, Land and Self-Determination. Special Guests speakers: Clyde Bellecourt and Yvonne Swann. 10:30 am Press Conference Light Breakfast 11:00 am Panel on regional reports; and state of the nation. 12:00 pm Lunch (provided by H.O.M.E.Y.) Short film on AIM. 1:00 pm Panel on Treaties and Agreements Ratified and unratified; Federally Recognized, Unrecognized/Disenrollment 2:45 pm Break 3: pm Panel on Health issues, Di

Watch Video: Southern Border Indigenous Roundtable

Watch webcast: Southern Border Indigenous Peoples Roundtable Symposium Indigenous Alliance without Borders, 3 hours: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10935828 Jose Matus, Yaqui director of the Alliance; Kat Rodriguez of Derechos Humanos; Julian Rivas, O\’odham from Mexico; Shannon Rivers, O\’otham from Gila River and Sarah Gonzales, director of the YWCA Racial Justice Program. Recorded by Earthcycles www.earthcycles.net and Censored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Lehman Brightman: The Real History of the Occupation of Alcatraz

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By Lehman Brightman, founder of United Native Americans Photo: Harold Patty & Oohosis Wearing UNA “Indian Power” Buttons. Yet, Some People Whom Have Published These Picture\’s In Books Such as “You Are On Indian Land Alcatraz Island, 1969-1971 Edited By Troy R. Johnson, Seem To Over Look This. . . Why? .. Indian occupiers moments after the removal from Alcatraz Island on June 11, 1971. They are (from left): Harold Patty, a Paiute from Nevada; Oohosis, a Cree from Canada; Peggy Lee Ellenwood, a Sioux from Wolf Point, Montana; Sandy Berger, from Fort Hall, Idah Ilka Hartmann 2009 http://www.ilkahartmann.com/ Read more and watch videos of the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz: http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2010/11/lehman-brightman-real-history-of.html

AIM: US Celebrates Massacre on Thanksgiving

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42nd Anniversary of AIM Nov. 22 — 26: Schedule and info: http://aimwest.info/ Broadcast live on Earthcycles: http://www.earthcycles.net/ By Tony Gonzales, AIM West People still can t fathom the facts behind this day and how US society depicts, and perpetuates the myth about sitting down at the dinner table in solidarity with Indians having survived the hardships, and harvest! Another attempt at making fools of us by leaving out the rest of the story and how our kids are subjected to this wholesale propaganda and living a lie! The late, great Bill Wahpepah (AIM) started celebrating sunrise gatherings at Alcatraz Island circa 1974, to shatter these myths, besides honoring the Alcatraz Warriors who occupied the Rock for 19 months, and a community dinner, he dubbed, an extension of his humor unthanksgiving to give people a starting jolt! Y all have a good one now! Oh, and make plans to join us for the annual \’unthanksgiving\’ dinner, the \’Eagle invites the Condor\’ to dinner, N

Border Racism Targets People of Color

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By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo: Kat Rodriguez, Julian Rivas and Shannon Rivers/Photo Brenda Norrell . By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com TUCSON — The Indigenous Alliance without Borders hosted a Southern Border Indigenous Peoples Roundtable Symposium Thurs., Nov. 18. The panel focused on the political climate and racism in Arizona and how this affects Indigenous Peoples. Sponsored by the Indigenous Alliance without Borders/Alianza Indigena sin Fronteras, the panel was broadcast live by Earthcycles and Censored News. It is now available online. Julian Rivas, Tohono O odham in Mexico, said he was stopped by Border Patrol, with search dogs, three times on his way here. We say we are Tohono O odham, but that doesn t matter. It is the color of your skin. I feel safer in Mexico than here. Rivas said he sits at the table with the Zapatistas in Chiapas, pushing for human rights. He said Zapatistas understand the need to push for

Straightjacket: Navajo President Completes Water Rights Coup

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Navajo Water Rights Groups Respond to President s Water Settlement Signoff By Dine Water Rights Photos: Navajo water rights marches by Dine\’ Water Rights Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., has signed the Northeastern Arizona Water Rights Settlement, now making complete the coup, or outside takeover, of the three branches of our government. That settlement minimizes our rights, constrains us like a straightjacket, and puts us farther on the road to complete suppression. Great nations like great men should keep their word. This famous sentence was written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, in his dissent in the 1960 case of Federal Power Commission v. Tuscarora Indian Nation. He was distressed that the majority of the Court betrayed both the Tuscarora s trust and the honor of the United States by allowing the violation of treaties with the Tribe and the flooding of their reservation. That is how we feel today; distressed and violated by our own Council and President, who

Rivers: Border Rights and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo: Shannon Rivers speaks with Angie Ramon at the Border Roundtable/Photo Brenda Norrell. Watch this presentation: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10935828 TUCSON — Shannon Rivers, O odham from the Gila River Indian Community, discussed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, during the Southern Border Indigenous Peoples Roundtable Symposium. As of today, the United States has not endorsed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” said Rivers, who serves as Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus Co-chair on the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Rivers pointed out that the US is now the only country in the world failing to act on the Declaration. The border panel, sponsored by the Indigenous Alliance without Borders on Nov. 18, is now available on the web at Earthcycles and Censored News. Speaking on Indigenous Peoples border rights, Rivers pointed out that Article 36 of the UN Declaration stat
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Remembering Wounded Knee \’73

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Remembering Wounded Knee \’73 by Carter Camp Ponca Nation AIM Ah-ho My Relations, Each year with the changing of the season I post this remembrance of Wounded Knee 73. I wrote it a few years ago when some of our brave people had walked to Yellowstone to stop the slaughter of our Buffalo relations. When I did I was surprised at the response from people who were too young to remember WK\’73 and I was pleased that some old WK vets wrote to me afterwards. So each year on this date I post the short story again and invite you-all to send it around or use as you will. As you do I ask you to remember that our reasons for going to Wounded Knee still exist and that means the need for struggle and resistance also still exist. Our land and sacred sites are threatened as never before even our sacred Mother herself is faced with unnatural warming caused by extreme greed. In some areas of conflict between our people and those we signed treaties with, it is best to negotiate or “work within

Indigenous Fight Logging, Nuclear Industry, Colonization and Oppression

Underreported Struggles #35, February 2010 Full story w/ links: http://intercontinentalcry.org/underreported-struggles-35-february-2010 In this month\’s Underreported Struggles: Indigenous People in Ecuador Call for a “Permanent Mobilzation ; 5,000 Dongria Kondh protest against Vedanta Resources; Bangladesh army opens fire on Indigenous Jumma; Okanagan Band launches protective blockade against logging. Feb 28 – Indigenous People in Ecuador Call for “Permanent Mobilization – Indigenous representatives and leaders have issued a call for a “permanent mobilization to protest the Ecuadorian government\’s development policies and press demands for a pluri-national state. Lasting for more than eight weeks, a similar mobilization occurred last year in Peru. Feb 26 – Colombia: indigenous communities targeted in war, again – Indigenous peoples are again caught in the middle as the Colombian army launches a major offensive against the FARC guerillas in the southern Andean depar

Remembering the Migrants: Tucson Peace Fair 2010

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By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/ MORE PHOTOS: http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2010/02/photos-tucson-peace-fair-2010.html TUCSON — In the half moon circle of booths before the stage, children\’s faces were painted and Guatemalan tapestries were on display. There was the call for peace, and the paintings of torture in China. Veterans for Peace, Amnesty, the ACLU, Derechos Humanos, Borderlinks, No More Deaths, KXCI Radio and so many others were there at the Tucson Peace Fair today. The Tucson Refuge Sewing and Crafts Circle offered handmade bags made by African women who are now refugees here. Others called for the protection of the Santa Rita Mountains from copper mining. On one table, there were tiny mementos, precious items left behind by migrants in the Sonoran Desert. There were fragments of a child\’s clothing, bits of toys and beads, now made into art, so they will not be forgotten. On quilt patches there are the memories and the names of those

Andy Warhol\’s Tucson

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Article and photos by Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/ It was unexpected, but there it was. Andy Warhol photographs, even his cowboy boots, three rooms of them, with Go-Go Sixties dancers. And out back, Sonoran hot dogs and a mechanical bull. All you had to do was lean back on a hay bale and drink it all in, beneath the stars, with one of the ropers. Out back, the hot dogs had grilled onions, raw onions, jalapenos, bacon and some other stuff that I\’ve forgotten. Inside, the world of art was unglued, all unhinged, Andy Warhol was there, jumping in between the chasms of time, leaping back and forth, enjoying it all one more time. Bob Broder, who once shot for Arizona Republic and other ole news rags (like the ones that I sometimes wrote for) was standing there, in front of the photos of Andy Warhol. There was a surreal quality to it all, Broder standing there in front of a wall of photos that he shot of Warhol in Tucson, with a Navajo blanket and cowboy h

Black Mesa Indigenous Support: Regional Coordinators

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BMIS Regional Coordinator Proposal By Black Mesa Indigenous Support Photo: Black Mesa Support Caravan Black Mesa Indigenous Support (BMIS) is seeking year-round regional coordinators! We are looking for excited, committed people to join us in support of the traditional resistance communities at Big Mountain/Black Mesa. We are seeking individuals and groups from all over the country and encourage people who are new to organizing projects to join us, as well as supporters who have long-term involvement in the struggle. Please pass along this email to people in your community who might be interested, and get in touch with us if you have any questions at: blackmesais@gmail.com BMIS strives to have our organizing grounded in the needs and input from people on the land at Big Mountain Black Mesa, which necessitates lots of communication, translation, and trips to the land. In addition, we serve as a bridge between outside supporters and the resistance community. We envision a regional coordinato

Facing the KKK: Migrant Youth Walkers

Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/ Brave students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C. to demand our nation s leaders fix our failed immigration system. They have just entered the Deep South and have encountered extreme anti-immigrant sentiment including the Ku Klux Klan. Now more than ever they need our support so they know they re not alone. http://trail2010.org/action/?ref_by=2517-1401 Along the “Trail of Dreams, their 1,500 mile walk, they will call on our nation s leaders to ensure that young people like themselves, and all immigrants, have the chance to realize their potential and fully participate in society. These students are taking a courageous stand on behalf of millions of others who suffer under our failed immigration system. Please stand with them as they walk through hostile territory and take their message to Washington. http://trail2010.org/action/?ref_by=2517-1401

O\’odham Ofelia Rivas Imprisoned in Mexico

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O\’odham Ofelia Rivas imprisoned for four days in southern Chiapas while supporting Zapatistas By Brenda Norrell Human Rights Editor UN OBSERVER & International Report http://www.unobserver.com/ Photo: Tapachula prison in Chiapas near Guatemalan border. TUCSON — O\’odham human rights activist Ofelia Rivas was imprisoned in southern Chiapas for four days and crossed safely onto O\’odham lands Wednesday night. “There are inhumane border policies all across the world. My personal experience at home dealing with the Border Patrol helped me deal with confinement in the prison cell,” Rivas said after crossing the border to her home. Rivas was imprisoned in the Tapachula Immigration Prison in southern Chiapas near the Guatemalan border on false charges of crossing the border of Guatemala without documents. Rivas, however, had not crossed into Guatemala. “Throughout our travel, by plane and bus, federal authorities reviewed my documents and allowed me to pass without probl

Coal Plant Fails in Penn., Navajos Hope Desert Rock is Next

COAL PLANT FAILS IN PENNSYLVANIA COAL COUNTRY Health Risks and Controversy Remain At Sites on Navajo Nation And Nevada Press statement KARTHAUS, Penn. An international energy developer financed by Wall Street equity firm The Blackstone Group has abandoned plans for a proposed 300-megawatt waste-coal power plant in rural Pennsylvania. Sithe Global, which is also behind the proposed Toquop coal plant in Nevada and the Desert Rock plant on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, announced Tuesday it was canceling its proposed $600 million River Hill plant near Karthaus, Penn. due to financing difficulties. Progress on Sithe s other two coal projects has also stalled as a result of permitting and financing difficulties and intense opposition from local communities who say the potential harm to their air, water and health far outweighs any economic benefits from the plants. We have suspected for a long time that the River Hill project was very tenuous at best, said Randy Francisco, of the Sier

Indigenous Peoples: Pollution and Diabetes

Bitter Sweet or Toxic? Indigenous people, diabetes and the burden of pollution Contamination of First Nations, Mohawk and O\’odham lands linked to diabetes By John Schertow The Dominion Excerpts: WINNIPEG Diabetes is now widely regarded as the 21st century epidemic. With some 284 million people currently diagnosed with the disease, it s certainly no exaggeration least of all for Indigenous people. … There is growing evidence that diabetes is closely linked with our environment. More than a dozen studies have been published that show a connection between Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); carcinogenic hydrocarbons known as Dioxins; and the violently deadly synthetic pesticide, DDT and higher rates of the disease. O\’odham and Diabetes The Tohono O odham Nation s experience bears a close resemblance to Grassy Narrows: the world s highest rate of diabetes can be found in the southwest Arizona nation. According to Tribal health officials , nea

Call Congress Thursday: No Loans for Nuclear Reactors

NATIONAL CALL-CONGRESS DAY IS TOMORROW THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 TELL CONGRESS: NO MORE LOANS FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS February 24, 2010 Dear Friends: A quick reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, is the National Call-Congress Day to stop the Obama Administration\’s proposed $54 Billion loan program for new nuclear reactor construction–otherwise known as a giant taxpayer giveaway to wealthy nuclear corporations. You can reach every member of Congress through the Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121. We ask that your call your House Representative and both of your Senators, if at all possible. Our asks are these: *we want them to publicly oppose the President\’s request for a tripling of the Department of Energy loan “guarantee” program to $54 Billion. *we want them to vote against this program in committee if possible and on the floor if it comes to the floor. We are supplementing the Call-Congress Day with your letters. *If you haven\’t written to your Representative yet

St. Regis Mohawks Receiving CITGO Heating Fuel

Citgo will once again donate heating fuel to tribal residents By LORI SHULL TIMES STAFF FEBRUARY 24, 2010 http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20100224/NEWS05/302249986 HOGANSBURG Though spring fever is setting in, heating help is still on the way to the St. Regis Mohawk tribe. For the third year in a row, the tribe will receive funds from Venezuelan government-owned Citgo. Qualified applicants will receive approximately 100 gallons of free home heating fuel to help get them through the winter, according to the tribe.Other than the five boroughs of New York City, the tribe is the only community in the state to receive help, according to Citgo officials.”It\’s for tribes in the north for whom heating becomes a survival issue,” said David T. Staddon, director of public information for the tribe. “We are the northernmost tribe in the state.”

Canadian Denison Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon

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Canadian-based Denison Mines is mining uranium at the north rim of the Grand Canyon, continuing its disregard for Native Americans By Brenda Norrell Narcosphere Photo: Native American children at Red Butte, at the Havasupai Gathering to Halt Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon in July. Photo Brenda Norrell. Denison Mines is now mining uranium at the north rim of the Grand Canyon, threatening the water supply and health of the region. President Obama\’s new focus on nuclear energy, with funding for nuclear power plants, is creating a new demand for uranium. Obama\’s new nuclear focus comes as a slap in the face to Native people who supported him and are now fighting new uranium mining on their lands. Exploitative corporations targeting Native people, including Denison Mines, are continuing their disregard for the health and wellbeing of Native people and future generations. In the Southwest, Native people have long been the victims of uranium mining and were the victims of Cold War ura

Uranium Mining Begins at Grand Canyon

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Uranium Mining Begins at Grand Canyon Thousands of Claims Threaten Public Health and Sacred Lands By Klee Benally Indigenous Action Media ( http://www.indigenousaction.org/ ) Photo (R): Havasupai gathered near Red Butte at the south rim of the Grand Canyon in July to oppose Denison Mines new uranium mining. Photo Brenda Norrell. GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — In defiance of legal challenges and a U.S. Government moratorium, Canadian company Denison Mines has started mining uranium on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. According to the Arizona Daily Sun the mine has been operating since December 2009. Denison plans on extracting 335 tons of uranium per day out of the “Arizona 1 Mine”, which is set to operate four days per week. The hazardous ore will be hauled by truck more than 300 miles through towns and communities to the company\’s White Mesa mill located near Blanding, Utah. After being pressured by environmental groups, U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar initially called for a tw

Indigenous Radio: Vermont\’s proposed apology for sterilization of Native women

INDIGENOUS POLITICS: FROM NATIVE NEW ENGLAND AND BEYOND Radio Program on WESU, Middletown, CT Tuesdays 4-5 PM EST Listen Online While the Show Airs: www.wesufm.org On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, join your host, J. Kehaulani Kauanui, for an episode of “Indigenous Politics” that will focus on a proposal being considered by the Vermont legislature to apologize for its 1931 Sterilization Act, which was part of a eugenics campaign that targeted persons of French Canadian and Abenaki ancestry, as well as other non-Anglos and individuals deemed mentally disabled. Our guests on the program include Nancy Gallagher, author of Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State, and Judy Dow (Abenaki) who sits on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. ~~~ This show is syndicated on select Pacifica-affiliate stations: WPKN in Bridgeport, CT and Montauk, NY; WNJR, in Washington, PA, WETX-LP, “The independent Voice of Appalachia,” which broadcasts t

Okanagan Indian Band Blockades Logging

Okanagan Indian Band s fight for watershed providing an alternate image of B.C. Chief Fabian Alexis, band member Dan Wilson, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip have set up a blockade at Browns Creek near Vernon. By Kathy Michaels Kelowna.com http://www.kelowna.com/2010/02/23/okanagan-indian-bands-fight-for-watershed-providing-an-alternate-image-of-b-c/ Only a day has passed since the Okanagan Indian Band blockaded Tolko s entrance to the Browns Creek watershed and it s already become fodder for international news coverage. A German film crew was at the blockade near Vernon yesterday morning, said Chief Fabian Alexis, from the roadside check-point set up in front of the band s public works office on Westside Road. And with hoardes of Olympic media close at hand, it s suspected more will follow to chronicle the breakdown of negotiations that in some form have taken the better part of the decade. Concerns over Brown s Creek are long-standing. Since 2003 the band has been before the courts dealing

OLYMPICS: Coast Salish blockade bridge where ancestors were desecrated

Blockade Golden Ears Bridge Anti-2010 Olympics Convergence, Coast Salish Territories, (Vancouver, B.C.) Video: http://www.youtube.com/salmonsovereignty Contact: salmonsovereignty@hotmail.com As part of the Anti-Olympics Convergence in Vancouver B.C., members of Coast Salish Katzie First Nation and supporters blocked the Golden Ears Bridge. The Bridge spans the Frazer River between Pitt Meadows and Langley, and is adjacent to Katzie 1 and Katzie 2 Reserves. It is about a half hour drive outside of Vancouver. The bridge opened on June 16, 2009. It is owned by Translink, who say, It will have major long-term impacts on the region, improving travel times and promoting economic activity. It is clearly disregarding the negative impacts on Indigenous people. Construction of the bridge desecrated a 3,000 year old burial ground. Its massive pilings in the river disrupt currents, and the ability of local Katzie fishers to fish. Situated at the mouth of the Frazer River, the bridge effects already th

Bolivia\’s People Summit to challenge rich nations on climate

Bolivia: People s Summit to challenge rich nations on climate Raul Connolly Green Left 20 February 2010 http://www.greenleft.org.au/2010/827/42566 Bolivia s foreign minister David Choquehuanca said on February 8 that Bolivia is very concerned about the inadequacy of the greenhouse gas reduction commitments made by developed countries in the Copenhagen Accord at the United Nations climate summit in December, http://www.pwccc.wordpress.com/ said. Speaking alongside representatives from campesino (peasant) and indigenous organisations, Choquehuanca said: The commitments, of the developed states, related to greenhouse gas emission reductions will result in more than three degrees increase in temperature above pre-industrial levels. Some experts even say that the temperature could rise as high as four degrees above pre-industrial levels. The situation is serious. An increase of temperature of more than one degree above pre-industrial levels would result in the disappearance of our glaciers i
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Albuquerque protests police killing homeless man Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Albuquerque police fire tear gas, mace, late Sunday night as protesters demand an end to police brutality and killings . . . Photographers, please let us know if these are your photos via Twitter, so we can add photo credit brendanorrell@gmail.com Censored News . Livestream http://new.livestream.com/accounts/6894179/events/2882953 Another Livestream: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/7764443/events/2883411?query=apd&cat=event 11 pm: More tear gas released on protesters in downtown near 4th and Marquette. 10: 45 pm: Police tear gassing peaceful protesters downtown near 4th and Roma. Twitter reports arrests are underway. Tear gas launched at protesters at Central and Yale. “We can hardly see. Incredible.” 9:45 pm Sunday Twitter: BREAKING: reporter just maced by police Livestream during tear gas: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/6894179/events/2882953

VIDEO Sicangu Spiritual Camp Day 1 Rosebud Sioux

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Published on Mar 29, 2014 Oceti Sakowin declared WAR on the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, aka Black Snake. The first Spiritual Camp opened Saturday, 29 March 2014, with Media Day. ABC and MSNBC were in attendance. Also see: Spirit Camp Hosts Opening Ceremony on Rosebud ReservationBy Vi Waln ” … A ceremony was led by several local spiritual leaders and medicine was placed within the ground along the actual proposed KXL route. We re going to sit here and protect this medicine, stated Russell Eagle Bear. He is a spokesperson for Oyate Wahacanka Woecun (Shield the People) which is an organization sponsored by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Three more camps are scheduled along this [KXL] corridor, he said. We are doing this with prayer. Read article: http://sicangulakota.net/2014/03/30/spirit-camp-hosts-opening-ceremony-on-rosebud-reservation/

Supai Waters message to Lakota Spirit Camp

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Supai Waters message to Lakota Spirit Camp at Rosebud, protecting the people from tarsands pipeline By Supai Waters, Havasupai Censored News When the two helpers who always travel with the flying warriors, who keep the purpose to change the world when humans fall from their nature-centered monotheism, they pay a visit to the prophecy keepers. This morning I am sending a purifying the holy night ceremony war way. Stand not with vengeance, but bringing a world repetition by making peace with the creator. The most sacred place in this world is to forgive your creator and the earth your first mother the day when all tribes of earth fell from glory. During the white elks appearance it too was said wait until the changing of the moon then you must sing the nine pointed star activation song. That was put there before the flood and prophecy. The white wolf and white bear nation are still coming to play a part in the triumphant holy prayer star. These stories and songs are from us the medicine wa

Mohawk Nation News \’Read Deal $\’

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REAL DEAL $Posted on March 30, 2014 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. MAR. 30, 2014. London bank is falling down! President Obama and the bankers who own the Western banking system failed to start World War III in Ukraine. Soon the worthless USDollar will not be the world currency. More US citizens will join the 44 million who are already using food stamps [vouchers]. Russia and China are setting up money exchanges throughout the world to transact business and trade using the Chinese Renminbi. Chinese are setting up an exchange in the city of London and many other cities around the world. Chinese Currency Exchanges. Admiralty law is banking law. All courts in Canada are Admiralty courts. The law of the land that the Corporations of Canada and the US reside on is Kaianerehkowa. Time to dance. Return of our ever growing $700 trillion Indian Trust Fund will be immediately dealt with by Chinese and Russian middle men. Banker Nathan Rothschild is holding $500 trillion of o

Rosebud Lakotas Shielding the People Spiritual Camp Protecting from Tarsands Pipeline

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March 28, 2014 Photo by Paula Antoine posted with permission at Censored News. Shielding the People Spiritual Camp on Rosebud, in the Ideal, South Dakota community Video and Vi Waln\’s article from Sicangu Spiritual Camp Day 1: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/03/video-sicangu-spiritual-camp-day-1.html Sicangu (Rosebud) Shielding the People Spiritual Camp, from Keystone XL tarsands pipeline http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/03/lakotas-shielding-people-spiritual-camp.html Lakota Presidents arrive at Spirit Camp: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/03/lakota-presidents-at-rosebud-spirit.html .. Press Release 5 by Gary Dorr Read previous statement: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/03/oyate-setting-up-camp-on-elbow-of-kxl.html .

Lakota Presidents at Rosebud Spirit Camp Resisting Tarsands Pipeline

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Photos by Anthony Bordeaux Jr., posted with permission at Censored News, thank you! Now at Rosebud Spirit Camp resisting tarsands pipeline: Rosebud Sioux Tribal President Cyril Scott and Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer and Council Representative Gabe Medicine Eagle on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Video and article from Sicangu Spiritual Camp Day 1: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/03/video-sicangu-spiritual-camp-day-1.html Sicangu (Rosebud) Shielding the People Spiritual Camp, from Keystone XL tarsands pipeline http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/03/lakotas-shielding-people-spiritual-camp.html

Mohawk Nation News \’Truth and Reconciliation\’

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TRUTH and RECONCILIATIONPosted on March 28, 2014 Mohawk Nation News Please distribute and post. MNN. Mar. 28, 2014. Hearings into sexual abuse and killings of our children in government death camps called residential schools are ending. The Ongwehonwe need the international community of sovereign nations to assist us in bringing to justice the crown criminals exposed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC. They and their progeny will never profit from the genocide of our people. The corporate crown will be held accountable for their crimes. We are rebuilding our Otsira , the fire of our family, clan, nation, people. The crown is the international bankers coming from the 13 monarchial bloodlines headquartered in the Vatican. The crown sent their Jesuit murderers to commit the worse crime of genocide against our children. Crown watering hole at the Vatican. How can this be reconciled? By charging these criminals under the law of the land, Onowaregeh, for murder of our childre

Spring Statement from Leonard Peltier 2014

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By Leonard Peltier Censored News Spring Statement from Leonard Peltier: Greetings my friends, relatives, supporters, and all those who support the cause of freedom, not only for Native Americans, but for all people. I know it s sometimes not easy being involved and staying involved, so for all of you that have done just that, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart to the top of my soul. We need more people all over the world who not only care about the freedom of others, but who care about our future generations and what kind of Earth we leave behind. I know there are prophecies and predictions and beliefs that predict the end times of life as we know it, and I want to say to you that all of these things that have been said are said for our benefit so that we may choose a different path. All over the world there are people who seek to serve God or the Creator or the Great Spirit or whatever name you call that greater power that gives us life, and I want to say to you at this point

Cheyenne River Sioux Halt Third Megaload

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ANOTHER MEGALOAD STOPPED! By Oyate Media Network Posted with permission at Censored News March 26, 2014 — Members from the “CRST” Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe have spotted a huge Mega Load on their reservation homelands and banned together to stop it in its tracks. The truck driver was told to turn back and leave the reservation lands the way he came in and was in fact escorted off the reservation by tribal police. Young and old folks and indigenous people have been uniting and standing strong to protect our beautiful Mother Earth. Wopila to these grassroots people for standing guard and protecting their homelands. OYATE MEDIA NETWORK OYATE, Oglala Youth And Tribal Entertainment Media Network Read interview at Lakota Voice: http://lakotavoice.com/2014/03/28/cheyenne-river-sioux-count-coup-on-megaloads-no-megaloads-on-indian-land/ Also see: Cheyenne River Lakota force another megaload off their land: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/03/cheyenne-river-warriors-force-another.html One Wo

Christina de la Luna Photos: Portland Prayer for Water and Environment

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Portland, Oregon Prayer for Water and Environment Saturday, March 21, 2014 Laurelhurst Park “Now more than ever our waters need protection from pollution and corporate usage. Our existence depends on clean water and a healthy environment. Our future generations will not thrive without our help. There are so many things that will ensure a healthy Mother Earth for the next Seven Generations. One of the simplest and most powerful things we can do is pray. So please show that you care for Mother Earth and our future Generations by joining us for a Water Ceremony and Prayer. Afterwards we will have a discussion of future events. You are encouraged to to wear your regalia. Maybe you might want to bring a sign pertaining to the Water and or Environment. Please be courteous. This is a sober event, so no drugs, alcohol, or smoking. Please.” — Karry Anne P Photo credit: Christina of de la luna photography Portland Prayer for Water and Environment Christina Gonzalez aka \’qui-qui\’ de la
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Most Censored: US tragic fictional theater before UN Human Rights Council

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STANDING ROCK — Mass Arrests at New Camp — Feb. 1, 2017

Breaking News — Mass Arrest of 76 Water

Protectors by Militarized Police at New Camp, Last Child Camp, on Wednesday

French translation by Christine Prat at:
Dutch translation by Alice Holemans at NAIS
Wastin Win Young and Chase Iron Eyes were among 76 arrested today, as water protectors asserted Treaty rights. Iron Eyes asked water protectors to gather at the new camp, Last Child Camp, named in honor of the Warrior Society created by Crazy Horse.
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Click arrow below to watch video, posted by Chase Iron Eyes before his arrest: Click arrow below to watch drone coverage from camp on Wednesday: =========================== Click arrow below to watch raid on new camp, Last Child, on Wednesday by Johnny Dangers:

Earlier Wednesday — New NO DAPL Camp Goes Up!
North Dakota Congressmen\’s Misleading News Backfires
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Feb. 1, 2017
North Dakota Congressmen misled the public on Tuesday by publishing statements which misled many to believe that the Army Corps of Engineers had approved the final permit for Dakota Access Pipeline to drill beneath Lake Oahe at Standing Rock.
However, the easement approval has not been finalized. Now, a new resistance camp is going up at Standing Rock, as water protectors return. New pipeline resistance camps are going up across the nation. APTN host/producer Dennis Ward reported today, “A big increase in law enforcement down the hill today. Plane started flying over head as the new #NoDAPL camp went up.” “A new #NoDAPL camp is going up. \’Last chance\’ Camp is across from Oceti.” At the camp, Johnny Dangers reports that the barricade on the bridge is being taken down. Six hummers, bulldozer, LRAD and masses of police are lined up behind the barricade, with an eye on the newly-established camp, located on the hill west of the big camp, Oceti Sakowin, Dangers reports.
Read article on Congressmen misleading statements on Tuesday

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/01/congressman-says-dapl-permit-is-imminent.html

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