August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Publishing Censored News

The uncensored online news revolution

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
It has been hard to keep up with all the censored news lately, there's so much of it. It is good to see the Mohawk women speaking out, as Canada emerges as a forerunner in the violations of human rights and attacks on Indigenous Peoples. Four countries -- Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia -- failed to vote in favor of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. After the adoption of the Declaration, New Zealand police launched a brutal attack on the Maori leaders of the sovereignty movement. The abuses of Indigenous Peoples in all four countries span the centuries. In Australia, children were stolen, raped and disappeared. In Canada and the United States, children were tortured, raped and murdered in Canada's residential schools and U.S. boarding schools.
But the brutality is not restricted to history. Today, Native people are ticketed by police and sent to prison at far greater rates than non-Natives for the same offenses. The prisons are filled with Native youths.
The US military deploys schemes of manipulation and false patriotism, relying on the high rates of unemployment and lack of opportunities in this racist society, to send Native youths to their deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are deemed expendables by the US government, just as Indigenous lands are deemed "sacrifice zones" for coal mining, power plants, oil and gas drilling and toxic and nuclear dumping. This is the reason for publishing Censored News.
Read more uncensored news at:
U.N. OBSERVER & International Report at the Hague/
Uncensored international news, including coverage of US torture and the need for President Bush to be held responsible for war crimes
Mohawk Nation News
Following the best writer's advice, "Write what you know," no one does it better than Kahentinetha Horn and the Mohawk grandmothers who publish Mohawk Nation News
Narco News/
Covers the reality of the US backed drug trafficking in the Americas, focuses on Mexico, Central and South America, including coverage of the Zapatistas and Indigenous Peoples resistance, with upcoming coverage to include the US presidential race ...
CounterPunch Widely read alternative daily news, high quality columns; "Slow Food Nation Gains Momentum," and "The Anthrax Cover-Up" are among the latest columns.
Pechanga Net
Victor Rocha, Pechanga Indian Nation, publishes what others fear, or can not publish because of their advertisers or publishers, in Indian country (See Native News category)
Indymedia Self published alternative news from around the world
Looking for someone or an issue on Censored News? Try the "search" in the upper left corner of this blog.There's also a "Blog archive" on the left side.

No comments: