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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Earl Tulley, Notes from Copenhagen II

Notes from Copenhagen
By Earl Tulley, Navajo from Blue Gap, Arizona
December 16, 2009
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"Made it into the center and let me tell you there are actions taking place and there is the police presence of the total number of Danish police, 2/3 are on call and the sheer number is a showcase in and around town. As to how things work with the delegations from nations it is that if one nation walks out, the meetings are shut down. The Africa Nation led the walk out two days ago and things just came to stop.
Will action or resolution come forth from the Cop15, not too sure but the NGO's are networking and keeping issues on the front table. We came early to ensure we entered the building, others may not be here because of Metros being shut down and actions (protests) taking place. Our mission here is to put 'No Nuke' on the discussion table.
Yesterday we presented a document to Prince Albert II of Monaco, who was present at the conference hosted by the Green Landers (Arctic folks) and were able to have some face time. Things are 'bout as good as it can be and we are behaving. Forty days in jail is steep for this old man, but could handle forty days sitting at the table discussion.
The heads of state will be here today, which is perhaps the reason for step up in security. The christian house area was shut down yesterday due to the protest at the entrance of the compound of the house.
--Earl Tulley
Read more: Earl Tulley, Navajo, Notes from Copenhagen I


NaBahe SheepDog Keediniihii: said...

ALERT: Helpers Needed at Big Mtn. to Keep Dineh Resistance Spirit Alive

SheepDog Nation Rocks "wants to inform that besides efforts to hand signed papers to world leaders in Copenhagen which unfortunately corporate warlords won't see, aging Dineh resisters at Big Mtn's frontline to stop global warming are in direr need of physical support on their harsh freezing and remote but sacred lands. Sheepherders and elder care givers NEEDED! Email: or phone 928-773-8086"

Big Mountain, Black Mesa December 16, 2009 - Once upon a time they all stood strong to protect the human race as they themselves put it. The Big Mountain Dineh Elders have endured so much since the 1970s and at the same time, they have defended and perserved that human dignity of natural survival, subsistence and religious values. They have resisted the U.S. government's genocide policies to vacate lands that Peabody Coal Company recognized as the Black Mesa coal fields. In the name of America's greedy electricity needs, the Justice Department through the Interior Department's B.I.A. have kept these resisters in isolation and away from all media attention.

Now these once brave elders are unable to endure the freezing temperatures of winter, to walk outside to chopped wood, to cook a warm meal for themselves, and to keep their ancient livelihoods like herding sheep alive.

Where are their children or grandchildren you might asked? That is not the issue because you can just look outside your window and see what America has turned ordinary humans into.

The issue is come out ASAP to give a little of your time, to sacrifice that Americanized (sacred) holidays, and lend lots of helping muscles and bones to comfort and honor these weaken resisters.

Thank you for your time.

-SheepDogNation / Chief Loner

Rosemary Blanchard said...

Hello Earl,

I'm so glad you're on the scene in Copenhagen to carry the "No Nuke" message. It would be great to hear from you when you get back about who the allies were around this position. I'd like to network this issue with some of my Quaker connections.

Rosemary Blanchard

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