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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Indigenous Peoples Assembly at US Social Forum Detroit 2010

Indigenous at US Social Forum Detroit 2010
Censored News
Photo Ben Powless, Mohawk

Indigenous Peoples focused on the inherent right of sovereignty and the struggle to protect Mother Earth will participate in the Indigenous Peoples Assembly and workshops at the US Social Forum in Detroit, June 22--26.

The convening organizations for the Indigenous Peoples Assembly on Sovereignty are the Indigenous Environmental Network; Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC), Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) and Fort Berthold Environmental Awareness Committee.

Grassroots people convening the forum are focused on poverty and building new economic alternatives, Indigenous sovereignty, climate justice and sustainability, migration, democracy and other vital issues.

Jose Matus, Yaqui, director of the Indigenous Alliance without Borders said, "Through the the help of our community network partner Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), the Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras will be participating in the Second U.S. Social Forum in Detroit. Let me know if you have friends in the movement or you work with an organization in Detroit or know of anyone attending the Social Forum for me to establish contact and networking." Jose R. Matus, Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras


Indigenous Peoples Assembly
Primary contact: Jihan Gearon
Convening organizations: Indigenous Environmental Network; Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC), Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE), Fort Berthold Environmental Awareness Committee
Location Space: DO-03C

Ecological Justice
Primay contact:
Convening organizations: Ruckus Society; Movement Generation; Southwest Workers Union; EJCC; GAIA; Mothers on the Move; Women of Color United; Just Transition Alliance; Alliance for Democracy; Indigenous Environmental Network; Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative; Mountain Justice; Southern Tier Advocacy & Mitigation Project
Location Space: D3

Tar Sands
Rhonda Anderson
Convening organizations: Sierra Club, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rain Forest Action Network, Forest Ethics, Sierra Club Environmental Justice Program, The Ruckus Society

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PROJECT CENSORED: Trilateral Commission Groomed Obama for Presidency

The Bush presidents and John Kerry were all members of the Yale secret society Skull and Bones, which seeks world domination.
Who groomed President Obama for the presidency? The Trilateral Commission, according to a news article in Project Censored 2010.
Source: August, January 30, 2009
Title: “Obama: Trilateral Commission Endgame”
Author: Patrick Wood
Student Researcher: Sarah Maddox
Faculty Evaluator: Peter Phillips
Sonoma State University
(Project Censored 2010) Barack Obama appointed eleven members of the Trilateral Commission to top-level and key positions in his administration within his first ten days in office. This represents a very narrow source of international leadership inside the Obama administration, with a core agenda that is not necessarily in support of working people in the United States.
Obama was groomed for the presidency by key members of the Trilateral Commission. Most notably, Zbigniew Brzezinski, co-founder of the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller in 1973, has been Obama’s principal foreign policy advisor.
According to official Trilateral Commission membership lists, there are only eighty-seven members from the United States (the other 337 members are from other countries). Thus, within two weeks of his inauguration, Obama’s appointments encompassed more than 12 percent of Commission’s entire US membership.
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