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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Photos from Pine Ridge: Aaron Huey: Native Prisoners of War


VIDEO: Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU

Censored News/Earthcycles: Climate change, borders and forced relocation

Climate Change, Migration and Forced Relocation
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Climate change, migration and forced relocation can not be separated from human rights, especially for Indigenous Peoples.

During the US Periodic Review at the United Nations in Geneva, Bolivia joined countries from around the world, pressing the United States to halt its human rights abuses, halt its abuse of migrants, decrease its greenhouse gas emissions and adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The United States is now the last country in the world to either endorse or adopt the Declaration, already adopted by the United Nations.

Now, Indigenous Peoples from around the world are preparing for the UN Climate Summit in Cancun, to join Bolivian President Evo Morales, to carry the Cochabamba Declarations to the UN summit in Cancun, Nov. 29--Dec. 10.
In Tucson, Indigenous Peoples at the Southern Border will host a Roundtable, broadcast live on Thursday, Nov., 18, at Earthcycles, http://www.earthcycles.net/ The roundtable broadcast is hosted by the Indigenous Alliance without Borders/Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras.

The AIM International conference will be broadcast live by Earthcycles, with a focus on climate change and Indigenous Peoples rights, in San Francisco, Nov. 22--26.
On the Navajo Nation, Dine' on Black Mesa have spent the past three decades fighting and resisting forced relocation, because of Peabody Coal, the corrupt news media and the Navajo Nation Council which sold them out. Now, Navajos are battling the Navajo Nation Council again, which just voted to sell out Dine' water rights in Arizona. Navajos are urging the Navajo President to veto the water settlement. The Navajo Nation, through leases by the Navajo government, continues to have the dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the US.

Read more at Censored News: http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/

TODAY: Protest Torture at Fort Huachuca Arizona


Sunday, November 14, Noon - 2 PM
Ft Huachuca, Main Gate, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Vigil of Peace and Demonstration Against Torture
Photo: Josh being carried away at protest 2009/Photo Brenda Norrell
Extending Peace Outward using presence, silence, speaking, song
Directions to Vigil at Ft Huachuca Main Gate, Sierra Vista, AZ
Head East on I-10 E ( ~42mins)
Take EXIT 302 for AZ-90 S, Turn RIGHT (~35 mins)
to Ft Huachuca, Sierra Vista
Continue onto E BUFFALO SOLDIER TRAIL
Turn LEFT @ N GARDEN Ave
Park in the area wherever it is legal to park. There is plenty of parking in the area. Walk East to Buffalo Soldier Trail & Fry Blvd.
We will hold the vigil / demonstration on the Southside of the intersection.
Owner of the empty lot refuses to let us use the lot. We'll walk, play music, stand, sing & speak along the sidewalk on Fry & Buffalo Soldier holding signs to witness for peace, for humane treatment of all people; and to
END TORTURE HERE,THERE, ANYWHERE
Read more at Counterpunch from human rights attorney Bill Quigley, providing pro bono services to human rights activists protesting torture here:
Why W should still worry
Bush Pens True Crime Book
by Bill Quigley
http://www.counterpunch.org/quigley11112010.html