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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

VIDEO: AIM's Jimbo Simmons on Gaza Freedom Flotilla

By The Free Palestine Movement
Jimbo Simmons is a member of the Choctaw Nation and of the Governing Council of the American Indian Movement, which resists colonization, respects traditional knowledge and self-determination, and raises awareness on issues that concern Indians of the Americas, from racism to protection of sacred sites, the rights of the child, treaties, political prisoners, police brutality, immigration and militarization, climate change and the United Nations General Assembly "Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is in solidarity with Palestinians and all indigenous peoples that are subjected to expulsion and ethnic cleansing.

Yvnonne Swan, Indian activist and member of the Colville Indian Nation, said, "I respectfully honor my long time friend and compatriot Bill 'Jimbo' Simmons of AIM West for representing us, the indigenous nations of the Western Hemisphere, as he joins all the people who are rightfully and peacefully protesting the blockade of Gaza. My prayers go up for each and everyone of these courageous and dedicated people and for the Palestine Freedom Movement."

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