Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 14, 2011

What was the most censored in 2011?

What was the most censored in 2011?

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

What was the most censored issue concerning Indigenous Peoples and human rights in 2011. As the year comes to a close, Censored News looks back over the year at the news media and the issues.
Please let us know what you think was the most censored.
The mainstream media is at the top of the list, as it continues to fuel the environmental racism behind coal-fired power plants on Indian lands, silver, copper and uranium mining on Indian lands, and toxic dumps in Indian communities.
As journalism collapsed, plagiarism became the new journalism, with ten minute phone calls and stolen photos.
With the media's promotion of gambling, without investigative journalism, non-Indian management companies, lobbyists, public relations firms, casinos and states continued to profit while many Indian people, whose tribes have casinos in the US, continue to live in desperation.
The media continued to glorify the bogus wars of politicians, as politicians continued to target young people of color, as expendables for their wars.
The northern and southern borders continued to be fertile ground for profiteers, as a new $1.5 billion US contract was announced for border spy towers. Racism and backdoor deals continued to funnel money to private prison profiteers.
The struggle continues to halt the Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada, and the pipeline of dirty oil through the heartland of America, Keystone XL. Protests in Arizona focused on the racism of the legislature and the backdoor deals of corporations of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC.) Sacred lands were disregarded in corporate boardrooms.
Indigenous Peoples in the US, Canada, and around the world, continue to struggle to survive, without food, warm homes, safe drinking water or reliable health care.
Please let us know what you consider the most censored issue for Indigenous Peoples and global human rights:


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