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Friday, January 21, 2011

Censored Radio: Leadhorse Choctaw: Virginia to Pine Ridge

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Leadhorse Choctaw describes his arrest and imprisonment by racist Virginia State Police. Live from Pine Ridge, where Leadhorse is today delivering blankets and clothing donated at Akwesasne.

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Leadhorse Choctaw, while serving 10 days in Virginia jail, following racist attack on Akwesasne film crew:
"Five guys came in," when Leadhorse said he wouldn't give police the names of his friends. "They took me to the shower room, they stripped all my clothes off, and they sprayed me with some sort of chemical."
Watch video of the racist attack by Virginia State Police on the Akwesasne film crew:
To support the efforts at Pine Ridge, go to the Billy Mills website, Running Strong for American Indian Youths:
or call 703-317-9881, Mariah at ext. 110

Censored: Top stories for week Jan 21, 2011

By Brenda Norrell
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Secrecy and freedom of speech were in the media spotlight this week. Wikileaks continued to release diplomatic cables revealing that the US trains Chilean police and the FBI investigates Indigenous activists in Chile. New cable releases from Iceland, reveal the United States' maneuvers to halt passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Censored News has new articles on both.
The top news stories at Censored News this week were "Law firm apologizes for insulting Yaqui prayer at Arizona Memorial," "Kahentinetha Horn: Resistance," and "Navajos protest uranium-funded inauguration."
Another article topping the list this week: Grassroots Navajos join legal actions to halt the pollution from Navajo power plants, defiling the air over their homeland and national parks, including the Grand Canyon. In Tucson, three people were arrested at Davis-Monthan Airforce Base protesting US drones and depleted uranium. The protest was on Monday, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
On the right to free speech, Harlan McKosato, Sac and Fox and host of Native America Calling, speaking on the national live radio show, questioned if there is a double standard in this country, one for whites and another for people of color.
"While Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin can say anything they want, it seems that an Indian scholar doesn’t enjoy the same rights to free speech," McKosato said.
"Professor, historian and activist Waziyatawin (Dakota), also known as Dr. Angela Wilson, received calls from the FBI after she gave a speech in which she told students : “It’s time for American Indians to abandon symbolic demonstrations. We're going to need to take a different kind of action … we're going to need to recover our land base, by any means necessary."
During Thursday's live show, Waziyatawin said the best way to deal with the FBI is to make everything public, because they deal in fear and intimidation. When one radio caller expressed the desire for everyone to just all get along, the Dakota activist said it is naive to believe that genocide and land theft are a thing of the past. It continues today.
Censored News has readers in 189 countries. The largest number of readers this week were from: US, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Welcome to our newest readers from the Cayman Islands.
Here's this week's top stories at Censored News:
Law firm apologizes for insulting Yaqui prayer at Arizona Memorial
Mohawk Kahentinetha Horn: Resistance
Censored: Navajos protest uranium-funded inauguration
Navajos join legal action against Navajo power plants pollution
Tucson protest drones and depleted uranium: Three arrested honoring Martin Luther King, Jr:
New articles: WIKI: Iceland's support of Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was 'impediment' to US/Iceland relations at the UN and WIKI: US investigates Indigenous Peoples and trains police in Chile
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