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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Alert: Q’eqchi’ Leaders Massacred in Guatemala

Q'eqchi' Leaders Massacred in Guatemala

Thousands of q’eqchi’ peasants near Livingston, Guatemala had been anticipating February 14, 2011 as a possible day of joy and celebration. Instead it became a day of unbearable grief after the bodies of three missing leaders affiliated with Encuentro Campesino (Peasant Encounter) were found floating in a lake near Livingston, covered with bullet wounds. Read article

Zapatistas Subcomandante Marcos 'Mexico's Drug War'

Communique on Mexico's Drug War
Photo by Brenda Norrell/Marcos in Sonora, Mexico
About the Wars: A Fragment of the First Letter from Subcomandante Marcos to Don Luis Villoro, beginning the correspondence about Ethics and Politics
by Subcomandante Marcos
January-February 2011
Part 2 of the 4 that make up the first letter, which will appear in its entirety in the next issue of Rebeldía magazine.
(…) As Mexican native peoples and as the EZLN, we have something to say about war. Above all if it is carried out in our geography and in this calendar: Mexico, in the beginning of the 21st century …
"I would welcome almost any war because I believe that this country needs one." Theodore Roosevelt.
And now our national reality is invaded by war. A war that is not only not far away from those who were accustomed to see war in distant geographies or calendars, but also one that begins to determine the decisions and indecisions of those who thought that wars were only in the news and in places so far away like … Iraq, Afghanistan, … Chiapas.
And in all of Mexico, thanks to Felipe Calderón Hinojosa's sponsorship, we don't have to look towards the Middle East to critically reflect on war. It is no longer necessary to turn the calendar back to Vietnam, the Bay of Pigs, always Palestine. Read article:

Mohawk Nation News: Imperial Fangs & Claws - International Bankers Monetize our Assets

Mohawk Nation News
MNN. FEB. 12, 2011. The US government is going to issue treasury certificates or vouchers in place of dollars. The new currency will not be backed by gold. It will be backed by local resources, labor and services of the people. That’s why international bankers are currently putting a value on the world’s assets for the coming global takeover.

The multi nationals and the colonial corporations of “Canada” and “US” are run by the international bankers. They have to bypass us in order to steal our resources on the way to owning everything.

Our Indigenous resources worldwide will be the standard and we are not being asked or getting any benefits. We have the duty to resist this theft and destruction.

For example, the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges are being merged to carry out this theft and sale of Indigenous resources to enrich the European oligarchs. Toronto will be selling our mining, oil and gas. “We are becoming a growing resource power in a resource hungry world that everybody wants a piece of” [Financial Post FP3 Feb. 10/11]. The new stock exchange will be run and controlled from Europe.

This happened before. After World War I Germany suffered total economic destruction. Governments could not issue their own currency. The global bankers issued money, using gold as the asset. Gold was owned by secret private international banking cartels, like the Federal Reserve and Federal Bank of Europe.

The Reich bank and 150 other private banks in Germany printed money for mass borrowing at high interest rates. This created high prices. The German mark became worthless. Peoples’ savings and businesses were wiped out. Private banks grabbed their properties.

In 1933 the National Socialists came to power. To get around the international bankers Germany nationalized banks and businesses and printed its own currency.

The international bankers wanted their share. They boycotted German trade and commerce, which lead to unemployment and deprivation.

Foreign investors decreased the value of the German mark and bought lands and businesses at rock bottom prices.

In 1935 Germany started public works like flood control, repairing public buildings and infrastructure, building homes, roads, bridges, canals, ports, etc. German labor, goods and services were paid with debt-free and interest-free bills of exchange’ [vouchers]. The workers used their certificates to get goods and services.

Within two years unemployment was almost non-existent, the new currency was stable, there was no debt, inflation nor taxes. It restored foreign trade. The international bankers refused to give credit and boycotted German industries.

Germany set up a barter system. Equipment, commodities and raw materials were exchanged directly with other countries, cutting out the bankers.

In 1938 one ethnic group owned one-third of real German property. They dominated politics, businesses and all professions. They controlled the Reich bank and other private banks, publishing, cinema, theatres, press, 41% of iron, 57% of other metals and 80% of the stock exchange.

The idea of creating money rather than using the artificial financial system was spreading to other nations. WWII was declared on Germany to bring Germany back under the heel of the bankers.

World War II brought Germany back under the heel of the bankers.

Indigenous people will hold onto our birthright, land, air, water and resources of Turtle Island. These international banks have no rights over us. We will cut down their fangs and claws!

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Photos Longest Walk 3 Diabetes Southern Route in California

Longest Walk 3 for Diabetes photo copyrights: Photos 1, 2 and 4 by Rez Riders Mike Subish, and photo 3 by Feather Speak, published with permission, thank you!
The Longest Walk southern route departed from La Jolla Shores in San Diego County on Monday, after a gathering kickoff at Barona on Sunday. The walk circle, photo 4, is Day two at Rincon.
News articles on Longest Walk:
See photos and video from the northern route, which departed Gresham, Oregon, on Monday, after a kickoff gathering at Portland on Sunday, at Censored News. Native youths from the 2008 northern route are walking across America again:
Mike Subish photos: Pechanga to Soboba on the southern route:

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