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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New at Censored News April 5, 2011

Energy testimony urges rape of Mother Earth,
while other Native Americans organize for sustainable futures

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Photo Long Walk 3 on Pine Ridge: Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone, with his birthday cake, with long walker Manny Jim.

(APRIL 5, 2011) In the latest news, American Indian leaders from some of the nation's largest Indian tribes press to continue the rape of Mother Earth, during energy testimony in DC.
Dine' Citizens Against Ruining our Environment describes Navajo President Ben Shelly's bizarre testimony.
Meanwhile, the Owe Aku released its report from the Treaty meeting held before the Indigenous Caucus in California. Alex White Plume, Lakota, urges solidarity, while the giant redwoods also offer a message.
The Strongheart Warrior Society continues its occupation of the elderly program in Porcupine, SD, urging more probes into corruption.
Meanwhile, efforts continue to protect sacred places with an action alert for Glen Cove in California. The court continued to side with developers to pollute sacred San Francisco Peaks.
Louise Benally of Big Mountain joins Winona LaDuke and others to speak out on sustainable communities. The Indigenous Environmental Network heroes are ready to take on BP and the Royal Bank of Scotland, in the UK tour in April, to halt the Tar Sands nightmare in Canada.
The Long Walk 3 northern route for the reversal of diabetes is on Rosebud, South Dakota, after supporting the elders occupation at Porcupine on Pine Ridge, and praying for healing at White Clay. The southern route is in Oklahoma.
New articles at Censored News
Tar Sands: Indigenous take on BP and Royal Bank of Scotland in UK tour:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/tar-sands-indigenous-take-on-bp-and.html
Strongheart Warrior Society Day 33 of occupation: Abuse of power by Oglala Sioux Tribe:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/strongheart-warrior-society-elderly.html
Owe Aku: Treaty meeting report from Indigenous Caucus 2011 (original document for download)
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/owe-aku-indigenous-caucus-treaty.html
Honoring Mother Earth Everyday: Sustainable communities with Louise Benally, Winona LaDuke and more:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/honoring-mother-earth-everyday.html
Action Alert: Protect Glen Cove Sacred Place:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/action-alert-glen-cove-sacred-place.html
Klee Benally: Court denies injunction to halt Snowbowl development on sacred San Francisco Peaks
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/court-denies-injunction-to-halt.html
Phoenix: Chernobyl Day demonstration, April 26, 2011
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/phoenix-demonstration-chernobyl-day.html
Navajo President Ben Shelly: Another sellout politician for coal fired power plants: statement by Dine' CARE:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/navajo-president-ben-shelly-another.html
Photos: Long Walk 3 on horseback on Pine Ridge, photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/04/photos-long-walk-horseback-to-support.html
And this just in:
Save the Peaks! Protest Saturday, April 16th - 2:30pm-5:30pm
Flagstaff City Hall (Rt 66 side)
STAND WITH US FOR RESPECT & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES!
Bring Banners, Signs & Drums! (this will be during part of the City's Earth Day event)
Due to the recent critical threat of desecration of the Holy San Francisco Peaks everyone is invited to join in protest.
"Backed by the US Forest Service & City of Flagstaff, Arizona Snowbowl threatens expansion by clear-cutting over 30,000 trees, and laying 14.8 miles of pipeline to transport 180 millions gallons of treated sewage water (per year) filled with harmful contaminants, to spray on the sensitive mountain eco-system of the San Francisco Peaks.
The Peaks are help holy by more than 13 Indigenous Nations.
Read the True Snow press release on the recent threat: http://www.truesnow.org/

TAR SANDS: Indigenous take on BP and Royal Bank of Scotland

TAR SANDS TOUR UK: Indigenous take on BP and Royal Bank of Scotland

April 12-20, 2011 IEN UK Tar Sands Speakers Tour!

By Indigenous Environmental Network
Photo by Allan Lissner

IEN is excited to announce a full schedule of events during the 2011 UK Tar Sands Tour! IEN is sponsoring two front line community activists who are confronting Tar Sands along with a member of our IEN tar sands team. For 11 days they will be traveling across the UK to confront BP and Royal Bank of Scotland and be making friends along the way. Look below for more details and also check out our web site for updates!
http://www.ienearth.org/tarsands.html
or check out our UK partners site:
See http://www.no-tar-sands.org/tar-sands-tour-2011/
for further details and updates.
Delegation bio's:
Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta. She has been working as an advocate for Indigenous rights for the past 9 years. She has worked with various NGOs such as Redwire Media Society, the Indigenous Media Arts Group and the Indigenous Environmental Network and has written and produced short documentaries covering topics ranging from the tar sands, inherent treaty rights, water issues to cultural appropriation. She has studied and worked in Australia, Brasil, Mexico, and Canada focusing Indigenous rights and culture, resource extraction and international diplomacy. Before joining Greenpeace as a Tar Sands Climate and Energy Campaigner in Alberta, Melina was pursuing her Masters in Environmental Studies at York University.
Jasmine Thomas is a member of the frog clan from Saik’uz, which is part of the Dakelh (Carrier) Nation in central British Columbia, Canada. With a background in Environmental Planning, Jasmine also continues to practice the ancient traditional medicines of her people. A strong believer of grassroots-level advocacy, she has participated in the “World People’s Climate Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth”; one of three women in a National First Nations Women’s Tar Sands Speaking Tour; travelled to the UK to enlighten citizens on their country’s involvement in tar sands operations and related infrastructure through the Royal Bank of Scotland’s investments; and is strongly opposed to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project that plans to cross through her own and 52 other First Nations unceded traditional territories in British Columbia and Alberta.
Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan in Northern Manitoba, Canada, is an activist for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Clayton is involved in many initiatives to support the building of an inclusive movement for Energy and Climate Justice. Recognized by Utne Magazine as one of the top 30 under 30 activists in the United States and as a Climate Hero 2009 by Yes Magazine, Clayton is the tar sands campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network. He works across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states with grassroots indigenous communities to defend against the sprawling infrastructure that includes pipelines, refineries and extraction associated with the tar sands, the largest and most destructive industrial development in the history of mankind.
SCHEDULE
Tuesday 12th April, 7pm
Calling BP to Account - Tar Sands, Deepwater Horizon and beyond...
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
You are invited to a public meeting in advance of BP’s AGM, that will bring together a diverse coalition of individuals and organisations who are working together to call BP to account for the social and environmental impacts of their activities around the world. Join First Nations from Canada, fishermen and women from the Gulf of Mexico, shareholders, NGOs, lawyers and activists for an evening of information sharing and strategising, on the eve of BP’s Annual General Meeting (14th April).A chance to listen to first-hand accounts of how BP’s decision to go into the Alberta tar sands will affect indigenous communities, the local environment and the global climate. A chance to hear from those whose livelihoods have been destroyed by the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. And a chance to build stronger links between different campaigns and strategies working to restrain the destructive activities of one of the world’s oil giants.
Calling BP to Account - Invitation http://www.no-tar-sands.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Calling-BP-to-Account-Invitation.pdf
Please RSVP to info@no-tar-sands.org
Co-hosted by Greenpeace, PLATFORM, FairPensions and Rising Tide.
Thursday April 14th, 10:30 am
BP AGM
We will be inside and outside BP's Annual General Meeting with a clear message: 'don't go into the Tar Sands.' If you would like to join us email info@no-tar-sands.org
Friday April 15th, 7pm
Tipping the Balance – Tar Sands, Indigenous Rights and Community Resilience workshop and film screening.
Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson, West Drayton, UB7 0JG
Indigenous activists resisting the Alberta Tar Sands will join with Transition Heathrow for a workshop on building community resilience and the UK Premiere of the new documentary: Tipping Point - The Age of the Oil Sands!
What are the Tar Sands? Learn more about the Tar Sands giga-project and the growing resistance. What have they got to do with us in the UK? Learn about how the UK is involved in the tar sands and the vibrant movement in the UK working in solidarity with First Nations community members to shut down the tar sands. Building community resilience: The resistance to extractive destructive mining, response to peak oil and airport expansion all require the re-envisioning how our communities work together both locally and internationally.
8:30 pm UK Premiere Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands! ( http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/natureofthings/2011/tippingpoint/)
This documentary takes us to the heart of the struggle of resistance to the world’s largest industrial project. Not to be missed!
Sunday 17th April, 2pm
BP and Culture: Time to Break It Off!
Tate Modern, London
In the week between BP’s AGM on April 14th and the one year anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on April 20th, we are calling for actions and creative interventions to show the true nature of BP’s damaging activities around the world, and to persuade our most prestigious galleries and cultural spaces to liberate themselves from BP’s dirty money. (See http://www.facebook.com/home.php?%21%2Fevent.php%3Feid=198819640150485). On the anniversary of the Gulf spill, let’s reveal the sticky black stuff behind BP’s shiny green logo, and pile on the pressure to kick BP out of our cultural spaces for good. We will join the Rising Tide, Liberate Tate, Climate Camp London, Climate Rush and Art Not Oil for a day of action against extraction.
Monday April 18th 7-9pm
Clean the Banks! RBS People's AGM
Edinburgh University Chaplaincy, Edinburgh
Canada’s tar sands are the biggest energy project in the world, creating pollution ponds visible from space, felling the ancient boreal forests and threatening indigenous people’s rights. From this test-bed, the industry is now expanding globally; to Madagascar, Venezuela and Congo. After a massive public bailout RBS continues to provide finance for companies mining tar sands around the world. On the eve of the RBS AGM in Edinburgh this event is a vote against UK tax money financing fossil fuels!
Indigenous people in Canada are fighting ‘the most destructive project on earth’ – the extraction of oil from tar sands and the building of a super-pipeline through their ancestral lands. Hear their stories first hand and learn what we can do to cure RBS of its oil addiction and help stop tar sands spreading to other parts of the world.
FREE, register here: http://www.facebook.com/l/55f5eSmYoRMoC90yYGuWr9UxjSw/foe-scotland.org.uk/book/1132
Organized with WDM, Indigenous Environmental Network, People & Planet Edinburgh, UK Tar Sands Network, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Platform and SEAD.
Tuesday April 19th, 10:30 am
RBS AGM
First Nations community member will be inside RBS's Annual General Meeting to raise their concerns with banks investment in the destruction of their homelands.

Strongheart Warrior Society Elderly Occupation Day 33: Abuse of Power

Cante Tenza Okolakiciye - Strong Heart Warrior SocietyFree & Independent Lakota Nation
Box 512, Hill City, South Dakota 57745 605-454-0449 or 605-517-1547
www.lakotaoyate.net Facebook “Lakota Oyate” Twitter @CanteTenza
Strong Heart Internet Radio News at http://audioboo.fm/CanteTenza
Contact: Naomi Archer (Strong Heart media liaison) 828-230-1404
Contact: Delbert High Hawk (Strong Heart warrior in the occupation) 605-441-4147

ELDER’S OCCUPATION DAY 33
UNEQUAL PROTECTION, ABUSE OF POWER BY OST OFFICIALS REVEALED

Lakota Strong Heart Warrior Society Releases Graphic Table Demonstrating Abuse of Power, Gross Violations of Equal Protection Under the Law Based on Political Speech
By Strongheart Warrior Society
April 5, 2011
Elder’s Occupation, Porcupine Elderly Meals Building, Pine Ridge, SD – Cante Tenza – the Strong Heart Warrior Society based in Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota has released a dramatic, multi-colored table which details the abuse of tribal government power and unequal application of justice in elder abuse charges based on political speech and association.
The informative table can be found at the “Lakota Oyate” Facebook page and will be uploaded to http://www.lakotaoyate.net/
The colorful graphic shows the disparities in treatment of elder abuse claims between three individuals. Oglala Sioux Tribal (OST) Council Representative Deborah Rooks-Cook, Porcupine Meals for the Elderly manager Winnifred Janis, and Duane Martin Sr., Cante Tenza warrior Itacan (Headsman) and Lead Representative for the traditional Oglala Judiciary Council –have all had allegations of elder abuse levied against them. But their cases are anything but similar.
On January 25, 2011 OST Council Representative Deborah Rooks-Cook physically pushed and verbally assaulted elders attending the OST Council meeting. She then threatened the elders with a gun. Finally, she rushed to the Oglala Judiciary office to have police officers arrest elders and their defenders. Despite multiple witnesses of obvious unlawful behavior, no action was taken against Rooks-Cook at the time. Finally, on March 29, 2011 –she was suspended from OST Council without pay, but has not been arrested or charged with elder abuse.
On March 4, 2011 a brave group of elderly and their advocates peacefully took over the Porcupine Meals for the Elderly building as a sit-in protest of elder abuse, neglect, profiteering in the meals program, and ultimately – corruption. Porcupine Meals for the Elderly manager Winnifred Janis was named in multiple allegations of elder abuse, serving rotten or inedible food, maintaining an unsanitary environment, acts of discrimination, and allowing illegal drug and alcohol activity at the meals building.
Despite multiple allegations of elder abuse and other illegal activities reported to OST Council representatives and officials – no action has been taken against Winnifred Janis. In fact, she has been housed at the Prairie Winds Casino Hotel at OST expense. Janis has also been active in retaliatory efforts against elderly whistle-blowers, and is working with OST Council Representative Beverly Tuttle to create a feaux-elderly meals site to diminish the claims of elder abuse and illegal activities by holding a press conference to build support for her defense.
On March 11, 2011 Strong Heart Warrior headsman and elderly sit-in supporter Duane Martin Sr. was detained, arrested, and ultimately charged with three counts of elder abuse. He is being labeled as a “Threat to the Community” and is being denied due process, delay/denial of bond, equal protection under the law, and has been subjected to cruel and unusual punishment as a result of political/religious speech, assembly and association. He is facing unlawful retaliation as a whistle-blower of elderly abuse within the Porcupine Meals for the Elderly program according to both State of South Dakota and United States Federal law.
Martin is in Day 26 of his incarceration.
OST Officials including President John Yellow Bird Steele and Vice President Thomas Poor Bear are fully aware of the details in all threesituations, yet the OST Judiciary and Public Safety (police) continue to engage in abuse of power, unequal protection under the law, as well as retaliation and threatening behavior towards the elderly whistle-blowers and their advocates.
The continuing refusal by OST to seriously address multiple allegations of unlawful activity including theft, misappropriation of Federal funds, and endangerment of the elderly by unlawful drug and alcohol activity in their meals program raises the question whether certain OST Council members and officials have something to hide.
A current Health and Human Services deadline is approaching for OST response to the elder’s allegations, and scrutiny by other Federal agencies may foreshadow additional investigations into abuse of OST Judiciary powers, discrimination against elderly whistle-blowers, and misuse of U.S. Federal grants and 638 contract funding.
The elders, who have reached Day 33 of their peaceful sit-in of the Porcupine Meals for the Elderly building, as well as other supporters are calling on the immediate release of Duane Martin Sr. and for all charges to be dropped. The elders have stated they will remain in the building until Martin is released.
Information on the elder-led protest occupation in Porcupine can be found at “Lakota Oyate” on Facebook or http://www.lakotaoyate.net/

Cante Tenza Okolakiciye also known as the Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Lakota Nation is an ancient Lakota warrior society as well as a broad-based civil rights movement that works to protect, enforce and restore treaty rights, civil rights, and sovereignty of Native people and their communities across Turtle Island. In addition to activist efforts to protect the land and people, each year Cante Tenza collects and freely distributes shoes, winter coats, school supplies, food, and other support to Oglala Lakota elders, children and families.
http://www.lakotaoyate.net/
“Lakota Oyate” on Facebook

Owe Aku: Indigenous Caucus Treaty Gathering 2011

Honoring Mother Earth Everyday: Indigenous sustainable communities

Honoring Mother Earth Everyday

Indigenous Models and Practices for Sustainable Communities
Censored News
Photo Louise Benally, Navajo Big Mountain, by Brenda Norrell
April 22-24, 2011
Join Woodbine Ecology Center during Mother Earth Day weekend for a participatory conference exploring indigenous models for sustainable communities.
Guest panelists include:
-Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe activist, author, founder of White Earth Land Recovery Project and Indigenous Women's Network.
-Gregory Cajete, Tewa professor and author of several books, including Native Science and A People's Ecology.
-Louise Benally, Dine' traditional activist from Big Mountain and health educator.
--David Bartecchi, Executive Director of Village Earth, program director for Lakota Lands Recovery Project, trainer, organizer.
-Other local and regional community leaders.
Learn — Connect — Participate — Regenerate
Food security and sovereignty; Ecological health and healing; Land struggles; Our common environment; Indigenous permaculture; Community action
Be a part of the conversation. Engage in action. Reclaim our future.
For more information, fees, and to register go to www.woodbinecenter.org/HME2011
 or call 303.380.7984.
Center Location: 2584 N. State Hwy 67

Sedalia, Colorado 80135

ACTION ALERT: Glen Cove Sacred Place

ACTION ALERT SOGOREA TE (GLEN COVE)
April 5, 2011
Censored News
Courtesy photo Glen Cove 2010

Despite continuous efforts in good faith of Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes to negotiate an agreement to protect and preserve Sogorea Te from the desecration of development, the City of Vallejo and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District are still refusing to abandon their efforts to desecrate a Sacred Native American Burial Site. We believe that those negotiations have reached an impasse and it appears that
THE DESECRATION OF SOGOREA TE (GLEN COVE) IS IMMINENT!
WARRIORS!
BE PREPARED TO RESPOND WITH SHORT NOTICE
SSP&RIT REQUESTS ALL WHO ARE WILLING TO FACE THIS ASSAULT TO
E-MAIL THE SECRETARY: secretary.ssp_rit@yahoo.com
WITH YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN IS BEING FORMED AND
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED
All supporters of Glen Cove: to receive text message notification in the case of an emergency, please email your phone number to [glencove@riseup.net].
ALL WILL BE NEEDED TO MAKE A PRESENCE AT SOGOREA TE AND
PROVIDE THE STRENGTH OF UNITY AND PRAYER
For more information, visit http://www.protectglencove.org/
I will stand with pride because I am here for the Ancestors.
I will stand with courage because I am here for the Ancestors.
I will stand with strength because I am here for the Ancestors.
I will stand with compassion because I am here for the Ancestors.
I will stand with respect because I am here for the Ancestors.
Update April 6, 2011:
We have been informed that construction at the Glen Cove sacred site will begin any day. The Vallejo Planning department says construction will begin in a week, although they may try to rush the start of construction because they know that there will be some kind of reaction from the Native community.

If you can physically participate in the defense of Glen Cove, send your contact info to: secretary.ssp_rit@yahoo.com so that we can coordinate the defensive effort.
To receive text message updates about the defense efforts, email your phone number to: glencove@riseup.net
For more information, visit http://www.protectglencove.org/
For those of you too far away to join us in person, we welcome your prayers and please help us spread the word.

Court denies injunction to halt Snowbowl development

Contact: Howard Shanker
howard@shankerlaw.net

Court Denies Injunction to Halt Snowbowl Development
By Klee Benally
Censored News
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

 
FLAGSTAFF, AZ -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency motion to stop Snowbowl ski area and the U.S. Department of Agriculture from cutting down thousands of trees on the San Francisco Peaks, outside of Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Save the Peaks Coalition and other plaintiffs filed an appeal to the Ninth Circuit and sought an emergency injunction that would stop all tree cutting and construction in furtherance of snowmaking pending the outcome of the appeal.
Judge Murguia, at the District Court level, previously denied the Coalition any injunction pending appeal.
“The ski resort can start their destruction tomorrow and there isn't a legal recourse that can be taken.” stated Jeneda Benally, a plaintiff in the case. “The legal system has failed to protect citizens and the delicate ecosystem of the San Francisco Peaks and instead compromised it's ethics by protecting a single for profit business that has blatant disregard for our children's health.”
According to Howard Shanker, the attorney for the Save the Peaks Coalition and other plaintiffs, “We are gravely disappointed in the decision not to grant an injunction but will vigorously pursue our appeal in any event.” According to Shanker, “we remain hopeful that, at some point, the courts will properly apply the law to the facts of this case.” Shanker previously represented a number of the Tribes and environmental organizations in the first round of litigation opposing snowmaking with reclaimed sewer water.
The Justice Department under the Obama Administration continues to vigorously fight to cut down trees and to spray reclaimed sewer water to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks while the Administration has held ‘listening sessions’ on sacred sites protection, including the San Francisco Peaks, across the country.
Snowbowl threatens to clear-cut approximately 28,994 trees from 76.3 acres for construction of water impoundments, buildings, and trails. They would also begin cutting down 167 trees along the 14.8 mile snowmaking transmission line and approximately 800 trees in approximately 47.4 acres within the Agassiz and sunset trail areas.
In 2006, the Snowbowl Ski area, which operates under a permit on federal land, was granted permission by the U.S. Forest Service, part of the Department of Agriculture, to make snow using 100% reclaimed sewer water. Something that is not done anywhere else in the world. The project would use sewer water treated to Arizona A+ standards – A+ water in Arizona is known to contain endocrine disruptors, which block or mimic normal hormone activity. It also contains a host of personal care products and pharmaceuticals, including things like steroids, antibiotics, and caffeine, which are neither tested for, nor adequately removed from the water during the treatment process.
The San Francisco Peaks, including the area used by Snowbowl, are sacred to 13 of the Native American Tribes in the southwestern United States.
In 2006, the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe, the Yavapai-Apache Nation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Havasupai Tribe and the Hualapai Tribe filed suit to stop the project which, they asserted, amounted to federally approved and sanctioned desecration of one of the best documented Native American sacred sites on record. The tribes were joined by a number of individuals and organizations, including the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity. After a unanimous ruling by a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the tribes and environmental groups, the Ninth Circuit, however, agreed to re-hear the case en banc – something they only do about one or two percent of the time. In an eight to three decision, the en banc panel reversed the prior panel decision and allowed Snowbowl and the Forest Service to go forward with the planned desecration of the area.
Shortly thereafter, a group of concerned citizens from the Flagstaff area, including the Save the Peaks Coalition, filed suit under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) challenging the Forest Service’s review of the impacts associated with the potential ingestion of snow made from reclaimed sewer water. The prior three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit unanimously found that the Forest Service failed to adequately consider such impacts. The en banc panel, however, vacated that decision without addressing the merits of the claim. On review of the issue in the current litigation, District Court Judge Mary Murguia found, contrary to the prior Ninth circuit ruling, that the Forest Service review was adequate and that the case should not be allowed to go forward.
Initial approvals for the controversial project were made under the administration of George W. Bush. It was initially the Bush Justice Department and Department of Agriculture that vigorously fought to spray potentially unsafe reclaimed sewer water onto the sacred site. The Obama Administration, which has made a public show of respecting tribal sovereignty and sacred sites, was however, quick to pick up the mantle. Judge Murguia was nominated by Obama to go to the Ninth Circuit. Shortly after ruling against the Save the Peaks Coalition, her appointment was confirmed.
It appears that the prior three-judge panel consisted of Democratically appointed judges. The en banc panel appears to have split in its eight to three decision largely on political party lines. With the three dissenting judges having been appointed by Democratic Presidents. In any event, the Administration continues to expend resources and time fighting to disrupt a unique and sensitive ecosystem, which also happens to be sacred land to Native Americans. All to provide Snowbowl, a private, for profit company that operates on federal land, a consistent and reliable operating season.

Klee Benally
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PHOENIX DEMONSTRATION: Chernobyl Day: April 26, 2011


Chernobyl Day: Phoenix, April 26, 2011

By Nuclear Resister
Photo: Nevada Test Site in Western Shoshone territory, 1953.

We're going to be in Phoenix on Chernobyl Day, and are seeking endorsers/publicity for the following event. Already on board: Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice, Codepink Arizona, Black Mesa Indigenous Support, Nuclear Resister, Pax Christi-Phoenix, Prescott Peace & Justice Center, Progressive Democrats of America, Phoenix Chapter
Peace, Jack & Felice
Organizations in Arizona are invited to join a growing list of endorsers of the STAND TOGETHER FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE statewide demonstration on April 26, 2011. Endorsing organizations will be listed in outreach (emails, flyers, etc.) and are asked to invite their members to attend. If your group would like to endorse, contact Felice at nukeresister@igc.org ASAP. More information is below.
STAND TOGETHER FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE
Statewide demonstration in Phoenix on Tuesday, April 26, the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. We gather to remember the radioactive legacy of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Three Mile Island, Rio Puerco, Chernobyl, Fukushima and many more... and to say NO to the relicensing of Palo Verde (Arizona's only nuclear power plant, 50 miles west of Phoenix, operated by Arizona Public Service) and NO to uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. It's time to shut down the nuclear industry and invest in a nuclear- and carbon-free energy future!
APRIL 26, TUESDAY
12 noon - 2 p.m. at Arizona Public Service (APS) Headquarters, 400 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Contact Felice for more information at nukeresister@igc.org or 520-323-8697.
No uranium mining - no nuclear power - no nuclear weapons
YES to solar power and other renewables - YES to nuclear disarmament
YES to a nuclear-free future!
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