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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Border Patrol protesters not guilty, new action targets Wackenhut profiteers


Article and photo by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com
Photo: Wackenhut bus at Three Points, Ariz.

O'odham and Navajo lockdown protesters were found not guilty today in city court Tucson! In a separate action, today 16 people were cited for trespass at Wackenhut, the company that profiteers from transporting migrants from the border in buses.

O'odham and Navajo protesters locked down in Border Patrol Headquarters in May of 2010, demanding an end to the militarization of the border and a halt to the abuses of Indigenous Peoples by border agents.

Wackenhut split into two companies earlier, one to profiteer from the transport of migrants at the border with the buses, and another, GEO, to profiteer from imprisoning migrants and all people of color, in private prisons in the US. Wackenhut security is now owned by G4S based in London and profiteers from the misery of migrants and people of color around the world.

MNN: Mohawks have Nothing to Negotiate! Renters have to pay

Mohawks have Nothing to Negotiate!  Renters have to pay  

By Mohawk Nation News
http://www.mohawknationnews.com/

MNN.  June 8, 2011.   Kahnawake is a Mohawk community on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Montreal.  This tract is part of the greater Rotino’shonni:onwe/Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy territory, which is the unsurrendered eastern half of Onowaregeh, Great Turtle Island.  

In 1680 French King Louis XIV illegally gave 45 thousand acres of our land to the Jesuits to turn us into Catholics. They named Kahnawake, our home, the Seigneury of Sault St. Louis.  The account, not the title to our land, needs settling. Canada and Quebec’s demand to settle is an admission of our position that the land is ours and always will be.

Kahnawake Is a Kanienkehaka and Ongwehonwe issue. None of Great Turtle Island is for sale. After the French and Indian disputes, the French sued for peace and a return of their prisoners that we held. The Peace of Montreal in 1701 brought peace between the French and the Iroquois and 39 of our Indian allies who signed onto the treaty. This treaty remains active.

Then the Jesuits illegally gave away two-thirds of Kahnawake to their settlers. Only 13,000 acres was left for us.We always lodged complaints against the Jesuits, Governors and the French King. In 1754 Governor Duquesne came to Kahnawake to confirm that the Jesuits had no right to give away our land. In 1762 after the French and British stopped fighting with each other, British General Gage also affirmed that the Mohawks own Kahnawake. He appointed a receiver to collect the rent. Some rent was paid. In 1854 Quebec illegally passed a law abolishing the seigneury land system and our interest to Kahnawake.  In 1935 another illegal law abolished the rents payable to us.

Today Kahnawake includes eight immigrant communities:  LaPrairie, Candiac, Delson, Saint Catherine, Saint-Constant and Chateauguay; parts of Lachine and Lasalle on the island of Montreal. Also included is the St. Lawrence River bed.

There’s nothing to negotiate. Canada and Quebec have no jurisdiction. Canada wants to offer us a few dollars. They know that Rotino’shonni:onwe can’t be tricked into giving up our birthright. The band councils have no right to settle anything, especially land issues. They speak for the Canadian government, which says:  “if we don’t settle, this land will remain in dispute." Title to our territories did not begin when the Europeans arrived. The land was and must be governed by the applicable law, the Kaianerekowa, our constitution.

Our land cannot remain under colonial fraud. The women inherently hold it on behalf of the future generations. Canada is always trying to legitimize their occupation of our land, which we never relinquished since the beginning of time.

Those settlers who do not want to live under Kaianerehkowa can chose to leave. We certainly will not force death and violence on them they did to us. Canada should honourably sit with us and take responsibility for their people’s actions. Indigenous people should be compensated fairly.  

Recently Prime Minister Harper apologized to some of those native people who were put into residential schools to be abused and killed. In our culture, an apology means taking responsibility. Words cannot fix the wrongs. You must make it right. All settlers have to make things right. They came here to benefit from our land and resources, while the owners suffer. This is a Kaianerehowa/Great Law issue, which involves all Indigenous people.  

Kahentinetha, MNN Mohawk Nation News Kahentinetha2@yahoo.com  For more news, books, to donate to help pay legal fees and to sign up for MNN newsletters go to www.mohawknationnews.com  More stories at MNN Category “Kahnawake”.  Address:  Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0 Store:  Indigenous authors – Kahnawake books – Mohawk Warriors Three – Warriors Hand Book – Rebuilding the Iroquois Confederacy. Category:  World – Colonialism - Indian holocaust/genocide – Great Turtle Island – History – New World Order – courts/police Economics/trade/commerce – Land/environment – military/industrial complex.   Tags:  North American Indians – Turtle Island – Indian holocaust/genocide – NAU North American Union – History Canada/US – United Nations – Cointelpro - colonialism

Native American long walkers meet with Nevada senator at end of journey





Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone, and Manny Calapoo of Warm Springs, Oregon, met with Nevada Senator Dean Heller on Wednesday morning in Washington DC, as they concluded their walk across America. The long walkers left Oregon in February and walked across America. Calling themselves the Renegade Walkers, they are: Sampson, Calapoo, Lisa Peake, Ojibwe/Pomo, T-Hawk, Mohawk/Tongan and Paul Owns the Sabre, Lakota from Cheyenne River, S.D.
Photo by Renegade Walkers for Censored News.

Tucson: Hackers reveal data targeting ethnic studies


Tucson schools cop reported diversity speaker to Attorney General

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/

Updated Thursday, June 30, 2011: Arizona police officers forwarded chain e-mails with the racial slur 'camel licking' and another e-mail that claimed Obama is using someone else's social security number

TUCSON -- Hackers have once again slammed Arizona police, exposing racism and corruption.
In the second release of data on Wednesday, June 29, in the Chinga La Migra Dos files, Tucson schools public safety officer Robert 'Bob' Barry of Tucson, sent a letter to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne urging an investigation of studies at Santa Rita High School in May.
Barry tells the Attorney General that students at Santa Rita High are being "indoctrinated" because they are being told about the genocide of Native Americans.
Barry calls a diversity speech "hate speech," in the message posted below.
Barry, who retired from the Department of Corrections as a criminal investigator, is a school safety officer with Tucson Unified School District .
Barry's other e-mails reveal his anti-immigration, and anti-immigrant, stance.
Barry's report to the Attorney General focused on a talk by Cavlin Terrell to students.
Terrell is a motivational speaker who speaks on diversity issues. In a separate school newsletter online, Marocs de Niza High School praised Terrell for his talk, "From Coward to Warrior," to students last summer.
Meanwhile, in the second Chinga La Migra release, Anonymous found documents exposing racial discrimination against Navajos by Arizona police.
The released files reveal that charges against Navajos were illegally filed in state courts, rather than tribal courts. One Navajo officer from Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, said he was retaliated against by his superior when he discovered the illegal filing of charges of crimes occurring on Navajoland.
The Navajo officer filed a discrimination complaint with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. However, in the data release, attorneys told the Navajo officer that he would need an initial $10,000 and an estimated $40,000 to pursue a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Safety in court.
Anonymous said they targeted Arizona police to expose racism and corruption.
The first release specifically was in opposition to SB 1070 and the Border Patrol. According to their Twitter messages, the first Arizona data release was from Lulzsec, whose members said they disbanded and rejoined Anonymous.
The latest statement said they are targeting racism and injustice.
The second release reveals police officers forwarded racist chain e-mails. One of these offensive e-mails includes the racial slur "camel licking."
The forwarded e-mail begins with: "For the few of you who missed him, R. Lee Ermey is the host of The History Channel's 'Mail Call' and played the Drill Instructor in the movie, 'Full Metal Jacket.' He is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant and a very plain speaker, as you will soon read. So, for your entertainment, here is Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey at his first press conference."
The e-mail continues with the reaction to the world's opinion of the operation in Iraq. Emery says: "'OH SURE! YOU DON'T KNOW THE TIMES I HAVE CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT SOME GODDAMNED FRENCH PANSY THINKS! OH THE DAYS I HAVE HAD TO WEEP BECAUSE SOME SHIT EATING TERRORIST SCUMBAG MIGHT BE MAD AT US, BECAUSE WE WENT INTO WHATEVER GOD FORSAKEN HOLE IN THE SHIT THAT HE LIVES IN AND KILLED HIM. WHAT THE HELL KIND OF DUMBASS QUESTION IS THAT YOU PETER-PUFFING JACKASS? WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND WHEN YOU ATTACK US, WE ARE GOING TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND BLOW YOUR STINKING CAMEL-LICKING CARCASS INTO PI ECES SO SMALL WE WILL BE ABLE TO BURY YOUR SORRY ASS IN A THIMBLE!"
In another e-mail, a police officer forwards a message concerning President Obama and the belief that he is not a US citizen. This message states that Obama is using a deceased person's social security number. In other e-mails from this officer, there is information on a police officer who is a registered sex offender, registered in South Carolina, and is removed from the Arizona police fraternity lodge.
Anonymous said, "Police officers who lock people up for decades, who get away with brutality and torture, who discriminate against people of color, who make and break their own laws as they see fit. We are making sure they experience just a taste of the same kind of violence and terror they dish out on an every day basis. Our advice to you is to quit while you still can and turn on your commanding officers before you end up in our cross hairs next, because we're not stopping until every prisoner is freed and every prison is burned to the ground."

Message below from Tucson school safety officer Bob Barry to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne:
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Bad things happening at TUSD (again)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:45 PM

I would like to let you know about a indoctrination going on at Santa Rita H.S. in Tucson.

There is a spokesman Calvin Terrell who if from African American studies who is telling staff, students, and monitors that the white teacher does not understand the African Americans and that the White man conducted a genocide on the Native Americans.

Also staff have been told they are sitting in Mexico in the auditorium.

He is teaching hate speech with the confidence of the [principal and this is not taking place at any other school.

The principal has mandatory attendance with "sub" available in a cash strapped district to attend these classes and PD hours spent on his briefings. There is role playing where the Whites are the root of all evil.

Someone should look into this.

He passes out ligature and demands by threat that no one show it to anybody.

There is a number of staff who dislike this program but afraid to speak up because they are in fear of their positions.
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Hackers slam Arizona cops again to expose racism and corruption

Censored News
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/

This was just posted online by antisec:

*** CHINGA LA MIGRA COMMUNIQUE DOS *** 6/29/2011 *** HACKERS WITHOUT BORDERS ***


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Just when you thought it was over, we're hitting the Arizona police state with our second round of attacks. In our first bulletin we dumped a treasure trove of secret law enforcement documents. In this second bulletin, we're dumping booty pirated from a dozen Arizona police officer's personal email accounts looking specifically for humiliating dirt. This leak has names, addresses, phone numbers, passwords, social security numbers, online dating account info, voicemails, chat logs, and seductive girlfriend pictures belonging to a dozen Arizona police officers. We found more internal police reports, cops forwarding racist chain emails, k9 drug unit cops who use percocets, and a convicted sex offender who was part of FOP Maricopa Lodge Five.

We also hit the AZDPS spokesperson Stephen Harrison who been bragging to the news about how they are upgrading their security and how they will catch the evil hackers who exposed them. Clearly not secure enough, because we owned his personal hotmail, facebook and match.com accounts and dumped all his personal details for the world to see. The same fate will meet anyone else who tries to paint us as terrorists in an Orwellian attempt to pass more pro-censorship or racial-profiling police state laws.

We also found details of Jeff Wilson, a former DPS officer and member of a Navajo tribe, planning on suing the department for racial discrimination charges. Amongst the civil rights violations occuring in AZDPS, Sgt. Jeff Eavenson and others were illegally issuing tickets to Navajos in AZ state court jurisdiction instead of tribal courts. When Jeff Wilson brought these charges up to the department, they punished him and pushed him out of the police force. We welcome Wilson's attempts to expose his racist administrators and so we won't be releasing his info.

Yes we're aware that putting the pigs on blast puts risks their safety, those poor defenseless police officers who lock people up for decades, who get away with brutality and torture, who discriminate against people of color, who make and break their own laws as they see fit. We are making sure they experience just a taste of the same kind of violence and terror they dish out on an every day basis. Our advice to you is to quit while you still can and turn on your commanding officers before you end up in our cross hairs next, because we're not stopping until every prisoner is freed and every prison is burned to the ground.

To other hackers: it's time to set aside our differences and join the antisec popular front against the corrupt governments, corporations, militaries, and law enforcement of the world. We promise you much more bounty to come guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces of all those who have hated the police. Unite and
 fight, for the flames of revolution burn bright!

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."