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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Another mellow day at Occupy Tucson

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

TUCSON -- It was another mellow day at Occupy Tucson, with nutritious sandwiches and fresh coleslaw served at noon. A new solar panel, in the little garden, provides electric power for the kitchen.
Like most days, there was a steady stream of local activists and university folks sauntering through, joining the occupiers for a visit. At one table, there was information on "Save the Peaks," and the threats posed by Rosemont Mine. On the bulletin board, there's info on the local efforts like Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths.
There's a steady stream of young tech wizards, homeless, housewives, retirees, bike riders and downtown folks around to visit. There's an information table, library, tech tent, medic tent and of course, the kitchen, where fresh food or donated pizzas are usually found. Today there was popcorn in the afternoon.
Although Occupy Tucson made national news this week, the news wasn't exactly accurate.
While more than 300 people have been cited at Occupy Tucson, they have not been arrested. Each night Tucson police come around about 10:30 pm and issue citations at the main site, at Armory Park, and at the satellite camp down the street. Still, those cited have to make a court appearance, and each fine could be a maximum of $1,000.
--Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

Copwatch: Occupy Oakland: Beware of police infiltrators and provocateurs

Oakland Calls, We Answer: Nov. 2, 2011

Oakland Calls - We Answer All out in the Streets in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland

Wednesday, November 2nd   
Early Tuesday morning 900 police from a dozen police agencies in the Bay Area, along with Homeland Security, brutally cracked down on demonstrators who marched in support of Occupy Oakland. The demonstrators were marching to reestablish the Oakland occupation, which was shut down earlier in the day. At least one person was critically injured, 24 year old Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, who was struck in the face with a projectile launched by police.
In response to the violent repression, which included the use of tear gas, guns that use incapacitating bean bags, batons and the arrests of over 85 protesters, the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has called for a Mass Day of Action and a General Strike in Oakland to take place on Wednesday November 2nd.
We support Oakland's call. In the wake of the violence used by the police in Oakland, also in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Boston, New York and elsewhere, we are asking students and community organizations, unions, anti-war groups, all progressive organizations and individuals across the country to take to the streets in solidarity. Defend Oakland! Defend all the occupations!
All Out Wednesday, November 2nd
We Are Oakland
Stop Police Brutality
We Shall Not be Moved
Supported by:
Bail Out the People Movement, Labor-Community Forum/South Bronx Community Congress; May 1 Workers & Immigrant Rights Coalition, Cynthia McKinney; Clarence Thomas, Co-chair Million Worker March, Exec. Bd member ILWU Local 10*, Bay Area; Council on American Islamic Relations, New York Chapter (CAIR-NY); BAYAN USA, United National Antiwar Coalition; The Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan NY (Majlis Ash-Shura) Social Justice Committee; International Action Center; SEIU Local 32BJ* Latino Caucus - Ed Figueroa-Chair; Charles Jenkins, VP Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Larry Hales, New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts; Mike Eilenfeldt-Delegate-NYC Central Labor Council* Ramsey Clark - Awarded UN Human Rights Award, former U.S. Attorney General, Frantz Mendes, Pres. United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union; John Parker, President, Los Angeles Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Council*; All Peoples Congress, Baltimore; Reverend C. D. Witherspoon, President, Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Andre Powell, AFSCME delegate, Baltimore Metropolitan AFL-CIO Council*; Puerto Rican Alliance, Los Angeles; Carlos Montes, LA Committee to Stop FBI Repression
*=for ID only
Bail Out the People Movement
Solidarity Center
55 W. 17th St. #5C
New York, NY 10011

Resistance at Big Mountain 2011 Santa Cruz

Resistance at Big Mountain
2011 Benefit Event in Santa Cruz
Sunday, November 6th
6:00pm @ Quaker Meeting House
225 Rooney St. (at Highway 1 & Morrissey Blvd.)
Louise Benally (Diné/Navajo)
A Diné mother, grandmother, activist, educator and lifelong resister of relocation and coal mining at Big Mountain.
Ann Marie Sayers (Ohlone)
An outspoken and active Ohlone woman who has worked for decades to protect burial grounds and sacred places of her ancestors.
- Delicious food, drinks, and desserts
- Black Mesa Indigenous Support slideshow
- California Indian Singers, including Wicahpiluta Candelaria (Rumsen Ohlone)
This is a fundraiser, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
All donations will go to direct on-land support for Black Mesa families resisting relocation.
Since 1977, federal relocation policy has forced over 12,000 Diné (Navajo) people from their ancestral homeland in Arizona, an area known to contain 21 billion tons of high-grade coal. For over 30 years, many traditional Diné families at Big Mountain have lived in resistance, steadfastly refusing to relocate as strip-mines rip apart their sacred lands and generating plants poison the desert air.
"Coal is the liver of Mother Earth"
Keep it in the ground. Keep the earth alive.
To view the poster for this event:
For a printable mini-flyer in PDF format:
Facebook invitation link:
Indybay announcement link:
* 2011 Fall Caravan to Black Mesa *
On November 19th, work crews from Santa Cruz and all across the country will converge in support of the indigenous resistance communities of Big Mountain/Black Mesa, AZ.
Donations of tools, food, clothing, and other basic supplies are requested.
Donations can be dropped off at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, Monday-Thursday between 12 and 4pm, or please call 831-708-8199 to make a different arrangement or request a pick-up.
Thank you!
For more information:
Black Mesa Indigenous Support, Santa Cruz regional organizers: / 831-708-8199

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