Showing posts from December, 2012

Zapatistas Announcement of New Steps Dec. 30, 2012

Zapatistas announce Next Steps Mexico
December 30, 2012

To the People of Mexico:

To the Peoples and Goverments of the World:

Brothers and Sisters:

Compañeros and compañeras:

This past December 21, 2012, in the pre-dawn hours, tens of thousands of indigenous Zapatistas mobilized and we took over, peacefully and in silence, 5 municipal seats in the Mexican southeastern state of Chiapas.
In the cities of Palenque, Altamirano, Las Margaritas, Ocosingo, and San Cristobal de las Casas, we watched you and we watched ourselves in silence.

This is not a message of resignation.

It is not one of war, death, or destruction.

Our message is one of struggle and resistance.

After the media-driven coup d'état that exalted a poorly concealed and even more poorly disguised ignorance to the federal executive branch, we made ourselves present so that you would know that if they never left, neither did we.

Six years ago, a segment of the political and intellectual class went out in search of someone …

Mohawk Nation News 'To Save our Mother'

MNN. Dec. 30, 2012
Our Mother Earth is instructing us to protect her from corporate Canada’s murder and rape.
The “Idle No More” movement to stop Omnibus Bill C-45 is gaining worldwide momentum. They too are listening to our Mother.
Canada’s chief financial officer, Jim Flaherty and CEO Prime Minister ‘Pudge” Harper have illegally signed the equivalent of the “Enabling Act” of 1933 that brought Hitler to power. [Below].
C-45 removes indigenous people and takes our land and resources to establish a dictatorship of the bankers. Parliament provides the illusion of freedom to the masses. Their band councils in our communities are being staffed or trained by “Nazi” agents. Distress and crisis are being created to declare martial law. Arrests, torture and death are here. Our concentration camps called reserves are under strict surveillance and control [Indian agents]. Non-Natives can steal our land through a legislat…

Censored News Readers' Heroes and Tribute to Russell Means 2012

Censored News Heroes and Tribute to Russell Means

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

The Native American heroes for 2012 selected by Censored News readers are Debra and Alex White Plume, Lakotas, Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota, Anna Rondon, Dine’, Lehman Brightman, Lakota, Wanbli Gleska Tokahe, Lakota, Shannon Francis, Hopi-Dine’, Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe, Klee Benally, Dine’, and Dine’ fighting the Confluence tourism development and theft of water rights on Navajoland.

Censored News honors Russell Means, Lakota, as Warrior of the Year, for his lifetime of fighting for the people. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O’odham on the US/Mexico border, and Louise Benally, Dine’ from Big Mountain, are honored for their lifetimes of fighting the good fights.

Censored News celebrates Native writers and publishers of the year, Kahentinetha at Mohawk Nation News and Klee Benally and the Native youth media team at Indigenous Action Media. Cen…

TODAY! Alaska Rally to Oppose Shell Drilling in Arctic

MEDIA ADVISORY Alaska groups and Tribes Rally to oppose Shell drilling in the Arctic Dec. 31, 2012 12:00 pm noon Rally at the intersection of E. 36th & A street Anchorage, Alaska Contact: Carl Wassilie: 907- 382-3403 Alaska’s Big Village Network Nikos Pastos: 907-764-2561 Center for Water Advocacy Delice Calcote: 907-563-9334 Alaska Inter-Tribal Council What: 12:00pm noon Rally at the intersection of E. 36th & A street Anchorage, Alaska Rally to oppose Shell drilling in the Arctic Alaska groups and Tribes urgently question Shell’s risky behavior in Alaska waters U.S. laws require Federal Agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard to provide equal protection under of the law. Real and persistent questions as to the Coast Guard’s availability of assets necessary to respond to non-tank vessel traffic incidents; and the adequacy of Shell's safety preparedness, emergency response and oil spill contingency ability in Arctic oil exploration activities in all Alaska waters. …

Mohawks Tyendinaga Rail Blockade

Kanyen'kéhaka - Never Been Idle - We Support Idle No More

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012
Tyendinaga Rail Blockade
Tyendinaga Mohawks launch temporary rail blockade on main line between Toronto, Montrealby Kenneth Jackson and Jorge Barrera
APTN National News
About three dozen Mohawks from Tyendinaga blocked the main rail line between Toronto and Montreal for several hours Sunday in support of hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and the Idle No More movement. The move forced CN to suspend all rail traffic along the line.
The blockade stranded about 2,000 passengers, said VIA Rail in a statement to media.
This was the same rail line, between Belleville, Ont., and Napanee, Ont., shut down in 2007 for almost 12 hours by the Mohawks as part of a planned national day of action.
“It’s not about you and it’s not about the Mohawks it’s about Chief Spence and everyone else dying,” said Tom Maracle, a Mohawk from Tyendinaga, at the blockade.
Maracle, however, issued a warning.
“This is peace…

Chief Arvol Looking Horse support for Chief Spence and Protection of Mother Earth

By Chief Arvol Looking Horse
Censored News

As Keeper of our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, I would like to send out support for the efforts of Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation, for giving of herself through fasting with prayers for the protection of Mother Earth.

Throughout history, there have been many Voices from different Nations trying to alert us of the prophecies that are now upon us. We are in a time of Great Urgency, especially since the animals have been showing their sacred color white to tell us we need to change the Path we are on.
The war in the Middle East over money, oil and power, in the name of Spirituality, has been affecting us for far too long. A Healing now needs to happen from that lesson. Those lessons now exist in those territories in the lack of animal and plant life, as well as the many orphans and childless parents.

Political decision makers throughout history have made decisions that have affected man…

Idle No More TORONTO Dec. 30, 2012

BREAKING NEWS! -CHECK OUT THE AERIAL VIEW FROM TORONTO TODAY! #Idle No More Round Dance Flash Mob Took Place at the Eaton Center Mall In Toronto Today supporting Chief Theresa Spence and First Nations. Watch archives from the livestream video, Idle No More at Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada and
Courtesy of Jeremy -Civilian Media Dot TVPhoto by Derek @Occupy Canada
More Idle No More coverage by Censored News

Global Support for Idle No More Dec. 30, 2012

GUATEMALA Message from the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (Guatemala) to Idle No More:

"We feel very deeply about what is happening in Canada to our brother native people. We condemn the pillaging of which they continue to be victims. We urge you to continue your acts of just resistance to defend Nature, our Mother Earth and Humanity, despite the ambition of governments and corporations to place their interests above the rights of the millenarian peoples.
We call on the (Canadian) government to respect the lives and territories of our brothers and sisters and to respond to their demands.
To resist is to defend the territories!
In solidarity: Comite Campesino del Altiplano CCDA.
Leocadio Juracan, General Coordinator, CCDA
Millenarianism (also millenarism) is the belief by a religious, social, or political group or movement in a coming major transformation of society, after which all things will be changed, based on a one-thousand-year cycle. The term is more generically used to…

VIDEO Minnesota Flash Mob Round Dance Dec. 29, 2012

Photo shared by AIM of Twin Cities & AIM Patrol of Minneapolis

Scroll down for two videos! Mall of America on 12/29
Thousands of Native people coming together in solidarity for the people in Canada and Chief Theresa Spence Video 2 BelowFlash Mob Round Dance Begins after Minute 30 (click on bar to move forward)
Video streaming by Ustream

Idle No More Denver Protest Canadian Consulate Dec 31, 2012


Demand Justice for First Nations • Demand that Canadian Prime Minister Harper Meet with Chief Spence and other First Nations Leaders• Repeal Canadian
Legislation C45, and all other anti-indigenous legislation!

2012 • 10:30 am • Bring drums, banners, signs
IDLE NO MORE Is a movement that was begun by four courageous women in Saskatchewan, Canada, in November, 2012, to combat vicious legislative attacks (especially Bill C‐45) on First Nation indigenous peoples by the government of Canada. Since that time, Idle No More has captured the imagination and attention of indigenous peoples and their allies, all over North America, and across the globe. Idle No More calls on all people to join in revolution that honors and fulfills Indigenous liberation, which protects the land a…

Censored News Top Story 2012: Lakotas arrested blocking tarsands trucks

Censored News Top Story 2012: Reader favorite with most views this year Lakotas arrested blocking tarsands trucks on Lakota land!
Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News Lakotas Alex White Plume, Debra White Plume, Andrew Ironshell, Sam Long Black Cat and Terrell Eugene Iron Shell, were arrested at a blockade of tarsands pipeline trucks. (MARCH 5, 2012) Debra White Plume, released from jail in Kyle, South Dakota, said Monday night, "Alex, myself, Sam Long Black Cat, Andrew Iron Shell and Terrell Eugene Iron Shell were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct." "We formed a blockade to stop tarsands oil mine equipment from passing our lands. The truckers told us the corporation office from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the State of South Dakota made a deal to save the truckers $50,000 per truck, there were two trucks, from having to pay $100,000," Debra White Plume told Censored News.
"There were about 50 to 75 people on the bl…

Chief Spence Day 19 Hunger Strike Call to Action


Mohawk Nation News: C-45 UN Agenda 21


By Mohawk Nation News

MNN.  28 Dec. 2012.  Prime Minister “Pudge” Harper faces the final dissolution of the corporation of Canada. He and his cabinet signed C-45 into law.  It’s an unconstitutional illegal corporate by-law to enhance UN Agenda 21 to set up a one world government.  To do this Canada has to take over all our land and resources through a hostile corporate take over.  UN Agenda 21 is forcing changes to our lives worldwide.  Harper has consulted mostly CEOs of banks, foreign oil companies and dictators.
Canada is trying to control and threaten us, reduce protection of our communities and millions of our lakes and rivers.  Our communities can be leased through scam votes. The government can call a meeting of their band council and a few followers to vote to absolutely surrender our land.  This vote will be deemed to have been assented to by the entire community, even th…

Idle No More Photos Dec. 29, 2012


Published on Dec 28, 2012
December 28th New York City Natives Gathered at Washington Square Park for a Peaceful Act of Solidarity, Unity and Hope with Natives the world over declaring and calling on all Natives to be Idle No More.
Speaker is Josephine WuTang Tarrant member of American Indian Community House Youth Council of NYC
Standing in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence who has been on a Hunger Strike in Response to Stephen Harper not honoring her request for a meeting.. She has also requested the wife of Stephen Harper (Laureen Harper) to attend.
For more info. and to get involved visit:
Twitter: #IdleNoMore

AIM of Twin Cities & AIM Patrol of Minneapolis AIM chapters and members from all over the United States and Canada are here in Minneapolis this weekend to support IDLE NO MORE at the Mall of America and to attend the On the Red Road New Years Celebration.

It's time to unite a…

Attawapiskat Chief Spence Statement, Day 17 Hunger Strike Dec. 28, 2012


Sandra Rambler 'Apache Elders mourn loss of spiritual leader Ola Cassadore Davis'

Apache Elders mourn loss of Spiritual Leader Ola Cassadore Davis By Sandra Rambler Censored News SAN CARLOS, Ariz. – Apache tribal elders in southeastern Arizona expressed the loss of a well known Apache spiritual leader, Ola Cassadore Davis, who entered the spirit world on Nov. 25 when she was 89 years old. With tears coming down her cheeks, 80 year-old, Gladys Longstreet Hinton, said in her native Apache language, “We are surely going to miss our friend and relative, Ola!She was related to my late husband, Henry Hinton, Sr., and we come from families that are spiritual leaders within our communities.” “Her late brother, Philip Cassadore, was also a spiritual leader and Ola took on many responsibilities of her brother in helping protect our Apache traditional way of life.” “She had a wonderful spirit.She was kind and she was very compassionate.She always thought about other people, especially our Apache people here.” “She had a special gift and that was to b…