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Thursday, February 2, 2012

No History is Illegal! Teach it in February!

No History Is Illegal
A Campaign to Save Our Stories
http://www.teacheractivistgroups.org/tucson

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They say shut it down. We say spread it around!

As a network of Teacher Activist Groups (TAG), we believe that education is essential to the preservation of civil and human rights and is a tool for human liberation. In alignment with these beliefs, TAG is proud to coordinate No History is Illegal, a month of solidarity work in support of Tucson’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) Program. In January, 2011, state attorney general Tom Horne declared the Tucson Unified School District MAS program illegal. Over the past year, teachers, students and administrators have come together to challenge Horne’s ruling, but on January 10, 2012, the TUSD school board voted 4-1 to cease all MAS classes immediately for fear of losing state aid.

In the month of February we invite you to strike back against this attack on our history by teaching lessons from and about the banned MAS program. On this website you will find a guide that includes sample lesson plans from the MAS curriculum as well as creative ideas and resources for exploring this issue with students. Whatever happens in Arizona, we can keep the ideas and values of MAS alive by teaching about them in our classrooms, our community centers, our houses of worship, our homes.

February 1 is the first day on which TUSD must comply with this law. It is also the first day of African American History Month. And as Dr. King warned us, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” What is happening in Arizona is not only a threat to Mexican American Studies, it is a threat to our right to teach the experiences of all people of color, LGBT people, poor and working people, the undocumented, people with disabilities and all those who are least powerful in this country.

Our history is not illegal. Please join us by pledging to teach MAS.

Anons hack white supremacist network


Anons hack white supremacist network



Jamie Kelso and American Third Position Hacked and Destroyed; Private Emails Expose Blatant Racism and Ties to Ron Paul
Reposted from:
http://pastebin.com/MCmzw7aR

#ANONYMOUS #ANTIFASCIST #OPBLITZKRIEG #OCCUPYWALLSTREET #ANTISEC

DISCUSS ON PIRATEPAD OR IRC.ANONOPS.LI #OPBLITZKRIEG

Fellow anons: we are pleased to bring you the dismantling of a major US-based
white supremacist network known as the "American Third Position"(A3P). These
racist losers have chapters across the US, operate several white power websites,
forums and online stores, and are even running a candidate in the 2012
elections. Although they try hard to maintain a professional public image to
camouflage their vile racism, we're now airing all their dirty laundry all over
the internet. Contained in this major dump are several thousand private forum
messages, personal emails, internal organization notes, names, phone numbers,
home addresses and other information on all of their members and supporters.
It’s time for these cowardly suit and tie white supremacists to sleep with one
eye open. Scared much?

In addition to finding the usual racist rants and interactions with other white
power groups, we also found a disturbingly high amount of members who are also
involved in campaigning for Ron Paul. According to these messages, Ron Paul has
regularly met with many A3P members, even engaging in conference calls with
their board of directors. Ron Paul's racist politics and
affiliations are already well known, being viciously anti-immigrant,
anti-abortion and against gay marriage -- not to mention having authored the
racist "Ron Paul Papers" and receiving financial support from other white power
groups (pictured with Don Black from stormfront.org). Hard to believe Ron Paul
draws some support from the left and the occupation movements, especially now
that it is confirmed Ron Paul hangs out with straight up racist hate groups.

We put extra effort in ruining the life of A3P webmaster Jamie Kelso. On top of
being on the board of directors of A3P, former $cientologist, and high ranking
Ron Paul organizer, he also is the account owner of german nazi forums and store
nsl-forum.org, rhs-versand.com. We went ahead and wiped those websites off the
internet as well, dumping private messages and order information. Aside from us
releasing his information such as his social security number, address, resume
and private discussions, we also heard some folks went on a joyride with Kelso's
credit card and made some lulzy purchases, including sex toy purchases and
making donations to the Anti Defamation League and many others. Oops.

We call upon not only other antifascists but all those opposed to white
supremacy to utilize this information and make hell for these white nationalist
scumbags. It is essential if we wish to live in a world free from oppression to
expose and confront racists at their jobs, their schools, at their homes and in
the streets.
No Dialogue! No sympathy! Destroy White Supremacy!
READ MORE: http://pastebin.com/MCmzw7aR
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In the news ...
Hacked neo Nazi websites reveal Canadian connections:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/02/01/bc-canadian-nazis-exposed.html

Mohawk Nation News 'Four Directions'


4 DIRECTIONS
Mohawk Nation News

 
MNN.  Jan. 31, 2012.  “The future ain’t what it used to be” [Yogi Berra]. 
 
White bankers being the bosses of the world is coming to an end. Their control and theft of Indigenous resources is over.  Their fortunes are declining.      
 
Salaries, social programs, benefits and pensions are being cut back.  US elders, you may not see your pension until you are over 67 or more, if ever.  Cost of living keeps climbing.
 
Signs of hysteria!  New private prisons for those who don’t fall into line.  New super duper fighter jets grace the bigger military.  [A temporary fix.]
 
As Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in effect said in Davos Switzerland, “If we don’t put our act together, we’re in deep doo-doo.  Europe and the West are not important anymore. [They’re going broke and lost their slaves.] Third world peoples have to do all the work cheaply and provide the resources to us. China is bigger.  We have to push emerging economies into debt to us.  We’ll just keep throwing paper money at them!”  [Sounds like a quick fix!]
 
Indigenous have to be brought into line.  White supremacists oppressing people of color is in peril. 
 
The white race is being absorbed out of existence. In 2023 majority of 18 and under will be people of color in  US and Canada, becoming a majority in 2042, or sooner. 
 
Western nations will become third world countries.  What will it mean to be white?  No one seems to want to preserve them.  They’re not steeped in any cool culture that we want.  They’ve tried to destroy the world for the rest of us. 
 
Four suggested scenarios. 
 
1.  White minority remains in charge.  Bankers continue to rule everybody, keep stealing and pocketing.  US remains the West’s attack dog.    
 
2.  Indigenous majority.  White minority.  Token whites created.  Opportunists claim white grandmother to get jobs and scholarships meant for white minorities.  Every child required to read, “Vanishing Whites”. 
 
3.  Mostly Indigenous. Hardly any whites, who voluntarily set up Department of White Affairs to run their closed communities.  Create white culture villages [‘Touristans’] to show that once upon a time many white people lived on and dominated Great Turtle Island.  Many white volunteers for us to study. Some return to their homeland and find them taken over by people of color. 
 
4.  Remaining Western countries with ‘chihuahua’ military.  We give humanitarian aid and condoms.  They try to continue white supremacy and divide and conquer tactics on their own people.  They don’t know what peace is.  
 
According to an old Indigenous story, a frog was about to cross a river.  A poisonous brown spider asked if he could ride on his back.  The frog said, “No, you’ll bite and kill me”.  The spider said, “I won’t because then we’ll both die”.  The frog said, “Okay”.  As they crossed, the spider bit and poisoned the frog, who asked, “Why?  Now we’re both drowning?”  The spider replied, “Because it’s my nature.”            
 
As our people saw in the beginning, it may be the invaders’ nature, tehotate’wara:ke, to [metaphorically] eat each other’s flesh.
 
MNN Mohawk Nation News Kahentinetha2@yahoo.com  For more news, books, to donate to maintain the website [PayPal] and to sign up for MNN newsletters go towww.mohawknationnews.com  More stories at MNN Categories “COLONIALISM/ART/CULTURE”.  Address:  Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0
 
Store:  Indigenous authors – Kahnawake books – Mohawk Warriors Three – Warriors Hand Book – Rebuilding the Iroquois Confederacy.
 
ategory:  World – Colonialism - Great Turtle Island – History – New World Order – courts/police Economics/trade/commerce – Land/environment – art/culture. 
 
Tags:  North American Indians – Turtle Island – Indian holocaust/genocide – NAU North American Union – History Canada/US – United Nations – Cointelpro - colonialism.
 
 

Writers caravan smuggling banned books into Arizona


CONTACT:
Tony Diaz, Nuestra Palabra Director
713-867-8943
AztecMuse@aol.com


Houston writers and activists organize a caravan of Librotraficantes to smuggle contraband books back into Arizona!

HOUSTON, TEXAS - Local literary nonprofit Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say is organizing The Librotraficantes Banned Book Caravan from Houston, Texas to Tucson, Arizona leaving Houston on Monday, March 12 and culminating in Tucson, Arizona Saturday, March 17.

The caravan will be filled with authors and activists who will be taking banned books back into Arizona, to give to students. The bus will include banned authors, new authors, as well as concerned advocates of First Amendment rights of Equal Protection and Freedom of Speech. 

The Caravan will be making stops in Texas, New Mexico, and, of course, Arizona.
Banned writers have embraced the caravan and will participate along the route, including Mac Arthur Genius recipient Sandra Cisneros, who kicked off our fundraising efforts by making a generous donation; Guggenheim Fellow Dagoberto Gilb, whose work recently appeared in the New Yorker and Harpers; and best selling author Luis Alberto Urrea, who was the first to enthusiastically support the project through Twitter.

The caravan is intended to:
  1. Raise awareness of the suspension of the Mexican-American Studies Program and the removal of banned books.
  2. Promotion of banned authors and their contributions to American Literature, Non-Fiction and Poetry.
  3. Celebrate diversity: Children of the American Dream must unite to preserve the civil rights of all Americans.
Founded in 1998, Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say has gone from the party hall of Chapultepec Restaurant to Exhibit Hall F of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Today, the entire city is our forum. When we began, we were told that there was not an audience for Latino literature. We are thrilled to say that today the largest book events in Houston are Latino events. We are proud to bring you Houston's contribution to the Latino Literary Renaissance. Wri
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Arizona targeted as private spy drone test site

Benson, Flagstaff and Yuma areas targeted for dangerous private spy drone testing



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

TUCSON -- Arizona, already struggling to free itself from racist state officials, banned books and profiteering private prisons, is now targeted as the test site for private spy drones.

Arizona military profiteers are pushing for Arizona to become an expanded drone test site for "commercial and nonmilitary" uses of unmanned aircraft. The federal government announced it will set aside airspace.

The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson seems to think making Arizona an expanded base for drones is a good idea. This drone promotion by the Star magnifies how the Arizona media is part of the continued degradation of Arizona, as it cheerleads for the promotion of the militarization of Arizona. This agenda includes the criminalizing of people of color.

Drones are used worldwide by the US for targeted assassinations, without trials. The reckless murders carried out by drones worldwide, by soldiers seated at remote computers in Nevada, are often based on flawed intelligence.

The Arizona Daily Star proves to have a short memory about the danger of drones, forgetting that already a drone has crashed nearby in Nogales, Ariz.



In southern Arizona, Sierra Vista has been used for a base for border drones. This is where the Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca produced the School of Americas torture manual, made public in 1996. The US training of Latin American military using this manual resulted in the assassinations, torture and exile, of tens of thousands of Indigenous Peoples in the 1980s and 1990s in Central and South America, as corporations seized their homelands for mining, development and exploitation.

The Sanctuary Movement in Tucson was born from the results of these tortures and assassinations of Indigenous villagers. The result was an underground railroad that took Indigenous Peoples to safety. There is real history in Tucson, and the Arizona Daily Star doesn't have to prostitute itself with its advertisers like Raytheon Missiles.

Tohono O'odham Nation and Arizona universities co-opted in killing machine research

The drone promotion article in the Arizona Daily Star reveals how the universities have become co-opted in the agenda of militarization and criminalizing people of color. Arizona universities have become infested with global cyber spies and border training that targets people of color.

The University of Arizona in Tucson stands out for its human rights abuses regarding Native Americans. The primary example is the placing of telescopes on Mount Graham during years of protests by Apaches and other Indian Nations. Now, the University of Arizona is involved with the design and creation of drones, unmanned killing machines.

The drone creation at the University of Arizona was also part of Advanced Ceramics, the company that was initially accepted, then rejected by the Pascua Yaqui. After being rejected by the Yaqui, the Tohono O'odham's San Xavier District's Development Authority became partners in Advanced Ceramics. A portion of the company was later sold to BAE.


Although initially Advanced Ceramics Research was wrapped in secrecy, it is now known that it was creating drones at the site, on Tohono O'odham land near the Tucson International Airport.

Traditional Tohono O'odham oppose the use of drones and targeted assassinations, stating it is a violation of the O'odham sacred way of life, the himdag.

As the battles rage over the banning of Mexican American Studies, the seizure of books, the racial profiling by law enforcement, and the imprisonment of people of color for the profits of private prisons, Arizona is now targeted with private spy drone testing.

Under the National Defense Authorization Act passed in December, the Federal Aviation Administration must move to integrate unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, into the National Airspace System.
The report says Arizona is under consideration as the private spy drone test site for these reasons:
• Fort Huachuca's status as a major UAS training center.
• Other military training such as a Marine Corps UAS squadron based in Yuma.
• UAS research and development by companies including Raytheon Missile Systems, BAE Systems, Boeing Co. - which makes its Hummingbird rotorcraft UAS in Mesa - and smaller firms.
• Academic research support including wind-tunnel and other test facilities at the University of Arizona, a UAS minor program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, and an aerospace-defense research collaboration at Arizona State University.

Flagstaff, Yuma and Benson targeted

The article also reveals how the Flagstaff, Yuma and Benson regions have been targeted for this dangerous drone research.

The Star includes this nauseating quote: "We like to say, 'We were UAS before UAS was cool,' " said Robin Sobotta, chair of Embry-Riddle's aviation business program and
chairwoman of the UAS advisory committee.

The committee identified three prime locations for a UAS test range, including two
in "non-exclusionary," or unrestricted, airspace.

The report states that the highest-scoring site is at the Benson Airport, identified as San Pedro North, with airspace stretching northeast to the eastern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
The second-ranking site is around the Seligman airport, about 60 miles west of Flagstaff.
The committee also identified a third site, in exclusionary airspace at the edge of the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground. The Yuma site has served as a test site for UAS technology developed by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, including its bat-winged "Killer Bee."

As it turns out, Mesa, Arizona, in the Phoenix Valley, is the location of the top secret US research facility Arizona Labs.

Jip Ripley writing at the East Valley Tribue in Mesa,  Arizona, reported on the meeting to bring the test site of spy drones to Arizona. It was held at Mesa Mayor Scott Smith's office on Jan. 4.

"According to my sources, those at the meeting included (retired General John) Regni; (Mesa Chamber of Commerce President) Sterling; William Harris, president of Science Foundation Arizona; Karrin Kunasek Taylor, executive vice president of DMB Associates Inc.; General Thomas Browning, who until funding expired last September headed up the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Initiative along with Regni; Brian Campbell, a Phoenix attorney who heads up the Arizona Labs oversight board; Nancy Cooke, an ASU professor who also runs a business called the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute; Steve Shope, a physicist who heads Sandia Research Corp.; Dane Mullenix of defense contractor Alion Science and Technology Corp., which manages the Arizona Labs; and Chuck Coughlin, founder of HighGround, an influential political consulting company," Ripley wrote.

ACLU files suit: Targeted killing

In related news on Wednesday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to demand that the government release basic — and accurate — information about the government’s targeted killing program.

The ACLU said, “Our government’s deliberate and premeditated killing of American terrorism suspects raises profound questions that ought to be the subject of public debate. Unfortunately the Obama administration has released very little information about the practice — its official position is that the targeted killing program is a state secret — and some of the information it has released has been misleading.” http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/aclu-sues-us-information-targeted-killing-program

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