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Monday, May 14, 2012

Occupy America's Past-Time: End Racism: July 4-6, 2012 New York

Mohawk Nation News: Resistance is not futile

Mohawk Nation News

MNN.  13 May 2012.  Resistance being futile is a lie.  We must resist to survive. 

The European elite sent over invaders to abduct, assimilate or kill us to take our possessions, to enhance their lives. Disease had almost wiped them out. They roamed the earth as marauders, destroying entire societies to control and collect everything.      

Even our body parts are copied or stolen to achieve perfection.  Plastic surgery reconstructs their faces to look like a 5-year old unlined baby face, and their recreated bodies emulate our desirable distinctiveness.  They dislike us but fry on tanning beds to look like us.

To control the world through force, assimilation and genocide they have to be unemotional, mechanical, “You adapt to us or we will kill you”.

Universal domination by taking what they want, controlling and using everybody, telling us, “We are a power that will absorb your territory, riches, energy, culture and you”.

Little is known of their origins and intentions. They wouldn’t negotiate or reason with us.  Their history is artificial.  They thought if they spread their seed they could survive somewhere, which the wind blew into oblivion. 

When Champlain arrived in Quebec, he unloaded his weapons and started killing Mohawks. Their messengers warned us that resistance is futile, to lower our defenses, surrender our culture and to serve them. 

Murder and assimilation followed to make our lives and distinctiveness disappear.   

At first we found them comical, especially their devotion to greed.  We saw how they violated nature. 

Our spirit remained intact.  We resisted assimilation, slavery of the mind and body and maintained our identity.Indigenous collective consciousness is part of the natural world and the universe. Natural people are meant to resist annihilation. 

The invaders were coercive and tyrannical. Today the mystery of the missing 125 million indigenous in the Western Hemisphere is hidden.  No one was jailed for those 55,000 Indigenous children murdered in Canadian government and church run residential schools. 

After enduring brutality for centuries, Karoniaktajeh said, “We are the sleeping lion that is waking up”.  The Kaianerehkowa, based on the great natural power, will influence the entire world. 

People controlling other beings is not natural. In the capitalist hierarchical system one individual controls everybody through force, threats and conditioning.

Aqueen bee like figure was created to run the hive, give orders to attack or create provocation to collect the goodies.  A pretend Mohawk recently made threats to put them into attack mode.

Integration of beings and culture for their use is repugnant.  500 years of Europeans using strength, technology and life forces of others is ending.

Thousands of species have been assimilated or destroyed and billions of lives have been exterminated.  The natural elements of resistance and survival remain.   Artificial elements are disappearing.

The invaders numbers and power are dwindling.

The hierarchical mind cannot defeat the Indigenous communal mind.
Our collective consciousness has been extensively studied to figure us out.  Our thoughts and ways have been misunderstood by the elite for centuries. They see the natural world as chaos, and think their hierarchical system brings order to chaos.  [What abunch of malarky!]

The white roots of peace have spread in all directions from Great Turtle island.  Follow the roots to their source.  Peace.

MNNMohawk Nation News For more news, books, workshops,to donate and to sign up for MNN newsletters, go to  Address:  Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0

FOOTNOTES:  Joseph Goebbels:  “if they tell a lie big enough and keeprepeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.  The lie can be maintained only for suchtime as the state can shield the people from the political, economic and/ormilitary consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all its powers torepress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension,the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.

HermannGoering [at Nuremberg Trials 1945-6]:   “Naturally the common people don’t want war: neitherin Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany.  That is understood.  But, after all, it is the leaders ofthe country who determine the policy. It is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is ademocracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a Parliament, or a communistdictatorship.  Voice or no voice,the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.  That is easy.  All you have to do is tell them that they are being attackedand denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country todanger.  It works the same in anycountry.”

EtoWokoam, Mohawk, 1710, after returning from England:  “They rely on the written word.  It is how they will be judged.”

When fat cat reporters come to town

When the fat cat reporters come to town,
be ready to accommodate them

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

When outside reporters come to Indian country, they seem to think that local reporters and editors are really anxious to work for them for free, and also to be misquoted. Then they sensationalize something they think the public wants to hear and make promises they never fulfill. Tim Giago, Lakota, writes about this today in his column, "Beer sniffing reporters descend on Pine Ridge."

What outside news reporters do at Pine Ridge is the same thing they do in Arizona. On the border, reporters like to try and trick people into interviews, promising to tell their story, assuring them the news story won't be just another racist story with a focus on drugs and border crossings. Then, guess what, the article comes out, and the promises were all a hoax, it is the same old racist, xenophobic story told again, with US Border Patrol agents and elected criminals starring as John Wayne characters.

The reporters, broadcasters, book authors and filmmakers e-mail in advance to let people know they are coming. It goes something like this: "I am a great news maker and I am coming to town. I don't have much money or time, so I expect everyone to accommodate me, drive to me for interviews, even if it cost you $100 in gas, and show up when I want you to. No, I can't help you with expenses."

Then the reporters, broadcasters, book writers and filmmakers write to local reporters, including the unpaid ones doing it as a labor of love: "I can't contact X, would you do it for me, and line up my interviews. No, I don't have any funds to pay you, even if it takes you days, and a huge phone bill, to arrange my interviews for me."

Poor me, says the reporter, so little time and money to be in your area. But I will be staying at an expensive hotel and eating great food while I'm there in Tucson on my big fat budget. Can you recommend some great restaurants? Maybe a little night life? I'll be happy to swing for a cup of coffee for you.

With most fat cat reporters, nothing is really "off the record," as you will find when their article, book, TV show or film comes out.

Of course, this refers to the ones who actually come to town, and not the armchair "reporters" who just sit home in their easy chairs and plagiarize, or make a phone call or two to disguise their plagiarism. Then there's the "copy and paste" reporters who just steal others hard work and put their name on it.

One time, I responded to a reporter planning to spend three whole days in Arizona to tell an epic story: "You need to live here for years to gain peoples trust and tell their stories, ten years is a good number. And no, they said they don't have gas money to meet you anywhere. And no, they don't know you or trust you."
Brenda Norrell is publisher of Censored News. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years and has been a reporter of Indian news for 30 years.

Photos Yinka Dene Alliance Freedom Train: No to Pipelines!

NO! to Enbridge pipeline! NO! to Tar Sands! NO! to pipelines!
Thanks to Yinka Dene Alliance for sharing photos with Censored News!

Photos by Yinka Dene Alliance/Collages by Censored News.
Freedom Train in the news: Protest at stockholders meeting:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=696&wrapid=tlif133700278740710&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ncl=dGJQCl9q3fHO8xMDUXpKuPajyKIlM&ei=MwuxT56RC4Ks8ATaxOmCCQ&sa=X&oi=news_result&ct=more-results&resnum=1&ved=0CDEQqgIwAA
The Yinka Dene Alliance includes Nadleh Whut'en, Nak'azdli, Takla Lake, Saik'uz, and Wet'suwet'en First Nations in northern BC who have banned the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines from their territories.