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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Listen Tiokasin Ghosthorse: Eradicating Ecocide

First Voices Indigenous Radio
Program:
FVIR
Thursday, September 20, 2012
POLLY HIGGINS is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client - Mother Earth. (www.pollyhiggins.com)
Polly is a barrister, author and creator of new laws to protect the Earth. Polly has proposed that Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace, to sit alongside genocide as an international crime throughout the world.
We spend this hour about ERADICATING ECOCIDE (www.thisisecocide.com>. There are already four international Crimes Against Peace. They are: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, and Crimes of Aggression. There is a missing 5th Crime Against Peace: that crime is Ecocide, including Cultural Ecocide of Indigenous peoples.
Non-ascertainable Ecocide: where the consequence, or potential consequence, is destruction, damage or loss to the territory per se, but without specific identification of cause as being that which has been created by specific human activity.
Examples of non-ascertainable ecocide affecting sizeable territories include:
*hurricanes
*tornadoes
*rising sea levels
*tsunamis
*volcanic eruptions
Ascertainable Ecocide: where the consequence, or potential consequence, is destruction, damage or loss to the territory, and liability of the legal person(s) can be determined.
The destruction of large areas of the environment and ecosystems can be caused directly or indirectly by various activities, such as nuclear testing, exploitation of resources, extractive practices, dumping of harmful chemicals, use of defoliants, emission of pollutants or war.

Mohawk Nation News 'Freedom to lie, Freedom to kill'

 
FREEDOM TO LIE. FREEDOM TO KILL.
 
MNN. Sept. 19, 2012. To Americans freedom of speech means the ruling masters train their people to be abused without complaining. They are unnatural, living a decaying life on top of steel, concrete and glass. Their put-down culture is to deceive and insult each other on a road paved with trickery and twisting of reality. Their most dangerous obstacle is the truth, which they set out to kill at every turn.
As the Muslim riots demonstrate, when natural people are unfairly insulted, they seethe with anger. The filmmakers of “Innocence of Muslims” insulted natural people, who are proud and stand up for their dignity for the sake of their children.
Humiliating Muslims in grotesque disrespectful cartoons to bring them under control is called satire and free speech. Muslim resistance is labeled as crazy and hysterical. We have a right to defend our integrity. We won’t stand being lied to about ourselves.
The US talking heads say, “Sorry!” for the fall out over the ridicule. Sorry does not exist in Mohawk, a natural language. It is an invented English word. Once said, we are forced to submit and to forget the wrong.
Forgiveness is another invention. We are supposedly a better person by forgiving someone who has harmed us.
A wrong does not magically fly away. The injustice should not have been done in the first place. In our way, the wrong doer faces their victims, takes full responsibility and makes it right to their full satisfaction.
The ugly truth about the biggest holocaust in all humanity of our people has been hidden. The liars’ club say because of freedom of speech they can lie to our faces while stealing our possessions.
Fictional films, books and stories about us are aimed at killing us one way or another. Every time an Indigenous woman is found dead, the media immediately spins propaganda that she was a “street worker”, to demean the character of all our women. To control us, they need to create an inferiority complex.
Ridiculing us for entertainment is an old strategy. Our women and children were murdered, their skin taken to make hats and leggings for themselves as a joke. The need to belittle and undervalue is the foundation of US comedy, to make people laugh at the horrible suffering of others. Their culture is designed to induce self-hatred and depression and selling products to cure it.
The tactic is to make us dislike ourselves and our own people by shaming us and attacking our self-esteem. Their education system tries to emotionally manipulate our children to accept abuse and say nothing about injustice.
Muslim resistance is threatening to expose this tactic. Americans and their Western partners fear revelation and answering for their reprehensible atrocities.
We are angry at the attempted continuation of their genocide. The ruling class don’t know how to deflect this anger. We refuse to exist in a contrived state of self-deprecation for the purpose of helping them deal with their anxiety over their brutality to us.
Colonial brats can be comforted by the words of songwriter Carol King: “And It’s too late baby. Now it’s too late. Though we really did try to make it, something inside has died and I can’t hide it. And I just can’t fake it.”
MNN Mohawk Nation News kahentinetha2@yahoo.com For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to www.mohawknationnews.com More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0

Project Gunrunner enters Oz phase with Attorney General denial

Censored News On the Border

Project Gunrunner enters Oz phase with Attorney General's denial





ATF Project Gunrunner brochure, revised in 2008.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com


TUCSON -- US Attorney General Eric Holder claims he didn’t know about Project Gunrunner‘s Fast and Furious. Maybe these reports will jog his memory.

There’s the Department of Justice report in 2010 which states that Project Gunrunner began in Laredo, Texas, during the Bush administration in 2005.
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/OIG_report.pdf

There’s the brochure of the assault weapons of Project Gunrunner published in 2008, circulated by an Arizona police officer, and exposed by Anonymous Lulzsec hackers:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2012/06/project-gunrunner-collapsed-media-cant.html

Perhaps Holder was sequestered in a monastery, and didn’t know about Project Gunrunner’s Wide Receiver, as exposed by Arizona Daily Star, with weapons flowing out of Tucson in 2006.

Perhaps the Attorney General isn’t lying. Maybe he just doesn’t know much.

Here’s the simple version: The ATF supplied drug cartels in Mexico with assault weapons. It was done under the guise of weapons tracking to see who would buy and use those weapons. Of course using those weapons meant people would be murdered with them. Lots of people were murdered. The US funded drug war in Mexico turned into one of the bloodiest wars of assassinations, torture and dismemberment.

The bottom line is people died on both sides of the border because of those weapons. No one cared until a white Border Patrol agent was murdered near Nogales, Ariz., with one of those weapons. An ICE agent, Jaime Zapata, was also murdered in northern Mexico with one of those weapons, but no one seemed to care much about that.

Maybe Holder can remember it now.

If not -- lets all click our heels together and visit Oz.

In the news: Investigation finds no evidence AG knew of Fast and Furious: http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/19/13966068-investigation-finds-no-evidence-ag-eric-holder-knew-of-fast-and-furious-gun-running-sting?lite

Photo United Native Americans helps shut down Monsanto



United Native Americans was among those who shut down Monsanto in Davis, Calif. for the day on Monday, Sept. 20, 2012.
UNA Shutting Down Monsanto Decolonizing The USDA Demanding Labeling of All Genetically Modified Foods. We Support "Yes" on Prop 37 .
Much Love & Respect to All The People Who Came Out & Helped Us Shut Down Monsanto & to Support "Yes" to Prop 37.

List of Endorsers: By date of endorsement

The Anti-Monsanto Project
Occupy Davis
Occupy Woodland
Occupy Sacramento
Peace & Freedom Party Yolo County
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement AFL-CIO Sacramento Chapter
Organizacion de Trabajadores Agricolas de California (OTAC)
Freedom Socialist Party
PSL Sacramento
United Native Americans INC
SEIU - Justice for Janitors
Genetic Crimes Unit
Bay Area Radical Women
Occupy Stockton
 

Monument Valley Film and Blues Festival Sept 21-23 2012

Film schedule for Saturday and Sunday
http://www.monumentvalleyfilmfest.com/