Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 28, 2013

Frontline Warriors at White Clay Feb. 28, 2013

White Clay, Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013. Photo by Joey Feaster
Sheridan County Sheriff accused of being drunk at the scene, as protesters demand an end to liquor profiteers on the border of Lakota land at Pine Ridge, S.D.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Photo by Joey Feaster
Lakota warriors and allies stand in unison against police tonight, Thursday night, Feb. 28, 2013. Oglala President Bryan Brewer, still in a wheelchair after his accident, was present to support the action against the liquor profiteers at the border of Lakota land.
President Brewer vowed to shut down liquor stores in the bordertown. Read his statement:
An Idle No More style Round Dance was held during the gathering to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Wounded Knee, "Liberation Day!"
As usual, police arrived in force to protect the abusive business practices of the bar owners in White Clay, Nebraska, at the border of Pine Ridge, South Dakota. 
Sheridan Co. Sheriff Terry Robbins at White Clay, Feb. 28, 2013
Photo credit Joey Feaster
Jerry Feaster said, "Remember these cops protect the right of the bar owners to sell alcohol not to protect the members of the community."

"This is Sheridan County Sheriff Terry Robbins (on left.) Sheriff Robbins was accused of being drunk by the Lakota warriors and relatives while performing a round dance on the north side of White Clay, Nebraska. Sheriff Robbins was on duty, operating a state vehicle, and carrying a firearm. Robbins was given a breathalyzer by his own state trooper in front of all community members present at the direct action protest. Robbins passed the breath test, but in my opinion, it was botched."
Protesters said videos posted reveal Sheriff Robbins was slurring his speech.

VIDEO White Clay Round Dance Idle No More by Joey Feaster

Video Wounded Knee Liberation Day 2013

Thanks to Clarence Rowland for sharing!

First Nation Terrance Nelson 'Rigged Election!'

Rigged Election!
How Canada controls First Nations, and keeps the 'scouts' on councils
Statement by Terrance Nelson
First Nation Roseau River
Censored News
February 28th 2013
In middle east countries, drones kill anyone who opposes the west. In Canada it is much more subtle, it is done with divide and conquer and helping the "good Indians" the scouts to knock of the "bad Indians."

Mohawk Nation News 'Political Paranoia'


"See! The church never did nothin'." MNN. Feb. 28, 2013. Political paranoia is being considered a mental disorder. Those who question everything and especially conspiracy theorists, are considered to suffer from political paranoia. Every social disaster or political movement has its loonies: Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot. Jim Jones, Duncan Campbell Scott, Steven Harper, Tom Flanagan, Crusty the Clown, Federal Court of Canada, etc. What conditions have to exist before the paranoia is believed? As soon as it appears on mainstream TV or media, everybody believes it. If it’s not, they don’t believe it. Take the test to see if you are paranoid.

“If you do not read the news, you are uninformed. If you do, you are misinformed.” Mark Twain

Mohawk Nation News 'Corporatist Usurpation'



MNN. Feb. 27, 2013. Cayuga chief of the Iroquois Confederacy, Deskahe, was sent to the League of Nations in Geneva in 1922 to apply for membership and to try to influence it to become an egalitarian system. The bankers wanted one world government with a hierarchy controlled by them. We were sponsored but usurped by the bankers.

Video Wounded Knee 40th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you Chase Iron Eyes for sharing the video!

February 27, 2013

Photos 40th Anniversary of Wounded Knee

Photo Kristi Eaton via Twitter
Photo KILI Radio
Photo Chase Iron Eyes/Last Real Indians

More 2013 photos in video format:

See Owen Luck's photos from 40 years ago
Wounded Knee Occupation


Lakota and Wet'suwet'en Unite to Fight All Mining, Fracking and Pipelines!

(Click on photo to enlarge)
Debra White Plume, Lakota: "Whenever I see photos of our beautiful strong elder Lakota women standing up in their day, I feel my spirit grow stronger, my backbone gets stronger, my heart fills with more love. We of today had these wonderful role models to show us how to be real Lakota women and face the enemy however we have to, just as they did. They stood with their men, as we stand with ours. Some of us were fortunate enough and guided wisely to stand with them, back in the day. That is why we must always work with our younger women of today, just as our elder women worked with us to show us the way. Then it continues, generation to generation. keep loving, keep fighting."

February 26, 2013

Russell Means Remembered 'Long Walk Song'


Pearl Means shares this video as family and friends begin the second honoring of Russell Means on Pine Ridge in South Dakota.

In fond remembrance of Russell Means ( 1939-2012 ). A fearless warrior for First Nations people. A challenging force conscience for all North Americans. I never met the man, but I always liked him. I was always humbled, enlightened, and encouraged to reflect by what he had to say. His frankness and strength of conviction evoked the same in others and served his concerns for his people well.

"Long Walk" was composed and is performed here by Lloyd Vivola. Inspired at first by sadness during the weeks after Russell Mean's departure, then by hope that a new era of treaty rights, social justice, truth and reconciliation is possible. Lyrics posted below.

The photos in the video are not the property of the video author and are borrowed here only to pay tribute to the life of Russell Means. For more information on the photos, search Google Images.

LONG WALK ( Lyrics )

So many tender tears
That gather here to beat the sacred drum

So many wounded wings
That sing and dance a circle 'round the sun

Long time we be walking
Long walk I be at your side

So many misty moons
That pierce the gloom on great horizons

So many painted skies
That train the eye on better days begun

Long time we be walking
Long walk I be at your side

Long time we be walking
Long walk nations on the rise

Drive your horse down waves of thunder
Weave your robe with rays of morning light
Raise a prayer on clouds of wonder
When lightning strikes
When eagles take to flight

So many windy trails
That dare prevail the harshest border

So many waking dreams
That flow like streams of healing water

Long time we be walking
Long walk I be at your side

So many wisdom wheels
That still reveal each true relation

So many kindred hearts
That welcome home the restoration

Long time we be walking
Long walk I be at your side

Long time we be walking
Long walk nations on the rise.

Mohawk Nation News 'War Pigs'

War Pigs

MNN. Feb. 25, 2013. The US inspired “Canada First Defence Strategy” CFDS is a profit-driven scheme to benefit career soldiers and industry. [June 19, 2008].
Prime Minister Harper points out that the military will be “supported by predictable, long-term funding…”  [tax and resource exploitation] so that industry can make money. The plan to build up Canada’s armed forces will provide opportunities for international industry, to create World War III. 
Canada soliciting war business.
Canada soliciting war business.
Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat is petitioning the UN to become involved in the ongoing resource dispute with DeBeers Diamonds. chief-theresa-spence-seeks-un-intervention
Under Attatwapiskat.
Under Attawapiskat.

Core Defence Strategy missions are: “Conduct daily domestic and continental operations, especially the Arctic; respond to a major terrorist attack; support civilian [law enforcement] authorities in Canada; lead international operations; and respond to crises”. 
“Stable predictable funding” means “A Military in Partnership with Canadian Industry”, to extract resources with no interference from the Indigenous owners. “Contributing to International Peace and Security” and “stability abroad” means unfettered access to other people’s territory and resources. 
In 2008 Canada budgeted $490 billion for the next 20 years. Defense spending rose by 2% starting in 2011, from $18 billion to over $30 billion in 2027. 
The Government plans to “increase the number of military personnel to 70,000 Regular Forces and 30,000 Reserve Forces. Their “Bold Eagle” program targets Indigenous youth, especially in the North, to exploit Indigenous knowledge of the land and weaken indigenous sovereignty at the same time. 
Underground bunker for elites.
Cheyenne Mountain underground bunker for elites.
In 1958 Canada and US formed NORAD. This was right after they blasted our riverside for the St. Lawrence Seaway for the benefit of industries. Since then they set up “Canada Command” and “US Northern Command”. Headquarters
“Failed and failing states, civil wars and global terrorism” are being created so that the military can describe the world as “volatile and unpredictable”. 
National Defense is the largest property holder in the federal government, which is all un-surrendered indigenous territory. 21,000 buildings over 50 years old and crumbling. 13,500 works including 5,500 kilometers of roads, jetties, training areas, etc. and 800 parcels of land covering 2.25 million hectares will be replaced or fixed up over the next 10 to 20 years. 
The “Strategic Investment Plan” is to coordinate all military spending. Canadians, you are the Nazis when you allow the war program to go on unfettered. You are allowing the theft and exploitation of Indigenous natural resources to continue the war problem. 
Marching off to war.
Marching off to war.
As Ossie Osbourne of Black Sabbath sang in War Pigs: “Generals gathered in their masses, just like witches at black masses, evil minds that plot destruction, sorcerers of death’s construction. In the field, the bodies burning, as the war machine keeps turning”. 

“Canada First Defence Strategy”.Harper’s plan  2. “Strategic Investment Plan”. 1st defense strategy    3. Rebuilding
3. Bold Eagle aboriginals4. “Advantage Canada”.Flaherty’s plan
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California: State Wide Action to Stop Foreclosures

California State Wide Action to Stop Foreclosures

From Quanah Parker Brightman
Censored News
State Wide Action to Stop Foreclosures

Wells Fargo: 1# in Destroying Communities and Stealing Homes
Quanah Parker Brightman with his father Lehman Brightman, Lakota, and
founder of United Native Americans.
It’s time for Wells Fargo to stop pushing hardworking families into short sales and into the streets. Keep Californians in their homes!
· Over 25% of Californian homeowners are underwater & between ’07-’10 Americans have lost some 40% of their wealth
· Wells Fargo is quick to foreclose and slow to offer loan modifications
· Wells Fargo has foreclosed on more California homeowners than any other bank·
The U.S. Department of Justice found that Wells Fargo employed brokers who illegally targeted Latinos and African-Americans for high-cost loan
· Currently, Wells Fargo has over 11,000 families statewide their foreclosure pipeline.
Enough is enough! Wells Fargo and their Wall Street cronies caused the housing crisis. It’s time for Wells Fargo to clean up the mess they made and refund California!
Join With ACCE Foreclosure and Eviction Fighters Wednesday, February 27th at 10:30am

February 25, 2013

Pit River protecting Medicine Lake Highlands from industrial development


By Morning Star Gali
Pit River Tribe
Censored News

BURNEY, Calif. – On February 15, 2013, The Pit River Tribe unanimously affirmed a resolution opposing geothermal and other industrial developments in the sacred Medicine Lake Highlands.    
The resolution affirms that geothermal development would threaten the underlying aquifer and would result in the injection of toxins into the atmosphere and waters. Further the Tribe maintains that the construction and development of even a single geothermal power generation plant would result in irreversible impacts to the sensitive cultural resources of the highlands and devastate the habitats of plants and animals.  The Tribal resolution calls upon the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service to reject all proposed geothermal development in the sacred Medicine Lake Highlands.

The Pit River Tribe has been in court since 2002 over proposed development of geothermal energy in Medicine Lake Highlands.  The Tribe has successfully challenged the extension of leasing of their sacred areas in decisions in the 9th Circuit Court in 2006 and 2010.  The lease holder, Calpine Energy, must reapply for extensions of the leases that the Tribe maintains were illegally issued by the BLM in 1988.  Such applications for lease extensions are expected to trigger an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act.  In the mean time, the applicant has scrapped the original plan to build a 48 megawatt power plant and is reported to be leaning towards building several 100 megawatt plants in the sacred highlands.

The Pit River Tribal resolution indicates that the new proposals are incompatible with the use of the Medicine Lake Highlands as a sacred area. Geothermal development in such a sensitive hallowed place will despoil the environment and harm the Pit River Tribe.  The resolution invokes the responsibilities of the federal agencies under federal law, regulations, agreements, executive orders and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to remind the decision makers of their responsibilities to protect sacred places and the people.

“Medicine Lake is our church.  It is there we heal our bodies and our spirits.  Would you want a power plant in your church?”-  Cecelia Silvas, Ilmawi Band Elder
Morning Star Gali Assistant Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Pit River Tribe, 36970 Park Avenue

February 24, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man wins Oscar Best Documentary

Censored News congratulates Searching for Sugar Man for winning the Oscar for Best Documentary, and the life and music of Sixto Diaz Rodriguez! Producers said Rodriguez didn't attend because he didn't want to take credit for the film, which says a lot about who he is. Censored News congratulates the people of South Africa, and elsewhere around the world, who allow censored music and thought to change their lives and the world we live in. Here's an article from Censored News on the power of music to change the world: Sugar Man, the Beatles and Buffy Sainte Marie!

Dangerous Music: Sugar Man, Beatles and Buffy Sainte Marie 

Sugar Man, Sixto Rodriquez
How music cracked open the world: Searching for Sugar Man, How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin, and the music of Buffy Sainte Marie

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Searching for Sugar Man, and How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin, tell the same story, in very different ways. Both films tell how music, forbidden and censored music, transformed lives, instilled hope, moved generations, and brought social change to two countries, South Africa and the Soviet Union.
While music instilled the yearning for freedom and liberation in South Africa and the Soviet Union, the leader of the so-called free world, President Lyndon Johnson was putting Cree singer Buffy Sainte Marie, the sound of American Indian resistance, out of business.
Searching for Sugar Man
Sixto Diaz Rodriguez didn't know he was more popular than Elvis and the Rolling Stones in South Africa. At a time when South Africa demanded an end to Apartheid, Sugar Man's music offered the hope of life in the open, life unbound, life beyond borders. Rodriguez' music brought the message to fight the establishment. 

Western Shoshone fighting new mining near Eureka, Nevada

Western Shoshone continue their fight against mining.

Citizen Groups File to Prevent the ‘Immediate and Irreparable Impacts from the Mount Hope Molybdenum Mine'

February 22, 2013
by Lisa J. Wolf, Correspondent
From a release by the Great Basin Resource Watch

Censored News

RENO -- The Great Basin Resource Watch (GBRW) and the Western Shoshone Defense Project on February 20th filed a ‘Motion for Preliminary Injunction’ in Federal Court in Reno following their filing a February 15th Complaint challenging the decisions of the United States Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approving the Mount Hope Project located some 23 miles north of the town of Eureka.

Mount Hope
According to the Motion, “The Project will have immediate, irreparable, and permanent impacts to the local ranching and farming communities and families which have lived there since the 1860s and to the critical environmental, historical, cultural and wildlife resources that will be outright eliminated or significantly degraded by the Project.”

One of the residents in Diamond Valley nearest to the proposed mine said, “We own the closest private property to the Project in two directions.  Our ranch and farm are located close enough to Mount Hope to be adversely affected by the mining caused imparment of our air, increased heavy truck traffic, and the very real damage to our business from the massive pumping and resulting drawdown of groundwater.  Our water is not infinite.  Adding to our water over appropriation problem is very wrong.  I believe it is wrong to break laws that are in place to protect us, in the name of progress.”

“The Western Shoshone that toured the Mount Hope site in 2007 all agreed that the impacts to the water resources, loss of mature piñon/juniper forest, and destruction of cultural sites to too high of a price for this mine, “ said Larson Bill, Western Shoshone Defense Project.  During the tour Western Shoshone Elder Bernice Lalo of Battle Mountain said, “I don’t understand this attitude of destruction.”  Pauline Estevez, Timbisha Shoshone said as we passed a spring, “what is important is what is here now ... that spring is our ancestor, it is a cultural site.”

Dine' Angela Davis: The Enemy Within: Navajo Generating Station

Angela Davis, Dine' writes to the Alamo Council Delegate, regarding sponsorship of lease extension for Navajo Generating Station, one of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the US. It is fed with coal ripped from the earth by profiteer Peabody Coal, which continues the suffering of Navajos on Black Mesa, to provide electricity for the Southwest while many Navajos go without.

The Honorable George Apachito
P.O. Box 827
Magdalena, NM 87825

Dear Delegate Apachito,

Yah’at’eeh. It has come to my attention that you recently sponsored a resolution (004-13) that recommends that the Navajo Nation extend the lease for the Navajo Generating Station. I’m writing to urge you to put a hold on voting on this resolution to extend the lease until further study and review by all our tribal delegates. I think more time to decide on the vote can ensure that the Navajo Nation obtain the maximum amount of economic compensation for our natural resources and investments. This involves too many parties (Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power Project, Los Angeles Water and Power, Arizona Public Service, Nevada Power and Tucson Electric Power Company, for example) to make such a monumental decision in the short time frame currently allowed. I understand that there is pressure to vote quickly on the matter from many parties, but I think it is worth the wait to ensure the best outcome for everyone involved, especially our tribe.

To me, it seems that outside interest groups, mostly energy companies, will benefit most if the resolution is passed as it is currently written. Although the Navajo Nation stands to receive 43 million dollars annually through 2044 if the deal goes through, I do not think that is enough to justify extending the lease so quickly. If the proposed resolution passes and the extensions are granted without adequate research, we may never know how we could have benefited more and will be indentured to the power companies for decades. I urge you to think about the future generations and how this decision will affect them financially, environmentally and more importantly, health-wise. Investing more money into the dirty, coal-fired plants is not a good decision environmentally, financially, or physically in the long-run. Investing in solar and/or wind energy is healthier, environmentally safer, and technologically efficient. I am aware that there are 538 workers, eighty-three percent of which are Navajo, at the Navajo Generating Station. Keeping their jobs is important and that is why I encourage a smooth, gradual transition from coal mining to solar/wind energy. Perhaps they can still hold their jobs during the transition, especially since the coal industry is dying and other sources of energy are currently being explored.

In conclusion, I would like to express my disappointment in you sponsoring this bill. You are my chapter official and I thought you had more of a conscience when it came to the environment and protection of our natural resources, given that you recently opposed uranium mining in the eastern agency. Many people accuse Alamo Navajo of being traitors to our tribe and often refer to us as “the enemy Navajo”. I think that is really sad. You sponsoring and supporting this bill would truly make us just that -- the enemy Navajo; we will be regarded historically as the band of Navajo that does not care about the health of the environment, the fair and honest management of our resources and most of all, our people’s health. Let us change that negative view of our people. I know you have it in your heart to do the right thing and withdraw your sponsorship of this bill or at least table the discussion until more research and discussion can be done. Thank you very much for your time. Ahe’he’he.


Angela Marie Davis

Publié par Censored News
Dimanche 24 février 2013
See original article in English
Traduction Christine Prat

Angela Davis, Diné, écrit au Délégué au Conseil d’Alamo à propos de son soutien à l’extension du contrat pour la Centrale Navajo [Navajo Generating Station], l’une des centrales au charbon les plus polluantes des Etats-Unis. Elle est alimentée avec du charbon arraché à la terre par les profiteurs de Peabody Coal, qui entretiennent les souffrances des Navajos de Black Mesa pour fournir de l’électricité au Sud-ouest, alors que de nombreux Navajos doivent s’en passer.

A l’Honorable George Apachito
P.O. Box 827
Magdalena, NM 87825

Cher Délégué Apachito,
Yah’at’eeh. J’ai appris que vous avez récemment soutenu une résolution (004-13) qui recommande que la Nation Navajo prolonge le contrat de la Centrale Navajo. Je vous écris pour vous presser de suspendre le vote de cette résolution jusqu’à ce qu’elle ait été étudié plus avant et passée en revue par tous nos délégués tribaux. Je pense que prendre plus de temps pour décider peut assurer que la Nation Navajo obtienne un maximum de compensations économiques pour nos ressources naturelles et nos investissements. Cette question implique de trop nombreuses parties (le Projet d’Energie et Amélioration Agricole de Salt River Project, l’Energie et Eau de Los Angeles, le Service Public d’Arizona, l’Energie du Nevada et la Compagnie d’Energie Electrique de Tucson, par exemple) pour prendre une décision si monumentale dans le cours lapse de temps accordé actuellement. Je comprend qu’il y ait des pressions de tous côtés pour que le vote se fasse rapidement, mais je pense qu’il vaut la peine d’attendre pour assurer le meilleur résultat pour tous, spécialement pour notre tribu.
Il me semble qu’en dehors des groupes d’intérêts, ce sont surtout les compagnies d’énergie qui profiteront le plus de la résolution dans son texte actuel. Bien que la Nation Navajo doive recevoir 43 millions de dollars par an jusqu’en 2044 si l’accord est passé, je ne pense pas que ce soit suffisant pour justifier l’extension du contrat aussi rapidement. Si la résolution passe et les extensions sont accordées sans étude adéquate, nous pourrions ne jamais savoir comment nous aurions pu obtenir plus d’avantages et nous serons liés aux compagnies d’énergie pour des décennies. Je vous demande instamment de penser aux générations futures et de vous demander comment cette décision les affectera financièrement, écologiquement et, plus important, sur le plan de la santé. Investir plus d’argent dans l’énergie sale des centrales au charbon n’est pas une bonne décision à long terme, ni sur le plan écologique, ni sur le plan financier ni sur le plan physique. Investir dans l’énergie solaire et/ou éolienne est plus sain, plus sûr pour l’environnement et techniquement efficace. Je suis bien consciente que 538 travailleurs, dont quatre-vingt trois pourcent sont Navajos, travaillent à la Centrale Navajo. Il est important que leur emploi soit préservé et c’est pourquoi j’encourage une transition graduelle et en douceur du charbon à l’énergie solaire/éolienne. Peut-être peuvent-ils conserver leurs emplois pendant la transition, d’autant plus que l’industrie du charbon est mourante et que d’autres sources d’énergie sont actuellement explorées.
En conclusion, je souhaite exprimer ma déception de vous voir soutenir cette proposition. Vous êtes le représentant officiel de mon chapitre [­circonscription] et je pensais que vous feriez preuve de plus de conscience lorsqu’il s’agit de l’environnement et de la protection de nos ressources naturelles, étant donné que vous vous êtes récemment opposé à l’exploitation de mines d’uranium à l’est. Beaucoup de gens accusent les Navajos d’Alamo d’être des traitres à notre tribu et nous sommes souvent nommés « le Navajo ennemi ». Je trouve très triste que le fait que vous souteniez cette proposition risque de faire de nous justement cela – le Navajo ennemi ; nous serons considérés dans l’histoire comme la bande de Navajos qui ne se soucie ni de la santé ni de l’environnement, ni de la gestion juste et honnête de nos ressources, ni, par-dessus tout, de la santé de notre peuple. Changeons cette vision négative de nos gens. Je sais que vous pouvez trouver dans votre cœur ce qu’il faut pour faire le bon choix et retirer votre soutien à cette proposition ou au moins geler la discussion jusqu’à ce que des recherches supplémentaires puissent être faites. Merci beaucoup pour le temps que vous m’accorderez. Ahe’he’he’
Angela Marie Davis
Artiste, écrivain

Mohawk Nation News 'License to Kill'


License Bureau Director.MNN. Feb. 24, 2013. Freedom of speech is guaranteed in Section 2 of Canada’s Constitution Act, 1982. Everyone has the fundamental freedom of “thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication”. An honest state presents the facts for public discussion.

Bureau Chief who hands out licenses to kill.

Canada Secret Service on the job.
Canada Secret Service on the job.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2008 that CSIS, Canadian Secret Intelligence Services, cannot destroy evidence. This happens every day to us about our history, rights, funds and the ongoing genocide of our people.

Canada does not respect its own laws. It has a propaganda mill to control the media. It suppresses and rewrites historical facts, trying to make us invisible. Many vital documents are being destroyed. 
We all have minds, the capacity to see and hear, to think and feel. Every person’s ability to sense and understand is important. Each of us has a unique insight to contribute, no matter how big or small. We can’t just drift along following orders without thinking or questioning. 
Execution no longer legal!
Riel: Execution no longer legal
The appetites of the colonizers are insatiable. They do not maintain sustainable economies. They depend on the exploitation of stolen non-renewable resources and funds. They are conditioned to want more. Their children are force fed fascism and call it democracy. They have no control over their appetites. Their common sense is shut down. They cannot access the natural principles of self-determination found in the Kaianerehkowa, the law of Great Turtle Island. 
All the weapons of war belong to the Canadian state. The army and police try to scare people into submission, legal or not. It’s not working. 
Secret genocide at first thanksgiving.
Indians invited to First Thanksgiving, then all murdered.
A century ago Louis Riel was hung for treason because he defended Metis rights. Today the death penalty has been banned in Canada. Canadian government officers are trying to implement death sentences by other means such as excessive use of force and extraordinary threats and abuse. Our people are put under so much stress some die in or following custody. Ronald “Lasagna” Cross was so badly beaten by the SQ and military he died not long after the Oka Crisis of 1990. Matt Fisher was killed in Whitehorse prison while being held on fake charges. The Officer beat him to death in the cell until he died. He thinks he got away with it. 
Canada gives its agents a license to kill Indigenous people with impunity. South Africa, Nazi Germany and other totalitarian regimes have followed the Indian genocide model of Canada. Everything they did to us here they are now doing to the general population because they think they got away with it. 
Thahoketoteh wrote a song about his murdered brother. Anyone who has lost a brother can relate to this song: “My brother, this song is for you. In your memory and your honor. To help us when we feel blue. When always we think of you.” Brother
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Photos Journey of Nishiyuu camp Waskaganish Feb 23, 2013

Journey of Nishiyuu photos Feb. 23, 2013
At 2 Camp- km 48 in Waskaganish territory
Young and old trekkers, about 60 First Nation walkers, continue on their journey to Ottawa, in solidarity with Idle No More.

Mohawk Nation News 'Populaton and Resource Control PRC'


MNN. Feb. 24, 2013. Special agents such as the CBSA Canadian Border Services Agents are trained in psychological warfare and state brutality. They wear black fascist uniforms with Kevlar vests. They try to humiliate, demoralize and injure those who question and complain about mistreatment.

According to Wikileaks, PRC methods devised by the US are designed to confuse, destroy and terminate. “Low level psychological warfare” is mixed with high tech violence on target groups, like Indigenous, followed by the homeless, welfare, pensioners and then the general population. 
Tax dollars at work.
Discussion on how to kill
The US Department of Defense “Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces” manual describes 3 types of insurgency. The third, “Traditional Insurgency”, refers to Indigenous resistance. Onkwehonwe are engaged in centuries of resistance to regain full sovereignty. We are “dangerous criminals” and are harassed at border crossings. 
The  manual allows the suspension of habeas corpus. They can kidnap and disappear us without notice or right. CBSA can force a confession. 
“PRC measures also include curfews, blackouts, travel restrictions, and restricted residential areas such as protected villages or settlements”, like Indigenous communities, refugee camps, detention centers, prisons and FEMA Camps that can hold millions of people.  They maintain “Registration and pass systems and control of resources and critical supplies such as weapons, food and fuel.”
Indigenous internment camps.
Indian reservations!

When we defend our land, the military poiice use: “Checkpoints, searches, roadblocks; surveillance, censorship, and press control; restriction of activity of selected groups [like Indigenous, labor unions, political groups and the like].” We are classed as members of “organized crime” and fake charges are filed against us to create assumptions. When one resists or questions, a profile is created with their background, car model, family and associations. The file is flagged red, green or yellow. Any adherents to the Great Law are classed as “high risk” or “extreme”. Agents are sent to the School of the Americas where “death squads” are trained. 
Another deadly Special Forces strategy is “infiltration” of communities. Agents gather information about individuals and disseminate demoralizing and false information to cause suspicion and divisions. Since the COINTELPRO of the 70s in the US against A.I.M., many have become aware of DISINFORMATION campaigns. 
They get turncoats to train the military and police in their work against us. When we are arrested, we are handed over to the RCMP, CSIS, SQ, CBSA, OPP and the new “Provincial Organized Crime Enforcement Team” POCET set up June 25, 2008. OPP POCET

Knowledge is power!
Knowledge is power!

The integrated enforcement teams of cops, correctional services, parole officers, social services, informants, courts and other controls, are a fine example of state organized crime. They breach peoples’ rights, freedoms and lives. The Indian Act corporate band and tribal councils are part of the hierarchical control grid. They feign resistance but in fact sign over Indigenous jurisdiction to their masters, to get their paycheck. 
As Axel Rose from Guns and Roses sang  : “Look at your young men fighting. Look at your women crying. Look at your young men dying, the way they’ve always done before. Look at the hate we’re breeding. Look at the fear we’re feeding. Look at the lives we’re leading, the way we’ve always done before” Civil War
 PRC Manual D of D , Israeli manual
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February 23, 2013

Mohawk Nation News 'Perverted Police Policy'



MNN. Feb. 24, 2013. Indigenous children are being murdered. Hundreds of girls and women are disappearing. We have to guard ourselves and each other. Take cameras, cell phones, become a witness and make good notes. We need names, badge numbers, videos and photos of the abused and abusers. Then we should file complaints, take them to court and put pressure on politicians. The police and politicians work together to continue the illusion of freedom in the police state we are living in.
Life goes on.
Life goes on.
Cops are the worst abusers. In Northern British Columbia Human Rights Watch has documented that RCMP are the perpetrators of attacks and rapes on girls and women. In Thunder Bay Ontario the Mayor admits to his role in racism as if it’s normal. 
Watch out for agent provocateurs. They dress like us, with backpacks and vehicles full of implements. They are really cops! Agent provacateurs at G20 Montebello They start throwing these at our kids and then disappear. Cops are attracted to violence. They don’t need peace to keep their jobs. Some try to stir things up so they can use all the expensive toys they claim to need. A despicable tactic is to target and attack young women. This provokes otherwise peaceful men to come to their aid who are then beaten and arrested. They say peace can be gained by violent means. Like George Orwell says in “1984”, “Peace is war!”.
Low level war in Oka 1990.
Fighter jets flew over Oka in 1990 “psy ops” operation.

The highly trained people like doctors, miners, scientists, politicians, military and corporation heads need relative order in their communities to go about their jobs of stealing our water, energy and resources. They need the Onkwehonwe out of the way. 
In guerrilla warfare our great strength is when we are on our home turf. We know it and we feel the power that comes from being truly Indigenous. Colonists come from fragmented backgrounds. Their leaders have a program of “low level” warfare by attacking, harassing, taking prisoners, surrounding us, putting out bad stories about us to scare the public. 
Extra help doesn't hurt.
Extra help doesn’t hurt.
**Our persistence and perseverance comes from our ancestors. We are so well-rooted with nourishment from the land. A “transplant’s” root has to adjust for a long time to gain strength from the earth, but sometimes the roots don’t easily take. Sometimes transplants need a stick to help them stand up. 
The colonists’ program is to replace the natural people. The natural world has decreed that we shall always be here doing our job, taking care of the land, plants, animals, water and air. 
Okay, men, time to stand up for your women, as Leonard Cohen says in I’m your man “If you want a boxer, i”ll step in the ring for you. And if you want a doctor, I’ll examine every inch of you”.
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Mohawk Nation News 'Monkey Business'

Monkey Business

MNN. Feb. 22, 2013. How to steal our consent. According to court rulings and international law, our view and consent are required for any legal use of our land, resources and funds. The racket is to make it look like they got our consent. The ambulance chasers [lawyers] are trained to build a hall of mirrors. When consultation goes on, they make sure we do not hear, see or say anything. Three Monkeys Strategy.
We can't hear, see or say anything.
We can’t hear, see or say anything.
We are overrun by chasers. The bureaucrats, politicians and corporations are trying to fill their ambulances with suffering Indigenous people whom they have maimed. Shysters chase us to represent us. Then meetings are held behind our backs with their mentors and clients on how to avoid consulting us or to twist what we’ve said. 
Rezz Dogs!
Rezz Dogs: The lawyers are beating us!The bar associations hold seminars to train these chasers on how to help industry, government and Indigenous ‘stakeholders’ to “consult” us without actually talking to us. We only find out what we supposedly agreed to when we are told to move away because industry needs the minerals under our community. 
These teach-ins are attended by chasers, CEOs, VPs, directors, managers, mining, forestry, environment, energy and constitutional law breakers, litigators, negotiators, mediators, bureaucrats, and the “Vichy” collaborator band and tribal councils. 
They learn “Tips and Traps” to watch for in their meetings with us. They are told what to avoid: meetings organized by us; meetings in our community; full advertising of the meeting; bringing our own experts; spending too much time in the community to avoid seeing our realities; making scientific evidence available to show the reality of pollution of our land, communities, water and housing; no time lines; full assessment of the consequences of development for the generations to come; letting everyone talk besides those on the band council payroll; allowing grassroots traditionals to define the issues [that’s really dangerous!]. 
Training band councils to organize their people.
Training band councils to organize their people.They want to shut us up. They go through the motions. They’re told to always act like they’re in a big hurry [to hit the jackpot].  
When we say “no”, it’s no, and they have to accept it. They can’t start openly or covertly confusing, threatening and undermining us to get their way. 
The Crown has a fiduciary duty to take our advice on investment of our Indian Trust Funds and to report fully to us, the beneficiaries. They can’t avoid their responsibilities to us without going to jail. 
As Chuck Berry sang in Too much monkey business “Same thing every day. Gettin’ up, goin’ to school, no need for me complainin’, my objections overruled, ahhh! Too much money business”. 
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February 22, 2013

Zapatistas Marcos Them and US VII 'The Smallest of Them All'

Them and Us VII: The Smallest of Them All

February 2013.
For several years now, while in the politics of above they fought over the booty of a shattered nation, while the media was either silent or lied about what was happening, while the original peoples of this land went out of fashion and returned to a corner of oblivion, their lands looted, their inhabitants exploited, repressed, displaced, disrespected…
The indigenous Zapatista peoples,
Surrounded by the federal army, pursued by state and municipal police, attacked by paramilitary groups formed and equipped by governments from across the political spectrum in Mexico (PRI, PAN, PRD, PT, PVEM, MC and the other names taken by the parasitical Mexican political class), hounded by agents of the different national and foreign spy agencies, seeing their bases of support, men and women, beaten, displaced, imprisoned…
The indigenous Zapatista peoples
without show,
without any imperative other than duty,
without instruction manuals,
without any leaders but ourselves
without any referent other than the dream of our dead,
with only our history and memory as weapons,
looking near and far into calendars and geographies,
with our guide: Serve, not Serve yourself/ Represent, not Supplant/ Construct, not Destroy/ Obey, not Command/ Propose, not Impose/ Convince, not Defeat/ Go Below, not Climb Above.
The Zapatista peoples, the indigenous Zapatistas, the indigenous Zapatista bases of support of the eezeelen, with a new way of doing politics,
We made
We make
We will make
Note of clarification:
The texts that will appear in this seventh and final part of “Them and Us” are fragments taken from the “First Grade Notebook from the Course: Freedom according to the Zapatistas. Autonomous Government I,” and “First Grade Notebook from the Course in: Freedom according to the Zapatistas. Autonomous Government II.” The Spanish version is ONLY for compas who are part of the Sixth (We hope there will be versions in the original languages as determined by the National Indigenous Congress, as well as in English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Greek, German, Euskera, Catalonian, Arabic, Hebrew, Galician, Kurdish, Aragonese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Japanese, and other languages, according to the support of compas of the Sixth around the world who know about the task of translating). These notebooks form part of the support material for the course that the Zapatista bases of support will give to the compas of the Sixth in Mexico and from around the world.
All of the texts are authored by the Zapatista bases of support, men and women, and they include not only the process of the struggle for freedom, but also their critical and self-critical reflections about our path. That is, they demonstrate how we Zapatistas see freedom and how we struggle to achieve it, exercise it, and defend it.
As our compañero Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés has already explained, our compas from the Zapatista bases of support are going to share the little we have learned about the struggle for freedom, and the compas of the Sixth can see what is useful or not for their own struggles.

This class in the little Zapatista school, as you now know, is called “Freedom according to the Zapatistas,” and it will be given directly by compañeros and compañeras who are bases of support of the eezeelen, who have carried out the various tasks of government, vigilance, and other diverse responsibilities in the construction of Zapatista autonomy.
In order to be admitted to the little school, in addition to being invited, the compas of the Sixth and special invitees will need to take a few preparatory, previous, or propaedeutic courses (or however you say what comes 
before kindergarten),  before passing into “first grade.” These courses will be given by compas from the support teams of the EZLN’s Sixth Commission and have as their only objective to give you the basic elements of neo-Zapatista history and our struggle for democracy, liberty, and justice.
In geographies where there aren’t compas from the support teams, we will get you the syllabus so that all invitees can prepare.
The dates and times, that is, the calendars and geographies in which the courses will be given by the Zapatista bases of support, will be announced in the appropriate moment, always carefully taking into account the situation of each individual, group, or collective invitee.
All of the invitees to the course will receive it, no matter if they can come to Zapatista territory or not. We are studying the possible forms or ways to reach your hearts, whatever your calendar and geography may be. So don’t worry.
Okay then. Cheers, now just prepare your heart, and, of course, your pencils and notebooks.
From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
Mexico, February of 2013.
P.S. THAT GIVES LESSONS IN MANNERS. This seventh and final part of the series “Them and Us” consists of various parts and is ONLY for the compas of the Sixth. Along with part V (which, as its numeration indicates, is called “The Sixth”) and the last of part VI. The Gaze 6: We are He,” form part of the private correspondence that the EZLN, through its spokespeople, directs to the compas of the Sixth. In each of these parts, as in the present writing, we clearly signal to whom the texts are addressed.
For those who are not compas and try to mock, enter into polemics, argue, or respond to these texts, we remind you that reading or commenting on the correspondence of others is what is done by gossipers and/or police. So you should keep track of what category you’re in. In addition, your comments only reflect a vulgar racism (you’re so critical of TV and yet you merely repeat its clichés), and reiterate your lack of imagination (which is a consequence of lack of intelligence… and laziness about reading). Although, of course, you will have to broaden your silly little chant of “marcos no, ezln yes” to “marcos and moisés no, ezln yes,” and then later, “CCRI-CG no, ezln yes.” Later on, if you hear the direct word of the Zapatista bases of support (which I doubt will happen), you will have to say “ezln no, ezln neither”), but it will already be too late.
Oh don’t be sad. When we put up music videos by Ricardo Arjona, Luis Miguel, Yustin Bibier or Ricky Martin, you can feel interpellated. Meanwhile, stay seated, keep looking at the calendar from above (those 3 or 6 years pass quickly), move a little to the right (as you are accustomed to doing), and step aside a little, we don’t want to splash [implicate] you…
¡Órales razaaaaaa!  ¡Y venga a darle al baile!  ¡Ajúa!
Watch and listen to the videos that accompany this text:
La Estrella del Desello” with Eulalio González El Piporro. The track appears also as a shorter version, in the film  “La Nave de los Monstruos” (1959, by Rogelio A. González). It doesn’t have anything to do with the eezeelen, I put it here out of stubbornness, and to greet the compas of the north: don’t give up, even though you’re far away, we’re going to include you in our gaze. ¡Ajúa!
La Despedida with Manu Chao and Radio Bemba, in an indigenous Zapatista community

Brigadistak with Fermín Muguruza.  In the struggle against Power, there are no borders! ¡Marichiweu! (We will win a thousand times, in Mapuche)
Translation by El Kilombo Intergaláctico.