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Friday, January 11, 2013

Photos 'Idle No More' Jan. 11, 2013

Anchorage, rallying for Idle No More today and for their way of life in the Arctic
Winnipeg today
Above Ottawa CBC News:
Earlier, some protesters attempted to block the door to the Langevin building where the meeting was being held. Chiefs from Manitoba spread tobacco on the steps to "protect" their people, and several dozen women linked arms to try to stop people from entering. When Coon Come entered despite their pleas, one woman broke down in tears.

"I know there's times for small groups to meet. But now is not the time," another woman said. "Today's the day to stand for our ancestors ... there will be other prime ministers to meet with. The gold in the land is not going away. The water is not going to go away," she added, to cheers from the crowd
NOW! CTV British Columbia @CTVBC

BREAKING: Hundreds of Idle No More protesters have blocked the intersection of Burrard and Robson streets in Vancouver

Thousands in the streets of Toronto tonight. Twitter photo The Real Plex


Paris, France. Thanks to Last Real Indians for sharing!

Idle No More in Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

Photo courtesy: Caelie Frampton
Sri Lanka Today, i dared to be different. For the first time, i staged a one man demonstration in solidarity with the Idle No Movement of the Indigenous peoples of Canada/US. Today also happens to be the Global Day of Action for the movement. #J11 #IdleNoMore
Cheyenne runners support Idle No More!

Lethbridge, Alberta Photo Rudy Black Plume


'Fairness at the Table' Chief Spence's Statement Jan. 11, 2013

Photo American Indian Genocide Museum supports 'Idle No More'

Today, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. American Indian Genocide Museum supports 'Idle No More' in Houston.

Obama the Pipeline President: You own this disaster

The Pipeline President: Obama’s Keystone XL

 Note to President Obama: You approved it. You own it.

Common Dreams
Reposted at Censored News

Last spring, President Obama made a special trip on Air Force One to the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World” to call for fast-track approval of the southern (OK-TX) leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.(Photo: Jason Reed/Reuters)By now, most people following the Keystone XL saga know that last spring, President Obama made a special trip on Air Force One to the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World” to call for fast-track approval of the southern (OK-TX) leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Standing in a pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma, the President declared:
“And today, I’m directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles, and make this project a priority, to go ahead and get it done.”
Since then, TransCanada has constructed roughly one-third of the 485-mile southern leg (if not for fierce push back by a few determined landowners and the courageous efforts of Tar Sands Blockade, it would be more).
With ownership comes responsibility. As the pipeline president, Obama not only owns Keystone XL, he also owns the atrocities being committed in its name in Texas:
  • Great grandmothers being pepper-sprayed in the face and having their land fraudulently seized by a foreign corporation
  • Peaceful protesters being sadistically assaulted by local law enforcement, with the encouragement of TransCanada officials
  • I could go on … this is sick stuff.
All this is occurring despite the fact that countless landowners in six Great Plains states whose private property the pipeline would cross don’t want it. Native American tribes whose treaty lands the pipeline would desecrate don’t want it. Even the President’s own U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Lisa Jackson, reportedly resigned in large part because of it. So why does President Obama want it so badly?
  • It can’t be jobs. Obama’s Keystone XL risks destroying more jobs than it creates.
  • It can’t be energy independence. Obama’s Keystone XL is being built as an export pipeline for Canada to sell its dirty oil to foreign markets.
  • It can’t be cheaper gas. Obama’s Keystone XL portends higher, not lower, gas prices for the Midwest and Rockies.
  • It can’t be public health. Obama’s Keystone XL threatens to further poison the air of people living near tar sands oil refineries.
  • It can’t be economic security. Obama’s Keystone XL imperils U.S. aquifers and waterways and the local economies they support.
  • It can’t be national security. Twenty prominent scientists have warned of the climate impacts of Obama’s Keystone XL, with an elite Military Advisory Board declaring climate change a threat to our national security.
There’s still a way out of this mess, but the window of opportunity is rapidly closing on this presidency. The minute we see President Obama use the powers of his presidency to end this immoral assault on America is the day we’ll know he is ready to deal with a climate spiraling out of control on his watch.
This begins with:
  • Immediately halting construction of Keystone XL’s southern leg.
  • Rejecting outright TransCanada’s permit to build the northern leg.
  • Using the bully pulpit of the presidency to begin a long overdue adult national conversation about how we’re going to solve the gravest challenge of our time.
A compromised politician would do what is easy: cave into the fossil fuel lobby and sacrifice the future of our children and grandchildren on the rotting altar of corporate greed....It’s choice time.
The hour is late, but it is not too late for President Obama to trade out his dead-end “all of the above” energy strategy for a life-affirming green industrial revolution. A principled leader would use the next four years to do what is hard: stand up and fight like hell for the future of life on Earth—earning the eternal gratitude of generations to come.
A compromised politician would do what is easy: cave into the fossil fuel lobby and sacrifice the future of our children and grandchildren on the rotting altar of corporate greed. If President Barack Obama continues down the dangerous path he is currently on, he will go down in history as the pipeline president who knew the horrors of the climate peril we face, but lacked the moral courage to act.
It’s choice time.
Tom Weis
Tom Weis is the president of Climate Crisis Solutions in Boulder, Colorado.

Also see:
Tarsands Blockade in east Texas continues, as elderly farmers and youths are jailed. Blockade spreads to Oklahoma

Mohawk Nation News 'Canada, Rise and Fall of 4th Reich'


MNN.  Jan. 11, 2013.  Their criminals are running the country.  That’s how a fascist state works.  The masses voted for Stephen Harper. They turned a blind eye to the genocide. 
Our natural resources are needed to run the corporation.  Harper selected 30 compliant chiefs to help him steer the damaged corporate ship of the London bankers.
Harper took his selected chiefs to visit the Governor General.   He knows who will sign on our behalf to sell off our resources. The Corporation of Canada surveillance system studies their accomplices, who carry out the fraud that we don’t own our land and resources. 
New accomplices might be coming from the newly created Metis, who mainly have no land or resources to sign away. Canada still does not have a ratified constitution and runs a criminal cartel. 
Canada going down
Canada going down
There is $650 billion in sales of our resources waiting to be carted out. Every war is to steal the natural resources.  To get this, a false flag will be created, by the masters of war.   
Dekanawida said the hold on us would weaken. The concentration camp system is illegal.  We pay for all of Canada’s existence. They depend on the local band councils and PTOs to implement the pacifist control program. Without consultation they sign away our possessions.  They and their family get money put into their pocket. 
Harper needs them. Every piece of land in Canada is registered in the Department of Indians Affairs, making it the most important department in the Canadian corporate system. It’s all unsurrendered. 
Band Councils tell us: “Hey, go back to sleep!”
Band Councils:  "Hey, IPs, go back to sleep!"To steal the goodies lying beneath, they create artificial Indian chiefs who will do what they’re told in exchange for wealth, fame and awards. We are kept in line through mass agonizing unemployment, low living standards, criminalization and misinformation.  
The white boys’ club always thought they could keep on stealing everything from us. Canada is sinking into economic chaos. Harper says everyone must follow the law.  That includes you, Harper! 
Emergency measures will be called. The banks will go bust. Unemployement will rise.  No dictator rises to power without accomplices, a small group who play with the fire of the people to keep absolute power.  By their choices they will burn out.   Yes, Canada voted for a Nazi dictatorship and is now the 4th Reich. 
Remember.As Sting sings:  “Every move you make.  Every vow you break.  Every smile you fake.  Every claim you stake.  I’ll be watching you.”  
MNN Mohawk Nation News  For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to  More stories at MNN Archives.  Address:  Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0

Chief Spence speaking Ottawa Jan. 11, 2013

Published on Jan 11, 2013
Theresa Spence Speaks out CBC NEWS Ottawa January 11, 2013
Video footage courtesy of CBC


Prime Minister
Minister Duncan
Minister Clement
Minister Aglukkaq
Parliamentary Secretary Greg Rickford

AANDC Officials
DM Michael Wernick
Senior ADM Josée Touchette
Senior ADM Jean-François Tremblay

Other Government Officials
Associate Clerk Janice Charette
A/Deputy Secretary Meena Ballantyne
DM NRCAN Serge Dupont
DM HRSDC Ian Shugart
NRCan Senior ADM Stephen Lucas
A/ADM HC Kathy Langlois