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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mohawk Nation News 'The Grudge'



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MNN: THE GRUDGE

THE GRUDGE 
MNN.  Jan. 31, 2013. We remember that Canadians elected megalomaniac Stephen Harper as CEO of the Corporation of Canada. His two main goals for the shareholders are to get rid of the landowners, the Indigenous people, once and for all, and to steal our resources for good.
Canada is a hot dictatorship. Harper can enact laws without consulting anyone. He can prorogue Parliament anytime to put the illusion of democracy on hold. He doesn’t have to answer to anybody. Two years ago the people could have pulled the plug on him. They did nothing.   

Canadians, even though they may not like his genocide strategy, turn a blind eye. They are complicit in the genocide. When will they stop looking away while he puts Canada in all the wars of the black serpent, in Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria, and so on? Everybody will either end up dead or continue serving the male hierarchy as slaves.  
Residential Schools are their monuments to remind us of Canada’s trail towards fascism and mass murder. 50% of our children were killed. Hitler studied and perfected this death camp system with a 100% death rate.  
Criminals need the Red Serpent, Atleo, here surrounded by White Serpent.The masses erase from their memory all the crimes committed against us to get what they have today. The thugs of the royal economic crime syndicates are setting up their machinery of global mass murder in Canada because they think Canadians will not resist, “We need the jobs.  We have to follow orders!” 

Criminals need the Red Serpent, Atleo, here surrounded by White Serpent.
Canada has a British Parliamentary system based on hierarchy.  Canada is a Corporation with shareholders [bankers].  Directors [Senators] are appointed to oversee the officers.  The officers [Members of Parliament] manage the day-to-day operation of the corporation to provide ever increasing dividends for the shareholders. The top officers are the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Finance Minister. The  directors [the Senators] only report to the shareholders of the corporation [bankers].  None answer to the people, only to the bankers.  
Too many Heil Harpers is making you sick!The main duty of the officers of the corporation is to provide ever growing profits to the shareholders and to continue the illusion of freedom to the people. Harper often reminds the masses they have no rights, only privileges. Our Great Mother always reminds us to resist!  

Jim, Too many Heil Harpers is making you sick!
Minister of Finance, Jim “Austerity Measures” Flaherty, is suddenly suffering from a mysterious disease that makes his face look fat. It could be the “Owistah” disease.  
As Blue Oyster Cult sang in Godzilla:  “History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla”.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7gFlSGXt_k
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 1

Protest Destruction of Peaks! Stop Snowbowl! Idle No More!

Protest Destruction of the Peaks! Stop Snowbowl! Idle No More!

Join us February 1-9, 2013
In Flagstaff, Arizona


The multimillionaire owners of Arizona Snowbowl are preparing to celebrate "75 years" of ecological destruction and cultural genocide. We plan on being there to insure that we honor 500 years of resistance!

We have NEVER been idle.

In 1983, after decades of persistent community resistance, Snowbowl was allowed by a court ruling to develop a ski area on 777 acres of the Peaks. Snowbowl claims to be 75 years old, but the fact is they have only operated as a ski resort since the mid 80s. Their anniversary is premature, promoting a bluff that their existence is foundational to the beginning times of Flagstaff.

For the past two years, Snowbowl excavators cut into our mother, making way for the ski slope extensions and the reclaimed wastewater infrastructure. Then and still, we can not ignore the overwhelming rumble
of thousands of old-growth trees crashing into the torn earth.

So we hiked at dawn and chained ourselves to stop their violent machines. We marched peacefully with hundreds of our friends and neighbors as the Flagstaff police attacked us without provocation (all charges were ultimately dismissed). We blockaded Snowbowl road and were subject to further state violence as jackhammers and metal saws cut inches from our limbs. Nearly 50 arrests marked our deep commitment to stop the colonial violence of the state and madness of greedy corporations. We have been compelled by the goal of protection for this sacred mountain, for protection of this rare alpine wilderness area, for protection of public health, for protection of the animals who make the Peaks their home, for protection of the endangered San Francisco Peaks Groundsel, and protection for all those who know their sacred links with these mountains.

Snowbowl is now the first ski area in the world to make fake snow from 100% treated sewage. We have temporally lost this battle with attacks on us from the U.S. Forest Service and the so called U.S. "judicial system", but we still can and will stop snowmaking.

We invite everyone who finds the calling in their hearts to resist, oppose, & confront Snowbowl to join us in the spirit of Idle No More. "Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and
fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water." -
www.idlenomore.ca

We respect diversity of tactics and encourage affinity based organizing. We also call for other actions/protests at any of the dates suggested below or at any other locations.

Our action is our prayer.
SCHEDULE OF PROTESTS:
Fri. Feb 1st -  March through Downtown. Meet/converge at 6:30pm at Wheeler Park.
Mon. Feb 4 - Collins Pub & Monsoon Restaurant* - 9pm
Tues. 5 - Altitudes Bar & Grill* - 9pm
Wed. 6 - Hotel Weatherford/Charly's* 5:30pm (they'll be in Zane Grey)
we'll go to the Lumberyard* at around 8pm
Thurs. 7th - San Felipes* - 9pm
Fri. 8th - High Country Conference Center* - (starting at 6pm)
Sat. 9th - Flash Mob Round Dance Downtown at Heritage Square - 5pm
(look/listen for the drums!)

Check this site for more event info and their sponsors:
http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com/celebrate/
*Look for banners, dress warm, and bring a camera if you can.
When Mother Earth is Under Attack, What do we do?
STAND UP, FIGHT BACK!

VIDEO International Treaty to Protect Sacred Lands Signing 2013


Published on Jan 31, 2013
Signing Ceremony - January 25, 2013
Ihanktonwan Homelands, Yankton Sioux Tribe, South Dakota
International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects

Supported by Yankton Sioux Tribe, The Black Hills Treaty Council, The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association, Yinka Dene Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, West Coast Environmental Law, Honor the Earth, Earth First, Tar Sands Blockade, Walking the Red Road, 350.org, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, National Resource Defense Council, Bold Nebraska, Public Citizen, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, United Religions Initiative North America, Forest Ethics, and Tanker Free BC.

More information can be found at www.protectthesacred.org

TEXAS TARSANDS ACTION Blockader disrupts oil and gas pipeline conference

BREAKING: Blockader Disrupts Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference

UPDATE: 12:00 PM – Ramsey has been arrested. Demonstrate your support and contribute to his bail here.
PHOTO: Ramsey Sprague being detained by police. Ramsey took the opportunity to educate the officers on the dangers of tar sand exploitation.

UPDATE: 11:00 AM – 3 detained blockaders are now being released and escorted away
UPDATE: 10:30 AM - 3 blockaders who are supporting Ramsey have been detained
BREAKING – 9:30 AM: Activist interrupts pipeline conference, releases photos of flawed welds on Keystone XL pipeline.
Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, The Woodlands, TX – 9 AM this morning, TransCanada executive Tom Hamilton’s presentation of a Keystone XL case study at the Pipe Tech Americas 2013 conference was interrupted when a blockader chained himself to audio equipment and delivered a speech to the nearly 300 attendees. Hamilton, the Manager of Quality and Compliance for the Keystone Pipeline, was supposed to give a forty-minute talk about safety and regulations related to the southern portion of the KXL pipeline. Instead, Tar Sands Blockade organizer Ramsey Sprague gave an impassioned rebuttal highlighting TransCanada’s poor safety record.
For several minutes before security disassembled the audio equipment and took him away, Sprague described shoddy welding practices and dangerous corner-cutting throughout TransCanada’s operations as exposed by whistleblowers like Evan Vokes, a metallurgic engineer who came forward in May 2012, leading to an investigation by Canada’s National Energy Board. Sprague reminded attendees that TransCanada’s first Keystone pipeline has already leaked over 30 times and that other industry leaders such as Enbridge are similarly negligent, with over 800 spills since 1999. He derided TransCanada for routing the KXL pipeline through ecologically sensitive areas and through communities like the one in Douglass, TX, where construction crews are actively laying pipe within sight of the Douglass public school.
“TransCanada’s safety record is beyond deplorable,” said Ramsey Sprague, “Their wanton disregard for the health of our communities is demonstrated by their countless toxic tar sands spills. I’m compelled to take action today and shed light on the dangerous material this multinational corporation is pumping through our homes.”
Sprague also described how activists who blockaded themselves inside the actual KXL pipe on December 3rd could see daylight through holes in welds connecting segments of pipe – and how Tar Sands Blockade has the pictures to prove it. That mile-long section of the pipe was laid in the ground on the same day; no additional welding or inspection occurred after the photos were taken.

Mohawk Nation News 'Perfect Storm Coming'


mnnlogo1MNN: PERFECT STORM COMING

Captain Atleo, are you going down with your ship?PERFECT STORM COMING
MNN.  Jan. 31, 2013.  The corporate chiefs have always been part of the white serpent’s tail. Duct tape won’t fix the big crack in the Harper-AFN unity ship. Captain Shawn Atleo of the S.S. Traitor, keeps trying to push the illusion that we are all united behind him. It’s a big lie.
Captain Atleo, are you going down with your ship?

The corporate Indians are doing their own version of the Idle Nor More public round dance called the “I’m-not-with-him-anymore” jig. They’re trying to avoid their own filth as they dance privately to their master’s tune. This maneuver is probably going on all over Canada. “What-will-we-do” committees are springing up everywhere. With the illegal Indian Act, AFN and band and tribal councils dissolved, Harper can’t push through his agenda to steal everything and get rid of us for good.
S.S. Traitor, you are going down!The chiefs took the money, said nothing, are being caught with their hands in the cookie jar and trying to illegally sign away our possession so they and their children personally benefit. Is there a lot of document shredding going on at Indian Affairs right now to falsify the truth? They want to say there are no Indians and therefore no Indian Trust Funds to complete the theft of our $3 trillion.
The Indian accomplices think they’re fooling us by saying, “OMG. I didn’t know. I never took nothin’”.  Really, they’re saying, “I’m one of them sell-outs. Sure, I’m rich, have money in the bank, signed a few deals, my kids go to private school. I worked hard for it…”.
S.S. Traitor, you are going down!
The S.S. Traitor, like a ship on the high seas with a full wind and no rudder, will end up on the rocks. Like the Rolling Stones sang in “Sweet Virginia”:  “Come on, come on down, sweet Virginia.  Come on, honey child.  I beg of you.  You got to scrape that shit right off your shoe”.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62iCo7euuPg

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