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Sunday, February 3, 2013

First Nation Rail Blockade at Uranium Plant Feb 3, 2013

TORONTO LIVE TODAY, FEB. 3, 2013...#IDLENOMORE

"We holding up the train at Dufferin and Landsdown. Cops getting antsy. Courtesy photo.


Censored News
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WATCH VIDEO
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/02/video-first-nation-nuclear-rail.html 
Toronto Star article removed from Google on Sunday
At 9:30 pm MT, Google News states that the Toronto Star article that was posted earlier today about the rail blockade has been removed. Censored New will update.
Update Monday night:
The Toronto Star article on the Nuclear Rail Blockade remains disappeared from Google News, but this one has appeared from Metro News http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/535311/idle-no-more-protesters-and-anti-nuclear-activists-block-cp-rail-line-in-toronto/

Protestors block CP Rail tracks over Lansdowne Ave. uranium plant

Activist communique from Rabble
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/krystalline-kraus/2013/02/activist-communique-never-idle-%E2%80%93-idle-no-more-day-action-ag#.UQ94c8tHZQk.email
We could go on about the hazards of this facility, or the fact that the uranium is being extracted from communities that do not consent to such developing, are unaware of the extractions, and even worse are being physically and mentally effected by the invasion and destruction of the land.
In order for this plant to be productive and function, it requires uranium, and this extraction has detrimental effects on more than one community. The uranium extraction effects start with the first nations communities where it is extracted, to the community members that reside near the processing plant (and some are not even aware of what is going on in the front/back yard!!)
Some of you are aware of the G.E. processing plant's activities, located in the heart of a west downtown Toronto residential neighbourhood. If you are not, the following links are avenues can be used to discover what exactly is being done at this plant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to8CC0xk824&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UEW7oFc_mo

http://ge-uraniumsecrettoronto.blogspot.ca/2013/01/we-committee-for-future-generations.html

http://ge-uraniumsecrettoronto.blogspot.ca/

http://committeeforfuturegenerations.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/shut-down-the-ge-hitachi-uranium-processing-plant-in-toronto/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FxcX3cLqzQ

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/1315304-large-crowd-calls-for-closure-of-uranium-plant/

Wanna get a street view of the plant?:
http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=805+Saint+Clarens+Avenue%2C+Toronto%2C+ON&rlz=1C1CHMO_enCA519CA519&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=667&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=_E0BUYONKIag2QXz7IDYAg&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAA
Please share your thoughts and ideas.
For more information on a group that would also like to Stop G.E.'s Uranium Factory in West End Toronto at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/370015163080483/


The Disappeared Article on First Nation Nuclear Rail Blockade


Sorry, the news coverage of the First Nation Nuclear Rail Blockade has been disappeared, buried along with the nuclear waste


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Censored News has been in pursuit of the missing link, that's the Toronto Star's coverage of the First Nation Nuclear Rail Blockade on Sunday. Now, when something that important vanishes from Google News, readers want to know why.http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/02/03/protestors_block_cp_rail_tracks_over_lansdowne_ave_uranium_plant.html

When the link never recovered, and the article remained disappeared, Censored News contacted the webmaster at the Toronto Star.
Here's the response. "It was moved here:"
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/02/03/protestors_block_cp_rail_trac
ks_over_lansdowne_ave_uranium_plant.html

The before and after links show that the Toronto Star moved the article from the crime section to the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) of the newspaper.
The original placement of this coverage in the crime section leads one to ask this question: "Who is the criminal, the person standing up for the future of mankind, or the uranium corporation GE Hitachi in Toronto that is endangering all life forms in this region?"
There were no arrests.
Although the Toronto Star's coverage was moved, and a new link created, it did not appear on Google News. Censored News asked the Toronto Star why it was moved, and why the new link and article failed to appear on Google News.
On Tuesday night, the Toronto Star webmaster said,  "The address changed because it either moved to a new section or the headline changed. Google News didn't update it quickly it seems."
Censored News was created because of the collapse of ethics, and censoring of the voices of Indigenous Peoples and others engaged in resistance and the struggle for human rights.
The radioactive tailings from the Cold War remain scattered across Native lands, and mining corporations continue to target Indigenous communities globally with radioactive dumping, and poisonous mining.
Censored New Most Censored 2012 also disappeared from Google
This isn't the first article to disappear from Google News. Censored News Top Ten Most Censored in 2012 also disappeared from Google News, within hours of appearing and never returned. Among the top ten was mining on Indian lands, the collapse of media in Indian country, US spying on Tohono O'odham land, Native Americans support of Palestine, and Salazar's leaked memo.
Among those top ten was the leaked memo revealing that US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar planned to push a so-called "water rights settlement" for the Little Colorado River through a "lame duck" Congress with Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl.
Navajos has already said "No" to the water rights theft aimed at providing water to one of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the US, the Navajo Generating Station.
The water rights theft scheme -- by the US Interior, Arizona Congressmen, non-Indian attorneys, and corrupt tribal politicians -- would have also provided water for wasteful Arizona residents downstream who are watering the desert in luxury lifestyles, while many Navajos have no running water, and have to haul water long distances.
Salazar announced he would leave the US Interior in January.

Watch videos of First Nation Nuclear Rail Blockade and read more:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/02/video-first-nation-nuclear-rail.html



Prior article in Toronto Star, Nov. 8, 2012
West-end residents are looking for answers after they discovered that an unassuming building on Lansdowne Ave. is actually a nuclear facility licensed to produce nearly 2,000 tonnes of radioactive uranium dioxide pellets each year.
The General Electric-Hitachi plant has been processing natural uranium powder into centimetre-long pellets that are assembled into fuel bundles elsewhere for Canada’s nuclear reactors since 1965.
“The shocking thing is that they can be there for so long and keep things so quiet,” said area resident Dawn Withers.
 http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2012/11/08/westend_toronto_residents_shocked_by_local_uranium_facility.html

Video Protect the Sacred Gathering Faith Spotted Eagle 2013

Faith Spotted Eagle



Published on Jan 30, 2013
Gathering to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects Brave Heart Society Ihanktonwan

Dakota Oyate Grandmother Faith Spotted Eagle Yankton Sioux Reservation - January 23 - 25, 2013

Featuring Brave Heart Society Ihanktonwan Dakota Grandmother Faith Spotted Eagle who provides an overview of the historic Gathering to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects convened in January 2013 at the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. This unprecedented call for unified action to protect sacred Mother Earth brought together in solidarity First Nations, Tribes, Allies, and the Enduring Unity of the Great Sioux Nation and to commemorate the 150th Anniversary and to reaffirm the Ihanktonwan Oyate of the Oceti Sakowin 1863 Peace Treaty between the Ihanktonwan, Ponca, Pawnee Nations, and witnessed by the US Government. A key outcome of the Treaty Signing was notification of President Obama and the US Department of State that approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline would be a further grave abrogation of the January 23, 1863 Treaty and possibly other related treaties with very regrettable consequences. For instance, on December 21, 2012, by Resolution, the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council also stated they were "vehemently opposed to the construction of the TransCanada/Keystone XL Pipeline Project on any Aboriginal or Treaty lands." A Ceremonial Grand Council to Affirm a Unifying International Treaty between Indigenous Peoples and All Our Allies Who Seek to Protect the Sacred from the Tar Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline was held on January 25th. This International Treaty signed by Tribal elders and their Allies builds upon the Save the Fraser River Declaration, Rights of Mother Earth Accord, Indigenous Leaders Spiritual Declaration, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Protect the Sacred aims to build a foundation for a spiritually-grounded, principle-centered interdependent campaign for unprecedented unified action to protect our sacred Mother Earth. Show your support and sign up at www.protecthesacred.org
LINKS
Protect the Sacred Website http://www.protectthesacred.org
Four Worlds International Institute http://www.fwii.net
Some Day Fire Productions http://www.somedayfire.com http://www.youtube.com/somedayfire
 

Mohawk Nation News 'Everyone knows Canada owes ... how much?'

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MNN: Everyone knows Canada owes … how much?

CANADA OWES US [Section 109]
MNN. Jan. 2, 2013. Everyone knows Canada owes… how much? The legal origins of Canada’s debt to us is Section 109 of the British North America Act 1867. The daily increase in the $4.5 trillion in our Indian Trust Fund is substantial:
"Do we have the $4.5 trillion, honey???"
"Do we have $4.5 trillion, honey?"
“… and all Sums then due or payable for such Lands, Mines, Minerals, or Royalties, shall belong to the several Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick in which the same are situate or arise, subject to any “Trusts” existing in respect thereof, and to any Interest other than that of the Province in the same”.
The 1867 “Privy Council” opinion on Section 109 stated that “subject to” means the order of rank in interest. In any conflict the Indian interest is ahead of Canada, the provinces and all other interests, unless the Indigenous people give their fully informed consent to make a treaty to sell their interest to the Crown. This has never validly happened.
 
The legal land regime is Indigenous. The settlers are tenants to treaties. In 1875 the colony of Canada enacted a “Minute in Council”. According to Section 132, Canada is under a constitutional duty to not allow provincial law on land that has not been validly purchased from the Indians through a treaty. In 1876, Cabinet got Parliament to unconstitutionally pass a federal law called the “Indian Act”, without a constitutional amendment. Indian jurisdiction was illegally invaded. We were forced UNDER THEIR fraudulent federal law.
Canada is still “subject” to the Indian interest. The Indian Act completely violates the “rule of law”. Criminally breaching Section 109 of its own constitution is TREASON. Also breached are international genocide and apartheid laws. Colonization has been illegal since 1961.
The “International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide”, 1948, prohibits Canada from allowing provincial land legislation that does not respect the “paramouncy” of the Indian interest. The consequence is “serious bodily and mental harm”.
Indian Affairs: "Let's make them an offer they can't refuse".Canada ratified the genocide convention through “The Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act” with a catch. Section 9 VETOES any prosecutions of Canadians unless the Attorney General of Canada gives his permission. They commit genocide and think they can’t be punished.
Indian Affairs: “Let’s make them an offer they can’t refuse”.
Canada set up puppet governments called “band and tribal councils” to make illegal deals with them on our behalf. These crime syndicates and so-called “Aboriginal” governments divvy up the loot in back rooms.
The bi-polar system in place is causing mass illness.
“Heeeeere’s Johnny!!!”
"Heeeeere's Johnny!!!"As Jimi sang: “Manic depression, touching my soul. I know what I want, but I just don’t know. … Music, sweet music. I wish I could caress. Manic depression’s a frustrating mess. Well, I think I’ll go turn myself off and go on down”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLF_WNF3qp4
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