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Monday, September 9, 2013

Mohawk Nation News 'Sticks and Stones'

STICKS and STONES

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MNN. Sept. 9, 2013. The Indian Trust Fund was set up in 1704. In 1867 and 1876 the Corporations of Canada and US were set up under Admiralty Law of the Seas and illegally placed on our land. Canada made itself the illegal trustee of our funds and calls giving us a few cents of our own money “sharing revenue from Indigenous resources”. Canada covers its debt from the ever growing $390 trillion Indian Trust Fund. 
Scrooge: "Hey, Indians! You ain't never gettin' it back!
Scrooge: “Hey, Indians! You ain’t never gettin’ it back!” [He thinks.]
 
A meeting took place in 2004 between Indigenous lawyer Art Manual and Naomi Klein and Wall Street’s Standard and Poors.  Poors is the credit agent that issues Canada’s top notch AAA rating to assure investors that the country can pay its debt. Indigenous people, land,  resources and funds are Canada’s economy. Poors agreed. “Sure, the entire debt is owed to you, but what army will enforce it? How are you going to get it from us?” 
Canada's credit getting flushed.
Canada’s credit getting flushed.
Instead of paying it, Canada has developed plans to “eliminate” the Indigenous obstacle, with the help of their incorporated band/tribal council and national “Injun” sell-outs.  
Bankers don’t want to come out of their high rise boardrooms to meet with us in the bush to talk about paying their full debt to us. 
In 2005 we objected to various mega projects like the Northern New York power grid and St. Lawrence Seaway expansion on our land. We sent copies of the objections to the stock exchanges of the world telling them that we are the natural people who never ceded our land and resources anytime anywhere on Great Turtle Island. Thus anyone raising money by putting up our land and resources as collateral for investment is committing fraud. Stock exchanges are bound to protect their investors. The NYS energy grid and Seaway expansion have not taken place. 
Obama: "We gotta get this war going!"
Obama: “We gotta get this war going!”
US has to start a war to “save” its economy! The world is onto this scam. 
$50 Cent tells it like it is with those gangsta’s on Wall Street: “I got a lot of living to do before I die
And/I ain’t got time to waste”. 50 Cent. “Wangsta”.
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Johns Hopkins Professor's Blog Shut Down on NSA Spying

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Matthew Green, cryptography professor at Johns Hopkins University, said his blog on NSA spying was shut down on university servers today, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.


"I received a request from my Dean this morning asking me to remove all copies of my NSA blog post from University servers. The post is still up on Blogger, but a local University mirror of my blog was shut down," Green said on Twitter today.


While most of the information will be a revelation for those who understand cryptography -- everyone will understand this: The NSA has a clear channel for Skype. Everyone was fooled about Skype's claims for privacy.


As for the NSA cracking encryption, Green says, " ... All of this is a long way of saying that I was totally unprepared for today's bombshell revelations describing the NSA's efforts to defeat encryption. Not only does the worst possible hypothetical I discussed appear to be true, but it's true on a scale I couldn't even imagine. I'm no longer the crank. I wasn't even close to cranky enough." Read the blog that someone doesn't want you to read: http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/


Later today, the same day that Green was asked to remove the blog, Johns Hopkins University said it was backing off on its request:

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/johns-hopkins-backs-off-request-about-professors-nsa

Read more about the university's complaint: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/09/crypto-prof-asked-to-remove-nsa-related-blog-post/


Baltimore Sun's coverage: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/north-baltimore/bs-hs-hopkins-blog-20130909,0,3976680.story

In as second case of censorship, EcoWatch writer Lauren Berlekamp said Facebook removed an event, the March Against Monsanto. The event promoted a march in St. Louis, Missouri, where the biotech giant is headquarted.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/facebook-censors-march-against-monsanto/
 



Leonard Peltier's Statement on Indigenous Rights Tribunal

September 9, 2013

By Leonard Peltier

My dear friends and family,

There is a lot being said about the scheduled “Leonard Peltier International Tribunal on the Abuse of Indigenous Human Rights" on October 2-4, 2013, on the Oneida Reservation in Oneida/Green Bay, WI.  I want to express support for and appreciation to my team for all of the hard work they are putting in to make this a documented historical event.  My team and I feel the time has come to address the many years of abuse suffered by Indigenous people all over the world.  We cannot afford to sit back and wait for justice and equal treatment for our people.  We cannot sit back and wait for change and “hope” that conditions will get better.  We have to get involved in making that change happen.

We have to develop the resources for our children and grandchildren using education as a tool.  We need Indigenous doctors working side by side with our Medicine men using traditional knowledge to heal our communities.  We need Indigenous attorneys who aren’t motivated by money to represent the overwhelming number of Natives who are locked in prison cells.  We need Indigenous teachers who are willing to  encourage, support and motivate our many gifted and talented children.  We have to take charge of our destiny. 

The goal of our Tribunal is to document our many struggles with the U.S. government.  The government was involved in outlawing every freedom we valued, from the way we talked to the Creator with our ceremonies to the way we parented our children.  Don’t ever forget the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental damage that came from ripping  Native children as young as 3 and 4 years old from the arms of their parents and putting them into the hands of cold, hard matrons in the boarding schools.  Men who normally provided for their families by fishing and hunting found themselves on the wrong side of the law and hunger became common.  Acres and acres of beautiful gardens in Native homelands were destroyed for the harvest of uranium flowing through the veins of our Sacred mother earth. 

I am a prime example of what happens when you try to stand up and protect the elders, babies and communities from corruption and disruption of our sacred way of life.  The very justice system, supposedly designed to uphold the laws of our land, will use any method necessary to get the outcome they want.  Intimidating witnesses, manufacturing  or withholding evidence, and judge shopping are all tactics used to achieve a conviction.  

These conditions are unacceptable.  While the current Administration has done more for our people than any in recent history, we can not stand idly by.  We must be involved with bringing about the change we need.  If we don’t demand accountability from the very government entrusted with our future, who will?  If not us, then who?  If not now, then when??

We as Indigenous people have always supported each other.  We have a history of Native trade between Nations in all four directions.  We didn’t create or recognize borders.  We communicated internationally.  That is the goal we now have in front of us.  We want to re-establish that relationship.  As Indigenous peoples, we must never forget that we are all related.  The time has come for us to come together again, to mend the sacred hoop that forever keeps us as one mind in one family.  Let no man divide us forever.  Please  join us as we begin the healing process. 

I am very humbled that this Tribunal has been named after me.  I promise to do my very best to be worthy of this honor. 

Doksha.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,
Leonard Peltier

Read more about the Tribunal at Censored News:
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/09/leonard-peltier-international-tribunal.html