Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 9, 2014

Censored News Most Censored April 2014

By Brenda Norrell
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The most censored issues are at the US Mexico border where US Border Patrol agents continue to smuggle drugs and "spot" for the cartels to bring their loads across. The mainstream media continues to ignore the arrests of Border Patrol agents for drug smuggling and the fact that the agents are literally getting away with murder as they shoot migrants and teens on both sides of the border.

It is also here on the border that US Border Patrol agents continue their violent crimes against Indigenous Peoples. As Tohono O'odham Mike Wilson points out, the Tohono O'odham Nation and tribal police are complicit in these crimes and are not to be trusted. Wilson said the tribal government and police are failing to protect O'odham at the border, as evidenced in the ongoing violence by Border Patrol agents on tribal land.

The mainstream media has largely ignored the fact that US Homeland Security did not grant the mega border contract to a US company, but gave it instead to an Israeli defense contractor, Elbit Systems. Elbit is also responsible for the Apartheid security surrounding Palestine. As a result, Elbit now has the contract to build US spy towers on Tohono O'odham land.

Meanwhile, it is interesting how the media avoids talking about the Ho-Chunk Inc.'s military and intelligence contracts in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Little attention was given to this fact when the Ho-Chunk's CEO was invited to the White House. Ho-Chunk Inc. also owns the online website.

The question remains who is actually doing the work under these US government contracts in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The military and intelligence contracts of the Ho-Chunk's All Native Systems, which has a satellite office in Arlington, Va., provides telecommunications to the US Strategic Command, Navy, and State Department. That's just one of the contracts.

Update: Ho-Chunk gets $80 million security contract for domestic and international security, with Pentagon office. They own the website

Meanwhile, in related security news, Condolezza Rice joined the board of Dropbox:

Finally, the current most censored issues include the militarization of police, and reckless murders by police without cause, in the US. The ongoing protests in Albuquerque, New Mexico, exposed this militarization as police fired tear gas at protesters demanding an end to police violence. The murder by police of a homeless man camping was caught on police video tape.

The good news is that the resistance to the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline led by Lakotas in South Dakota is no longer censored by the mainstream media. The media is also exposing US torture and torture sites around the world, along with Edward Snowden's exposures of US spying on diplomats, human rights workers and everyone's e-mails.

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