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English with Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS Gazette
It is more annoying than anything. First, Project Censored gives me an award in 2008. Then, they use my work without paying for it in a book. Then they use my work at other times without asking. Now, they threaten to file a lawsuit against me eight years after the award because they think they own the words 'censored news.'
The whole thing is a scam. What a joke: Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation at Sonoma State University, Calif.
One has to wonder if Peter Phillips came up with this lawsuit threat all by himself.
This latest threat to Censored News comes one day after Censored News published this article, Cynthia McKinney's Dissertation: Hugo Chavez, White Supremacy, COINTELPRO and Wikileaks.
The threat comes shortly after the takedown order from Google Blogger, when Google ripped the article off Censored News about the Anonymous member killed by Canadian police, James McIntyre, jaymack9, as he was defending Treaty 8 from Site C dam in British Columbia.
Perhaps the elitist gatekeepers in the tech and media world in California have spun out of control, seizing the world as their dominion, and think that they own and control the world now.
Scroll through Censored News archives and you'll see what else the gatekeepers don't want you to read, from the racist attack on Apaches by Sen. McCain and other Arizona Congressmen stealing Oak Flat for copper mining, to the Dine' (Navajos) and Arapaho murdered in hate crimes in New Mexico and Wyoming.
I've published the words of Russell Means, Lakota, which were censored 10 years ago by Indian Country Today, Dogs and Media Hounds.
As a tribute to Ed Two Bulls, Lakota, I've republished Keepers of the Stronghold Dream, written in the Badlands and on Red Shirt Table in twelve years ago.
There's also the swan song of Frontera NorteSur, which has just lost its funding. It is one last memorial love song to the voiceless women victims of murder in Ciudad Juarez.
So, you see, there is plenty of new and old content at Censored News to rattle the power mongers and censors.
We've kept Censored News going as a service for nine years, without advertising or grants, as a service and labor of love.
Hillary: Spying on Indigenous Peoples and iris scans
How quickly people forget, or maybe they never read the Wikileaks cables when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. It was Hillary who ordered the Ambassadors to carry out iris scans and get DNA secretly on world leaders.
It was Hillary that the Ambassadors reported to when the US and four other countries formed a joint pro-mining unit in Peru -- while Indigenous Peoples were being slaughtered by the mining companies as they defended their land in Peru.
It was Hillary who organized the spying on Indigenous activists all throughout the Americas, from the Mohawks in the north to the Mapuches in the south, and it was Hillary who targeted Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and Bolivia President Evo Morales while she was in office.
While Presidents Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales were reaching out to Indigenous Peoples, including the American Indian Movement, and environmental activists, and hosting Indigenous activists in their home countries of Venezuela and Bolivia, Hillary was spying on everyone. But, of course, everyone knew that at the time.
In the end, President Hugo Chavez died of cancer. President Evo Morales was poisoned aboard a plane and recovered in La Paz, during the month of the Mother Earth Conference in Cochabamba.
Thank You to the Good Hearts
There is still much good in the world. A special thanks to the writers of Censored News, who work without pay, and the Indigenous Peoples and human rights defenders who continue to resist, regardless of the machinations of the elite, the attacks of the gatekeepers, or the secret backdoor deals of politicians and their friends: The millionaire lobbyists and their friends in the corporate media.
Thanks to all of you for reading and who continue to struggle to make the world a better place to live. And don't worry, if they pull the plug on Censored News, we have a copy for you, all nine years of it.
About the publisher
Brenda Norrell has been a journalist in Indian country for 33 years. After being censored and terminated by Indian Country Today in 2006, she created Censored News to show the world what was being censored. She began as a reporter at Navajo Times during the 18 years that she lived on the Navajo Nation. She served as a stringer for AP and USA Today, while on Navajoland, and later traveled with the Zapatistas through Mexico. After being blacklisted and censored by all the paying media, she continued to work without pay, providing live coverage with Govinda at Earthcycles. This includes live coverage from Bolivia, Havauspai, Acoma Pueblo, Tohono O'odham, AIM West, and the five-month Longest Walk live radio across America in 2008. They covered the Indigenous Peoples Tribunals on Leonard Peltier, and Boarding Schools, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, live in 2013 and 2014.
Censored News is now in its 9th year, with no advertising, grants or sponsors.