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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mohawk Nation News 'WASAKO’NI’TA’IEN'



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MNN. Mar. 5, 2015. As the eagle sat on top of the tree of peace looking out for the people, a foul smell was coming from the direction of Washington DC. An eloquent foreigner from far away was visiting the big ‘outhouse’ on the hill. Some see it as one of the lowest places on earth.
A double double with some sugar.
All I want is a double-double with some sugar.

“I am the little big man who is trying to run everything on Earth for the benefit of my family”, he told them as they sat on their portholes. He announced that he has created a new religion that will put him in charge of every living thing in the world. He will own everything and everybody will listen to him. Then they jumped up, clapped and cheered.
He announced he will pass laws so he can never be punished. More clapping. Then he excused himself for a few minutes. The people waited. He returned and raised his hands. They jump off their portholes, screamed and clapped in rapture for several minutes.
He then went to the middle of the floor, turned around and lowered himself down. It was his new “wasako’ni’ta:ion” stance. He told them that from this day on every time he does this gesture, every person must bow down to him to show their loyalty.
The eagle realized something about this persuasive man, that there is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnakes tail. [Navajo saying].
This is the nuclear bomb that Iran has.
Bibi: “This is the nuclear bomb that Iran has.”
Bibi addressing the US Congress reminds us of Alice Cooper as he sings: “You’re a cruel device, you’re blood like ice. One look could kill my pain, your thrill. Your poison running through my veins. Your poison, I don’t want to break these chains”. [Poison]

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Listen: Vermont Radio interview on NYS attack of Haudenosaunee.


El Conserje.
Marzo del 2015.
Madrugada en la realidad.
Aquí nomás, como de por sí: mirando y escuchando. La grieta en el muro apenas profundizada por el lado de afuera. Ensanchada con porfía por nuestro lado.
En los salones de clase, las champas de las miles de familias zapatistas que recibieron, hospedaron, alimentaron y cuidaron a miles de otroas, hombres, mujeres y niños de los 5 continentes, aún resuenan las valoraciones que hicieron maestr@s y votanes después de que ustedes se marcharon.
Las hay severas, cierto, pero ni les han de importar a quienes se dijeron conmovid@s y luego siguieron su vida como si nada, evitando el espejo o editándolo con frivolidad. Sin embargo, según escuché, algunas, algunos, algunoas, unos cuantos fueron valorados “un poco bien”.

Zapatistas on the Passing of Don Felix

Letter from the EZLN to Doña Emilia Aurora Sosa Marín, compañera of Honorary Major Insurgent Félix Serdán Nájera

Zapatista Army for National Liberation
February 2015
To: Doña Emilia Aurora Sosa Marín.
From: Subcomandates Insurgentes Moisés and Galeano
EZLN, Chiapas, Mexico
Compañera Emilia:
We got the news just a few hours ago. We don’t know how long it will take for these lines to reach you, but we know that regardless of the date, you will be able to read in these words the collective embrace that we send you.
That is because here we also feel the pain and sorrow of the death of Don Félix Serdán Nájera, honorary officer in our Zapatista Army for National Liberation, this past February 22 in the early morning hours.

La Via Campesina protests GMO trees, shuts down Brazil summit

Global Week of Actions Against GMO Trees in Brazil Ends with Shut Down of CTNBio Meeting in Brasilia

Occupations in Brazil Today Follow Emergency Global Day of Action

Posted at Censored News
Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS
March 5, 2015)-This morning 300 peasants organized by La Via Campesina occupied the meeting of the Brazil National Biosafety Technical Commission (CTNBio) in Brasilia, which was convening to discuss the release of three new varieties of transgenic plants in Brazil including a request by FuturaGene to legalize their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. The CTNBio meeting was interrupted and eventually cancelled.

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