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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Secwepemc Women Warriors Halt TransCanada at Sacred Place


By Secwepemc Women Warrors Society
Censored News
English with French translation by Christine Prat, Dutch translation by Alice Holemans

BREAKING WARRIOR NEWS April 27, 2015: Secwepemc Women Warriors Society halt the Trans Canada highway expansion at their Sacred Site. This area holds ancient ties between Secwepemc, that hold an inherent responsibility to protect this area, that is home to a Sacred Being and CANNOT be disturbed. This area known as "Hoffman's Bluffs" to the white Peoples is not for sale and not to be messed with! Secwepemc Territory is unceded, unsurrendered, No treaty, No purchase, therefore Canada or BC have no jurisdiction. This is not the first time Trans Canada Hwy has desecrated our Secwepemc Sacred places and burial sites, they destroyed whole village sites. This must stop!

Published on Apr 26, 2015
Secwepemc monitors bring you to GROUND ZERO MOUNT POLLEY: first-hand unreleased raw footage and photos of the TRUTH about the AFTERMATH of the disaster. Imperial Metals wants to reopen their Mount Polley mine, in less than 9 months, since its catastrophic tailings dam collapse, that spewed millions of gallons of toxic mining wastes into pristine Secwepemc watershed, lakes and salmon spawning grounds (the second largest in the world). The Secwepemc Women Warriors Society has called on the global community to stand with them to STOP the Mount Polley mine from reopening.

Par la Société des Femmes Guerrières Secwepemc
Publié sur Censored News
Traduction Christine Prat
27 avril 2015 – La Société des Femmes Guerrières Secwepemc a bloqué l’extension de l’autoroute de TransCanada à leur site sacré. Cette zone maintient des liens anciens entre les Secwepemc, qui impliquent une responsabilité inhérente de protéger ce lieu habité par un Etre Sacré et NE PEUT PAS être dérangée. Cette zone, connue sous le nom de ‘Hoffman’s Bluffs’ par les Blancs, n’est pas à vendre et ne peut être chamboulée ! Le Territoire Secwepemc n’a jamais été cédé, ni abandonné, il n’y a pas de Traité, pas de vente, donc le Canada ou la Colombie Britannique n’y ont pas juridiction. Ce n’est pas la première fois que l’autoroute de TransCanada a profané nos Sites Sacrés Secwepemc ou nos cimetières, ils ont détruit des villages entiers. Çà doit s’arrêter !
Publiée le 26 avril 2015
Des observateurs Secwepemc vous amènent au MONT POLLEY DEVASTE : un film et des photos de première main, non corrigés, pas encore publiés, sur la VERITE sur LES SUITES du désastre. Imperial Metals veut rouvrir sa mine du Mont Polley, moins de 9 mois après le catastrophique effondrement du barrage qui retenait des déchets, qui a craché des millions de litres de déchets miniers toxiques dans le bassin hydrologique, les lacs et les frayères de saumons (les deuxièmes au monde) Secwepemc. La Société des Femmes Guerrières Secwepemc a appelé la communauté internationale à les soutenir pour EMPECHER la mine du Mont Polley de rouvrir.
-------------Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS --------------

Door: Secwepemc Women Warriors Society
Vertaald door NAIS:
27 april 2015
Secwepemc Women Society houden de uitbreiding van de autosnelweg aan hun sacrale site tegen.
Met dit gebied zijn de Secwepemc’s eeuwenlang verbonden en dat geeft hen onlosmakelijk de verantwoordelijkheid om dit gebied, dat het gebied is van een sacraal wezen te beschermen. Dit gebied mag niet verstoord worden.
Dit gebied, dat bij de blanken bekend staat als “Hoffman’s Bluffs” is niet te koop en er mag niet mee geknoeid worden!
Canada, noch British Columbia hebben ook maar enige jurisdictie hier daar dit gebied nooit werd overgegeven, veroverd, geen verdragen heeft en nooit verworven werd.
Dit is niet de eerste keer dat Trans Canada Hwy onze Secwepemc sacrale gronden en begraafplaatsen ontwijdt. Zij hebben complete dorp sites verwoest. Dit moet stoppen!

Big Money interests dumped $21.8 million into Yes on Prop. 1 campaign

Photo of Governor Jerry Brown at the inauguration on January 5, 2015, by Dan Bacher 

Big Money interests dumped $21.8 million into Yes on Prop. 1 campaign

by Dan Bacher

The recent admission by the Brown administration that it could use money from Proposition 1, the water bond, to pay for "habitat mitigation" linked to the construction and operation of the massive Delta tunnels is no surprise, especially when you consider the Big Money interests that dumped $21,820,691 into the campaign.

The contributors are a who’s who of Big Money interests in California, including corporate agribusiness groups, billionaires, timber barons, Big Oil, the tobacco industry and the California Chamber of Commerce. There is no doubt that these wealthy corporate interests are expecting a big return for their "investment" in the corrupt "play to pay" politics that rules California today, including the construction of the twin tunnels and new dams.

US Rallies: Stop Forced Closure Aboriginal Communities in Australia May 1, 2015

US Media Failing Indigenous Peoples, as The Guardian Succeeds
Thank you to The Guardian in the UK for this coverage below -- since the New York Times and other media in the US seem to have trouble making it out the front door to cover Indigenous Issues, at the UN in New York, and elsewhere across the Americas. The Guardian has succeeded while the US media has failed. -- Brenda Norrell, Censored News
Read the article at The Guardian:

Read the statement to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues April 2015 at Censored News

Thank you also to Global Research for this coverage:

Australia: The Secret Country Again Wages War on its Own People
By John Pilger, Global Research '

Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa.  Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years. In Western Australia, where mining companies make billion dollar profits exploiting Aboriginal land, the state government says it can no longer afford to “support” the homelands.
Vulnerable populations, already denied the basic services most Australians take for granted, are on notice of dispossession without consultation, and eviction at gunpoint. Yet again, Aboriginal leaders have warned of “a new generation of displaced people” and “cultural genocide”.

Also see from The Guardian: Indigenous in Brazil fight to protect land from new law

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