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Indigenous Organizations Demand Clean Up of ‘Homegrown’ Radioactive Pollution Crisis

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15,000 Abandoned Uranium Mines Protested at DC EPA Headquarters 'We are the Miner's Canary': Indigenous Organizations Call for Clean Up of 'Homegrown' Radioactive Pollution Crisis

By Klee Benally
cleanupthemines@gmail.com
www.cleanupthemines.org
Censored News
Editors: High resolution photos and B-roll available. attached photos by Eli Laliberte, Konnected.tv
French translation by Christine Prat
http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=3197

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, January 28 at 12:30 PM, representatives of Indigenous organizations from the Southwest, Northern Great Plains, and supporters called for "no nukes" in a protest addressing radioactive pollution caused by 15,000 abandoned uranium mines (AUMs) posing a toxic threat in the US. The demonstration was held at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters to call for immediate clean up of these hazardous sites, protection of Indigenous sacred areas from uranium mining, and for interventio…

Anniversary March to Oak Flat 2016

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Pro-Tunnels Group Bars Journalist From Media Teleconference

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Governor Jerry Brown pushes his Delta Tunnels Plan at his opening address at ACWA's "Water 2.0" event in Sacramento on January 14, 2016. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Pro-Tunnels Group Bars Journalist From Media Teleconference
by Dan Bacher
Censored News
It appears that Californians for Water Security, the "coalition" created by corporate agribusiness interests to promote  the California Water Fix plan to build Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels, does not want independent journalists to ask them any tough questions about the controversial water project.   

On January 27, I received a "media advisory" from Inez Kaminski of Californians for Water Security advising me of a teleconference the following day at 10:30 am to "discuss the urgency of implementing California's Water Fix." The advisory originated out of the Sacramento-based Swanson Communications, the public relations firm promoting Californians for Water Security.   
The advisory stated: &…

Tommy Rock's Photos: Indigenous protest US EPA radioactive mines

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Photos by Tommy Rock, Dine'
Navajo, Lakota and Acoma Pueblo protest US EPA in DC today. Clean Up the Mines delegation protests abandoned uranium mines, polluted water and high rates of cancer and disease in Indian country.

Mohawk Nation News 'The Russians Remember'

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Navajo Nation's non-Indian attorney gives away Utah Navajo water rights

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Navajos urge veto of Utah Navajo water rights settlement ramrodded through the Navajo Nation Council
By Brenda Norrell Censored News copyright
Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS
http://www.denaisgazet.be/nieuws/niet-indiaanse-advocaat-van-de-navajo-nation-geeft-utah-navajo-waterrechten-weg

WINDOW ROCK -- The Navajo Nation's non-Indian water rights attorney is once again giving away Navajo water rights. Navajos are urging the Navajo President to veto a water rights settlement for Utah Navajo water rights, ramrodded through the Navajo Nation Council on Tuesday. 
Ed Becenti, Navajo, is urging Navajo President Russell Begaye to veto the Utah Navajo water rights giveaway.
"Another bad water deal for the Navajo Nation is being pushed through by 'our' own water lawyer and 13 Navajo Nation council delegates. They rushed this legislation through in less than a month's time without informing all the community members that it really impacts," Becenti said.
"The deal…

Indigenous protest abandoned uranium mines at US EPA

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NEWS ADVISORY

Thursday, January 28, 2016

By Klee Benally Clean Up The Mines, organizer
cleanupthemines@gmail.com Photos by Tommy Rock: Delegation in DC
www.cleanupthemines.org

15,000 Abandoned Uranium Mines to be Protested at DC EPA Headquarters
'We are the Miner's Canary': Indigenous Organizations Call for Clean Up of 'Homegrown' Radioactive Pollution Crisis
Editors: Indigenous organizations will make statements and representatives will be available for interviews. Large banners saying "Radioactive Pollution Kills," "Clean Up The Mines" & "Clean Nuclear is a Deadly Lie." Signs with numbers of mines in significantly impacted states.
Washington, DC — On Thursday, January 28 at 12:30 PM, representatives of Indigenous organizations from the Southwest and Northern Great Plains will protest radioactive pollution caused by 15,000 uranium mines posing a toxic threat in the US. The demonstration will be held at the Environmental Protection…

California Rally for Clemency for Leonard Peltier

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Media Contact:

Corine Fairbanks
American Indian Movement Southern California aimsocalifornia@ymail.com

Carolfrances Likins
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace cfljustice@gmail.com

On Feb. 6, 2016, on the 40th anniversary of Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier's arrest, a broad coalition of organizations will hold an important event in Los Angeles to demand the immediate release of Native American political prisoner, Leonard Peltier.
"Much of the government's behavior at the Pine Ridge Reservation and its prosecution of Leonard Peltier is to be condemned. The government withheld evidence. It intimidated witnesses. These facts are not disputed."
10th Circuit Court of Appeals

WHO: A coalition of solidarity scholars, educators, community organizers and activists is organizing the event. The list includes American Indian Movement Southern California (AIM), Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP), Act Now to Stop War &…

Tó Bei Nihi Dziil Opposes Council’s Passage of Utah Water Rights Settlement

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TóBeiNihiDziilStrongly Opposes Navajo Nation Council’sPassage of Utah Water Rights Settlement Legislation
By Colleen Cooley, tobeinihidziil@gmail.com Censored News
Window Rock, Ariz. – On January 26,