|Standing Rock Water Protectors, Censored News 2016|
Today we begin our countdown into the New Year, with a look back, and thank you, to all of you who made Censored News a reality for the past decade. We did it together, with no advertising, grants, revenues or salaries!
We begin our celebration with the news that Censored News jumped from 5 million page views this year, to 15 million!
There were 10 million people reading about the water protectors of Standing Rock Camp on Censored News. Around the world -- thanks to our translators and co-publishers Alice Holemans in Belgium, and Christine Prat in France, translating into Dutch and French -- Censored News took the message of "Water is Life," and "No Surrender" around the world.
This would not have happened without the direct action of Red Warrior Camp, the Warriors who raced into battle in the Spirit of Crazy Horse, and it would not have happened without the prayers of tens of thousands of Water Protectors, Chiefs and Headsmen, and it would not have happened without the first call of LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard, and Joye Braun, Lakota, who shared the urgent call.
It would not have happened without the Native youths, the youths who ran to Washington DC last summer, and the Crow Creek youth riders, who became an image of hope, the next generation for Horse Nation.
A special thank you to our team who went to Standing Rock in August and September, Govinda Dalton of Earthcycles and Michelle Cook, Dine', who set up Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio. Michelle is also founding member of the legal collective. Thank you to Rob Wilson Photography and all the photographers; Atsa E'sha Hoferer, Unicorn Riot and all the live streamers on the frontlines; and Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Brian M Frisina, Alvon Griffin and all the radio hosts around the world who shared the work of Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio!
Thanks to each of you who worked behind the scenes to share the news and fine tune the radio audios for listeners around the world.
Thank you for reading and supporting Censored News, now in its 11th year!
Best to each of you in the coming year!
Brenda Norrell, Censored News publisher