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Friday, September 9, 2016

Obama's intervention is misleading in voluntary pause of portion of pipeline

Today's federal court decision reveals that when Obama came to Standing Rock in the summer of 2014, the Dakota Access pipeline was obtaining permits for Standing Rock.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
updated Sept. 9, 2016 5 pm

WASHINGTON -- Today's intervention by President Obama is misleading. Obama is only asking Dakota Access pipeline to voluntarily halt construction around the lake, while permits are re-evaluated. Further, this only applies to the area around the lake.

The Obama administration states, "we request that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe."

Today's response from the federal court reveals what Censored News exposed earlier. When Obama came to Standing Rock in the summer of 2014, and was photographed holding babies, Dakota Access pipeline was already obtaining permits for Standing Rock.

The following excerpt is from the denial of Standing Rock's case by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg.

Dept. of Justice, Army, and Interior issue joint statement on Standing Rock

“The Army will not authorize constructing the Dakota Access pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe until it can determine whether it will need to reconsider any of its previous decisions regarding the Lake Oahe site under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or other federal laws.  Therefore, construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe will not go forward at this time. 


WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior issued the following statement regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

“We appreciate the District Court’s opinion on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act.  However, important issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations and their members regarding the Dakota Access pipeline specifically, and pipeline-related decision-making generally, remain.  Therefore, the Department of the Army, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Interior will take the following steps.

“The Army will not authorize constructing the Dakota Access pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe until it can determine whether it will need to reconsider any of its previous decisions regarding the Lake Oahe site under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or other federal laws.  Therefore, construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe will not go forward at this time.  The Army will move expeditiously to make this determination, as everyone involved — including the pipeline company and its workers — deserves a clear and timely resolution.  In the interim, we request that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe.

“Furthermore, this case has highlighted the need for a serious discussion on whether there should be nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes’ views on these types of infrastructure projects.  Therefore, this fall, we will invite tribes to formal, government-to-government consultations on two questions:  (1) within the existing statutory framework, what should the federal government do to better ensure meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related reviews and decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights; and (2) should new legislation be proposed to Congress to alter that statutory framework and promote those goals.

“Finally, we fully support the rights of all Americans to assemble and speak freely.  We urge everyone involved in protest or pipeline activities to adhere to the principles of nonviolence.  Of course, anyone who commits violent or destructive acts may face criminal sanctions from federal, tribal, state, or local authorities.  The Departments of Justice and the Interior will continue to deploy resources to North Dakota to help state, local, and tribal authorities, and the communities they serve, better communicate, defuse tensions, support peaceful protest, and maintain public safety.

“In recent days, we have seen thousands of demonstrators come together peacefully, with support from scores of sovereign tribal governments, to exercise their First Amendment rights and to voice heartfelt concerns about the environment and historic, sacred sites.  It is now incumbent on all of us to develop a path forward that serves the broadest public interest.”

Federal Judge Denying Standing Rock Injunction is Member of Skull and Bones Secret Society

The federal judge denying Standing Rock Sioux Nation's injunction today is a member of the Yale Secret Society Skull and Bones, which seeks world domination. The Skull and Bones Society claims to have Geronimo's skull, as revealed in this rare interview with San Carlos Apache Raleigh Thompson.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
copyright Brenda Norrell
Sept. 9, 2016

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who denied an injunction today to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, is a member of the Yale secret society Skull and Bones, which seeks global domination.

Further, Judge Boasberg is a court judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Judge Boasberg refused today to halt the Dakota Access pipeline from poisoning the water source of millions, the Missouri River, and digging into the burial places of chiefs.

Boasberg was appointed by President Obama and thwarted an attempt to force the release of the US Senate report on the CIA's torture program. In 2011, Boasberg blocked a FOIA request for photographic evidence of Osama Bin Laden's killing.

Rare interview with San Carlos Apache Raleigh Thompson

In this interview, Raleigh Thompson, San Carlos Apache, described to me a meeting between the Skull and Bones Society, and Apaches in New York in 1986. Apaches sought to recover the skull of Geronimo. The Skull and Bones Society claims it has Geronimo's skull and that Prescott Bush dug up Geronimo's grave.

The Skull and Bones Society at Yale University, whose members include the Bush family, admitted to Apache leaders in 1986 that they have a skull they call “Geronimo’s.”

This interview with Raleigh Thompson, former San Carlos Apache tribal councilman, was during the Mount Graham Sacred Run in 2004. Thompson said it is time to bring Geronimo home to be buried in the mountains that he loved.

"Geronimo left his rifle and peace pipe here when they took him away," Thompson said. "When Geronimo was taken from this land, he wanted to come back and be buried on San Carlos in the Triplet Mountains."

Thompson was in a delegation of San Carlos Apache leaders and officials that met with the Skull and Bones Society, including President George H.W. Bush’s brother Jonathan Bush, in New York.

Thompson said a log book of the secret society reveals what happened.

"They dug up Geronimo’s body in 1918. His body is at the Skull and Bones Museum. Grandfather Prescott Bush dug it up," Thompson said.

The existence of the skull labeled “Geronimo’s” was exposed when Apache leaders received a photo and information in the 1980s. The informant provided Apache leaders with a photo of the cult museum’s display of Geronimo’s remains in a glass cage in “The Tomb” in New Haven, Conn. The informant also provided a copy of a Skull and Bones Society log book, in which the 1918 grave robbery was recorded.

According to the Skull and Bones log book entry, Prescott Bush, grandfather of George W. Bush, and five other officers at Fort Sill, Okla., desecrated Geronimo’s grave.

After receiving the information, San Carlos Chairman Ned Anderson, Thompson and tribal attorney Joe Sparks were in an Apache tribal delegation which met with the Skull and Bones Society.

During a series of meetings, Thompson said the Skull and Bones Society offered to return a skull to the Apache delegation, but it was that of a young boy and the Apache leaders refused it.

"They admitted that they called this skull Geronimo. They gave us the skull, but the skull was so small that it looked like a young boy’s skull," Thompson said.

"Based on that, we didn’t want to take the skull. I think they switched the skull on us."

Thompson said the Skull and Bones Society has other items of Geronimo’s, including one of Geronimo’s elbow bones and his horse’s bridle bit and straps. They have been on  display in a museum cage in the secret society’s "tomb," as shown in the photograph the Apache leaders received.

Alexandra Robbins, author of "Secrets of the Tomb," told me that law enforcement officers should determine if the secret Skull and Bones Society has stolen items in its possession, including the remains of Geronimo.

"Why haven’t law enforcement officers been in there in the last 200 years," Robbins said of the secret tomb in Connecticut.

"If they truly do have Geronimo’s skull, then that is appalling," Robbins said.

Robbins spoke with about 100 Bonesmen for her book and believes the 1918 Skull and Bones logbook is authentic. It chronicles grandfather Prescott Bush and other army officers desecrating the grave of Geronimo in Fort Sill, Okla.

"We know that Skull and Bones has a history of stealing. It is a regular Skull and Bones Yale identity. We know there is a skull in the Skull and Bones Tomb, which Society members have referred to as Geronimo’s."

After the release of her book and an interview on 60 Minutes, she received reactions from American Indians.

"I have heard from a lot of Native Americans that want to set up a protest. I think they should, to settle this matter once and for all. I think it is ridiculous that there are stolen items in Skull and Bones and no one from law enforcement has been in there for 200 years."

Robbins quotes former San Carlos Apache Chairman Ned Anderson as to what happened after the Apache delegation rejected the child’s skull. The Society wanted the matter kept secret.

"The Bonesmen then tried to persuade Anderson to sign a document stipulating that the society did not have Geronimo’s skull, that he would take home the display case, and that he would never talk about the matter again.”

Anderson refused.

Robbins points out that the Skull and Bones membership includes some of the most powerful men in the United States, including both President George W. Bush and his father former President George H. W. Bush.

Neither has denied their membership.

Robbins said President George W. Bush usually changes the subject when asked about his membership in Skull and Bones. His father, former President H.W. Bush, relayed a comment to Robbins through his press secretary.

"President Bush said that he preferred it remain secret," Robbins said, quoting Bush’s press secretary.

Secret, however, it is not.

Robbins says the Skull and Bones Society is about power.

"This is probably the most powerful alumni club in the country. Their scope is so staggering because Skull and Bones is a tiny club. There are only 800 living members at any one time, yet we could have two of them facing off for the presidency."

At that time, Robbins said the presidential race could be between two Bonesmen, Republican President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

"The purpose of Skull and Bones is to get people into positions of power, and from there for Bonesmen to hire other Bonesmen into positions of authority.

"That is something President Bush did, and his father did it too."

The revelations about Bonesmen included the fact that Homeland Security author Edward McNally is a member of Skull and Bones.

The most surprising to Robbins personally is the involvement with the atomic bomb. As described in her book, a troop of Bonesmen oversaw the construction and deployment of the atomic bomb.

While Robbins describes the Bush family as the most powerful political dynasty of Skull and Bones, she points out that the membership includes prominent attorneys, finance heads and CIA officers.

Cabinet members and heads of corporations are among those in the "ultimate old boys’ club," including some of the prominent families: Bush, Bundy, Harriman, Lord, Phelps, Rockefeller, Taft and Whitney, Robbins states.

Robbins said while she was a student at Yale she became familiar with the Skull and Bones Society, which led to the research for the book.

She was curious how much of an effect Skull and Bones had on Bush’s life. "It turned out to have a surprisingly broad effect."

Robbins, former staff writer at The New Yorker, earlier gained attention for writing about President Bush’s poor academic grades. After the release of her book, when she was 27 years old, the author said she received threats in the form of comments that she would be destroyed as a journalist.

Meanwhile, Endicott P. Davison, attorney for the Skull and Bones Society, denies that the society had Geronimo’s skull. He claimed the log book describing the grave robbing was a hoax.

While the Skull and Bones Society is now exposed, no action has been taken for the return of the remains of Geronimo.

Thompson told runners on Mount Graham, "The white man destroys the oceans, kills the water and fishes with oil and he contaminates the soil with uranium.”

"Indians see the hearts of the tree, beauty of the mountain. It is a living mountain.

"Now, the white man has come and cut the trees on this holy mountain. It is the same way as when they dug up Geronimo’s grave and put it in their museum."

copyright Brenda Norrell

Federal Judge Denies Standing Rock Injunction: Allows Pipeline to Destroy Sept. 9, 2016

Photo by Liz McKenzie

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 -- U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg has denied Standing Rock Sioux Nation an injunction to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Red Warrior Camp urges world to come stand with them and push back National Guard

"They are putting our lives in jeopardy." Cody Hall.

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Red Warrior Camp spokesman Cody Hall urged the entire world to come and stand with them and push back the show of force targeting peaceful water defenders, and burial place protectors, camped on Treaty lands of the Standing Rock Nation.
"I'm asking the whole world to hear our plight, that we are wanting you to show up in a peaceful manner and come stand with us on the front lines," Hall said today.
Hall said Governor Jack Dalrymple called in the National Guard during a press conference, but the governor did not disclose the number of soldiers that would be at the camp tomorrow.
Hall said it is a show of presence.
"Round one was when they used attack dogs on us," Hall said in a video media statement today.
Now, Round two is calling in the National Guard to make a heavy force on the peaceful water protectors and sacred site protectors.
"I'm asking the whole world to hear our plight, that we are wanting you to show up in a peaceful manner and come stand with us on the front lines."
He said it is their God-given right to be on these county roads and "protect what is ours and what has always been ours."
"Please come and support us. This is no game anymore. They are putting our lives in jeopardy."
Hall said those protecting the water of the Missouri River, and the sacred burial places, are expressing their Amendment rights, their civil rights.
"Please show up in support. Stand with us, so this pipeline is defeated."
Hall urged the people of the world to come and push back this show of force, push back the governor and the Morton County Sheriff, who are asserting their authority on peaceful protectors.
"We won't back down, and we are standing ground for what we believe in."
Standing Rock Dakota, Lakota and Nakota are joined by Native Americans and other supporters blocking the destruction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
On Saturday, burial place protectors were attacked by vicious dogs, maced, and assaulted. Six were bitten by pipeline security attack dogs, including a pregnant woman and child.
The Morton Co. Sheriff's office released a statement of lies, accusing the protectors of being violent and armed. Those lies were repeated by the media, including The Associated Press.
Responding to questions in Laos this week, President Obama claimed he was clueless about the Standing Rock defense of the Missouri River water and burial place. Obama said he would have to ask his staff about it, after being questioned on his role in protecting the water and upholding environmental justice.
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Article copyright Brenda Norrell

Video: Cody Hall, Red Warrior Camp

Mohawk Nation News 'Scullin's Skullduggery'

 Scullin's Skullduggery
Please post & distribute.
MNN. Sept. 8, 2016. Orders to the New York State Troopers I-81 INDIAN Detail mercenaries on May 18, 1997 who were conducting a surprise attack were: “Talk to no one and take them out any way you can”. Three women hiding in the woods nearby heard this. They jumped over a fence with the cops in hot pursuit. One was 75 years old.
"I was thinking of bringing my rolling pin to make Indian tacos."
totah: “Henh! I was going to bring my rolling pin to make INDIAN tacos.”
Nearby a cop tried to arrest a three month old baby warrior who was in his baby seat in a car. The cop pulled him out and swung him around as bait to lure his mother. She was frantically trying to save her two other small children from the vicious attack. The cop threw the baby to the ground where people were jumping and trying to protect themselves. Over 100 armed and crazed baseball bat wielding madmen were attacking.
Another woman grabbed the baby to save them from the onslaight. She outran the cop. He grabbed her log hair and hit her in the back with the bat [ow!]. She went down and pushed herself over the car seat to save the baby. He kept beating her. She got up and ran for her life. Is this baby, now grown up, going to be asked to identify the cop who did this?
"You interrupted my sleep", you idiot.
“You interrupted my sleep, you fanatic”.
A 10 year old was holding a bowl of tobacco for the ceremony at the fire. The cop slammed the woman tending the fire and then ran after the child and tried to take the bowl. The cop grabbed her hair. She got away, ran to a car and screamed: “They are going to kill us!” Her whole family had been taken away. While the screaming of terrified children being beaten was going on several people took her into the woods and completed the ceremony.
Let’s hope they were not trying to re-enact one of the numerous massacres like Sand Creek, Buffalo Creek, Wounded Knee, many others … ? Now Standing Rock!
On September 8th we discovered that the court cruelty continues. Judge Scullin [Bones] postponed without notice or explanation the pre-trial meeting for that day. The pro se plaintiffs showed up and were told at the front door that it was postponed to Tuesday September 13th!     
Judge going on vacation!
The Judge going on vacation!
One had apparently received an informal email from Scullin’s assistant, Nicky. She queried why this person had not contacted the others, some coming from Oklahoma and Canada. Justice delayed is justice denied. The trial starts September 20 at 100 So. Clinton, Syracuse. Open to the public. Come stand with us.
Arrowsmith sings: “In the attic light, voices scream. nothing seen, real’s the dream, leaving the things that are real behind. Leaving the things that you love from mind. All of the things that you learn from fears, nothing is left for the years. Toys, toys, toys in the attic.” [Toys in the Attic].
MNN Mohawk Nation News for more news, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0 or original Mohawk music visit
Any concerned person should call these these parties and ask them what their position is: District Court Fax 315-234-8501, Angela C.; Brittany E. Aungier; Carol L. Rhinehart; Devin M. Cain; Elkan Abramowitz; Gabriel M. Nugent 315-425-2836 Fax 1-315-425-2836; Joanna Gozzi; Jodi M. Peikin; Robert J. Anello; Terrance J. Hoffman 315-471-4107; Timothy P. Mulvey 315-448-4800 Fax 1-315-448-4800; Judge Scullon’s assistant Nicole Eallonardo Fax 1-315-234-8501. Ask Syracuse Post Standard to cover this rial 315-470-0011. New York Times 

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