|Protest in Salt Lake on Monday as Trump guts Bears Ears lands. Photos by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.|
Palestine, Honduras, and Bears Ears -- Trump and Global Elite Plunge World into Moral Abyss
Article by Brenda Norrell
Photos by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
The systematic seizure of the world's resources is being accelerated by Donald Trump and the global elite, as Trump names Jerusalem as Israel's capital and U.S. trained assassins are deployed in Honduras. These come as Trump gutted Bears Ears pristine wilderness lands in Utah for mining and destruction this week.
As the gluttony for money, resources and power spiral out of control by a mentally unstable U.S. president, and the global elite, the actions of the people accelerate, as they rise up in defense of the land, water and air, and their fellow human beings.
Ms Magazine features one of those rising up, Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca, and the fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Grand Canyon Trust explains why Trump's decision to gut Bears Ears and Grand Staircase lands are a monumental mistake.
In Germany, pilots have grounded 222 flights and refuse to return asylum seekers to Afghanistan.
In Vermont, a new film is being shown of Water Protectors at Standing Rock, by longtime filmmaker Fidel Moreno.
The UK Independent reports, 'Donald Trump is 'declaring war' by naming Jerusalem Israel's capital, says Palestinian official. He is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims [and] hundreds of millions of Christians'
Donald Trump would effectively be declaring war in the Middle East if he recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinians' chief representative to Britain has warned.
Manuel Hassassian said it would be the "kiss of death" to the peace process."If he says what he is intending to say about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, it means a kiss of death to the two state solution," Mr Hassassian said in a BBC radio interview.
As Honduran police are firing live ammunition at protesters, The Intercept reports: 'President of Honduras deploying U.S. trained forces against election protesters.'
Several observers on the ground told The Intercept that they have seen elite military police from the TIGRES and Cobras units alongside the Honduran National Police involved in clashes with protesters in the capital, Tegucigalpa, and around the country. The three forces are increasingly coordinated as the violence soars, they say.
Meanwhile, pilots in Germany have taken a moral stand. The UK Independent reports that pilots have refused to fly asylum seekers back to Afghanistan.
Pilots have stopped 222 deportations of asylum seekers from Germany by refusing to take off with them on board.
Casey Camp-Horinek is a Ponca Nation Councilwoman, elder and long-time Indigenous rights and environmental activist currently fighting on the front lines of the movement to stop the Keystone XL pipeline—an oil pipeline proposed from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta to refineries in Illinois and Texas.
Camp-Horinek has spoken on panels and at marches and protests around the globe—calling for a reimagining of our relationship to other humans and the Earth, as well as an awakening to the capacity we all have to speak out and care for Mother Earth in a balanced way. As an actor, she is known for her work in Share the Wealth, Running Deer and Barking Water.
The Standing Rock Camps Water Protectors continue to inspire the world. A new documentary in progress by Fidel Moreno will be shown in Vermont.
|Photos by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance|
The Grand Canyon Trust explains why Trump has made a monumental mistake by gutting Bears Ears and Grand Staircase lands
French translation by Christine Prat at : http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=4363