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Monday, April 24, 2017

Zapatistas 'Prelude: Timepieces, The Apocalypse, and the Hour of the Small'

Prelude: Timepieces, The Apocalypse, and the Hour of the Small
Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano

April 12, 2017

Good afternoon, evening, day, morning.

We want to thank the compañeras and compañeros of CIDECI-UniTierra for having offered, with compañero generosity, this, their space, once again in order that we can meet here; as well as the support teams for the Comisión Sexta [Sixth Commission of the EZLN] who are in charge of transportation (we hope they don’t get lost again), logistics, and security for this event.

Women for Climate Justice Unite: People's Climate March April 29, 2017

Women for Climate Justice To Unite In Action At The People's Climate March

By WECAN International
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24, 2017) -  On April 29, 2017, a diverse coalition of women's groups, climate justice organization and allies will unite to march as a Women for Climate Justice Contingent at the People's Climate March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate in Washington D.C., and in support of local marches happening across the country.

The March comes as the culmination of strong actions organized by the climate justice, immigrant and refugee rights, Indigenous sovereignty, Black Lives Matter and other intersectional movements over the first 100 days of the Trump Administration presidency.

The Women for Climate Justice Contingent will speak out and take action at the 2017 People's Climate March to give voice to women's disproportionate vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, while also showing the diversity, strength and solutions of global women leaders.

The Contingent aims to send a clear message to the U.S. Administration and world governments that, as women, many of whom stand on the frontlines of climate change, we are gravely concerned about the impacts of climate change, and the implications of a U.S. Administration that promotes climate skepticism, advancement of fossil fuels, an extractive economy, environmental racism, bigotry and inequitable treatment of women and girls.

The Contingent is organizing in a decentralized manner via social media. Press and media are invited to engage with spokeswomen in advance of the march to understand why women are key to climate justice and solutions; and also encouraged to contact organizers of the Women for Climate Justice Contingent to engage on the ground and accompany the Women for Climate Justice Contingent during the People's Climate March in Washington D.C.

"As women, we understand the responsibility of ensuring the health of Mother Earth, the waters and the sacred system of life.  When we stand together our authority and power is magnified and nothing will stop us from ensuring a vibrantly healthy future for generations to come.  This is our responsibility and what we were born to do this at this time. " explained Pennie Opal Plant, Founding Member, Idle No More SF Bay

"When we refer to a just transition away from fossil fuels, we must challenge new industries to also transition away from prevailing power structures and a sexually disaggregated labor force...We  also must continue to grapple with the broader implications of transitioning to low-carbon economies in a just way, including in regards to re-thinking the current sexual division of labor, promoting decent work for women in under-valued fields such as care work; the (social) service sector; sustainable, locally focused agriculture and fisheries; as well as locally governed renewable energies with women participating equally as shareholders, owners, and fairly remunerated workers. We must also tackle issues of land rights, inheritance, and access to credit." explained Bridget Burns, Co-Director, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

"The 2017 People's Climate March is an urgent moment to demonstrate the collective resistance, action power and solutions of the climate justice movement. Women for Climate Justice will be marching in D.C. and across the country to make clear that we refuse to continue to allow the health and survival of our communities and the Earth's living systems to be sacrificed for profit. We are raising our voices in the streets, the forests, the fields, the courtrooms and the halls of government to demonstrate that a just and livable future is possible, and that women will be ceaseless in our work to protect and defend the Earth and the global climate. Despite experiencing the impacts of climate change with disproportionate severity, women are rising everyday to build the solutions we need. From divestment campaigns, renewable energy projects, agro-ecology practices, fossil fuel resistance to defending women's, Indigenous and Earth rights, women are leading the way ," explained Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International

"While the burdens of climate change reach women first and worst, women are more than victims, they're leaders. I am glad to be marching with women who face real climate impacts. We marched on day one and we are marching on day 100, as women, as climate activists, as people who care about our planet's future."  explained A.Tianna Scozzaro, Director, Gender, Equity and Environment, Sierra Club

"We need a Just Transition, from fossil fuels to renewable energy, by which the inequalities that exist in the traditional energy sector are left behind. A just transition that challenges new industries to also move away from prevailing power structures, one that is decentralized, gender-responsive and respectful of human rights,"  explained Daniela Pedraza, Gender, Jobs & Justice Fellow, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

"Women are not only on the frontlines of the climate crisis, we are essential to the solutions. I want my daughter to inherit a world where a healthy environment is a basic human right for everyone-no matter where they live, what they look like or how much money they make. Together, we can stand up to a government that is putting polluters first and our children's future risk."explained Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council

"This march is a show of strength and commitment to all peoples and the planet. The threats we face are mighty - from climate deniers that wreck environmental protections to corporate powers that pollute and exploit - but together, we are mightier. We stand together with women in frontline communities around the world who face the worst impacts of climate change and who take action daily to build more resilient communities and to save lives. What's more, these grassroots women possess the solutions that will guide us to a sustainable way of living," explained Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, MADRE

Women and allies from Kentucky to Alaska and across the world are marching for climate justice today. From struggles against police violence to the struggle for water, women are drawing liberation from our roots and lifting it up beyond the moment so that those most impacted by dysfunctional Administrations are protected and whole communities and the planet can thrive. We will build this bridge of resistance to May Day and beyond: rooted in our communities, as hubs of  resistance and transformation until there is climate justice for all.  explained Angela Adrar, Executive Director, Climate Justice Alliance

"As women, we know all too well that the powerful often seek to silence our voices when we speak out to protect the most vulnerable in our communities. We are here today to show that we refuse to be silenced. All around the world, in city halls, corporate boardrooms and on the streets of our cities women are demanding action to protect the planet from the threat of climate change." explained Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Media Contact:

Emily Arasim, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
+1 (505) 920-0153

Juliana Vélez Uribe, Women's Environment and Development Organization

Indigenous Women: Voices of Global Resistance in New York and DC

Dear Friends and Allies,

This week - please be welcome to join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network at the People's Climate March for Jobs, Justice and Climate - and for two upcoming events - 'Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities - New York Cityon April 26th and 'Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change - D.C.' on April 29th, after the People's Climate March!
Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights 
and Communities - New York City
When - April 26th, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Where - United Nations Church Center - 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York City, NY

Featuring - 

  • Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca; Ponca Nation Council Woman, WECAN Advisory Council Member, USA)

  • Lucy Mulenkei (Maasai; Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network, Kenya)
  • Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara; Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign with the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA)
  • Gloria Ushigua* (Sápara; President of the Association of Sapara Women, Ecuador) - to be confirmed
  • Betty Lyons (Onondaga; President and Executive Director of the American Indian Law Alliance, USA)
  • Michelle Cook (Diné; human rights lawyer and founding member of the of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock, USA)
  • Heather Milton Lightening (Pasqua First Nation, Cree, Anishinabe, Blackfoot and Dakota; Indigenous Tar Sands Campaigner with Polaris Institute, Canada)
  • Alina Saba (Limbu; Nepal Policy Center, Nepal)
About the Event - Indigenous women around the world are impacted first and worst by the effects of environmental destruction and a rapidly changing climate - these disproportionate impacts the result of a dangerous intersection of colonialism, racism, extractive economies and patriarchy. However despite all odds and against great challenges, it is these very same Indigenous women who are rising up, challenging the status quo, holding a vision, and taking action to build the vital solutions needed for a just and livable future for everyone. 

Join frontline Indigenous women leaders from countries around the world and the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, as we gather to share stories, concerns, struggles and plans of action for change. Included in the event discussion will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights and frontline communities; the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and women's leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. 

This public event will be held in parallel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues happening in New York at this time, with the expressed purpose of ensuring that the vital voices of Indigenous women leaders are heard by the public, media and government representatives during the formal UN processes. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the collaboration of MADRE and ClimateMama.
Women Leading Solutions on the 
Frontlines of Climate Change - D.C.

When - April 29th, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm, after the People's Climate March
Where - Impact Hub D.C. - 419 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Featuring - 
  • Angela Adrar (Executive Director, Climate Justice Alliance)
  • Tara Houska (Anishinaabe Peoples; Tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, and former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders)
  • May Boeve (Executive Director, 350. org)
  • Alina Saba (Limbu Peoples, Nepal Policy Center, Nepal)
  • Rhonda Hamilton (Ward 6 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and Buzzard Point Community Leader)
  • Pennie Opal Plant (Indigenous Leader, Founding Member, Idle No More SF Bay, Movement Rights)
  • Leila Salazar Lopez (Executive Director, Amazon Watch)
  • Sally Coxe (President & Co-Founder, Bonobo Conservation Initiative)
  • Cherri Foytlin (Indigenous Leader, State Director, Bold Louisiana)
  • Victoria Barrett (Youth Plantiff, Our Children's Trust)
  • Osprey Orielle Lake (Executive Director, Women's Earth & Climate Action Network)
About the Event - Join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network for 'Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change - D.C.', a dynamic gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world. 

This event is organized with the conviction that real forward movement towards climate justice depends on the full and equal participation of women in all stages of decision making and implementation, and that real change will come from women mobilizing and taking action at the local, national, and international level. Women have always been on the frontlines, now it is time for them to be at the forefront. 

Included in topic discussions will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights, environmental racism, and frontline communities; the intersection of gender and environment; and women's leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the partnership of Impact Hub D.C.
March with #Women4ClimateJustice 
at the People's Climate March
On April 29 - the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network will join a diverse coalition of women's groups, climate justice organization and allies, organizing together to march as a Women for Climate Justice Contingent at the Peoples Climate March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate in Washington D.C., and in support of local marches across the country and world.

In Washington D.C. - the contingent will march as part of the second block 'Creators of Sanctuary' - meeting for the start of the march at 4th St NW and Constitution Ave NW. Please join us and follow the Facebook Events Page for all meet-up updates.

Allies marching locally are encouraged to use the resources below to connect with each other and prepare for Sister Marches.

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Mohawk Nation News 'Naked Confederacy'


MNN. April 24, 2017. Corporatists condition their subjects to only have hope in super heroes, comic characters through entertainment. False flag attacks are staged. Infiltrators destroy property to blame the protesters. Heavily armed troops march in, attack and kill to create overwhelming fear.   
The US Republic of War is always at war since its creation. At Standing Rock the corpo tribal council tell the prayer people what to do. In the past all of us were murdered. Today we are attacked, threatened and robbed. The criminals get away with it. 
The incorporated fraudsters calling themselves “Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council” “Haudenosaunee Development Institute” and “OGWAWISTA INC. SC file No 1-58391” pretend to represent us by physically and mentally intimidating us, although they are an artificial entity, a corporation. That’s how the colony of Canada gets us in their Admiralty court.
HDI incorporated us without our knowledge. They have alienated themselves from the rotino-shonni, forfeiting their birthright, name and clan. They become totally naked from the circle of families. The territory called “Six Nations” is the corporation called the Crown [Vatican] test for the all-out theft of great turtle island.

onkwe-hon-weh, the choice is slavery or freedom?  
Throughout history liars have used their courts to enforce their corporate dogma. The Admiralty courts of the private Crown corporation, Canada and USA, have no sovereignty over us or our land. 
The Standing Rock tribal council cooperated with the armed US military forces to attack us. They suffer no consequence and have no sense of guilt. The executive branch is not held responsible for its capital crimes. The precedent is set for us and US citizens to be attacked at will. When we and the colonial settlers don’t defend ourselves, we deserve those chains of slavery we’ve been wearing for 500 years. Some of us will stand up until the rest of the sheeple wake up.  

We stand on the kaia-nereh-kowa. Their courts cannot deal with that legality because they are all Admiralty, law of the sea, which are only for banks, corporations and always about money. We have always been explaining our position of peace and righteousness.   Every nation on ono-ware-keh is under the two row which is based on our original instruction from creation.  
One of our men said at one of our recent adventure in Admiralty, “Judge, this is why you sit outside the circle. You have no jurisdiction to prosecute us. We’ll think about it according to the great peace.” HDI and their followers can pack their bags. Crown Corporation like USA and Canada have been evicted from nations like Vietnam, North Korea, India, Africa and elsewhere. The circle is the greatest fear of the pyramidal power structure based in the City of London. The sun is setting on the British Empire. 
The 1491’s sing about corporate WANNABE INDIANS: “Like the Seminole, Navajo, Kickapoo. Like those Indians, I’m an Indian too. A Sioux. A Sioux. Just like Battle Axe, Hatchet Face, Eagle Nose. Like those Indians, I’m an Indian too”. 
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  

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