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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, May 15, 2017

Zapatistas 'Organized Coffee Against the Wall'

Zapatistas aren't selling their coffee to Trump

Organized Coffee Against the Wall

Words by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Good afternoon or good morning to those who are listening to us around the world.
What I’m going to talk about, compañeros, compañeras, brothers and sisters who are present here and those who watch us from elsewhere… what I’m going to talk to you about is not what I think, but rather what the compañeras and compañeras who make up the Zapatista Army for National Liberation bases of support think.
We compañeras and compañeras here in front [members of the EZLN comandancia] understand that we serve as support for the thousands of compañeras who are bases of support; we support the thousands of compañeros who are bases of support. That’s how we’ve defined it lately because we pass along to them what we see, what we hear, what we come to know. And what is it that we have come to know or hear about? Trump’s wall.
When we started hearing about this, when we began to understand what was going on, we met with the compañeras and compañeros of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee [CCRI] and began to discuss what is happening to our migrant brothers and sisters who are in the United States.

NEW MEXICO Shareholders to join rally outside PNM annual meeing


Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation
May 15, 2017
Charlotte Levinson, PNM shareholder
Andy Davis, PNM shareholder
Mona Blaber, Sierra Club Rio Grande, monablaber@gmail.com

Shareholders to join rally outside PNM annual meeting in support of resolutions
Shareholders of Public Service Co. of New Mexico will speak at a rally outside the company’s annual meeting Tuesday morning in support of two resolutions that require PNM to consider its impact on climate and the economy of New Mexico communities.

The resolutions concern:
  1. a request that the company report on how it will transition PNM's investments from climate-altering resources, and the portfolio impacts of policies to keep global warming under 2 degrees C; and
  2. a requirement that PNM publish an assessment on generation assets that might become stranded and on the financial risks of those stranded assets.

International Shareholder Services, one of the top-rated governance-advisory firms, has recommended that shareholders vote YES on both resolutions. PNM’s portfolio is 91% fossil fuels and nuclear and only 2% solar and 7% wind. More than a dozen shareholders plan to attend the pro-renewable-energy rally before the meeting starts.

As PNM considers transitioning from coal-fired San Juan Generating Station and Four Corners Power Plant due to market forces, community and clean-air groups call on the utility to plan for community and worker transition, including clean-energy reinvestment in the Four Corners communities that have given so much to the energy industry.

What: Rally outside PNM annual meeting
Where: PNM headquarters, 414 Silver Ave. SW, Albuquerque
When: Tuesday, May 16. Rally starts at 8:45 a.m.; shareholders speak at 10 a.m., after meeting
Who: PNM shareholders; Navajo and pueblo members of communities impacted by PNM coal plants; PNM customers and New Mexicans
Visuals: Signs, drummers, shareholders and community members. Shareholder availability for interviews

Speakers: Lyla June Johnston — Prayer and MC
  • Rev. Karen Bash, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, opening prayer
  • Hakim Bellamy (SOL not coal poem)   
  • Angele Kunkowski, song
  • Jen Marley, Santa Clara, Red Nation
  • Ehren Natay, Diné, drummer, singer (Kiwa Pueblo)
  • Javier Benavides, SouthWest Organizing Project
  • Vicki Regina, OLÉ New Mexico
  • JD Mathews, Working Family Party
  • Bianca Madrid, Earth Care
  • Cheyenne Antonio, Diné, Red Nation, CSVANW
  • Tom Solomon, 350 New Mexico, on 100% renewables
  • Mariel Nanasi, New Energy Economy
  • Rebecca Sobel, WildEarth Guardians, San Juan Mine/Just Transitions Four Corners
  • 10 a.m.: Two Shareholder Resolutions (Charlotte Levinson & Wendy & Sam Hitt)  

Rally co-hosts: Frack Off Greater Chaco, New Energy Economy, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, 350.org New Mexico, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, WildEarth Guardians

Walking and Running across Kansas, Long Walk 5 Photos by Bad Bear









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Long Walkers crossing America on Long Walk 5 received a warm welcome at Haskell Indian Nations University and Prairie Band of Potawatomie in Kansas. Thank you Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson for sharing your photos with Censored News. Long Walk 5 is carrying the message of 'NO! to domestic violence and drug abuse.'
More:
Long Walk 5 at Haskell photos by Bad Bear
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/05/long-walk-5-at-haskell-indian-nations.html
Long Walk 5 at Potawatomie Health Center
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/05/long-walk-5-visits-potawatomi-health.html
Long Walk 5 with Potawatomie, more photos
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/05/long-walk-5-with-potawatomi-in-kansas.html