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Mohawk Nation News 'Monkey Business to End!'


Warrior and Protector -- Justice for Sonny Lewis, on Fifth Anniversary of His Murder in Reno

Sonny was everyone's warrior and protector -- Sonny's mother Sheri Potts. Photos and video by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson Censored News Five years ago, on Jan. 27, 2013, Sonny Lewis was shot and killed outside of the E. 2nd Street Walmart in Reno. This year, during the annual candlelight service, Sonny's mother Sheri Potts called for justice. She said her son's killer is still out there. "My son deserves love and respect from all that walked with him. He was everyone's warrior and protector," Potts said. Sonny was only 25 years old when he was killed. The shooting took place on tribal territory during a fight outside the Walmart, and the case was given to the FBI to investigate. No one has ever been prosecuted,

Reno Sparks Indian Community governs the land where Sonny was murdered, but the prosecution was turned over to the federal government. Read more:

Watch Al Jazeera 'Akicita: The Legacy of Standing Rock at Sundance Film Festival'


Watch Al Jazeera broadcast below:

'Akicita': What is the legacy of the #NoDAPL movement at Standing Rock? | The Stream
By Al Jazeera

A movement against the construction of a multi-billion-dollar oil pipeline across N3ative American lands last winter spurred solidarity among environmentalists and civil rights activists around the globe. Now, a new documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival explores the trials and tribulations of the "Water Protectors" who gathered to say "No" to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). "Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock" chronicles the widespread opposition to DAPL, which

Leaked doc: New Mexico Oil and Gas Association fears homegrown environmental movements in New Mexico

The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association clearly fears the homegrown environmental justice movements in New Mexico

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News

A leaked transcript from the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association reveals that it fears the enormous impact of successful environmental activists in New Mexico -- ranging from those in the otherwise conservative county of Sandoval, to the activists in Santa Fe with their "Don't Frack Chaco" bumper stickers.

"Well you can't go anywhere in New Mexico without tripping over an activist group," said Ryan Flynn, executive director of the New Mexico OIl and Gas Association, at the annual meeting in Santa Fe in 2017.

"Look at Chaco Canyon. I'm sure if you drive around Santa Fe, or walk around, you will see a don't frack Chaco bumper sticker."

"In fact we have more activist organizations per capita in New Mexico, than any other state in the country," Flynn said.

"Our opposition is deeply embe…

No More Deaths -- Attack on humanitarian aid: Arrests and prosecutions. Ataque a la ayuda humanitaria: arrestos y enjuiciamiento.

Para español ver abajo Photo: Carrot Quinn.

Dear friend of No More Deaths,
On January 17, just hours after the release of our report, a humanitarian-aid volunteer and two individuals receiving medical care were arrested by the Border Patrol in Ajo, Arizona. Scott Warren, 35, was preliminarily charged with a felony involving alien smuggling and appeared in court on January 18. The two other individuals remain in custody. Warren has been instrumental in organizing humanitarian aid in the remote west desert around Ajo. Almost half of the 128 recovered remains of border crossers found in 2017 in Arizona were found in this area.

From New Mexico to Palestine: Ending Israel/U.S. Police Exchange, Reclaiming Safety

From New Mexico to Palestine: Ending Israel/U.S. Police Exchange, Reclaiming Safety
clock Friday, January 26 at 6 PM - 8 PM MST Starts in about 6 hours · 48° Mostly Sunny pin
Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice 202 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 From NM to Palestine: Ending Israel/U.S. Police Exchange, Reclaiming Safety One of the most dangerous places where the regimes of Trump and Netanyahu converge is in exchange programs that bring together police, ICE, border patrol, and FBI from the US with soldiers, police, border agents, etc. from Israel. In these programs, “worst practices” are shared to promote and extend discriminatory and repressive policing in both countries. These include extrajudicial executions, shoot-to-kill policies, police murders, racial profiling, massive spying and surveillance, deportation and detention, and attacks on human rights defenders.
This event will feature Native and Palestinian-American speakers who can testify to the impact of deadly po…

'Protecting Sacred Chuska Mountains from Oil and Gas Industry' by Robyn Jackson, Dineh

Health, safety of communities behind the Red Valley tour
Last week's Navajo Times included an article about a tour of oil and helium well sites in Red Valley that I helped organize ("Tour finds toxic gas leaks in Red Valley," Jan. 18, 2018).
This tour included community members from the Chuska region and elsewhere, as well as professionals who brought surveying equipment. It is important for the public to be aware of what led up to this event.
A series of oil companies have operated wells in Red Valley, on the eastern side of Buffalo Pass, since the 1960s. The area is known as the Dine Bikeyah Oil Field. Local residents have long noticed bad smells and some have expressed concern over the health and safety of land, water, and livestock in the area, especially since an oil spill polluted part of the valley in 2005. But clear answers were hard to come by, and the companies work ing the wells kept changing.
Within the last five years, people …

On the Arizona Border, We Know Who the Monsters Are

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
French translation by Christine Prat at:

It is sad to hear that the volunteers who leave water for migrants are being arrested on the Arizona border.
A few years ago, my friend took me to these same places, showing me the trails. It was about 116 degrees, and her car had no air conditioning. We wrapped ourselves in wet towels to keep going.
We watched the Border Patrol agents sit in their air-conditioned vehicles and throw their Starbucks cups on the ground, and buy junk food at Three Points.
They lounged around and yakked on their cellphones, all in the same area where volunteers putting out life-saving water are now being arrested.
If the timing was different, I could have been one of those arrested.
The volunteers who do this year after year are the heroes.
Another day, with temperatures over 116, my friends asked me to help them search for the body of a migrant. The heat knocked me out immediately, in minute…

'Akicita' Premiere -- Standing Ovation for Water Protectors at Sundance Film Festival



Zapatistas 'Consciences for Humanity -- From the Diaries of the Cat-Dog' by SupGaleano


The EZLN’s Sixth Commission at the close of “Consciences for Humanity”: “From the Diaries of the Cat-Dog.” SupGaleano

The EZLN’s Sixth Commission at the close of “Consciences for Humanity”: “From the Diaries of the Cat-Dog.” SupGaleano
From the Diaries of the Cat-Dog: the story of how two great detectives met, a fragment of what Elías Contreras and SupGaleano talked about during the now not-so-mysterious case of the missing honeybuns, how Defensa Zapatista left the science of language in shreds, and some idle reflections from the Sup on the above subjects

December 30, 2017

Once again, good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night,

First of all, we want to send an embrace to the Mapuche people who are still being attacked by the bad governments of the countries called Chile and Argentina. They have used legal ruses to again bring charges against Machi Francisca Linconao, along with other Mapuche men and women, proving once again that in this system, those who destroy nature are t…

San Francisco Honors Indigenous Peoples, Dumps Columbus Day

By AIM-WEST Censored News
Audio of Board Meeting

San Francisco, the newest city today(!) along with Berkeley (the US first in 1992) Seattle, Los Angeles, St. Paul, MN, Eugene, Oregon, and 49 other cities across the US; plus four states such as Alaska, South Dakota, Vermont and Minnesota, (and eleventh cities in California!) to have joined by adopting “Indigenous Peoples Day” the second Wednesday in October!  (Hear the vote at City Hall recorded today)

This is an historic occasion to briefly summarize the determined progression led by Indigenous peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere to challenge, reverse, and shatter the myths of the explorer and mercenary Cristobal Colon depicted as some sort of a glorified savior.

Since the beginning of 1492-1992, which marked 500 Years of Indigenous Peoples De-Colonization of the Americas, a Summit was held in Quito, Ecuador in 1990 to develop a strategy to begin to reverse Colonization.  It resulted in a Declaration with resolutions to change the …