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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Suquamish Water Protector Speaks out for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at Golden Globe Awards

Actress Shailene Woodley brought Calina Lawrence, a member of the Suquamish Nation in Washington state, to the Golden Globes. Lawrence advocates for Native Treaty Rights, the Water is Life movement and the #NoLNG253 campaign led by the Puyallup Tribe. In 2016, Woodley supported the first Native youth runners to Washington, as the Standing Rock resistance to Dakota Access Pipeline began, and was later arrested while videotaping at Standing Rock. Woodley's films  include the film of NSA spying, Snowden, where she appears as the girlfriend of Edward Snowden.
In the Golden Globe interview below, Calina Lawrence speaks out for missing and murdered Indigenous women. -- Censored News 
Suquamish Water Protector Speaks out for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at Golden Globe Awards

Calina Lawrence begins by introducing herself in Suquamish. Calina speaks out for missing and murdered Indigenous women, and said she stands in solidarity with the Times Up Movement, exposing sexual harassment.

Read more: Shailene Woodley's date for the Golden Globes in Calina Lawrence, an Indigenous activist you need to know
Shailene Woodley is one of the eight actresses joined by a female activist at the Golden Globes tonight, and she is joined by Calina Lawrence, an indigenous activist from Washington state, a member of the Suquamish Tribe, and a musician. The women originally met while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, and on the red carpet, Lawrence discussed the intersection of #TimesUp with other social movements:

"It's an honor to stand as a representative for missing and murdered indigenous women in solidarity with the women who are empowering the #TimesUp movement and beyond."

Referring to herself as an art-ivist on her website, Lawrence uses her music to address violence against women, police brutality, mass incarceration, media misrepresentation of Native Americans, among other issues. She has traveled across the Pacific Northwest and Northern California to educate, perform, and protest. She is an advocate for Native Treaty Rights and the Mni Wiconi movement (which means “water is life”).


SupGaleano 'Trump, Ockham’s Razor, Schrodinger’s Cat, and the Cat-Dog'

Photo SupGaleano (Marcos) in Sonora by Brenda Norrell
Trump, Ockham’s Razor, Schrodinger’s Cat, and the Cat-Dog

By Sup Galeano

Once again good morning, afternoon, evening, middle-of-the-night.

Perhaps some of you [alguna, alguno, algunoa] remember that the late SupMarcos insisted that the capitalist system cannot be understood without the concept of war. Supposing, of course, that it is a concept. He would say that war was the motor that had permitted, first, the expansion of capitalism, and then its consolidation as a world system. Capitalism also turns to war to confront its recurring and profound crises.

Oh, I know, what else could be expected from a solider? But I should note, as a way of making amends, that he didn’t limit “war” to military war. Maybe a rereading of his correspondence with Don Luis Villoro Toranzo in the year 2010, which was made public in early 2011, could help us understand this. In the first of these public missives, they analyze the apparent ineffectiveness of the so-called “War on Drugs,” initiated by the war videogame lover Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. And I say “apparent ineffectiveness” because basically, looking at the results, it was and is ineffective for combatting organized crime, but it was effective at installing soldiers as the de facto government in various regions.

I bring this up because, in contrast to that deceased guy, in my understanding, capitalism could be studied as a crime.

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