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Hitler's Blueprint: Indian reservations and US genocide

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From the Censored News archives, the words of Russell Means and Louise Benally, first published in 2014. Operation Paper Clip is one of the least reported U.S. spy operations. A second U.S. spy operation, Operation Chaos, targeted Russell Means, the American Indian Movement, and their supporters in other countries. A third spy operation, at the Denver, Colorado Police Dept., spied on AIM, resisters at Big Mountain, supporters of Leonard Peltier, attorneys, grandmothers, and many others. Then, in 2014, the Stratfor files were exposed, revealing private spying on Mohawks, the Cochabamba Mother Earth conference and more. These files also revealed Native American involvement with the U.S. Fusion Centers. While much has been written about COINTELPRO, much less has been written about these other spy operations. Ultimately, Wikileaks and The Intercept further exposed the U.S. and private corporation spying. -- Censored News
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Nov. 2014
Updated Aug. 30, 2019

Russell M…

Trump's Monster: Bulldozers Now Ripping Through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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Screenshots by Censored News of video at Organ Pipe by Center for Biological Diversity.


ALERT: Trump’s wall is being built through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Bulldozers are ripping a scar through the most spectacular Sonoran desert ecosystem on the planet. Endangered species, Native American sacred sites and protected wilderness are under immediate threat.

More:
The UK Independent: Trump's plan to detain migrant children indefinitely while denying them vaccines is ethnic cleansing in plain sight.

Below: High Country News: 'Where wildlife is up against a wall'
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Democracy Now! Trump Ordered Aides to Speed Up Border Wall Construction, Promising Pardons for Illegal Acts

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Trump Ordered Aides to Speed Up Border Wall Construction, Promising Pardons for Illegal Acts HEADLINEAUG 28, 2019
Democracy Now!
In other immigration news, The Washington Post is reporting President Trump has ordered his staff to speed up the construction of his border wall before the 2020 election — even if it means breaking the law. Trump reportedly told aides he will pardon them if they face any legal repercussions related to the request, which could including seizing private land, expediting billions of dollars of construction contracts and ignoring environmental regulations. Trump reportedly dismissed concerns over the implications of circumventing appropriate procedures, including by using eminent domain, telling staffers to just “take the land”.
More at Democracy Now:
https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/28/headlines/trump_ordered_aides_to_speed_up_border_wall_construction_promising_pardons_for_illegal_acts

Big Mountain: Standing with Mauna Kea and celebrating end of dirty coal monsters

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Louise Benally of Big Mountain in among Censored News Revolutionary Native Women Writers. Louise spoke out against the bombing of Iraq on the day it was bombed by the United States, comparing it to the atrocities of the Dine' walking, suffering and dying on the Longest Walk to imprisonment. Louise remembered her ancestors at Fort Sumner, Bosque Redondo. Indian Country Today censored Louise's voice and refused to publish a retraction. Louise continues to resist relocation at Big Mountain, orchestrated by Peabody Coal, energy barons, and politicians. Read about Revolutionary Native Women Writers at Censored News: https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2018/08/revolutionary-native-women-writers.html
Uncensored: Louise remembers her ancestors and the Longest Walk when Iraq is bombed: Censored by Indian Country Today: http://bsnorrell.tripod.com/id78.html
Louise described the endless struggle against relocation, Peabody Coal and livestock seizures. Now, there is no rain, the food is not com…

Quitobaquito Springs -- Border Wall Construction Destroying Sacred and Fragile Sonoran Desert Ecosystem

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Quitobaquito Springs               By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Quitobaquito is a rare oasis in the desert that supplies life-sustaining water to many animal species, as shown here. This Sonoyta mud turtle is found nowhere else in the world. Nearby, as shown below, border wall construction has already started near Lukeville, Arizona.
Trump is using diverted military funds to build this monster, the border wall, and has eliminated all laws protecting endangered and sacred places and species. In this fragile Sonoran Desert, it is a crime against nature, a crime against all life forms.
These expensive pieces of a border wall -- between the long border stretch from east Texas to the California coast -- are targeting the most fragile regions, and will only serve to push migrants into more deadly zones. Instead of halting immigration, these pieces of the border wall will be no more than a symbol of white nationalism and destruction.
Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham who lives on the border …

Monsters Arrive to Destroy Sonoran Desert for Border Wall -- Trucks Arrive for Organ Pipe Destruction in Arizona

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Trump's Grotesque Behavior Now Has Border Wildlife and Endangered Species in Imminent Danger

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Updated Wednesday

LUKEVILLE, Arizona -- The trucks arrived to destroy the pristine Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to build Trump's border wall.
Trump quickly gave the $646 million contract to Southwest Valley Constructors, a company in New Mexico.
All laws protecting the wild things and endangered species have been smashed. The area is adjacent to the western side of the Tohono O'odham Nation and near Ajo, Arizona.
The Tucson Sentinel reported today of the work that has started and the concern for Organ Pipe Cactus National  Monument, located west of Lukeville, Arizona.
Laiken Jordahl, a spokesman for the Center for Biological Diversity, said that there was also heavy construction machinery near Quitobaquito Spring, a natural spring in Organ Pipe that is home to a few unique species, and that this was "extremely concerni…

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act

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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act

Environmental Groups Head to Court Over Trump-Bernhardt’s Extinction Plan

By Center for Biological Diversity
Censored News August 21, 2019

WASHINGTON— Environmental and animal protection groups today sued the Trump administration over its new regulations that dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act.

Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation Association, WildEarth Guardians, and the Humane Society of the United States.

Whistleblower just exposed North Dakota spill on par with Exxon Valdez -- Desmog Blog

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Whistleblower just exposed North Dakota spill on par with Exxon Valdez



Did North Dakota Regulators Hide an Oil and Gas Industry Spill Larger Than Exxon Valdez?
By Justin Nobel • Monday, August 19, 2019
Desmog BlogUpdate: North Dakota admits the spill, after exposure by DeSmog Blog
In July 2015 workers at the Garden Creek I Gas Processing Plant, in Watford City, North Dakota, noticed a leak in a pipeline and reported a spill to the North Dakota Department of Health that remains officially listed as 10 gallons, the size of two bottled water delivery jugs. But a whistle-blower has revealed to DeSmog the incident is actually on par with the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, which released roughly 11 million gallons of thick crude." Read the article in Desmog blog here.


Timeline by Censored News: DAPL, the spill, and the resistance

DAPL: "The $3.78 billion project was announced to the public in June 2014, and informational hearings for landowners took place between August 2014 an…