Halt U.S. dollars to Israel and Apartheid contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians
"In Gu-Vo District we remain strong to stand for our ancient cultural beliefs and have made our offerings to the ancient ones and ancient lands. We will continue to be the voice for the bees, four-legged sacred animals, winged ones, sacred plants, our sacred mountains and our sacred water. We will remain standing for our next 7 generations." -- Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham
By Brenda Norrell
Israel denied entry to two United States Congresswomen, resulting in a cry across the United States for the U.S. to stop funding Israel and Israeli contractors in the United States, specifically those who are carrying out Apartheid construction on the Arizona border and in Palestine.
The first contract that should be halted is the U.S. Homeland Security contract with Elbit Systems to build spy towers on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
Over the objections of Gu-Vo District, the Tohono O'odham Nation passed a resolution in March to allow Elbit to construct the high-tech, integrated fixed towers, in remote O'odham traditional communities, which will destroy O'odham ceremonial and burial areas.