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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, September 23, 2019

Mauna Kea: A society of love, compassion and justice is worth protecting

Mauna Kea: A society of love, compassion and justice is worth protecting

'Science without ethics is our worst nightmare'

An article by one of our Mauna Healers Aunty Gwen Kim who is also one of the frontline Kia’i who sat in the Kupuna line on the day of the Kupuna arrests.

Kepakemapa 23, 2019

Mauna Medic Healers

By Gwen Kim

Seeing so many negative letters about Thirty Meter Telescope protectors, I felt moved to share my personal experience.

As a 76-year-old full-blooded kama‘aina Korean, I was among those frontline kupuna who on the first day volunteered to block the construction of TMT. As an ally and supporter, I have been wrapped with love respect and honor for our stand.

Mohawk Nation News 'Weather Wars'


MNN. SEPT. 23, 2019. Climate change is happening because the multinational corporations are deliberately destroying the world by poisoning the waters, trees and the people. The UN and global Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 are drafted to eventually establish the taxing of every breath we take, disguised as a carbon tax.
Read article at Mohawk Nation News 

Support O'odham VOICE against the WALL

Sep 23 at 3:16 PM

Help Support the O'odham VOICE against the WALL

O'odham VOICE Against The WALL has actively been working on O'odham Rights and Human Rights since 2003. We are a small group representing Elders and ceremony people.

September 2019: A New Critical Threat Has Occurred Impacting Sacred Places on O'odham Land in the US and Mexico.

We are in need of travel and food funds immediately. 

There are important meetings that must take place and we must ensure the community leaders are able to attend.  The safety of the Elders is a priority. Please know it is highly important that group representatives must travel across the border region.

Many of you have been involved with providing solidarity for over a decade. With your help, we stopped the toxic dump that was to be built near the O'odham sacred site of Quitovac in Sonora Mexico back in 2008.

Here are two links to remember that victory:
  1. Temporary Victory:  Toxic Dump Haulted (For Now)Traditional O'odham and Supporters Halt Quitovac Toxic Dump
  2. Solidarity Gathering Against Toxic Dump Proposal Near Sacred Site of Quitovac; Resolution Against
    the Dump is Adopted

Work has continued constantly since then, and now we want to re-connect with you to build and grow this solidarity network to provide even more support to the O'odham living in Arizona and Mexico.

A new attack is upon us. Any donations will help protect a very important sacred area. More information will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your attention at this very important time. Anything you can spare will help the Elders to travel, which will help the land to remain free.  With your help we can stop a land takeover that is occurring right now, just like we stopped the toxic dump near Quitovac in 2008.
With love and solidarity,

Ofelia Rivas (O'odham VOICE against the WALL)

Arizona -- Big ugly Apartheid border wall destroys habitat of endangered species, violates all laws

From Laiken Jordahl, Borderlands Campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity -
Sep 19
Daily borderlands update: 37 panels of Trump wall now installed at Organ Pipe National Monument — a place so special Congress designated it wilderness. This wall will sever our protected public lands from habitat across the border and push endangered species closer to extinction.

Breaking News: Trump transferring ownership of 500 acres of public land in Arizona to U.S. Army:

Transfer of borderlands is outrage, unlawful, read more at Censored News

There has been a lot of confusion in the media and on FB about which sections of the wall are being built and which sections are on hold. Please note: Wall construction is moving ahead on the south border of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (an International Biosphere Reserve) as this recent photo shows. It is big and it is ugly in every way possible. Please call your Representatives and ask that they stop wall construction immediately before any more irreparable damage is done. -- Arizona border resident

Thank you to the Arizona border residents who share their photos and comments with Censored News. Photos copyrighted by photographer.

Zapatistas: 'Second International Meeting of Women Who Fight' Dec. 26 -- 29, 2019

Photo: First Zapatista Women's Gathering in Morelia, Chiapas



Spanish and translations

To women who fight around the world:

Sister, partner, woman who fights:

We greet you as women that we are, as indigenous and as Zapatistas.

You may remember that in the First Meeting we made an agreement that we have to be alive. But of course we see that it follows the killing and disappearance of women. Of all ages and all social conditions. They kill us and disappear because we are women. And, in addition, they still tell us that it is our fault, that why we dress as we dress, why we walk where we walk, why at such times in such places. And then, in the bad governments there is no lack who, man or woman, who goes out with stupidity that tells us that then we should no longer leave. According to that thought, then women should always be locked in their homes, they shouldn't go out, they shouldn't study, they shouldn't work, they shouldn't have fun, they shouldn't be free.

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