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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Sadistic Clearwater Sheriff Deputy's Brutal Arrest of Grandmother at Stop Line 3 'He's Breaking My Hand'

"You're hurting me!"

Sadistic Clearwater Sheriff Deputy's Brutal Arrest of Grandmother at Stop Line 3 'He's Breaking My Hand' 

Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Update: After her brutal arrest, she was strip-searched and processed in jail. She was then sent to the hospital emergency room and began a hunger strike. She has now been released from jail.

A grandmother was brutally arrested by Clearwater Sheriff Deputy Alexander 'Zander' Yocum, at Firelight Treaty Camp, at an Enbridge Line 3 pump station in northern Minnesota on July 29, 2021.

Deputy Yocum attempted to break her hand, as documented in the video below.

"What if I was your grandmother, what if I was your mother," the grandmother cried out.

"You're hurting me!"

"You are committing environmental genocide. This is an environmental emergency," she called out.

"He's breaking my hand!"

Bacum Yaqui Disappeared Preparing for Traditional Feast in Sonora



Yaqui Disappeared Preparing for Traditional Fest in Bacum

Censored News
English y Espanol

BACUM, Sonora, Mexico -- A group of seven fellow Yaquis went to bring some cows to the traditional Feast of Bataconsica on July 14. The men have been missing since that day:  Martin Hurtado Flores, Braulio Perez Sol, Eladio Molina Zavala, Juan Justin Galaviz Cruz, Fabian Sombra Miranda, Leocadio Galaviz Cruce and Fabian Valencia Romero. They were last seen at Woiba'am ranch (Coyote) where an ancestor's grave is located.

Authorities in Loma de Bacum learned about the disappearance and gathered the community to take action, decided to wait for them that afternoon and didn't arrive. So the next morning they left the mountains to search for them in four vans with traditional authority surveillance and some volunteers. They only found the scattered baggage of three of them, a piola (rope) and a burnt cow.

On the Red Road Lummi Totem Pole Arrives in DC


Mackinaw City, Michigan Stop Line 5: Photos above and below by Red Road to DC.






Sec. Haaland welcomes totem pole commemorating sacred sites

Tribes urged Biden administration to take immediate action on sacred site protection


By Red Road to DC
Censored News

WASHINGTON – Tribal leaders and Native American grassroots activists today delivered a totem pole honoring sacred Indigenous sites to Washington, DC, to the Biden administration. In an event on the National Mall, the totem pole was welcomed by Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland; President Biden's Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, Brenda Mallory; and PaaWee Rivera (Pojoaque Pueblo), Senior Advisor for Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Tribal Affairs at the White House.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Yaqui Assassinated Water Rights Defender Tomas Rojo: Tomas' Words Translated Now, Nine Years Later



Yaqui Assassinated Water Rights Defender Tomas Rojo: Tomas' Words Translated Now, Nine Years Later



Text in EnglishDisappeared Yaqui Water Rights Defender Tomas Rojo: Video 2012


Special thanks to Anayansa Garza for this translation and honoring our friend Tomas Rojo. After Tomas went missing from Vicam Pueblo on May 27, I found this video interview that I did with him at the Vicam Rights Forum in Sonora in 2012. Thanks to Anayansa, it is now translated, 9 years later. Tomas was murdered in a horrible way, with a blow to his skull, and a hammer found near his shallow grave near Vicam. But, as our friend Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, said, "They could not kill his spirit." Here are Tomas' words as he sat centered, at peace, speaking of the water and his people. -- Brenda

Article and video copyright Brenda Norrell, Censored News
Transcribed and translated by Anayanse Garza


My name is Tomás Rojo Valencia. I am a member of the traditional authority of the Basarian peoples. We have a lifetime of struggle, but specifically in the water issue, we have been fighting for three years.

Previously, we have actively participated in the problems that affect our people. As we said a moment ago, in the last 500 years of the Yaqui tribe, like the majority of indigenous peoples, the main element that has always weighed on the conscience of our people and each one of its men, women, children and elders is the struggle for the land and the water.

We will not rest until we connect our objectives and achieve this task that rests in the memory of our elders. The only thing that we do is to give continuity, under conditions not as severe, for what they fought for.

They fought in the mountains among the stones, among the thorns, among the bush, among the wild animals that were their friends.

And today we continue to fight under other conditions, first using the knowledge of our ancestors and what we have learned in the schools and with the instruments that the development of our own societies gives us, which are the laws, the right and the normative practices of our peoples and the international laws.

And with the pencil and paper, to give continuity to this struggle, to be able to recover what has been ours, what has been recognized and what has been taken from us.  That which is the land and the water.

And for this it is also very important to fight in parallel for better material living conditions for the Yaqui families.

That the living conditions they have be so that they can live as dignified people.

That they be given the opportunity that they deserve, the generations that are currently at play right now, the children that are at play, under the children at play that later will be the struggle for our people at play.

For them, what we do, what we can minimally do, is to want to vindicate ourselves with our right, being congruent with our history and the glorious past of our ancestors.


Vicam Pueblo Water Rights Forum 2012 Photo Brenda Norrell

Article translated and video transcribed by Anayanse Garza in Espanol below.

By Brenda Norrell
Translation by Anayanse Garza
Censored News
June 19, 2021

Mohawk Nation News 'Criminally Insane McGill University'

CRIMINALLY INSANE MCGILL UNIVERSITY
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Mohawk Nation News
July 26, 2021


MNN. July 26, 2021. There are allegations from a survivor, Ann Diamond, of unmarked graves behind the Allan Memorial Hospital of McGill University, on the south slope of Mount Royal. “These unmarked graves are a big secret. There has been no physical proof that kids are buried there, but some would have been native kids in Dr. Ewen Cameron’s experiments between 1953 and 1964. Between 17 and 25 children are buried there”. The higher learning schools with the intellectual geniuses were brought in to help design the premeditated genocide horror. One aspect was to ensure that protesters are silenced. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Police Mob Swarms Lone Water Protector at a Convenience Store, Brutalize Others Coming to his Aid

Video by Camp Migizi today at Thief River Falls, Minn. Screen captures by Censored News.


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota -- A mob of Pennington County cops swarmed a lone Water Protector at a convenience store today in Thief River Falls. He had just been released from jail for protecting the water.

When other Water Protectors rushed to his aid, they were brutalized by Sheriff's deputies and police. Police refused to give any reason for the attack on the lone Water Protector. Arrests were made, one person can be seen being dragged away in photo 2 from the video. The Red Lake tribal member who was mobbed by police initially was released because there were no charges. Two others who rushed to his aid remain in custody.

Red Lake Treaty Camp said:

"Two people were rearrested near the court house yesterday right after their release. They (police) tried to swarm and handcuff a Red Lake youth outside of a bathroom in town. When we came out they had 15 officers waiting to arrest him.

One, who is like a camp mother, whom we all come to love, was hugging his arm and refused to let go, the other kept constantly asking why they were arresting the Red Lake youth and they arrested him too.

This is violence against our people, this is violence against our community. One thing it showed us though, is that our community is strong and we all care about each other. They are teaching us that we can love and care for each other regardless of our background, regardless of our skin color.

In moments like this we are all one.

We only want to ensure the survival of our water.

What do we do when the water is under attack?"


Camp Migizi described the assault by police as it happened:

Today, July 26th at around 3 pm, Pennington County cops brutalized water protectors who were peacefully welcoming 20 friends out of jail in Thief River Falls. These were the same cops who brutalized and arrested indigenous people on Friday morning as they held ceremony.

As a Red Lake Nation Tribal Member was exiting a gas station where he had used the bathroom, more than 10 cops detained him without warning. When his comrades outside the jail saw what was happening, they ran over to ask what basis the cops had to detain him. Without answering, the cops quickly formed a line and took out their batons.

They beat multiple water protectors, throwing one into the brick wall of the gas station. Two were tackled and arrested, again with no legal justification. The cops had to release the initial detainee only 15 minutes later, since they had no basis for detaining him. The two arrestees are still in jail.

Pennington County PD has repeatedly displayed their racism and their brutality. More than anything, they've displayed their willingness to ignore the law, treaty rights, and basic morality in their effort to suppress water protectors and defend the multinational corporation that gives them their paychecks. Now more than ever, Red Lake Treaty Camp needs your support.

Police mob. Excessive force. Today at Thief River Falls, Minn.

Native Americans Enter Legal Battle Against Thacker Pass Lithium Mine


Thacker Pass photo by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone


Native Americans Enter Legal Battle Against Thacker Pass Lithium Mine 


Contact: Reno-Sparks Indian Colony 

Chairman Arlan Melendez 

People of Red Mountain 

PeopleOfRedMountain@gmail.com William Falk, Esq. 

Protect Thacker Pass 

falkwilt@gmail.com 

July 26, 2021


RENO, Nevada — In yet another blow to Lithium Americas' troubled Thacker Pass lithium mine, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and a group of Paiute and Shoshone people from the Fort McDermitt and  Duck Valley Indian Nations, Atsa koodakuh wyh Nuwu (People of Red Mountain,) filed a  motion in Federal District Court on Tuesday, July 20 alleging that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in permitting the project. The Paiute name for Thacker Pass is Pee hee mu'huh.  


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Native Youth Runners Arrive at Red Lake Treaty Camp

Photo by Swan American Horse


Jasilyn Charger said, "We run for the water and land for my relatives who have passed and those yet to come. We give of our selves so those may live. We pray for those on the front lines hoka stand up and rise." 

Zapatistas March in Paris with Those Without Papers


Zapatistas who crossed the Atlantic by ship marched with those without papers in Paris demanding rights and justice. Meanwhile, the delegation of 177 Zapatistas who planned to fly to Paris and join the delegation remain stalled in Mexico. The government of Mexico has refused to give 62 Indigenous in the delegation their passports, Subcomandante Moises said in Chiapas. The Tour for Life plans to travel across Europe. Zapatistas have been invited by Basque, Indigenous in Russia, and people across the continent, to share their message of 'No compromise, resistance, autonomy, self-reliance, and dignity.' -- Censored News.

Photos by Pozol Noticias Chiapas "No papers with Zapatistas and No Papalists: transmission of the march in Montreuil with the Squad 421 streaming on Pozol Noticias Chiapas Radio Pozol Pozol Chiapas #LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN #slumilkaxjemkop"

On the Red Road, Lummi Totem Pole Arrives at Shell River, Stop Line 3

Photo Honor the Earth
In Menahga, Minnesota, the Red Road to DC is at the sacred Shell River. Honor the Earth said, "Nations are gathering from all directions for the water with Horse Nations to Stop Enbridge Line 3. Beautiful ceremonies this evening."


Sasha Beaulieu, founder of the Red Lake Treaty Camp said, “President Biden must take immediate action to stop construction and require a full, federal environmental impact statement. Every day that passes is a violation of our treaty rights.” The Red Road to DC said, "The Treaty of 1855 was signed by several bands of Chippewa and Ojibwe people, permitting fishing, hunting, and gathering in traditional territories in exchange for ceded lands."

Water Protectors Lock Down to Protect Willow River from Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota


By GINIW Collective, Censored News, Sunday, July 25, 2021: BREAKING: Pullback of Line 3 under the Willow River stopped! Water Protectors crawled into a pipeline segment and locked to each other to protect the land and water for future generations. We take these actions out of necessity!  

Genocide, missing women and hauling water: What the spin doctors don't want you to know


Photo courtesy Tracking Ellamae: The search for missing Ella Mae Begay, 62, Navajo.


Genocide, missing women and hauling water: What the spin doctors don't want you to know

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News


The public relations spin doctors and their counterparts in the media don't want you to know about genocide. They want to protect Canada and the churches from the facts: They are responsible for the torture and murder of Native children.

The public relations spin doctors don't want you to know about the man camps and pipeline workers that drug and rape young girls. They don't want you to know the desperation in Indian country when a loved one goes missing. They don't want you to know that there is money sitting in bank accounts that could be spent to meet the desperate needs for food and water in Indian country.

The spin doctors want you to believe that all is going well, that the government leaders are doing well, and he priests and churches would never do that.
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Women Horse Nation Riders Arrive to Support Water Walkers, as Police Threaten Red Lake Treaty Camp Today

Honor the Earth
Women Horse Nation Riders going to support the Water Walkers, coming from Pine River Crossing to Itasca, headwaters of the Mississippi and drilling site for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline - photos by Flow #StopLine3 #NibiWalk #WaterIsLife #HorseNations

Lummi Totem Pole Enroute to Shell River, Stop Line 3


Powerful inspiring words at Standing Rock today, Saturday. Photo screenshot by Censored News.

Watch video below.
    
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Native activists, tribal leaders hold event to call on Biden to stop Line 3 pipeline


By Red Road to DC
Censored News

Event is part of cross-country trip to Washington, DC to highlight sacred sites at risk

What: As part of the Red Road to DC, a cross-country tour highlighting Indigenous sacred sites at risk, Native American grassroots organizers will hold an event in Minnesota. The group will join area tribes, local organizers, and allies to bring attention to the threats posed by the Line 3 pipeline. Tour organizers will bring a totem pole honoring sacred Indigenous sites as a gift to President Biden to urge his immediate protection of sacred sites. They will make stops across the country at places and resources that are at risk due to development and infrastructure projects.

When: Sunday, July 25, 4:00 – 8:00 PM (CST)

4:00 – 5:00 PM arrival and welcome to Shell Camp, paddling on Shell River

5:00 – 6:00 PM totem pole blessing ceremony and speakers at Horse Camp (5-minute walk or 2-minute drive from Shell Camp)

6:00 – 8:00 PM feast and solidarity celebration at Shell Camp

Public events including canoeing, ceremonies, and feast from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, press welcome to attend entire event but press availability will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Where: Shell City Campground map:

Off 390th Street, Menahga, Minnesota

Friday, July 23, 2021

Red Lake Treaty Camp: Arrests and lockdown underway


Red Lake Treaty Camp. Arrests underway. Red Lake Treaty monitor said one man is  locked to drill, with health problems and no water since dawn, shown in photo 3. Live on Facebook at Red Lake Treaty Camp. Friday 11 am. Water endangered by Enbridge Line 3 drilling in 1863 Treaty territory.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Winona LaDuke Remains Jailed as Native Youths Run for the Water: Stop Enbridge Line 3 Minnesota


Winona LaDuke was released from jail on Thursday, July 22, after spending three nights incarcerated for protecting the water. 


"The people of Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, Meskwaki, and Standing Rock are uniting the frontlines against all enemies who seek to overstep, disrespect, and fail to acknowledge tribal sovereignty in additional to the severe lack of proper tribal consultation in matters that produce malicious consequences to indigenous peoples’ survival." -- ReZpect Our Water


Mother and daughter run for the water. Photo Jasilyn Charger.

Winona LaDuke Remains Jailed as Native Youths Run for the Water

By Brenda Norrell
Photos by Jaisilyn Charger, ReZpect Our Water, Tracy Strong
Censored News

Winona LaDuke remains jailed at Wadena County Jail late Wednesday. Aitken County issued a warrant for her arrest and was preparing to transport her. 

After posting bail, Winona's supporters at Wadena County Jail, were told Winona would not be released.

Water Protectors said it is a clear effort by  law enforcement to suppress the leadership protecting the water at Stop Enbridge Line 3.

Photo Twitter

One of the seven Water Protectors arrested with Winona LaDuke on Monday, was released from Wadena County Jail late Wednesday.

Winona LaDuke was among seven women arrested on Monday defending the river water from Enbridge's drill and destruction. The women are charged with trespass. Photo by Tracy Strong.
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At the same time, Native Youths are running for the water, from Standing Rock to Minnesota.

Many of these Native youth runners ran for the water -- from Standing Rock to DC --  before the Water Protector Camps were created to protect the water from Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016.

Running for the Water: Photo by ReZpect Our Water


Now on the run to Minnesota, Lakota runner Jasilyn Charger said, "The Hulk Mark Ruffalo donated shoes to the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, Crow Creek, Yankton, Meskwaki runners to carry us to Minnesota. Thank you for supporting our prayer for the water on the front lines."




Mohawk Nation News 'God Save the King'


“GOD SAVE THE KING”







Mohawk Nation News
Audio at:
https://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2021/07/22/god-save-the-king-audio/

MNN. July 21, 2021. The cowards are coming out of the woodwork openly demonstrating the colonial “kill the kids”, “murder the blood” pro yetgram! ka-tsi-non-wak-son. [invasive species with no shame] . They invaded our land, there was never a declaration of war and no surrender by us. In 1701 the Indian Trust Fund show there was never a conquest. Treaties were all for peace only.

Mary Simon, you may not be qualified to be a Governor General because you don’t speak one of the two foreign languages of the invaders to turtle island. It’s about your oath to the Queen and not to us and creation that concerns us. You no longer work for our interest. You need to know more about our true history.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Family desperate to find Ella Mae Begay, Navajo woman missing for over one month


Seraphine began her walk alone, desperate for help to find her Aunt Ella Mae who disappeared in Sweetwater over a month ago. On Wednesday, family and friends joined her.






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Seraphine began her walk alone. Watch KOB4 television news coverage 
https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/family-frustrated-in-missing-person-case/6176934/



By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

SWEETWATER, Arizona -- The family of Ella Mae Begay, 62, of Sweetwater on the Navajo Nation is desperate for help finding her. Begay was reported missing on June 15. Now over a month later, there are no clues to what happened to her. It is now a homicide investigation.

Seraphine Warren is now walking from Arizona to New Mexico to bring awareness and get answers for her missing Aunt Ella Mae, KOB4 television news reports. 

Now: 30th Annual Mount Graham Sacred Run and Sunrise Dance

Now: 30th Annual Mount Graham Sacred Run Vanessa Nosie Apache Stronghold
Censored News 

This morning at 4:15 am we started our 30th Annual Mt. Graham Sacred Run leaving San Carlos and now entering Bylas, Arizona. Thirty years ago a vision was given showing us breaking down barriers and making our way home. Our ancestors once roamed free on the mountain being able to pray and be Apache. The government exiled our people and placed us as prisoners of war which still exist today. This run is showing that enough is enough. We will continue to exist and continue to fight for our religion and way life. We are going home!


 

Transcending Borders: Fifteen years outside the box at Censored News








Transcending Borders: Fifteen years outside the box at Censored News

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News


Looking through our censored files, it is good to remember those who had the courage to rise above the borders and restraints.

Thanks to all who shared their stories, including Kahentinetha Horn who shares her trip to Cuba at age 19, and some time with Fidel Castro. 

Thank you to Robert Free, who was at Alcatraz, Wounded Knee and the Trail of Broken Treaties, and went on to work with President Hugo Chavez to bring heating oil to Native Americans. Robert was part of a Native trade and culture exchange in Libya.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Water Protectors Lock Down: Stop Drilling of Shell River of Enbridge Line 3



Water Protectors Lock Down to Line 3 Horizontal Direction Drill, Stop Drilling of Shell River

By Giniw Collective
Contact: giniw@protonmail.com
July 20, 2021

SHELL CITY TOWNSHIP, Minnesota -- This morning, 3 water protectors locked down to one of Enbridge's Horizontal Directional Drills, halting drilling under the Shell River.
Enbridge is drilling under riverbeds across Anishinaabe treaty territory, including the Willow River, where it appears construction hit an aquifer while drilling. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is “investigating” the frac-out with seemingly little urgency.

Women Water Protectors Jailed Including Winona LaDuke: Enbridge Line 3 Continues Devastation

Photo by Tracy Strong, 1855 Treaty Member

Women Water Protectors Jailed Including Winona LaDuke: Enbridge Line 3 Continues Devastation

By Honor the Earth
Censored News
July 20, 2021

Seven Women Water Protectors are in Wadena County still today pending court who were held overnight including Winona LaDuke who are facing "Trespass on Critical Public Service Facilities, Pipeline, Utility -- Refuse to Leave Upon Demand." charges.

This charge of the colonial world is in conflict with the Anishinaabeg. In 2019, the White Earth Nation had passed a Rights of Manoomin, rights of Wild Rice, Resolution, that is tribal law. That requires the White Earth Nation to stand up for our sacred food. It also requires us to protect it, including the water which is tribal law. Enbridge is threatening the water, manoomin and all life the rivers bring within the 1855 Treaty as well as the 1863 + 1854. Potus has an obligation to uphold these treaties which are being violated.
 

Delta Variant Spreading on the Navajo Nation


Bitahnii Wilson is among the Dine' volunteers that continue to raise their own funds and deliver water in new water barrels to fellow Dine'. Although the Navajo Nation government received more than $2.5 billion in federal relief funds -- from the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan -- since June of 2020, the Navajo Nation government has not allocated and distributed the majority of funds. Dine' remain in need, as water pumps and windmills are broken and long-distance water hauling continues. Water lines fail to reach about one-third of the homes. -- Censored News.

Delta Variant of Coronavirus Spreading on the Navajo Nation

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
July 19, 2021

Update July 20, 2021
The risks have increased. Today's travel warning shows that fully vaccinated people are at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 variants, which includes Delta variant.
The CDC and the United States issued the highest warning about travel, warning travelers not to go to Britian.
"Because of the current situation in the United Kingdom, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants," CDC said.

WiNDOW ROCK, Navajo Nation -- The Delta variants of COVID-19 are spreading on the Navajo Nation. The number of cases and deaths from coronavirus increased over the weekend.

The Navajo Department of Health said the Delta virus cases on the Navajo Nation resulted from Dine' travel to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Utah, and was then spread by way of family gatherings.

Over the weekend, the Navajo Nation government reported 30 new cases of coronavirus and two deaths on Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, 2021.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Zapatistas have 177 in airborne delegation for Europe, 62 need passports







The Extemporaneous and a National Initiative


ZAPATISTA SIXTH COMMISSION.

Mexico.

July 18, 2021.

To the adherents of the Declaration for Life:
To the Europe from Below and to the Left:
To the National and International Sixth:
To the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Governing Council:
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion:
To the Collective: Llegó la Hora de los Pueblos


16 Jul, 21 La Extemporánea y una Iniciativa Nacional
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From: Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés.

Compañeras, compañeroas, compañeros:

Sisters, brothers, and hermanoas:

I greet you in the name of the children, women, them, elders and men of the Zapatista communities, and I communicate to you the following:

First.- We already have a strong Zapatista airborne company of 177 Zapatistas ready. It is made up in its totality by nativeso f Mayan roots, from the Cho’ol, Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Tojolabal and Castilian languages. We were born in the geography called Mexico. Our ancestors were born and died in these lands. As the Mexican State does not recognize our identity and origin, and tells us that we are “extemporaneous” (so says the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, that we are “extemporaneous” Mexicans), we have decided to baptize this unit of Listening and Word [Escucha y Palabra] as “The Extemporaneous.”

Winona LaDuke and Water Protectors Arrested: Horse Nation to the Front Line




Winona LaDuke and Water Protectors Arrested: Horse Nation to the Front Line 

Honor the Earth
Censored News
July 19, 2021

“W” is for Water Protectors taking a stand to protect the water

PARK RAPIDS, Minnesota -- Today women and other Water Protectors from across multiple communities in Minnesota sat together at the Shell River, near Park Rapids, Minnesota, in peaceful prayer to oppose the construction of Line 3, the largest tar sands pipeline ever constructed.

Seven women were arrested and zip-tied this afternoon – including Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth.

These women represent many others who stand in solidarity with the protection of water across Anishinaabe treaty lands. To date, over 500 people have been arrested expressing opposition to Line 3.

Line 3 will cross underneath the Shell River in five places. The women gathered at the Shell River today are acting in collective care of their communities, standing for the rights of the Shell River, and honoring treaty rights across the waters throughout Anishinaabe territories. 

PARIS: Demands for entry of Zapatistas 'Tour for Life'



PARIS: Demands for entry of Zapatistas 'Tour for Life'

The Zapatistas delegation of 177 remains delayed in Mexico because the government refuses passports to 62 in the delegation

By free means or whatever they are called

By Somos El Medio

Paris France. July 18, 2021. Close to a thousand European organizations and personalities request the French government to expressly respond to the request they officially submitted to let the delegation of the Zapatista Air Force (FAZ) pass in S'lumil K'ajxemk'op ( formerly known as Europe). France's airspace is governed by Emmanuel Macron, an antisocial and repressive president of the republic, a former banker of the Rothschild house and who was barely 16 years old when the Mayan peasant peoples organized into the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) They took up arms on January 1, 1994 in Chiapas, where they recovered large tracts of agricultural lands in the valleys of the Lacandon jungle and created autonomous municipalities in rebellion.

Dine' Student from Pinon Wins Uranium Essay Contest




Following the uranium road

Charisma Black receives her award from Tommy Rock. (Photo courtesy of 4th World Foundation)


Diné student wins uranium essay contest


By Sandra J. Wright
4th World Foundation
Published at Beyond Nuclear International

Charisma Black, along with other students from northern Arizona, took on a challenge issued by the 4th World Foundation to research uranium mining effects on Black Mesa.

Each writer was also asked to propose actions to limit exposure to radiation.

Black was named the winner of the contest in April. On May 13, she accepted the $500 scholarship award along with a large hand-woven basket filled with traditional clothing and jewelry.

Tommy Rock, an alumnus of Northern Arizona University’s School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, presented the award to Black.