Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 20, 2022

Censored News: As media collapses, truth tellers work harder to report the news

'Aleut Story," the horrific story of Aleut forced into internment camps during WWII, where they died of hunger and disease, and then were abandoned and left to starve by the U.S. government. The film is featured this week on Vision Maker Media's free online film festival. 

Censored and under-reported news: As the media melts down, the truth-tellers continue their labors of love

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

While the media melts down, and struggles to survive, Censored News is now in its  17th year, with 22 million page views. There are no ads, salaries or revenues, as the truth-tellers share the struggles of Indigenous Peoples and the news of the defenders of human rights and of the land, water and air of the life-giving earth.

We are sharing the most censored issues in Indian country, with the breaking news from our writers, broadcasters and translators.

Solidarity in Paris: Freedom for Leonard Peltier

Censored and Under-reported news:

Mohawk Mothers are in court defending the land of unmarked graves. Canada and the US CIA conducted torture experiments at McGill University in Montreal, in its MK Ultra mind control experiments. Families in related lawsuits said Native children were among the victims.

The Catholic Church confessed to the crime of genocide. The Pope said what the church did to Native children at residential schools in Canada was genocide.

The Biden administration announced in Farmington, N.M., bordering the Navajo Nation, that the 'transition to green energy' in the region would be led by the atomic bomb industry at Los Alamos.

Then, immediately, there was a push for a new freight railway through the Navajo Nation, in the area that is already a uranium crime scene, where Dineh die from cancer from uranium mining and strewn radioactive tailings remain south of Shiprock, N.M. The railway would be in the region of the horrific Church Rock, N.M., uranium spill. The radioactive water continues to flow toward Flagstaff in the Rio Puero wash.

The spy towers built by Israel's Elbit Systems on the Tohono O'odham Nation, on O'odham burial places, now allow US Border Patrol agents to stalk vulnerable traditional O'odham.

US Border Patrol agents have been arrested for murder, serial rape, and drug running all along the border, including in the Tucson, Arizona, sector which includes the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Nation.

In solidarity with Palestine, the protests in England continue to shut down Elbit's factories manufacturing components of killier drones and weapons.

The Biden administration's attorneys are opposing Apaches in court, and promoting Resolution Copper's dangerous copper mine in Apaches ceremonial place of Oak Flat.

Zapatistas set sail for Europe on Journey for Life.
Mexico's military stalked Zapatistas in Europe and
Chiapas, hacktivists reveal.

Yaqui on their homeland south of the Arizona border have been assassinated. Hactivists now reveal that the Mexican military was stalking and spying on Traditional Vicam Yaqui, who blocked a highway in defense of their water rights and held international water forums.

Photos in Mexico military spy files, leaked by hacktivists. Mexico's Ministry of Defense stalked Zapatistas and supporters in Europe, Chiapas and throughout Mexico. Mexico military relied on social media for much of its surveillance. Mexico's Embassy in Switzerland was part of the covert spying carried out by governments.

Mexico's Defense Department stalked and spied on Zapatistas and their supporters in Europe during the Journey for Life, and at the Second Women in Struggle gathering in Chiapas.

The deadly lithium mining targeting Paiute, Hualapai, and Native lands in southern California is part of the U.S. greenwashing underway. The Biden administration is pushing oil and gas drilling in the fragile and sacred region of Greater Chaco. Dineh are defending their sacred land from the helium mining now planned by the Navajo Nation Council.

In Paris, and at the U.N. in Geneva, family and friends spoke out for freedom for Leonard Peltier, and gained support for his clemency.

Breaking News at Censored News:

Censored News.PARIS: Jean Roach, Lakota, tells the true story of Leonard Peltier, from the Jumping Bull ranch to life in prison. Jean's talk transcribed for Censored News in Paris by Christine Prat.

U.S. Justice Dept files lawsuit against Grand Gateway Hotel in Rapid City, stating civil rights of Native Americans violated when banned from the hotel. By Censored News.

Mohawk Nation News
Important Notice on Solidarity Actions

MNN: McGill University Students: What's so urgent about starting archaeological and construction work. Mohawk Mothers are in court protecting land of unmarked graves. Native children were victims of Canada and US CIA torture experiments in Montreal.

Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey was killed when a driver pulled into his lane on an isolated dirt road near his family's home in Yomba, Nevada, and killed him. Myron live streamed the day before at the Fallon Bombing Range, opposing its expansion, and spoke out against the lithium mining targeting the Paiute Massacre Site at Thacker Pass. Myron was known around the world for his drone and video coverage at Standing Rock of the Water Protectors' resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Myron documented the covert actions of TigerSwan mercenaries and private security hired by the pipeline in 2016 and 2017.

Myron Dewey's daughter Taylor describes the harsh road to justice for her dad. Law enforcement concealed the blood test results of the driver of the truck who killed Myron for nine months.

Sounds of Resilience, support Big Mountain, in Cortez, Colorado, on Saturday. Great Dine' speakers and music.

Join White Mesa Ute on Saturday for spiritual walk, protest, against local uranium mill in southeast Utah.

Protests in Mexico after hacktivists leak Mexico military spying on Zapatistas in Europe and Chiapas, and Vicam Yaqui. Yaqui in Sonora protecting their water have been assassinated.

Hactivists expose Mexican Defense Ministry's spy files on Zapatistas and Yaqui in Vicam, Sonora.

New Mexico governor rescinds 1800s mining orders to hunt and murder Apaches and Navajos. Governor proclamations had never been rescinded.

Lawsuit Launched: Shipping containers for Arizona border wall will block jaguar migration, by Center for Biological Diversity

Navajo Hopi COVID Relief honored in Phoenix.
Dine' and Hopi delivered fresh groceries, water,
and cleaning supplies to homes when COVID
spread rapidly in 2020, and continued serving.

Navajo Hopi COVID Relief Fund honored. Founder Ethel Branch, Dine', receives Hero's Award. Press statement.

Mexico's military stalked Zapatistas in Europe, engaged foreign governments

Watch films from Alaska on Vision Maker Film Fest for free this week:
Watch: We Breathe Again

'Finding Refuge' An Alaskan Native woman searches
for the truth of her people during her dying days.

Watch: Finding Refuge, Kodiak Island, Alaska

About the publisher

Censored News was created in 2006 by news reporter Brenda Norrell, when she was censored and fired as a longtime staff reporter at Indian County Today. Norrell has been a news reporter for 40 years, beginning at the Navajo Times during the 18 years that she lived on the Navajo Nation. She was a correspondent for Lakota Times, Associated Press and USA Today on the Navajo Nation. She traveled with the Zapatistas in Chiapas and across Mexico, during their travels for more than a decade and attended the Mother Earth Conference in Bolivia and UN Climate Summit in Cancun. Reporting live across this country, she joined Earthcycles on the Longest Walk northern route in 2008 for Long Talk Radio coast to coast. She has a masters degree in international health, focused on water, nutrition and infectious diseases.

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