Police State Won’t Help

October 13, 2009 by  
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In response to the opinion of Senator John Thune (R-Senator SD) dated 10/12/09, http://www.indianz.com/News/2009/016956.asp … I applaud his recognition of what the governments’ call Native American day and what he believes to truly honor the legacy of the Dakota Dakota, and Nakota traditions.  The Senator’s opinion to solving the crisis  the Dakota, et .al. face [...]

Blood on the Maple Leaf – Recent killings linked to Canadian Nickel Mine in Guatemala

October 4, 2009 by  
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RECENT KILLINGS LINKED TO CANADIAN-OWNED NICKEL MINE IN GUATEMALA Written by Dawn Paley Thursday, 01 October 2009 Source: The Dominion Two Qeqchi leaders were shot and killed and over a dozen wounded this week near the site of a shuttered nickel mine in Guatemala. The first shooting took place on Sunday, September 27 on land [...]

Violence in the Amazon – 1 dead, dozens injured in Indigenous Protests

October 3, 2009 by  
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Ecuador Support Indigenous Protesters; Stop Government Repression Oct. 2, 2009 Ecuadorian police have attacked peaceful Shuar Indigenous protesters near the town of Macas in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon, leaving at least one Shuar teacher dead. Please join Cultural Survival in condemning this state violence and urge Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa to refrain from further violence, [...]

The Mask Slips, for Those with Eyes to See: Preparing for the Real Pandemic

September 19, 2009 by  
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by Kevin D. Annett, M.A., M.Div. Last week, many of the aboriginal people in the remote west coast village of Ahousaht were innoculated with the tamiflu vaccine. Today, over a hundred of them are sick, and the sickness is spreading. In the same week, body bags were sent to similarly remote native reserves in northern [...]

“I am Obama’s prisoner now” – Leonard Peltier Speaks out After Parole Denial

September 18, 2009 by  
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I am Obama’s prisoner now September 14, 2009 On August 21, Native American activist Leonard Peltier, one of America’s longest-serving political prisoners, was denied parole by the U.S. Parole Commission. In 1977, Leonard was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for the deaths of two FBI agents who were killed in a gunfight on the [...]

H1N1 “Assistance” – Canada Gives Indigenous Communities Swine Flu Body Bags

September 18, 2009 by  
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Chief Jerry Knott of Wasagamack First Nation: “This disturbed our community members and continues to be a major concern. We had asked for funding so we can get organized and to ensure medicines, hand sanitizers and other preventative kits were in place but, instead, we are shocked to receive the body bags,” he said. “To [...]

Good Billions after Bad – Vanity Fair Exposes The Bailout Give-Away

September 12, 2009 by  
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Just inside the entrance to the U.S. Treasury, on the other side of a forbidding array of guard stations and scanners that control access to the Greek Revival building, lies one of the most beautiful interior spaces in all of Washington. Ornate bronze doors open inward to a two-story-high chamber. Chandeliers line the coffered ceiling, [...]

Leonard Peltier Denied Parole, Eligable in 2024

August 22, 2009 by  
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Friday, August 21, 2009 Leonard Peltier, a Chippewa activist and member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted in 1977 of the murder of two FBI agents, has been denied parole. Peltier is serving two consecutive life sentences in the United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Peltier had been previously denied parole in 1993. [...]

Action Alert: Demand Justice in Peru!

August 6, 2009 by  
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Join us in demanding justice for internationally-respected Peruvian indigenous leader Santiago Manuin! If you have not already done so, you have untill the end of the week to sign this global petition on behalf of Manuin. Peru’s Pro-Human Rights Association (APRODEH) will deliver the letter to Peruvian President Alan Garcia on August 10th in honor [...]

What’s Your Water Footprint?

August 3, 2009 by  
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By Josh Harkinson | Sun August 2, 2009 7:02 PM PST ON THE EDGE of Jim Diedrich’s 1,500-acre almond and tomato farm is a rustic office where his son would normally be sitting in front of a flat screen, controlling a superefficient drip irrigation network. But he’ll have some more time on his hands this [...]

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