Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Zapatistas 'Indigenous Governing Council in Chiapas, October 14-19, 2017'



Trip Schedule for the Indigenous Governing Council in Chiapas, October 14-19, 2017

September 2017

To the National Indigenous Congress:

To the originary peoples of Chiapas and Mexico:

To the Chiapan and Mexican people:

To the free, alternative, autonomous, or whatever-you-call-them media:

To the national and international press:

Within the framework of the National Working Assembly between the Indigenous Governing Council and the peoples who make up the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to be held at CIDECI, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, October 12, 13, and 19, 2017, we here inform you that individuals, groups, collectives, and organizations of the Sixth, Chiapan indigenous communities and organizations who belong to the National Indigenous Congress, and the Zapatista bases of support and EZLN Sixth Commission have organized a series of events to greet the Indigenous Governing Council—the voice, ear, and heart of the originary peoples of the CNI—which will be held in the Southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas according to the following schedule:

Saturday, October 14, 2017: Community of Guadalupe Tepeyac, MAREZ (Zapatista Autonomous Municipality in Rebellion) of “San Pedro de Michoacán.” Time undetermined, as it depends on how much time it takes to get from CIDECI to Guadalupe Tepeyac. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.

Sunday, October 15, 2017: Caracol of Morelia, MAREZ of “17 de Noviembre,” Tzotz Choj zone.  Time undetermined, as it depends on how much time it takes to get from Guadalupe Tepeyac to the caracol of Morelia. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.

Monday, October 16, 2017: Caracol of Garrucha, MAREZ of “Francisco Gómez,” Selva Tzeltal zone. Time undetermined, as it depends on how much time it takes to get from the caracol of Morelia to the caracol of Garrucha. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Caracol of Roberto Barrios, MAREZ of “Trabajo,” northern zone of Chiapas. Time undetermined, as it depends on how much time it takes to get from the caracol of Garrucha to the caracol of Roberto Barrios. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Bad government municipality of Palenque, Chiapas. 10:00am. Travel to CIDECI in San Cristóbal de las Casas. The CIG will spend the night at CIDECI.

Thursday, October 19, 2017. Caracol of Oventik, MAREZ of “San Andrés Sakamch’en de los Pobres,” Highlands zone of Chiapas. Return to CIDECI where the work of the assembly concludes.

Entry is free. There will be no distribution of food provisions, t-shirts, buckets, cement, cisterns, aluminum sheeting, baseball caps, sandwiches, juice boxes, or promises.

The free media and the paid media should register at CIDECI in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, on October 11, 12, and 13, in order to have access to specially constructed areas where they can carry out their work under appropriate conditions (especially video and photography).

Attentively,

Individuals, groups, collectives and organizations who are adherents of the Sixth in Chiapas

Indigenous communities and organizations of the National Indigenous Congress in Chiapas

Sixth Commission of the EZLN

Mexico, September 15, 2017

Climate Change Denier New Mexico Schools: Scrubbing Science to Promote Oil and Gas

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By Ramona Blaber
Sierra Club
Censored News


Gov. Martinez's twisting of science is dangerous and bad for education

Last week, New Mexico's Public Education Department released proposed science standards that would scrub climate change and even the age of the Earth from our schools' curriculum, while introducing assignments to boost the oil and gas industry.

In response, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman issued the below statement:

"It's reckless to erase humanity's most dangerous crisis from our kids' science curriculum. Science education must be based on the data -- the earth's temperature is increasing, not fluctuating. 2016 was the hottest year on record, which broke the record for 2015, which broke the record for 2014.

"The PED's proposal came on the heels of a Scripps Institute of Oceanology paper warning of a 5% chance of catastrophic climate change by 2050, and a smaller chance that climate change would broadly wipe out human life by then. The chance of extinguishing most of humanity rises to 20 or 30 percent by 2070."

"My son will be 54 in 2070. So we have to ask: How are we preparing our kids to deal with these stark realities if we won't even say the words "climate change" in their science curriculum?"

"We can't help but wonder about the role of Gov. Martinez's oil and gas campaign contributors supplanting educators in deciding what our kids will be learning. To instruct kids to describe the "benefits of industry as an exercise" while not even mentioning the costs to health, water and air is part of the model that got us in trouble in the first place."


Contact: Camilla Feibelman camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org
Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, 2215 Lead Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106, 505-243-7767
Ramona Blaber
Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter communications coordinator
(505) 660-5905

Lily Tomlin speaks out for Standing Rock at Emmys


Lily Tomlin, who rallied with Standing Rock water protectors, in a divestment action, spoke out at the Emmys.
Censored News celebrates everyone's efforts in the struggle, even the wealthy ones. Thank you to everyone from all walks of life.
Read more from the Emmys
https://www.wmagazine.com/story/jane-fonda-dolly-parton-lily-tomlin-reunion-2017-emmys

NODAPL Action Los Angeles



Watch videos Part I and Part II: NO DAPL Action Los Angeles




More on this video -- A virtual media blackout, again no surprise. Also, upon all of encroaching the Wells Fargo branch on 1600 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA, Wells Fargo officials closed their doors and prohibited anyone from entering or existing. Inside the Wells Fargo branch, however, was Gloria Arellanes, a Tongva elder and community activist. Wells Fargo officials falsely imprisoned her - prohibited her from leaving. Subsequently, she called 911 and when the Los Angeles Police arrived, they instructed Wells Fargo to release her. You see Gloria Arellanes exiting the Wells Fargo branch about 17 minutes into the Part 1 of the video. Gloria continues speaking in the first section of Part 2 of the videos. Best to you and take care, Larry


Thank you American Indian Airwaves for sharing with Censored News!

Listen to American Indian Airwaves on KPFK on Soundcloud
Jane Fonda, Tokota Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux Nation), youth activist and daughter of Chase Iron Eyes; Delores Huerta, activist, and Frances Fisher, actress and activist.
https://soundcloud.com/burntswamp/aia_22dec2016
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLda-nXxpMYzbpWFhmPmQy4u2gdJ11yZat
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLda-nXxpMYzahT5NuAC4YnGiZKRNDgvky

Thursday, 12/22/2016, on American Indian Airwaves, 7pm to 8pm (PCT)
“The 12/21/2016 Defunding the DAPL Action at Kawee’nga (Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA):
An exclusive interview with Jane Fonda, Tokota Iron Eyes, Delores Huerta, and Frances Fisher”
Part 1:
Jane Fonda, activist, Indigenous supporter, and actress of Grace and Frankie (2015-17) (www.janefonda.com/); Tokota Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux Nation), youth activist and daughter of Chase Iron Eyes; Delores Huerta, activist and organizer (doloreshuerta.org), and Frances Fisher, actress and activist(www.imdb.com/name/nm0004920/), exclusively join us for the first segment of tonight’s program for an in exclusive interview to discuss their participation, along with 600 to 800 people, in the December 21st, 2016 BANKEXIT Action with Jane Fonda that transpired in front of the Wells Fargo Branch at 1600 Vine St., Hollywood, CA and Chase Bank -which temporarily closed, their opposition to Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline Project, Dakota Access everywhere, settler colonialism, civic engagement, temporary imprisonment, plus more.
The BankExit Action is part of a larger divestment movement to defund Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline Project (www.defunddapl.org). Jane Fonda’s BankExit action was accompanied by Indigenous activist, non-Indigenous supporters, and well-known activist and actresses such as Lily Tomlin (www.imdb.com/name/nm0005499/) and Catherine Keener (www.imdb.com/name/nm0001416/) to name just a few.
Part 2:
Frances Fisher, actress and activist, and briefly, Lori Woodley, founder of All It Takes (allittakes.org) join us to discuss their participation in the December 21st, 2016 BANKEXIT Action with Jane Fonda that transpired in front of the Wells Fargo Branch at 1600 Vine St., Hollywood, CA and Chase Bank -which temporarily closed - and their opposition to Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline Project. Frances recently returned from the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and she shares her experiences and learning with listeners, as well as discusses settler colonialism, civic engagement and responsibilities, plus more.
American Indian Airwaves regularly broadcast every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm (PCT) on KPFK FM 90.7 in Los Angles, FM 98.7 in Santa Barbara, FM 99.5 China Lake, FM 93.7 North San Diego, WCRS FM 98.3/102.1 in Columbus, OH, and on the Internet @ www.kpfk.org.

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The 12/21/2016, Defunding the DAPL Action at Kawee’nga (Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA) - Press Conference.

As part of an international divestment movement to defund Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline, over 600 to 800 hundred Mother Earth and Water Protectors showed up to support people closing their bank accounts at Wells Fargo, 1600 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA on December 21st, 2016. Wells Fargo is one of several financial institutions funding the Black Snake (Dakota Access Pipeline Project").

The Action was joined by Indigenous activist Gloria Arrellanes (Tongva Elder) and Tokota Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux Nation and Youth Activist) and celebrity activist luminaries such as: Jane Fonda, Delores Huerta, Catherine Keener, Frances Fisher, Lily Tomlin, and more.

For more information on defunding Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline visit: http://www.defunddapl.org.

VIDEO above -- Published on Dec 23, 2016 The 12/21/2016, Defunding the DAPL Action at Kawee’nga (Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA) - Press Conference. As part of an international divestment movement to defund Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline, over 600 to 800 hundred Mother Earth and Water Protectors showed up to support people closing their bank accounts at Wells Fargo, 1600 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA on December 21st, 2016. Wells Fargo is one of several financial institutions funding the Black Snake (Dakota Access Pipeline Project"). The Action was joined by Indigenous activist Gloria Arrellanes (Tongva Elder) and Tokota Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux Nation and Youth Activist) and celebrity activist luminaries such as: Jane Fonda, Delores Huerta, Catherine Keener, Frances Fisher, Lily Tomlin, and more. For more information on defunding Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline visit: http://www.defunddapl.org. To listen to an inclusive interview with Jane Fonda, Tokota Iron Eyes, Delores Huerta, and Frances Fisher on American Indian Airwaves visit: https://soundcloud.com/burntswamp/aia_22dec2016
American Indian Airwaves is a weekly Indigenous public affairs radio program broadcasting on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm on KPFK FM 90.7 Los Angeles (http://www.kpfk.org). 

LIVE Lockdown 'Halt Enbridge Line 3' Wisconsin Minnesota Border, Sept. 18, 2017


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Locked down, Censored News screenshot of Unicorn Riot live video



Live Monday morning, Sept. 18, 2017 by Unicorn Riot: Alberta tarsands pipeline threatening water, gathering of wild rice, and hunting and fishing rights of local Native American Nations. At 8 a.m., no security was on site.

"Storms are really bad, the carbon in the atmosphere is causing this," says the man who is locked down.

"Here's your war."
"The kids at home are going to suffer for our mistakes."


One man is locked down to halt the flow of Alberta tarsands in Wisconsin, 15 miles from Minnesota, where Enbridge does not have a permit. The man locked down says we are out of time, the hurricanes and wildfires show us that kids will now suffer from this climate change.
Direct Action in Resistance to Line 3 Pipeline: Unicorn Riot is documenting a direct action seeking to prevent construction of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline expansion. 

Previous lockdown, the third lockdown
9-17-17
Water Protectors from Camp Makwa Front Line Camp blockaded two Michaels drive ways this past Thursday.
Contact information
Stuart Perkins sdotperx@gmail.com
LAKE SUPERIOR: Water protectors continue their nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience campaign to shut down construction on Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline.
In the early morning of September 14, three water protectors locked themselves inside of and on cars in the middle of two driveways where construction workers dispatch to work sites across the state of Wisconsin.
“I’m locking down today for the water, the land, and the wild rice. This is my mother’s tribal land, I feel compelled to take a stand for it. Cody Cyson - Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe”
“Wild Rice Is Life. That is more than just a statement, it is our way of life. Wild rice - manoomin, the food that grows on top of the water, wild rice is part of an Ojibwe prophecy, it is our culture, it is our food, wild rice is life, water is life. I stand for the water and our manoomin because it’s what our ancestors would have done for us and we take this stand for all of our decedents.” Stuart Perkins - Red Lake Band Of Ojibwe.
Actions on ongoing. You can donate to the Camp Makwa legal fund here.
Paypal.com/StuartWPerkins
Camp Makwa Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/campmukwa/


Sacred Stone Healing Gathering Begins Today, Sept. 18, 2017


A time for healing, a time for a new beginning, week long healing gathering begins today.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse will be present for the gathering, with Cheyenne River Charmian Harold Frazier, and water protectors, along Porcupine Creek at Standing Rock.



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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation to Europe, Autumn 2017

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Dear Friends and Allies,

With extreme weather from devastating flooding to raging fires experienced around the world these past weeks - it could not be more clear that the Earth is again sending us an urgent message that we must take immediate action to keep fossil fuels in the ground - and re-vision and re-build a just and sustainable future for all.

With these signs of climate crisis all around us, global people's movements are pursuing diverse efforts in education, advocacy and action to divest financing from fossil fuel and extractive infrastructure projects around the world. 
In the context of the global Fossil Fuel Divestment movement, the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) is working to ensure that Indigenous and frontline women have the opportunity to speak for themselves, directly to the institutions, governments and policy makers whose decisions are harming their communities and territories. 

We have found this to be not only an effective strategy for gaining advocacy and policy results, but also a vital and powerful process for women leaders, as they actively seek justice, enact solutions, and speak truth in the face of injustice. 

Upon the initiative and invitation of Indigenous women leaders, WECAN is honored to organize and facilitate opportunities for Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegations as part of this program. 

On September 29th, a second delegation of Indigenous women leaders from the U.S. will travel to Europe to engage with financial institutions, public officials, civil society groups, press and media regarding violations of human rights and Indigenous rights due to fossil fuel investments - putting pressure on entities in Norway, Germany and Switzerland to divest from harmful investments immediately.

The Delegation will participate in a variety of strategic platforms, high-level bank and government meetings, and public events, during which they will share their experiences and calls to action with a focus on further fossil fuel divestment and investment in a clean energy future that respects the web of life, and protects water and the global climate.



The Delegates have been deeply engaged in the Standing Rock resistance effort, actions to stop Line 3 and Keystone XL, and/or as a part of other advocacy and actions to stop fossil fuel extraction, infrastructure developments and threats to Indigenous rights, sovereignty, lands and life-ways in their homelands.
"We stand to protect the water and our Mother Earth. We stand to divest from fossil fuel so our children can live. We stand because we have no other choice. Min Wiconi, Water is Life." - LaDonna Brave Bull Allard (Lakota historian, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Founder of Sacred Stone Camp)

WECAN is deeply honored to present the distinguished Autumn delegation members:

LaDonna BraveBull Allard (Lakota historian, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and founder/landowner of Sacred Stone Camp); Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle (Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota pediatrician, living and working on the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota); Tara Houska (Anishinaabe, tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, and former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders); Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer and founding member of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock); and Jackie Fielder (Mnicoujou Lakota and Mandan-Hidatsa, Campaign Coordinator of Lakota People's Law Project and organizer with Mazaska Talks), along with Osprey Orielle Lake (WECAN International Executive Director).

Advocacy work such as these delegations and many other divestment efforts are working, and have already resulted in key divestments in European countries. Yet, we have much more work to do, and we need your support for the upcoming delegation and the DIVEST, INVEST, PROTECT campaign! 


For the Earth and All Generations, 


Osprey Orielle Lake
Founder and Executive Director
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mohawk Nation News 'Military Occupation of Canada'



MILITARY OCCUPATION OF CANADA



Mohawk Nation News

Please post and distribute.
MNN. 16 SEPT. 2017. We have a right to defend ourselves and our homeland. There is no justification for mowing down, clear cutting our trees, flooding our lands and removing us and all our relations. It is slaughter of people and all life. We refuse to move from land coveted by the greedy, evil, deadly corporation. The ravaging occupiers will leave.
Read at Mohawk Nation News

Haul No! Halt Uranium Mining in Grand Canyon, Transport on Indian Lands, Milling Poisoning Utes


Haul No! Reports: Halt Uranium Mining in Grand Canyon, Transport on Indian Lands, Milling Poisoning Utes

Haul No! Video of Canyon Mine activity from Sept. 13, 2017. "A worker on site stated that they will be able to start mining next week. We are checking into the statements made by the worker and will have further info soon. It is likely that it is not possible for them to start mining next week but we need to be prepared."




Below: "Monitoring radiation outside of an abandoned uranium mine in Cameron, Arizona. His reading peaked at 3.55 micro Sieverts per hour, which our chart says "Real risk of cancer if exposed for 90 days." That reference point is for a healthy 30 year old white male. There are houses in the immediate vicinity of this site. We averaged background readings of .24 and ranged to .89 then spiked. Without special equipment there's no way of knowing what risk we face."


OWE AKU 'Open Workshop Radiation and Health, Pine Ridge'

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