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Rock Sioux Historian: Dakota Access Co. Attack
Comes on Anniversary of Whitestone Massacre Democracy Now - 08 SEP 2016
Dakota Access Pipeline Opposition
Democracy Now Newscast; Thursday, 08 September 2016 Democracy Now - 08 SEP 2016
A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past
by Bill McKibben, The New Yorker - 6 SEP 2016
This week, thousands of Native Americans, from more than a
hundred tribes, have camped out on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation,
which straddles the border between the Dakotas, along the Missouri
River. What began as a slow trickle of people a month ago is now an
increasingly angry flood. They’re there to protest plans for a proposed
oil pipeline that they say would contaminate the reservation’s water; in
fact, they’re calling themselves protectors, not protesters.
Their foe, most directly, is the federal government, in
particular the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has approved a path
for the pipeline across the Missouri under a “fast track” option called
Permit 12. That’s one reason the Dakota Access Pipeline, as it’s known,
hasn’t received the attention that, say, the Keystone XL Pipeline did,
even though the pipe is about the same length....
Who's Investing in the
Dakota Access Pipeline?
Meet the Banks Financing Attacks on Protesters
Decries "Egregioius" & "Horrific" Dog Attacks
on Native Americans Defending Burial Site
Democracy Now - 06 SEP 2016
Did the DAPL
Company Deliberately Destroy Sacred Sioux Burial Sites?
Democracy Now - 06 SEP 2016
Temporary Restraining Order Against Dakota Access Pipeline Refused
STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBAL CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT KSFY - Sioux Falls, SD - 06 SEP 2016
David Archambault II, Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe,
released a statement Tuesday on the temporary restraining order
ruling by the U.S. District Court:
"Today’s denial of a temporary restraining order against
Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) west of Lake Oahe puts my people’s
sacred places at further risk of ruin and desecration.
We are disappointed that the U.S. District Court’s decision
does not prevent DAPL from destroying our sacred sites as we await a
ruling on our original motion to stop construction of the pipeline."
News Coverage of Dakota Access Pipeline Protest KSAZ Fox News 10 Phoenix - 04 SEP 2016
Enforcement Issues Statement on Dakota Access Pipeline Protest KFYR-TV - 03 SEP 2016
UN Permanent Forum Rebukes U.S. for Ignoring Standing Rock and
Other Tribal Nations ICTMN Staff - 02 SEP 2016
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues has
agreed with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the nearly 200 other
tribes that say the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s route was mapped
out without adequate consultation.
“The project was proposed and planned without any
consultation with the Standing Rock Sioux or others that will be
affected by this major project,” said Chairman Alvaro Pop Ac, in a
joint statement with Forum members Dalee Dorough and Chief Edward
The U.N. body went on to outline the $3.8 billion project’s
parameters and the threat to security and drinking-water access for
not only the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe but also for millions of
people living downstream from the Missouri River, which the pipeline
“Given these circumstances, we call on the government of the
United States to...
Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters
With Dogs and Pepper Spray Democracy Now - 04 SEP 2016
Native Activist Winona LaDuke: Pipeline Company Enbridge
Has No Right to Destroy Our Future Democracy Now - 23 AUG 2016
In North Dakota, more than a thousand indigenous activists from different
tribes have converged at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp, where
protesters are blocking construction of the proposed $3.8 billion
Dakota Access pipeline. Protesters say the pipeline would threaten
to contaminate the Missouri River, which provides water not only for
the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but for millions of people
downstream. For more, we are joined by Winona LaDuke, Native
American activist and executive director of the group Honor the
Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in
Oil Pipeline Protest Turns Violent in North Dakota NBC News - 04 SEP 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. — A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil
pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction
crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private
land in southern North Dakota.
Morton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four
private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after
several hundred protesters confronted construction crews Saturday
afternoon at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux
reservation. One of the security officers was taken to a Bismarck
hospital for undisclosed injuries. The two guard dogs were taken to
a Bismarck veterinary clinic, Preskey said.
Tribe spokesman Steve Sitting Bear said protesters reported that six
people had been bitten by security dogs, including a young child. At
least 30 people were pepper-sprayed, he said. Preskey said law
enforcement authorities had no reports of protesters being
What You Need To Know About The Protests At The Dakota Access
Pipeline Refinery 29 - 05 SEP 2016
Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline became violent over the
weekend, reports NPR. Hundreds of demonstrators supporting the
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe faced off against private security
officers from Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners.
Tribal leaders say the protests escalated after construction crews
destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land,
reports The Associated Press. Video from Democracy Now! shows
security officers threatening demonstrators with dogs and using
Things to Know about the Dakota Access Pipeline CNN - 31 AUG 2016
In what looks to be a possible sequel to the Keystone XL
Pipeline dispute, another fight has begun over a proposed US oil
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has sued the federal
government, saying the Native American tribe was not properly
consulted over the project to construct a 1,168-mile crude oil
pipeline that extends over four states.
While proponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline tout its
economic boost, opponents question its environmental impact.
The US Army Corps of Engineers approved the project, granting
final permits in July, to the dismay of environmentalists and the
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe....
Tribal Leader: Avoid North Dakota Towns After Pipeline Clash
Fox 2 St. Louis - 05 SEP 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A South Dakota tribal chairman is
urging members to avoid Bismarck and Mandan in North Dakota after a
clash between private security guards and people protesting the
Dakota Access Pipeline, saying he fears for his people’s safety.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier said
Sunday his members were among protesters pepper-sprayed by security
officers and attacked by dogs at the pipeline construction site
Saturday on private land north of the Standing Rock Sioux
Reservation. He urged tribal members to avoid traveling to or doing
business in the area....
What's Happening in Standing Rock?
by: Mark Sundeen, Outside Magazine - 02 SEP 2016
Last week, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota emerged as
climate change heroes when, with little political clout or media
spotlight, they halted construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota
Access oil pipeline. After tribal chairman David Archambault II and
others were arrested for pushing past barricades to block excavating
machinery, Leonardo DiCaprio tweeted that he was inspired, and Bill
McKibben touted Native Americans as the “the vanguard of the
movement.” As the tribe sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to
stop crews from burrowing beneath the Missouri River immediately
upstream from their land, the homely, unpronounceable hashtag #NoDAPL
surged—short for No Dakota Access Pipeline.
Meanwhile, the defiance evoked America’s ugly racial past—and
present. “It feels like 1875 because Natives are still fighting for
our land,” tweeted Native American writer Sherman Alexie.
Archambault could have been describing Ferguson or Baltimore when,
in the New York Times, he decried racial profiling and claimed that
“the state has militarized my reservation.” In a touch of epic derp
that would be funny if it didn’t actually reveal how people of color
are assumed to be violent, when the Lakota invited relatives to pack
their peace pipes and gather with them in solidarity, the (white)
county sheriff thought they meant pipe bombs....
Time to Stop a Bad Idea Sierra Club - 01 SEP 2016
It began with prayer. A small group of Native Americans established
a prayer camp last spring near the confluence of the Missouri and
Cannonball rivers. Their goal was to stop construction of the Dakota
Access pipeline, which would pass just north of the reservation of
the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. They prayed that
their community -- and the water source it depends on -- would not
be sacrificed for the sake of another dirty fossil fuel pipeline.
They prayed because, like all of us, they know that it has never
been a question of whether a pipeline will spill but only of when
the next disaster will happen.
Sadly, you don't need to look far to see where such disasters have
Tim Mentz 1
KOLC-TV - 04 SEP 2016
This video was recorded September 3rd 2016. Tim Mentz speaks of the destruction of sacred site and other places by Dakota Access Pipeline. This information is very important for the world to see.. Please share with all and tell them to share Wopila Tanka. -Tony Brave
LISTEN: Kandi Mossett 'Burial Place Desecrated by DAPL bulldozers on
by Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 04 SEP 2016
CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa
and Arikara, spoke on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio on Sunday
morning. Kandi said a major burial place was dug into by the bulldozers
yesterday. She said the pipeline company rushed in and destroyed this
major burial place once it was identified, before state agencies could
Today, there will be a prayer walk for the ancestors in camp.
Kandi said this major burial place was likely her people,
Phyllis Young Dakota Access Pipeline Overview KOLC-TV - Published on 27 AUG 2016
This report was done 8-26-16 at the Sacred Stone Camp. Phyllis Young gives an overview of how this rally came about and where it is going. #NODAPL -Tony Brave
Dakota Access Pipeline Company
Attacks Native American
Protesters with Dogs & Pepper Spray Democracy Now! - 03 SEP
Standing Rock Resistance Radio: Listen: The First 17 Shows Censored News - 28 AUG 2016
Live from Standing Rock Camp, Spirit Resistance Radio, 87.9
Recorded live by producer Govinda of Earthcycles, in Standing
Rock Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where thousands have gathered to
halt the Dakota Access Pipeline, now threatening to poison the peoples
water source, the Missouri River.
Photo: The blood of Native American water protectors is on this dog's
Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 03 SEP 2016
CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Native Americans protecting their burial
places from bulldozers were attached by vicious dogs, pepper
sprayed and assaulted by Dakota Access pipeline private security today
at about 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.
The Morton County Sheriff's office is currently making false statements
to the public. The Morton County Sheriff has made false claims that
the Native American water protectors were violent. However, the photos
and videos reveal the truth. Peaceful protesters were attacked by
Red Warrior Camp: Six Water Protectors Bitten by Vicious Dogs of DAPL
Pipeline ALERT! 10 pm: Bulldozers on the move. People
mobilizing. Stand by.
Standing Rock Camp Alert. (Sat., Sept. 3, 2016) -- Censored News Censored News - 03 SEP 2016
Cannon Ball River, North Dakota -- 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty
Territory -- Today, as we offered prayers to commemorate the 153rd
anniversary of the Whitestone Hill Massacre against the Ihanktonwan
Dakota peoples on the banks of the Cannon Ball River, a call to action
was made to stand and block bulldozers as they plowed through an area
containing ancient burial and cultural sites.
At approximately 3 p.m., water protectors successfully
stopped Dakota Access pipeline construction as it reached Hwy 1806
through nonviolent direct action and mass assembly.
In that process, private security employed by Dakota Access,
LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, deployed vicious attack
dogs, pepper spray and physical assault against the water protectors.
According to the most recent update, 6 water protectors were
bitten by dogs, a dozen or more pepper sprayed and numerous were
physically assaulted; which included women...
Standing Rock: Pipeline Turns Attack Dogs Loose on Water Protectors,
Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 03 SEP 2016
CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Standing Rock Camp water protectors were
attacked my vicious dogs, maced and some punched by the
Dakota Access Pipeline crew, around 3 p.m., today, Saturday.
Dakota Access Pipeline provoked a confrontation by taking heavy
machinery into an area that had been identified as a site of Native
burial grounds, located about one mile north of the camp.
The non-violent water protectors were first maced, then guard dogs were
brought in. One of guard dogs attacked a horse and people present.
However, the water protectors stood their ground and by moving forward
together were able to make the equipment turn around.
Tonight, a scout camp is being established there.
Spy Plane on Pipeline Patrol Exposed: Private Corp Operated by Former
Military Censored News - 01 SEP 2016
A private corporation has been operating spy planes, and secretly
spying on everyone. The exposure has caused outrage in Baltimore.
An investigation by Censored News reveals that the company --
Persistent Surveillance Systems -- has a pipeline patrol, as shown in
this screen capture below from its web site.
Further, it is now revealed that police are paying this private
corporation. Police are using private funds to pay this private
corporation in order to avoid detection, since they are spying without
The company boasts that its plane, HawkEyeII, can spy on people at
night, in a wide area....
Rewrite: the Protests at Standing Rock
MSNBC - 25 AUG 2016
In the Rewrite, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans
in North Dakota reminds us of the history America always tries to
A courageous commentary by Lawrence O'Donnell -- Al Swilling,
Founder, SENAA International
Video: Crow Nation arrives at Standing Rock Camp Censored News - 28 AUG 2016
Photo copyright Michelle Cook, Dine'
he Apsaalooke Nation (Crow Nation) arrived at Standing Rock Camp today,
where Native Americans from across North America are gathered to halt
the Dakota Access Pipeline, now threatening the water source here, the
Missouri River. The Apsaalooke Nation brought firewood, water and over
700 pounds of processed buffalo meat, along with camping supplies, dry
goods and monetary donations.
Important Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Indian Country Today - 26 AUG
I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota
Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has
happened in America, what we call "Turtle Island." My words seek to
unite the global community through a message from our sacred ceremonies
to unite spiritually, each in our own ways of beliefs in the Creator.
We have been warned from
ancient prophecies of these times we live in today, but have also been
given a very important message about a solution to turn these terrible
IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
'Save our water': Native Americans, Celebrities Protest Dakota Pipeline RT.com - 24 AUG 2016
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation opposing the construction of a
pipeline through their sacred lands and water sources got a boost from
celebrity activists at a protest in front of the US District Court in
The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline would run from western North
Dakota to Illinois, carrying hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude
oil. It would also disturb sacred burial grounds and endanger water
supplies at the Standing Rock Reservation and the neighboring
communities, the tribe says.
Citing treaties with the US government, the Sioux have filed a federal
lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers for failing to comply with
environmental and historic preservation laws.
Navajo Nation to Standing Rock: 'Continue to Fight the Good Fight' PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ STAND IN SUPPORT OF STANDING
ROCK SIOUX TRIBE OPPOSING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE Censored News - 23 AUG 2016
WINDOW ROCK-Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice
President Jonathan Nez issued a letter today supporting the Standing
Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Standing Rock Sioux have been fighting the construction of the
Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is proposed to be built under the
Missouri River on Treaty lands a half-mile from their reservation.
According to the Standing Rock Sioux, their water supply is being
threatened by the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.
“We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Standing
Rock Sioux Tribe as they...
ACLU: North Dakora Violating Rights of Native Americans Protesting
Pipeline Censored News - 22 AUG 2016 Statement of ACLU of North Dakota
'Peaceful protest is at the core of the First Amendment and
restrictions to such activity, such as the closing of highways with the
effect of preventing assembly or effective messaging of protesters,
should be viewed skeptically. Law enforcement agents have a duty to
ensure that the rights of protesters are protected, not just the rights
of corporations.' ACLU
Aug. 22, 2016
CANNON BALL, North Dakota – The curbing of peaceful protests at the
site of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction is in violation of our
core principles of free speech.
Jennifer Cook, policy director of the ACLU of North Dakota has released
the following statement on the government action regarding ongoing
demonstrations at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction in
Cannon Ball, ND.
“The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and the
interference with that right by agents of the counties and the state of
North Dakota violates both the spirit and letter of the First
Wendsler Nosie Sr, San
Carlos Apache Councilman, and leader at Apache Stronghold, traveled to
North Dakota to offer support and prayers to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
"Wendsler and Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault II met Saturday
as two leaders and two men who understand what it means to fight for
their people, their waters and their land. The Apache Stronghold have
been fighting to protect their sacred site Oak Flat in Arizona for 10
years with going on two years occupation from the foreign mining
company, Rio Tinto." (www.apache-stronghold.com) Photo, caption, and
article by Allie Fredericks
Apache Stronghold Stands in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Against
the Pipeline Censored News -
22 AUG 2016
CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Apache Territory has been taken away
piece by piece from the beginning of the Reservation system. It began
with the loss of the Chiricahua Reservation, the loss of the Aravaipa
lands, then after the San Carlos Reservation was established, the loss
of Mt. Graham for its timber, the loss of the eastern side for Copper,
Silver and Water and then the loss of the western side for Copper, and
Silver again. Just like the Apache, Sioux lands have been taken away for
decades, beginning with a 1851 treaty that was not honored than another
treaty in 1868, then gold was found in the Black Hills, then the 1941,
1954, and again in 1960 the reservation was reduced for Dams and
flooding. Now they are threatened by an oil pipeline that is less than
one mile away from their northern border that threatens their water
source which is upstream...
Standing Rock: River of Support Pours in from Indian Nations and
Researchers Censored News - 22 AUG 2016
CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The resolutions from Indian Nations
have come in from the Four Directions, with the Tlingit and Haida in
Alaska among the latest to send support to the Standing Rock Sioux
Nation. Standing Rock is battling the crude oil pipeline of Dakota
Access, with construction threatening the Missouri River. This river is
the source of water for the Dakotas and Lakotas.
There are 28 Native American Tribes living along this river.
Further, environmental engineer Renee Matlock proves that the
environmental assessment failed to list an endangered species present,
the Poweshiek Skipperling.
This tiny endangered butterfly has the power to halt the
construction of the pipeline -- a pipeline now endangering the people,
their water source, and their burial places....
Construction Shut Down of Dakota Access Pipeline for Now Censored News - 18 AUG 2016
Dakotas and Lakotas counter Sheriff's Accusations
Update Thursday morning, Aug. 18, 2016
"DAPL construction is still going on. The police blocked the highway so
that work could continue near Fort Rice. Scouts have reported back that
the company is trying to move equipment by barge and float equipment
down the river. We need boats on the water."
by Brenda Norrell, Censored News
French translation by Christine PratNative American water defenders
today denied claims by Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier that the
people at Sacred Stones Camp have weapons. Water defenders said they are
carrying out a peaceful action of prayer and ceremony....
PIERRE | A federal board's Thursday decision to rename Harney Peak
to Black Elk Peak surprised South Dakota's governor, but vindicated
activists who unsuccessfully argued to state officials last year
that the peak shouldn't bear the name of a man whose soldiers killed
The decision by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names will cause
"unnecessary expense and confusion," Gov. Dennis Daugaard said
Thursday in a statement. The governor said he's heard little support
for renaming the peak, which is South Dakota's tallest and stands in
the Black Hills National Forest.
"I suspect very few people know the history of either Harney or
Black Elk," Daugaard said in a statement.
Black Elk was a Lakota spiritual leader who died in the mid-20th
Feds Rename Harney Peak, South Dakota's Highest Point Argus Leader
- 12 AUG 2016
A federal board voted Thursday to change the name of the state’s
highest peak in a move that even surprised supporters.
The Federal Board of Geographic Names voted to change Harney Peak
to Black Elk Peak.
“I’m honestly a little surprised it happened so fast,” said state
Rep. Kevin Killer of Pine Ridge, a Native American who favored
removing Harney’s name from the 7,242-foot peak, which is the
highest point east of the Rocky Mountains.
Harney Peak was named after Army Gen. William S. Harney, whose
troops fought against Indians during American expansion in the West.
Harney was also a U.S. government negotiator with Native American
tribes over treaties.
Troops under Harney’s command were involved in an 1855 battle in
Nebraska during the First Sioux War in which Sioux warriors as well
as women and children were killed. Opponents of the Harney name
argued the deaths of women and children was an atrocity committed by
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault Arrested at Dakota Access
Pipeline Protest Bismarck Tribune
- 12 AUG 2016
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault was arrested Friday
afternoon at a protest rally where the Dakota Access Pipeline is headed
toward the Missouri River just north of the reservation boundary.
Archambault was booked into the Morton County Jail and released on
bond late afternoon. He was charged with disorderly conduct for pushing
back on a police line formed when protestors tried to prevent pipeline
workers from leaving the site. Tribal councilman Dana Yellow Fat was
also arrested Friday as were four others who attempted to block pipeline
workers trying to reach the work site early this morning.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said a total of 18 men and
women have been arrested over the two-day protest, most for disorderly
conduct, and two for a more serious charge of criminal trespass.
Protesters also surged toward the pipeline when word spread through
the crowd that human bones had been uncovered by pipeline workers.
Tribal historian and protest organizer LaDonna Brave Bull Allard
confirmed that no human remains were found, though it's possible what
was found will be investigated as a cultural site though it is not on
Standing Rock Chairman Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Blockade Censored News - Posted: 12 AUG 2016 10:40 PM PDT
Breaking News: Burial places in vicinity of pipeline crew. Standing
Rock Chairman and Councilman arrested at blockade. Oglala sending 300
Lakotas from Pine Ridge to blockade at Standing Rock, to join battle to
stop Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy No Dakota Access Photo by
Jon Eagle Sr. Photo by Jon Eagle Sr. By Brenda NorrellCensored News
CANNON BALL, North Dakota
VANCOUVER VIDEO: Native Women Violently Arrested by Police at
Imperial Metals Censored News
- Posted: 09 AUG 2016
10:27 PM PDT
Click on arrow below to watch video Exclusive video: Vancouver
police violently break up the occupation of Imperial Metals HQ by
Indigenous women and their supporters, who were marking the two-year
anniversary of the Mount Polley mining disaster. Yuct Ne
Senxiymetkwe Camp Censored News Two years after the Mount Polley
disaster, Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society and Ancestral...
Albuquerque: Red Nation: Native Liberation Conference Censored News
- Posted: 09 AUG 2016 05:50 PM PDT
Learn more of revolution, Leonard Peltier, Indigenous Peoples Day,
police brutality, sacred sites and fracking By Red Nation Censored
News The Red Nation invites community members to its first ever
conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, August 13,
and be held at noon in the Larry Casuse Center (2626 Garfield AVE
SE). During the conference, there will be various workshops...
Amnesty International: Site C Dam Proposal Endangers Indigenous
Peoples Censored News
- Posted: 09 AUG 2016 05:52 PM PDT
Site C Dam - Human Rights at Risk Read our latest report on Site C:
Place of No Return “Our people have a deep connection with this land
because our ancestors told the stories and legends that are
connected to that valley.” -- Chief Liz Logan, Treaty 8 Tribal
Association, testifying before the environmental impact assessment
of the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam. NEW:...
Zapatistas 'The Art That Is Neither Seen Nor Heard' Censored News
- Posted: 08 AUG 2016 10:05 PM PDT
THE ART THAT IS NEITHER SEEN NOR HEARD.(Note: the following are the
comments made by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés to mark the
conclusion of the Zapatista’s contribution to the CompArte, in the
Caracol of Oventik, on July 29, 2016. The threat of rain and the
pressure of time did not allow for the compañero to fully develop
some of his points and there were others that he was unable to ...
Native Runners Protest Bakken Pipeline in New York City Censored News
Posted: 08 AUG 2016 09:01 PM PDT
As Native youths protest at White House and in New York City's
Union Square, a new dirty pipeline route is exposed from North
Dakota to the Gulf Coast Photos by Urban Native Era Article by
Brenda Norrell Censored News The Native youth runners from Standing
Rock in North Dakota protested in front of the White House on
Saturday, and then protested at Union Square in New York City, as...
TransCanada and Peabody Coal Spying With the
Feds Censored News
- Posted: 05 AUG 2016 08:35 PM PDT
In this deceptive world of U.S. and corporate spying, land
defenders and human rights activists are targeted, private
corporations and U.S. agents are intertwined, young people are duped
and go to prison, and federal agents use romance to spy on, and
manipulate, peaceful protesters. By Brenda Norrell Censored News
TransCanada and Peabody Coal have been spying on activists in a
Mount Polley Blockade: Land Defender Injured by Imperial Metals
Employee Censored News
- Posted: 05 AUG 2016 08:34 PM PDT
MT POLLEY BLOCKADE BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAND
DEFENDER INJURED BY IMPERIAL METALS EMPLOYEE On August 4, 2016, the
Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Societies and Allies, including Ancestral
Pride gathered in front of the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine to
mark the second year anniversary of British Columbia’s largest
catastrophic industrial disaster devastating one...
BC: Secwepemc Blockade Mount Polley Mine Site Censored
Posted: 04 AUG 2016 07:07 PM PDT
Thank you Tori Cress for sharing photos of today! August 4, 2016:
BREAKING: SECWEPEMC BLOCKADE MOUNT POLLEY MINE SITE Contact: Kanahus
Freedom (Manuel) email@example.com Censored News Secwepemc
land defenders and allies have set up a road blockade at Imperial
Metals’ Mount Polley mine on the two year anniversary of the
devastating tailings pond spill...
Native Youth Runners Arrive in DC: 'NO Dakota Access Pipeline!' Censored News
- Posted: 05 AUG 2016 08:45 PM PDT
Congratulations to the Native American youth runners who ran from
Standing Rock Nation in North Dakota to DC! They ran to halt the
Dakota Access Pipeline and its immediate threat to the Missouri
River: Defend Sacred Water! Photo by Victoria Humphreys . (Above)
Native runners protested on Friday at the Army Corps of Engineers,
after arriving from their cross country run from...
Feature Film by Klee Benally POWER LINES -- 06 MAY 2016
Power Lines is a coming of age story about a young Diné
(Navajo) poet who runs away and finds home.
Halee is a 16 year old Diné relocation refugee who uses
poetry to escape from her painful past and present.
When Halee’s abusive father crosses a line, her best friend
helps her runaway.
Their journey to Halee’s homeland takes a turn when she
discovers her father has been hiding a secret that has the power to
change Halee’s life forever.
Journalist Survives Two Murder Attempts in One Day The Daily Beast -- 06 MAY 2016
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Two days in a hospital bed,
recovering from painful gunshot wounds in either leg, have given
renowned Honduran radio journalist Félix Molina ample time to
Strange as it may seem now, dressed in a hospital gown, with
a policeman standing guard outside the door, Molina recalled how
this week had begun with a new infusion of hope.
On Monday morning, four men were arrested for the murder of
Molina’s friend and colleague, the distinguished environmental and
indigenous-rights activist Berta Cáceres. Three of the suspects in
custody were officers in the Armed Forces of Honduras. The fourth
was an executive with Desarrollos Energéticos (DESA), the
construction firm embroiled in a land dispute with the indigenous
Lenca people over a hydroelectric dam proposal that Cáceres had
given her life fighting to prevent.
“For me, there was a feeling of optimism,” Molina said. “The
pressure was building for results in the criminal investigation, and
for the first time there was a sense that whoever did this would be
punished, regardless of their rank or affiliation."
That pleasant feeling was brief, however, and ended with two
attempts on his life on the same day....
Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting off
Earthquake Swarms Wired -- 05 MAY 2016
When it comes down to it, volcanoes spend most of their
existence not erupting. If you look at almost any volcano, it might
have a bout of eruption for days to months at a time, then go quiet
for decades, centuries or more. So when you think about the activity
at any given volcano, you should not only concern yourself with what
might be happening when the volcano is actually coughing stuff up
(erupting), but also when, at the surface, things look perfectly
There are a number of ways to examine what a volcano was/is
doing during these periods of repose....
The National Indigenous Congress (CNI) declares itself in maximum alert
following the cowardly betrayal of the indigenous Ñatho community of San
Francisco Xochicuautla, municipality of Lerma in the State of Mexico, in
order to implement the highway project Toluca Naucalpan, as well as
after the assault on community police in Ostula. We call upon all
peoples, organizations, and individuals in solidarity to be attentive
and to heed the call made by the community of Xochicuautla....
A tank stores water on
Navajo Nation land off Highway 89 in Arizona. (Photo: Erica Gies)
The Navajo Are Fighting To Get Their Water Back A third of tribe members lack clean water while cities thrive on
rivers running through reservations. New deals are enabling them to take
some of what’s theirs.
by Erica Gies, TakePart - 22 APRIL 2016
Shirley Peaches hails from Tall Mountain in the Navajo
Nation, 25 miles from the nearest paved road and functioning water
faucet. “My family still uses melted snow to wash dishes, wash clothes,”
she says. Drinking water is hauled from Shonto, a reservation town in
northern Arizona. It’s a two-hour drive round-trip when the road is
passable. In February, Peaches says, it was dicey: “The snow is melting;
the road is muddy. You have to get there early in the morning when the
ground is frozen, and you can’t get back until 11 p.m. when the ground
Peaches’ water story is all too familiar in the Navajo
Nation, which stretches across parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and
NESTLE WATER BATTLE CONTINUES Tribal members speak out at City Council meeting Censored News - 18 APRIL 2016
by Kayla Godowa-Tufti, Censored News
CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon -- On Monday April 11 a meeting took
place at the Cascade Locks Town Hall and members of the Confederated
Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon arrived on short notice in traditional
longhouse dress to fiercely defend the waters of our home, the Columbia
The Cascade Locks city council voted against a resolution
[6-1] that would have prevented Nestle International Waters from having
rights to Oxbow Springs, the headwaters of Herman Creek. The Cascade
Locks city council officially endorsed Nestle to open a water bottling
facility in the Locks.
Ballot Measure 14-55 is an initiative to ban large-scale
commercial water bottling operations in Hood River County. The measure,
promoted by the Cascade Locks-based Local Water Alliance, will be voted
on in the upcoming primary on May 17th 2016....
Louise Benally Video: Save the Chaco from Fracking
Navajos Protest Peabody Coal 'Pay Up' Censored News - 21 April 2016
ST LOUIS, MO—There were 12 of us who traveled from Dził
Yíjiin (Black Mesa) to the headquarters of Peabody Energy in St. Louis,
Missouri to demand justice for our homeland as Peabody declares
bankruptcy. We stood in solidarity with Rocky Branch and people across
the world impacted by Peabody. We took the streets as our friends and
allies blockaded traffic. We sang many songs to honor our elders past
and present who have always fought for future generations to maintain a
connection to Dził Yíjiin. We must make damn sure Peabody is held
accountable for fully restoring everything it has destroyed.
Without water all life on Black Mesa will cease to exist.
Peabody must replenish the Navajo Aquifer in quality and quantity and
the Department of Interior must hold Peabody liable for damages until
the N-Aquifer shows full recovery
Photos by my yazh Aaron Simonson...
Mohawk Nation News: ATTAWAPISKAT AFFLICTION Censored News - 21 April 2016 MNN. APR. 21, 2016. Let’s look at ourselves.
Ono’ware:geh great turtle island is our birthright till we die.
Indian Affairs has been continuously using the religious
indoctrination for mind control of our children at Attawapiskat. These
are the same institutions that murdered 70,000 of our children in the
residential school holocaust that everyone seems to ignore. Drugs are
not natural to this isolated fly-in community on James Bay. The drugs
killing our children are not street drugs. They are brought in by
government and under the guise of ‘religion’ and prescribed by ‘doctors’
in the form of antidepressants. This is another one of their
extermination programs paid out of our Indian Trust Funds....
Camp Brings Opponents of Water Development Project in Nevada
Activists Gather to Oppose SNWA Censored News - 21 April 2016
Spring Valley, Nev. (May 28) – Deep Green Resistance, an organization
opposing the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) proposed
groundwater development project and the Pinyon-Juniper forest treatments
taking place across the intermountain West, is organizing a gathering
over Memorial Day weekend, May 28th and May 30th....
NEWS FROM LOUISE
BENALLY ABOUT THE FAMILY'S CATTLE IMPOUNDED BY THE BIA
SENAA International & Louise Benally - 13 April 2016
Thank you Friends, Relatives and Supporters! My family got their
cattle back today, all except a four month old calf that wasn't branded, they
tell my aunt Ruth Benally, 97 years old, "your permit expired, therefore you are
illegal with your animals"; then they decide the baby calf wasn't branded, so it can't go
with its mother. It is still was nursing. These people are so evil. It's too young
We are given 30 days to do away with all the animals, cattle, horses
and sheep. we will be keeping you posted...
— Louise Benally
Dead at 27
The Shocking Truth behind the Police Shooting of Navajo Mom Loreal
by Jorge Rivas, FUSION - 11 April 2016
Native Americans living near the Navajo reservation in Arizona are
asking why a “big white male” police officer had to shoot a “petite
Native woman” five times. Native American leaders in the town of Winslow
say police left Loreal Tsingine’s lifeless body on a sidewalk for hours,
lying there with bullet wounds on her hand, arm, and neck and exit
wounds in her back.
Winslow Police claim the 27-year-old mom, who was shot dead on March
27th, resisted arrest and threatened officers with a pair of scissors.
Witnesses recount a much different story.
Hundreds Attend Funeral of Joe Medicine Crow, the Last War Chief of His
Who Earned the Title During WWII and Died at 102 Daily Mail - 08 APR 2016
Prominent state leaders and tribal officials in ceremonial
headdresses crowded around the flag-draped coffin of the last surviving
war chief of Montana's Crow Indian Tribe.
At least 700 mourners on Wednesday packed into the one building on
the Crow reservation large enough to fit them all, viewing the coffin of
Joe Medicine Crow flanked by his World War II uniform and a picture of
him in a massive feathered headdress.
Medicine Crow, who died Sunday at 102, spent decades cataloging
Crow history and became a renowned Native American historian who was
awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in
Medicine Crow attained the title of war chief for a series of deeds
performed during combat in World War II. During the war, he wore an
eagle feather under his helmet and war paint under his uniform.
Impoundments: Big Mountain Under Siege Again Censored News - 07 APR 2016 Greetings,
We are writing to report more attacks against the communities of
Black Mesa in the form of livestock impoundments. One Big Mountain resister who had several cattle impounded in
this latest round says:
"They are asking $435 per
cow per day and they are even counting calves that are less than a
month old. They aren't being fed hay.
They run all the animals with four runners and some cows got
separated from the calves and left behind. Stop abusing the animals,
Tell the Hopi Rangers. End the harassment. Where are our human
rights? Our animals need their rights. They don't need to be pinned
up and abused. Stop separating the calves from their mothers.
My animals have been here for many generations. They said we are
looking for trespassers but these animals are not trespassers, they
have always been here."--Big Mountain Resister (who they are calling
of Big Mountain, made this statement:
"We are asking you to take action. Big Mountain is under siege
Big Mountain is a time-soaked corner of the Navajo Nation in northern
Arizona, a high-desert plateau where the Hopi and Navajo tribes have
lived for centuries—but the natives are being forced out by the US
government in an eviction process which began 50 years ago and continues
to this day.
Also called Black
Mesa, the plateau follows the outline of a prehistoric lake, and over
the long millennia the life supported by the water decayed to form the
largest coal deposit in the US. ...
Benally Cattle Seized at Big
US holds Dineh hostage with huge fees to release cattle
by Louise Benally
asking you to take action. Big Mountain is under siege again because
Peabody Coal is losing its income from coal mining, so it is pressuring
the tribal government to attack its own people. We've been opposed to
the mining since 1974 when PL 93-531 was passed. Now with the coal
companies collapsing they are trying to take the only resource we have,
which is our animals to eat and sell.
They are stealing
our livelihood away and holding them in pens and charging us a lot of
money and refusing to bring them back to people's homes....
Big Mountain Resistance Region, BIA-Hopi Impound Animals Censored News - 06 APR 2016
Photos Cattle Seizure at Big Mountain
by NaBahii Keediniihii
April 5, 2016 - Old Dams at Big Mountain - Images are a bit unclear
as to what animals are being rounded up but its very likely horses. No
immediate information came with the photos but one blurb states, "four
stock trailers were filled with cattle." Other images seem to show
police on horseback chasing horses in the distance. Invasion on
traditional Dineh territory and areas of the 40 years of resistance in
All major (dirt) routes within the Dineh resistance areas were
recently improved, a sign of range policing. These are mere attacks by
progressive Hopis (U.S.-supported corporate tribal board) against Dineh
existence, genocidal tactics to obliterate the last of Dineh Big Mtn
history and the ancient Dineh-Hopi cultural relations. Underlining these
lands are not only coal but the so-called Mancos Shale (named after
BIA Hopi Rangers Seized Big Mountain Cattle Censored News - 06 APR 2016
April 6, 2016 – Big Mountain Dineh Bikeyah: Today, there are
up to 40 to 45 cattle impounded at an Indian police stockade on the Hopi
Indian reservation. They are being withheld from Dineh (Navajos) owners
unless they pay several hundreds of dollars per head, including daily
fees. These cattle weortion of the Big Mountain area, lands partitioned in 1977 to the Hopi
Tribe by the U.S. government, despite the historical residency by
Dineh herders and farmers. The Hopi Tribe's Office of Natural Resource
Protection and Enforcement, backed by multi-agency law enforcement
personnel, converged on this little corner of the now contested region
that has, in the past, seen hostile confrontations....
WASHINGTON - After decades of work and hundreds of millions of
dollars, the end could be in sight for the federal office charged with
relocating Navajo and Hopi families in a land dispute between the two
The director of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation
told a House panel Feb. 26 that he expects to have just over 100
families that will have to be dealt with in the next two years, and
predicted he will make his final budget request for fiscal 2018.
Lawmakers and tribal officials alike welcomed that targeted end
date - but expressed concern that it will actually happen....
BEGAYE CALLS FOR FEDERAL LEVEL INVESTIGATION IN TSINGINE SHOOTING
WINSLOW - Before a crowd of several hundred who had gathered to
memorialize the life of Loreal Tsingine, Navajo Nation President Russell
Begaye called for the City of Winslow to handle the investigation of
Tsingine's shooting in an unbiased and appropriate manner.
Tsingine was shot five times on Easter Sunday as she
struggled with a police officer who tried to apprehend her in response
to an alert of a shoplifting that had taken place at a local convenience
Police Killing of Navajo Woman at Hands of Winslow Officer
Sparks Outcry Azcentral - 01 APR 2016
A Winslow police officer's fatal shooting of a woman suspected of
shoplifting a case of beer has sparked outrage in Arizona and elsewhere.
Members of the Navajo Nation, whose reservation borders Winslow, say
27-year-old Loreal Tsingine suffered discrimination and excessive force
and are demanding that the officer's name be released....
Joseph Medicine Crow, the acclaimed Native American historian,
second world war veteran and last surviving war chief of Montana’s Crow
tribe, has died aged 102.
Medicine Crow, who was raised by his grandparents in a log house in
a rural area of the Crow Reservation near Lodge Grass, Montana, wore his
war paint beneath his second world war uniform....
Honoring the Last Surviving War Chief – Joe Medicine Crow PowWows.com - 05 APR 2016
The loss of any of our elders is tough, but this one is especially
heartbreaking. As many news outlets across Indian Country have reported,
the last surviving Crow war chief, Joseph Medicine Crow, has passed
away. He was 102.
In this post from Matthew Brown with the Associated Press, he
details Medicine Crow’s early life.
“A member of the Crow Tribe’s Whistling Water clan, Medicine Crow
was raised by his grandparents in a log house in a rural area of the
Crow Reservation near Lodge Grass, Montana....
STATES THAT WILL RECEIVE REFUGEES From a PDF file found at
wrapsnet.org - 16 SEP 2015
Will YOUR town or city be hosting refugees that ISIS
proclaimed that it would use to infiltrate the country in order to carry out
Find out in this comprehensive list.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WHITE PAPER
"Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Against a U.S. Citizen..." NBC News - 16 OCT 2015
This white paper sets forth a legal framework for considering the circumstances in which the U.S. government could use lethal force in a foreign country outside the area of active hostilities against a U.S. citizen who is a senior operational leader of al-Qa'ida or an associated force of al-Qa'ida--that is, an al-Qa'ida leader actively engaged in planning operations to kill Americans....
Indian Country Has Had Enough of John McCain! Censored News - 24 AUG 2015
There was a surprise waiting in the statistics at Censored News
today. Yesterday, Censored News broke all viewer records, with 42,971
pageviews. The views and comments reveal that Indian Country has had
enough of Arizona Sen. John McCain, and the scorched earth campaign of
the US government, with its river poisoning US EPA and its genocidal
coal and uranium mining.
Here's our top stories this week: ...
Mexican Photojournalist "tortured" Before Death The Telegraph - 02 AUG 2015
Preface by Journalist Brenda Norrell: "This is one of the harsh
truths of the time we live in: While journalists are being tortured and
murdered in Mexico and around the world -- in the US, particularly in
Indian country national news, the common practice is to hire paid
stay-at-home plagiarizers. They let others take the risks, do the work
and pay the costs, while collecting a paycheck and rarely leaving their
homes. They copy and paste from the web and work hard to deceive their
readers into believing that they are actually out covering the news,
often by adding stolen copyrighted photos. In Mexico, Ruben Espinosa
paid for truth and journalism with his life, and was tortured before
they assassinated him. The women in the house were raped and murdered."
-- Brenda Norrell, Censored News
Ayotzinapa Evidence Goes Missing Censored News - 19 AUG 2015
Preface by Journalist Brenda Norrell: "One of the final swan songs
of Frontera NorteSur. This great publication on the border recently lost
its funding. (This was at the same time that the attacks began on
Censored News. These attacks include a takedown order from Google
Blogger on the article of the Anonymous member murdered by Canadian
police who was defending Treaty 8 rights against Site C dam. Then, there
was the threat of a lawsuit from Peter Phillips, Project Censored at
Sonoma Univ, Calif, who thinks he owns the words 'censored news.' This
comes after Project Censored gave Censored News an award in 2008.) As
you can see, the loss of funding, threats and intimidation, are all part
of censoring, controlling and manipulating the news by those who think
they have power."
-- Brenda Norrell
Dineh Confront John McCain in Action to
Protect Water and Sacred Sites Indigenous Action Media - 16 AUG 2015
Window Rock, AZ — On August 14, 2015 dozens of Diné (Navajo) took
action to resist U.S. Senator John McCain’s attempts to steal precious
water and desecrate sacred lands. McCain had private meetings scheduled
at the Navajo Nation capitol with Diné and state politicians which
included discussion of the controversial Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado
River water rights settlement....
Approval of Arctic Drilling Comes Just Before Obama's Visit Boston Herald - 18 AUG 2015
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's approval of drilling for
oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama
will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate
change, some environmental groups say....
Dan Bacher 'Documents Reveal State Plans for
Seizure of Delta Farms to Build Tunnels' Censored News - 18 AUG 2015
Governor Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels plan hasn't been approved yet
by the permitting agencies, but documents obtained from the Metropolitan
Water District (MWD) of Southern California reveal that the state and
tunnels proponents have identified 300 parcels in the Delta they intend
to take through eminent domain....
Obama Gives Shell Final Approval to Drill in Arctic
Despite Protests & Pledge to Cut Emissions Democracy Now - 18 AUG 2015
The Obama administration has granted Royal Dutch Shell final
approval to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the
first time since 2012 despite widespread protests from environmental
groups. Shell first obtained drilling permits in the Arctic during the
George W. Bush administration, but drilling stopped in 2012 after a
series of mishaps. The Interior Department’s decision comes just weeks
after a protest in Portland, Oregon, temporarily blocked an Arctic-bound
rig of Shell’s from leaving the city after a group of activists from
Greenpeace dangled off a bridge, blocking the ship’s movement while "kayaktivists"
took to the water below. A coalition of environmental groups have pushed
the Obama administration to say no to Arctic drilling, citing the
dangers of a possible oil spill in the pristine region and the impact
new oil extraction would have on the climate. The Interior Department
approved the Arctic drilling ahead of President Obama’s upcoming trip to
the Arctic later this month. He mentioned the trip during his recent
speech unveiling plan to slash carbon emissions from U.S. power plants.
Navajo Farmers: EPA Sent Us More Contaminated Water KUNM University of New Mexico - 18 AUG 2015
The EPA said the water for the Navajo Nation came from nearby
Bloomfield and met state and federal quality standards. The trucks came
from a division of an Aztec, N.M.-based company, Triple S Trucking, that
moves non-potable water. The company also hauls fluids to and from oil
fields. KUNM awaits comment from Triple S.
Farmers in Shiprock say the tankers arriving with desperately needed
hydration for their crops contained water that smelled like petroleum,
was visibly discolored and had an odd sheen to it.
“The barrels are not clean,” said Farm Board Representative Joe Ben Jr.
“They are from oil drilling operations.”...
United Nations to Hold COINTELPRO Review
in May under Human Rights Treaty Examiner - 08 APR 2015
The United States Human Rights Network has announced that the
United States will undergo a five-year Universal Periodic Review on May
11 of its compliance with human rights treaties to which the United
States is a signatory. The issue of political prisoners from the
COINTELPRO era has been put before the treaty review team....
Oglala Sioux Ban the Rapid City Journal
The Lakota Law Project Report - 26 MAR 2015
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has banned all sales of the Rapid City
Journal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation until the newspaper
formally apologizes for an offensive headline published in late
Remaining Navajo Code Talker Dies at the Age of 93 The Republic - 11 NOV 2014 - On
Marine veteran Michael Smith wept Wednesday when he heard about the
death of Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo Code Talkers.
Smith, from Window Rock, who had met Nez several times, described
him as a "quiet, humble" Navajo Marine.
Smith said that the passing of Nez — the last of the first 29
Feds Say Many Central Valley Farmers Will Get No Water Deliveries The Sacramento Bee - 27 FEB 2015
Hundreds of farmers in the Central Valley were told Friday
they can expect zero water deliveries this year from the federal
government, the latest fallout from what is likely to be a fourth
straight drought year in California.
The announcement came from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,
which operates a system of reservoirs and canals that make up the
Central Valley Project. It mirrors a similar announcement last year that
led to hundreds of thousands of farm acres being fallowed.
“Today’s picture is not a pretty one,” said David Murillo, the
Reclamation Bureau’s regional director. “The rain events in December
were encouraging, but the persistent dry weather in the first two months
of this year underscores our need to prepare for another year of
Antidepressant Microbes in Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy Gardening Knowhow - 04 MAR 2015 Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your
serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on
the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency
potential. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and
make yourself happier and healthier. Read on to see how dirt makes you
Natural remedies have been around for untold centuries. These
natural remedies included cures for almost any physical ailment as well
as mental and emotional afflictions. Ancient healers may not have known
why something worked but simply that it did....
World Wildlife Day: Tribespeople Denounce Persecution
in the Name of ‘Conservation’
Survival International - 2 MAR 2015
To mark World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Survival International, the
global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, exposes abuses faced by
tribal peoples in the name of wildlife “conservation.”
Powerful video testimonies by Bayaka “Pygmies” in the Republic of
Congo highlight their intimate connection with their lands and the
abuses they face at the hands of anti-poaching squads – who are often
funded by large conservation organizations like the Worldwide Fund for
Nature and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)....
'Crying Earth Rise Up' Premiere Packed at Sedona Film Festival Censored News - 02 MAR 2015
SEDONA, Ariz. -- The emotionally charged documentary “Crying Earth
Rise Up” was showcased to a full house at this week’s Sedona
International Film Festival.
Filmmaker Suree Towfighnia and film editor Sharon Karp were on hand for
the screening. “This is the fourth screening of the film. We literally
finished production just last week. So I feel a sense of relief and
accomplishment,” stated Towfighnia....
The Big Mountain Dineh Resistance: Still A Cornerstone
by NaBahe (Bahe) Keediniihii (Katenay) 2015 Censored News - 27 FEB 2015
Big Mountain, Dinehtah (Navajo Lands) – In this remote high desert which
is mostly covered with juniper and pinon pine forest in northeastern
Arizona lays a region known as Black Mesa. The region was once so
pristine but in the 1960s, Peabody Energy acquired leases to begin
mining, building highways and massive industrial infrastructures, and
extracting an ancient aquifer. Dineh (means The Peoples) who inhabited
the region and who kept an ancient form of eco-conscious practices were
now confronted with destructive and ...
Dine' said, "Kooper Indigenize Curley performing at Oak Flats Saturday
Feb 21, 2015. We offered a prayer at the holy ground. We brought our
spring water to this holy ground to signify spiritual pureness to
nurture us and strengthen our dream visions for the battles within this
spiritual war, its always been."...
Mohawk Nation News: 'Nazi Terror in Canada' Censored News - 24 FEB 2015
Please post & distribute. Nia:wen.
MNN. Feb. 24, 2015. As the Gestapo said in 1933, “As long as the
police carries out the will of the leadership, it is acting legally.”
Harper’s new anti-terrorist bill C-51 is setting up the secret police of
Canada, carrying Canadians into the fast lane onto the road to fascism.
Heil CSIS. It was just...
Moccasins on the Ground Tour of Resistance Cheyenne River Censored News - 24 FEB 2015
Photo by Natalie Hand Resister Sisters Photo by Natalie Hand
Moccasins on the Ground – Tour of Resistance to Protect Sacred Water
Cheyenne River Lakota Homelands, Dupree, South Dakota by Natalie Hand
Lakota Media Project Censored News The Moccasins on the Ground (MOTG)
training camp opened on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe homelands on a
cold February night. The Lakota people...
Obama: Keystone Pipeline Bill 'Has Earned My Veto' USA Today Online - 24 FEB 2015
WASHINGTON — President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would
have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on a threat to
reject a proposal embraced by Republicans as a jobs measure but opposed
by environmentalists as contributing to climate change.
"The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take
seriously," Obama said in his veto message to the Senate. "But I also
take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because
this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch
procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could
bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and
environment — it has earned my veto."...
Rosebud Lakotas Celebrate Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Censored News - 24 Feb 2015
Oyate Wahacanka Woecun
Shield the People
For Immediate Release: February 24, 2015
Greetings from the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota Nations. The Rosebud Sioux
Tribe, Oyate Wahacanka Woecun, Shielding the People would like to thank
President Barak Obama for his veto of the Keystone Pipeline, 270-152. We
view this as positive recognition of our long standing government to
government relationship, bound by our treaties which are the supreme law
of the land....
Oak Flat All Nations Spiritual Gathering 21 February 2015 Censored News - 20 FEB 2014
Opening Word - Wendsler Nosie
10:30 AM - Sweatlodge
13:00 (1:30 PM) Blessing Ceremony
Andy Jay Akimal (O'odham), Linda Evans (Camp Verde)
15:00 (3:00 PM) - Open Mic / Speakers and Live Performances
Standing Fox Quese IMC Indigenize Che
18:00 (6:00 PM) - Holy Ground Blessing
Camp, Support, Stand in Solidarity Against the Destructive Power of the
Man Assaults Native Kids,
Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Rapid City Last Real Indians - 18 FEB 2015
Rapid City, SD—Rapid City Attorney has announced he has charged
Trace O’Connell (Phillip, SD) with Disorderly Conduct. Mr. O’Connell is
the fine gentleman who, while drunk, taunted and racially assaulted
several Native American children at a Pro-Hockey Game at the Rapid City
Civic Center by spraying beer on them and shouting “Go Back to the Rez”
and possibly other racially motivated attacks against any number of the
reported 57 American Horse students who were there as a reward for good
behavior and academic achievement. O’Connell did not act alone according
to an eye-witness. Native Americans are expected to just let this piss
collect and roll of their backs. A march and rally is taking place
Feb.26, 2015 in Rapid City to bring attention to these injustices. All
Relations Community March Against Racism on Facebook.
FOR THE RECORD: Just So You'll Know How SENAA International Operates
by Al Swilling, Founder, SENAA International - 18 FEB 2015
FINANCIAL BACKING AND OPERATING EXPENSES
SENAA International is a non-profit organization. We have
supported and advocated the position of the Dineh Relocation Resisters
at Black Mesa, AZ, since 1998. From our founding date of 12 September
1995, we have seen to the protection and preservation of Indigenous
American cultures, ceremonies, and tribal burials.
Since our beginning, we have not asked for a single penny in
donations. All of the expenses incurred for travel and the hosting of
our Web site have all been covered internally, by our members; and
usually by myself as one of the two founders of SENAA International, or
by Sara Hayes, director of SENAA West, when other funds were not
available. Usually expenses have been shared among the membership, and
not through donations from outside sources. If expenses arise that
members do not have the means to cover, SENAA International will
sometimes hold one or more fundraising events to make up what we lack.
SENAA International does not pay any salaries to anyone....
When the casino
industry took control of the national news in Indian country, reporters
were replaced by stay-at-home plagiarizers. The news became sanitized,
censored and manipulated.
It has been many years since I have seen a reporter from any
of the national Indian country news websites actually present on a news
Plagiarizers-for-profit in national Indian country news are
one of three scams enjoying profiteering in Indian country. Non-profit
organizations, with secret salaries and assets, and casino lobbyists,
are also enjoying financial profiteering....
On Oct. 11, 2014, San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman, Terry
Rambler was joined by tribal member and spiritual leader, Larry Brown
and Rice Elementary School teacher, Irene DelaRosa at a coming-of-age
ceremony for Tahleeni White at Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) on land
deemed holy and sacred to the San Carlos Apaches and indigenous
On Feb. 7, Terry Rambler, Tribal Chairman for the San
Carlos Apache Tribe signed a Proclamation to, "Protect Oak Flat Today
and Everyday," at the signing ceremony held at Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel
(Oak Flat) in Arizona where various tribes and organizations also signed
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper claims that an inquiry
into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) is not necessary, that
MMIW is a policing matter and derides calls for an inquiry as
I agree with Harper that MMIW is a police matter.
But not for the same reason.
On Valentine's Day (February 14, 2015) across Canada marches
and vigils were staged to convince the Canadian government to call a
full judicial inquiry into 1200 murdered and missing Indigenous women (MMIW)....
'Crying Earth Rise Up' Examines the Human Cost of Contaminated Water Vision Maker Media, Censored News - 17 FEB 2015
Lincoln, Neb--Crying Earth Rise Up, a one-hour documentary
premiering this April on Public Television, is a community-engagement
project addressing the impact that modern uranium extraction has on the
land, water, and communities.
Produced and directed by Suree Towfighnia of Prairie Dust
Films with consulting producer Debra White Plume (Oglala Lakota), the
name of the documentary comes from a belief of the Lakota that Mother
Earth needs to be cared for through good stewardship of the land and
caring for its natural resources.
The project follows Elisha Yellow Thunder (Oglala Lakota), a
young mother and geology student...
A Word About Brenda
Norrell and Censored News Al Swilling, SENAA International - 14 FEB 2015 For those wondering why the vast majority of shared
posts on SENAA International's Web site and Facebook page are from
Brenda Norrell's Censored News, it's very simple—and very complex. For
many years, Brenda Norrell was a major journalist for (forgive me,
Brenda) Indian Country Today (ICT) until they censored Brenda's articles
and terminated her without cause. After leaving Indian Country Today,
Brenda created the appropriately
named Censored News.
ITC, Brenda was a voice for the Dineh (Navajo) people at
Black Mesa, Arizona, where bed partners Peabody Coal and the BIA were trying to
forcibly remove Dineh residents from their ancestral homes in order to
strip mine the land of its coal. That greed took the form of a
contrived, fictional "land dispute" between Dineh' and Hopi....
Sandra Rambler: Traditionally Speaking Apache Oak Flat Spiritual
Gathering Censored News - 11 FEB 2015
“Yu’shdaa,” my grandmother would often say to us, which meant,
“Come here.” She would sit us down and begin explaining what all the
millions and billions of dollars in the world cannot buy. Our Apache
Memories of my youth ran through my mind as I ventured to walk in
some parts of the spiritual march as part of the All Nations Spiritual
Gathering at Oak Flat which began on Wednesday evening, Feb. 4th with a
rally, the two-day march on Feb. 5 and 6 and the prayer ceremony on Feb.
7 and 8 at Oak Flat.
As I was getting tired, I kept thinking of our dearly beloved
grandmother. I kept hearing her words, “Yu’shdaa!”
News by Journalist & Publisher Brenda Norrell Censored News - 12 FEB 2015
Censored News was created in 2006 after staff reporter Brenda
Norrell was censored repeatedly, then terminated by Indian Country
Today. Now in its 9th year, with 3.7 million page views around the
world, Censored News is published with no advertising, grants or
Today, Censored News maintains a boycott of Indian Country Today,
whose reporters have relied on plagiarism of others' hard work for
years, instead of being present to cover news stories. Now, with a
collective of writers, Censored News focuses on Indigenous Peoples and
Please Donate to and Support this important voice for Indigenous
people and human rights. --Al Swilling, Founder, SENAA International
Beef Up Your Computer Security Or You Could Be an Unwitting Victim of
Al Swilling, SENAA International - 11 FEB 2015
When SENAA International first became involved in support of Dineh
at Black Mesa, Arizona,... and SENAA headed up a series of protests...,
I was put under surveillance by the initial agencies (FBI, BIA, CIA,
etc., etc., etc.), including having my phone tapped, e-mails
intercepted, and as many as 300 hack attempts per day on SENAA's
computer. During that time I learned...
CNN Journalist 'Governments Pay Us to Fake Stories' Shocking Exposé Your Newswire - 09 FEB 2015
According to Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning
journalist, CNN is routinely paid by the US government and foreign
governments to selectively report on certain events. Furthermore, the
Obama administration pays CNN for editorial control over some of their
According to Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist,
CNN is routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments
to selectively report on certain events. Furthermore, the Obama
administration pay CNN for editorial control over some of their
content. - See more at: http://yournewswire.com/cnn-journalist-governments-pay-us-to-fake-stories-shocking-expose/#sthash.3zq2YrXX.dpuf
The Final Indian War in America About to Begin Red Power Media - 09 FEB 2015
South Dakota’s Republican leadership of John Thune and Kristi Noem
always march lockstep with the other Republican robots. Neither of them
care that South Dakota’s largest minority, the people of the Great Sioux
Nation, diametrically oppose the Pipeline and they also fail to
understand the determination of the Indian people to stop it....
Dineh' Walkers Conclude 225 Mile Trek: Remembering Long Walk Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
On February 1st 2015, the walkers of Nihígaal Bee Iina (pronounced
ni-hi-gahl beh ee-nah, meaning "Our Journey for Existence") completed
their quest to walk over 200 miles in the name of their children, land
and ancestors. The walk was in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of
The Long Walk, ...
Authentic Journalism: The Toughest Job of Narco News Censored News - 09FEB 2015
For journalists, there are few jobs that require more courage than
reporting on the so-called drug war in Mexico. Journalists in Mexico are
continually murdered and disappeared as the United States’ ATF (Alcohol
Tobacco and Firearms) is exposed running assault weapons to the
Photos Apache Oak Flat Spiritual Gathering by Sandra Rambler Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
On Feb. 5, tribal members and guests danced to four blessing songs
by medicine man, Anthony Logan and other spiritual leaders at the San
Carlos Apache Tribal Administration lawn prior to beginning the
spiritual march to Oak Flat...
Activists Speak About Colonialism, Resistance, and Solidarity! - Part 2
Ohlone Activists Speak
Colonialism, Resistance, and Solidarity! - Part 1
Grand Canyon Tram Scam: Notes on NBC News Story Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
Navajo President Ben Shelly sees himself “as guardian of the Navajo
people and nation.” But the titular president, who was seventh-runner-up
in last year’s primary election, does not have the authority to “give
the developers the ‘OK’” to build Grand Canyon Escalade, as reported by
NBC Nightly News....
Why Is the FBI Harassing Activists in Cascadia? Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
In August 2014, two activists with the environmentalist group
Rising Tide spent a week riding the backwoods highways of Idaho
monitoring a megaload—a big rig hauling equipment for processing
They had no idea that they would soon be wrapped up in a Federal
Bureau of Investigation probe that encompassed three states and several
Behind the Story: FBI Repression of Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
"My name is Sasha, and I am a co-founding moderator of the EF! Newswire.
Last month I published a story through the Defending Dissent Foundation
about state repression of anti-fossil fuel activists in Cascadia."...
Mohawk John Kane's New Radio Talk Show: 'Let's Talk' on WBAI Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
My new show, Let's Talk with John Kane is the return of WBAI's
talk-back programming. Join me every Thursday morning from 10 am till
noon. Listen on WBAI FM99.5 or streaming on www.wbai.org and participate
by phone at 212-209-2900....
Mohawk Nation News 'Homeland Security' Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
On May 18, 1997, over 100 Haudenosaunne/Iroquois were
brutally beaten by New York State Troopers. They disrupted a sacred
tobacco burning ceremony at Onondaga, the capital of the Iroquois
Confederacy. Lawyers, Terrance Hoffmann of Syracuse and Abramowitz,
Grand, Iason & Anello of New York City, volunteered to act for us, free
of charge. Since then the Troopers lost twice to have their case thrown
out, purporting they were just carrying out orders in the line of
An American Battle Cry Kickstarter - 09 FEB 2015
The San Carlos Apache and residents of Superior, AZ defend sacred
and ecologically sensitive land from a foreign mega-mining project....
-Right now we are 3 months into filming and urgently need
support for extra equipment, production, and travel expenses so we can
continue moving this project forward. We really appreciate the help!...
Northern Paiute Wesley Dick:
Traditional Tule Violations Dismissed Censored News - 27 JAN 2015
Thank you to Northern Paiute Wesley Dick for sharing his
story of winning his federal case of traditional tule gathering for
On the Longest Walk northern route, the Earthcycles/Censored News
Long Talk Radio, interviewed Wesley, descendant of Wovoka's family, at
home in 2008....
Boarding School Tribunal Releases Findings
and Recommendations Censored News - 27 JAN 2015
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The Truth Commissioners of the Indigenous
Peoples Boarding School Tribunal held here in October have released the
findings and recommendations, following three days of testimony by those
who survived abuse and torture in Indian boarding schools in the US and
Velocity of Movement: Civil Rights Movement,
American Indian Movement and the Zapatistas Censored News - 27 JAN 2015
The Civil Rights Movement and the American Indian Movement had this
in common: They survived the attempts by the US government's COINTELPRO
and other secret ops to eradicate them. They survived the attempts by
the media to discredit them.
The US government and its media attempted to vanish these movements
by focusing on the shortcomings of individuals in those movements....
Dineh Walkers Honor Horse Nation, Receive Shiprock Support Censored News - 27 JAN 2015
Dineh Walkers against Fracking, Journey for our Existence, is
honoring the Horse Nation as they walk to the Four Sacred Mountains to
protect the land, water and air from fracking.
Celebrating the Dineh walkers who walk in the "Spirit of our
Relatives," the Shiprock, N.M., Chapter passed a resolution supporting
the walkers and in solidarity to protect the environment. Shiprock
Chapter celebrated the efforts of the walkers as they brave the
elements, as did their ancestors on the forced Longest Walk. (See
On Monday, the Dineh walkers made it to Barrego Pass.
The walkers said Dineh horses have been removed as fracking
threatens the area on the Navajo Nation.
"Horses joined us in our journey yesterday in the Eastern Agency of
Navajo. Horses were forcibly removed and vanished despite local
residents desperate and thorough attempts to retrieve their livestock.
This happened directly before families were approached to sign fracking
EPA's Millions Won't Bring Back Navajo Uranium Miners Censored News - 23 JAN 2015
The US EPA announced a settlement that will bring millions to the
Navajo Nation in uranium mine cleanups. Those millions will not bring
back the Navajos who died from cancer and respiratory diseases after
being sent to their deaths by Kerr McGee -- the company that knew the
radiation in Cold War uranium mines would kill Navajo miners....
'Violent Attacks' Caused Uncontacted Indians to Emerge Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
Highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians who recently emerged in the
Brazil-Peru border region have said that they were fleeing violent
attacks in Peru.
FUNAI, Brazil’s Indian Affairs Department, has announced that the group
of uncontacted Indians has returned once more to their forest home....
Papuans Flee Brutal Military Crackdown Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
Hundreds of Papuan tribal people have fled their homes following a
brutal military operation in the Papuan highlands. The crackdown is
happening close to Grasberg, the world’s biggest copper and gold mine.
On January 7, hundreds of police and soldiers targeted the highland
Indonesian Security Forces Shoot Dead 5 Papuan Teenagers Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
Five tribal teenagers have been shot dead by Indonesian security
forces in West Papua.
The killings occurred during a protest over an incident the night
before, when soldiers beat a 12 year-old boy, Yulianus Yeimo, with their
How do they live?
What problems do they face?
What Can I do?
How does Survival help?
Amazon Indian Leaders Shot Dead by Suspected Illegal Loggers Survival International - 17 JAN 2015 Four Ashéninka Indian leaders, renowned for their work
against illegal logging in the Amazon, have been murdered near their
home in eastern Peru.
The men, Edwin Chota, Jorge Ríos Pérez, Leoncio Quinticima Melendez
and Francisco Pinedo, were traveling from their community of Saweto on
the Peruvian border to attend a meeting with other indigenous leaders in
Brazil: Guarani 'Despair' As Female Leader Murdered Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
An indigenous leader has been killed in central-western Brazil,
after campaigning for her tribe’s ancestral land to be returned.
Marinalva Manoel, a 27-year-old Guarani Indian, was allegedly raped and
stabbed to death. Her body was found on the side of a highway on
Why Are the Feds harassing Navajo Shepherds? Al Jazeera - 13 JAN 2015
In late October in a remote area of Arizona called Black Mesa,
federal SWAT teams dressed in military flak jackets and wielding assault
rifles set up roadblocks and detained people as helicopters and drones
The response made it seem as though police were targeting dangerous
criminals — terrorists, even. But they were actually detaining
impoverished Navajo (Dine’) elders accused of owning too many sheep....
The Oomaka Tokatakiya 300miles.org - 03 JAN 2015
The Oomaka Tokatakiya is a nearly 300-mile memorial horseback ride
across South Dakota in the United States. The ride starts on December
15th, at the site where the Lakota Indian Chief Sitting Bull was killed,
and traces the trail taken by some of his tribe to join Chief Big Foot.
It goes on to follow Big Foot's effort to reach Chief Red Cloud in Pine
Ridge. And ends on the December 29th at the site where the Wounded Knee
Massacre took hundreds of truly innocent lives in 1890....
The Ride to Wounded KneePhotos by Ken Marchionno Censored News - 03 JAN 2015
Future Generations Ride; a photo essay by Ken Marchionno and
Students of the Future Generations Teen Photojournalism Project
Yankton Sioux Seeks Dismissal of Transcanada's KXL
Tarsands Permit Censored News - 03 JAN 2015
YANKTON SIOUX NATION -- In a determined move, the Yankton Sioux
Tribe will square off with Transcanada on January 6, 2014 in order to
seek the dismissal of Transcanada’s bid to certify the KXL pipeline to
pass through South Dakota. The Tribe will present argument that so much
has changed from the findings of fact and conclusions of law and fifty
original conditions that were to be met by Transcanada, that it now
appears to be a new pipeline.
The other three tribes will present argument in support of
This past fall of 2014, forty one intervenors and four tribes filed
interventions against the development of the KXL pipeline at hearings
held by the SD Public Utility Commission which is facilitated by three
commissioners of that body. In addition to Yankton, the other four
tribes are Cheyenne River, Rosebud and Standing Rock....
MNN - Menace from Within Mohawk Nation News - 03 JAN
MNN, 1 Jan. 2015. The military sends in an advance force which is
often sacrificed in battle. The band councils, national, provincial and
territorial incorporated INDIAN organizations are CANADA Ink’s paid
mercenaries that directly facilitate the genocide of our people....
Sandra Rambler 'Born and Die Apache' Censored News - 03 JAN 2015 "The
words of our ancestors still hold true today, 'You are born an Apache!
You will die as an Apache! Don’t ever act like the White Man—the
How do you respond to a White Man whose name is Paul Gosar, an
Arizona Congressman who recently said, “You’re still wards of the
And then he continues and says, “One of the federal government’s
dirty little secrets is that Native American tribes are not fully
sovereign nations in today’s society.”...
Censored News readers have
selected their heroes to be honored as Heroes in Resistance. The
Lifetime Achievement Awards honor Leonard Peltier, Debra and Alex White
Plume, Billy Frank, Jr.,
Lehman Brightman and Dineh and Hopi elders. Censored News readers chose
another two dozen
Indigenous Peoples to honor with the Heroes in Resistance Awards.
The Heroes in Resistance Awards this year are in memory of the
Indigenous Peoples forced into
homelessness and assassinated as they defended their lands from mining,
deforestation and other destruction around the world....
Aboriginal Frustrations Could Lead to ‘Coherent’ Uprising
That Would Threaten Canada’s Economy
by Mark Kennedy,
West Coast Native News - 05 DEC 2014
Canada is headed toward a confrontation with its First Nations
people that could lead to “coherent civil action” that threatens the
country’s economic lifeblood, a new book warns.
Time Bomb, written by Doug Bland, former chair of Defence
Management Studies at Queen’s University, argues that the conditions
are present for an uprising by First Nations people frustrated by
decades of seeing their aspirations ignored by Canadian
150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For
The Sand Creek Massacre
NPR - 15 DEC 2014
A stretch of dry, empty prairie where the Sand Creek Massacre took
place in Colorado has hardly changed in a century and a half.
Back in December 1864, America was still months from the end of the
Civil War. Gen. William Sherman was making his infamous march across
Georgia. And from the Western Frontier, word of the shocking Sand
Creek Massacre was starting to trickle out....
Sen. McCain Leads Planned Theft of Apache Sacred Lands
for Copper Mining
UPDATE: McCain's new mode of genocide: Theft of Apache land for
McCain is the darling of the coyotes and snakes
by Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 14 DEC 2014
Sen. John McCain's new mode of genocide is no where more obvious
than in the slick theft of Apache sacred lands for the benefit of a
foreign corporation for copper mining. Of course, McCain's theft of
sacred lands in Arizona is nothing new, nor is the complicity by the
corrupt media who are in the saddle with fellow politicians and
Worldwide Prayer Gatherings Will Resume Weekly
by SENAA International - 28 OCT 2014 What Is a Worldwide Prayer
Though the specific details may vary from one support group to
another, and from one geographical location to another, the essential
concept remains the same.
A Worldwide Prayer Gathering is not so much a physical gathering into
one physical location as it is the spiritual gathering of individuals
and groups from around the world who are of one mind and one accord into
one spiritual place for a common purpose, which is to ask for the
Creator's help to bring about the circumstances that will accomplish our
common goal according to His promise.
Flagstaff Commits 3.6 Billion Gallons
of TreatedSewage for Snowmaking on Sacred Mountain
Indigenous Action News – 09 AUG 2014
FLAGSTAFF, AZ — City of Flagstaff Utility Director Brad Hill
single-handedly authorized a controversial 20-year contract to extend
sale of treated sewage for snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks in
Northern Arizona. He refused to hear public comment preceding his
“This extension amounts to committing 3.6 billion gallons of treated
sewage to be sprayed on a sensitive mountain ecosystem....”
Power Lines: A Radical Indigenous
Independent Feature Film
Indiegogo.com -- 03 NOV 2014
Thank you for supporting our indiegogo.com crowdfunding campaign!
Although our indiegogo page does not reflect it, we did reach our
goal with the additional offline contributions that were made! ...
If you are just hearing about the film and missed out on the
crowdfunding campaign, you can still support the film in other ways.
Of course, donations are always welcome! If you'd like to make a
contribution, please email me at:
Stay up to date with our production progress at:
Navajo and Hopi Governments Release
Statements on Sheep Impoundments Censored News – 30 OCT 2014 President Ben Shelly and Speaker Pro Tem LoRenzo
Bates are demanding that the Hopi Tribe and the Bureau of Indian
Affairs cooperate with a request issued by the Navajo-Hopi Land
Commission Office to cease and desist from ongoing impoundment
activities of livestock owned by Navajo residents in the Hopi
Partitioned Lands. In addition...
on Back Mesa were posted in response to the recent assault
reading “Closed” “To all Evil Forces of Gaah’ Hopi & Peabody-Bahana
Recent Aggressive Confiscationof Dineh Resisters’ Sheep Herds
by NaBahe Katenay Keedihiihii – 27 OCT 2014
Oct 24, 2014 (Big Mountain Sovereign Dineh Nation) – In the last few
days, traditional Dineh (Navajos) elders who have maintained a 40 year
resistance to federal relocation policies came under attack by the U.S.
Justice of Department supported, Hopi tribal law agencies. Law
enforcement personnel composing of federally-deputized Bureau of Indian
Affairs and Hopi tribal police, who also assisted armed Hopi tribal
rangers, confiscated an approximate total of 200 sheep and goats.
Rangers and police personnel arrived directly in front of the sheep
corral gates and pushed the complete herd into several stock trailers.
The Dineh owners and herders were not allowed to interfere or question
and so far, one Dineh man has been arrested.
Black Mesa Residents & Supporters March in Window Rock, Navajo Nation
Demands Halt to Livestock Impoundments
by Indigenous Action Media – 31 OCT 2014
WINDOW ROCK, Diné Bikeyah — On October 30, 2014, dozens of
Diné Black Mesa residents and supporters protested recent paramilitary
style assaults by Bureau of Indian Affairs agents and Hopi Rangers. The
raids, which have included agents armed with assault rifles, a
helicopter, and two drones, have resulted in 3 arrests and theft of more
than 300 sheep. Black Mesa residents met with the Navajo Hopi Land
Commission (NHLC) and outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly to
demand an immediate halt to the terrorizing of their community.
Independent Diné journalist Marley Shebala reported that the NHLC
came out of executive session at 4 p.m...
Fear and Loathing on Black Mesa
The Final Days of Reckoning for the Navajo Dineh (Reprinted from
January 2001) by Suzanne Marcus Fletcher -- 02 NOV 2014
Republished as an historical context document
mild afternoon in Big Mountain, Arizona, the northeastern tip of the
Navajo Reservation. Decent weather is one of the perks for Bonnie
Whitesinger and others living on a sacred swath of earth called Black
Whitesinger is welcoming, matter of fact, conveying little emotion when
discussing a rigorous past and uncertain future... Whitesinger details
the intense struggle the Dineh have endured since 1974, when Congress
passed the Navajo - Hopi Land Settlement Act. This law set n motion the
most significant relocation effort since the Japanese were moved en
masse to the internment camps in 1942....
Concerning Impoundments & Arrests of the Sovereign Dineh Nation on the
Black Mesa Indigenous Support (BMIS) - 28 OCT 2014
Hopi Rangers arrested two individuals and impounded 120 sheep
this morning at the homesite of Tom and Etta Begay in Red Willow
Springs. Heavily armed rangers guarded and blocked nearby dirt road
entrances as well.
“The Hopi Rangers came for our homestead early this morning. They
tried to arrest my Aunt Etta who is almost 70 years old and my dad Bahe.
They had barricades set up at the top of the hill with two police units.
When we tried to get around the barricade, they chased us for two miles
trying to hit us with their trucks; and they drew their guns at us...."
UPDATE from HPL (Hopi Partition
Land) residents: Shirley Tohannie and elder Caroline Tohannie
had their entire herd of 65 sheep impounded by the Hopi Rangers
(US federal government) Tuesday, October 22, 2014.If the fines
aren’t paid the sheep will go to auction, and the family is
being told that the sheep will not be able to return to the
family’s rangeland. The cost to release the livestock is nearly
"HALT IMPOUNDMENTS" SAYS NAVAJO HOPI LAND COMMISSION by Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 26 OCT 2014
The Navajo Hopi Land Commission's letter to Hopi Chairman
Herman Honanie states that the Hopi Tribe should desist from the
impoundment of Navajo sheep due to the traumatic impact on Navajos
with sheep on Hopi Partitioned Lands....
Navajo Generating Station, West's Largest Coal-fired Plant, on Track to
Deseret News - 28 July 28 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The
largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less
energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a
proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing
emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.
The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo
Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant's
750-megawatt units or...
IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, LEARN THEM! READ THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS!
Transcripts of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of
Rights (1st 10 amendments), and other Constitutional Amendments for your
perusal. A public service endeavor of SENAA International.
In Jewel v. NSA, EFF is suing
the NSA and other government agencies on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the
illegal unconstitutional and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their
communications and communications records.
Filed in 2008, Jewel v. NSA is aimed at ending the NSA’s dragnet
surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans and holding accountable the
government officials who illegally authorized it. Evidence in the case includes
undisputed documents provided by former AT&T telecommunications technician Mark
Klein showing AT&T has routed copies of Internet traffic to a secret room in San
Francisco controlled by the NSA.
It also includes declarations from three NSA whistleblowers along
with a mountain of other evidence, including secret government documents
recently published in the Guardian and Washington Post that confirm our
allegations. Two of the most critical documents directly reference the
“upstream” collection of communications from fiber optic cables and the domestic
telephone records collection program, which was subsequently confirmed by the
government in June, 2013....
In the wake of the past week's
revelations about the NSA's unprecedented mass surveillance of phone calls,
today the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the program violates Americans'
constitutional rights of free speech, association, and privacy.
This lawsuit comes a day after we submitted a motion to the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Court (FISC) seeking the release of secret court opinions on the
Patriot Act's Section 215, which has been interpreted to authorize this
warrantless and suspicionless collection of phone records....
On Wednesday, July 24, the
House of Representatives voted to continue the National Security Agency's
dragnet domestic surveillance programs. An amendment, introduced by
Representative Justin Amash, R-Mich., to the 2014 Department of Defense
Appropriations Act, would have blocked funding for NSA surveillance activities
that are not limited to specific persons of interest. It was rejected by a vote
As much as 70 percent of the money appropriated to the NSA by Congress is used
to pay private defense companies to conduct intelligence operations, though the
details of the NSA's budget and contracts with private companies are classified.
Federal budget experts estimate the NSA's budget to be somewhere between $10
billion to $20 billion per year....
Add your signature to the statement of solidarity with the
people of Greece backed by trade union leaders, members of
Parliament and campaigners published in the Guardian.
The people of Greece face an unprecedented economic and political
crisis. They are being driven to poverty and mass
unemployment by the demands of the so-called Troika – the
European Union, the European Central Bank, and the
International Monetary Fund which has imposed Lucas
Papademos, formerly Vice-President of the ECB, as Prime
Fears Grow as Study Shows Genetically Modified Crops 'Can
Cause Liver and Kidney Damage' Mail Online News - Originally Published 21
Fresh fears were raised over GM crops yesterday after a study
showed they can cause liver and kidney damage.
According to the research, animals fed on three strains of
genetically modified maize created by the U.S. biotech firm
Monsanto suffered signs of organ damage after just three months.
The findings only came to light after Monsanto was forced to
publish its raw data on safety tests by anti-GM campaigners.
They add to the evidence that GM crops may damage health as well as
be harmful to the environment.
The figures released by Monsanto were examined by French researcher
Dr Gilles-Eric Seralini, from the University of Caen.
Yesterday he called for more studies to check for long-term organ
How to Know If Your Fruits and Veggies are GMO, Organic, or
"Conventionally" Grown and How to Significantly Reduce the
Risk of Salmonella and e. coli Infection by Al Swilling, SENAA International - 27 DEC
There are tons of articles "out there" on the Internet on the topic
of determining which fresh produce items are genetically
modified (GM), but they all seem to insist on over-complicating
the issue. Some also provide false information to those who, in
good faith, read their articles and rely on the author's
information being thoroughly researched, accurate, unbiased, and
honest. One Web site has gone so far as to make a chart of
various first digits of the PLU codes (Product Look-Up codes)
and what they mean. That chart is inaccurate, and misleading.
Hopefully this article will simplify the task of determining, as
far as is currently possible, the conditions under which the
fresh fruits and vegetables at the local grocery store are
How do You Know if Your Food is Genetically Modified? Mercola.com - 24 JAN 2004 - Published at senaa.org
with Permission 26 DEC 2011
When polled only about one-quarter of Americans report having eaten
genetically modified food. However, if you randomly pick an item
off your grocery store’s shelves, you have a 70 percent chance
of picking a food with genetically modified (GM) ingredients.
This is because at least seven out of every 10 items have been
If more Americans were aware of this fact, the polls would
certainly turn out differently, but Americans are kept largely
in the dark about GM products, and most are not aware they are
eating these foods because there are no labeling requirements
for GM foods....
American Indian Occupation Gets Permanent Exhibit At Alcatraz sfist.com - 21 NOV 2011
Some forty years after a group of protesters—which swelled at one
point to 800 people—occupied the island of Alcatraz for 19
months to protest the unfair seizing of Native American lands, a
room in the prison's basement is getting a permanent exhibit
including video and sound recordings about the occupation. The
occupation ended in 1971, after protesters had hoped for almost
two years to turn the island into an American Indian university
or cultural center....
Snowbowl Presses on Amid Suits AZ Daily Sun - 22 NOV 2011
Those opposed to snowmaking with reclaimed wastewater at Arizona
Snowbowl are headed to court again soon -- locally and federally
-- but a Snowbowl owner said the ski area will keep building to
prepare for snowmaking next winter, under the presumption the
business will prevail legally.
Nobody's worried about it. We're moving forward," said Eric
Borowsky, a Snowbowl owner.
He said crews plan to start assembling pipeline at the ski area
perhaps in March, over the snow, to complete the $15 million
snowmaking infrastructure for use next winter....
House Approves Arizona Land Swap Bill after Fight over Iran The Hill - 26 OCT 2011
The House on Wednesday approved legislation that would allow a land
swap between a foreign-owned mining company and the U.S.
government, which would allow the company to set up mining
operations and extract copper discovered in Arizona.
Just before the final vote, Democrats argued that the bill should
be altered because the company in question, Resolution Copper
Mining LLC, is part-owned by Rio Tinto, which owns a stake in
the Rossing uranium mine in Namibia with the Iran Foreign
Investment Company (IFIC). Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) proposed
changing the bill to prevent any land exchange with a company or
affiliate connected with the IFIC....
SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL PRESS
18 November 2011
Masked Gunmen Attack Brazilian Indian Leader in
Shock Execution Survival International - 18
Survival International has developing
news from Brazil, where masked gunmen
have today executed an
Indian religious leader in front of his community.
Gunmen surrounded Nisio
his community to lie on the ground.
Witnesses say he was shot in the head, chest,
arms and legs. The 59-year-old’s body was then
Pages - SEMPER FI, Mr. Nez, From a Very Grateful SENAA Family
Last Remaining Navajo Code Talker Reflects from His NM Home on
Days of Service The Republic - 13 NOV 2011
Albuquerque, N.M. — With gnarled fingers, Chester Nez reverently
opened the small box his son Mike had fetched for him at their
West Mesa home. Even at 90 years old, Nez's face still beams as
he proudly opens it.
Careful not to touch the gold medal, Nez shares a secret.
"On the other side it says, 'We used our language to defeat the
enemy,' and that's what we did," he said.
Nez carefully puts the lid back on the box and hands it to his son
for safekeeping. Inside is a Congressional Gold Medal — one of
only 29 in existence — given to Nez by then-President George W.
Bush during a White House ceremony July 26, 2001.
Five of the "original 29? Navajo Code Talkers, the men who
developed and implemented the code that confounded the Japanese
during World War II and was never broken, received the medals
In a moment that speaks to the reverence Nez holds for his country,
instead of shaking the president's hand after being handed the
medal, he saluted Bush as his commander-in-chief.
When the ceremony took place, five of the "original 29? were
living. Today, only Nez remains....
Water Contamination Threatens Hopi Partitioned Land Navajo-Hopi Observer - 12 OCT 2011
In response to the recent discovery of water contamination on
Hopi Partitioned Lands (HPL), the Hopi Tribe's
Office of Range Management has
capped several water wells and
fenced off windmills as a public safety measure, including
some used by trespassing Navajo tribal members who
have not signed Accommodations Agreements (AA) to reside on HPL.
Water contamination was among the issues discussed earlier this
month during a Navajo AA Permittees meeting held on HPL on
behalf of the Navajos who have signed a 75-year AA. These AA
Navajo families legally reside on HPL with grazing permits
recognized by the Hopi Tribe....
Ruling: Peabody Coal May Continue Discharge of Pollutants Into
Navajo-Hopi Washes Tucson Citizen - 10 OCT 2011
The sacred land in northeastern Arizona belonging to the Navajo and
Hopi has long been exploited and polluted by Peabody Coal.
It looks as if it will continue to be that way.
If you use water in Tucson, or use electricity in Tucson then you
are using energy from those coal mines to pump water here via
the CAP canal connecting Tucson to the Colorado River, and of
course in the huge Tucson Electric Power coal-powered plant near
Alvernon and I-10.
We are part of the reason Peabody is exploiting coal from the
Native American reservations which is leading to the polluting
of their water, and now the problem is about to worsen....
Coal Remains King On Navajo Nation–For Now Fronteras - 10 OCT 2011
FLAGSTAFF — The last of the world’s largest coal-slurry plants will
literally implode next month.
The Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nevada closed in 2005
after a series of conflicts with environmentalists and the
Navajo Nation over pollution and water use. Explosives will be
strategically placed around the steel-framed boiler towers so it
will collapse and crumble into dust. And other coal-fired power
plants in the region may soon face a similar fate. That puts
hundreds of jobs for the Navajo and Hopi tribes in jeopardy....
Board Upholds Discharge Permit for NE Arizona Mine Business Week - 07 OCT 2011
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—A coal mining company can continue sending treated
storm water from its northeastern Arizona operation into nearby
washes and tributaries after an appeals board denied a review of
the discharge permit.
Environmentalists and members of the Navajo and Hopi tribes had
appealed the permit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
issued for Peabody Energy Corp.'s mining complex. They argued to
an administrative appeals board that the discharge of heavy
metals and pollutants threatens water resources that Navajo and
Hopi communities depend on for drinking, farming and ranching,
and that the EPA failed to impose limits.
In a ruling announced this week, the EPA's Environmental Appeals
Board said the groups did not show a review was warranted on any
of the grounds they presented. The board finalized the permit
that has been administratively extended since it expired in
2006, so it now expires in October 2015....
'Another Insult' U.S. EPA to Begin Cleanup Church Rock Uranium
Site Navajo Times - 06 OCT 2011
CHURCH ROCK, N.M.—The announcement by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency on Sept. 29 that it will begin removing
radioactive soil from the largest abandoned uranium mine on the
Navajo Nation came as no surprise for local residents.
Radioactive soil from the Northeast Church Rock Mine will be
removed and placed in on top of a disposal cell at the nearby
United Nuclear Corporation mill site.
The removal was one of 14 disposal site plans the U.S. EPA
considered and preferred when it announced cleanup plans for the
site in May 2009.
It took the U.S. EPA six years of planning and over 10 public
meetings to keep area residents informed of the cleanup
Cleanup Plan for Abandoned US Mine World Nuclear News - 03 OCT 2011
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a plan
to clean up the Northeast Church Rock Mine–the largest and
highest priority abandoned uranium mine on Navajo land.
The Northeast Church Rock mine was operated by
United Nuclear Corporation as a uranium ore mine between around
1967 and 1982. It included an 1800-foot (550-metre) deep shaft,
waste piles and several surface ponds. The mine adjoins a
uranium mill site....
Peaks Protesters Cite Rights Violations Navajo Times - 29 SEP 2011
FLAGSTAFF—Over 130 people turned out for a hearing held by the
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission in Flagstaff on Sept. 23,
which focused mostly on human rights violations rather than the
sanctity of Dook'o'oosliid.
The hearing was another chapter in the ongoing controversy over the
use of wastewater to make snow for the Snowbowl ski resort.
"We would make the respectful request that we don't go through that
discussion again," said Duane H. Yazzie, chair for the
commission. "Very obviously, it was those testimonies we heard
through public hearings, where we brought the issue to where it
"The main reason why we're organized is to respond on acts of
discrimination of Navajo people in border towns or whenever,"
Yazzie said. Rodney Tahe, the commission's policy analyst, said
the purpose of the public hearing is to gather new information
from current issues surrounding the Peaks....
Shack Rat Crew At Last Laid to Rest on
Services Held at Arlington National Cemetery on 03 & 04 August
for Recovered Pilot and Crew of WWII B-24 Bomber 42-40918, the
With Photo Gallery SENAA International - 06 AUG 2011
During the week of 01-05 August 2011,
families of the pilot and crew of the B-24 Liberator Bomber
42-40918, "Shack Rat", convened at Arlington, Virginia, to
finally lay to rest their lost loved ones on American soil. All
12 of the airmen have now been brought home and laid to rest on
their home soil and were given full military honors by the
nation that they served and gave their lives to defend....
NEW UPDATE: SSgt. Berthold Allen
Chastain's Remains Found, Identified, and Returned SENAA International - 06 FEB 2011
On 26 October 2010, one day before the 67th anniversary of his
disappearance, Berthold Allen Chastain's daughter, Tulie Mae
Chastain-Swilling, received a phone call from the U.S. Army
informing her that the remains of her father, along with those
of the other eleven crewmen of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
heavy bomber, 42-40918, the "Shack Rat", had been recovered and
Whenever I'm back in Flagstaff, remind me to not
drink the water!
Cyndy Cole's article in the Arizona Daily Sun, "Tribes:
New Snowmaking Plan No Better", is really an eye-opener to a
heretofore hidden danger of visiting Flagstaff, Arizona. It's
clear, now, that the water served at local restaurants and
coming from the shower heads of the motel rooms are to be
avoided by anyone who values his or her health--and it certainly
isn't suitable for making artificial snow.
Maybe the way things are done in the Southwest are different from
the Southeast. In the Southeast, waste water is purified as much
as possible, then released it into the nearest waterway. Nature
finishes the job of purification. Chlorine kills fish, so it
isn't used in "reclaimed" water that is going into local rivers.
"Reclaimed" waste water is certainly not dumped into our potable
The very notion that it is possible for "part" of an aquifer to be
mixed with treated waste water, snowmelt, and rainfall, without
affecting the rest of the aquifer, as the article suggests, is a
ridiculous concept. Anyone who has had grade school science
Some of the tribes that oppose Arizona Snowbowl's
plans to make snow with reclaimed wastewater say the new
proposal to use a slightly different Flagstaff water source is
Members speaking on behalf of the Hopi, Havasupai and Navajo tribes
say U.S. Department of Agriculture efforts to pump groundwater
downstream of the Rio de Flag wastewater treatment plant doesn't
negate their concerns about making snow.
How much that is the case varies by tribe.
The city of Flagstaff considers the well water, pumped from a depth
of 1,500 feet, to be drinkable with only minimal treatment. The
water in that part of the aquifer is a combination of discharged
treated wastewater, rainfall and snowmelt....
Ancient Culture Hidden away with Park Closure Native American Times - 08 MAR 2010
PHOENIX (AP)—Take the interstate to Flagstaff, head east
toward Albuquerque and drive until the snow disappears.
A few miles east of Winslow, a road that once led to the
ruins of an ancient Hopi civilization now dead-ends at a
“Due to budget reductions,” a sign reads, “park closed.”
But the people closing down Homolovi
Ruins State Park are expecting visitors and, by
cell phone, say the gate is not yet locked and to come
on in. Two miles down a bumpy road to the visitors
center, a man
wearing thin gloves is packing pottery and petroglyphs
into white-cardboard boxes....
Science Fiction Horror Story No Greater Joy - March-April 2010
Which word in the title is erroneous: Science—Fiction—Horror—Story?
It’s the word fiction. The food you eat is no longer the food God
made for the human body. Evolutionary scientists have
irreversibly changed the DNA of plant, animal, and human cells.
They are uncreating God’s creation, rendering staple foods unfit
for human or animal consumption....
This is artist Jana Mashonee's first music video, filmed
amid the beautiful landscape of Monument Valley Navajo
Tribal Park on the Arizona-Utah border.
Through a superb combination of dazzling
visual effects and a blend of contemporary and
traditional music that speaks to the soul, she portrays
a young Native woman on her journey of discovery of her
people's tradition, of their spirituality, of self, and
of the power that they hold. More importantly, she
discovers that only by embracing her Native heritage–and
herself–is she truly liberated.
Swilling, Founder, SENAA International
Jana's music video, "The Enlightened Time," won Best
Music Video award at Queens International, Buffalo
Niagara, and Accolades Film Festivals in 2007 and 2008.
CONGRATULATIONS, BLACKFIRE, ON YOUR NAMA AWARD! SENAA International sends a big
"Congratulations" to Blackfire for their win at the Native
American Music Awards' 10th annual celebration on Saturday
night, 04 October.
Congratulations on your NAMA award. You
certainly earned it.
Thank you for all you have done and continue
to do to raise public awareness of the racist forced
relocations, and the human rights and Civil Rights
violations against Indigenous Americans in this
"enlightened" 21st century.
For details about Blackfire and the other NAMA award
winners, visit Brenda Norrell's
Censored News. Also visit Blackfire's Web site at
Why Google Buzz Confirmed Our Two Worst Fears about Google
by Jason Hiner, TechRepublic - 22 FEB 2010
Google is not accustomed to being mistrusted by users and
flogged by the tech press, but that’s exactly what’s happened to
the search engine giant in recent weeks since the release of its
new Google Buzz social media product.
Companies like Microsoft, and to a lesser extent Apple, are
used to releasing new products and seeing them publicly attacked
and belittled. Those two companies are typically patient enough
to take feedback, integrate it into the product cycle, and then
wait for users to get on board.
Google, on the other hand, has been something of a golden
child in the tech world in the past decade. Its search engine
has become the default home page of the Internet, and the
company’s focus on engineering over profits has endeared it to
users around the world.
However, as I suggested in my article How Google became the
George Washington of the Internet, Google’s joy ride with users
could be coming to end. In fact, it may have officially happened
with the introduction of Google Buzz. We could look back at this
product launch as the turning point of Google losing its
LSO MANAGEMENT: What They Are
and What to Do About Them SENAA International - 16 FEB 2010
The computing public is becoming increasingly aware
of the existence of Local Shared Objects (LSOs),
also called "Flash cookies" or "Persistent
Identification Elements" (PIEs), the dangers they
pose, and the unethical ways that they are placed on
our machines. LSOs are the busybodies of the
Internet, sticking their
noses in your personal
business at every opportunity without
your knowledge or consent; and like most
busybodies, they're being found out.
With growing public awareness of LSOs comes a growing
demand for effective, real time control of them. Most
LSO management solutions offer management or deletion of
LSOs after potentially malicious ones have had time to
do their damage. Stand-alone LSO management utilities do
not offer real time protection, either. This tutorial
provides real-time management of LSOs....
Challenge Our Leaders Regarding "Clean Coal Technology"
- 25 JAN 2009
to send a message to our leaders, to the media, and to corporate
America that, as it now stands, there is no such thing as "clean
coal technology," and that before the use of coal can even be
considered as a clean source of energy, much more research,
development, and work must be done.
Simply "talking the talk" doesn't change the facts of
the matter. Before anyone can herald the existence of "clean
coal technology," it must first be developed; and a small-scale,
working model must be built to demonstrate its efficiency and
Measurements of the amount of energy yielded per ton
of coal by "clean" methods, and realistic rather than
speculative comparisons to the energy yield of present-day
"dirty" methods of burning coal must be made. The comparisons
must be demonstrated and recorded. The amount and nature of
pollutants and potentially harmful, cumulative emissions must be
measured and recorded over a realistic test period. Effects of
such emissions on the environment, on human health, and on the
health of wildlife must be assessed and addressed before any
entity can go forward with any coal technology that claims to be