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James Anaya (former UN Special Rapporteur) visits Mapuche land in Argentina.
Credits Alejandro Parellada IWGIA
   
Indigenous Peoples Are Fighting to Save the Earth for All of Us
by Pamela Leiva Jacquelín, Intercontinental Cry  -  13 SEP 2017
    Imagine that your survival depended on defending your right to live where you are standing right now.
    Any day, the government could decide to start extracting oil or constructing a highway, exactly where your family goes to sleep every night, without consulting you. Just picture the mine or highway polluting the water you drink and poisoning the soil so completely that crops can't even grow. On top of this, every day you are pushed to speak a foreign language in a country that endangers your culture and way of life.
    This scenario is not fictitious. It is a reality for many of the 370 million people worldwide who identify as Indigenous Peoples. If there could be a simple way to define them, we can agree that they are the living descendants of the pre-colonized inhabitants of lands now dominated by others....  
Red Fawn Fallis   Photo: Morton County Sheriff's Department
   
Change of Venue Granted for DAPL Protester Accused of Firing a Gun
by J.R. Havens, KFYR-TV  -  13 SEP 2017
    A woman who was charged in January with firing a gun during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in November, has been granted a change of venue.
    A court document filed today says the trial for Redfawn Fallis will now be in Fargo in December.
    The document says Fallis’ motion argues that a change of venue is necessary to ensure she receives a fair and impartial trial due to “widespread prejudicial publicity regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in general, and her arrest in particular.”
Wednesday's protests pulled a bevy of state police troopers off other deployments, according to Capt. John Penniman.  HEATHER BELLOW - THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
   
10 Arrested in Pipeline Protest at Tennessee Gas Co. Headquarters in Sandisfield
by Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle
    SANDISFIELD [MA] — Another round of anti-pipeline protests and arrests here Wednesday stalled pipeline workers and pulled more than 20 Massachusetts State Police troopers into the area.
    A total of 10 activists were arrested at or near the local Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. headquarters on South Beech Plain Road, a dirt road that intersects a farm and the company's nearly completed and existing natural gas pipelines.
    Protesters from both Sugar Shack Alliance and a water protector camp in Central Massachusetts began the blockade around 11 a.m. while another group that dubbed themselves the "pink police" knocked on the door at company headquarters, and presented a mock arrest warrant for Kinder Morgan Executive Chairman Richard Kinder and former Vice Chairman William Morgan.
    Kinder Morgan is the parent company of Tennessee Gas....  
In this July 25, 2017, photo provided by Wisconsin Public Radio, crews begin work on the Wisconsin segment of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 near Superior, Wis. 
(Elizabeth McMahon/Wisconsin Public Radio via AP)
   
Enbridge Has Failed to Make Case for Line 3 Plan: Minnesota Department of Commerce
by Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press; Global News, Canada  -  12 SEP 2017
    Enbridge Energy has failed to establish the need for its proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and it might be better to just shut down the existing line, the Minnesota Department of Commerce said Monday.
    In filings with the state Public Utilities Commission on Monday, the agency said refineries in Minnesota and the upper Midwest already have sufficient supplies of crude oil and little capacity for processing more of it. It said Minnesota’s demand for gasoline and other refined petroleum products appears unlikely to increase over the long term. And it said the proposal carries serious environmental and socio-economic risks that outweigh the benefits to Minnesota....
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Sacred Stone Camp  -  10 AUG 2017
Jennifer is from San Ildefonso Pueblo. She is a lead organizer with The Red Nation, Vice President of University of New Mexico (UNM) KIVA Club, and a student at UNM.  Photo by Vanessa Bowen
   
Liberation As Santa Fe Celebrates Conquest and Genocide
"I pray that liberation becomes something possible in the minds of all Native people"

by Jennifer Marley, San Ildefonso Pueblo; Censored News  -  12 SEP 2017
    On Friday, my predictions of increased violence from police and Entrada attendees came true. Everything we have been trying to bring to light was shown loud and clear; the logic of conquest is alive and well here in New Mexico. For those of you who have not read any of the recent articles pertaining to the situation, I will give a brief recap.
    Santa Fe police created illegal boundaries made to corral peaceful protesters on public property. Anyone with basic knowledge of criminal trespass law knows that no one can "trespass" on public property. This alone has caught the attention of national legal organizations. The barricade that police set up was deemed a "free speech zone," but it was more akin to a reservation. The Santa Fe Police Department's (SFPD) upfront lack of regard for the basic civil rights of protesters is something that exemplifies what I mean when I say "it's only free speech if it's racist." At one point a Native man was arrested for criminal trespassing because he was wearing a bandana on his head in the plaza; because he was simply existing in that space....
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US Judge Cites Tribal Sovereignty in Dismissing Coal Lawsuit  
by Susan Montoya Bryan, AP; Ledger-Enquirer  -  12 SEP 2017

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A U.S. district judge cited tribal sovereignty in dismissing a lawsuit aimed at shutting down a coal-fired power plant and adjacent mine near the Arizona-New Mexico border.
    The lawsuit by environmental groups was targeting the 2015 approval by the U.S. government of a lease extension for the Navajo Mine and the Four Corners Power Plant, which has for decades provided electricity to customers throughout the Southwest.
    The groups argued that the Interior Department and other agencies did not consider clean-energy alternatives or possible effects on endangered species in the region when they approved the 25-year extension.
    In the order issued Monday, Judge Steven Logan of Phoenix tossed the case since the mine is owned by a corporation created by the Navajo Nation, which makes it immune from such legal challenges. The judge said the case could not move forward without the mine as a defendant....
China to Phase Out Internal Combustion Engine Cars
   
China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race
Bloomberg News  -  10 SEP 2017

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.

Xin Guobin, the vice minister of industry and information technology, said the government is working with other regulators on a timetable to end production and sales. The move will have a profound impact on the environment and growth of China’s auto industry, Xin said at an auto forum in Tianjin on Saturday.

The world’s second-biggest economy, which has vowed to cap its carbon emissions by 2030 and curb worsening air pollution, is the latest to join countries such as the U.K. and France seeking to phase out vehicles using gasoline and diesel. The looming ban on combustion-engine automobiles will goad both local and global automakers to focus on introducing more zero-emission electric cars to help clean up smog-choked major cities.

“The implementation of the ban for such a big market like China can be later than 2040,” said Liu Zhijia, an assistant general manager at Chery Automobile Co., the country’s biggest passenger car exporter that unveiled a new line for upscale battery-powered and plug-in hybrid models at the Frankfurt motor show last week. “That will leave plenty of time for everyone to prepare.”...
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Red Lake [Chippewa, Red Lake Band] economic development director Sam Strong picks banana peppers at the tribe's test garden in Redby, Minn., on Aug. 23, 2017. The test garden is the first step in the tribe's food sovereignty effort.  John Enger | MPR News
   
Fish Guts, Heritage Tomatoes: Red Lake Works to Feed Its Own
by John Enger, MPR News  -  12 SEP 2017
    Red Lake Indian Reservation leaders hope within a few years to feed the roughly 5,000 tribal members who live there with fresh, organic produce grown on the reservation. It's an enormous task that sounds more biblical than doable.
    Tribal leaders, though, have a plan. It began in a garden and a lot of it has to do with fish guts.
    The tribe's first step toward what leaders call food sovereignty was a small test plot planted last year — about an acre of peppers, kale, and pretty much any other vegetable you can grow in northern Minnesota. It wasn't terribly successful at first.
    Last fall, tribal economic development director Sam Strong had a few thousand pounds of fish guts hauled in from the tribe's walleye processing facility, and tilled into the ground. Now the tomato plants are 8 feet tall....
President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed the Clean Energy Economy Executive Order during Friday's Miss Navajo Pageant.
   
President Begaye Signs Executive Order Implementing Clean Energy Economy for the Navajo Nation
Mihio Manus, Communications Director, Navajo Nation; Press Release,  -  12 SEP 2017
    WINDOW ROCK - President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed an Executive Order to build a clean energy economy for the health and sustenance of the Navajo Nation on Friday, Sept.8, during the Miss Navajo Pageant at the Navajo Nation Fair.
    The Executive Order aims to promote energy security while safeguarding the health of the Navajo people and increasing the Nation’s prosperity.
    “Many of our people are concerned with the environmental impacts resulting from the Nation’s dependence on fossil fuel markets,” President Begaye said. “With this Executive Order, we plan to further our utilization of renewable energy sources like solar, where we can start to transition our buildings and street lights to operate on solar energy.”
    The Executive Order mandates that within 120 days the head of each agency will submit a report detailing ways in which their department can improve on its environmental performance. Within 180 days of the Order’s date, the Navajo Nation will establish an integrated strategy towards environmental sustainability....
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In response to the Standing Rock Sioux battle against the Dakota Access pipeline, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin amended its constitution to include the Rights of Nature. This is the first time a North American tribe has used a Western legal framework to adopt such laws.  Photo by Michael Runkel/Getty
   
Corporations Have Legal Personhood, but Rivers Don’t? That Could Change
Indian Country could finally see an end to nonconsented infrastructure projects if they follow New Zealand’s Maori in achieving legal protection for natural entities.
by Kayla DeVault, Yes! Magazine  -  12 SEP 2017
    In mid-March of this year, New Zealand officially recognized the Whanganui River as a living entity with rights. The river, which the Maori consider their ancestor, is now offered protection through the New Zealand legal system against any human or human-led project that threatens its well-being. It is a critical precedent for acknowledging the Rights of Nature in legal systems around the world.
    The communities seeking protection for their natural entities through this approach are operating from a non-Western, often indigenous paradigm that holds a spiritual reverence to homelands and natural systems and an urgency to protect their natural resources. These values are not held in the laws of colonial governments like New Zealand, Australia, Canada, or the United States. But that does not mean they cease to exist, and, in fact, we are seeing a revival.
    In response to the Standing Rock Sioux battle against the Dakota Access pipeline, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin amended its constitution to include the Rights of Nature. This is the first time a North American tribe has used a Western legal framework to adopt such laws. Some American municipalities have protected their watersheds against fracking by invoking Rights of Nature....   
 
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The Cholla Power Plant outside Joseph City, Arizona
   
Trump Administration Erodes Environmental Protections
The courts have slowed some rollbacks but many have moved ahead.
by Elizabeth Shogren, DC Dispatch, High Country News  -  11 SEP 2017
    The Trump administration has been steadily undoing environmental protections established by the Obama administration. Rules designed to fight climate change have been especially targeted. Many such efforts are still underway because the Administrative Procedure Act and other laws require agencies to go through a lengthy process to rescind or rewrite a rule. That includes drafting a proposal, weighing costs and benefits, seeking public comment and submitting major rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review. Executive orders and other policies are easier to rescind. Here are some of the rollbacks that have important implications for the West and public lands:...
    CLEAN WATER RULE...
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Santa Fe, the Great Exploiter, Responds to Conquistador Protest with Nazi-Style Oppression
by The Red Nation, Censored News  -  11 SEP 2017
    On Friday, September 8, approximately two hundred people rallied in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico to demand that the City of Santa Fe abolish the racist reenactment of reconquest known as the Entrada (“the entry”) and to bring attention to illegal fracking in Chaco Canyon, a site that is sacred to Diné and Pueblo people. The rally was led by The Red Nation (TRN), UNM KIVA Club, In the Spirit of Po’Pay, and New Mexico Showing Up for Racial Justice (NM-SURJ), as well as various other Native and non-Native groups.
    The City ignored a statement issued by the #AbolishTheEntrada coalition prior to the protest encouraging officials to stand with us in denouncing racism and the celebration of genocide and conquest. They instead chose to double down on their defense of racism and violent colonial revisionist history by brutalizing Indigenous people and violating their First Amendment rights. On Friday, in Santa Fe, history didn’t repeat itself — it stayed the same.
    Indigenous people undergo ongoing brutalization by armed men of the state who uphold white supremacy and settler colonialism on stolen Pueblo land. Today, conquistadors and cavalrymen simply wear different uniforms. But the tactics remain the same....  
NEW DOCUMENTARY: "MORE THAN A PIPELINE"
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MoreThanAPipeline  -  29 JUN 2017
    We need your help! The making of the film 'More than a pipeline' has cost us over €28.000,-
    We made the film from our hearts and would love to make it available online for free so as many people as possible around the world learn about the suppression of the First Nations....
More Than a Pipeline, Documentary - English Version
by Robert Bridgeman, YouTube  -  30 JUN 2017
    We are grateful, humble and proud to announce the online release of More than a pipeline. MORE THAN A PIPELINE is a story about 500 years of suppression of the First Nations and how Standing Rock is basically a next chapter in that story.
    This is a 100% non- profit project that relies on donations of viewers. The objective of the film is to increase global awareness about the suppression of The First nations of the US and other countries around the world. But also to show how they resurrected and found back their identity.

DONATE: www.morethanapipeline.com/donate
More Than a Pipeline, Documentary - Dutch Subtitled Version
by Robert Bridgeman, YouTube - 30 JUN 2017
    We are grateful, humble and proud to announce the online release of More than a pipeline. MORE THAN A PIPELINE is a story about 500 years of suppression of the First Nations and how Standing Rock is basically a next chapter in that story.
    This is a 100% non- profit project that relies on donations of viewers. The objective of the film is to increase global awareness about the suppression of The First nations of the US and other countries around the world. But also to show how they resurrected and found back their identity.

DONATE: www.morethanapipeline.com/donate
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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.
   While at ICT, 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....
Censored 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 sponsors.
   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 human rights. www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

   Please Donate to and Support this important voice for Indigenous people and human rights. --Al Swilling, Founder, SENAA International
  
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LSO MANAGEMENT: What They Are
and What to Do About Them

SENAA International  -  16 FEB 2010
  
Introduction
  
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....
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Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights and Other Amendments
SENAA International  -  28 JULY 2013

   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.
  

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U.S. Declaration of Independence
SENAA International  -  28 JULY 2013

Transcript of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.  A public service endeavor of SENAA International.
   

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Medical Fund for
Sophia Wilansky

$431,987 of $500,000 goal
Raised by 14,923 people in
6 months

GoFundMe - 21 NOV 2016
    Sophia Wilansky is a water protector from New York. She left New York City several weeks ago to help with the struggle at Standing Rock. She been an active participate and family to the activist groups NYC Shut It Down and Hoods4Justice. Sophia has always been committed to confronting injustice through vigilance and resistance.
    Sophia was giving out bottles of water to protectors holding down the space when she was shot with a concussion grenade. The explosion blew away most of the muscles, femural and ulnal arteries were destroyed, and one of her forearm bones was shattered. She was air lifted to County Medical Center in Minneapolis were she’s currently undergoing a series of extensive, hours-long surgeries from the injuries sustained from the blast.
    We must to support our comrades when they need us the most. She needs all of us right now. After all she is our family.
    Please consider donating to help pay for her treatment.

 Help spread the word!

Medical Fund for Vanessa (Sioux Z)
GoFundMe - 27 NOV 2016

    Vanessa has been on the front lines fighting DAPL and working security for Oceti Sakowin since September 11. During the action on November 20 at the Backwater bridge, she was intentionally shot in the eye with a tear gas canister from 6 feet away. It was aimed directly at her face by a Morton County officer. She was seen at Bismarck Sanford hospital and released because she had no insurance. She has a detached retina and needs surgery to ensure her vision. She is now seeking medical attention in Fargo. Donations will be used for the cost of the 2 ER visits, surgery, medications, and recovery.



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