Tuesday, August 4, 2015

In Memory and Honor of 77 Apache Freedom Freedom Fighters

By Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache
Censored News

77 APACHE FREEDOM FIGHTERS jumped to their death in the 19th Century at Apache Leap cliffs from Superior, AZ. APACHES OPPOSE DESTRUCTION of Apache Leap, Oak Flat and Ga'an Canyon by the British/Australian mining consortium that destroys the land surrounding holy ancestral and sacred land along with its historical, cultural, environmental and recreational values. PROTECT OAK FLAT! Occupation continues at Chi'Chi'Bilda'Goteel. Edith Starr and her sister, Lorraine Cooley, still protesting today as they were nearly ten years ago. Thank you Edith and Lorraine!

Women Never Forgotten: The Murals and Memorials of Ciudad Juarez

Women Never Forgotten: The Murals and Memorials of Ciudad Juarez

By Frontera NorteSur
Posted at Censored News with permission
Editor’s Note: As one of our last stories, Frontera NorteSur is proud to publish this photo essay on a quiet cultural revolution that is visually transforming Ciudad Juarez while ensuring that memories and demands of justice for murdered and disappeared women are not swept under the rug.

Near the intersection of Vicente Guerrero and Lopez Mateos in Ciudad Juarez, local artist Maclovio describes a hypnotizing mural that honors three female victims of disappearance and homicide-Esmeralda Castillo Rincon, Rosa Virginia Hernandez Cano and Adriana Sarmiento. Conjuring up a sweeping and turbulent landscape, Maclovio and his helpers place the short lives of three girls and women in a world of militarism and nuclear bombs, migration and femicide, or feminicide- the systemic killing of women.

New Photos! Apache Stronghold at US Capitol by Sandra Rambler

Photos by Sandra Rambler: Apache Stronghold at US Capitol
San Carlos Apache
Censored News

Photo captions from top to bottom:

On 7-21-2015: Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe are joined by other native tribes in the U.S. and Indigenous Peoples in their march with the Apache Stronghold to from Lafayette Park to the U.S. Capitol in their efforts to repeal the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange which allows U.S. federal land to be handed over to a foreign company, Resolution Copper Company--BHP--Rio Tinto based out of Australia.

On 7-22-2015, U.S. Arizona Congressman, Raul Grijalva addresses the American people gathered for a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., while he talks about the H.R. Bill 2811 which he co-sponsored with 17 other Members of the U.S. Congress to repeal the SE Oak Flat Land Exchange.  Joining him on stage were members of the San Carlos Apache Tribal Council, Wendsler Nosie, Sr. (Peridot District); Jonathan Kitcheyan (Bylas District); Mitch Hoffman (Seven Mile District) and present but not pictured were Bernadette Goode (Seven Mile Wash District) and Allred Pike, Jr. (Bylas District).

On 7-22-2015, San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman, Terry Rambler, praised the "Apache Stronghold" for their successful spiritual journey from sacred and holy Apache land to the U.S. Capitol in an effort to keep protecting ancestral holy Apache land at Oak Flat in Arizona.

On 7-22-2015, members of the Apache Stronghold gathered for a picture at the U.S. Capitol, prior to going to visit AZ Congressman, Paul Gosar's office in Washington, D.C.

On 7-22-2015, San Carlos Apache tribal members, Julia Bekinnie (Bylas), Justin Burshia (New York) and Nanna Farrell (Hawaii) joined the Apache Stronghold in their caravan to Washington, D.C. to urge members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Section 3003 of the $585 million National Defense Authorization Act passed last Dec. 2014 which gives away federal land revered as holy and sacred ancestral land to the Apaches and Indigenous Peoples in Southeast Arizona.

On 7-22-2015, San Carlos Apache tribal members, Vonda and Craig Cassadore (Bylas), Julie Bekinnie (Bylas), Justin Burshia (New York), Nanna Farrell (Hawaii) and Mary Jane Tapija (Seven Mile Wash) participated in the spiritual march from Lafayette Park to the U.S. Capitol in support of the Apache Stronghold three-week caravan which began from Dzil Ncha Si An (Mount Graham) to Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) to Washington, D.C., to urge the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange while protecting Oak Flat.

On 7-21-2015, members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe were joined by various Native Tribes throughout the U.S. and Indigenous Peoples while joining the Apache Stronghold in their spiritual march from the west lawn of Lafayette Park to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. 

On July 29, San Carlos Apache Vice-Chairman, Tao Etpison was interviewed by an Australian network, Channel 7, at Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) where Vice-Chairman Etpison gave an overview of the unjust manner in which a rider was snuck through the NDAA which was passed last December 2014, and that the San Carlos Apache Tribe continues to uphold their position in opposing the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and wholeheartedly supports the efforts of the Apache Stronghold who recently traveled by caravan to Washington, D.C.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Dan Bacher: Sacramento activists sing 'No Fracking No Way' at protest

Photo of Raging Grannies singing in front of the Department of Conservation by Dan Bacher.

Sacramento activists sing "No Fracking No 
Way" at protest 

by Dan Bacher 
Censored News

The Sacramento Chapter of "System Change Not Climate Change" held a protest, featuring the "Raging Grannies" singing their songs calling on the Brown administration to end fracking now, on August 1 at 11 am at the California Department of Conservation office in Sacramento.

The Raging Grannies - Robin Durston, Jennie Taylor, Joan Kelly, and Ellen Schwartz - sang five songs, including "The Monterey Shale," "Hydrofracking Sucks, "No Fracking No Way," "Fracking and "We Curse You Fracking CEOs." 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Want to be duped? Log in at Facebook!

Scams and fraud proliferate on Facebook

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

From the plagiarized news articles by reporters who never leave their homes, to the fundraising scams by the self-promoting, Facebook is a teeming hot cesspool of fraud.

There are of course wonderful posts there as well, but you have to be part private eye and part professional digger to unearth them.

The majority of news articles that I see posted on Facebook are plagiarized.

Not only do these stay-at-home plagiarizers benefit financially by stealing others work, but they avoid all the dangerous risks of being a reporter. They stay home and profiteer from others research. They let others pay the high price of travel to be present on news stories.

The majority of the popular Native websites are bankrolled by casinos. There is no need for them to plagiarize and steal copyrighted photos. They have money to pay photographers for photos, and send reporters out to cover the news. Indian Country Today is owned by the wealthy Oneida in New York. Yet, they don't actually have reporters out covering the news. For years ICT has relied on plagiarism.

Indianz owners, Ho Chunk Inc. in Nebraska, recently received an $80 million spy contract from the US for domestic and international spying. They don't have reporters out covering the news either. It is copy and paste news.

Many of the other news websites copy and paste with reckless disregard for the hard working journalists and activists out there, taking the risks, investing the time, and often spending their own money.

As for fundraisers, do some background checking before promoting or donating at fundraising sites. It easy for people to look ethical on Facebook -- even those who have been pocketing donations, and going on shopping sprees with donations for years.

Just because it appears on a fundraising website doesn't mean that the project will ever actually happen.

As for the non-profits, ask about their salaries, and the incoming grants that you never hear about. Grants to even small non-profits are often $100,000 to $200,000. Many times these huge grants are based on grassroots Indigenous struggles and the grassroots people are never informed about them. One popular topic for these huge grants is sustainable traditional foods.

The Christensen Fund is one of those giving out these large grants for sustainable food projects and the grassroots people at workshops are not informed of these grants. To make matters worse, the Christensen Fund money comes from mining, according to its website. Check the grants database on their website to see who has been receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars for sustainable projects without letting the people know.

And if you think Native Seeds Search is being operated by Native people -- just take a stroll through their new plush building in Tucson. I didn't see any Native people the last time I was there. Are Native people benefiting from the sale of their ancestral seeds?

Most of the big non-profits pay their top folks $400,000 to $1 million annually in salaries and perks. This includes UNICEF, Save the Children and United Way. You can buy a lot of beans and notebooks with that. The Goodwill CEO makes millions. The Red Cross can't explain what happens to millions it receives. The salaries are on Charity Navigator.

But even small non-profits are often concealing salaries of $50,000 to $100,000.

If you're still skeptical, just scroll through Facebook. There's plenty of fraud there. And of course Big Brother is always watching your every move, tracking you there and across the Internet from Facebook.

At Facebook, all your log-in locations are saved. They know where you sleep at night, if you log-in, and who else sleeps there, if they log in to Facebook.

And that my friends is just creepy.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nihigaal bee lina Walkers near Dibe Nstaa


Reception Native American Center,
Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, Sunday, August 2, 2015, 5 -- 7 pm.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Quiqui Lee Photos: Halting Shell's Arctic Ship at Portland Bridge


Thank you to Quiqui Lee, Opata Apache photographer, for sharing these incredible photos 
with Censored News. To publish these photos, contact her at Quiquilee@hotmail.com

At St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, activists spent 40 hours suspended blocking the icebreaking ship hired by Shell to begin its Arctic drilling. Police and Coast Guard moved in to remove them.

(c)Quiqui Lee photos

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Censored News was created in response to censorship by Indian Country Today. Censored News publisher Brenda Norrell was a longtime staff reporter for Indian Country Today, when she was censored repeatedly and terminated in 2006. Now in its 9th year with no advertising, grants or sponsors, Censored News continues as a labor of love, a service to grassroots Indigenous Peoples and human rights advocates.

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 33 years, beginning at Navajo Times during the 18 years that she lived on the Navajo Nation. She served as a stringer for AP and USA Today on the Navajo Nation and later was based in Tucson and traveled with the Zapatistas in Mexico.

After being blacklisted by all the paying media, Norrell has continued to work without pay, providing live coverage with Earthcycles from Indian lands across the US, including live coverage of the Longest Walk, with the five month live talk radio across America in 2008.