Tuesday, January 23, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol Continues Destroying Life Saving Water for Migrants -- New Report 2018


Update: Volunteer at No More Deaths arrested hours after the group released this report. Read article in The Guardian.

.https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/22/arrest-no-more-deaths-border-patrol-water-sabotage-migrants?__twitter_impression=true

U.S. Border Patrol has been accused of destroying food and water left in the Arizona desert for migrants. Above, a still from a video of an agent pouring water bottles out 
Dear friend of No More Deaths,

Today, No More Deaths, in collaboration with La Coalición de Derechos Humanos, is releasing Interference with Humanitarian Aid: Death and Disappearance on the US–Mexico Border. This report is the second installment of a three-part report series entitled Disappeared: How US Border-Enforcement Agencies Are Fueling a Missing-Persons Crisis. In part 2, we detail the intentional destruction of over 3,000 gallons of water left out for border crossers, implicating the US Border Patrol in the majority of this destruction.

Dineh Marcus Mitchell 'Morton County shot out my eye at Standing Rock'




By Marcus Mitchell, Dineh
Censored News
Published with permission

Good morning everyone, it is a beautiful morning. I had a dream about what is to come last night. The time has come for all of us to go after North Dakota law enforcement.
The events that have affected all of us are for life.
We pray to our ancestors, the mountains, the trees, the birds for guidance.
I ask my relatives for their aid, everyone that was on the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806 on January 18, 2017, the day I was shot, to help me collect videos and photos of that night.
The time is now, we can no longer wait for something to happen, you can go to the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and file a complaint with them about your human rights that were violated at Standing Rock.
The damages I received, some can be permanent. The loss of sight in my left eye, loss of feeling on parts of my face, my taste is affected as well, as my hearing.
The photo was taken January 24, 2017 at the United Nations hearing at Prairie Knights Casino.
I put down my corn pollen and my medicines, l, make my offering. Now we must hunt these monsters and bring them to justice.
The time is now. If we are to beat this we must do this together, for our kids and their children.
Mni wiconi and always and forever NODAPL as the drum beats louder, you can see.
#WATERISLIFE
#NODAPL
#JUSTICEFORMARCUS