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.


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.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Mohawk Nation News 'Identity Theft Update'

Music from the Frontlines of Standing Rock at Sundance Film Festival

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At Sundance Film Festival -- 'The making of Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock'

At Sundance Film Festival -- 'The making of Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock'

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Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
News video by Deadline Studio at Sundance

PARK CITy, Utah -- At the Sundance Film Festival, for the premiere of Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock, Producer Cody Lucich describes his arrival at Standing Rock water protector camps.
In this interview with Deadline Studio at Sundance, Cody describes how Sundance Film Festival reached out to him after he arrived at Standing Rock.
Cody was first shooting short breaking news videos, and at first declined to produce a feature documentary for Sundance.
However, after he saw how many non-Native filmmakers were in camp making documentaries, at least fifty non-Native filmmakers, he decided to do it.
"I realized that there was a big responsibility to tell our story from our perspective," said Cody, Maidu from Northern California.
Cody describes how Natives shared their work at camp while making their videos and films, including Kanahus Manuel.
"We were supporting one another," Cody said. "She was definitely an ally for me on the ground."
Kanahus Manuel, Secwepemc, describes how Native people came together to defend the water and defend the land. Native peoples took a stand for their right to make their own decisions.
Kanahus, daughter of Art Manuel, who was among the leading Native land and water defenders before he passed to the Spirit World, describes the sense of freedom in the water protector camps at Standing Rock. 
It was a collective message, Kanahus said.
"It scared the state of North Dakota," said Nataanii Means, Lakota, Dineh and Omaha who grew up on the Navajo Nation at Chinle.
"We were unarmed, and non-violent."
Nataanii described how they were being shot with so-called "non-lethal" rubber bullets, and people lost fingers and eyes.
Nataanii said there were children and elderly at Standing Rock and if the water protectors had been violent, Morton County and the police it brought in, "would have wiped us out."
Kanahus describes how the Tiny House Warriors in British Columbia are fighting the TransMountain Kinder Morgan Pipeline, by building tiny houses in the path of the pipeline.
"The battle is going to be right there in our homelands," Kanahus said.
Kanahus describes colonization and the forceful removal of Native people.
"It is genocide," she said.
Nataanii describes how Trump has opened up Bears Ears in Utah for mining. The Arctic has been opened up for oil and gas drilling. Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota and Wisconsin continues.
"We know what it is like to have our people die," Nataanii said of the cancer caused from uranium mining.
Kanahus said what drives her is Crazy Horse and the Warriors of the past, how hard they struggled so Native people can be here today.
"We can all stand up and make a difference," Kanahus said.
Nataanii said the force that drives him forward is the children. They are innocent and sacred.
"They didn't ask to be here," Nataanii said.
"The least we can do for future generations is make sure they have a chance to live."
Nataanii said he wants to suffer as much as he can for the children of future generations so they will not have to.

In the News
'Akicita's Native Warriors Stood up to 'Genocide,' Violence Police Militarization at Standing Rock -- Sundance Studio'
The first feature from award-winning native activist and filmmaker Cody LucichAkicita: The Battle of Standing Rock is a powerful and harrowing watch, telling the story of the Standing Rock occupation from the perspective of the “Native warriors” involved, while thrusting the viewer into the action. The largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee—back in 1890—Standing Rock unfolded over the course of almost a year, as thousands of activists and environmentalists stood their ground against a militarized police force, in protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Native territory.

Northern Nevada AIM Leads Women's March -- Photos by Bad Bear

Photos by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson
Women's March in Reno, Nevada 2018
"The Natives lead the March. The Jingle Dress Dancers and Drum group Northern Nevada AIM Chapter," said Western Shoshone Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, photojournalist.

Photos by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Censored News

Watch videos below by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Censored News

Listen:Paiute Jan Gardipe

                           (Above video) Listen: "We are here to take a stand! Our land! Our water!"

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Rattler Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement

Rattler (Photo: Jonathan Klett Liminal Films)

By Water Protector Legal Collective

Censored News

MANDAN, North Dakota: A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Michael Markus, who is known as Rattler, after reaching a non-cooperating plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, the government will drop the most serious charge and both parties will recommend a sentence of 36 months for the one remaining charge of Civil Disorder.

This is a non-cooperating agreement relating only to Rattler’s own actions and that does not require any testimony or information about anyone else.

Rattler was charged with Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense, arising from October 27, 2016 protests at Standing Rock. Under this plea agreement, the Use of Fire charge – which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and the possibility of up to 15 years in prison – will be dropped entirely. Prosecutors and the defense will then jointly recommend a sentence of 36 months on the Civil Disorder charge, although the judge does have the have the authority to go as high as five years. There is no minimum sentence. If the judge decides not to accept the agreement the case will continue to trial on both charges.

Rattler made the difficult decision to enter into the plea agreement as he was nearing trial in Bismarck North Dakota, a region that has demonstrated severe prejudice against Water Protectors. A commissioned survey found that 77% of potential jurors in Morton County and 85% in Burleigh County had already decided that defendants were guilty and many potential jurors have close connections to law enforcement or the oil industry.

Given these limited options and high stakes, Rattler decided to enter into a plea agreement that does include significant prison time but removes the risk of being convicted and sentenced to a 10 year mandatory minimum with a possibility of up to 15 years.

Rattler is an Oglala Lakota who was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He is a Sundancer and a ceremonial pipe carrier in the Lakota spiritual tradition and a Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf War. At Standing Rock he took on significant responsibilities caring for and protecting others in camp.Links:

Free Rattler Facebook page
PayPal contribution directly to Rattler
Esquire article featuring Rattler
*This statement may be excerpted or reproduced in full on the condition of proper attribution to: Water Protector Legal Collective.
Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) provides on-the-ground legal representation and coordination for Water Protectors engaged in resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, ND.

'Big Industry Cronies Lie -- Divide and Conquer of Oil and Gas Industry' by Lisa DeVille

.Letter to the Editor                                             1-19-18

By Lisa DeVille, Fort Berthold Protectors of Water Earth Rights
Mandaree, ND

Davis Refinery near the Theodora Roosevelt National Park

I attended the Department of Health’s hearing for a minor source synthetic air quality permit for Davis refinery on January 17 in Dickinson. I was one of many people who oppose the fact that Meridian has the audacity to want to site a refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. 

I can speak from experience; my community is impacted by oil and gas. I’ve seen every tactic that companies use when they want to develop an area.

I’ve seen the devastation that a refinery can bring to communities and can see the inevitable desecration that will be brought to our only National Park.

First, I and every speaker in attendance that oppose the refinery are not paid. It’s sad that pro-refinery folks resulted to insulting people who had every right to testify.

The public comments ran about 4 hours long, with overwhelming opposition (30-12) to industrializing the perimeter of TRNP.

I’ve learned that when large industries come into small communities, they intentionally divide to conquer. Citizens that were once friends and neighbors are pitted against each other over false promises such as jobs, and money. In my experience, the pie in the sky is only for a select few and the external costs and damages are on the shoulders of everyone else.

I urge the DOH to deny this air permit, it’s foolish to think that it’s our right to allow a company with no long-term interest in North Dakota to compromise our park.

If this company was going to bring such prosperity to the Belfield area, why would they have contingencies on their promises? Such as “once the refinery gets going, THEN you can have a new school.” If they were trying to be honest with the public, they would go through the proper siting permit with the Public Service Commission. Don’t fall for empty promises, big industry cronies lie.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Frack Off Chaco -- Albuquerque Court Hearing Jan. 24, 2018

Rally with us and witness oral arguments in federal court in the case fighting against the onslaught of drilling in across the Greater Chaco Landscape.
*Show your support for Greater Chaco protection!*

Because of overwhelming interest, we will be rallying outside of the federal courthouse before the court proceedings.

8AM-8:30AM -- Rally outside the courthouse. Bring your signs and banners for Greater Chaco protection, environmental justice, and indigenous rights.

The argument is scheduled for January 24, at 8:30 am, at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, 460 Vermejo Courtroom before District Judge James O. Browning. The address is 333 Lomas Blvd NW # 270, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (between 3rd & 4th Streets).

If you want to enter the courtroom, you need a government-issued ID. Camera phones, banners and signs are NOT allowed in the courthouse. The specific information is below.

Kyle Tisdel from Western Environmental Law Center and Samantha Ruscavage-Barz from WildEarth Guardians will be representing plaintiff groups which include Diné C.A.R.E., San Juan Citizens Alliance, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), WildEarth Guardians and others.
NOTICE of Motion Hearing regarding Plaintiff's Opening Merits Brief scheduled for 01/24/2018 at 08:30 AM in Albuquerque - 460 Vermejo Courtroom before District Judge James O. Browning.

Case Name: Dine Citizens Against Ruining our Environment et al v. Jewell et al
Case Number: 1:15-cv-00209-JB-LF

Halliburton destroying the sacred Chaco region,
in Lybrook, New Mexico area, on Jan. 10, 2018
Photos by Daniel Tso

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Red Fawn Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement, Statement by Water Protector Legal Collective

Press Release: Red Fawn Fallis Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement
Posted on January 16, 2018January 16, 2018

One Charge Dropped:
Government to Recommend a Maximum of 7 Years

By Water Protector Legal Collective
Censored News

MANDAN, North Dakota -- Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis today notified the court of a change of plea pursuant to an agreement with prosecutors. If the judge accepts the plea, the government will drop the most serious charge and recommend a sentence of no more than seven years for the remaining two charges.

The Lying U.S. Presidents -- How Ellsberg, Snowden and Buffy Paid the Price

Cree singer Buffy Sainte Marie
Truth tellers pay the price for the lies of the U.S. Presidents and their media, including Buffy Sainte Marie and Louise Benally of Big Mountain

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

The Guardian brought two famous whistleblowers together to talk about the impacts of exposing truth on their lives and the world.
They are Daniel Ellsberg, who exposed the Pentagon Papers and the lies about the Vietnam War, and Edward Snowden.
Ellsberg says we now have a President "that lies as he breathes" He also points out that Obama prosecuted three times as many whistleblowers as all his predecessors put together.
The story does not mention how the U.S. Presidents Johnson and Reagan put Buffy Sainte Marie out of the music business because of her stance against the Vietnam War and her hit song "Universal Soldier."
Buffy said entire shipments of her records were disappearing. She later discovered the directive from President Johnson to radio stations to stop playing her music.
Buffy told her story backstage at Dineh College on the Navajo Nation in 1999, during an open air concert in the Tsaile Mountains.
As a staff writer for Indian Country Today, I wrote Buffy's story. Those words were censored by the newspaper for seven years. Then, when published, Buffy's words about uranium mining on Lakota land at Pine Ridge remained censored.
Shortly after the article was published, which was one of many censored by the newspaper, I was terminated as a reporter with no cause given in 2006.
I had been a journalist in Indian country for 24 years, working for Navajo Times, The Associated Press, USA Today, and many others. I never worked in a paying job again as a reporter.
I did, however, create Censored News, now in its 12th year, with 17 million page views, without any ads or revenues.
It has been a platform for Indigenous Peoples and those struggling for human rights to tell their stories, and to expose the lying presidents, bogus wars and the spin of politicians and the media, and what their deceit means for people who live close to the earth.
Twitter has blocked the links of Censored News since September of 2016, when we exposed the dogs attacking peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock, and exposed the Morton County Sheriff and militarized police.
The Intercept recently exposed a law enforcement hit list, which includes my name and the name of Censored News. We of course were not leaders of the movement, as falsely shown in a diagram by law enforcement. We reported the breaking news of water protectors defending the Missouri River from Dakota Access Pipeline -- as it happened.
Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Buffy Sainte Marie have paid a heavy price for truth.
Others have killed themselves, or remain in prison, because the United States has this power to silence and abuse the truth tellers, the leakers and the whistleblowers who sacrifice their normal lives.
War means billions of dollars in profits for the war profiteers, those corporations that pad the bank accounts with contributions to presidents and Congressmen.
Spying on all the citizens of the world by way of the Internet and cellphones, as Edward Snowden exposed, makes the corroded and crumbling U.S. system continue to function -- much like a broken and clamoring wind-up clock that is running out of time, making a sharp scraping sound with each passing minute.
Buffy was one of many Natives censored by Indian Country Today.
Another was Louise Benally, who has spent her life fighting forced relocation for the benefit of Peabody Coal on Black Mesa. The coal lights up southern Arizona by poisoning Navajos at a dirty coal burning power plant, which makes Sen. John McCain and his fellow exploiters very happy.
When the U.S. first attacked Iraq, Louise Benally spoke out, and compared the War in Iraq to the forced removal of her ancestors by the U.S. Calvary from their homeland. Many Dineh died on the Longest Walk, and starved during the imprisonment at Bosque Redondo.
Indian Country Today censored Louise's words.
Censorship of words, however, has only emboldened the truth tellers, and given the facts increased intensity.
The truth about these wars, and the spying and covert activities that enable U.S. wars, continues to be told.
On Big Mountain, Louise Benally told me 30 years ago about Peabody Coal and its media spin masters: "These big corporations lie."
During my years living in the Chuska Mountains as a news reporter on the Navajo Nation, I realized there is always someone out there who knows the truth. They are willing to tell the truth for the greater good.
Ellsberg says this truth telling is important enough to die for.
In the Guardian:
Interview with Buffy 1998
The Blacklisting of Buffy Sainte Marie
Louise Benally censored:
Censored News targeted by law enforcement for coverage of Standing Rock water protectors, diagram leaked by The Intercept:

Daniel Ellsberg was charged under the Espionage Act for the release of The Pentagon Papers, and faced charges totaling 115 years in prison. The charges were ultimately dismissed.
Julian Assange of Wikileaks remains in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Assange  was recently granted citizenship in Ecuador.
Edward Snowden remains in Russia. Snowden said that since his U.S. passport was revoked, he remains there because he is unable to travel beyond Russia.
Chelsea Manning, charged with the release of the U.S. State Department files to Wikileaks -- revealing widespread spying on Indigenous Peoples by Sec. of State Hillary Clinton -- has been released from prison.
Buffy Sainte Marie continues to sing and is an icon for Indigenous rights.
Louise Benally, Dineh, continues to fight forced relocation, the energy barons, water rights thieves and lying politicians in her homeland.

Copyright Brenda Norrell, Censored News

Mohawk Nation News 'The Bully Strategy'

Monday, January 15, 2018

Προβολή Ντοκιμαντέρ - Documentary Sροβολή Ντοκιμαντέρ - Documentary Screening Black Snake Killaz

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Black Snake Killaz
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στην Κατάληψη στο Μπίνειο - at Mpineio Squat Edit
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Documentary Screening - Documentary Screening Documentary - Documentary Screening
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Flagstaff March Against Snowbowl's Sewage Snow on Sacred Mountain

Article by Klee Benally
Photo by Benjamin Dale
More than 50 people rallied then marched through the streets of Flagstaff to call for an end to the contract the City maintains with Arizona Snowbowl. Since 2012 the City of Flagstaff has sold up to 900 million gallons of treated sewage for snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks. The Peaks are held holy by 13 Indigenous Nations.
Email council@flagstaffaz.gov and urge them to #haveaspine and stop cultural genocide by ending the Snowbowl wastewater contract.
You can also come to the City council meeting this Tuesday at 6pm and urge them to #endthecontract in person.

Paid FBI informant to testify at Red Fawn's trial

FBI infiltrator Heath Harmon of Fort Berthold, North Dakota
Paid FBI Infiltrator Heath Harmon, brother of Standing Rock BIA Police Officer Chad Harmon, will $40 a day to  testify at the trial of Red Fawn, after posing as her lover

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News
Update Jan. 16, 2018
Red Fawn reaches non-cooperating plea agreement

Heath Harmon, paid FBI informant at Standing Rock water protector camp, owned the revolver Red Fawn Fallis is charged with firing. Harmon, from Fort Berthold, North Dakota, posed as Red Fawn's lover, and continued to deceive her after she was jailed, sharing his notes with prosecutors.

A new article by C.S. Hagen, at High Plains Reader, reveals Harmon was not the only infiltrator. Further, TigerSwan mercenaries worked without a license in North Dakota, and in conjunction with local and joint law enforcement task forces. TigerSwan was involved in promoting dissension within the camps, and entrapping the water protectors who were targeted by law enforcement, according to court documents.
Hagen, in the article, NO DAPL activists hoodwinked by Paid FBI Informant, Defense says, writes that Harmon will receive.$40 a day as pay as an FBI informant, when Red Fawn goes on trial on Jan. 29, 2018, at the federal courthouse in Fargo, North Dakota.
Hagen reports, "Harmon, however, may not have been the only infiltrator; he’s simply the only person known by name, so far. Others were embedded in the camps, according to the testimony. Informants gave briefings to law enforcement about what they had witnessed."

Read article at High Plains Reader

(Above) Paid FBI infiltrator Heath Harmon, from Mandaree, North Dakota, contacted 
his brother BIA Lt. Police Officer Chad Harmon at Standing Rock BIA Police, 
to become an informant in water protector camps at Standing Rock in 2016. 
The above article and photo is from 2010.

Heath Harmon, from Mandaree, North Dakota, contacted his brother BIA Lt. Police Officer Chad Harmon at Standing Rock BIA Police, to become an informant in water protector camps at Standing Rock in 2016.

Officer Chad Harmon was on the BIA Police Force at Standing Rock at the time, and continues to be.

Pine Ridge GOONs, COINTELPRO and Standing Rock FBI infiltrator: Heath Harmon and Gerald Fox 

The Intercept reports that Heath Harmon's uncle Gerald Fox was a BIA officer at the standoff at Wounded Knee and then at all major Native struggles, in a BIA special operations unit. 

During those years, Red Fawn's mother, Troy Lynn Yellow Wood, was among the members of the American Indian Movement targeted by law enforcement. Before her death, Denver Intelligence Police files exposed in court showed the targeting of the American Indian Movement.
Earlier, COINTELPRO was exposed, showing the widespread targeting of AIM, the Black Panthers and others.

The Intercept reports: 

Harmon is part of a different lineage. In his interview with law enforcement, he noted that his uncle Gerald Fox had been on the “other side” of the AIM struggle at Pine Ridge. Fox was a BIA officer who stood off against AIM during the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, alongside members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI. According to a 2010 obituary in the Bismarck Tribune, Fox went on to join a BIA special operations unit, and between 1976 and 1984 “was detailed to every major Native conflict that happened in the United States.”
The Reality of Oil and Gas Industry: Crime and Destruction

The resistance to Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock is a continuation of the struggle against the oil and gas industry in North Dakota, which is driven by politicians, and fueled by the co-opted media and the police, for the benefit of private corporations.

Three Affiliated Tribes, where Heath Harmon is from, has been a nucleus of violent crime due to the oil and gas industry.
Former Chairman Tex Hall gained popularity at the National Congress of American Indians, before Hall inundated the land with oil and gas drilling, poisoning the land, water and air, and man camps brought in violent crime.
Then, Hall's oil and gas business partner was convicted of the murder-for-hire of two of their business partners, including a young man who was bludgeoned to death.
The man camps of oil and gas workers have brought violent crimes, sex crimes and the exploitation of women and children.
Read more:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Halliburton Fracking Destroying Sacred Chaco Region

Halliburton destroying the sacred Chaco region,
in Lybrook, New Mexico area, on Jan. 10, 2018
Photos by Daniel Tso