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A horse club that participated in the Rose Parade in California Friday received the blessing of the Idaho-based Nez Perce Tribe to dress as Indians, a representative of the club...
Update! | Anti-Fascist Network: London
London Antifascists have announced they’re running coaches to Dover on the day. If you want a seat with them, email ldnantifascists[at]riseup[dot]net with the subject line “Coaches2Dover“. Facebook event here.
Brighton Antifascists have also organised a coach for the day. If you live in the area and want to travel with them email brightonantifascists[at]riseup[dot]net with the subject line “BRIGHTON2DOVER“. Cost will be �10 waged or �5 unwaged. Facebook event here.
Manchester Antifascists are organising transport and accomodation for anyone who wants to travel with them. They’ll be leaving Friday eve and getting back Sunday lunch time. Cost is approximatly �15-20. Email them at Manchesterantifascists[at]riseup[dot]net before 16th Jan if you’re interested. Facbook event here.
New Emails Reveal More Damning Details About Laquan McDonald’s
Death - Yahoo News: One email from McDonald estate attorney
Michael Robbins seems to suggest that Emanuel's office only offered
the multimillion-dollar settlement in exchange for the family's
promise to keep the video from public view.
"The provision as drafted, that we maintain the confidentiality, of the materials — principally the dash cam video —until the criminal charges are concluded, which could be in effect for years, is entirely unreasonable," Robbins wrote to Thomas Platt, one of the City of Chicago's lawyers, on April 6, according to the Daily Beast. "Nor was any such broad-sweeping confidentiality provision discussed during our meetings."
Constitutional Smoke & Mirrors Behind the Oregon Standoff: [lawatthemargins.com] Bundy and his militiamen are claiming this land belongs to the ranchers because the ranchers were working this land before the federal government declared it a wildlife refuge. But what they fail to recognize is that the Harney Basin where the Hammond ranch is located was settled in the 1870s while it was still Native American land. Bundy’s group is protesting for Constitutional rights (that contradict the constitution) to land that was illegally settled. In essence, if we go back to the original settlement of the land in question, Bundy’s group is advocating that the Federal government and Native American tribes have no stake in the land at all- a stance that is in complete opposition to the constitution. “The irony of the Bundy protest is that by their own rationale, these folks have no claim to any land in the west–let alone political autonomy over it,” states Anthony Broadman, a Seattle attorney who represents tribal governments.
When Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who faced off against Bureau of Land Management agents in an...
Holyrood independence campaigners ignore eviction deadline - The
Scotsman: Scottish Parliament officials confirmed that they
would now press ahead with legal action to remove the campaigners
from the site.
A parliament spokesman said: “We note that the period given to the campers to remove has passed without them complying with our request. Accordingly, as we stated in our letter, we are raising court proceedings for recovery of possession and we have arrangements in hand.”
However, camp spokeswoman, Moira Williams, 46, from Polmont, said she and others living at the camp expected to remain on site for the foreseeable future and claimed that up to 25 people were visiting it every day to offer support.
President Widodo Did Not Discuss Human Rights Violation During
Papua’s Visit | West Papua No.1 News Portal: Djonga, the
religious leader in the Papua Central Highlands, said the
president’s visit on 30 December failed to live up to his promise
during his previous visit for campaigning in Papua to tackle rifgts
“He talked about the development and infrastructure issues as promised and it was discussed during his visit in Wamena and other locations. I highly appreciate that he was very eager to build and develop Papua, but a little disappointed because he didn’t address the human right violations that occurred in Papua,” Father Djonga told reporters in Wamena on Tuesday (5/1/2015).
Never Mind Cliven Bundy: Here’s the Real David vs. Goliath Story
Between Ranchers and Feds | Alternet: Bundy, a
multi-millionaire farmer who hasn't paid for grazing rights on
public lands for more than 20 years, also stands to garner
substantial support from some very wealthy enemies of President
Obama. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by
billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch (which spent $122
million trying to defeat Obama and other Democrats in 2012), is
already instigating a campaign against the Bureau of Land
Management on Bundy's behalf. It began a social media campaign,
using the hashtag #BundyBattle, and is taking to the Internet to
mock the time and money the bureau has wasted (some $1 million
according to its poster) fighting the "little guy."
But Nevada is home to another epic battle between ranchers and the feds. As in Bundy's case, it involves ranchers Mary and Carrie Dann, whose ancestors lived on the land long before the federal government staked a claim to it.
Unlike Bundy, who claims his ancestors were homesteaders on his ranch in 1877 and never ceded it to the federal government, the Danns, two Western Shoshone sisters, were not trampling over land set aside for sensitive plants and animals. Nor were they getting rich off the land while, in essence, robbing the taxpayers of grazing fees.
The Danns have lived without running water or electricity their entire lives. Their tribe, the Western Shoshone, have lived in Nevada and parts west since time immemorial. The land was Shoshone land, and the U.S. formally agreed that was the case when it signed the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley, which explicitly stated that the Shoshone would never have to give up their land. That is, until the U.S. began
Far-right Czech Politicians Accused of Incitement in Old Blood
Libel Case - Jewish World News - Haaretz - Israeli News Source
Haaretz.com: The police launched criminal proceedings against
the men on December 20, and the charges were confirmed to JTA on
Adam Bartos, chairman of National Democracy, a far-right Czech political party, and Ladislav Zemanek, a party official, left the signed note last Easter at a memorial to Anezka Hruzova, a 19-year-old woman who was murdered in 1899. Bartos does not deny leaving the note.
Leopold Hilsner was sentenced to death for the crime, which attorneys suggested was part of a Jewish ritual. The case received a great deal of attention and became one of Europe’s most notorious blood libel trials. Hilsner was pardoned after 18 years in prison but never acquitted.
The note, signed by Bartos and Zemanek on behalf of the National Democracy party, said the murder “united the Czech nation and showed the urgent need to solve the Jewish question. The Jewish question has not been satisfactorily dealt with to this day.”
A big metal sign in front of Dan Akee’s home reads “Navajo Code Talker Lives Here.”...
WITHOUT IRRIGATION : PRODUCES ITS OWN FERTILIZERS
OF GROWING FOOD SOIL IS IMPROVED
The Swiss Ernst Götsch is a farmer and researcher who has migrated to Brazil in the early 80’s and has settled on a farm in the cocoa zone of southern Bahia. Since then, he’s developed soil recovery techniques through p...
Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the World: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu viruses
I want to present to you a suite of six mycological solutions, using fungi, and these solutions are based on mycelium. The mycelium infuses all landscapes, it holds soils together, it’s extremely tenacious. This holds up to 30,000 times its mass. They’re the grand molecular disassemblers of nature — the soil magicians. They generate the humus soils across the landmasses of Earth. We have now discovered that there is a multi-directional transfer of nutrients between plants, mitigated by the mcyelium — so the mycelium is the mother that is giving nutrients from alder and birch trees to hemlocks, cedars and Douglas firs.
Mushrooms produce strong antibiotics....
Biorock technology was originally developed by marine scientists Thomas Goreau and Wolf Hilbertz. A low-voltage direct current is run through the steel. This electricity interacts with the minerals in the seawater and causes solid limestone to grow on the structure. It draws on the principles of electrolysis, where the electric current causes a chemical reaction to occur which wouldn’t have otherwise.
Eventually, the limestone solidifies.
It’s the same thing that makes up [marine] skeletons. And it’s a perfect breeding ground for aquatic life.
It’s speeding up the normal reaction of coral growth. Corals on the biorocks...
Hundreds Ride to Wounded Knee for 125th Anniversary of 1890 Massacre
On December 29, 1890, the U.S. Army killed as
many as 300 Oglala Lakota Indians, including many women and
children. The commemorative Chief Big Foot Band Memorial Ride began
more than a week ago when riders set out from Bridger, South
Dakota. They traveled more than 150 miles on horseback until
reaching Wounded Knee. The site is remembered not only for the 1890
massacre, but also for the historic 1973 occupation, in which
members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee to
demand their treaty rights.
When a corporation wants to oppose environmental regulations, or support an environmentally damaging development, it may do so openly and in its own name. But it is far more effective to have a group of citizens or experts — and preferably a coalition of such groups — which can publicly promote the outcomes desired by the corporation while claiming to represent the public interest. When such groups do not already exist, the modern corporation can pay a public relations firm to create them.
The use of such ‘front groups’ enables corporations to take part in public debates and government hearings behind a cover of community concern. These front groups lobby governments to legislate in the corporate interest, to oppose environmental regulations, and to introduce policies that enhance corporate profitability. Front groups also campaign to change public opinion, so that the markets for corporate goods are not threatened and the efforts of environmental groups are defused.
Good news. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a cancelled hydro dam that spares 20,000 people from the burden of displacement. Other times, it takes the shape of a simple court admission that Indigenous Peoples do actually make the best conservationists.
In this day in age such stories are incredibly rare. They are even more difficult to find amidst the constant deluge of media that doesn’t matter. That makes them all the more valuable.
Indigenous rights victories give us all pause to celebrate, to reflect and to rejuvenate our own quests for justice.
May we encounter 10,000 more victories just like these in 2016!
One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.
Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.
Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?
You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.
You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.
But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister.
“You are five years old. You are literally taken from your home. There was no choice. You have somebody coming to your door to take you away to these boarding schools.
You as a parent have no choice; your children must go.
Some of my family don’t want to talk about their experiences, but one of the ones I did hear repeatedly was that they had this message verbally beaten into them: “You’re here because your parents don’t love you. That’s why you’re here. And that’s why they’re not coming to get you.”
Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa can’t come get you; they’re forbidden from coming to get you, forbidden to come see you.
So now you get out when you’re 18. You haven’t had a home, your mom and dad, a loving, nurturing environment to raise you. And you have this idea in your head, “You’r...
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