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Tuesday, 12 January

16:23

Why We Should Stop Calling the Malheur Militia Terrorists, and Start Calling Them Racists Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Why We Should Stop Calling the Malheur Militia Terrorists, and Start Calling Them Racists: [itsgoingdown.org] This terrorism enhancement and recall of their release was seen as “double jeopardy” to many on the right, and it was taken up by a growing militia movement that see this as the federal government overreaching into the property rights of rural ranchers. Ammon Bundy, son of white supremacist rancher Cliven Bundy, used this as an opportunity to restart the militia movement response to his family’s fight with federal authorities over his unpaid grazing fees for use of federal land. What came next was well watched, as Bundy and Ryan Payne, a well known Islamophobic conspiracy theorist, came to Burns in December and set up a meeting called the Committee of Safety to try and stop the sentencing of the Hammonds. As the group swelled, almost entirely from non-residents, they moved on to enter and occupy an administration building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This is essentially a federal building used to protect the habitat and wildlife of the area, and likely an example of the kind of “liberal” public use of land that they want to see turned over to ranchers, miners, and loggers.

16:21

Why We Should Stop Calling the Malheur Militia Terrorists, and Start Calling Them Racists Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Why We Should Stop Calling the Malheur Militia Terrorists, and Start Calling Them Racists: [itsgoingdown.org] This terrorism enhancement and recall of their release was seen as “double jeopardy” to many on the right, and it was taken up by a growing militia movement that see this as the federal government overreaching into the property rights of rural ranchers. Ammon Bundy, son of white supremacist rancher Cliven Bundy, used this as an opportunity to restart the militia movement response to his family’s fight with federal authorities over his unpaid grazing fees for use of federal land. What came next was well watched, as Bundy and Ryan Payne, a well known Islamophobic conspiracy theorist, came to Burns in December and set up a meeting called the Committee of Safety to try and stop the sentencing of the Hammonds. As the group swelled, almost entirely from non-residents, they moved on to enter and occupy an administration building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This is essentially a federal building used to protect the habitat and wildlife of the area, and likely an example of the kind of “liberal” public use of land that they want to see turned over to ranchers, miners, and loggers.

15:10

The Koch Brothers' Dad Built an Oil Refinery for the Nazis Aboriginal News Group Newswire

The Koch Brothers' Dad Built an Oil Refinery for the Nazis: [gawker.com] The book is largely focused on the Koch family, stretching back to its involvement in the far-right John Birch Society and the political and business activities of their father, Fred C. Koch, who found some of his earliest business success overseas in the years leading up to World War II. One venture was a partnership with the American Nazi sympathizer William Rhodes Davis, who, according to Ms. Mayer, hired Mr. Koch to help build the third-largest oil refinery in the Third Reich, a critical industrial cog in Hitler’s war machine.

12:25

Burns Paiute Tribe condemns occupation of wildlife refuge Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Burns Paiute Tribe condemns occupation of wildlife refuge: [ktvb.com] Roderique said she saw the occupiers as outsiders who did not understand the community they profess to speak for. Although the group at the sanctuary have called for the government to completely relinquinsh management of public lands, most ranchers in the area accept drought subsidies, grazing subsidies and other money from the federal government, she said.

She added that the group's promise to redistribute that federal land overlooks the Native Americans, the original settlers of the area.

"Don't tell me any of these ranchers came across the Bering Strait and settled here," she said. "We were here first."

12:02

DAVID BOWIE: THE MAN WHO LIVED IN THE FUTURE – PREDICTIONS ULTRA KULTURE

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Music legend David Bowie, who has died of cancer at the age of 69, was interviewed by former BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman in the year 2000 where he Bowie predicts the internet’s impact on music and society, describing the implications as “unimaginable”.

Whatever David Bowie did, whether musically or in fashion, acting or politics, it always seemed to come from the future. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that the late singer predicted the power and potential of the Internet while the rest of us were looking the other way.

 “It carries the flag of being subversive and possibly rebellious and chaotic and nihilistic.”

“It’s just a tool though isn’t it?” Paxman responses. “No it’s not, it’s an alien life fo...

11:11

ABORIGINAL NEWS GROUP STATEMENT ON THE BUNDY FAMILY SEDITION CRISIS IN HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON Aboriginal News Group Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Communiqué from the ANG Public Information Bureau:

To the International Indigenous Community
To all Colonised Peoples of the Fourth World
To all Brothers and Sisters taking part in the Anti-Fascist Struggle

The Aboriginal News Group (ANG) wishes to acknowledge the following political absurdity:

As most of the international news-conscious public is now aware, a heavily armed group of right-wing Euro-Settlers in the United States who self-identify as 'Sovereign Citizens' and anti-government separatists functioning (they claim) as a Constitutionally-sanctioned 'People's Militia' have illegally taken physical control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (some 48 km south of Burns, Oregon) and its entire facility, (including government structures, vehicles and office computes). The seditionist group has been allowed (by the authorities) to erect roadblocks and have established a defensible perimeter overseen by two snipers watching guard from the installation's fire-observatory tower along with several...

10:33

Treasury Announces Appointments To Tribal Advisory Committee Indian Country Headline News

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the appointments of Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, W....

09:22

The Indigenous Environmental Network thanks Leonardo DiCaprio for his Golden Globes Acceptance Speech Indigenous Environmental Network

leonardo-nycleonardo-nycThe Indigenous Environmental Network and on behalf of all frontline Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island, we send sincere thanks, appreciation and a heartfelt handshake to Leonard DiCaprio. A lot of people from my homelands, today known as Fort Berthold, in North Dakota, were pretty excited about the making of “The Revenant”, from the onset of filming. It’s really the first time a part of our history is being represented like this on the big screen; I mean, to go to the movie theater and hear Arikara is not exactly an everyday occurrence!

07:51

Oregon: Northern Paiute Tribe Condemns Wildlife Refuge Occupation | Democracy Now! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Oregon: Northern Paiute Tribe Condemns Wildlife Refuge Occupation | Democracy Now!: And in Oregon, the Northern Paiute tribe has condemned the ongoing occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by white right-wing militia members. On Saturday, a self-styled right-wing antigovernment militia calling itself the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom took over the wildlife refuge in support of two ranchers sentenced to prison for setting fires that burned federal land. Leaders of the occupation include Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who refused to pay decades’ worth of cattle grazing fees, prompting a standoff with federal rangers in 2014 in Nevada. The militia has called for the wildlife refuge land to be "returned to them." But leaders of the Northern Paiute tribe said that if the land of the wildlife reserve in Oregon should be returned to anyone, it should be returned to the tribe. The tribe has rights to the land under a treaty signed by the U.S. government more than a century ago. On Wednesday, tribal council member Jarvis Kennedy contrasted the federal government’s treatment of the armed militia members with the violent, forced removal of the Northern Paiute more than a century earlier.

05:56

Indian hackers target Facebook sex chatting pages, fake profiles similar to Kochu Sundarikal Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Indian hackers target Facebook sex chatting pages, fake profiles similar to Kochu Sundarikal: [m.ibtimes.co.in] "Our mission is to focus on Facebook pages and profiles similar to 'Kochu Sundarikal'. We started this mission after hearing about Kochu Sundarikal, who were fuelling an online sex racket which was run by Rahul Pashupalan of Kiss of Love-fame. From 28 December, 2015, we started hacking and deleting all pornographic pictures and posts from such pages," a member from Kerala Cyber Warriors, who did not disclose his name, told IBTimes India.

The hackers claim to have taken down many such pages as well as more than 50 fake Facebook profiles that were reportedly being used for sex chatting. Most of these Facebook pages were "liked" by more than 10,000 social media users.

02:32

Excellent Care If You Can Get It: The Debts to Our Warriors, Part II Indian Country Headline News

The VA—formerly the Veteran’s Administration and now the Department of Veterans Affairs—adopted its motto from one of t...

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Monday, 11 January

22:14

Survival launches annual tribal photography competition News from Survival International

2016's stunning winning entry, Bajau, Malaysia, 2013 © Soh Yew Kiat
2016's stunning winning entry, Bajau, Malaysia, 2013 © Soh Yew Kiat
© Soh Yew Kiat /Survival International

Survival International – the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights – is proud to announce its third worldwide photography competition.

The competition aims to celebrate photography as a powerful medium for raising awareness of tribal peoples, their unique ways of life and the threats to their existence.

Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter.

Photographs can be submitted in the following categories:

- Guardians: images showing tribal peoples as guardians of the natural world;
- Community: portraits of relationships between individuals, families or tribes;
- Survival: images showing tribal peoples’ extraordinarily diverse ways of life.  

The judging panel includes Survival’s Director Stephen Corry, Survival Italy Coordinator Francesca Casella, The Little Black Gallery Co-Founder Ghislain Pascal, and Max Houghton, Senior Lecturer in Photography at the London College of Communication.

The twelve winning entries will be published in Survival’s 2017 calendar, with the overall winner’s image featuring on the cover.

All submit...

Sunday, 27 December

07:16

Support La Chiquita and Guadualito Ancestral Communities and Nature Indigenous Environmental Network

Image1Image1With your signatures you join a collective appeal to the pertinent authorities of the Ecuadorian State, that through their administration of justice, the verdict constitutes a true paradigm shift in favor of the Rights of Nature and guarantees the future of the children and grandchildren of our communities.

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