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Sunday, 17 January

12:27

"Clamor for Justice" Aboriginal News Group Newswire

"Clamor for Justice" by Luz Méndez now available online in English! [+]

11:52

The Prez and Chomsky: Turkey, Terrorism and the Kurds | The Erimtan Angle Aboriginal News Group Newswire

The Prez and Chomsky: Turkey, Terrorism and the Kurds | The Erimtan Angle: Weaver then concludes his piece as follows: “[i]n his email to the Guardian, Chomsky accused Erdoğan of hypocrisy. He said: ‘Turkey blamed Isis [for the attack on Istanbul], which Erdoğan has been aiding in many ways, while also supporting the al-Nusra Front, which is hardly different. He then launched a tirade against those who condemn his crimes against Kurds – who happen to be the main ground force opposing Isis in both Syria and Iraq. Is there any need for further comment?'”.[6]

11:15

Indonesia slammed for banning journalist from Papua | Radio New Zealand News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Indonesia slammed for banning journalist from Papua | Radio New Zealand News: The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, who pledged to open up the restive provinces to foreign media, summoned the French ambassador.

Mr Payen, who lives in Thailand, has had his request for a new visa revoked.

The head of Reporters Without Borders' Asia-Pacific desk, Benjamin Ismail, said in a statement that he condemns such a flagrant violation of media freedom.

Mr Ismail says Mr Widodo's promise to open up the provinces to international media was deceptive.

10:54

Caravan of Civil Observation and Solidarity for Chimalapas | dorset chiapas solidarity Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Caravan of Civil Observation and Solidarity for Chimalapas | dorset chiapas solidarity: Based on what they observed, the visitors asked the Federal Government and the state governments of Oaxaca and Chiapas to: carry out immediate joint peaceful operations to vacate the three locations currently invaded (Reforma-Pescaditos, Arroyo la Gringa-Emanuel I and Arroyo Zapote-Emanuel II); ensure that David Vega, indicated as the material and intellectual author of the kidnapping and disappearance of the comunero Pablo Escobedo be brought to justice; make a thorough investigation to locate the whereabouts of the remains of said comunero; and enable permanent federal supervision and surveillance “to prevent and avoid new invasions and looting of communal territory, as well as any acts of harassment, provocation or violence.”

09:18

Thousands in Germany protest racism, attacks on refugees | News | DW.COM | 16.01.2016 Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Thousands in Germany protest racism, attacks on refugees | News | DW.COM | 16.01.2016: Debates on refugees in Germany have intensified after a group of around 1,000 North African and Arab-looking men sexually harassed hundreds of women in Cologne's main railway station on New Year's Eve.

Similar cases, though on a smaller scale, were reported from Hamburg and Stuttgart. Reports of incidents of sexual violence by refugee men have been coming in, causing a lot of resentment among the local population.

09:15

We Can—and Should—Scan the Brains of Police Officers for Racist Attitudes Aboriginal News Group Newswire

We Can—and Should—Scan the Brains of Police Officers for Racist Attitudes: [theepochties.com] The current trend in mapping involves visualizing what the subject is thinking. For example, a University of California–Berkeley news report titled, “Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind,” begins: “Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one’s own dream on YouTube.”

“This is a major leap toward reconstructing internal imagery,” said Professor Jack Gallant, a UC–Berkeley neuroscientist, in the report.

Now we have to applaud the military for the move toward using fMRI on its recruits. I would advocate that all law enforcement be proactive in following this example.

There are too many half-hearted efforts to reform law enforcement. So when the military says it plans on using this technology to screen troops, to me this is a big deal.

Many studies have tested these technologies as predictive tools for crime and the war on terrorism. And if we’ve learned anything from the National Security Agency (NSA) fiasco, should we count on those working within the justice system to self-regulate?

08:06

Hard-Won Victories in Indian Housing Indian Country Headline News

A traveler in Indian country 20 years ago would have been hard-pressed to see any evidence of private mortgage lending...

06:56

Aruna Roy's Group Says BJP Lawmaker, Mob, Attacked Activists In Rajasthan Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Aruna Roy's Group Says BJP Lawmaker, Mob, Attacked Activists In Rajasthan: [ndtv.com] The group of activists were attacked in Aklera town of Jhalawar district which is in Chief Minister Vasundhara's Raje's son Dushyant Singh's Lok Sabha constituency, members of the Soochna Evam Rozgar Manch alleged.

The group, an off-shoot organisation of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan or MKKS founded by Magasaysay award-winner Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey, had started a drive last month to spread awareness about government accountability and had been travelling through various districts of Rajasthan.

Through puppet shows and songs, the campaign has been asking people about their problems and informing them about various mechanisms available to seek redress from the government, the group said.

Saturday, 16 January

21:42

Manning: When Media Promotes Offensive Indian Stereotypes Indian Country Headline News

The cover of a popular magazine is catching the attention of Native American parents, writers, educators, and proponents of cultural awareness....

17:02

Petition · Killing Indigenous Australians is not a game! · Change.org Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Petition · Killing Indigenous Australians is not a game! · Change.org - The game shamelessly promotes the fact that you will “have to fight with aboriginals” and uses warning messages like, “Beware of Aborigines!” when Indigenous people appear on screen. The game portrays Indigenous Australian’s as violent and aggressive. As well as trying to promote the Indigenous characters as authentic representations of a diverse culture through the description phrasing, “Meet real aboriginals”.

Indigenous Australians face daily racism and discrimination. Indigenous Australians are over policed and continue to die at the hands of the state. This app further perpetuates the denial of Indigenous Australians humanity. It associates us with flora and fauna of the Australian landscape.

16:38

Bludgeon To Death An ‘Aborigine’: The Virtual Apple iPhone Game The Whole Family Can Play - New Matilda Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Bludgeon To Death An ‘Aborigine’: The Virtual Apple iPhone Game The Whole Family Can Play - New Matilda: Called Survival Island 3 – Australia Story 3D – the app, by developer Kristina Fedenkova, was released last month, and retails for $4.49.

The theme of the game is to survive in Australia, by hunting and building a home. The developer explains, “Your goal is to survive. Beware of angry animals, especially if you don’t have any weapon. At nights, there is really dangerous, (sic) try to hide somewhere…. Hunt animals or grow plants – you have to eat something. You also have to fight with aboriginals (sic) – you invaded their home!”

One of the screencaps promoting the game on the Apple iTunes store includes a screamer across the page which reads, ‘Beware of Aborigines!’

16:23

Militia Sit-Com: America's Favorite Dysfunctional Family, the Nutty Bundys - ICTMN.com Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Militia Sit-Com: America's Favorite Dysfunctional Family, the Nutty Bundys - ICTMN.com: There is so much to follow in this reality sit-com of ‘Merica’s favorite dysfunctional family (after the Kar-cash-ians), and it’s being carried all over the inter-webs so you can follow reality mixed with fantasy, conservative denials and liberal faux rage. 40 million birders (ie: birdwatchers) are already organized to #takebackmalheur and they are pissed and they have cameras to document everything. But remember if they say it’s not terror because nobody has died then Native Americans become experts in such textbook definitions of genocide, ethnic cleansing and terrorism. The experts also say that just because a few of Donald Trump’s “Brown Shirts” may beat a few protesters does not signal a full on Fascist Social Movement. Not yet, anyway. That tragi-com has new episodes coming up this political season.

10:38

Human Zoo: For Centuries, Indigenous Peoples Were Displayed as Novelties - ICTMN.com Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Human Zoo: For Centuries, Indigenous Peoples Were Displayed as Novelties - ICTMN.com: In 1893 a group of indigenous Aymara Bolivian men traveled to the United States so that they could be put on display at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Columbian Exposition, which celebrated the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. While researching their story, Nancy Egan, a doctoral student in Latin American history at the University of California, San Diego, delved into the history of indigenous people brought to the United States and Europe and put on display in what she calls “human zoos.”

06:37

“Kill the Indian in the Child” Theme of Royal Winnipeg Ballet Tour - ICTMN.com Aboriginal News Group Newswire

“Kill the Indian in the Child” Theme of Royal Winnipeg Ballet Tour - ICTMN.com: The production was developed with the support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and is presented in memory of the late Cree Elder and Activist Mary Richard (Ah Kha Ko cheesh). Richard conceived the piece in 2004 with long-time RWB Artistic Director Andr� Lewis who wished to create an authentic, indigenous ballet as a successor to the ground-breaking 1971 Indigenous-themed play-turned-RWB ballet The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established in 2008 to tell Canadians about the history of Indian Residential Schools and the impacts it has had on Indigenous children who were sent to the schools by the Canadian government and to guide a process of reconciliation between and within Indigenous families, communities, churches, governments and Canadians.

06:26

Price of renting Airbnb on illegal Israeli settlements - Al Jazeera English Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Price of renting Airbnb on illegal Israeli settlements - Al Jazeera English: Anyone staying in an Airbnb-listed settlement property "facilitates the commission of the crime of establishing settlements and therefore aids and abets the crime," said John Dugard, professor of international law, and a former Special Rapporteur to the UN on Palestine.
Head to Head - Israeli settlers: Patriots or invaders?

"The same applies to making money from property built on illegal settlements." Airbnb takes a commission on property rentals, and so is profiting from Israel's colonisation of Palestine.

Hosts who list properties via the company are required to provide accurate locations. As such, stating that settlements are located in Israel - when they are in fact illegal under international law because they are built on occupied territory - is a violation of the company's terms.

06:09

4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group - Yahoo News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group - Yahoo News: Ryan Bundy, one of the leaders of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon, says they have no real interest in the antiquities. Still, their access to the artifacts and maps has some worried that looters could take advantage of the situation.

"There's a huge market for artifacts, especially artifacts that have provenance, where you can identify where they came from," said Carla Burnside, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's refuge archeologist.

More than 300 recorded prehistoric sites are scattered across the refuge, including burial grounds, ancient villages and petroglyphs. Some of the artifacts — including spears, stone tools, woven baskets and beads — date back 9,800 years.

04:17

Statement of collective Anarchist Black Cross - Moscow: anti-fascist and anarchist Serebrennikov Oleg needs your help and solidarity! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Statement of collective Anarchist Black Cross - Moscow: anti-fascist and anarchist Serebrennikov Oleg needs your help and solidarity! | Автономное Действие - анархисты, либертарные коммунисты, антифа: �Hello, my name is Oleg Serebrennikov. I'm 33 years old and I’ve been anti-fascist and socialist over the last 15 years, so I am one of the few people who was at the origin of the anti-fascist movement in Izhevsk.

During all that time, the Nazis and the police have been preventing me from leaving a normal life; there were many attacks, threats and acts of intimidation from the neo-Nazis. Apart of that, the local police was trying to initiate criminal proceedings etc.

From 2001 to 12 years, I have actively participated in the anarchist and anti-fascist movement in Izhevsk and Russia. It consisted in the movement "Autonomous Action" (2005-12), for many years was a regional coordinator Autonomous action-Izhevsk. Participated in many libertarian and anti-fascist meetings and conferences.

I was a member of the Russian Social Forum in 2005, helped in organizing seminars on counter forum against the Group of Eight summit in St. Petersburg, 2006. In the years 2005-09 organized and participated in the student union and the campaign against the privatization of education in Izhevsk. It is also actively involved in the meetings and social protests held in Izhevsk on the problems of housing and communal services, travel documents on public transport, point construction and other problems.

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