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Native American and indigenous rights: “There is no word for wall in our language” | In English | EL PAÍS

The Tohono O’odham – the name means desert people – have lived on both sides of the border since their lands were arbitrarily divided between the United States and Mexico some 160 years ago. Around 30,000 members of the nation live in Arizona. Meanwhile, several thousand more – and the majority of the nation’s sacred sites – can be found in Mexico.Trump’s wall would be a coup de grace for a nation whose territory doesn’t respect international borders and the Tohono O’odham have taken the fight to protect their lands to the Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

“If they build the wall, it will be over my dead body,” says Verlon José, Vice President of the Tohono O’odham nation.

Source: Native American and indigenous rights: “There is no word for wall in our language” | In English | EL PAÍS

Buffy Sainte Marie – “I’m Going Home” – YouTube

Buffy Sainte Marie’s ”I’m Going Home” Lyrics

Heaven isn’t so far away as people say

I got a home high in my heart

Heaven is right where I come from; I never throw it away

I know the place and I’m going home

I’m going home

I’m going home

See up there, it’s not the same

They know your name

And I’m not ashamed to need it

I’m going home

I’m going home

I’m going home

You keep on knocking but I’m not coming out of this state I’m in

I’m travellin’ right, I’m gonna get there soon

I’m standing up praying, I’m singing

Saying Heyo ha ha heyo ha hey ya

I know the way and I’m going home.

I’m going home

I’m going home

That’s where the heart can rest

The best is there

And only a fool would leave it. I’m going home

I’m going homeI’m going home

I’m going home

I been around, I been to town

Hey, where you think I learned right from wrong

And I’m going home

I’m going home

Native American San Carlos Apache tribe takes on BHP, Rio Tinto over plans to mine sacred site – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A group of Native Americans are taking on a subsidiary of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto to try to save a sacred desert area.

Source: Native American San Carlos Apache tribe takes on BHP, Rio Tinto over plans to mine sacred site – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Senator McCain to Photograph Seeker Holding “Protect Oak Flat” Sign: “Get Out of Here, Now!”

“I LISTENED TO THE MANY LEADERS THAT SPOKE. AFTER MR. MCCAIN SPOKE I APPROACHED HIM AND I ASKED FOR A PHOTO. THEN WHEN I SHOOK HIS HAND, I IMMEDIATELY PULLED OUT MY ‘PROTECT OAK FLAT’ CARD. WHEN HE SAW THE CARD HE SAID, ‘GET OUT OF HERE, NOW!’” TSINIGINE TOLD NATIVE NEWS ONLINE.

As he walked away from Senator McCain (R-Arizona), Tsinigine thought about how disrespectful the senator was to him and his Apache relatives.

McCain is the U.S. senator who pushed for the land exchange of Oak Flat, a land held sacred by Apaches and other American Indians, that was tucked into last December’s $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 that was passed by Congress.

“I respect Mr. McCain for his service in the war and the sacrifices he has made for us all, but I have no respect for him as a senator in the state of Arizona,” Tsinigine continued.

via Senator McCain to Photograph Seeker Holding “Protect Oak Flat” Sign: “Get Out of Here, Now!”.

CENSORED NEWS: Resisting the Censors, Gatekeepers and Powermongers

It is more annoying than anything. First, Project Censored gives me an award in 2008. Then, they use my work without paying for it in a book. Then they use my work at other times without asking. Now, they threaten to file a lawsuit against me eight years after the award because they think they own the words ‘censored news.’

The whole thing is a scam. What a joke: Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation at Sonoma State University, Calif.

One has to wonder if Peter Phillips came up with this lawsuit threat all by himself.

This latest threat to Censored News comes one day after Censored News published this article, Cynthia McKinney’s Dissertation: Hugo Chavez, White Supremacy, COINTELPRO and Wikileaks.

The threat comes shortly after the takedown order from Google Blogger, when Google ripped the article off Censored News about the Anonymous member killed by Canadian police, James McIntyre, jaymack9, as he was defending Treaty 8 from Site C dam in British Columbia.

via CENSORED NEWS: Resisting the Censors, Gatekeepers and Powermongers.

CENSORED NEWS: My grandmother loved words

My grandmother loved words. She was a dirt farmer in the old south. Each day she would work the word puzzles in the newspaper, challenged and awakened by those words. At the turn of the Nineteenth Century, she received a college degree in English. But she returned to the land. She never cut her hair or said unkind words about others.

I aked her once if she could have been anything, what would it be. She said, ‘A cotton farmer, but the boll weevils ended that.’

It was words that took me out of the old south. It was words that took me out into the world.

It is words that can make peace or war. It is words that transform us into what we are becoming. Words awaken our spirits, they carry us forward.

Tonight when Peter Phillips of the Media Freedom Foundation threatened to sue me, claiming he owned the words ‘Censored News,’ I thought of my grandmother.

She lived in a different time and place, but she knew the power of words. She knew their beauty, she knew their resilience, and she knew that like the land and river water, no one can own the words.

via CENSORED NEWS: My grandmother loved words.