25 Nov 2014

Protecting and Serving What? Who? How? Why? ~ Ignorant Pride

"PROOF, n. Evidence having a shade more of plausibility than of unlikelihood. The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one. 

POLICE, n. An armed force for protection and participation. 

RIOT, n. A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders. 

REFORM, v. A thing that mostly satisfies reformers opposed to reformation. 

RABBLE, n. In a republic, those who exercise a supreme authority tempered by fraudulent elections. The rabble is like the sacred Simurgh, of Arabian fable—omnipotent on condition that it do nothing. (The word is Aristocratese, and has no exact equivalent in our tongue, but means, as nearly as may be, "soaring swine.") 

LAWFUL, adj. Compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction." 

from The Devil's Dictionary by  Ambrose Bierce

19 Nov 2014

Peabody corporate coal jihad is Indigenous genocide. In Arizona. Right Now. (For all you War Hawks ~ like Mr. John McCain)

A video slideshow with audio from a live radio interview. This presentation attempts to tell about events of late October 2014 when traditional Dineh (Navajos) daily life was interrupted by aggressive police invasion. Elder sheepherders were having breakfast in the early mornings when nearly 30 federal Indian police personnel blocked entrance roads, surrounded their homes, and pulled up stock trailers next to the sheep corrals as heavily armed police stood guard around the sheep corral. When the elder sheepherders and their family were allowed to exit their home, the corral was empty of the herd, their bank account. These traditional Dineh were traumatized once again in the name of coal mining and America's hunger for electricity.
 from BMIS:

"Update on Impoundments and Potential Evictions
“I disapprove of the impoundments. They really affect the elderly. Ever since I was a baby I was carried on a horse to herd sheep. I have herded all my life and I am in my eighties.  You have the livestock in your heart, and they want to take that away.”--Jack Woody, Black Mesa Elder 10/25/14

We are a people of the land. We grow our own food, raise our own livestock, and tend to the area around us. In order to do this we have to have the basics of food, water, and shelter. Due to certain laws, water, food, and shelter have all been restricted to us. It started in 1974 with the federal relocation policy--known as Public Law 93-531--which has forced thousands of Dine' (Navajo) people from their ancestral land. This was the beginning and has not stopped.
Right now our sheep are being impounded and we are living in a state of fear. In the span of two weeks, three families have had over 300 sheep impounded (even at gunpoint) by heavily armed Hopi Rangers and BIA agents. Elders fear they are next everyday, and do what they must to stop the theft of their sheep. Will our livelihood, our life, be taken from us with the next hour? Day? Week? Support is needed. Whether it be coming out and doing direct action, or even just spreading the word and writing what will hopefully be thousands of letters to the US and Navajo Governments.--Selest Manning, granddaughter of relocation resisters on so-called “Hopi Partitioned Lands”

During the impoundment of elder Caroline Tohannie’s sheep, she was made to sign a document identifying herself as a trespasser. Caroline will have to go to court to face the charges. If found guilty of trespassing at her own home, Caroline was told she will be given a 90 day notice for eviction. This is what the Director of the Hopi Tribe’s Natural Resources Department, Clayton Honyumptewa had to say about the impoundments and trespassing charge:
"So now we’re at this stage where there is no other recourse but to evict you guys [those living on the so-called Hopi Partitioned Lands who have not signed the Accommodation Agreement]... So finally I guess from central office they said we got to start doing something about this issue. And this was just this past year, we got directions from Washington, Washington D.C.”--Clayton Honyumptewa, director of the Hopi Tribe’s Natural Resources Department, 10/22/14" http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bb9ecfdb5d711f67f04ee3551&id=c7c8355967&e=f5f1266fce

Dineh (Navajo) Matriarch and Elder is from Star Mountain Arizona. (In Dineh with English Subtitles). She sends this message in a call for support and assistance as these traditional land-based Dineh make Their Final Stand against coal mining, climate change and colonization.

In Memoriam

With great sadness and much respect for a powerful life, we share that Elder Matriarch relocation resistor, Ida Mae Clinton, of Star Mountain, has passed on to the spirit world. With the permission of her family, we share this video--made by NaBahe Katenay Keedihiihii this spring--in memory of Ida Mae's life. Her family sends appreciation to all who have come out to support Ida Mae over the years. May she rest in power.  If you can, honor her and her legacy by donating to this fund set up to cover funeral costs. The family is trying to raise several thousand more dollars by November 21st. http://www.gofundme.com/idaclinton "

Source: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bb9ecfdb5d711f67f04ee3551&id=c7c8355967&e=f5f1266fce

"Shear's research looked at state history standards available in the 2011-2012 school year. She found that nearly 87 percent of state history standards failed to cover Native American history in a post-1900 context, and that 27 states did not specifically name any individual Native Americans in their standards at all." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/native-american-history-in-school_n_6227134.html


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Poetic HyperLinks Defeating the Impossibilities of Peace

Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
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