Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Expulsion for Telling Truth About Native American Genocide

The fact that genocide was committed against Native Americans is indisputable and should be obvious to anyone who has taken an honest look at history. Unfortunately, there are still some people so deeply attached to American nationalism that they generally accept the philosophy of expansionism and colonialism practiced by conquering Europeans generations ago and carried on as the “Manifest Destiny” by the U.S. government in the 19th century. In many cases, teachers in public schools and government-regulated universities simply pass along the same lies about the founding of America that they were told in school.

More:  http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/expulsion-telling-truth-native-american-genocide/

Missing Mexican Students Suffered a Night of ‘Terror,’ Investigators Say

Municipal police officers encircled the bus, detonated tear gas, punctured the tires and forced the college students who were onboard to get off.
“We’re going to kill all of you,” the officers warned, according to the bus driver. A policeman approached the driver and pointed a pistol at his chest. “You, too,” the officer said.
With a military intelligence official looking on and state and federal police officers in the immediate vicinity, witnesses said, the students were put into police vehicles and taken away. They have not been seen since.
They were among the 43 students who vanished in the city of Iguala one night in September 2014 amid violent, chaotic circumstances laid bare by an international panel of investigators who have been examining the matter for more than a year. The reason for the students’ abduction remains a mystery.
More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/world/americas/missing-mexican-students-suffered-a-night-of-terror-investigators-say.html

Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights

For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state.

Now, the tribe says a proposed $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal threatens that way of life. The tribe last year asked federal regulators to deny permits for project, saying it would interfere with the tribe’s treaty-reserved fishing rights.

The Gateway Pacific Terminal, a venture between SSA Marine and Cloud Peak Energy, would handle up to 54 million metric tons of dry bulk commodities, mostly coal, at a deep water port at Cherry Point. Coal would be shipped by train from Montana and Wyoming for export to Asia.

If the Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency overseeing the permitting process, finds that the proposed terminal would disrupt the tribe’s rights to fish in its traditional areas, it won’t issue permits. A decision is expected this week.

More:  http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article73652197.html

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Without a tribe: Fighting to stay Native American

Puerto Rican Independence movement is under a new wave of repression

The Puerto Rican Independence movement is under a new wave of repression. In the past 3 days 3 leading independence advocates have been detained by the FBI in Puerto Rico.
On Wednesday Orlando Gonzalez Claudio, a former political prisoner who in 1985 was arrested for his participation in the 1983 expropriation of 7 million from Wells Fargo carried out by the Macheteros was detained by the FBI and forced to submit to DNA testing.
On Thursday Norberto Cintron Fiallo, Chairman of the Coordinadora Cariben-a y Latinoamericana of Puerto Rico and federal grand jury resister was detained and forced to submit to DNA testing
On Friday Juan Segarra Palmer was also detained for the same purpose. Segarra Palmer is also a former political prisoner as a result of the Wells Fargo expropriation.
A federal judge has issued 16 warrants to force Pro independence fighters to submit to testing.
None have been notified prior and the names on the remaining warrants are unknown. The 3 detained so far have been stopped while on the road with heavy FBI presence.  The 3 are known totally committed to the Liberation of Puerto Rico and known not to be vulnerable to intimidation and for this reason it is widely understood that the tactics used by the FBI are aimed at attempting to intimidate people in Puerto Rico to not support Puerto Rican Independence. 
It is evident that a US government operation is once again at play in Puerto Rico.
It is widely believed that the investigation under witch these acts are being carried out is of a clandestine military operation carried out in Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico over 30 years ago which left 2 Navy men dead and 10 wounded.
So why is this investigation being carried out now????

It’s “National Reentry Week

It’s “National Reentry Week,” the federal government’s push to reduce recidivism rates for those being released from federal and state confinement. Start by making it easier for ex-offenders to obtain state IDs, says Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in a letter sent to the nation’s governors. Associated Press Related: “What I told the Attorney General about my criminal record.” Talk Poverty More: Details on the new individualized reentry plan for each federal inmate who will one day be released back into society. U.S. Department of Justice

Mass incarceration just isn’t worth the money

Mass incarceration just isn’t worth the money, concludes a new White House report focused on the economics of criminal justice. Raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour could prevent approximately 500,000 crimes annually, contends the Council of Economic Advisors, while investing $10 billion on police forces (instead of on locking up inmates) could reduce crime by 16 percent. The Washington Post Related: Conservatives come to the White House, preaching the need for a “cost-benefit” analysis to reduce prison populations. MarketWatch More: Watch video of the event. WhiteHouse.gov