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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Russell Means spent a lifetime as a modern American Indian warrior. He railed against broken treaties, fought for the return of stolen land and even took up arms against the federal government.
A onetime leader of the American Indian Movement, he called national attention to the plight of impoverished tribes and often lamented the waning of Indian culture. After leaving the movement in the 1980s, the handsome, braided activist was still a cultural presence, appearing in several movies.
Means, who died Monday from throat cancer at age 72, helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee—a bloody confrontation that raised America's awareness about the struggles of Indians and gave rise to a wider protest movement that lasted for the rest of the decade.
Before AIM, there were few national advocates for American Indians. Means was one of the first to emerge. He sought to restore Indians' pride in their culture and to challenge a government that had paid little attention to tribes in generations. He was also one of the first to urge sports teams to do away with Indian names and mascots.
"No one except Hollywood stars and very rich Texans wore Indian jewelry," Means said, recalling the early days of the movement. And there were dozens, if not hundreds, of athletic teams "that in essence were insulting us, from grade schools to college. That's all changed."
AIM was founded in the late 1960s to demand that the government honor its treaties with American Indian tribes. The movement eventually faded away, Means said, as Native Americans became more self-aware and self-determined.
Read more:http://bit.ly/SFE6wISIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Russell Means spent a lifetime as a modern American Indian... more
THE OPPRESSION of American Indians was the cornerstone of the conquest of North America. For its part, the U.S. government signed over 300 treaties with Native tribes and broke every single one of them. The U.S. stole sacred land and killed off nations--not only the people, but their culture and livelihood.
For the first time, the U.S. has allowed a United Nations fact-finding mission to determine the impact of the passage of the proposed Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People.
The 12-day fact-finding mission was performed by James Anaya, a professor of human rights law and policy at the University of Arizona. This mission took Anaya all over Indian Country and up to Alaska to determine the experience of Natives in this country. He will be presenting his finding in September to U.N. Human Rights Council. Reflecting on his mission, Anaya said on Democracy Now!:
The indigenous peoples of this country--the Native Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians--suffer from poverty, poor health conditions, lack of attainment of formal education, social ills, at rates that far exceed those of other segments of the American population.THE OPPRESSION of American Indians was the cornerstone of the conquest of North... more
CBS has not only legitimized what is clearly a fringe media outlet with absolutely no credibility, it continues to legitimize a so-called 'investigative journalist' who is apparently factually inept.
http://veracitystew.com/2012/02/16/cbs-legitimizes-fringe-media-group/CBS has not only legitimized what is clearly a fringe media outlet with absolutely no... more
"The Social Network," a tale about the prickly founder of Facebook, and "The King's Speech," a saga of Queen Elizabeth II's stuttering dad, are among likely nominees for Hollywood's biggest prize as Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday."The Social Network," a tale about the prickly founder of Facebook, and... more
Native American activist Leonard Peltier spent his 66th birthday in prison, marking 34 years since he was convicted of a crime many argue he did not commit. Peltier was a member of the militant group the American Indian Movement and was extradited from Canada back the U.S. on faulty affidavits provided by the FBI where he was convicted of two life terms in prison. High ranking officials from former South African President Nelson Mendala and the late Mother Teresa to movie stars like Robert Redford and Steven Segal have called on the U.S. government to release Peltier. Many also believe the U.S. is holding him as a political prisoner. Peltier has been nominated six times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilmjZteF7a8Native American activist Leonard Peltier spent his 66th birthday in prison, marking 34... more
There's a Reason Someone's Wife Made This (Kotaku)
- Roxxxy - The world's first sex robot (Asylum)
- Does the internet make you dumber? (boingboing)
- David Caruso & CBS are holding a contest for YouTubers to imitate his CSI character (Urlesque)
- You Play To Win The Game - INFL Mixtape (adrproductions)
- Late Night Hosts Take Their War To AIM (Comedy.com)
- Haiti, how to help (Current_Green)
- Doomsday clock moved back one minute (Gizmodo)
- Jay-Z is not in the Illuminati after all (The Awl)
There's a Reason Someone's Wife Made This (Kotaku) - Roxxxy - The... more
I am so excited that an all new season of SuperNews! is launching this Thursday night at 11pm!
This is a sneak peek from this week's episode. Watch as Emoticons Have Cybersex.
Don’t miss the season premiere of SuperNews! this Thursday night at 11/10 central as part of Current’s “Thursday Night Block Party.” Look forward to eight half-hour episodes where the absurdities of everyday life will be pushed beyond reality in a hilarious universe of animated characters.
This season will bring back fan favorites, including technology obsessed office workers Craig and Darren, the beleaguered Obama administration, the self-obsessed hipsters and continued scathing satires of today’s political, pop-culture, and infamous figures.
“Season two is smarter, faster and more dangerous than ever with topical cartoons about Obama’s war with right wing media, America’s obsession with Vampires and Google’s Orwellian knowledge about everything you do,” said Josh Faure-Brac, “SuperNews!” creator.
For a SuperNews! primer, check out our new web page at www.current.com/supernews I am so excited that an all new season of SuperNews! is launching this Thursday night... more
Feb. 06,2010 at the court house in Boulder, CO a reading from Leonard Peltier, to the people of the world, in honor of the Spirit of Crazy horse, as a political prisoner of the United States of America. He has been incarcerated for over 34 years and still asking for our help. To be seen as a Native American standing up for his people and keeping faith for truth and justice. Ready by Mark Holtzman, music by DJ Tribe and dedication to freedom of speech and the hope for Leonard's freedom! Please Mr. President, free our sun dance brother! All natives involved pray for the agents families to be healed and understand this was a place of fear and protection. As those who fought were not the only one's who were injured or killed. May all who know this man be in a place of reverence and knowledge. The peaceful warriors unite with one soul who wishes to see all united.Feb. 06,2010 at the court house in Boulder, CO a reading from Leonard Peltier, to the... more
Feb. 06, 2010 at the court house in Boulder, CO a reading from Leonard to the people of the world, in honor of the Spirit of Crazy horse, as a political prisoner of the United States of America. He has been incarcerated for over 34 years and still asking for our help. To be seen as a Native American standing up for his people and keeping faith for truth and justice. Ready by Mark Holtzman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-pmWrmZmjwFeb. 06, 2010 at the court house in Boulder, CO a reading from Leonard to the people... more
20 ft snow drifts are reported in last week alone!
A state of Emergency has been declared on the Pine Ridge Lakota ”Sioux” Indian Reservation. People have died. Many more people are at risk of freezing to death. Another cold front is coming in, yet where is the national media coverage?
Call LaCreek toll free at 800-655-9324 or (605)685-6581 to see how you can help pay into a customer’s account, example $5 into ten customers would require a $50 donation by you. Tell LaCreek to make sure tanks are full for ALL area residents between the months of November to March – and to collect any delinquent payments between April and October.
Also, check out this non-profit to see if it is appropriate for you: Arlene Catches The Enemy 605-867-5771 Ext 13. Tax Deductable, Non-Profit (501-c-3). She can take credit cards over the phone: Pine Ridge Emergency Fund, C/O Economic Development Administration PO Box 669, Pine Ridge, SD 57770-0669
And call Lakota Plains Propane at 605-867-5199 and find out what homes have elderly children and if they need money put down on their account to be able to have a warm home tonight.
http://electricbrave.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/state-of-emergency-for-pine-ridge/20 ft snow drifts are reported in last week alone! A state of Emergency has been... more
News that Christie's auction house will sell a human skull that once belonged to Yale's shadowy Skull and Bones society brings to mind the suit charging that the society tied to elites, and both presidents Bush, robbed the grave of Apache leader Geromino in 1918 and kept his skull and femur as part of club rituals ever since.
Descendents of Geromino filed suit against Yale on the 100th anniversary of the Apache Leader's death asking for the return of the remains so it can be properly buried at the headwaters of the Gila River in New Mexico, as Geromino originally wished.
Geromino died as a prisoner of war at Fort Sill, Okla., in 1909 and according to legend it was Prescott S. Bush, the Connecticut senator, father of one president and grandfather of another, who broke into the grave with some classmates during World War I. Five years ago, a historian discovered a letter written in 1918 that repeated the story, the New York Times reported.
"Of all the items rumored to be in the Skull and Bones's possession, Geronimo's skull is one of the more plausible ones," Alexandra Robbins, author of a book on the society, "Secrets of the Tomb," told the Times last year.
Christie's estimates the skull will sell for $10,000 to $20,000 when it is auctioned on Jan. 22. Fittingly, the auction house has agreed to keep the seller's name a secret. On Monday, it described the person only as a European art collector.
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help Geronimo's Descendants to rebury his Remains in the ground of his Ancestors!They are also seeking the return of body parts they say
were stolen in 1918 or 1919 by a secret society at Yale University
known as 'Skull and Bones Society'. But Justice officials say the Law cited by the plaintiffs is 'not applicable'.
http://electricbrave.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/free-geronimo-crime-of-skull-bones-society/News that Christie's auction house will sell a human skull that once belonged to... more
On Tuesday, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Theresa Two Bulls declared a state of emergency for the reservation. Two Bulls and the tribe’s Emergency Management Team conferred Tuesday with representatives from the state Office of Emergency Management and road departments in Fall River, Custer and Haakon counties to coordinate snow removal efforts.
Maureen Last Horse agrees that her broken water pipes, impassable road and lack of propane constitute an emergency at her isolated home about 7 miles southwest of Kyle.
“Our water lines broke because we ran out of propane on the 23rd,” Last Horse said. She and her family, including a 3-year-old grandson, were forced to move into her sister’s home 2 miles away on Christmas Day. The extended family of eight is still miles from a plowed main road and were told by tribal officials that help may still be days away.
thttp://electricbrave.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/pine-ridge-residents-running-low-on-fuel-and-food/On Tuesday, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Theresa Two Bulls declared a state of... more
Star Ancestors Documentary
Willow Spirit Productions LLC
Directed by The Late Phil Lucas
Edited by Nancy Red Star
Music Jim Wilson~ Tulku Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6OY87kFOTAStar Ancestors Documentary Willow Spirit Productions LLC Directed by The Late Phil... more
My August parole denial was appealed in short order. We are expecting a response to that appeal sometime very soon. It has occurred to me that the viciousness of this system knows no bounds, and so I believe strongly in the coming days we will hear of another loss, another denial. This one will be timed and intended specifically as a twisted Christmas present for me, such is the nature of those in charge. With no sense of balance, fairness, or decency, I await my own personal stocking stuffer.
We all know the so-called justice system of this country is more about revenge and retribution than finding true and just resolution. It doesn’t take into account the plight of the wrongfully convicted, nor does it allow flexibility as human endeavors always require. This system has always been about making money at the top, furthering careers in the middle, and forgetting those at the bottom.
http://electricbrave.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/happy-holidays-from-leonard-peltier/My August parole denial was appealed in short order. We are expecting a response to... more
Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Chairman Brandon Sazue has received lots of support from other tribes for his protest of the IRS auctioning off 7,100 acres of his tribe's land, including from a small tribe in California trying desperately to hold on to a tiny parcel of land that is its only real estate.
The California Valley Miwok Tribe sent a letter to Sazue voicing their support for him and his tribe as its leaders prepare to barricade themselves for the second time on the tribe's only real estate, one-and-a-half acres housing the tribal office in Stockton, Calif., that is in a bank foreclosure.
"Please don't allow what is happening to us today to happen to you. Stay strong and fight for your land, your people and your future," the letter said.
Tribal Chairman Silvia Burley and consultant Tiger Paulk say the tribe of about 10 families is facing the equivalent of identity theft from a group trying to use the Miwoks status as a federally recognized tribe as the vehicle to build a casino.
The group is challenging the legitimacy of current tribal members and Burley's government.
As the battle over who really are Miwoks proceeds, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is withholding the tribe's revenue sources and the only money coming in to the tribe now is from members' unemployment checks, Paulk said.
It's not enough to pay the mortgage on the headquarters, which went into foreclosure 18 months ago.
From June through mid-August, tribal members barricaded themselves in the headquarters to fight eviction. They appeared to gain a reprieve when the BIA offered to mediate the case. But the discussion broke down, and Wednesday the tribe received a letter from the bank saying it would proceed with eviction Jan. 15, according to Paulk.
"We will go back into lockdown, and we will defend the property against the bank and anybody else the feds want to throw against us," Paulk said.http://www.argusleader.com/article/20091218/NEWS/912180316/1003/BUSINESSCrow Creek Sioux Tribal Chairman Brandon Sazue has received lots of support from other... more
When your on the run.......
A perfect stocking stuffer for active women, GoGirl allows the simple convenience of taking bathroom breaks standing up in situations where restrooms are unfit or nonexistent. (Photo: GoGirl)
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President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,
Leonard Peltier, an innocent man, was convicted for the 1975 shooting deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. prosecutors have repeatedly admitted that they did not and cannot prove Peltier’s guilt and the appellate courts have cited numerous instances of investigative and prosecutorial misconduct in this case. As late as November 2003, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that “Much of the government’s behavior at the Pine Ridge Reservation and its prosecution of Mr. Peltier is to be condemned. The government withheld evidence. It intimidated witnesses. These facts are not disputed.”
The courts claim they lack the power to right this wrong. But, as President, you can.
In this case, your concern should be for equal treatment. From the time of Peltier’s conviction until the mid-1990s, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the average length of imprisonment served for homicide in the United States ranged from 94 to 99.8 months. Even if you were to take Peltier’s two consecutive life sentences into account at the higher end of this range, it is clear that Peltier should have been released a very long time ago. His continued imprisonment after over 30 years appears to be nothing less than revenge for a crime Mr. Peltier did not commit. Personalized and politically motivated vengeance of this kind cannot be tolerated. The concepts of justice and good government require that you act to correct this wrong.
for complete letter please go my link above!President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC... more
The Bush Administration holdovers on the U.S. Parole Commission today adopted the position of the FBI that anyone who may be implicated in the killings of its agents should never be paroled and should be left to die in prison. Despite judicial determinations that the unrepentant FBI fabricated evidence and presented perjured testimony in Leonard Peltier’s prosecution; despite a jury’s acquittal on grounds of self-defense of two co-defendants who were found to have engaged in the same conduct of which Mr. Peltier was convicted; despite Mr. Peltier’s exemplary record during his incarceration for more than 33 years and his clearly demonstrated eligibility for parole; despite letters and petitions calling for his release submitted by millions of people in this country and around the world including one of the judges who ruled on his earlier appeals; and despite his advanced age and deteriorating health, the Parole Commission today informed Mr. Peltier that his “r elease on parole would depreciate the seriousness of your offenses and would promote disrespect for the law,” and set a reconsideration hearing in July 2024.The Bush Administration holdovers on the U.S. Parole Commission today adopted the... more