Sunday, May 21, 2017

Photos Standing Rock Water Protectors in Paris -- Inspiring Global Movement

Thank you Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot, and all photographers at Stand with Standing Rock for sharing your photos with Censored News.
Native American water protectors from Standing Rock camps began their European Tour in Paris yesterday rallying against fossil fuels, Dakota Access Pipeline, and destructive drilling and mining on Indigenous lands.
Water protectors called out for freedom for imprisoned water protector Red Fawn and remembered Berta Caceras assassinated in Honduras.
The European Tour begins as water protectors urge banks to divest in destructive energy development and Standing Rock water protectors birth a global movement.

Native American Water Protectors Begin European Tour in Paris

Native American Water Protectors Begin European Tour in Paris

In Paris, water protector Juan B. Mancias
Tribal Chairman at 'Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas

"Yesterday we were welcoming the Water Protectors from USA, Rachel Heaton, Nataanii Means, Wasté Win Young, Rebekah Hinojosa, Juan B. Mancias and Rafael Gonzalez, with some first actions." Photo courtesy Stand Up with Standing Rock.
Solidarity with Water Protectors in Paris yesterday.

Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot
Rachel Heaton, member of the Muckleshoot Nation in Washington State, said of the photo above, "Some of the awesome organizers we get to tour around with.. it is the work of 24 organizations that got us Water Protectors here. 
Upon arriving in Paris we went right into actions. There is so much organizing going on here in Europe and it's exciting being a part of it." Photo by Rachel Heaton.


Nataani Means, Dineh
Nataani Means, Dine' from Chinle on the Nation Nation, said, "
We're about to hit an eleven city tour in Europe. Doing divestment work, as well as performing music in each city of the tour. We're gonna continue waking people up to what's going on not only with the destruction of Mother Earth but educating about our communities, what we go thru. And what we're still facing on our nations. When I started doing music this is what I wanted to do it for. Educate people about who we are in the 21st century. Prayers to everyone traveling, it's gonna be tough cause I really haven't been home in a minute and we just finished a two month tour here on turtle island. Myself and these beautiful people will do our best to represent in a powerful way."
 Waste Win Young, Dakota from Standing Rock
has just arrived in Paris. Young was among those camped and resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Water Protector Rafael Gonzales

Four additional cities are joining the Tour ! Water Protectors will come in Paris, Brussels, the Netherlands, Köln, Geneva, Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Bologna, Rome and Naples. Be ready friends !

Quatre villes s'ajoutent à la Tournée des Défenseur.e.s de l'eau. Ils passeront donc à Paris, Bruxelles, les Pays-Bas, Cologne, Genève, Barcelone, Madrid, Bilbao, Bologne, Rome et Naples. Soyez prêt.e.s les ami.e.s !

From May 20th till June 14th, some activists of the Standing Rock’s movement will come to Europe for a solidarity tour called “Stand Up With Standing Rock”.
In Standing Rock, North Dakota, United States, the so called “water protectors” fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Thanks to months of non-violent resistance gathering people from all over the country and from various backgrounds, they put a stop to the project during the Obama administration. But as Trump got the presidency, he decided to defend his own financial interest by sending the army to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin camp, build in the pipeline route. One month after, the oil was flowing inside the pipeline. But the fight is not over, as the water protectors took care of spreading it all over the Turtle Island (North America) and are now willing to spread it all over the world.
.For the Stand Up With Standing Rock tour, Rachel Heaton, Nataanii Means, Wašté Win Young and Rafael Gonzales, will carry the voices of the water protectors to various parts of Europe: Paris, Brussels, the Netherlands, Cologne/Bonn, Geneva, Barcelona and Madrid.
Their passage through Europe will be the occasion to demand that European banks divest from an array of projects which are devastating for the climate and violate the First Nations Rights (the DAPL being one of them); and to show once again the European peoples’ firm opposition to Trump’s criminal climate policies. With non-violent actions of civil disobedience, conferences, debates, and also hip-hop concerts, informal exchanges and conviviality, the tour aims to participate in the building of a global force which commits itself to climate justice, and to oppose fascism and neoliberalism.
During the tour, the water protectors will participate in a lot of special events. In Paris, they will attend the shareholders assemblies of the big French banks who are funding the DAPL to ask them to divest and will held a conference on May 22th at la Bourse du Travail at 7:30pm.
In Brussels, they will participate in the big march against Trump on May 24th starting at 5pm in the North Station and on May 25th in the morning at the Peace Rally ” No to NATO – People not war”, a peacefull gathering in front of the NATO summit. They will also take part in a solidarity action and public event in areas affected by earthquakes in Grongingen before engaging in a cultural event on June 2nd in Amsterdam.
In Germany, on June 4th at 2 pm, a public tour is organised to the hambacher forest occupation against the expansion of the lignite Coal mine. In Geneva, Swiss people will be invited by Standing Rock water defenders to demand Credit Suisse divestment and to give voice to first nations in the UN Special Session on Corporate Responsibility. After a meeting with representatives of human rights and environmental Spain-based organisations, DAPL divestment will be the centre of a conference on June 9th in Madrid.
Rachel Heaton will participate to the Fearless Cities Meeting organized by the Spanish municipalist movement from June 9th to June 11th in Barcelona. Other stops may be still added to this tour, stay tuned!
To get more details about the tour and the complete programme of each stop, please follow it on
Twitter @StandUpWithSR


[En français en dessous]
Program of the Paris Stop
  • Sunday May 21th 3pm – 10 pm : République debout avec (stands with) Standing Rock :
Place de la République
3pm – 8pm : “meeting of the defenders” (DAPL, Texas LNG, Notre Dame Des Landes, Bure), stands (Nuit Debout, Friend of the Earth, Alternatiba Paris, CSIA Nitassinan, …), workshop on direct action and an exposition of foto from Standing Rock.
5pm : General Assembly
8pm : Concert
Nataanii Means and Rafael Gonzales, water protectors of Standing Rock’s movement. A taste here : and here :
Facebook event :

  • Monday May 22nd 7:30pm – 9:30 pm : Debate with the water protectors of Standing Rock
Bourse du Travail
Facebook event :

  • Tuesday May 23rd : participation of the water protectors to the shareholders assembly of BNP Paribas, Natixis and Société Générale.
Programme de l’étape parisienne

  • Dimanche 21 mai 15h-22h : République Debout avec Standing Rock :Place de la République
 15h-20h : “salon des Défenseur.e.s” (DAPL, Texas LNG, Notre Dame Des Landes, Bure), stands  (Nuit Debout, Les Amis de la Terre, Alternatiba Paris, CSIA Nitassinan, …), formation à l’action directe  et expo photo Standing Rock.
17h  Assemblée Générale
20h Concert
Nataanii Means et Rafael Gonzales, défenseurs de Standing Rock. Un avant goût ici : et ici :
Événement facebook :

  • Lundi 22 mai 19h30 – 21h30 : Soirée débat avec les défenseurs de Standing Rock
Bourse du Travail
Événement Facebook :

  • Mardi 23 mai : Participation des défenseurs aux Assemblées générales de BNP Paribas, Natixis et Société Générale


[En Français en dessous]

Program of the Brussels Stop

  • Wednesday May 24th 10am : Trump in Brussel : The Lobby Tour
EU quarter, Brussels
Infos and registration :
Facebook Event :

  • Wednesday May 24th 5pm : Protest March “Trump not Welcome”
Brussels North Station
Event :
Followed by a concert with Natanii and Rafael, both water protectors.

  • Thursday May 25th 11am – 4pm : Peace Rally : Peacefull meeting in front of the NATO Summit
Rue de la Fusée 1130 Brussels
Event :

  • Thursday May 25th 5pm : General Asembly of Climate Express

  • Friday May 26th 12am – 2pm : Closure of the Peace Camp
Zinneke : Place Masui 13, 1000 Bruxelles
Facebook Event :
Peace Camp :

  • Friday May 26th Evening : Dynamite Night : Space for a convergence of the struggles
More details to come

  • Saturday May 27th 3pm – 6pm : Conference
ULB (Free University of Brussels) : Campus Solbosh, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50, 1050 Brussels, Auditorium DC2.206
More details to come

Programme de l’étape Bruxelloise

  • Mercredi 24 mai 10h : Trump in Brussels : The Lobby Tour
Quartier Européen, Bruxelles
Infos et inscription :
Facebook Event :

  • Mercredi 24 mai 17h : Marche de Protestation “Trump not Welcome”
Gare de Bruxelles Nord
Événement :
Suivi d’un concert de Nataanii et Rafael, défenseurs de Standing Rock.
  • Jeudi 25 mai 11h-16h : Peace rally : rassemblement pacifique devant le sommet de l’OTAN
Rue de la Fusée 1130 Bruxelles
Event :

  • Jeudi 25 mai 17h Assenblée Générale de Climate Express

  • Vendredi 26 mai 12h-14h : Clôture du Peace Camp
Zinneke : Place Masui 13, 1000 Bruxelles
Facebook Event :
Peace Camp :

  • Vendredi 26 mai soir : Soirée Dynamite : espace de convergence des luttes
Plus d’infos à venir

  • Samedi 27 mai 15h-18h : Conférence
ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) : Campus Solbosh, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles, Auditoire DC2.206
Plus d’infos à venir


Program of the Neterlands Stop

  • Sunday May 28th afternoon – public meeting in Heerlen,
former coal region of the Netherlands about just transition, and local resistance also against Nuclear energy in Belgium.

  • Sunday May 28th Evening : Solidarity dinner + info evening
De Klinker, Nijmegen.
  • Sunday May 28th Night : Concert
De onderbroek, Nijmegen.

  • Monday May 29th evening : Public meeting with Social Party, Milieudefensie and CODE ROOD- local direct action group in CREA
University of Amsterdam Social and Cultural center.
  • Tuesday May 30th evening  : Solidarity dinner + info evening + Concert
Vrankrijk squat, Amsterdam

  • Wednesday May  31st afternoon :  Meeting with ISS and UDAPT
Den Haag

  • Thursday June 1st afternoon : meetings + solidarity action in areas affected by earthquakes
  • Thursday June 1st evening : public meeting with local activists and Social Party Members of Parliament
More infos to come


Program of the Stop in Köln and Hambach

  • Saturday June 3rd 6pm – 8 pm :  public Presentation about Standing Rock
alte Feuerwache : Melchiorstraße 3 – 50670 Köln
  • Saturday June 3rd  10:30pm – 11pm : Concert
Autonomes Zentrum Köln : Luxemburger Str. 93, 50939 Köln

  • Sunday June 4th 2 pm : Public Tour to the Hambacher Forst with local activists and forest protector
Hambacher Forst is occupied to provide the expansion of the lignite coal mine :

Stand Up With Standing Rock is a european  solidarity tour with water defenders of Standing Rock fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Rachel Heaton, Nataanii Means, Wašté Win Young and Rafael Gonzales, activists of the Standing Rock movement, will carry the voices of the water protectors to various parts of Europe : Paris, Brussels, the Netherlands, Bonn, Geneva, Bologna, Barcelona, Bologna, BilbaoMadrid, Rome and Naples. From May 20th till June 20th 2017, their passage through Europe will be the occasion to demand that  european banks divest from an array of projects which are devastating for the climate and violate the First Nations Rights on the Turtle Island (North America); and to manifest once again  the european peoples’ firm opposition to Trump’s criminal climate policies. With non-violent actions of civil disobedience, conferences, debates, and also hip-hop concerts, informal exchanges and conviviality, the tour aims to participate in the building of a global force which commits itself to climate justice, and to oppose fascism and neoliberalism. 
Dates of the tour :
Paris  : May 20th till May 23rd
Brussels : May 24th till May 27th
The Netherlands : May 28th till June 2nd
Köln – Hambach : June 3rd till June 5th
Geneva : June 6th till June 8th
Madrid – Barcelona – Bologna : June 9th till June 11th
Barcelona – Bilbao : June 12th till June 14th
Rome : June 15th till June 17th
Naples : June 18th till June 20th
The detailed programme is being added.
Stand Up With Standing est une tournée européenne de soutien au défenseurs de Standing Rock qui lutte contre l’oléoduc DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline). Rachel Heaton, Nataanii Means, Wašté Win Young et Rafael Gonzales, activistes du mouvement de Standing Rock, viendront porter la voix des défenseurs de l’eau (water protectors) dans plusieurs territoires d’Europe : Paris, Bruxelles, les Pays-Bas, Bonn, Genève, Barcelone, Bologne, Madrid, Bilbao, Rome et Naples. Du 20 mai au 20 juin 2017, leur passage en Europe sera l’occasion de demander le désinvestissement des banques européennes des différents projets climaticides et bafouant le droit des peuples autochtones en cours sur la Turtle Island (Amérique du Nord) et de montrer une fois de plus l’opposition ferme des peuples aux politiques climaticides de Trump. Par des actions de désobéissance civile non violentes, des conférences, des débats, mais aussi des temps d’échanges plus informels, des concerts hip-hop et des temps de convivialité, cette tournée vise à participer à la construction d’une force globale qui s’engage pour la justice climatique, contre le fascisme et le néolibéralisme. 
Dates de la tournée
Paris  : 20 au 23 Mai
Bruxelles : 24 au 27 Mai
Pays-Bas : 28 Mai au 2 Juin
Köln – Hambach : 3 au 5 Juin
Genève : 6 au 8 Juin
Madrid – Barcelone – Bologne : 9 au 11 Juin
Barcelone – Bilbao : 12 au 14 Juin
Rome : 15 au 17 Juin
Naples : 18 au 20 Juin
Le programme détaillé des étapes est ajouté petit à petit sur le blog (voir les onglets).


[En Français en dessous]

Program of the stop in Geneva

  • Tuedsay June 6th : press conference 
  • Tuedsay June 6th 9:30pm :  Hip Hop/Rap Concert :
Ecurie/Buvette des Cropettes : l’Ilôt 13 (rue de Montbrillant 14) 
with Nataanii and Rafael (water protectors), COTI and Muchach (hip hop groups from Geneva)
  • Wednesday 7th :  United Nation special session about the responsability of the transnationals corporations. 
Inside : intervention of the water protectors
Outside : 8/30 am : symbolic presence at the entry of the UN (Croix Rouge entry); 11am : Conference “side event”
  • Wednesday 7th 3pm : Meeting with the mayor of Geneva Remi Pagani
  • Thursday June 8th 12am – 4pm : Large civil disobedience action
Public and large “citizens initiative/action” addressing the banks which are funding DAPL, Keystone XL, and the other fossil fuel projects. Testimonies from the Standing Rock Water protectors.
  • Thursday June 8th night :  conference at the Uni-Mail

Programme de l’étape genevoise.

  • Mardi 6 Juin : conférence de presse

  • Mardi 6 Juin 21h30 : Concert Hip Hop/Rap:
Ecurie/Buvette des Cropettes : l’Ilôt 13 (rue de Montbrillant 14) 
avec Nataanii et Rafael (de Standing Rock) & COTI et Muchach (groupes hip hop Genevois)
  • Mercredi 7 Juin : Session spéciale des Nations Unies sur la responsabilité des multinationales :
A l’intérieur : intervention des défenseur.e.s de Standing Rock
A l’extérieur : 8h30 : présence symbolique à l’entrée de l’ONU (entrée Croix Rouge)
11h : Conférence “side event”
  • Mercredi 7 juin 15h : rencontre avec le maire de Genève Rémi Pagani(date à confirmer)
  • Jeudi 8 Juin 12h – 16h : Action de désobéissance civile
Action/Initiative citoyenne large et publique ciblant les banques qui financent DAPL, Keystone XL et les autres projets climaticides. Témoignage des défenseur.e.s de Standing Rock.
  • Jeudi 8 Juin soir : conférence à l’Université

Du 18 au 23 mai, dans le cadre de la tournée Stand Up with Standing Rock, nous accueillons à Paris plusieurs défenseur-e-s autochtones qui se battent contre des projets d'infrastructures d'énergies fossiles outre-atlantique : Dakota Access Pipeline, Keystone XL, Texas LNG, etc. ! Des projets qui menacent tant le climat que l'accès à l'eau et les droits fondamentaux des peuples amérindiens. Des projets qui sont financés par de grandes banques dont BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole et Natixis.

Cette soirée sera l'occasion de recevoir le témoignage de plusieurs défenseur-es des tribus de Standing Rock et d'Esto’k Gna, d'échanger sur les modes de résistance à ces projets, notamment via le levier du désinvestissement, et sur les manières de tisser des ponts entre les différents combats pour le climat et les droits humains au niveau global ! 
Le 22 mai et plus tard, nous serons debout avec Standing Rock et les Peuples Amérindiens ! 

Pour tout savoir et suivre la tournée > Stand up with Standing Rock
Et sur twitter : @StandUpWithSR

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MNN. May 21, 2017. This is a story about rain. There was a hole in my roof. Water flowed into the house. Wall, floor and carpet were soaked. It was an Emergency. More rain was coming! As a pensioner pushing 80 years of age, I needed help to buy construction supplies and a contractor. 
I rushed to the Kahnawake Housing laggards. They asked, “What can we do for you?” I told them the desperate situation. They said “sorry”. I hate sorry! When I want expert advice, I talk to myself. 
I was not eligible for the discretionary contingency funds for emergencies unless I went through a very slow cumbersome procedure. But I was eligible to borrow my own money from them. 
The whole existence of the Canadian government and its lackeys is based on the “band” list, which comes from the extortion of our stolen $900 trillion dollar Indian Trust Fund. They administer the scam. 
Their job is to hold onto our stolen funds. They get good salaries, nice houses, cars, some have winter homes in Florida, membership in fancy clubs. They are part of the genocide. 
A friend covered the roof hole with a tarp. Wet wall, carpet, basement tiles were removed. Dehumidifiers and fans were set up.
 The CMHC Central Mortgage & Housing grant is based on reports, inspections, estimates, second and third guesses, photos, visits from the local cheeses and final signatures. RL explained, “If you don’t pay us back [even the last $58 payment], the council corporation can grab your house! We follow orders!” 
I called the corpo chief in charge, G.B. Laborgne, who said, “You have to go through the process” and hung up [450-632-7500]. I went home. Inspectors with their high tech gear descended on me. They looked, climbed the roof, marched around my house, took pictures and then left. They came back again and again, without hazmat suits to protect them from the mould. They wrote a ten page report of instructions.  
Out of desperation I signed a loan agreement to borrow my own money with interest! 
Nearby non–native flood victims cried for the army to save them and to be provided with post traumatic stress counselling. They are angry at mother earth for doing her job! Kanesatake Mohawks refused military assistance and told them, “Get outta here. Don’t you dare bother us”. 
The corpo chiefs and their troops recently cut checks for “dire emergencies” like going to Las Vegas to talk about our mis-administered education! They had fun in Sin City, to win where the lights are bright, to blow our money. 
Bon Scott knows exactly what these traitors were doing in Sin City: “Diamonds & dust. Poor man last. Rich man first. Lamborghini, caviar, dry martini Shangri-la, I got a burnin feeling deep inside of me. And it’s a yearning and I’m gonna set it free cause I’m goin in to Sin City. Im gonna win in Sin City.”
Mohawk Nation News for more news, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to More stories at MNN Archives.  Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0 or original Mohawk music visit 
The long awaited “F-ck Trump” column by Subcomandante Galeano (Marcos) is now available in English.

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