Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Zapatistas 'Indigenous Governing Council in Chiapas, October 14-19, 2017'



Trip Schedule for the Indigenous Governing Council in Chiapas, October 14-19, 2017

September 2017

To the National Indigenous Congress:

To the originary peoples of Chiapas and Mexico:

To the Chiapan and Mexican people:

To the free, alternative, autonomous, or whatever-you-call-them media:

To the national and international press:

Within the framework of the National Working Assembly between the Indigenous Governing Council and the peoples who make up the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to be held at CIDECI, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, October 12, 13, and 19, 2017, we here inform you that individuals, groups, collectives, and organizations of the Sixth, Chiapan indigenous communities and organizations who belong to the National Indigenous Congress, and the Zapatista bases of support and EZLN Sixth Commission have organized a series of events to greet the Indigenous Governing Council—the voice, ear, and heart of the originary peoples of the CNI—which will be held in the Southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas according to the following schedule:

Saturday, October 14, 2017: Community of Guadalupe Tepeyac, MAREZ (Zapatista Autonomous Municipality in Rebellion) of “San Pedro de Michoacán.” Time undetermined, as it depends on how much time it takes to get from CIDECI to Guadalupe Tepeyac. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.

Sunday, October 15, 2017: Caracol of Morelia, MAREZ of “17 de Noviembre,” Tzotz Choj zone.  Time undetermined, as it depends on how much time it takes to get from Guadalupe Tepeyac to the caracol of Morelia. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.

Monday, October 16, 2017: Caracol of Garrucha, MAREZ of “Francisco Gómez,” Selva Tzeltal zone. Time undetermined, as it depends on how much time it takes to get from the caracol of Morelia to the caracol of Garrucha. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Caracol of Roberto Barrios, MAREZ of “Trabajo,” northern zone of Chiapas. Time undetermined, as it depends on how much time it takes to get from the caracol of Garrucha to the caracol of Roberto Barrios. The CIG delegation will spend the night there.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Bad government municipality of Palenque, Chiapas. 10:00am. Travel to CIDECI in San Cristóbal de las Casas. The CIG will spend the night at CIDECI.

Thursday, October 19, 2017. Caracol of Oventik, MAREZ of “San Andrés Sakamch’en de los Pobres,” Highlands zone of Chiapas. Return to CIDECI where the work of the assembly concludes.

Entry is free. There will be no distribution of food provisions, t-shirts, buckets, cement, cisterns, aluminum sheeting, baseball caps, sandwiches, juice boxes, or promises.

The free media and the paid media should register at CIDECI in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, on October 11, 12, and 13, in order to have access to specially constructed areas where they can carry out their work under appropriate conditions (especially video and photography).

Attentively,

Individuals, groups, collectives and organizations who are adherents of the Sixth in Chiapas

Indigenous communities and organizations of the National Indigenous Congress in Chiapas

Sixth Commission of the EZLN

Mexico, September 15, 2017

Climate Change Denier New Mexico Schools: Scrubbing Science to Promote Oil and Gas

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By Ramona Blaber
Sierra Club
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Gov. Martinez's twisting of science is dangerous and bad for education

Last week, New Mexico's Public Education Department released proposed science standards that would scrub climate change and even the age of the Earth from our schools' curriculum, while introducing assignments to boost the oil and gas industry.

In response, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Director Camilla Feibelman issued the below statement:

"It's reckless to erase humanity's most dangerous crisis from our kids' science curriculum. Science education must be based on the data -- the earth's temperature is increasing, not fluctuating. 2016 was the hottest year on record, which broke the record for 2015, which broke the record for 2014.

"The PED's proposal came on the heels of a Scripps Institute of Oceanology paper warning of a 5% chance of catastrophic climate change by 2050, and a smaller chance that climate change would broadly wipe out human life by then. The chance of extinguishing most of humanity rises to 20 or 30 percent by 2070."

"My son will be 54 in 2070. So we have to ask: How are we preparing our kids to deal with these stark realities if we won't even say the words "climate change" in their science curriculum?"

"We can't help but wonder about the role of Gov. Martinez's oil and gas campaign contributors supplanting educators in deciding what our kids will be learning. To instruct kids to describe the "benefits of industry as an exercise" while not even mentioning the costs to health, water and air is part of the model that got us in trouble in the first place."


Contact: Camilla Feibelman camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org
Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, 2215 Lead Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106, 505-243-7767
Ramona Blaber
Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter communications coordinator
(505) 660-5905

Lily Tomlin speaks out for Standing Rock at Emmys


Lily Tomlin, who rallied with Standing Rock water protectors, in a divestment action, spoke out at the Emmys.
Censored News celebrates everyone's efforts in the struggle, even the wealthy ones. Thank you to everyone from all walks of life.
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https://www.wmagazine.com/story/jane-fonda-dolly-parton-lily-tomlin-reunion-2017-emmys

NODAPL Action Los Angeles



Watch videos Part I and Part II: NO DAPL Action Los Angeles




More on this video -- A virtual media blackout, again no surprise. Also, upon all of encroaching the Wells Fargo branch on 1600 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA, Wells Fargo officials closed their doors and prohibited anyone from entering or existing. Inside the Wells Fargo branch, however, was Gloria Arellanes, a Tongva elder and community activist. Wells Fargo officials falsely imprisoned her - prohibited her from leaving. Subsequently, she called 911 and when the Los Angeles Police arrived, they instructed Wells Fargo to release her. You see Gloria Arellanes exiting the Wells Fargo branch about 17 minutes into the Part 1 of the video. Gloria continues speaking in the first section of Part 2 of the videos. Best to you and take care, Larry


Thank you American Indian Airwaves for sharing with Censored News!

Listen to American Indian Airwaves on KPFK on Soundcloud
Jane Fonda, Tokota Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux Nation), youth activist and daughter of Chase Iron Eyes; Delores Huerta, activist, and Frances Fisher, actress and activist.
https://soundcloud.com/burntswamp/aia_22dec2016
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Thursday, 12/22/2016, on American Indian Airwaves, 7pm to 8pm (PCT)
“The 12/21/2016 Defunding the DAPL Action at Kawee’nga (Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA):
An exclusive interview with Jane Fonda, Tokota Iron Eyes, Delores Huerta, and Frances Fisher”
Part 1:
Jane Fonda, activist, Indigenous supporter, and actress of Grace and Frankie (2015-17) (www.janefonda.com/); Tokota Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux Nation), youth activist and daughter of Chase Iron Eyes; Delores Huerta, activist and organizer (doloreshuerta.org), and Frances Fisher, actress and activist(www.imdb.com/name/nm0004920/), exclusively join us for the first segment of tonight’s program for an in exclusive interview to discuss their participation, along with 600 to 800 people, in the December 21st, 2016 BANKEXIT Action with Jane Fonda that transpired in front of the Wells Fargo Branch at 1600 Vine St., Hollywood, CA and Chase Bank -which temporarily closed, their opposition to Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline Project, Dakota Access everywhere, settler colonialism, civic engagement, temporary imprisonment, plus more.
The BankExit Action is part of a larger divestment movement to defund Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline Project (www.defunddapl.org). Jane Fonda’s BankExit action was accompanied by Indigenous activist, non-Indigenous supporters, and well-known activist and actresses such as Lily Tomlin (www.imdb.com/name/nm0005499/) and Catherine Keener (www.imdb.com/name/nm0001416/) to name just a few.
Part 2:
Frances Fisher, actress and activist, and briefly, Lori Woodley, founder of All It Takes (allittakes.org) join us to discuss their participation in the December 21st, 2016 BANKEXIT Action with Jane Fonda that transpired in front of the Wells Fargo Branch at 1600 Vine St., Hollywood, CA and Chase Bank -which temporarily closed - and their opposition to Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline Project. Frances recently returned from the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and she shares her experiences and learning with listeners, as well as discusses settler colonialism, civic engagement and responsibilities, plus more.
American Indian Airwaves regularly broadcast every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm (PCT) on KPFK FM 90.7 in Los Angles, FM 98.7 in Santa Barbara, FM 99.5 China Lake, FM 93.7 North San Diego, WCRS FM 98.3/102.1 in Columbus, OH, and on the Internet @ www.kpfk.org.

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The 12/21/2016, Defunding the DAPL Action at Kawee’nga (Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA) - Press Conference.

As part of an international divestment movement to defund Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline, over 600 to 800 hundred Mother Earth and Water Protectors showed up to support people closing their bank accounts at Wells Fargo, 1600 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA on December 21st, 2016. Wells Fargo is one of several financial institutions funding the Black Snake (Dakota Access Pipeline Project").

The Action was joined by Indigenous activist Gloria Arrellanes (Tongva Elder) and Tokota Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux Nation and Youth Activist) and celebrity activist luminaries such as: Jane Fonda, Delores Huerta, Catherine Keener, Frances Fisher, Lily Tomlin, and more.

For more information on defunding Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline visit: http://www.defunddapl.org.

VIDEO above -- Published on Dec 23, 2016 The 12/21/2016, Defunding the DAPL Action at Kawee’nga (Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA) - Press Conference. As part of an international divestment movement to defund Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline, over 600 to 800 hundred Mother Earth and Water Protectors showed up to support people closing their bank accounts at Wells Fargo, 1600 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA on December 21st, 2016. Wells Fargo is one of several financial institutions funding the Black Snake (Dakota Access Pipeline Project"). The Action was joined by Indigenous activist Gloria Arrellanes (Tongva Elder) and Tokota Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux Nation and Youth Activist) and celebrity activist luminaries such as: Jane Fonda, Delores Huerta, Catherine Keener, Frances Fisher, Lily Tomlin, and more. For more information on defunding Energy Transfer Partner's Dakota Access Pipeline visit: http://www.defunddapl.org. To listen to an inclusive interview with Jane Fonda, Tokota Iron Eyes, Delores Huerta, and Frances Fisher on American Indian Airwaves visit: https://soundcloud.com/burntswamp/aia_22dec2016
American Indian Airwaves is a weekly Indigenous public affairs radio program broadcasting on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm on KPFK FM 90.7 Los Angeles (http://www.kpfk.org).