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Julia Reinstein // This Video Showing A Border Patrol SUV Hitting A Native American Man And Speeding Away Is Going Viral

This Video Showing A Border Patrol SUV Hitting A Native American Man And Speeding Away Is Going Viral: In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson for US Customs and Border Protection said it is "actively investigating this incident" and "fully cooperating with the Tohono O’odham Police Department as they investigate."

The agent's identity will not be released "at this time" since the incident "is still under investigation," he said.

"We stress honor and integrity in every aspect of our mission," the US Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said. "We do not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged unlawful conduct by our personnel."


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Blistering U.N. Report: Trump Administration’s Policies Designed to Worsen Poverty & Inequality | Democracy Now!

Blistering U.N. Report: Trump Administration’s Policies Designed to Worsen Poverty & Inequality | Democracy Now!: A group of top Democrats are demanding the Trump administration present a plan to Congress to address growing poverty in the United States, following an excoriating report by the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston. Alston slammed the Trump administration’s policies for worsening the state of poverty in the United States. The report details how 40 million Americans live in poverty, and 18.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty. It also details how the United States has the highest rate of income inequality among Western countries and one of the lowest rates of intergenerational social mobility.


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NATIVE YOUTH STOP MCK MARIJUANA GROW-OP | Mohawk Nation News

NATIVE YOUTH STOP MCK MARIJUANA GROW-OP | Mohawk Nation News: MNN. JUNE 10, 2018. Kahnawake Survival School students and community members stopped the survey for a 47,000 square foot multi-purpose building in the old grove forest adjacent to their school. It’s on busy risky highway 138 for a reason. Once marijuana is legal in Canada, this plot of land is close to the border of the community and the main highway to New York City. A dream distribution center for drugs. The band council has probably already given out the licence. President Trump plans to block all drugs going into the US.

The students blocked the multi million dollar survey. At the same time, on June 4 Monday, kaientaa escorted off the technicians who were clearing the site. Tuesday, several dozen community members and students joined him. [Contact kaientaa, 514-608-9925, KC-1976@hotmail.com].


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Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp By Cherri Foytlan, L’eau Est La Vie Camp

By Cherri Foytlan, L’eau Est La Vie Camp

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Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp | Indigenous Environmental Network - Quite frankly and equally unashamed – WE NEED YOU. I am asking you to make plans to joins us at L’eau Est La Vie Camp ASAP, within the next 6-8 weeks (most effectively in the next four). We’ve been fighting this battle to stop the tail end of DAPL, known as Bayou Bridge. We have won on both a state and federal level, yet the construction continues… The hundreds-of-years-old Cypress trees continue to fall, the water and wildlife cry out from the war zone, and the people in the path are squashed even further beneath the shoes of the oppressor. I realize that it is ceremony time. I realize that there are other important fights out there, and I wouldn’t want anyone to do what they are unable or morally opposed to… but if you ever thought about coming to fight beside me/us, that time is now and honestly like no other. Our window grows small by the hour. They will have completely clear-cut the Atchafalaya Basin within the next two weeks. They will have under-bore most, if not all, 700 endangered waterways within the next two months. Even now, and although the permit has been deemed illegal by the courts for the coastal zone – ETP sloppily slams through St. James. A freed-slave founded community there has asked repeatedly for at least an evacuation route so that they could carry out the disabled and the children when (not if) one of the many chemical plants and refineries around them should explode… I don’t feel like that is too much to ask. Do you? But to be real, who stands with those deemed powerless by this society, if not you or I?


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Cameroun: the Battle of Languages Serves Colonial Masters by J. B. Gerald


Cameroun: the Battle of Languages Serves Colonial Masters
by J. B. Gerald
 
      There is increasing likelihood of a civil war in Cameroun.       Captured from German interests during WWII by the Free French the Camerouns were divided into British Cameroun to the North and French Cameroun to the South. At its Independence from France January 1, 1960, French Cameroun became the Republic of Cameroun or Cameroun as we know it. To the North, under plebiscite, the southern portion of British Cameroun voted to join the French speaking Republic of Cameroun, while the northern (Muslim) portion of British Cameroun voted to join English speaking Nigeria.

      Currently the President of Cameroun, Paul Biya, has countered a rebellion by elements of Cameroun's English speaking minority who object to discrimination and selective denial of services and are countering the state's security increasingly with armed force. Rebel forces are pushing to secede, to form a country called "Ambazonia".

      Rebel strength is primarily in the north-west along the border with English speaking Nigeria, with some strength along the coast which traditionally draws wealthier people. There is some representation in the Capital Yaounde to the southeast.

      Taking advantage of Cameroun's tendency toward tropical drift under Paul Biya, Anglophone groups of the West declared independence for "Ambazonia", October 1, 2017, as a small western region snuggled up to Nigeria and hosting an expensive TV network and electronic startups.

      One may remember that at Cameroun's Independence in 1960, the peoples were not chary of blood which unfortunately surprised European merchants in the bush, while neighbouring countries met independence more gently. With the the French and English demarcation lines decided by popular vote, Cameroun is a poor area for English language interests to arbitrarily assert themselves. That could only and inevitably lead to repression, then wider conflict. So any Anglophone expansion is very likely planned and furthered by outside interests. Cameroun's domestic Anglophone and English militant organizations have acted unwisely.

      Remember s well that part of the package which Paul Kagame's Tutsi forces took along from Uganda in their invasion of Rwanda, was the English language and a most favourable exchange rate for the U.S. dollar. In choices between colonial languages Rwanda's Hutu were basically French speaking yet the usage of both the English and French languages are foreign elements to African interests.

      Part of the Anglophone strategy for Cameroun seems to be calling the persecution of English speakers 'genocidal,' as headlined by The Guardian, quoting a lady in the bush. At this point the conflict rises from disruption of state services, acts of violence by Anglophone militants, and a predictable response to calls for Anglo secession. Reported enthusiastically by U.S.A. not-exactly-pacifist sources such as Waging Nonviolence, the English language western media tend to place their language and funding before war or peace. Partly as a result of our moral ignorance, and partly because there's a reasonable suspicion of a tactical use of genocide, the Camerounais of both European language alliances may be endangered and share an early genocide warning.

      We've learned from Rwanda that it's necessary to establish the mutual risk of genocide for both language groups in a civil war; in Rwanda both the Hutu and Tutsi suffered mass slaughters although under the Tutsi victory and rule it has became against Rwandan law to mention the genocide of Hutu (Note the case of Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza).
Partial sources online: "'This is a genocide': villages burn as war rages in blood-soaked Cameroon," Peter Zongo, May 30, 2018, The Guardian; "Cameroon military and separatists fuel 'cycle of violence', says Amnesty," June 12, 2018, BBC News; "Ambazonians struggle for independence from Cameroon amid military takeover," Phil Wilmot, June 12, 2018, Waging Nonviolence.

"Cameroun: the Battle of Languages Serves Colonial Masters"
By John Bart Gerald


First posted: Gerald and Maas Night's Lantern, June 14, 2018


http://www.nightslantern.ca/cameroun-the-battle-of-languages.htm



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