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Mexico: Joint Declaration from National Indigenous Congress and EZLN on Ayotzinapa and for Liberation of Yaqui leaders
by National Indigenous Congress and EZLN, Oct 29, 2014
Joint Declaration from the National Indigenous Congress and the EZLN on the crime in Ayotzinapa and for the liberation of the Yaqui leaders
(Note: this text was read by CNI members in one of the mobilizations held in Mexico on October 22, 2014, and not by EZLN representatives, as some of the paid press reported.)
Mexico, October 22, 2014
To the students of the Normal Rural[i] Isidro Burgos, in Ayotiznapa, Guerrero
To the Yaqui Tribe
To the National and International Sixth
To the peoples of the world
“Because those of us below hurt with rage and rebellion, not with resignation and conformity.” —EZLN, October 19, 2014
From our peoples in struggle, from within our resistance and rebellion, we send our words as a reflection of this part of the country that we have constitute and call the National Indigenous Congress. We are gathered by the pain and the rage that call to us because it is a pain and rage that we share. Read the rest of this entry
Black Mesa Indigenous Support, October 28, 2014
Hopi Rangers arrested two individuals and impounded 120 sheep this morning at the homesite of Tom and Etta Begay in Red Willow Springs. Heavily armed rangers guarded and blocked nearby dirt road entrances as well.
“The Hopi Rangers came for our homestead early this morning. They tried to arrest my Aunt Etta who is almost 70 years old and my dad Bahe. They had barricades set up at the top of the hill with two police units, when we tried to get around the barricade they chased us for two miles, trying to hit us with their trucks, and they drew their guns at us. When we got to the house they brought four more units and tried to block us in by the north hogan. They grabbed us out of our vehicles. A male officer was grabbing me around my waist. I told them they were violating our rights and violating our elders. They were trying to arrest Etta who didn’t even know what they were saying [she doesn’t speak English]. She wasn’t doing anything. They arrested my younger brother Lance and me. Because we were a threat to them for voicing our rights and defending our family. It took three officers to detain me and another three to detain my brother. We didn’t go down without a fight. We were let go after six hours of detainment. I told them they are threatening our family who is all alone and elderly and they come out with guns and threaten and scare them. Who would have defended our family if we didn’t come? We didn’t come with guns and knives; we are not violent, we just came to protect our family. Who knows what they would have done if we weren’t there. We said, we are not scared. We are protecting our elders, if you are going to take us to jail for that, do it. They took 120 sheep from our homestead.”–Milayia Yoe, arrestee. Read the rest of this entry
First Nation chief says protesters won’t leave Jenpeg site until demands are met
By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press/CBC News, Oct 23, 2014
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says he’s willing to consider the demands of protesters from a northern First Nation occupying the grounds of a key power-generating station.
Protesters from Cross Lake First Nation want a revenue-sharing agreement with Manitoba Hydro, as well as a public apology, a shoreline cleanup and help with residential hydro bills which hover around $600 a month in the winter. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, Oct 17, 2014
Protesters have forced employees of Manitoba Hydro out of the Jenpeg generating station in northern Manitoba.
The protesters, from Pimicikamak Cree Nation, delivered an oversized evicted notice on Friday to staff at the station and the employee housing complex, both of which are located on the Nelson River in Pimicikamak territory.
“The building is empty, locked, undamaged and under the Pimicikamak flag,” states a release from the Cree Nation, which is located approximately 525 kilometres by air north of Winnipeg.
CTV Winnipeg, Oct 16, 2014
The Pimicikamak First Nation has served what it is calling an “eviction notice” to Manitoba Hydro workers.
In a statement released Wednesday, the First Nation said some of its members would occupy the grounds and staff housing complex at the Jenpeg generating station until their concerns are addressed by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Manitoba Hydro CEO Scott Thomson.
Pimicikamak First Nation wants greater benefits from northern power generation. They also have concerns about permanent flooding and shoreline damage.
Meanwhile, the B.C. government approves environmental certificate for Site C dam
By Leticia Pineda, AFP, Oct 13, 2014
Chilpancingo (Mexico) (AFP) – Protesters torched a state government building in southern Mexico in a day of angry demonstrations over the disappearance of 43 students missing since gang-linked police attacked them.
Hundreds of students and teachers ransacked Guerrero state’s sprawling headquarters in the regional capital Chilpancingo, allowing workers to leave before breaking windows and setting a building on fire. Read the rest of this entry
This is a photo tutorial on making a bushcraft or utility knife from a serrated steak knife with a hockey stick wood handle. I did it as a step in the process of learning how to make a knife, in this case by stock removal of an already existing knife design and building of a handle with pins. I was inspired by a common modification made to Old Hickory butcher knives, in which the blade is cut down and reshaped, and a new handle is attached. Read the rest of this entry
The Jenpeg Generating Station is located 19 kilometres from the Cree community of Cross Lake.
Tommy Monias lives in Cross Lake and is taking part in the occupation. Monias told APTN National News late Sunday that the occupation started Friday and people have been maintaining the camp in shifts, with around 10 people at the site at any given time.
Monias says RCMP are monitoring the situation but the occupiers told them it’s going to be a peaceful protest. Read the rest of this entry