Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon Share Message with the World

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Global Research, April 26, 2017

We, the traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April to represent our peoples and our Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities – the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. We self-identify ourselves as the “People of the Centre” and heirs of the Green Territory of Life in the Amazon rainforest.

We are here to demand guarantees for our rights and to share concerns regarding forest, climate change and biodiversity projects that affect our territory, including the National Parks Department’s Heart of the Amazon Project supported by the World Bank and Global Environment Facility, and the Vision Amazonia Programme funded by the UK, Germany and Norway. We…

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Simple traits that challenge the individual to ‘Think Of Others First’ remain hard to follow and achieve

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I asked for WISDOM and the CREATOR gave me PROBLEMS to SOLVE
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Authorities Drop 33 Cases Against Dakota Access Protesters


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  • Staff | (AP) APR 23 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. — Authorities dropped nearly three dozen cases last month that stemmed from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, court records show.

The Bismarck Tribune reported Saturday that prosecutors and judges dropped the 33 misdemeanor cases while another 14 were resolved by guilty pleas. Most of the cases dropped last month related to criminal trespass charges from the late summer and fall.

Prosecutors struggled to prove those charges before Judge Allan Schmalenberger, who ruled in multiple cases that the Morton County State’s Attorney office had failed to meet its burden of proving that protesters were given proper notice that they were on private land, either with signs or verbal warnings.

Demonstrators staged months of protests near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to try to stop the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline, saying it will pollute…

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The Peace Commandment

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By Philip A. Farruggio

April 22, 2017 “Information Clearing House” –  John Locke, a philosopher who lived nearly 400 years ago, summed it up best: “To love one’s neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society that by that alone one might determine the cases of social morality.”

One can understand the first part of this ideal, as one of the 10 Commandments is about loving one’s neighbor as ourselves. The latter part of Locke’s quote wraps it all up quite nicely as to determining our social morality. If we all truly treated our fellow man as we would like to be treated, WOW!!! No more exploitation of others for our own financial gain; no more torture or harsh treatment of a detainee.; No more lying to others to support our own agenda… and on and on.

Imperialism: “the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending…

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International Collaboration to End Violence

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By Robert J. Burrowes

April 21, 2017 “Information Clearing House” –   While much of the world is engulfed in violence of one sort or another (whether violence in the home or on the street, exploitation, ecological destruction or war), a global network of individuals and organizations is committed to ending this violence in all of its manifestations.

With individual signatories in 100 countries and organizational endorsements in 35 countries, each of these individuals and organizations works on one or more manifestations of violence in their locality and some of the organizations and networks have considerable national or even international reach. However, as you might understand, there is a great deal to be done and the Charter network continues to expand as more people and organizations are motivated to join this shared effort.

Here is an outline of what some of these individual signatories of ‘The People’s Charter to…

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Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! • Memorial Day in D.C. | Veterans for Peace

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Stop Endless War • Build for Peace! • Memorial Day in D.C.

By Veterans for Peace

Stop Endless War • Build for Peace!

“War is a racket: A few profit, the many pay!”– Major General Smedley Butler, USMC

May 29 and 30, 2017  Washington DC

May 29, 2017:  Letters to the Vietnam Memorial Wall • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

May 30, 2017: Lafayette Park • White House

Hundreds of Veterans and allies gather at the White House December, 2010 to demand PeaceHundreds of Veterans and allies gather at the White House December, 2010 to demand Peace

In response to President Trump’s outrageous budget proposal, including a $54 billion increase for the Pentagon, VFP and other veterans groups will not be silent. Planning for this was started in response to VFP’s galvanizing statement about Trump’s Military Budget and our desire and responsibility as veterans, citizens and human beings to express our strong resistance to his policies and our commitment to find a better…

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Who Determines a State of War Exists in International Law? by Hawaiian Kingdom

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There has been some confusion as to who, in particular, determines whether a state of war exists for international law purposes. Is it a decision made by army commanders, international courts, or the heads of state? To answer this question we first need to understand the term war. By definition, war is a violent contention between two or more countries, called States, which is allowable under international law.

War as it is understood today is different from what it was understood in the nineteenth century when the Hawaiian Kingdom government was unlawfully overthrown by United States armed forces on January 17, 1893. According to Professor Brownlie, “The right of war, as an aspect of sovereignty, which existed in the period before 1914, subject to the doctrine that war was a means of last resort in the enforcement of legal rights, was very rarely asserted either by statesmen or works of…

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The US Missile Attack Against Syrian Targets: Statement of the World Peace Council

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Global Research, April 10, 2017
World Peace Council 7 April 2017
The World Peace Council denounces and condemns the recent missile attacks of the USA against Syrian targets on 6th April, as an act of further escalation of the imperialist intervention in Syria and the region, based on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun town near Idleb by the Syrian army, a crime with suspicious motives.

The US bombing of Syria constitutes not only the violation of the principles of the UN Charter but is also the continuation of the US policies of the previous US administrations, now by the Trump administration.

After having created, trained and financed the armed mercenary groups of “ISIS” and others, the USA, NATO and the EU along with its allies in the region, are providing support to armed terrorist groups, through attacks on the Syrian army, not…

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Inside the Standing Rock Protest

The Most Revolutionary Act

Killing the Black Snake

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Film Review

The following short documentary focuses on some of the direct action tactics protestors engaged in to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Approximately 20,000 indigenous Americans from hundreds of tribes and their supporters occupied contested land near the Standing Rock reservation in during 2016-17 in their efforts to block DAPL construction. Although the US government claims the land the DAPL runs through, the1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie cedes it to the Lakota Nation.

Referring to themselves as “water protectors,” specific tactics Standing Rock protestors employed to halt pipeline construction included locking themselves down to heavy construction equipment, dismantling and sabotaging equipment and confronting construction workers to run them off their land.

When protestors were confronted by a highly militarized police force, they were forced to change tactics, with more focus on property damage and setting fire to vehicles of…

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Breaking News: Lakota Meet with U.S. Dept. of Justice on Pine Ridge Corruption

Lakota Meet with the U.S. Dept. of Justice on Pine Ridge Corruption
Event Begins with March for Lakota Justice

Cante Tenza Okolakiciye – Strong Heart Warrior Society
Independent Lakota Nation
Contact: Canupa Gluha Mani at 605-517-1547

 WHAT: Grassroots Lakota of Pine Ridge Reservation meet with officials from the Department of Justice about the serial corruption and theft of U.S. funds. The event kicks off with an impassioned march from the deathsite of Lakota woman Mariah High Hawk to meetings at the Mother Butler Center.

WHEN: Friday afternoon. The Event is happening now.

WHO: Meetings with the Department of Justice with grassroots Lakota people from Pine Ridge Reservation, visitors from the Blackfoot Nation, led by the Lakota Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Independent Lakota Nation.

WHERE: March begins in the 1200 block of Silverleaf Avenue (where body…

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