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Activists, Farmers, Indigenous People Rise Up to March Against Monsanto 21.5.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

Anti-corporate activists, organic farmers, Indigenous peoples, environmental groups and others took to the streets across six continents and over 400 cities on Saturday in a global grassroots march against bioengineering giant Monsanto.

"The fight against corporate control of our food is global," a food sovereignty campaigner with UK-based nonprofit Global Justice Now rallied the crowd marching in London.

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Will new poll on Redskins name alter legal fight over trademarks? 20.5.2016 Washington Post
The Washington Post survey shows 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by the name. But that might not matter to the courts.
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Legislature expresses opposition to Bears Ears monument 19.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Legislature overwhelmingly passed a resolution Wednesday strongly opposing any new national monuments in the state without approval of lawmakers and the governor, adding fuel to the already-heated debate over the proposed Bears Ears Monument in southeastern Utah. “You expect us to stand and do nothing and say this is futile? Well I think it’s futile to do nothing,” said Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City. “We’ve got to at least stand and represent the people we’ve been elected to represen... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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As Kinder Morgan Decision Looms, Trudeau's New Pipeline Panel Denounced as "Smokescreen" 18.5.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

In a move widely seen as an attempt to quell resistance to the expansion of British Columbia's controversial Kinder Morgan oil pipeline, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced a new three-member ministerial review panel—with no veto power—that

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Seattle teacher Shana Brown on Native history as U.S. history and her invitation to the White House 17.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Shana Brown, a Broadview-Thomson K-8 teacher and principal author of the "Since Time Immemorial" curriculum, was invited to the White House's Teacher of the Year ceremony.
Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe’ Sla 12.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe’ Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the […]
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Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla 12.5.2016 AP National
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe&apos; Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the roughly 3-square-miles of land....
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Nation-to-nation recognition, not electoral reform, key to increasing Indigenous voter turnout 11.5.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections. Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these ...
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U.S. rejects proposed coal export facility, siding with one Indian tribe over another 10.5.2016 LA Times: Nation

The federal government dealt a fatal blow on Monday to a proposed coal export facility in Washington state that pitted two Indian tribes against each other — one that wanted to export coal to Asia, another that argued the facility would damage its historic fishing grounds.

In the end, the Lummi...

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Tribes have up close perspective on climate change 24.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Unless more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
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Chippewas of the Thames consider legal injunction to stop Enbridge's Line 9 18.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is considering filing an injunction against Enbridge's Line 9 to stop the company profiting off tar sands oil while the two camps are engaged in litigation. Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) is seriously considering filing for an immediate injunction against Enbridge's Line ...
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MPs vow to act on Attawapiskat, but will their resolve last? 15.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien thinks he knows the solution to the agony of Attawapiskat and similar remote Indigenous communities. Move, he counsels them. Got to where there is work. Join the mainstream Canadian economy and give up your romantic and impractical attachment to your land and traditions. Postmedia columnist Christie Blatchford agrees with ...
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Don't partake in celebrations over new Supreme Court ruling on Métis just yet 15.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The Daniels decision hasn't been out for 48 hours yet and already there is mass confusion about what it does and does not say. Despite the buzz in mainstream and social media, it does not make Métis and non-status Indians "Indians" under the Indian ...
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MPs resolve to act on Attawapiskat, but will their resolve last? 15.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien thinks he knows the solution to the agony of Attawapiskat and similar remote Indigenous communities. Move, he counsels them. Got to where there is work. Join the mainstream Canadian economy and give up your romantic and impractical attachment to your land and traditions. Postmedia columnist Christie Blatchford agrees with ...
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Trudeau's promises of 'renewed relationship' with First Nations evaporated with Liberal budget 23.3.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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How Women-Led Movements Are Redefining Power, From California to Nepal 21.3.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Rucha Chitnis

In her essay “There is No Hierarchy of Oppressions,” black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde wrote: “I have learned that oppression and the intolerance of difference come in all shapes and sizes and colors and sexualities; and that among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children, there can be no hierarchies of oppression.”

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For Indigenous Peoples, Megadams Are 'Worse than Colonization' 14.3.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Sian Cowman, Philippa de Boissière

Early in the morning of March 3, Berta Cáceres was assassinated as she slept.

A world-renowned environmental activist, Berta had been a driving force in protecting the lands and waters of rural communities in Honduras. Among the many victories of the organization she founded was the delay of a megadam project on the Gualcarque River that could be disastrous for the indigenous Lenca people living there.

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Nuclear Power in Our World Today 11.3.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Editor's Note: The following news piece represents the first in a 15-part mini-series titled, Nuclear Power in Our World Today, featuring nuclear authority, engineer and whistleblower Arnie Gundersen. The EnviroNews USA special encompasses a wide span of topics, ranging from Manhattan-era madness to the continuously-unfolding crisis on the ground at Fukushima Daiichi in eastern Japan. The transcript follows the video below: TRANSCRIPT: Josh Cunnings (Narrator): Welcome to the EnviroNews USA news desk. I'm your host Josh Cunnings. In this first episode of a unique 15-part mini-series of short-films, we are going to explore Nuclear Power in Our World Today. Our journey extends outward from a bombshell interview conducted by EnviroNews Editor-in-Chief Emerson Urry, with the esteemed nuclear expert, whistleblower, and expert witness Arnie Gundersen. Gundersen is a nuclear engineer, as well as a former power plant operator, and trade executive, whose own life, for a good amount of time, was ruined by the ...
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The Honduras Killing Field 10.3.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Dennis Bernstein

An apparent resurgence of death-squad violence in Honduras, including the March 3 murder of prominent Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, is a harsh reminder of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in defending a 2009 coup that ousted leftist President Manuel Zelaya and cleared the way for the restoration of right-wing rule in the impoverished Central American nation.

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ACLU sues police over seizure, prosecution of 'protest' flag 25.2.2016 Philly.com News
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has sued police who charged him with flag desecration for painting the letters "AIM" on an American flag that he flew upside down on his house as part of a Native American protest.
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