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In Israeli settlements, money is on annexation real estate boom 5.7.2020 Raw Story
In the Jewish settlement of Ariel, Perri Ben Senior can’t wait for Israel to annex this part of the occupied West Bank, hoping it will be a boon for her real estate firm. With its 20,500 residents, a university and shopping centres, Ariel has been tipped as one of the settlements likely to be included […]
Treaty Defenders Arrested for Blocking Road to Trump’s Mount Rushmore Event 4.7.2020 Truthout.com
Treaty Defenders Arrested for Blocking Road to Trump’s Mount Rushmore Event
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Trump supporters shouted ‘go home’ at Native Americans protesting Mount Rushmore rally on their land: report 4.7.2020 Raw Story
Oglala Sioux protesters were arrested protesting against President Donald Trump’s Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore on Friday. The protesters argued that it is their land after the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, which was ratified by the U.S. Senate. The Black Hills of South Dakota, where Mount Rushmore is located, was among the lands […]
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Indigenous Activists Assert Right to Unceded Land at Anti-Trump Protest [LIVE VIDEO] 4.7.2020 Little Green Footballs
As we lead up to Trump's monumentally reckless and dangerous July 4th fireworks event, here's a live feed of indigenous activists who have blocked the road in a large demonstration. They're chanting, "Honor the treaty!" In the 1920s, South Dakota historian Doane Robinson hired sculptor Gutzon Borglum to construct a national monument to promote tourism in the state. Gutzon was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and had recently helped construct a memorial to Confederate leaders in the state of Georgia. Some of the funding for the Mount Rushmore project came from the KKK. The mountain that was chosen for the site of the monument is known as "The Six Grandfathers" (Thuŋkášila Šákpe) by Lakota peoples, named after the Earth, the Sky, and the four directions. The nine tribes of the Great Sioux Nation never agreed to or signed away their rights to this land; the Fort Laramie treaty in 1868, which the tribes did sign, guaranteed them "undisturbed use and occupation" of the land on which the Six Grandfathers, or ...
WATCH: Native American protesters ‘reclaimed the road’ to Donald Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore 4.7.2020 Raw Story
Police in camouflage fatigues and riot gear faced off against protesters in South Dakota on Friday evening. “More than 100 protesters gathered on a highway leading to Mount Rushmore on Friday ahead of President Donald Trump’s speech at the monument,” Indian Country Today reports. “Native women in ribbon skirts created a line across the highway, […]
Editorial: Annexing the West Bank would only undermine Israel's security 3.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Israel would undermine its own security by annexing parts of the West Bank

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Cheyenne River Sioux Chair offers to rip down Mount Rushmore— ‘Free of charge… by myself if I must’ 2.7.2020 Raw Story
Describing the iconic South Dakota mountain carving that depicts the heads of famous U.S presidents as nothing but a monument to “our molesters,” the chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation Harold Frazier this week said he would willingly tear down Mount Rushmore if given the chance—with or without help—and pay for its destruction personally. […]
Trump supporters funded a private border wall that’s already at risk of falling down 2.7.2020 Raw Story
Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence, a quick-to-build steel fortress that spans 3 miles in one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors. Unlike a generation of wall builders before him, he said he figured out how to build a structure directly on the banks of the Rio […]
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Batsman, coach, commentator, bridge player, knight - Weekes' glittering life 2.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
Sir Everton Weekes was the last of the famous 'Three Ws' of the West Indies side, and the only man to score five successive Test centuries.
Chomsky: We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World 1.7.2020 Truthout.com
The malign forces of capital are working tirelessly to ensure that the system they created and benefit from will ...
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Coronavirus: Uganda opens border for DR Congo refugees 1.7.2020 BBC: World
Some 3,000 people were stuck in no-man's land for more than a month after fleeing violence in DR Congo.
America is in free fall — and at risk of becoming a failed state 1.7.2020 Raw Story
You know that feeling when you trip on the street and instantly sense that you’re about to crash hard and there’s no way to prevent it? As gravity has its way with you, all you can do is watch yourself going down. Yeah, that feeling. I had it the other day on my way to […]
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Can Making Black Lives Matter Rescue a Failing State? 30.6.2020 Truthout.com
The U.S. must address the demands of those it has failed from its inception if it's to break its rush to ...
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Trump may lose in November — triggering a new national crisis 27.6.2020 Raw Story
Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls currently favoring the Democrats. If the economy begins to recover and the first wave of Covid-19 subsides (without a second wave striking), Donald Trump’s reelection prospects could improve greatly. The Republican Party has a huge […]
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Trump may lose in November — and trigger a new national crisis 27.6.2020 Raw Story
Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls currently favoring the Democrats. If the economy begins to recover and the first wave of Covid-19 subsides (without a second wave striking), Donald Trump’s reelection prospects could improve greatly. The Republican Party has a huge […]
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Kosovo president rejects war crimes indictment as 'attempt to rewrite history' 27.6.2020 BBC: World
Hashim Thaci says accusations by international prosecutors are an attempt to rewrite Kosovo's history.
States Are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote 26.6.2020 Truthout.com
Efforts to make it more difficult for people to vote not only violate democratic principles but are also ...
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Kosovo President and Opposition Leader Indicted for War Crimes 25.6.2020 Outside the Beltway
A reckoning for 2500 Kosovar Serb civilians who were slaughtered is at hand.
North and South mark 70th anniversary of Korean War 25.6.2020 Raw Story
North and South Korea on Thursday separately marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict that killed millions of people and has technically yet to end. Communist North Korea invaded the US-backed South on June 25, 1950, as it sought to reunify by force the peninsula Moscow and Washington had […]
Israel annexation plans for West Bank leave Palestinians in despair 25.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Tom Bateman goes to the West Bank to see how Israeli annexation would shape life with Palestinians.
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