Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Palestine: Another Sand Creek Massacre

Palestine: Another Sand Creek Massacre

By Brenda Norrell
Indigenous Resistance
French translation by Christine Prat

Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Israel a terrorist state and five Latin American countries withdrew their ambassadors. As Palestinian children are being murdered at United Nations schools and shelters, Native Americans voice their solidarity with Palestine.
Mohawk Nation News said, "The Zionist butchers massacring the Palestinians in Gaza are the same interests that carried out the genocide of 150 million indigenous people in the western hemisphere. Like with us, the British set up the genocide. Just like the Palestinian, every inch of our land is illegally occupied."
On the Navajo Nation, Navajos protested the relationship between the Navajo Nation government, and President Ben Shelly, and the country of Israel. 
Melanie Yazzie, member of Dine' for Sanctions Against Israel, said Navajos are standing against war criminals.
Andrew Curley, Dine', said, "The Palestinians have a right to sovereignty and self-determination in the same way (Navajo) have a right to sovereignty and self-determination."
Native Americans protested in Flagstaff, carrying signs that said, "Free Big Mountain, Free Palestine." Big Mountain is in the heart of forced relocation on the Navajo Nation brought about by Peabody Coal, which fuels one of the dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the world, the Navajo Generating Station on the Navajo Nation, responsible for decades of misery for Navajos on Black Mesa in Arizona.
Before his death, Russell Means, Lakota, said, "Every policy now the Palestinians are enduring was practiced on the American Indian."
On the Tohono O'odham Nation, grassroots O'odham activists are outraged that US Homeland Security gave the southern border surveillance contract to the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems. Elbit is responsible for the Apartheid border security surrounding Palestine. Elbit now has the contract to continue constructing US spy towers on sovereign Tohono O'odham land in Arizona, spy towers which are pointed at traditional O'odham homes and not at the border.
With the images of murdered children in Palestine, there is the memory of one of the most brutal massacres in the US, at Sand Creek in Colorado, where Cheyenne and Arapaho toddlers were shot and pregnant women were bayoneted by US soldiers.

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"El Salvador, Chile, Peru, Brazil and Ecuador have all recalled their ambassadors, while Brazil,Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay and Paraguay have suspended the Free Trade Agreement talks, demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza."
MNN: From Wounded Knee to Gaza Massacre
Navajos protest Navajo government relationship with Israel
Russell Means: Breaking the silence on Obama
Apartheid Israeli company received US border contract
Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

Google search: Photos children killed in Palestine

Monday, December 10, 2012

Navajo President meeting with Israeli Apartheid government

Grassroots Navajos outraged, call Navajo president 'war machine puppet'

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Dec. 10, 2012
Navajo President Ben Shelly
Navajos reacted swiftly today to the news that Navajo President Ben Shelly is meeting with the Apartheid government of Israel today. The news comes the same day that Native American musician and poet Joy Harjo rejected a petition from Native Americans and Palestinians to cancel her performance in Israel.

Outraged grassroots Navajos called Shelly a "war machine puppet."

Louise Benally, Dine' resisting relocation at Big Mountain, Arizona, said, "Ben should stay in Israel, to learn how to farm, they are only puppets for the war machines."
"Is he learning how to farm food, or weapons of mass destruction?" said Benally, among those on Black Mesa who say the Navajo Nation government is a puppet government of the US, which abandoned them for coal mining and power plant dollars.

Reacting to Shelly being in Israel, grassroots Navajos quoted Russell Means.

Means said, “Every policy the Palestinians are now enduring was practiced on the American Indian. What the American Indian Movement says is that the American Indians are the Palestinians of the United States, and the Palestinians are the American Indians of the Middle East,” Means said in 2009 before he became ill with cancer. Further, Means pointed out that the Zionists who control Israel now control the United States. “The power of the US in world politics diminishes every day.”

Shelly said in a statement that he is meeting with Israeli leaders to improve agriculture.

Agriculture, however, is already a controversial issue for the Navajo Nation government.
The Navajo farm, Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, near Farmington, N.M. has promoted Monsanto's genetically modified seeds for years, while other Indigenous Peoples around the world were burning those seeds. By now, those genetically modified seeds would have cross pollinated with traditional nearby Dine' crops.
Indian Country Today censored exposure of another fact about NAPI: Raytheon Missiles has a factory on NAPI farm land where commercial crops are grown for potato chips and other food products. Indian Country Today censored this fact during trade negotiations between the Navajo Nation and Cuba in 2006. Raytheon Missiles continues today to have the factory where the Navajo Nation grows corn, wheat, barley and other crops.

Shelly said he will be learning about Israel's new technology.

Tohono O'odham, on their homeland on the US/Mexico border in southern Arizona, say Israel's Apartheid technology is already being used against them. Israel's defense contractor, Elbit Systems, was subcontracted by Boeing for the border wall and spy technology on the Arizona border, using similar technology Elbit used on the Apartheid border of Palestine.

Shelly will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu December 12, 2012. Navajo radio station KTNN reported that Shelly will meet with the Prime Minister and "begin dialogue on nation to nation relations and invite him to the Navajo Nation for future talks." Shelly arrived Saturday in Tel Aviv and plans to leave on Friday.

Shelly and First Lady Mrs. Shelly are in Israel for a week to meet with dignitaries of the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body, and the Ministry of Agriculture, according to a press statement. Shelly will meet with the Christian Allies Caucus of the Israeli Knesset, which includes members from six of 13 political parties in Israel. The caucus is chaired by David Rotem, who also serves as chair of the Knesset Committee for Law and Justice.

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Louise Benally, censored by Indian Country Today, when she compared the war in Iraq with the Long Walk and imprisonment to war in Iraq


Par Brenda Norrell
Indigenous Resistance
30 juillet 2014
See original article in English
Traduction Christine Prat

Le Président Bolivien Evo Morales a déclaré Israël Etat Terroriste et cinq pays d’Amérique du sud ont rappelé leurs ambassadeurs. Alors que des enfants Palestiniens sont assassinés dans des écoles des Nations Unies, les Autochtones d’Amérique expriment leur solidarité avec la Palestine.
Mohawk Nation News a écrit : « Les bouchers Sionistes qui massacrent les Palestiniens de Gaza représentent les mêmes intérêts que ceux qui ont commis le génocide de 150 millions d’Autochtones dans l’hémisphère occidentale. Tout comme pour nous, les Britanniques ont initié le génocide. Tout comme pour les Palestiniens, chaque centimètre de notre terre est occupé illégalement. »
Dans la Nation Navajo, des Navajos protestent contre les relations entre le gouvernement de la Nation Navajo et le Président Ben Shelly, et l’état d’Israël.
Melanie Yazzie, membre de Diné [Navajos] pour des Sanctions Contre Israël, dit que les Navajos s’opposent à des criminels de guerre.
Andrew Curley, Diné [Navajo], déclare : « Les Palestiniens ont droit à la souveraineté et l’autodétermination tout comme (les Navajos) ont droit à la souveraineté et l’autodétermination. »
Des Amérindiens ont manifesté à Flagstaff avec des pancartes disant « Libérez Big Mountain, Libérez la Palestine. » Big Mountain est au cœur de la région de déportation forcée, dans la Nation Navajo, causée par la firme Peabody Coal, qui alimente l’une des centrales électriques au charbon les plus polluantes du monde, la ‘Navajo Generating Station’ dans la Réserve Navajo, responsable de décennies de malheur pour les Navajos de Black Mesa en Arizona.
Avant sa mort, Russell Means, Lakota, a déclaré : « toutes les politiques que subissent maintenant les Palestiniens ont été mises en pratique contre les Indiens d’Amérique. »
Dans le territoire de la Nation Tohono O’odham, des activistes O’odham de base sont scandalisés du fait que la Sécurité Intérieure des Etats-Unis aient accordé un contrat pour la surveillance de la frontière sud à l’entrepreneur Israélien Elbit Systems. Elbit est responsable de la sécurité de la frontière de l’Apartheid cernant la Palestine. Elbit a maintenant un contrat pour continuer à construire des tours d’espionnage US en territoire souverain Tohono O’odham, en Arizona. Ces tours de surveillance sont pointées vers des habitations traditionnelles O’odham, pas vers la frontière.
Les images d’enfants assassinés en Palestine évoquent la mémoire d’un des pires massacres des Etats-Unis, à Sand Creek, dans le Colorado, où des bambins Cheyenne et Arapaho ont été fusillés et des femmes enceintes tuées à coup de baïonnettes par des soldats des Etats-Unis.

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