Monday, August 25, 2014

National Indian News Owned by US Patriots and Spies

Who owns the news you are reading?

The owners of Indian Country Today, and an Israeli newspaper, are the top donors to the ultra conservative Patriot Prosperity

By Brenda Norrell
Indigenous Resistance

The owners of Indian Country Today Media Network, the Oneida Nation of New York, donated more than one quarter of a million dollars to the ultra-conservative Patriot Prosperity political action campaign this year.

Patriot Prosperity has a website, a secretive conservative social networking site for conservatives. It is by invitation only for conservatives.

The other top donor to Patriot Prosperity is Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, owner of a daily Israeli newspaper, and the 10th richest person in the world. Adelson's wife Miriam also donated. The couple owns Adelson Drug Clinic which provides methadone to heroin addicts in Las Vegas and Israel. Sheldon's occupation is listed as owner of Las Vegas Sands Casino.

As for the Oneida's other donations, the second largest donation was to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Besides owning Indian Country Today Media Network, the Oneidas own the lucrative Turning Stone Casino in New York.

Meanwhile, the owners of another national Indian news outlet, Ho Chunk, Inc., which owns the news website received an $80 million contract from the US State Department for domestic and international spying this year. The contract was awarded to Ho Chunk Inc.'s All Native subsidiary. A second contract gives them an office at the Pentagon in 2014.

Ho-Chunk, Inc, is owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and has divisions in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iraq, according to its website.

Open Secrets reveals that the Oneida Nation donated $234,100 to Patriot Prosperity, which is at the top of the Oneidas' donation list. Next, the Oneidas donated $97,200 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Meanwhile, Open Secrets also reveals that the Tohono O'odham Nation spent more than $3 million on casino lobbyists over the past three years. The majority of Tohono O'odham live in desperation, in need of jobs, housing and clean water.
The national Indian news spent the past year cheerleading for another casino for the Tohono O'odham Nation in Glendale, Arizona, but failed to question what has happened to the millions, possibly billions, flowing into the tribe's lucrative Desert Diamond Casino on the border of Tucson.
The Desert Diamond Casino has been packed with crowds of gamblers for more than a decade, yet the majority of O'odham struggle to survive.

Tohono O'odham casino lobbyists 2013: $1.4 million.
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Sheldon Adelson's donation to Patriot Prosperity featured in The Jewish Week in 2012:
Wikipedia on Sheldon Adelson:

Sheldon Gary Adelson (pronounced /ˈædəlsən/; born August 4, 1933) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom. Adelson, a lifelong donor and philanthropist to a variety of causes, founded with his wife's initiative the Adelson Foundation.
As of July 2014, Adelson was listed by Forbes as having a fortune of $36.4 billion, and as the 10th richest person in the world.[3]

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 32 years. She was a writer for Navajo Times, AP and USA Today while living on the Navajo Nation for 18 years. After serving as a longtime staff reporter for Indian Country Today, she was censored and fired by ICT in 2006. She created Censored News, exposing what is being censored in Indian country. Without advertising, grants or funding, Censored News attracted millions of readers worldwide for 8 years. The archives continue to be read around the world.

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