To our fellow organizations,
I'm writing to ask for your support for a family event on Dec. 18th.
Many children in Arizona will not be with their parents this holiday season due to unjust detentions, deportations and family separation. Many of these children are being cared for by friends, family and neighbors and live far below the poverty line.
On December 18, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ The Sound Strike will join local organizations for a traditional Posada Celebration with families suffering from immigrant attacks.
This event is being organized by PUENTE to address the needs of immigrant families while affirming their commitment to overturn SB 1070 and bring about reasonable immigration policies in Arizona.
The Sound Strike has committed close to $20,000 to help purchase staple foods and gifts for children and their families. But the need is much greater and we need your help.
Here is how you or your organization can get involved:
1. Make a donation to the toy or food drive,
2. Help us collect donations by setting up a drop off location in your office,
3. Travel with us (at your own expense) to help package and the deliver gifts and food, and/or
4. Spread the word to your membership and social network.
Reply to this email or leave a message at (323) 300-6404.
Zack de la Rocha, The Sound Strike
Tribal elders missing on Reservatio
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Posted By: Jerry Strongheart
To: Members in Honor Indian Treaties
'NATIVE AMERICAN WITCH HUNT IN THE LIBRARY OF OUR LAND" A Call to Action....
'NATIVE AMERICAN WITCH HUNT IN THE LIBRARY OF OUR LAND" Take Action....
by Jerry Strongheart on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 8:01am
This is happening all over the country, by the Library Internet Security Company (Blackwater?) If this is on the Surface What is Down in the Blackwater Below???? Ill tell ya what;
More than 150 million children younger than 14 years-old are child laborers -- one in six children in the world.
Another 300,000 children under 18 are child soldiers used as combatants, messengers, porters, cooks, or SEXUAL SERVANTS in some 30 conflicts worldwide. They are most often FORCE'ABLY RECRUTED OR ABDUCTED, or feel so helpless and overwhelmed by poverty they are driven to join the fight.
Girls are particularly vulnerable. Some as young as 13 (BABYS) are trafficked as "mail-order brides." Nearly 90% of domestic workers trafficked in West and Central Africa are girls.
If you Don't think this is Interconnected and take Action you May Very Well loose Your Children...The Tiny Tots of the Traditional, that is Growing, Will be the Prime Target...."They Took The Children" Sings it all...
What does this Library Block'Age due to the Children that want to Search and Learn about their Relatives in the Days to the Ancient future...The Ancient Future Will be the "Lie of History" THAT WAS TOLD ABOUT US...
WITCH HUNT SALEM MISSOURI LIBRARY...
The following is shared with the permission of Anaka Hunter.
On October 30, 2010, Anaka Hunter of Salem, Missouri, wrote to me and several other of her acquaintances saying, “I have a dilemma. I live in a small town. I use the library’s computers. This summer I attempted to go to several NATIVE AMERICAN sites, and I was blocked by the filtering system. The reason stated was "WITCHCRAFT AND CRIMINAL INTENT After being blocked from the 3rd site on NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN, I become very upset. I ask the head librarian what is happening. She states that it is not her doing; it is the "FILTERING COMPANY" (SECURITY). I say, But it PORTRAYS NATIVE AMERICANS VERY NEGATIVELY and people CAN'T LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURE when they don't have access.”
She says, “WELL THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS.”
I say “I'm writing a paper on Native Americans and I can't get information. So, will I have to go to Rolla?” Since I was writing a paper, she reluctantly allowed me access. I felt if I had said I was just curious I would not have been granted access. I make a few calls and emails to no avail, and reluctantly, I put it on the back burner though deeply concerned and upset. I grew up here. IT IS VERY RELIGIOUS AND VERY JUDGEMENTAL and prejudiced of anyone who is "different". If anyone ever talked about this issue, it was ignored or the person maligned and slandered. Also there is preferential treatment of some patrons of the library-those who are viewed as important or rich or part of a certain group or church….”
On November 21, 2010, Anaka sent this message: “I went to the library board meeting and presented my concerns only to be told that the filtering would not change. I proceeded to contact the ACLU-the civil liberties union-and under their suggestion I gathered proof of the blocked sites and recorded the events that had occurred: conversations with the head librarian, the head of the library board, etc. and mailed it off to the ACLU to file a formal complaint about the derogatory statements made by the filter labels that said CRIMINAL CONTENT" and "OCCULT" on Native American sites. I am very upset at the prejudice and the information being made inaccessible to those wishing to learn about their heritage. I am praying for constructive, positive changes in the future. Thanks so much for your prayers and support. Please continue with those! Hope you are all well and happy. Love, AnaKa
This is a Call to Woman for Action to Protect Our Children...It is Your Place, She Said; "You will Need Me One Day; And I Will Come and Help You; From Four Directions; Four Races....Now it is the Fifth Direction Rainbow Warriors too...I Will Follow, For I Have Following the Scent of Woman For Century's....Most of the Time I love Your Smell...
I am But an Elder Guide, Please Just Let Me Guide...
Posted By: TjMaxx Henhawk
To: Members in First Nations & Aboriginal Rights
Manitoba native leaders concerned as flu claims two
Native leaders in northern Manitoba are expressing concern after two otherwise healthy people on a northern reserve suddenly died of influenza.
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief David Harper says that two people from Garden Hill First Nation, in the Island Lake area 600 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, have died from the H3N2 strain of seasonal flu in the last week.
A third person has been airlifted to a Winnipeg hospital in critical condition, Harper said.
The victims were in their 30s and 40s and were healthy before becoming their deaths, he said, and both contracted a strain called H3N2.
The province, however, says it's too early to link the deaths to a flu outbreak.
Manitoba's chief medical officer, Dr. Joel Kettner, says test results confirmed the victim in first death did have an influenza infection, but also had other health issues. Autopsy results are still needed in the second case.
"How much of a role (the flu) played in the cause of the death is still being sorted out. There have not been any reports to me of any other influenza," said Kettner.
But MKO leaders say they are worried they have an outbreak on their hands and called on the federal and provincial governments Friday to step in and improve the situation before more people die.
"These deaths could be prevented if we had a proper health-care system... We don't have a health-care system; we have an illness system," Harper told a news conference Friday.
"We are alarmed that the information we have received form public health officials is that this is no emergency. Well how many more deaths do we need before we call this an emergency?" he added.
He noted that during the H1N1 outbreak last year, the area had only three confirmed deaths, "and here we are today we have two deaths of a common flu."
In an email to CTV News, Health Canada said it is aware of seasonal flu in First Nation communities in the Island Lake area and that it has been in regular communication with First Nation leadership since flu was identified in these communities.
It also says it has provided additional nursing resources to the Island Lake communities and will continue to ensure that sufficient human resources and medical equipment, including personal protective equipment, are available in all health facilities.
"Those residents who are ill will have access to the care they need," the agency wrote.
Health Canada adds that the H3N2 strain of influenza A currently circulating is included in this year's seasonal flu vaccine. At the request of the Island Lake Communities, the agency has provided support for additional flu vaccine clinics. These vaccines protect against seasonal flu and pneumococcal infections, the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia.
Michelle GordonDecember 3, 2010 at 9:12pm
Subject: http://www.facebook.com/l/1b63acv3P1dmA0AiwhiYl_oVAlw;NetPosse.comAlert - MI - Mini Stallion Presumed Stolen in Roscommon County - Nov 30, 2010
http://www.facebook.com/l/1b63aWVGgo3CVKrhA3LGMErBzTw;NetPosse.com Alert - MI - Mini Stallion Presumed Stolen in Roscommon County - Nov 30, 2010
MC is missing from Rescue Facility along w/ halter & lead. Cannot get law enforcement to treat as theft, but he is presumed stolen!
Equine Name: Iles M.C. Magnum Colt, Nickname: MC, Gender: Stallion, Breed: Miniature horse, Color: White with Brown (looks slightly roan), Height: 30 inches, Weight: 250 lbs, Age: 10 years, Registered: yes, AMHR, Markings: star/white in center of forehead, lot of brown on face - like a roan, Brown legs up to the knees, Temperament: respectful, calm, child safe, Skills: driving & breeding
YOU CAN HELP: Circulate this alert & info to your friends & ask them to do the same, post on twitter, facebook, craigslist, etc...
ALWAYS INCLUDE THE LINK back to the NetPosse page so people can have details & read updates later.
Go to the link to read full details & to print the flyer to post in your area for the owner.
Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by Raw Story
Wikileaks’ Next Target: A Major US Bank
by Sahil Kapur
He's been relentlessly revealing some of the US government's most deeply held secrets, but for his next act, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will expose the corruption of a major American bank.
In an interview  with Andy Greenberg of Forbes earlier this month, Assange said his whistleblower website possesses and intends to disclose tens of thousands of secret documents from a major US financial institution early next year.
"It will give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive level in a way that will stimulate investigations and reforms, I presume," Assange said.
He declined to provide any additional details but boldly predicted that the leak will be as high-impact as the Enron emails, which revealed the corruption of the Houston-based energy company and led to its demise in 2001.
"Usually when you get leaks at this level, it’s about one particular case or one particular violation," he said. "For this, there’s only one similar example. It’s like the Enron emails."
Assange added: "You could call it the ecosystem of corruption. But it’s also all the regular decision making that turns a blind eye to and supports unethical practices: the oversight that’s not done, the priorities of executives, how they think they’re fulfilling their own self-interest. The way they talk about it.
The Australian-born Wikileaks chief became a household name around the world upon regularly exposing internal US government documents pertaining to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This week, he has put the US in damage-control mode after revealing 250,000 classified diplomatic cables obtained from the Department of State without permission, exposing the modus operandi of American foreign relations and countless diplomatic secrets of world leaders.
For this, he has earned the wrath of the United States government and its allies while winning the affections of transparency lovers across the world. And now, Assange hints he will take greater interest in the private sector, from which he says his website has received many documents.
Greenberg reports that Assange "confirmed that WikiLeaks has damaging, unpublished material from pharmaceutical companies, finance firms (aside from the upcoming bank release), and energy companies, just to name a few industries."
© 2010 Raw Story
Article printed from www.CommonDreams.org
URL to article: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/11/30-2
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One million children misdiagnosed with ADHD
by Monica G. Young, citizen journalist
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(NaturalNews) Nearly 1 million U.S. children are potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD simply because they are the youngest in their class, according to a recent study by a Michigan State University economist, Todd Elder.
Using a sampling of about 12,000 children, he compared ADHD diagnosis and medication rates between the youngest and oldest in each grade. Elder found the youngest kindergartners (typically less mature) were 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than the oldest in that grade. And by the time students reached the fifth to eighth grades, the youngest were more than twice as likely to be prescribed stimulants.
"If a child is behaving poorly, if he's inattentive, if he can't sit still, it may simply be because he's 5 and the other kids are 6," said Elder, assistant professor of economics. "Many ADHD diagnoses may be driven by teachers' perceptions of poor behavior among the youngestchildren in a kindergarten classroom."
He pointed out that although teachers cannot diagnose ADHD, their opinions are instrumental in decisions to send a child for a mental health evaluation.
This study suggests that 20 percent - or 900,000 - of the 4.5 million children currently labeled with ADHD have been misdiagnosed based on their age relative to classmates.
No blood tests or other medical analyses are used in diagnosing ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Children so labeled are routinely prescribed high-risk psychostimulants, despite documented adverse effects that can range from loss of appetite, anxiety and insomnia to stunted growth, high blood pressure and heart failure.
In 1987, the American Psychiatric Association voted ADHD into the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition - the psychiatric bible used in prescribingmedication) as an authorized "mental disorder". There was no scientific evidence to support this as a brain malfunction, disease, chemical imbalance or neuro-biological condition. Yet psychostimulants widely prescribed for ADHD alter the natural chemistry of the brain and body and can have long term impact on children's health.
Big Pharma spends billions in convincing the public, schools, legislators and the press that ADHD, ADD and other so-called mental disorders are diseases on par with verifiable medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
How could all this come to be? The ADHD myth and its costly medications bring the pharmaceutical and psychiatric industries billions of dollars a year in revenue.
This marketing deception is not isolated to the U.S. A recent Canadian study suggests that many boys are prescribed ADHD drugs for being, well, boys. (Core symptoms used in diagnoses are inability to focus and hyper and impulsive behavior.) On Oct 18, 2010 Canada's Globe and Mail published an article entitled "Are we medicating a disorder or treating boyhood as a disease?"
"Last year, more than two million prescriptions for Ritalin and other ADHD drugs were written specifically for children under 17, and at least 75 per cent of them were for young males", wrote the author. The Globe's investigation shows that prescriptions for ADHD drugs in Canada shot up to 2.9 million in 2009, a jump of more than 55 per cent in four years. And ADHD prescriptions for males increased 50 per cent since 2005.
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About the author
Monica G. Young is a lifelong advocate for human rights. She is an educational researcher and writer with a purpose to expose the truth about the pharmaceutical and psychiatric industries. She encourages non-drug alternative approaches based on healthy lifestyles and human decency.
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Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy...from CommonDreams
Information is the currency of democracy.
~ ~ ~Thomas Jefferson.
Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy
by Bill Quigley
Information is the currency of democracy. --Thomas Jefferson.
Since 9-11, the US government, through Presidents Bush and Obama, has increasingly told the US public that “state secrets” will not be shared with citizens. Candidate Obama pledged to reduce the use of state secrets, but President Obama continued the Bush tradition. The Courts and Congress and international allies have gone meekly along with the escalating secrecy demands of the US Executive.
By labeling tens of millions of documents secret, the US government has created a huge vacuum of information.
But information is the lifeblood of democracy. Information about government contributes to a healthy democracy. Transparency and accountability are essential elements of good government. Likewise, “a lack of government transparency and accountability undermines democracy and gives rise to cynicism and mistrust,” according to a 2008 Harris survey commissioned by the Association of Government Accountants.
Into the secrecy vacuum stepped Private Bradley Manning, who, according to the Associated Press, was able to defeat “Pentagon security systems using little more than a Lady Gaga CD and a portable computer memory stick.”
Manning apparently sent the information to Wikileaks – a non profit media organization, which specializes in publishing leaked information. Wikileaks in turn shared the documents to other media around the world including the New York Times and published much of it on its website.
Despite criminal investigations by the US and other governments, it is not clear that media organizations like Wikileaks can be prosecuted in the US in light of First Amendment. Recall that the First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Outraged politicians are claiming that the release of government information is the criminal equivalent of terrorism and puts innocent people’s lives at risk. Many of those same politicians authorized the modern equivalent of carpet bombing of Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, the sacrifice of thousands of lives of soldiers and civilians, and drone assaults on civilian areas in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. Their anger at a document dump, no matter how extensive, is more than a little suspect.
Everyone, including Wikileaks and the other media reporting the documents, hopes that no lives will be lost because of this. So far, that appears to be the case as McClatchey Newspapers reported November 28, 2010, that ‘US officials conceded that they have no evidence to date that the [prior] release of documents led to anyone’s death.”
The US has been going in the wrong direction for years by classifying millions of documents as secrets. Wikileaks and other media which report these so called secrets will embarrass people yes. Wikileaks and other media will make leaders uncomfortable yes. But embarrassment and discomfort are small prices to pay for a healthier democracy.
Wikileaks has the potential to make transparency and accountability more robust in the US. That is good for democracy.
Bill is Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights and a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. He is a Katrina survivor and has been active in human rights in Haiti for years with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. Quigley77@gmail.com 
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Tom Degan: The very idea of watching a disgusting little parasite like Tom Delay being marched off to prison in one of those orange jumpsuits is a dream come true.
Tribal elders missing on Reservation
Mike Leiby - Dec. 01, 2010
Cibecue, Ariz. - Two Apache Tribal elders have not been seen or heard of since Saturday, last being seen in the Grasshopper area about six miles west of Cibecue. Northfork residents Paul, 82, and Genevieve, 76, Ethelbah were first reported missing Sunday evening but have not been seen since Saturday.
Cedar Creek resident and daughter of the missing relatives, Rema Beech said her brother Paschal Ethelbah was the person who called in to report them missing.
The pair were last seen in a red 2003 Ford four-door crew cab pickup with a front plate that reads “Ethelbah” and a feather in the rear window. There is an off-white stripe running along the bottom of the truck and a tool box on the back.
If anyone has any information or thinks they may have seen the missing couple they are asked to call Whiteriver Police at (928) 338-4942.
See site for photo: http://www.wmicentral.com/news/latest_news/article_2781b7b4-fcb2-11df-bb98-001cc4c002e0.html
REDD Will Destroy Indigenous Forest Cultures
I have been trying to warn all that the UN is not who they think they are at all. Beware people. Please check out articles below sent to us from Sister Shannon.....
----- Teresa Anahuy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FirstPeoplesNews
REDD story in The Huffington Post, TruthOut, CounterCurrents and more
Here is the story I wrote about REDD and your initiative. I hope you'll like it. The story is published in numerous outlets around the world, so will reach millions of readers. here it is -
The Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/subhankar-banerjee/cancun-opens-for-green-bu_b_789014.html
Counter Currents - http://countercurrents.org/banerjee291110A.htm
TruthOut - http://www.truth-out.org/cancun-opens-green-business-but-redd-will-destroy-indigenous-forest-cultures65502
YubaNet - http://yubanet.com/opinions/Subhankar-Banerjee-Canc-n-Opens-for-GREEN-Business-But-REDD-Will-Destroy-Indigenous-Forest-Cultures.php
Climate Connections - http://climatevoices.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/cancun-opens-for-green-business-but-redd-will-destroy-indigenous-forest-cultures/
It'll probably be in many other places tomorrow.
In solidarity, Subhankar
aka Shannon Francis
THE RED EARTH Said a tree to a man, "My roots are in the deep red earth, and I shall give you of my fruit." And the man said to the tree, "How alike we are. My roots are also deep in the red earth. And the red earth gives you power to bestow upon me of your fruit, and the red earth teaches me to receive from you with thanksgiving." by Kahlil Gibran from The Wanderer (1932
Native Americans honored at La Colina, nationally in November
Aim Santa BarbaraDecember 1, 2010 at 1:27pm
Subject: Native Americans honored at La Colina Jr. High, nationally in November
Native Americans honored at La Colina, nationally in November
SANTA BARBARA – 12:58 pm – The numerous strides and contributions made by Native Americans are being recognized this month, nationally and here in Santa Barbara.
Representatives of the American Indian Movement-Santa Barbara and Just Communities, presented La Colina Junior High School students with a framed poster, Thursday, November 18, highlighting accomplishments of Native Americans.
In accepting the poster eighth grade student Starr GreenSky said, “Fifty years ago, La Colina
Junior High School began it’s reign in Santa Barbara. But unlike this wonderful institution of learning of today, racism was already in action. Kids were already lying about their ethnicity, if it wasn’t already obvious. Judgments had already been made, faces were already discriminating. Now, five decades later, we have the opportunity to not only recognize, but honor the Native people of this land and the sacrifices these Sovereign Nations have faced.
In 1869 African Americans were given the right to vote.
In 1917 a band of Red Lake Chippewas were denied the ability to vote.
In 1920 Native Americans in North Dakota were give the right to vote if they abandoned their tribe.
In 1920 women were given the right to vote.
In 1924, during the Indian Citizenship Act, Native Americans were declared the ability to vote but this was not finalized until 1948.
Besides all of these setbacks, we are still here, in the present and in the future; honoring important Native people in this community on a day in Native America Heritage Month-another Nation’s Heritage Month.
I feel proud to say that our community is represented in the poster.”
Schools throughout the district will get a poster.
The purpose of Native American Heritage Month, according to national spokesmen, is to increase awareness and understanding of the diversity that lies within the Native American heritage and culture.
Native American Heritage Day is observed Nov. 26.