US Strategic Adjustments on Cuba, Iran & Africa: Here Some News on Indigenous Survival

July 2015 was a tremendous month, historically, with US Cuba opening embassies, US & Iran agree on nuclear weapons & Obama’s African trip. However there is another group of people, “Indigenous” & under “Colonization” that are just trying to survive. The follow are some news about them, this July, of historic month, as the world changes and moves on.

1 Amazon requires “greater protection because of its immense importance 4 the global ecosystem.” @Pontifex @MashiRafael

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/world/americas/pope-francis-in-ecuador-calls-for-more-protection-of-rain-forest-and-its-people.html?_r=1&utm_content=buffer60e30&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2 Hey China (& Ecuador) the Amazon is off-limits for oil drilling!

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/93238-raise-5-000-to-stop-china-from-drilling-the-amazon?utm_content=buffer59b52&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

3 What You Need to Know About Growing Opposition to Peru’s TiaMaria Mining Project (Part II)

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/02/what-you-need-to-know-about-growing-opposition-to-perus-tia-maria-mining-project-part-ii/

4 Peru: Indigenous communities demand land rights

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Peru-Indigenous-Communities-Demand-Land-Rights-20150528-0038.html

5 Is China’s increased presence in Argentina coming at the cost of it’s environment

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/05/30/are-chinese-investments-in-argentina-destroying-the-environment/?utm_content=buffer3909b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

6 The effects of mining in Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru

https://terencewritings.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/learn-about-the-effects-of-mining-in-ecuador-brazil-bolivia-colombia-and-peru/

7 ‘Deadly’ trans-Amazon railway sparks fear among tribes

http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10812?utm_content=bufferb8a13&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

8 See images from this weekend’s protests against the proposed Chinese canal in Nicaragua

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-33125526?utm_content=bufferc5850&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

9 10,000 Nicaraguans march against Chinese canal that will cut country in 2:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/15/nicaragua-campesinos-protest-china-canal_n_7582414.html

10 If realized, the railway line would wreak havoc on indigenous peoples’ lands

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2910527/deadly_transamazon_railway_sparks_fear_among_rainforest_tribes.html

11 “The situation facing Argentina’s indigenous people is dire.” -@PrensaPEsquivel

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/05/argentina-fight-reclaim-ancestral-land-indigenous-leader?CMP=share_btn_tw

12 Bolivia opens up national parks to oil and gas firms http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2015/jun/05/bolivia-national-parks-oil-gas … #indigenous #energy #dam #Amazon

13 “We don’t forget & we don’t forgive. It was the State.” 250 days w/o the Ayotzinapa students

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/10/250-days-without-the-ayotzinapa-students/

14 Tapajós & other Amazon dams not sustainable development

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0611-mrn-gaworecki-tapajos-not-sustainable.html

15 Report about violence against indigenous peoples in Brazil was lauched by @ciminacional

http://cimi.org.br/pub/Arquivos/Relat.pdf

16 RT for indigenous rights “Amazonian Tribe Brings Struggle to International Stage”

http://www.planetexperts.com/amazonian-tribe-brings-struggle-to-international-stage/

17 @Chevron v Ecuador “rumble in the jungle” legal fight rages on

http://latincorrespondent.com/ecuador/rumble-jungle-chevron-vs-ecuador-legal-battle-rages/

18 Brazilian indigenous woman claim solidarity of indigenous relatives in the world

http://personalescritor.blogspot.com/2015/06/brazilian-indigenous-woman-claim.html#.VYvUzRlAcio.twitter

19 Brazilian indigenous leader to address @UN council in effort to stop Amazon dam

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/brazilian-indigenous-leader-dam-un-council-tapajos?CMP=share_btn_tw

20 Brazil’s disastrous BeloMonte dam puts livelihood of 2,000 families at risk prosecutors say

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/16/brazil-belo-monte-dam-indigenous-groups-at-risk

21 Guatemala: Local indigenous populations oppose dam being backed by Spanish company

http://www.dw.com/en/activists-oppose-guatemala-dam-being-backed-by-spanish-company/a-18541498

22 Nicaragua: Nicaraguan police beat protesters and harass journalists, in Managua

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1e815b7077c9466ab55cf4fdf24b89c3/nicaraguan-police-beat-protesters-and-harass-journalists

23 Indigenous women were arrested & beaten by cops in Amazonas Brazil

http://www.cimi.org.br/site/pt-br/?system=news&conteudo_id=8203&action=read

24 Argentina: Indigenous peoples against the criminalization of the struggle for territory, in Tucuman. ht @PikaiaRyN

25 Brazil: Indigenous people were beaten by police because they prevented fishing tourism

http://cimi.org.br/site/pt-br/?system=news&conteudo_id=8214&action=read

26 Ecuador: Students, farmers and activists at anti-mining protest in the Chinese embassy in Quito, July 14.

27 Mega-dams doing drastic harm to tropical biodiversity: study

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0713-mrn-gaworecki-mega-dams-harm-biodiversity.html?utm_content=buffer0a6a6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

28 Will Colombia’s peace talks aid environmental issues?

http://latincorrespondent.com/colombia/will-colombias-peace-talks-aid-environmental-issues/?utm_content=buffer7c9b8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

29 Talisman Energy (owned by Repsol) refuses to clean up their Peru Amazon mess (sound familiar?)

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Indigenous-Communities-Resist-Contamination-in-Perus-Amazon-20150711-0015.html

30 Brazilian government supports 164 mining projects in the vicinity of indigenous lands

http://www.agu.gov.br/page/content/detail/id_conteudo/266354

31 Indigenous activists fight highway construction on sacred land

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201507102323-0024881

32 Militarization in Honduras causes spike in Human Rights abuses

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Militarization-in-Honduras-Causes-Spike-in-Human-Rights-Abuses-20150709-0025.html

33 Scientists must let world’s most isolated tribes make own decisions

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2015/jul/07/scientists-worlds-most-isolated-tribes-decisions?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

34 Ecuador: Unionists & indigenous movement are calling for a general strike against govt measures. P/v @dayumaEc

35 Venezuela: Coal exploration projects suspended by Chávez are restored

http://www.elcambur.com.ve/destacado/fantasma-del-carbon-en-zulia-resucita-con-rostro-chino-de-la-mano-de-arias-cardenas

36 Venezuela: Indigenous ppl have denounced military for failing to tackle the illegal mining

http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10819

37 Maps show us that where indigenous peoples have rights, forests remain. @IfNotUs_ThenWho

38 What Colombia’s indigenous U’wa people are fighting for! See a gallery of photos they took

http://amazonwatch.org/news/2015/0603-in-pictures-uwa-majestic-territory

39 China visits floundering Brazil bearing gifts with strings attached

https://news.vice.com/article/china-visits-floundering-brazil-bearing-gifts-with-strings-attached

40 Amazonian railway threatens uncontacted tribes & rainforest

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/16/amazon-china-railway-plan?CMP=share_btn_tw

42 Indigenous Alliance Demands Brazil Halt Amazon Dams

http://www.planetexperts.com/indigenous-alliance-demands-brazil-halt-amazon-dams/

43 Our blog on @Pajaropolitico tells how Las Cruces dam is trampling Mexico’s indigenous culture

http://www.animalpolitico.com/blogueros-blog-invitado/2015/05/15/las-cruces-pisoteando-a-las-culturas-

43 Women in Resistance and Resilience in Latin America

http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2015/05/17/latin-america-women-in-resistance-and-resilience/

44 Fighting for their Lives: Exposing Growing Violence against Environ Activists

http://www.goldmanprize.org/blog/fighting-for-their-lives-exposing-the-growing-violence-against-environmental-activists/?utm_content=bufferb2b2b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

45 Peru’s indigenous people protest against relicensing of oil concession

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/02/perus-indigenous-people-protest-against-re-licensing-of-oil-concession

47 Imaginary Spear Outrages Australia. Hit And Run Death Of Black Child Doesn’t | http://newmatilda.com https://newmatilda.com/2015/07/28/imaginary-spear-outrages-australia-slap-wrist-hit-and-run-death-black-child-doesnt

48 Tarnanthi Aboriginal art festival in Australia brings indigenous artists, with new directions, to town http://www.afr.com/brand/afr-magazine/tarnanthi-aboriginal-art-festival-in-adelaide-brings-indigenous-artists-to-town-20150729-gi4kkj

49 Dear Ministers, you are precipitating (Australian indigenous) catastrophe http://www.watoday.com.au/comment/dear-ministers-you-are-precipitating-a-catastrophe-20150729-gimu1a

50 Discovery Channel to display new perspective of aboriginal culture | Society | FOCUS TAIWAN – CNA ENGLISH NEWS http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201507290011.aspx

51 Photos: #NativeAmericans honor their #heritage at annual powwow on Pioneer Day | Deseret News http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633233/Native-Americans-honor-their-heritage-at-annual-powwow-on-Pioneer-Day.html

42 American Foortball Redskins Name Controversy: Owners, Fans Saying They Don’t Care About Native Americans’ Opinions http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/07/27/stephen-a-on-redskins-owners-fans-saying-they-dont-care-about-native-americans-opinions/

53 Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) announces supply drive for Native Americans living on isolated reservations http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150729/PWNA-announces-supply-drive-for-Native-Americans-living-on-isolated-reservations.aspx

54 West Papua situation similar to East Timor prior to independence, activist says – ABC News http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-06/west-papua-similar-to-east-timor-prior-to-independence-activist/6597886

55  The Dalai Lama “Ethics is more important than religion” | Life Skills | Reader’s Digest http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/inspire/life-skills/dalai-lama-ethics-more-important-religion

56 Italian and Slovenian reporters visit Tibet – CCTV (My Coment: #China use foreign reporters as #propaganda tool) http://english.cntv.cn/2015/07/23/VIDE1437644282091508.shtml

57 Belyuen, an Australian Aboriginal community film collective, selected for Melbourne International Film Festival  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-29/indigenous-film-collective-selected-for-international-festival/6656438

58 Panama’s Indigenous Seek Help from the Pope in Land Struggle | News | teleSUR English http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Panamas-Indigenous-Seek-Help-from-the-Pope-in-Land-Struggle-20150728-0035.html

58 Israeli Extremists Burn Harvested Palestinian Wheat – International Middle East Media Center http://www.imemc.org/article/72394

59 Israeli ministers vs. the rule of law – Opinion – – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.668368

60 UK’s court gives UK protesters for Palestine a victory: OK protest of Israel arms factory in UKhttp://socialistworker.co.uk/art/40993/Protesters+for+Palestine+move+boundaries …

62 KSA raises financial aid to Palestine (My Comment: To $60 m a year & to Palestine authority = stupid & sick joke) http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/783426

63 Five key things to know about West Papua – ABC News (My Comment: A must read in a quick easy to read summary)  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-16/five-key-things-to-know-about-west-papua/6625096 …

64 West Papua activists evicted from an Australian parliament grounds after setting up embassy | The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/08/west-papua-activists-evicted-from-northern-territory-parliament-grounds

65 Pakistan gets $337 m under coalition from US (My Comment: How much of that supports #Colonization of Balochistan) http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-3-331111-Pakistan-receives-$337-million-under-Coalition-Support-Fund

66 Pakistan, China committed to completion of Economic Corridor (My Comment: As China trying to survive stock crash) http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-331217-Pakistan-China-committed-to-completion-of-CPEC-says-Mamnoon

67 Balochistan: Three villages destroyed and several killed in Pakistan’s #AwaranOperation | Baluch Sarmachar https://baluchsarmachar.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/balochistan-three-villages-destroyed-and-several-killed-in-awaranoperation/

69 BLF appeals UN to send fact finding mission to investigate Pakistan War Crimes (in occupied Belochistan) http://www.sangarpublication.com/446#.Vbg2JLOqqkq

69 Hong Kong activist denies she was warned by police at Occupy protest (My Comment: Police down-play abuse news) http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1844605/hong-kong-activist-denies-she-was-warned-police-occupy

70 UN urges China & Thailand to protect Uighur | Anadolu Agency (My Comment: China is also prosecuting Christians) http://www.aa.com.tr/en/rss/553821–un-urges-china-and-thailand-to-protect-uighurs

71 Tibet’s H1 tourism revenue surges 30%- http://China.org.cn  (My Comment: #China profiteering from #Colonization) http://www.china.org.cn/china/2015-07/21/content_36109623.htm

72 Dalai Lama to receive Czech supporters of Tibet | Prague Monitor http://www.praguemonitor.com/2015/07/20/dalai-lama-receive-czech-supporters-tibet

73 Cultural delegation show Tibet to Spanish people – http://China.org.cn (My Comment: Whit Washing Colonization)  http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2015-07/18/content_36089956.htm …

74 To control Tibet, China wants say in Dalai Lama’s successor – Las Vegas Sun News  http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jul/23/control-tibet-china-wants-say-dalai-lamas-successo/ …

75 UK’s 2010 to 2015 Conservative & Liberal Democrat coalition government: Minister asks Scotland to help

76 Poor rainfall raising concerns about current & future food security in Central America & Haiti  | ReliefWeb http://reliefweb.int/report/guatemala/central-america-and-haiti-food-security-alert-july-20-2015

77 Australia mining firm, Fortescue, fuel split at aboriginal leadership, to grab land for mining – ABC News   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-28/fortescue-helped-aboriginal-elders-campaign-against-land-owners/6652118…

78 Australia Aboriginal sport star Adam Goodes takes break due to ‘racist’ abuse | http://GulfNews.com  http://gulfnews.com/sport/rugby/aboriginal-star-adam-goodes-takes-break-due-to-racist-abuse-1.1557337 …

79 Article: OakFlat: The Latest Land Grab From Native Americans | OpEdNews http://www.opednews.com/articles/Oak-Flat-The-Latest-Land-by-Dave-Johnson-Activists_American-Capitalism_Apache_Land-Grab-150723-341.html…

80 Citing Religious Freedom, Native Americans Fight To Take Back Sacred Land From Mining Companies | ThinkProgress http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/07/24/3683935/citing-religious-freedom-native-americans-fight-take-back-sacred-land-mining-companies/

81 Missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry needed, Calgary council says – Calgary – CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-inquiry-needed-calgary-council-says-1.3170385

82 A Tribe Called Red’s electric powwow puts indigenous culture centre stage | Music | The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/28/electric-powwow-tribe-called-red

83 Mysterious link between people from South America and Australia | ScienceNordic  http://sciencenordic.com/mysterious-link-between-people-south-america-and-australia …

84 Erdogan: Peace process with Kurds over | All media content |http://DW.COM  | 28.07.2015  http://www.dw.com/en/erdogan-peace-process-with-kurds-over/av-18614559 …

85 Jordan sentences pro Palestine activists up to 15 years – General news – ANSAMed.it http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2015/07/28/jordan-sentences-pro-palestine-activists-up-to-15-years_c6a8db98-ac6b-412f-9443-701726888c32.html …?

86 President Obama: It is now the time for Palestine – Opinion – # Jerusalem Post  http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/President-Obama-It-is-now-the-time-for-Palestine-410327 …

90 AFL urges racist Australian crowds to stop booing renowned Aboriginal player Adam Goodes | via @Telegrap hhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11766876/AFL-urges-racist-crowds-to-stop-booing-Aboriginal-player-Adam-Goodes.html …

91 New Study Suggests Different Origins of Native Americans – Clapway http://clapway.com/2015/07/26/new-study-suggests-different-origins-of-native-americans796/

92 Tribe wants Hate Crime charges on man who shot 2 Native Americans as violence on indigenous increase  http//www.people.com/article/wyoming-tribe-wants-hate-crime-charges-against-roy-clyde … via @People

93 Australia West Papua Association calls on Pacific Islands Forum to address Human Rights situation in West Papua http://rnz.to/1evZpkG

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