Topic of Discussion: The Alberta Tar Sands; the Heavy Haul and Using the Columbia River as a Means to Transport Coal and Oil Drilling Equipment.
BY WINONA LADUKE, MPR News (May 25, 2011)
That the death of Osama bin Laden was relayed with the words "Geronimo EKIA [Enemy Killed in Action]" prompted a din of protest in the halls of Congress.
Harlan Geronimo, a great-grandson of Apache Chief Geronimo and an Army veteran of two tours in Vietnam, asked for a formal apology. He called the Pentagon's decision to use the code name Geronimo a "grievous insult."
His call for an apology was joined by most major Native American organizations. The Onondaga nation stated, "This continues to personify the original peoples of North America as enemies and savages. ... The U.S. military leadership should have known better." Read more...
This morning, Winona was featured on Democracy Now's War and Peace Report to discuss the use of "Geronimo" as a code word for Bin Laden, along with her new book The Militarization Of Indian Country. Watch the interview in two parts below, or at Democracy Now's site: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/5/6/native_american_activist_winona_lad...Read more...
Brandi Carlile and Patagonia Partner to Benefit Honor the Earth
Brandi Carlile Song, “Turpentine (Live)”, Being Sold via the Patagonia Music Collective with Net Proceeds Going Directly to Honor the Earth
VENTURA, Calif. — Patagonia Inc., the environmentally minded apparel company, and some of music’s most talented artists, including Brandi Carlile have come together to form the Patagonia Music Collective in an effort to fund environmental activism. The program launched at www.patagonia.com/music.
The collective brings together musicians, fans and grassroots environmental groups. Artists, such as Brandi Carlile, have donated unreleased tracks that will be sold for $.99 with net proceeds going directly to the artist’s favorite environmental group. Read more...