Actions for social justice, Indigenous, N.A., et al

Honor Dr. M.L.K., Jr. with actions for social justice, et al!

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Actions for social justice, Indigenous, N.A., et al:

This petition on Dr MLK, Jr Act/Justice:

Honor Dr. King:

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What would Dr. King say about the Supreme Court decision that gives corporations the same rights as people in election campaigns? He would say that civil rights are for people not corporations. He would say these are not the “voting rights” people gave their lives for.

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by adding your voice to the call to end corporate buying of elections. Sign and share this message today.

Then on January 20-21, join a local Occupy the Courts event.

Please forward this email widely.



Aimee, David

and the RootsAction team


David Cobb: ‘Citizens United’ Doesn’t Fly in Big Sky State

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January 2012 Enews: Supreme Court Permits Ocean Dumping of Mine Waste:

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Campaign Update–Russia

Urge UNESCO to Protect the Sacred Ukok Plateau


Send an email

to UNESCO, expressing your concern that Russia is violating its obligation to protect the “Golden Mountains of Altai” UNESCO World Heritage Site, an area that is sacred to the Indigenous Telengit people.


Read on…

Campaign Update–Cambodia

Activists Flee from Police Persecution

Two community activists who have been outspoken against the illegal logging and land concessions within the Prey Lang forest in Cambodia are being targeted by local police.  Roeun Sopheap and Sim Sean have reported patrols of police waiting outside their homes and have been living in hiding throughout the past month.

Watch “Prey Lang – Fire of Light, Light of Hope” video here.


Read on, act…

Campaign Update–Bangladesh

Activists Urge GCM Shareholders to Pull Out of Phulbari Project


On December 15th, GCM held its annual shareholders’ meeting in London, amidst throngs of protesters demonstrating outside the building.  Protesters waved banners tagging the project as”modern day colonialism,” and carried “eviction notices” from the people of Bangladesh telling the company to abandon the Phulbari Coal project and leave the country.


Read on, act…

Campaign Update–Kenya

Court Recognizes Land Transfer to Kenya Wildlife Service

On December 14, 2011 a Kenyan court recognized the transfer of title to the property known as Eland Downs, from the African Wildlife Foundation to the Kenya Wildlife Service, the government agency that manages Kenya’s national park system. The decision is disputed by Samburu people who were evicted from the property last year when former president Daniel arap Moi sold it to the African Wildlife Foundation.


Read on…

Campaign Update–Papua New Guinea

Supreme Court Permits Ocean Dumping of Mine Waste


In a vote of 2 to 1, Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruled that the Chinese owners of the Ramu nickel mine may dump toxic waste from their mine and refinery directly into the Bismarck Sea at Basamuk. The plaintiffs in the case were Rai Coast landowners Louis Medaing and 1083 others, representing thousands of Indigenous families whose livelihoods depend on the health of the marine ecosystem.


Read on…

Endangered Languages Program Updates:  Revitalizing Native American Languages


Noted in the top spot of last week’s Scout Report–a publication of The Internet Scout Project, based at the University of Wisconsin–Our Mother Tongues was highlighted as a Research and Education site where visitors can learn “the ways in which Native American languages have recovered and thrived in recent times.”

Read on…



We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân, Anne Makepeace’s award-winning documentary about the reawakening of the Wampanoag language in southeastern Massachusetts, continues to engage and move diverse audiences, while bringing hope and inspiration to Indigenous communities struggling with language loss and the challenges of revitalization. The film was produced in collaboration with Cultural Survival’s Endangered Languages Program as an education tool about Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization, and to benefit the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project.

Read on…

Community Radio Program Updates


Guatemalan Congress Ends Term with Promises Broken

With the 2011 elections over, Guatemala’s new President and Congress will take office this weekend on January 14th. The term in office ends after four years of promises that never amounted to the passage of the community radio bill 4087. A recent editorial highlights Congress’ failure to pass the bill, as well as the general disregard for the needs and concerns of Indigenous Peoples, due to what he calls a lack of political will.

Read on…

Radio Volunteer Profile: Noe Navarro

Noe Navarro is from an Indigenous Maya Mam community in the north-western part of Guatemala, called San Miguel Ixtahuacan, San Marcos. He has been involved in social activism over the past ten years, helping to organize the community’s struggle against the infamous Marlin gold mine, which has been operating in San Miguel since 2005, and has been environmentally as well as socially damaging for his community.

Read on…


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War on Iran?:

Occupy AIPAC

March 2-6, 2012 | Washington, DC

Donate to place an ad in The Hill

Get your I Heart the 99 percent shirt hot off the presses

Or show your support for BDS with an Israeli Occupation Isn’t Pretty tee

Tweet this!

Plus follow us @occupyaipac and use #occupyaipac

Join Occupy AIPAC on facebook

“The time has come for the Occupy Movement to Occupy AIPAC.” – Adbusters

The pro-Israeli government lobby AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is gunning for a war with Iran— just like they pushed us into the catastrophic war in Iraq. And their manipulation of our political process destroys the possibility of a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

Join us March 2-6 in Washington, DC as we Occupy AIPAC during their annual policy conference. We’ll have a Summit on Iran, Palestine and the Arab Uprisings, as well as workshops, cultural performances, film showings, protests and creative direct actions. Register now.

And there’s another way you can call for peace with Iran. Help us take out a full-page ad in the influential DC newspaper—The Hill. We’ll send a clear message to Congress that AIPAC does not represent the majority of Americans who won’t want another war in the Middle East. If you can donate $100 or more, we’ll include your name in the ad.

Now is the time to make a large, people-powered push to show our opposition to the stranglehold the Israel lobby continues to hold over our government. In this new year, let’s make sure the US doesn’t launch into a new war!

Say no to AIPAC. Say no to war with Iran. Say no to Israeli occupation. Speak out for peace and justice.


Onward for justice,

Alli, Farida, Gayle, Janet, Jodie, Kendra, Kristen, Lisa, Melanie, Nancy, Medea, Rae, Sanaa, Sharon, and Tighe

PS: Register today for the Occupy AIPAC summit and be part of history in the making!

Bernie Buzz: Where Do We Go From Here?:

As a new year dawned, Bernie laid out a bold agenda for the coming year. “The American people want action. They want their government to start representing the 99 percent, not just the top 1 percent,” he said. As people struggle through the worst economy since the Great Depression, he added, the top priority must be creating jobs by rebuilding our infrastructure and transforming our energy system.

Read more »

Saving American Democracy

Corporations should not be allowed to spend unlimited, undisclosed sums of money to influence political campaigns. “If you or someone you love is a corporation, do not sign this

,” Stephen Colbert tweeted after Bernie was a guest on his show. More than 175,000 people have now signed the petition backing Bernie’s constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s infamous ruling two years ago this month.

Watch Bernie on The Colbert Report »

Stop Postal Service Cuts

One of the first items on the Senate agenda in the new year will be Postal Service reform. Prodded by Bernie, the Postal Service agreed to a five-month moratorium on closing post offices and slashing 100,000 jobs. That gives Congress until May 15 to consider Bernie’s Postal Service Protection Act and other reforms. “The post office must adapt to the challenges of the digital age, but we must do it in a way that makes it stronger and more responsible to the needs of consumers and not just cut, cut, cut,” Bernie told an American Legion hall packed with 500 people.

Watch a public meeting about the postal service on C-SPAN »

Watch Bernie speak at the White River Junction meeting »

Fighting for Senior Citizens

Bernie has been a leader in the fight to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. As chairman of the Senate Subcomittee on Primary Health and Aging, he also is working on reauthorizing the Older Americans Act. This landmark law created Meals on Wheels and other programs for seniors. The investment in nutrition services to keep seniors healthy more than pays for itself in reduced health care costs, Bernie told Vermont Public Radio.

Read the interview »

What do you think about the economy?


Which of the following national economic issues worries you most? Unemployment? Rising prices? Other?


Sign up for e-mail updates on breaking news from Washington »

In Other News


Congress made a critical change in how Social Security is funded by extending a payroll tax cut, according to The Washington Post »


Manufacturers are paying a new generation of blue-collar workers up to $15 an hour less than older employees. “The time is now to prevent the pauperization of America’s working class,” Bernie wrote to The New York Times »


Increasing income inequality both before and after taxes, the top 0.1 percent of income tax filers experienced an almost two-fold increase in income from 1996 to 2006 while the poorest 20 percent saw their incomes fall by 6 percent, a congressional study found »

Upcoming Events


Watch Bernie on the HBO show’s new season on Friday, Jan. 20 »


Listen to Brunch with Bernie Fridays at noon ET »


Action Page: Junk SOPA, plus bulk Occupy America bumper stickers:

Though not as heinous on its face as some other legislation we have

seen pushed in Congress lately, the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act

(SOPA) would take a giant ax to the roots of the internet in an

attempt to a deal with a problem up the branches somewhere.

Junk SOPA Action Page:

The bill is so poorly written and vague in its definitions that it

would potentially criminalize innocent behavior, an open door to

selective prosecutions. Worse yet, it would give single troll

complainers the power to completely and unilaterally shut down

websites on false accusations, and force those sites to engage in

lengthy legal battles to restore themselves.

Even those who originally supported the concept of SOPA are appalled

at the blunderbuss tactics of the bill as presented, and Congress

must go back to the drawing board, with the input of those who really

know how the internet works, to come up with a bill that will not do

more harm than good.

Though advertised as a bipartisan bill, on closer inspection only two

Democratic sponsors were initial sponsors, Schiff and Berman, whose

districts include all the big Hollywood movie studios. What a

coincidence! And we should add, having just finished producing a

movie ourselves we have great sympathy for those who deserve to be

paid for their creative work, for how else can we righteously

compensate our valiant cast, crew and support people? But this SOPA

bill is absolutely the wrong way to do it.

And after you submit the action page you can now request a bulk order

of the new “Occupy America” bumper stickers that have been so very

popular. Demonstrate your support for the spreading occupy movements.

We are just asking about a dollar each in bulk to help cover our

costs, which include sending free single stickers to anyone who wants

one. We just got in the latest shipment and all remaining single

sticker requests are going out now. Here is a direct link to the bulk

order page.

Bulk Occupy America bumper stickers:

And you can still make all the single sticker requests you like at

Single Occupy American bumper stickers:

Mark Your Calendars For A Radio Appearance By The Pen

In the meantime we are getting attention in the progressive media. On

Jan. 16 at 2PM PST, yours truly, The Pen, will appear live on the

Harrison radio show in Los Angeles on KPFK to discuss these latest

developments. You can tune in from anywhere over the internet at

either  or .

We’d also like you to know we are doing the final tweaks now on the

mix for the theme song for “The Last War Crime” movie and anticipate

getting it posted on iTunes in about a week. It would be wonderful if

we could make a splash on iTunes about the song, as a way of

introducing people to the movie itself. We pulled in the top rock and

roll and jazz studio musicians in Los Angeles for this, and the best

background singers on the planet, who have worked with everyone from

Natalie Cole to Phil Collins. It’s one hopping rock and roll track

entitled, “It’s A Crime”, so please stay tuned for that.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed

to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

Contributions to The People’s Email Network are not tax-deductible

for federal income tax purposes.

If you would like to get alerts like these, you can do so at

Ask Mitt Romney: Will you ban birth control?:

Add your name to this petition to Mitt Romney.

“Do you support the right to contraception provided for by the Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, which protected the right to privacy and ended the ability of states to prohibit the use of contraceptives?”

Learn more about this campaign

The latest battle in the War on Women is over birth control. That’s right: the extreme anti-woman Religious Right want to make it legal to ban birth control.

And recently, Rick Santorum unequivocally stated that he opposes contraception and thinks states should be able to ban the use of contraceptives.1 But Mitt Romney, the other Republican frontrunner, has yet to explain his position on birth control.

More than 99% of women in America who are sexually active have used contraceptives.2 That is an astounding proportion of the electorate who would be directly affected by the legislative agenda of an anti-contraception president. We deserve to know whether Mitt Romney would work to deny those women the right to access birth control.

Does Mitt Romney want to make it constitutional to ban birth control in America? Demand a yes or no answer, sign the petition.

The right to use contraceptives was guaranteed in the Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut. This ruling guaranteed a right to privacy and deemed it unconstitutional to outlaw birth control.

The public has a right to know explicitly if Romney agrees with Santorum that Griswold should be overturned — and whether he would seek to overturn it through judicial appointments, legislation or constitutional amendments that would make it possible for states to ban birth control.

As a frontrunner for the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney very well could be the next President of the United States, and we know that anti-choice members of Congress will continue to push anti-contraceptive legislation. If a bill limiting access to contraception crosses his desk, Romney will have to choose whether to stop the attacks on the millions of women who use contraceptives.

The American people deserve a clear, unambiguous public statement regarding Romney’s position on women’s access to birth control.

Does Mitt Romney want to make it constitutional to ban birth control in America? Demand a yes or no answer.

Click below to sign the petition:

Thank you for speaking out to protect women’s rights.

Ali Rozell, Campaign Manager

CREDO Action from Working Assets

1.”Rick Santorum is coming for your birth control,” Salon, 1-4-2012.

2.”Facts on Contraceptive Use in the United States,” Guttmacher Institute, June 2010.

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A Busy Year Ahead:

Solidarity with Leonard Peltier–04 February is International Day

of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier.  Visit our Schedule of Events at  to locate

an event near you.  Will you be hosting an event?  Send details to .

Gear Up for the Struggle–T-shirt Special!  Get a 20 percent discount

(and a free “Free Peltier” button) when you order ONLINE.  Gear up

for the struggle with your choice of “Broken Treaty” or “Visions

of Freedom”.  Promotion ends on 04 February 2012.  Shipping is free

for domestic orders.

An Historic Moment, an Historic Year–During its annual conference

late in 2011, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

unanimously passed a resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier and

pledged to actively initiate and support efforts to bring Leonard

home.  We urge all supporters to print the resolution and send a

copy to your Members of Congress.

Urge your representative and Senators to support the NCAI’s efforts

and also express their support to President Obama for a grant of

Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier.  Use the tool on the left

sidebar of our home page to locate your Members of Congress.


Background: Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully

convicted in connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal

Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts’ acknowledgment

of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been

imprisoned since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman,


The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in the firefight

that occurred on June 26, 1975.  From 1973 to 1976, Indigenous

People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were

victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and stabbings carried out

by local vigilantes who collaborated with the FBI.  Peltier and

other Indigenous activists were forced into a defensive posture

to protect not only their lives, but the lives of others who

were present-elders, women, and children.  Indeed, Mr. Peltier’s

co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on grounds of


The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government’s goal

was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier’s conviction by any means-including

falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud

on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier’s

innocence during his trial.  By the government’s own admission,

the critical part of the prosecution’s case against Mr. Peltier

was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction,

was discovered to be false.

You can help to free an innocent man.  Learn more about the Peltier

case at .

Lauched into cyberspace by the

Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106

Special Announcement:

Joint Message from Friends of Peltier and the Leonard Peltier

Defense Offense Committee

22 December 2011

Friends and Supporters,

We wish you a happy holiday season. Enjoy your friends and family

and good times. May you and your loved ones be doubly blessed in

the coming year. We know you join us in wishing no less for Leonard

Peltier and his family.

The coming year will be an important one for Mr. Peltier. Now,

more than ever, unity will play a key role in winning Leonard’s

freedom. Therefore, we’re pleased to announce the merger of Friends

of Peltier with the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee.

Soon, our mutual Web sites and mailing lists will be merged. Some

of the assets of Friends of Peltier will be discontinued (those

being primarily blogs and pages on social networks, so you may wish

to follow instead the LPDOC blog and pages on Facebook, MySpace,

Twitter and Google+). This merger should be somewhat seamless and

occur with a minimum of disruption.

Via the Free Peltier Now Coalition mailing list, be assured that

each of you will continue to receive announcements, information

about Leonard Peltier’s case and his statements from prison, as

well as other pertinent information. Your mailing list subscription

will remain active unless you choose to unsubscribe. If you are

registered on both lists, we’ll see to it that you don’t receive

duplicate transmissions.

Current LPDOC subscribers will be added to the service used by

Friends of Peltier (due to ease of use and exemplary support

services, and all at a lower cost). Consequently, some of you may

receive a message asking you to verify your subscription. Simply

follow the directions in the verification message.

If you are currently on the Friends list, you should add  to your address book to be certain

our messages are delivered to your e-mail inbox.

The Peltier support network will be bigger and better for this

action and we know you will bring the same level of commitment and

hard work to 2012 as you have to all you do and have always done on

Leonard’s behalf. Remember, we are “Leonard’s Legions,” hundreds

of thousands of supporters in solidarity worldwide. We are united

in one purpose, speak with one voice: Free Leonard Peltier NOW!

Friends of Peltier and The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Lauched into cyberspace by the

Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday to you, here’s a Sample letter:

Hi.  Yeah, according to the remocrats, not to be mistaken for the dempublicans, supposedly, when a man pulls out a person is born, and every company and corporation is also a person, with enumerable inalienable rights, yet, Newt bling Gingrich says kids have no right to education unfettered by required professional work, no right to a childhood unfettered by working a job; all remocrats say, middle-class to poor people have no rights to universal, quality, healthcare, jobs, clean air, water, soil that can grow food, etc..  They say the elderly have no right to the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, they paid into, and for, their whole lives by being the fine Americans they were their whole lives, they want to privatize, personalize, or just do away with all our societies protections and services for the elderly.  They say women have no rights to affordable healthcare, women’s healthcare, reproductive care, equal wages for equal work, etc..  They say, and are now trying to insist through legislation, that we don’t have the right to vote, unfettered by repressive exaggerated identification demands, by unnecessary and unaffordable fees that are tantamount to poll taxes; all attempts to reinstitute Jim Crowism- except universally now.  Well, “we, the people…”, have news for the republicans, a twinkle in a man’s eye, and corporations, aren’t people and they don’t have inalienable rights, we do, and we’ll be voting to get that message across to them in November, 2012!  Thanx.  Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

(include your name, address, and in the case of a letter to the editor, your phone #)

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.   🙂

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

Office of Public Liaison:

Sites to send emails and letters, to your Senators, etc.   🙂

Copy, share, as you will!  Thanx for all you do.


About reality

Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: This petition on Haiti disaster anniversary:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: This petition on Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts:,_native_american_acts,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: This petition on Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: This petition on Economically empower through advocacy:
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