Black People : First Americans protest in front of US Embassy in Copenhagen

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  1. Ankhur

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    Indigenous Activists March on US Embassy in Copenhagen Urging Obama to “Stop the US Energy Industry’s War on Native Peoples and Lands”

    Shortly before President Obama received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, a coalition of North American indigenous groups marched to the US embassy in Copenhagen calling on Obama to stop what they described as the war on native peoples and lands waged by the US energy industry. Speakers at the protest included Faith Gemmill from Arctic Village, Alaska and Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Canadian-based Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign.

    AMY GOODMAN: Shortly before President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize today, a coalition of North American indigenous groups marched to the US embassy here in Copenhagen, calling on Obama to stop what they described as the war on native peoples and lands waged by the US energy industry.


    Speakers at the protest included Faith Gemmill of Arctic Village in Alaska—she works with the group Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands—and Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Canadian-based Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign.


    FAITH GEMMILL: We’re here today to send a message to the US government that no longer can their energy policy and their unsustainable development practices threaten the future of indigenous peoples. This is what’s happening in America. All these indigenous communities are under threat by fossil fuel extraction and the fossil fuel issues that affect us, the energy issues.


    Alaska is ground zero for US energy policy. Many of our indigenous homelands, our ancestral territories, are under threat, and it threatens the very existence of our communities. We live a subsistence way of life that’s very, very much connected to our homelands. And for us to live that way of life, our homelands have to be intact.


    CLAYTON THOMAS-MULLER: You know, today President Obama accepts his Nobel Peace Prize, when we all know that it’s just representing such immense hypocrisy, with calling out 30,000 US troops to continue to go into Afghanistan and oppress peoples in the Middle East.


    The administration continues to oppress indigenous peoples and racialize communities in the United States and in Canada through their energy and climate policies. So we’re here in Copenhagen at the United Nations international climate negotiations to call out the US government and their little bully brother, the Darth Vader of Copenhagen, the Canadian government, in their ridiculous and oppressive energy policies and to say we want a just and clean future, a new economic paradigm that doesn’t sacrifice our communities at the altar of irresponsible policies for the economic benefit of the select few who pull the political strings.



    AMY GOODMAN: The indigenous activists then delivered their letter to the US embassy in Copenhagen.


    INDIGENOUS ACTIVIST: …the United States respect the rights of indigenous peoples and that they endorse the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


    TERENCE McCULLEY: As you know, the United States has a very large delegation here at COP15. The United States is committed to active participation in this dialogue. I have a Cherokee background myself, and it’s an honor for me to accept your statement, which I will ensure gets to the ambassador.


    full article and vid;
    http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/10/indigenous_activists_march_on_us_embassy
     
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    CLAYTON THOMAS-MULLER: You know, today President Obama accepts his Nobel Peace Prize, when we all know that it’s just representing such immense hypocrisy, with calling out 30,000 US troops to continue to go into Afghanistan and oppress peoples in the Middle East.

    I had to stop reading for a minute and comment on this.

    Obama just officially announced he was sending thirty thousand troops to Afghanistan lat week. Yet these people knew what he was going to do months ago. Where do they get their news? I ought to subscribe to an Alaskan newspaper.

    More comments may be forthcoming as I read on.
     
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    And that is why I had made the post a minute ago about the Peace Prize being a joke
     
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    He should have turned it down just like he turned down the invitation to the anti racism summit.

    Concerning the fossil fuel issue he is between a rock and a hard place here. If he makes any effort to do the right thing and champion the cause of these native Americans then the conservative wing will jump up and accuse him of being a socialist trying to take over. STFW. They are already doing that so it's not like he has their love to lose.
     
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    He should have turned it down just like he turned down the invitation to the anti racism summit.

    Concerning the fossil fuel issue he is between a rock and a hard place here. If he makes any effort to do the right thing and champion the cause of these native Americans then the conservative wing will jump up and accuse him of being a socialist trying to take over. STFW. They are already doing that so it's not like he has their love to lose.



    you know what you say packs a real wallop, cause when one really looks at this clearly with a majority of Democrats in the House and Senate,
    who is he kissing up to and why?
     
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    What's the Difference Between a Republicrat and a Demobblican?

    You hit the nail on the head, brotha.

    That has always been my question. With all the so called democrats in congress why are the republicans still dragged in as an explanation for the things Obama does?

    You know they both work for the same company. The blades in a pair of scissors are opposed to each other yet they both work to cut the same piece of cloth. Republicans piss on us and democrats come in to tell us it's really rain.
     
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    LORD HA MERCY HA HA, WHOOAA, HOT DANG

    YOUR ALLRIGHT SISTER:em2300:

    YOUR ALLRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:jump::jump::jump::chef: :wine: :flowers::terrific:
     
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    Yes, we have here, a one party system, Its screw the peoples party!
     
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    the Screw the People party! Das whad it is, brotha
    Smaddy tol da truf
     
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