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Friday, 16 February

16:10

Nandini Oza // Dalit activist attempts self-immolation in Gujarat Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Dalit activist attempts self-immolation in Gujarat: [theweek.in] He is reported to have sustained nearly 80 per cent burns. Meanwhile, the police managed to prevent Hemaben Vankar, believed to be a distant relative of Vankar, from attempting immolation.

Angered by the incident, Rashtriya Jan Adhikar Manch, led by independent MLA Jignesh Mevani, has called for Patan bandh on Friday and demanded suspension of Patan Collector and the police head.

The state government has ordered an inquiry.

What has angered the dalits is the fact that Hemaben, whose land is under contention, had written a letter to the Patan Collector on February 7 threatening to attempt self-immolation.

Hemaben in the letter said that she was not getting a response for regularizing the land falling in survey number 1022. She said she is a resident of Dudhka village of Sami Taluka of Patan District.

Hemaben alleged that she was not getting a proper response as she was a dalit. She claimed that she has been demanding to regularise land since 2015 and had paid dues of Rs 22, 236.

16:06

How herdsmen killed two civil defence officers in Benue | TODAY.NG Aboriginal News Group Newswire

How herdsmen killed two civil defence officers in Benue | TODAY.NG: The corp, in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Corps, ASCI, Adakole John Peter, a copy made available to newsmen in Makurdi said, the officers were killed last Sunday during an exchange of gunfire with Fulani herdsmen that came to attack the village.

16:03

Senator Tom Udall Remarks to National Indian Education Association Native News Online

Vice Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Tom Udall D New Mexico

Published February 18, 2018

 
WASHINGTON On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, addressed the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) and discussed his work to improve education for Native students. Udall outlined his education-related priorities on the Senate Indian Affairs and Appropriations committees including expanding Native language opportunities, providing additional support for teachers in Indian Country and securing greater funding for school construction and maintenance.
 
The following are Udalls remarks as prepared for delivery:
Thank you Kevin for that kind introduction. I applaud your years of dedicated service to the Pueblo of Jemez and to the Tribes education initiatives.  
 
Id like to also say hello to two other fellow New Mexicans: NIEA Treasurer Marita Hinds and Board Member Darrick Franklin. Thank you and your fellow board members for your work.
 
Im honored to be with you today. Everyone here is devoted to the vital work of improving education for Native students.  
 
Education is an absolute priority for me as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. I want to say a few words on what the committee, and Congress, are doing.  
 
An...

16:02

Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin to Receive Distinguished Northeastern State University Honor Native News Online

Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin

Published February 16, 2018

TAHLEQUAH  Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin is being honored as one of nine Northeastern State University 2018 Centurions.

Centurions are individuals whose leadership and commitment, in the course of helping others, have made a significant impact during NSUs history. Honors are given to university alumni, faculty, staff, students or any member of the NSU community,past or present, who impacted the NSU community or the public at large.

Hoskin graduated from NSU in 1982 with a Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences and earned his Masters in Education in 1998. Along with his service to the Cherokee Nation as Chief of Staff, Hoskin served 12 years on the Tribal Council, between 1995 and 2007, and is now serving his sixth term as an Oklahoma State Representative for District 6.

Like so many Cherokees in northeast Oklahoma, my experience at NSU helped define my personal life, as well as my professional career as an educator and administrator. I am profoundly honored to be recognized as a Centurion by my alma mater, an institution where I earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees, Hoskin said. One of the most important lessons I learned at NSU is the value of public education. As a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and as a former Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor, I have endeavored to make life-changing educational opportunities more accessible. I am proud of NSU, whose rich history is tied directly to the education of Cherokee Nation citizens, and hope its mission continues to flourish.

Hoskin is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former member of Ironworkers Union Local 584, and he spent nearly two decades working in public education as a high school teacher and school administrator for Locust Grove Public Schools.

As Chief of Staff, Hoskin oversees Cherokee Nations Education Services Department and is an advocate for the tribes continued support of NSU. He is a member of the leadership team that contributed funding to restoration and enhancement efforts for NSUs historic Seminary Hall.

Chuck Hoskins selfless devotion to serving others is a model that few of us can match, NSU President Dr....

16:01

Aadizookewinan (Storytelling with our Elders) Native News Online

John and Carol Barrett, Mary Lou Stillday, Susan Johnson and Tribal Treasurer Annette Johnson make up the first row

Published February 16, 2018

Having no agenda awakes your innate knowledge. Tap into each other. Innate or indigenous knowledge will lead to balance and harmony. We are doing as our ancestors did. The people were asked, and then all came together and pooled their wisdom. -Gichi-Maiingan (Big Wolf) ROAD TO PONEMAH: The Teachings of Larry Stillday

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION  The regularly scheduled Elders Ojibwemowin Advisory Committee meeting for the month of February, tried something different for their February 12, 2018, meeting. Instead of the usual meeting, there was a storytelling at the Culture Room at the high school. The groups meetings are held monthly on the second Monday from 3:30 to 6:00 pm.

The group was asked by Elizabeth Strong of Children and Family Services to hold the storytelling session as part of a new group known as Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions), a youth group focused on empowering Native youth to become peer educators and advocates for making healthy decisions.

As a result, nearly 50 people of all ages came together to share knowledge, good memories and laughs. Its definitely always a blessing to get elders and children together, noted Nate Taylor of the Ojibwemowin Immersion School.

Elders and others shared personal stories rather than teachings or cultural and spiritual stories in respect for the recent passing of several Red Lake Elders.

Elizabeth Pug Kingbird told about her pet deer when she was a child and even had photos. She does not eat deer meat because of it; Frances Miller spoke about her father making her bunny socks as a child. Nate Taylor told a story of Migizi looking for a mate, and two eagles who lived with chickens and connected the stories to how he discovered his Red Lake roots while living in Kansas.

Susan Ninham, Carol Barrett, and Devery Fairbanks also offered short stories all with a message and a smile. Harvey Jordan told a story in Ojibwemowin.

Storytelling plays an integral role to Indigenous cultures around the world to maintain, regain and pass on tradition, culture, language and history. The stories and legends...

14:45

Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman Responds to Senator Warren Remarks at National Congress of American Indians Native News Online

National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. talks with Senator Elizabeth Warren prior to her speech before NCAIs general assembly. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON Senator Elizabeth Warren (D Massachusetts) addressed the Naitonal Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Winter Session on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. It was Warrens first speech to the NCAI.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, based in Mashpee, Massachusetts, released the following statement after Sen. Warrens speech:

Statement from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell

We welcome Senator Warrens remarks and value her support and involvement, especially at this critical time as our tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoag, works to secure our reservation lands now and for future generations. We especially appreciate her remarks about how this government owes its native citizens a fighting chance to build stronger communities and a brighter future starting with a more prosperous economic future on tribal lands. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Senator Warren on these efforts.

The post Mashpee...

06:40

WhatsApp:>> End-to-end encryption: Heres everything you need to know ULTRA KULTURE

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WhatsApp is the worlds largest messaging app in terms of its user base, which is well over a 1 billion users. In India, the app has over 200 million users alone, making it the de facto messaging app for many. But WhatsApp is also unique in the sense that it is one of the few messaging apps to have included end-to-end encryption across the board by default.

The feature went live last year, and basically ensures that WhatsApp messages can only be read by the sender, receiver, and not anyone else. WhatsApp, government agencies, Facebook, nobody can read or see messages sent on the app. In an interaction with Indianexpress.com, WhatsApp Software Engineer Alan Kao and spokesperson Carl Woog highlighted some of the key features of the apps end-to-end encryption.

Why WhatsApp has end-to-end encryption

As WhatsApp software engineer Alan Kao explained, privacy is the core of WhatsApps product and founder Jan Koum strongly believes it. Weve seen all sorts of people rely on WhatsApp, including political representatives who are using the app to connect with their constituents. We believe that security and privacy of these conversations is highly important, said Kao in the interaction. With WhatsApp, we have delivered encryption for everyone. This has become especially important in India as even police are using to stay in touch with citizens, help keep women safe, he added.

What exactly is the protocol that WhatsApp is using for its end-to-end (E2E) encryption?

Given the 1 billion user base, WhatsApps roll out of end-to-end encryption in 2016 it was the largest ever for such a feature. Encryption is always on by default, and it is the only option. Every message sent on WhatsApp is encrypted. Only the sender and recipient have the key, which can decrypt the message. The basis of WhatsApps E2E encryption is the Signal protocol design by Open Whisper systems, which is a leading software security company and they are deeply respected, explained WhatsApps Software Engineer.

He also pointed out that WhatsApp worked with Open Whisper for two years t...

05:19

Chorti Peoples in Guatemala Lead a Battle to Reclaim Their Lands Cultural Survival

Chorti Peoples in Guatemala Lead a Battle to Reclaim Their Lands

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By Avexnim Cojti

The ancestral lands of the Mayan Chorti Peoples cover a vast amount of territory in eastern Guatemala, principally in the...

03:18

Women Human Rights Defenders Demand the Stop of the Duterte Reign of Terror Cultural Survival

Women Human Rights Defenders Demand the Stop of the Duterte Reign of Terror

Feb 15, 2018
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Five women defenders of human rights in the Philippines, after facing false accusations in 2017, have posted bail on February 9, 2018, in Galimuyod, Ilocos Sur. Aside from being subjected to continuous harassment and surveillance for their involvement with human rights and environmental causes in the Cordiller...

02:42

European Parliament Releases Study on the Situation with Indigenous Children with Disabilities Cultural Survival

European Parliament Releases Study on the Situation with Indigenous Children with Disabilities

Feb 15, 2018
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In December 2017, the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights published a study titled ...

Thursday, 15 February

23:37

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Electrifies NCAI Session & Hits Back on Trumps Misuse of Pocahontas Native News Online

Senator Elizabeth addresses National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. Native News photograph by Levi Rickert

Published February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON  For the first time ever, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D Massachusetts) addressed the general session of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2018 Executive Council Winter Session in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Her speech befor some 500 tribal leaders from across Indian Country was a suprise because she was not on the agenda. However, sources tell Native News Online Warren asked to be added so she could address tribal nations.

Her appearance electrified the tribal leaders who stood when she was introduced and gave her a standing ovation at the conclusion of her remarks.

Warren, who was accused of using her American Indian heritage during her distinguished career in academia, addressed the issue head-on.  She explained her American Indian heritage and made her family history clear that her family members are not on any rolls, and that she is not an enrolled member or citizen of a tribe but a descendant of a tribal community.

And I want to make something clear. I respect that distinction, said Warren. I understand that tribal membership is determined by tribes and only by tribes. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.

Warrens claim of American Indian heritage has provided fodder for Republicans, and especially President Donald Trump who disrepectly calls Warren Pocahontas on an ongoing basis. The president even took a jibe at Warren during a White House meant to honor Navajo Code Talkers  last November.

Warren told NCAI delegates, her parents were real people. She recounted how her fathers family were opposed to him marrying her mother because of her American Indian heritage. So, they eloped and spent 63 years married.

Theyre gone, but the love they shared, the struggles they endured, the family they built, and the
story they lived will always be a pa...

16:35

South Dakota Senate Committee Rejects American Indian Boarding School Sexual Abuse Victims Bill Native News Online

South Dakota State Capitol

Published February 15, 2018

PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA The South Dakota Judiciary Committee voted on Tuesday, February 13, to reject legislation that would have allowed victims of childhood sexual abuse at Indian boarding shcools to file lawsuits against organizations, such as churches and schools.

The 4-3 vote is a set back for American Indians victims who suffered sexual abuse and now want compensation for the suffering they experienced as the result of the trauma.

Though disappointed by the decision, Barbara Dahlen, who was among nine sisters who unsuccessfully sued over alleged sexual abuse at a South Dakota Indian boarding school, says the group will not be silenced.

The legislation would have created a three-year period for victims of sexual abuse to file claims that barred and repealed a provision banning sexual abuse victims 40 and older from seeking damages from individuals or oganizations other than the actual abuser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The post South Dakota Senate Committee Rejects American Indian Boarding School Sexual Abuse Victims Bill appeared first on Native News Online.

16:03

Navajo Nation Victorioius in Initial Gold King Mine Spill Ruling Native News Online

San Juan River polluted as result of Gold King Mine; Navajo Nation not happy with EPAs lack of response.

Published February 15, 2018

WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION   On Monday, February 12, the Navajo Nation won an important victory in its fight for fair compensation for the harms caused by the U.S. EPA and its contractors from the devastating Gold King Mine spill of August 2015.  The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico denied contractor Environmental Restoration, LLCs motion to dismiss the Nations claims, instead upholding all claims, including CERCLA claims, and claims for negligence, gross negligence, trespass, and nuisance.  The Court also refused Environmental Restorations demand to strike the Nations request for punitive damages.

The case arose because the U.S. EPA, its contractors, and other responsible parties recklessly contributed to the buildup of contaminated water at the Gold King Mine and caused a catastrophic blowout that released at least 880,000 pounds of toxic, heavy metals into waters they knew would reach the Navajo Nation.

We will continue to fight for justice for the Navajo people and the Navajo Nation, said Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. Our people have suffered greatly and must be compensated fairly.

This is an important landmark in our fight to hold the parties responsible for the harms caused by their negligent and reckless conduct, continued Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch. We will continue to push ahead with renewed strength and resolve.

John Hueston, the Navajo Nations outside counsel, added: We can now proceed to prove what the Navajo Nation has known from the beginningthat Environmental Restoration blatantly ignored warning signs, disregarded serious risks, and recklessly burrowed into the wrong elevation of the mine without proper equipment or an emergency response plan in place.

The post Navajo Nation Victorioius in Initial Gold King Mine Spill Ruling appeared first on...

16:02

Tribal Nations Voice Concern on Trumps 2019 Budget Native News Online

NCAI President Jefferson Keel addresses general assembly on Tuesday.

Published February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, more than 500 tribal representatives from across the United States raised a unified voice in opposition to the FY 2019 Presidents Budget during the Third General Assembly at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2018 Executive Council Winter Session (ECWS) in Washington, DC.

NCAI President Jefferson Keel, on behalf of the NCAI Executive Committee, voiced concern for the untenable cuts proposed for programs that directly uphold the treaty and trust obligations of the federal government to tribes.

We seek only those things promised to us and every citizen by the U.S. Constitution, and the solemn treaties and agreements reached between our Tribal Nations and the United States. At the founding, the United States dealt with our tribal governments as sovereign equals. In exchange for federal protection and the promise of certain benefits, our ancestors gave forever to the people of the United States title to the very soil of our beloved country.  To settle the process for admission of new states, the thirteen original states agreed to transfer western land claims to the United States under the principles in the Northwest Ordinance, including:

The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their land and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and, in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity, shall from time to time be made for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.

These provisions signify the intent of the Framers to provide for the governance of Indian Country, a compact between the original states and all that followed. We have never asked anything except that these protections be continued. Today the federal government is threatening to limit this protection and these benefits.

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16:01

Public Health Advocate, Dr. Marion Nestle, to Keynote NB3 Foundations Healthy Beverage Summit Native News Online

Dr. Marion Nestle Photo by Bill Hayes

Published February 15, 2018

Event focuses on decreasing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
SANTA ANA PUBELO, NEW MEXICO The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Marion Nestle, author of Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), as the keynote speaker at this yearsHealthy Beverage Summit in Albuquerque, NM on February 21, 2018. Dr. Nestles keynote address will focus on the landscape of sugar-sweetened beverages and the soda industry in society today, and solutions that communities of color can incorporate and utilize.
Dr. Marion Nestle is a consumer advocate, nutritionist, award-winning author and an academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Her books explore issues like the effects of food production on dietary intake, food safety and access to food and nutrition.
The Healthy Beverage Summit is part of NB3 Foundations...

10:27

Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mikmaq water protectors Aboriginal News Group Newswire

For immediate release

February 12 2018

Alton Gas criminalizing grassroots Mikmaq water protectors

Efforts to protect treaty rights and water result met with aggression and threats of legal action
Sipeknekatik/Fort Ellis Alton Gas has posted signs outside the Treaty Camp at the Shubenacadie River naming water protectors on site as trespassers and criminals.

Grassroots Mikmaq water protectors have been holding down a protection camp at the Shubenacadie River for nine months to prevent Alton Gas from dumping thousands of tons of salt brine into the sacred river every day. They are outraged by Alton Gas bully tactics and intent to resume work on the project without allowing Sipeknekatik to complete its community consultation process.

The Alton Gas project proposes to create two salt caverns by solution mining an existing salt deposit, dumping the salt brine in the Shubenacadie River, and filling the resulting caverns with gas. The companys mixing channel, designed to mix the brine into the river water, filled with mud almost immediately upon its creation. Additionally, Alton Gas is eight years behind schedule, has a number of lapsed and defunct permits, and has cancelled two of the four caverns it originally planned to create.
Alton Gas has been interfering with Sipeknekatiks self-made consultation process, says grassroots grandmother water protector, Dorene Bernard. The band has recently hired a person to do Community Consultation on this project and others. Now, the company is trying to intimidate and harass water protectors, and paint us as criminals.

This camp is peaceful, and principled, says Bernard. Were here as Mikmaq and treaty rights holders to defend our right to this river and this place. Defending this right is our responsibility. Alton Gas is trying to paint us as criminal for protecting our Treaty rights and doing our sacred duty to protect our unceded lands and waters.

Sipeknekatik has been developing its own consultation process we want to tell Canada how we will be consulted, and not have that dictated for us, says Bernard. Mikmaq Rights Initiative (KMKNO) does not represent Sipeknekatik.  Alton Gas is trying to bully us here at the river by calling us criminals, and bully our band council into signing an impact benefit agreement. All were doing is defending our treaty right to this river and protection of the watershed.

The RCMP officers c...

09:33

Senators Udall and Heinrich Commemorate National Colleges and Universities Week Native News Online

Published February 14, 2018
 
WASHINGTON U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a bipartisan group of 22 senators in passing a resolution unanimously in the Senate recognizing the week of February 11, 2018, as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week.
 
The resolution recognizes the unique and critically important role these institutions of higher education play in supporting Native students. It commemorates the important work of educators, students, and higher education professionals at Tribal colleges and universities, which operate on more than 75 different campuses throughout Indian Country. Thousands of students enroll each year in the Tribal colleges located in New Mexico: the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, and the Shiprock and Crownpoint campuses of Din College.
 
Tribal colleges and universities are helping thousands of Native students in New Mexico and across the country access a high-quality education that will help them gain the skills they need to succeed after graduation while embracing their Native language and culture, said Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. These schools provide students with strong opportunities to continue contributing to their Tribal communities. I was proud to sign the resolution designating this week as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week to ensure we recognize the important work that Tribal colleges, universities and teachers do for our Native students.
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08:53

Tamara Khandaker // Calls grow for Indigenous justice systems in wake of Boushie case VICE News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Calls grow for Indigenous justice systems in wake of Boushie case VICE News: Outrage over Stanleys acquittal has been accompanied by renewed calls for an overhaul of Canadas criminal justice system in terms of how it treats Indigenous people. When it comes to jury representation, the Liberal government says, its ready to act.

The demands have grown louder since the verdict was handed down on Friday, with protests in solidarity with the Boushie family erupting in cities across Canada over the weekend.

08:45

Martin Spence // National liberation and state power - An anarchist critique of the MPLA in Angola Aboriginal News Group Newswire

National liberation and state power - An anarchist critique of the MPLA in Angola: [libcom.org] I do not believe in the possibility of 'objective' or 'value-free' social analysis: such a notion is itself a product of, and ideological prop for, the liberal status quo. Every social analysis is, of necessity, prejudiced, and this can be constructive and refreshing so long as the writer makes clear the nature of her/his bias. In my case, I am writing as an anarchist who, while welcoming struggles against imperialism in the Third World, feel that the authoritarian character of many national-liberation movements should give us cause for reflection.

The paper is divided into three sections. In the first, the outline of MPLA's historical development is revealed and discussed, more or less chronologically. The second section attempts to gain an analytical understanding of this development, tries to find a logic behind the mere formless sequence of events. This attempt focuses upon certain assumptions and contradictions which, from the start, were manifested in MPLA's ideology, tactics and organisational structure. Finally, in the third section I try to suggest a few ideas towards a libertarian perspective on anti-imperialist struggle.

08:41

WH Discussed Promoting Rob Porter Months After Receiving FBIs Report on Alleged Domestic Violence | Democracy Now! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

WH Discussed Promoting Rob Porter Months After Receiving FBIs Report on Alleged Domestic Violence | Democracy Now!: Porter resigned after both of his ex-wives accused him of verbal and physical abuse, and photos were released showing Porters first wife, Colbie Holderness, with a black eye, which she said she suffered after he punched her in the face. The FBI directors testimony Tuesday further exposes how Trump administration officials allowed Porter to continue working in the White House despite the serious accusations of domestic violence. In fact, CNN reports White House officials were considering promoting Porter to deputy chief of staff before the photos were released. President Trump has repeatedly defended Porter, emphasizing that Porter claims hes innocent. Trump himself has been accused of sexual harassment or assault by at least 16 women.

05:08

ANF | Leila Khaled: We also raise our voices for Afrin Aboriginal News Group Newswire

ANF | Leila Khaled: We also raise our voices for Afrin: "I have brought you greetings from the Palestinian people. The General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine is in an Israeli dungeon. I greet all our prisoners, our comrades and Selahattin Demirtas and his comrades.

Prisons have no identity. They are all the same and are there to obstruct democracy and freedom. We learned that in the French dungeons. In solidarity with you, we will destroy all the dungeons in the world and build cultural centers and schools in their place.

04:45

Kaos GL calls for the trans anarchist prisoner Diren Coskun on hunger strike Yeryz Postas Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Kaos GL calls for the trans anarchist prisoner Diren Coskun on hunger strike Yeryz Postas:

Human rights demands of transgender woman prisoner Diren Cokun, who has been under arrest in Tekirda No. 2 Prison in Turkey and started a hunger 20 days ago, have to be fullfilled as soon as possible. Gender identify is an integral part of human existence. In this respect, Diren Cokuns demands for the right to health from the prison administration are also related with protection of her personal intergrifty and the respect for the right to personality. Prison admistration is responsible for providing the most basic demands of Diren Cokun regarding her gender identity, gender expression and gender transition; that are surgery, epilation and all other medical, psychological, psychiatric and social support.

Diren Cokun also declares that although she has the right to go to open prison, she is not allowed to do it. She is being held in isolation under un lawful conditions. Isolation is one of the heaviest punishments, adn its illegal implementation is serious crime.

As Kaos GL Association, we call all relevant national and international institutions, expecially the prison administration, to fullfill the rights of Diren Cokun and fullfill their duties to meet her demands. Diren Cokun is not alone!

Yeryz Postas

04:22

(JTA) Israel extends sovereignty over West Bank universities | Jewish Telegraphic Agency Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Israel extends sovereignty over West Bank universities | Jewish Telegraphic Agency: The legislation is known as the Ariel bill because it was aimed at supporting Ariel University in the northern West Bank.

Academics are concerned that the passage of the law will anger the European Union and endanger academic funding to Israeli institutions of higher learning.

The approval came a day after Israeli lawmakers agreed to put on hold a proposed bill to apply sovereignty to Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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