Daily Archives: December 23, 2015

Information of Interest Also to Targeted Individuals from Judge Anna re. Steps for Everyone to Take Today: Help Us Make Peace & Real Freedom in the World

Re-posted from Paulstramer.net, with many thanks; please visit there on an ongoing basis for these and many other posts from Judge Anna on revealed histories and facts and how you and your community can act today to challenge criminality in the legal, banking, and political system in the US and worldwide.

Please note, these steps should be of particular interest if you are a currently unacknowledged, secretly “Targeted Individual” experiencing covert assault and weapons testing/experimentation with Electromagnetic weapons/scalar/sonic technologies, and many other criminal abuses such as Character Defamation and Community Policing at the hands of the corrupt Covert military/Intel/corporate/academic cartel engaging in Crimes of Classification and Secrecy against citizens, publicly citing or taking refuge in all manner of executive orders, military laws, claims of “national security,”and secret allowances as reason to assault, withhold public information, classify, and keep secret,while you are fully denied your Constitutional rights to Due Process, and freedoms from intrusion, assault, and harm, as well as your basic human rights and protections as spelled out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Nuremberg Code of Ethics.

While the steps below don’t exactly spell out what TIs can do to gain justice, the information here is vital to understand as base for seeking remedy: the clue is in political status, and understanding what one’s political status really is--as “free, sovereign, and independent people of the United States” versus “inhabitants” still under the British Crown–and making a Declaration of Political Status.

My personal advice to all those being assaulted would be: Please start speaking out widely. Read, learn, inform yourself on the subjects Judge Anna shares. Assert your inviolability as a sovereign, free, independent resident of your particular state, not as a “subject of the British Crown.” (See below.) Create your own Declaration of Political Status. Create your own Notarized Affidavit, spelling out the timelined experience of your Covert Assault. Write Open Letters to the Heads of the United Nations, Intel Agencies, Military/Airforce, US Federal Government, all those corporations, hospitals, and agencies you feel or have learned are behind your being used and abused as a subject of Public Abuse, Concealed Electronic Assault/Monitoring, and Criminal Covert Experimentation. Name all agencies, corporations, hospitals, name all agency/corporation/hospital heads.

I will continue to share information here as to where to send those Notarized Declarations and Affidavits. I am also happy to post here any Open Letters to Military/Intel you would like to publish. My own will be forthcoming shortly. 

Also see below:Remind the Provost Marshals and the Joint Chiefs who you are and of their obligation under the Lieber Code and the Geneva Protocols of 1949, Laws of War Volume II, Article 3. Be sure to also remind them that you are a non-combatant Protected Person who has been assaulted and mischaracterized by officers of the British Crown and undeclared foreign agents acting in favor of the British Crown.”

Please share this information widely so all those whose basic rights are being taken away today can read and learn about what the actual situation is today in the US as it affects them–and in many other countries too (see Judge Anna’s Affidavit of Probable Cause to see how this relates worldwide–a post about that here)–and please take action, as advised below. The more of us who become aware and take action, the faster we can reclaim our rights to a peaceful existence and take back our countries from this incredibly criminal stranglehold on all of our lives and communities.

We are entering a New Year soon. Let it be one of determined and purposeful action!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

How  you can help us make Peace and real Freedom in the world.

by Anna Von Reitz

PLEASE—- as you can all see, I am dealing with issues on a truly planetary scale. I CANNOT take time out to help with millions of individual foreclosures, custody cases, and other outrages.

I have to keep focused on educating everyone to help themselves at the same time that I have to keep the pressure on people like John Kerry and Ban Ki-Moon and Karen Hudes to make sure that continued misrepresentations of the American People are stopped and the plans of the predatory banking interests are foiled.

We are currently working with a relatively small pool of expert workers, limited resources, and a monumental task. What I ask of each of you is this:

(1) Read the material I have already placed before you to get a grasp of the history and issues and the nature of “money”. Spread the news. Share your new knowledge and the discoveries you will make yourselves with your family, friends, members of your communities, and yes, “the government”. We all need to wake up and start working together to put an end to the criminality which has infested the banking industry, the courts, and the corporations providing “governmental services”.
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(2) Organize as unincorporated counties on the land — announce in the local papers a Public Meeting to organize the __________County, each Man or Woman wishing to reclaim your birthright status as one of the “free sovereign and independent people of the United States” needs to swear out a Declaration of Political Status saying exactly that, the situation needs to be discussed, the roster of vacant Public Offices needs to be presented and clearly distinguished from any corporate offices (meaning “Sheriff On the Land” and “Common Law County Court Judge”, etc.), take nominations from the floor, and hold elections. Also start drafting your Grand Jury and Trial Jury pools from among the landowners that show up. Once you have your unincorporated County officials elected, bonded, and sworn in, start networking with other counties to do the same thing at the State level. Those who have already done this for their counties are putting together a helpful website to help, but there is nothing stopping you from moving forward on your own, just as they did. You are acting under the Public Law of the Land, including The Constitution for the united States of America, the various Statehood Compacts and Commonwealth Trusts, the United States Statutes-at-Large and American Common Law.

(3) Always bear in mind that the people now functioning in private offices and providing “governmental services” are virtually all as clueless as you were when you started. They believe— mostly in Good Faith— that they have been elected to valid public office representing the land jurisdiction and the people of the United States. The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the International Organizations Immunities Act and Judge Ridgeway’s Admission in Rod Class’s litigations in North Carolina should convince them otherwise in short order. From there, you must bring them along and help ensure that they are in compliance with the Public Law and respecting the separation of powers— that is, separation of jurisdiction yielding all jurisdiction over the living people and their assets to the Common Law Courts and officers of the Public Law, while they may retain jurisdiction over corporations and federal employees (including “federal State of State and federal County” employees, and Federal United States “inhabitants” who are British Crown subjects present on our land for the purpose of providing “essential governmental services” per Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2.

Bear in mind that the “inhabitants” all have Equal Civil Rights to yours by agreement of the Congress which acts as a Plenary Oligarchy ruling over the federal employees and inhabitants. There is no reason to be impolite or mean to these people, most of whom are well-intentioned.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Steps to Take, Who To Notify, What to Be Aware Of

by Anna Von Reitz

Please, folks, be aware that I have a website where letters, etc., are archived and available to read. There is a lot of information there. There is also a complete documented historical time line of the fraud — “You Know Something Is Wrong When…..An American Affidavit of Probable Cause” is available on Amazon, as is Disclosure 101 that provides even more background and references.

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You all have to make the effort to read and educate yourselves or you will be like sheep to the slaughter for these criminals. I cannot do it for you. You have to get on your own two feet and look and think and get moving for yourselves.

There are a few effective things you can do— and the most effective is to realize that whenever you incorporate anything it is removed from the Law of the Land and slides under the Satanic Law of the Sea.

So everything that you do and any organizations that you form MUST NOT BE INCORPORATED.

The next thing that you need to know is that foreign criminals have seized upon your own given name that is yours by birthright, a gift to you from your biological parents—and they have copyrighted and claimed (falsely) to be the owners of it. They have then used that claim and created numerous “fictional personas” and operated them “in your NAME”—–without your knowledge, without your consent. All those legal fiction entities are corporations—- so, they are subject to the Satanic Law of the Sea.

They are “legal fictions”—- lies.
And who is the Father of All Lies?

Your states and counties are all on dry land. They are all unincorporated associations created by your natural body politic as “free sovereign and independent people of the United States”. All these things that are operating “in the name of” your counties and states are corporations and franchises of corporations. They all operate under the Law of the Sea, not the Law of the Land.

They aren’t your counties or your states. You’ve merely been hoodwinked into assuming and believing that they are.

So, this is a political status issue. Your political status determines which law forms you are owed and your political status has been misrepresented, falsified for profit—– and your records have been falsified, too.

As a living man you have many guarantees confirming that your right to choose your political status is yours alone and that no government has any right to question, alter, or change it.

In this country you can by birthright be one of the “free sovereign and independent people of the United States” or an “inhabitant”— a British Crown Subject or Federal United States Citizen— (Definitive Treaty of Peace, often called the Treaty of Paris, 1783).

You are born free, sovereign, and independent, but within hours of birth undeclared British agents get your uninformed Mother to sign undisclosed contracts changing your status to that of a British Crown subject. You remain in that “presumed” status the rest of your life unless you object.

It’s past time to object–object to the United Nations, which if it is worth a hoot in Hell will impose upon its members— Britain and the Federal United States — which have both signed onto the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Universal Right of Self-Declaration.

If any employee of the “Federal Government Corporation” accosts you or causes you trouble, remind them that you are one of the “free sovereign and independent people of the United States” and that you are guaranteed their loyalty, Good Faith, and Service by the Treaty of Peace, 1783, The Constitution for the united States of America Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2, the Expatriation Act of 1868, the Lieber Code, the Geneva Convention Protocols of 1949 – Laws of War Volume II, Article 3, the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Universal Right of Self-Declaration.

If they haul you into one of their private corporate franchise tribunals masquerading as a “County” or “State” Court of any kind, ignore their demand to “state your name” and observe on the record that every fact that falls from your mouth concerning you is testimony of a living Witness having the only first-hand knowledge of any fact concerning you. State that you are a living man (or woman) not operating any franchise and inquire if the court has any jurisdiction over one of the “free sovereign and independent people of the United States” defined by the Definitive Peace Treaty of 1783, Article III, and if it is competent to function in the jurisdiction of American Common Law and provide adjudication as required by Amendment VII of The Constitution for the united States of America”? And if not, by what possible stretch of the imagination are they proposing to address you at all?

If they persist, ask them if they are aware that American Common Law Courts are functioning in your state on the land, and that Milligan Ex Parte forbids fhem any further public function?

If they persist, ask if they are aware that you are being forced to act as General Executor of your ESTATE under duress and against your published Will? (The Constitution for the united States of America)

Remember that you can never get into trouble by asking questions on the record, but you can send a judge in one of these “courts” straight to Hell.
Remind the Provost Marshals and the Joint Chiefs who you are and of their obligation under the Lieber Code and the Geneva Protocols of 1949, Laws of War Volume II, Article 3. Be sure to also remind them that you are a non-combatant Protected Person who has been assaulted and mischaracterized by officers of the British Crown and undeclared foreign agents acting in favor of the British Crown.

Next, contact the members of the “US Congress”—- bearing in mind that these people do not “represent” you in any way, shape or manner— but ARE obligated to provide you with “essential governmental services” under Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2. If they don’t do it and do it in Good Faith, they are acting in treason and subject to the self-executing 3rd and 4th Clause of their own corporate “Constitution’s” 14th Amendment and are subject to the immediate loss of their office.

All these Bar Association Members, all these government employees, are the direct responsibility of this corporate Board of Directors and they are being ALLOWED to run amok on your land and to falsify your political status and cause you trouble and make false claims against you and your property assets.

Call them down on the carpet and spank their asses red. They are your servants— literally— and they have gone mad. Tell them very explicitly that you expect a prompt correction of all records related to you and your estate including the “infant decedant estate” that was improperly created “in your name”, the return of title to your property owed to you free and clear, the copyright to your given name, and the unblocking of your accounts.

Pronto.

Remind them of the Public Law — 2 United States Statute-at-Large 153, which clearly and explicitly lays out the duty of performance required to change the political status of any of the “free sovereign and independent people of the United States” to that of a Federal United States inhabitant.

Remind them that that duty has not been performed. Ever.

Remind them that the corporate “Congress” acted in gross fraud and conflict of interest amounting to treason when they claimed to establish a fixed rate of interest between their own private script, the so-called “Federal Reserve Note” and the United States Dollar— facilitating the exchange of our labor, our gold and silver, and our other resources for worthless I.O.U’s that were discharged by the abusive bankruptcy of the Federal Reserve System and by their own consummately dirty hands.

Remind them that thanks to more criminal fraud you have never received the remedies that were promised by HJR 192 and the related public statutes.

Remind them that both the Federal United States and the Washington, DC Municipality are their unique responsibility, not ours. Remind them that their Federal Reserve Note is their responsibility, not ours. Remind them that as they purloined our goods and our labor and gave it to the Pope and to the Queen under conditions of deceit and fraud and self-interest, it is now apparent to whom they should turn for succor and relief and for the payment of all debts related to their Federal Reserve Notes.

And if the Pope and the Queen refuse to return the favor of sharing the ill-gotten loot and bail their rumps out, we will have no reason whatsoever for not joining the defrauded Russians and Chinese in wiping the whole brood of robbers and murderers who have participated in this grotesque betrayal of our trust off the face of the Earth.

Remind them all that their only other possible source of help happens to be the very same “free sovereign and independent people of the United States” they have so arrogantly and gratuitously betrayed and whom they have defrauded and mischaracterized and enslaved and harrassed and lied to and sent their revenue agents after while pretending that we are or ever were British Crown subjects.

We Americans are good moral people, trusting, honest people— and we know how to forgive debts. God knows, we’ve forgiven and forgiven and forgiven debts owed to us all around the world, debts of blood, debts of honor, debts of gold, debts of every kind, shape, sort, and description we have forgiven. There is no reason to think that we have changed our character. But we have been betrayed by Breach of Trust and without the most abject and sincere kind of repentance backed up by action, there can be no forgiveness of this circumstance.

These are facts that were presented to Benedict XVI and which Francis also knows. These are facts that have been presented to the United Nations. These are facts that have been presented to all the nations of the world. The Holy See has already given its answer and settled the Seal of Saint Peter upon my forehead—ask Francis to deny it. The Pope has opened his storehouses, and now it remains for the Queen, Jacob Rothschild, his minions, David Rockefeller and his minions, the Committee of 300, and all their corporations—not us— to pay off the debts of the Federal United States and the Washington, DC Municipality, or face criminal prosecution and liquidation for fraud by the People of the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, New Zealand……Brazil, India, Russia and China.

This criminality has gone on far longer than long enough. We have all been abused and we have all been defrauded. It is now time for all the people around the world to realize that we have a common enemy in the form of a dishonest banking system and dishonest men running the banking system, assisted by clueless and corrupt politicians.

It is also time for all men of goodwill and moral character to stand up and insist that these functions be cleaned up, these phony debts be erased, and that a new and honest banking system providing true planetary liquidity be instituted without further delay.

An honest banking system does not depend on banks nor on gold nor on any specific commodity. An honest banking system admits that there are only two things of value on this Earth: labor—which includes our energy, creativity and inventiveness—and natural resources. THAT is the backing for all economies and all spending and all value on this planet and no honest man will ever pretend otherwise.

An honest banking system does not depend on brand names of money— yen, dollars, rubles, “federal reserve notes” or any other such nonsense.

An honest banking system admits that every living man, woman, and child, has great intrinsic value—beyond measure in terms of any credit system–and that we are all literally OWED all the food, housing, water, transportation, education, medical care, and everything else that we can ever legitimately need.

This truth is universal. It matters not whether you are Muslim or Jew, an American or a Chinese.

An honest banking system is in our control, literally. It is not lorded over by any supposed “elite”. It is overseen directly by the people operating in their own countries and marketplaces day by day, and is exercised through the choices they individually make regarding what they invest in.

In an honest banking system all men and women have money to invest in the things they care about—-not what will make a “profit” because profit is not the object of an honest banking system — promoting what you care about is the object of an honest banking system: life, health, family, community, kindness…..

Spread the word. We are wide awake, seven billion against a few million criminals, most of whom are so clueless they don’t even know they are acting in a criminal fashion.

Inform them. And if they turn away from their sins, forgive them and invite them in to join the Brotherhood of Man.

Please visit http://www.annavonreitz.com or http://www.paulstramer.net on an ongoing basis for updated information.

Elva Thompson: We Are Ready to Take Part in the Evolution of Our Life Wave–the Shift of the Ages

Lovely, sweeping, informative. Re-posted in part from Elva Thompson’s blog, please visit there for the full post and for her other inspiring posts.

The Winter Solstice is approaching; a time of dark sleep and mystery… where life seems to die in the frigid waste of winter … then magically re-invents itself into the living Green of Spring.

(Excerpt from first third of article)

Quantum physics is showing that our perceived world is an illusion and when we pay attention to it; investigate it, observe it, we find it is a contrived world made of fractal geometry based on the Fibonacci spiral and the Golden Mean. Is the energy of our un-coded DNA powering the geometric matrix…the outside world of Nature? [See my article Shattering the Illusion of Reality]

The in-breath

Our forgotten and neglected self: the Earth… breathes once a year: the in-breath takes place over the four days of the Winter Solstice-Dec 19-22nd, and the out-breath at the Summer Solstice-June 19-22. The collective resonance of human awareness at the Winter Solstice[in-breath] is critical to the well being of life on Earth… for ‘inner is outer’ and the ‘state’ of our planet is a mirror image of our collective consciousness. If the Earth breathes in hate, fear and service to self, she will breathe out the ‘enhanced’ same energies at the Summer Solstice.

Consciousness is like a field…it doesn’t care what seeds[thoughts] you plant in the soil, but it will return what you sow because that is the Law.

We as a species fail to realise that the physical world is a mirror image, a reflection of our violent, divisive state of consciousness, and as our collective negativity, our predilection for violence and selfishness accumulates within the energetic matrix of our planet, it will reach critical mass, and we as a species will hurtle like a train with no brakes off the life-cliff to extinction….or end up being ‘trans-human’, more machine like, more mechanical than we already are.

Being responsible for self

The mirror operates on a personal as well as collective level, and if our lives are miserable, unfulfilling and a revel of self pity, we only have ourselves to blame. Being responsible for the state of self, is a hard one to swallow for the fragile ego of Impostor Consciousness….it looks to place the blame for its condition at another’s door…and forgets the matrix Law of Correspondence: ‘as within…so without’ and ‘as above so below’.

The overseers of the Loosh Rote: the human farm

The handlers of the Loosh farm[see my article Meet the Firm] are well versed in Natural Law…they know how things work and use it to their advantage. The more stress, suffering, fear and death they can create for their satanic masters at the time of the in-breath …the better.

The modus operandi of  control

Earth’s electromagnetic grid is covered with power points. These are energetic acupuncture meridians in the body of our planet where the electromagnetic pulse is strongest and most vibrant. Ancient sites, castles situated on leys, temples of the sun, standing stones and indigenous sacred sites mark these points of power. Satanists use these electro-magnetic power houses at the solstices; new and full moons; eclipses and transits; celestial alignments, the quarters and eighths of the year for satanic festivals of ritual, torture/terror and sacrifice of children. The poisonous frequencies created by demonic rituals flood Earth’s electromagnetic spectrum, bathing all life in an energy matrix of stress and fear.

Millions of missing children

It is a sad fact that rampant paedophilia and child sacrifice amongst the elite is so carefully hidden from the public, and if a whiff of stench does escape from the cess pool of power and privilege, a complicit media with self righteous brooms, immediately sweep the truth under the dark, airless carpet of satanic  ritualised abuse and murder. A scapegoat is normally chosen to keep the public happy; but they are usually a minor cog in the paedo wheel; or deceased as in the case of Jimmy Saville and Cyril Smith- or too senile to answer charges.

The matrix of fear

The matrix of fear created by the managers of the farm makes it easier to control the minds of the masses; to create chaos through colour revolutions, false flags, staged ‘cruelty events’ etc, that are all designed with one purpose: to shock and awe, and most of all, to whet the appetite of the unthinking and gullible herd for war…. the blood rite: the energetic fundamental of our sacrificial reality.

The reset Dec 21 2012-Dec 21st 2016

We are at the end of a Grand Cosmic Year…twenty six thousand years of incarnations on this plane, and we are ready to take part in the ‘evolution of our life wave’: the Shift of Ages. But we have an adversary that is hell bent on stopping us. Through the constant release of energetic terror into the grid via war, animal misery and satanic sacrifice, the cabal keeps the world fearful and enslaved…most of humanity are broken creatures, a mirror of a cow, pig or sheep on its way to slaughter.

Stepping up the violence

During the first three years of the reset, Dec 2012-15, we have seen a dramatic increase in suffering on this plane. War and atrocities of the most hideous nature abound and we are kept up to date by the shock troops of our bought and paid for media…so we don’t miss a trick of the specially calculated fear porn that is projected at us on a daily basis. The horrors, the devil’s elite perpetrate on mankind and the planet are designed to get us down; to destroy our immune systems with stress; and hurt out hearts with outrageous cruelties. The handlers of ‘the loosh farm’ play us like a fiddle knowing just what self-serving, fearful and divisive tune to play for the furtherance of the matrix game… ‘me versus you’ and ‘us versus them’.[See my article ‘The Game of Us and Them’]

2016: the last year of the reset

The cabal and their sheepdogs are stepping up the action for 2016 the last year of the reset. They are deliberately sabotaging our evolutionary shift through their distortion of the web of life. Many of us are aware of what’s going on….desperate farmers do desperate things and the cabal have thrown down the only card they have left: the Ace of Spades. The spectre of WW3 is ravening for release; civil war rages in Africa and the Middle East…and millions of desperate people are fleeing from their homes; the engineered droughts/floods; starvation, electronic surveillance and oppression, poison in our food and water, and the destruction of the animal and plant nations goes on unabated. And all the while the herd is caught fast within the serpent’s spell…lusting for everything, and trampling one another for a cheap TV.

Afraid humanity will unite

The truth is…the satanic elite are afraid of us, afraid the human family will unite, embrace love and through frequency modulation escape the farm. They are, therefore, hell bent on keeping us apart. They are throwing everything our way at the present time that is hurtful to the soul, and have brought, and are bringing millions of people to their knees.

Desperado’s

The collectors of the ‘loosh’ are desperate….desperate to keep us in their electro-magnetic reality game for another cycle of twenty-six thousand years. And, as long as we succumb to their fear porn; divisive rhetoric that turns brother against brother; as long as we use intellect versus heart, as long as we are ego bound, instinct and pleasure driven, we will remain in the ‘loosh farm’ for another round.

The time is upon us….we’re here at the end of a Cosmic Year, we can either shift our perspective and choose love… or go down with the boat of ‘life after life’ upon the farm.

Sacred obligation

When we understand the sacrificial, blood soaked nature of our world, and wish to evolve into a different reality frame… a calmer panorama, the Winter Solstice and all propitious dates take on a deeper meaning. Our participation in energy modulation is especially important at these times and becomes a spiritual obligation….a personal and sacred responsibility to collective human consciousness, the planet, the creatures and ourselves. We can with mental vigilance and spiritual intent mitigate the effects of the satanic energy plot against us by reclaiming our own minds…choosing to live love not hate.

https://i1.wp.com/www.heartstarbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/14305691_m.jpgDarkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose your company wisely in the coming days, guard your thoughts, avoid conflict and, above all else, to thine own self be true. Breathe in love, joy and happiness, for every laugh and every loving word and deed, is a nail in the coffin of the beast of Separation.

Stay in love with life and let the magic of the Winter Solstice re-invent you.

Visit Elva Thompson’s blog for the full post and other related ones.

John Ahni Schertow/InterContinental Cry Magazine: 15 Indigenous Rights Victories That You Didn’t Hear About in 2015

Re-posted in part, from Intercontinentalcry.org, please visit there for the full article. Thanks to Kauilapele for pointing to this post. It’s just great to be posting good news. And inspiring to the rest of us! (Can you see a shining future yet?) Reading the words of these determined –and ordinary–men and women who took up the fight for their lands, their livelihoods, their communities–and won–does renew my hope and optimism for great positive change ahead, for all of humanity.

“Indigenous rights victories give us all pause to celebrate, to reflect and to rejuvenate our own quests for justice.

May we encounter 10,000 more victories just like these in 2016!”

15 Indigenous Rights Victories That You Didn’t Hear About in 2015

by December 21, 2015

Good news. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a cancelled hydro dam that spares 20,000 people from the burden of displacement. Other times, it takes the shape of a simple court admission that Indigenous Peoples do actually make the best conservationists.

In this day and age such stories are incredibly rare. They are even more difficult to find amidst the constant deluge of media that doesn’t matter. That makes them all the more valuable.

Indigenous rights victories give us all pause to celebrate, to reflect and to rejuvenate our own quests for justice.

May we encounter 10,000 more victories just like these in 2016!

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Justice for the Ogoni

Alali Efanga & Chief Fidelis Oguru from Oruma, two plaintiffs in the Dutch court case against Shell. (Photo: Milieudefensie/flickr)

In a landmark decision last week, the Dutch Court of Appeals ruled that four Ogoni farmers from Nigeria can take their case against Shell to a judge in the Netherlands. Alali Efanga, one of the Ogoni farmers who, along with Friends of the Earth Netherlands, brought the case against Shell, said the ruling “offers hope that Shell will finally begin to restore the soil around my village so that I will once again be able to take up farming and fishing on my own land.”

The ruling by the Court of Appeals overturns a 2013 decision in favor of Shell, who, in another big hit to the multinational oil giant, agreed to clean up two massive oil spills in the Ogoni community of Bodo following a three-year legal battle in London.

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Wampis Autonomy

The Wampis nation, who made international headlines in 2009 when they stood up to the government of Peru alongside their brethren the Awajun, took an unprecedented step foward by establishing the first Autonomous Indigenous Government in Peru’s history. Spanning a 1.3 million hectare territory – a region the size of the State of Connecticut – the newly created democratically-elected government brings together 100 Wampis communities representing some 10,613 people.

Speaking of the challenges that the Wampis Nation will now face, the newly elected Pamuk (first President) Wrays Pérez Ramirez, told Intercontinental Cry by phone: “We know that it will be difficult to get the National Government to support us and recognize our territory. It will seem unacceptable to the Government to have to consult us regarding any activity that could affect our territory. We know that it is going to be hard work but we are prepared. We are not going to stay silent not least when we have legal backing from national and international legislation regarding our right to self-determination and free, prior and informed consent. It will be difficult, but not impossible.”

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Protected Lands

Members of ACIYA Indigenous organization (Fundacion Gaia Amazonas, 2014)

After five years of legal contests and what felt like a lifetime of uncertainty, Colombia’s Constitutional Court confirmed that Yaigojé Apaporis, an indigenous resguardo (a legally recognized, collectively owned territory), has legitimate status as a national park.

Comprising a million hectares of the Northwestern Colombian Amazon, the pristine forest region of Yaigojé Apaporis is home to numerous endangered species including the giant anteater, jaguar, manatee and pink river dolphin. It is also home to the Makuna, Tanimuka, Letuama, Barasano, Cabiyari, Yahuna and Yujup-Maku Indigenous Peoples, who share a common cosmological system and rich shamanistic traditions. Together these populations act as Yaigojé’s guardians, a role that was strengthened in 1988 when they successfully established the Yaigojé Apaporis resguardo over their traditional territory.

In the late 2000s Canadian mining multinational Cosigo Resources started trying to exploit a legal loophole in Colombia that would let them mine for gold inside the resguardo. The Constitutional Court’s decision brought a welcomed end to that dishonest effort.

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Indigenous Passports

On October 12, 2015, the day of Indigenous Resistance, Kichwa lawyer Carlos Pérez Guartambel entered Ecuador with a Kichwa passport, sending out a clear reminder to the international community that indigenous nations are not simply “bands” or informal groups whose rights stem from the good graces of UN member states, but actual nations.Ecuador’s immigration authorities did not know what to do. After 30 minutes of hesitation, they decided to accept the Kichwa passport as a form of ID, stamped Guartambel’s immigration card (not the passport) and allowed him to enter Ecuador. Within a few hours, however, Ecuadoran state officials reversed themselves and denied the validity of the Kichwa passport. This can be seen in a video released by the Department of Immigration in the Ministry of the Interior. Minister Serrano ridiculed the Kichwa passport as a “fantasy” on Twitter, posting a montage of the Kichwa passport with the portrait of a cartoon character.

Later that afternoon, the Council of Government of ECUARUNARI, an organization founded in 1972 by 18 Indigenous Peoples and representing 14 different nationalities, met in Quito to distribute over 300 passports, including one to Salvador Quishpe, the Governor of the Amazon Province of Morona-Chinchipe. During the passport ceremony, the Kichwa leadership insisted that Indigenous passports were as valid as ancestral medicine, inter-cultural education, and Indigenous justice–all recognized in Ecuador.

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“Not Guilty”

Not Guilty (Photo: Ruben Curricoy Nañko)

After more than three years of preparation, an Argentinian court vindicated three Mapuche land rights defenders in a first-of-its kind inter-cultural trial.

The case began in the Mapuche community of Winkel Newen on December 28, 2012, when Officer of the Court Veronia Pelayes, representatives of the Apache Oil Company and a contingent of police arrived with an eviction notification. The community defended itself by throwing stones, one of which hit and injured Pelayes and damaged a vehicle. It was this incident that lead to an accusation of “attempted homicide” against Relmu Ñamku and charges of “serious damages” for Mauricio Rain and Martin Velasquez Maliqueo. In the case of Ñamku, the public prosecutor called for a 15-year prison sentence — disproportionate given that eight years is the norm for manslaughter cases.

“The public prosecutor and oil companies in Zapala had a clear political intention with this trial, for it to be an ‘ejemplary punishment’ to intimidate and discipline other indigenous communities who defend their rights against the advance of oil exploitation in their territories,” said writer Maristella Svampa and law professor Roberto Gargarella.

Their attempt failed and instead this historic trial marks an important step in curbing attempts to criminalize indigenous leaders defending their territory.

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What’s in a name?

The highest mountain in the United States recovered its original indigenous name, Mount Denali, for all official purposes, after a decades-long dispute. The name “Denali” has its origin in the language of the Koyukon people, who inhabit the area north of the summit. In the Koyukon language, “Denali” means “the tall one.” The 6,168-metre high mountain was officially known until now at federal level as Mount McKinley, in honor of an American president assassinated in 1901.It is hoped that the U.S. government will restore the indigenous names of other monuments, parks and places including Devil’s Tower, the Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Rainier to name a few.

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Biocultural Rights

Sacred site custodians from Bale Ethiopia. (Photo: Tamara Korur)

Indigenous custodians from Benin, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia issued a challenge for the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to protect sacred sites, governance systems and custodians in a ‘decisive policy and legislative response’ to the new scramble for Africa and its impact on Indigenous territories.

In their statement, the custodians describe the centrality of sacred sites to their existence, writing that “Sacred natural sites are where we come from, the heart of life. They are our roots and our inspiration. We cannot live without our sacred natural sites, and we are responsible for protecting them.”

“We are deeply concerned about our Earth because she is suffering from increasing destruction despite all the discussions, international meetings, facts and figures and warning signs from Earth… the future of our children and the children of all the species of Earth are threatened. When this last generation of elders dies, we will lose the memory of how to live respectfully on the planet, if we do not learn from them now,” say the custodians.

Please continue reading at Intercontinentalcry.org.

Sallie Elkordy: Awaken Parents in New York, Their Children No Longer Need To Be Vaccinated with Flu Shot by 12/31, Mandate Overturned

This is an update to the recent petition from Sallie Elkordy on Change.org, please view text here. Re-posting to spread the word to New York parents, please share widely. She is keen to let New York parents know they no longer need their kids (6 months to 5 years) to get the flu shot/mist by 12/31 to get into daycare through kindergarten.

The video she refers to is here:


New York State Supreme Court Says NO to Mandatory Flu Vaccinations for Kids 6 Months to 5 Years in Order to Attend Head Start, Pre-school or Day Care/ Catherine Frompovich, Activist Post

Excerpt: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, may become a day of ‘infamy’ in the annals of mandatory vaccinations.

On that day, His Honor, Judge Manuel J. Mendez, J.S.C., handed down the decision overturning a Mayor Bloomberg-era regulation requiring all children 6 months through 59 months of age must obtain a flu vaccine in order to attend pre-schools, day care centers and Head Start Programs regulated by the City of New York.

Interestingly, the Judge in his order wrote on page 6, “The Court of Appeals further stated that §558(b) of the New York City Charter ‘contains no suggestion that the Board of Health has the authority to create laws’.”

 5 Mothers are Victorious Against the New York City Flu Vaccine Mandate–Missy Fluegge/VacTruth

Excerpt: In a trailblazing victory for families with young children, and a triumph for liberty-minded citizens across the country, the New York State Supreme Court has just overturned a municipal ruling which would have mandated flu vaccines for young children attending day care programs and preschools in New York City. [1] This mandate had worrisome implications for families everywhere.

The most amazing part of this historic decision? Five inspired mothers joined together, hired a lawyer, and sought the help of the state court. Their steadfast efforts will bring health and hope to families in New York City, and throughout the nation, in the widespread war against vaccine mandates. Informed parents know they deserve a choice about what chemicals, if any, should be injected into their child.

NYC Flu Shot Mandate OVERTURNED! ~ Celebration 12/21/15.

Sallie Elkordy Forest Hills, NY

Dec 21, 2015 — The video attached is a call to Celebrate, but much more is it a call to Awaken the Parents in NYC yet unaware that their children no longer must be vaccinated with the flu shot or mist to attend daycare through kindergarten (6 months thru 59 months). Previously they had to have been vaccinated by December 31st and this will not be the victory it is supposed to be if they are not aware of this. I have been in the streets for several days and have educated about 1,000 parents. Not even one of them had heard this news. It has been published in and aired on the mainstream media even, but has not reached the parents I have encountered.

This leaves us. Will you get this message out on social media and if you live in NYC, will you inform parents, neighbors and strangers? We only have 10 days left (previously mandated to be received by 12/31) and we will save lives if this message reaches enough people. Time is of the essence!

Tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 21st at 1pm we will be Celebrating on the Steps of City Hall and all are invited if you live near or are visiting NYC. These are the same steps we have been protesting monthly on for two years. It is a welcome change to be celebrating now that it has been overturned due to a lawsuit you will hear more about in the video beneath. This is the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/987204081351542/

Here are interviews with parents of children injured or dead from the flu vaccine:
~ Flu Mist, 3 year old Dies http://www.blogtalkradio.com/intheknowwithsallieelkordy/2014/12/22/3-year-old-child-dies-after-flu-vaccine-aunt-sarah-tara-norman-sallie-elkordy
~ Mother and scientist on her son’s regressions and gut inflammation http://www.blogtalkradio.com/intheknowwithsallieelkordy/2015/08/15/post-flu-shot-developmental-regressions-gut-inflammation-becky-adams
~ 5 year old Muscle Wasting disease post flu shot http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themaryandsallieshow/2013/10/17/muscle-wasting-disease-from-flu-shot-in-5-year-old-child
~ 8 year old healthy, athletic child dies post flu-shot with zero white blood cells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKw3imq2v-4

To our health!, Sallie O. Elkordy

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Please share with young families in New York!