Dear Friends, Brothers and Sisters of ‘Splitting the Sky’, it is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I bring you this news. Our beloved brother; the tireless and fearless warrior / activist Dacajeweiah has passed away:
“Mohawk Warrior and Champion of the People Dies – March 13, 2013. A great loss to the people, to the nation, to the resistance, anti-imperialist movement right across Great Turtle Island.
JOHN HILL on March 13th, Dacajeweiah, Splitting-the-Sky, 61, left us forever when he passed away in his home in Adams Lake, British Columbia. Dac’s colonial name was John Boncore Hill, from Six Nations. “From Attica to Gustafsen Lake,” and thereafter, he was a warrior, a comrade, a brother, a father, a grandfather, a friend.
We deeply mourn his loss.
The family will release a biographical statement and details of memorial arrangements in due course. With deepest love to his wife, She-Keeps-the-Door, and children. We stand with Dac’s many many co-fighters and friends. He loved the People. The AIM song is dedicated to the continuance of the resistance after a warrior has fallen A.I.M. song”
MNN Mohawk Nation News
Who controls the rights to the seeds planted in the ground? A 75-year-old farmer takes the agricultural giant to court to find out
As David versus Goliath battles go it is hard to imagine a more uneven fight than the one about to play out in front of the US supreme court between Vernon Hugh Bowman and Monsanto.
On the one side is Bowman, a single 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer who is still tending the same acres of land as his father before him in rural south-western Indiana. On the other is a gigantic multibillion dollar agricultural business famed for its zealous protection of its commercial rights.
Not that Bowman sees it that way. “I really don’t consider it as David and Goliath. I don’t think of it in those terms. I think of it in terms of right and wrong,” Bowman told The Guardian in an interview.
Either way, in the next few weeks Bowman and Monsanto’s opposing legal teams will face off in front of America’s most powerful legal body, weighing in on a case that deals with one of the most fundamental questions of modern industrial farming: who controls the rights to the seeds planted in the ground.
James Holmes’ Air Force psychiatrist handler and University of Colorado (DARPA neuroscience program) are being sued by one of the victms.
Now we are getting somewhere! Even though this article reeks of mainstay propaganda, it gets closer to the heart of who controlled ALLEGED shooter James Holmes.
The widow of a victim of the Colorado cinema massacre is suing the alleged gunman’s psychiatrist for neglect, claiming the doctor should have had him arrested for “fantasizing about killing a lot of people.”
Chantel Blunk’s husband Jonathan, 26, a Navy veteran and father of two, was among the 12 people who died when James Holmes opened fire during a movie screening in the city of Aurora on July 20 last year.
Mrs Blunk is also suing the University of Colorado where Holmes was a PhD neuroscience student.
She alleges that Dr Lynne Fenton advised campus police after Holmes told her about the fantasy the month before the shooting.
According to the lawsuit, police offered to apprehend Holmes for 72 hours so he could undergo psychiatric assessment, but the psychiatrist rejected the idea.
Mrs Blunk claimed the psychiatrist “knew that James Holmes was dangerous” and “had a duty to use reasonable care to protect the public at large”.
In a statement responding to the claim, the University of Colorado said it “has great sympathy for the victims of the Aurora theatre shooting and their families.
“But in our initial review of this case, the university believes this lawsuit is not well founded, legally or factually.”
The case could be the first of several against the university. It received 11 notices of possible lawsuits from victims’ families before a deadline for them being filed expired this week.
Last week a judge ordered Holmes, 25, to stand trial over the massacre, one of the worst mass shootings in modern US history.
A total of 58 people were injured during the shooting, which happened during a midnight screening of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.
Holmes is expected to enter a plea to numerous counts of murder and attempted murder in March. Prosecutors will then have 60 days to decide whether to pursue the death penalty.
Comments from defence lawyers in court have suggested Holmes may plead insanity.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama called for the revival of an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers.
DALLAS — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”
Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the president’s death.
Their uncle was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Five years later, their father was assassinated in a Los Angeles hotel while celebrating his win in the California Democratic presidential primary.
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has called for better ties with South Korea in a rare new year broadcast, and warned that history had shown that continued confrontation would lead to “nothing but war”.
Kim, addressing the country on state media after it successfully launched a long-range rocket that many believe was a cover for a missile test, was the first North Korean leader to deliver a new year broadcast since his grandfather – and the country’s founder – Kim Il-sung, in 1994.
His father, Kim Jong-il, who died just over a year ago, rarely spoke in public.
“An important issue in putting an end to the division of the country and achieving its reunification is to remove confrontation between the north and the south,” he said in Tuesday’s address, which appeared to have been pre-recorded at an undisclosed location.
Mo Farah held by US customs on suspicion of being a terrorist as he returned to family home for Christmas
Farah, who won a 5,000m and 10,000m double at London 2012, was detained for questioning after the US border force saw he was born in Somalia.
The 29 year-old came over to Britain with his English-born father as a child and is one of the most famous athletes in the world, but this did not stop judicious officials from grilling him at the border.
Farah moved to Portland last year to work with his coach Alberto Salazar at Nike’s HQ in the Pacific Northwest and was travelling back to spend Christmas with his wife and children.
And even presenting his two gold medals to the officials did not help his cause.
“I couldn’t believe it. Because of my Somali origin I get detained every time I come through US Customs. This time I even got my medals out to show who I am, but they wouldn’t have it,” he told the Sun.
TOPEKA — A Kansas man who signed away any parental rights when he donated sperm to a Topeka couple is now being pursued by the state for child support after the mother received financial assistance for the baby.
A lawyer for William Marotta argues that the state’s effort to have Marotta declared the baby’s father runs contrary to a 2007 Kansas Supreme Court ruling on sperm donors, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
A hearing on Marotta’s motion to dismiss the case is scheduled for Jan. 8 in Shawnee County District Court.
Marotta, a Topeka mechanic who has taken in foster children with his wife, answered a Craigslist ad in 2009 from a lesbian couple seeking a sperm donor.
The women who placed the ad, Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, described themselves in an email to Marotta as a “financially stable lesbian couple,” with Bauer working outside the home and Schreiner being a stay-at-home mom with their other children.
“We are foster and adoptive parents, and now we desire to share a pregnancy and birth together,” Bauer wrote.
Marotta, Bauer and Schreiner signed an agreement saying Marotta would be paid $50 per semen donation, with the arrangement including a clear understanding that he would have no parental rights whatsoever with the child or children.
The agreement also called for Bauer and Schreiner to hold Marotta harmless “for any child support payments demanded of him by any other person or entity, public or private, including any district attorney’s office or other state or county agency, regardless of the circumstances or said demand.”
Hit squads from the Mexican mafia. Gangs of painkiller-thieving youths. The government. They were coming, always coming. From around the corner or down the street, he couldn’t know where.
Michael Mahoney, 36, had a hard life, spending months in juvenile detention centers and six years in prison before deciding to turn things around. He enrolled in welding courses and cared for his ailing father in their Oxnard, California, home. Then his schizophrenia took over. He lived his last months in fear and paranoia, once screaming out, “Kill me!”
Then someone did.
Mahoney died Aug. 14 of a gunshot wound to the chest after three officers, responding to a report of a man with a weapon, fired on him. He was one of 64 mentally-ill people who died after being shot with a gun or electroshock device by U.S. law enforcement this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s about three times the number police indicated in a 2009 U.S. Department of Justice survey, the last year for which statistics are available.
At least 16 of the 64 had schizophrenia, were prone to violence and avoided taking medications. Some had been released from hospitals after stays families thought were too brief to be therapeutic. Mahoney spent 45 hours in a psychiatric center where he’d been confined for his own safety, discharged nine days before he died with a flare gun in his hand.
“It is a shame that a bullet is what our mental health safety net has become,” said Louis Josephson, chief executive officer of Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc. in Concord, New Hampshire, which offers outpatient and residential programs.
In the wake of the mass murders that took place in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, information on the shooter, and his family, is slowly being discovered by law enforcement other sources. One interesting connection to the tragedy that took place at the Sandy Hook school is that the father of Adam Lanza has a connection to the theater shootings that took place in Aurora earlier this year by James Holmes.
Both fathers of the shooters were allegedly expected to testify in the Libor scandal that rocked the banking world in June.
The father of Newtown Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial. The father of Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is Robert Holmes, the lead scientist for the credit score company FICO. Both men were to testify before the US Sentate in the ongoing LIBOR scandal. The London Interbank Offered Rate, known as Libor, is the average interest rate at which banks can borrow from each other. 16 international banks have been implicated in this ongoing scandal, accused of rigging contracts worth trillions of dollars. HSBC has already been fined $1.9 billion and three of their low level traders arrested.
Echos of the Batman Massacre – James Holmes father a high priest of computer economics at FICO – Allegedly investigating the LIBOR scandal which has indeed faded after the Aurora shootings… GE Capital is onwed by GE – yeah THAT GE that operates outside of the law! Founded by JP Morgan to corner the market in electricity (stolen Tesla patents) – GE is now a media – military industrial complex kingpin! Morgan Stanley has also been implicated in the LIBOR Scandal!
Lanza’s father was “questioned by Police”
Peter Lanza: the father of the alleged Sandy Hook Elementary Shooter, Andy Lanza.
According to Yahoo news, the alleged shooter at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Adam Lanza, is the son of Vice President of GE Capital, Peter Lanza. Peter Lanza is also a partner at Ernst & Young, and major accounting firm. The older brother, Ryan Lanza, is also reported to be employed at Ernst & Young.
Peter Lanza, who drove to northern New Jersey to talk to police and the FBI, is a vice president at GE Capital and had been a partner at global accounting giant Ernst & Young.
Adam’s older brother Ryan Lanza, 24, has worked at Ernst & Young for four years, apparently following in his father’s footsteps and carving out a solid niche in the tax practice. He too was interviewed by the FBI. Neither he nor his father is under any suspicion.