Friday, May 22, 2009

indigenous ancestors desecrated here, there and everywhere

I am disturbed that in the US are still building a huge wall to keep people in/out.

What does this have to do with us here at in the south pacific?

"Homeland Security destroyed 69 graves of Tohono O'odham ancestors in one location alone while constructing the US/Mexico border wall south of Tucson, in violation of all federal laws created to protect American Indian remains.Homeland Security and US courts waived all federal laws to protect Native American graves and the environment and then allowed for border wall construction at San Pedro near Nogales. The graves were violated and the details were not made public.Although the archaeologist exposing the desecration only revealed it as a rare find, for O'odham, these are the graves of their ancestors which were destroyed.Archaeologist Maren Hopkins said the village is believed to have existed from around A.D. 700 to 1200."

So the 'powers that be' desecrate indigenous sites not just here but over there too. There is no real difference between this and this, is there?

"With the hope of change evaporating during the Obama Administration, a federal judge ruled that Homeland Security can seize the Tamez family land. After a court battle, with an alert to the international community, the Tamez family said a federal judge condemned the Lipan Apache family land for the US/Mexico border wall."

"The seizure of the Tamez family land raises new questions about the actual intent of the US government as it acquires private property from California to Texas for the border wall. The US covert scheme to acquire borderlands includes seizing private land and seizing the use of American Indian lands, such as Tohono O'odham land in Arizona, for the border wall corridor."

So, for the so-called sake of security the US government seizes private land and native american land. A continuation of past practices?

"The land seizures were facilitated by the fear created by 9/11, then fueled by immigrant racism and xenophobia on television news and finally accelerated by the so-called drug war in northern Mexico. However, more questions are now being raised regarding the covert US government's role in the drug and weapons trafficking in the borderzone. The Zetas, the most notorious murderers, were trained as US Special Forces, while the US appetite for drugs provides the demand. The weapons also come from the US."

You didn't really think it was about security, did you? It is about power and control.

What is the connection? Maori are being treated the same way in this country. Get out on 25 may and hikoi for justice.

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