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Native Americans and Children of the Earth must watch this before APRIL 29 2011

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 02:35 PM
This is a documentary by Native American activist John Trudell!!! You can watch it for free on Google Videos until April 29 2011!! Watch it and tell everyone about this inspirational Poet/Activist standing up for basic human rights!

Here is a user review from by Linda Piera-Avila (United States) –
"How to describe Trudell? He defies categorization and labels. He is simultaneously a leader, poet and prophet. His wisdom transcends the decades and even the centuries. His words give clarity to the problems of living under the dominant culture. Heather Rae's superb film illustrates Trudell's message in a memorable and experiential way. Those in the activist community should see this film to gain an even broader perspective. From his days broadcasting "Radio Free Alcatraz" on KPFA to his concerts performing "Bombs Over Baghdad," he gives voice to resistance to oppression and the need to honor the earth, lessons we sorely need to learn in this day and age of global climate change and petrocollapse."

Spread the word!

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 02:37 PM
thank God someone can stand and be heard...that's what we need these days....danggg yes

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 04:15 PM
reply to post by SLAPurMAMA

just watched the whole video , a long one but was worth it, and what i saw was another version of Palestine but this one was in america.

and one of my best parts is when he was asked in the interview by CNN how does it feel to celebrates Columbus day as a native person , the answer was like a bomb " its like asking the american people to celebrate osama bin ladin day.

i like this guy ,inspiring , has an active life and he speaks the truth .

thanx for sharing S&F

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:28 PM
Thanks guys! I should have warned it's about 78 minutes long! I just found this today as well, and as a Native Canadian, I can feel where he is coming from!

I was taken aback and speechless at his struggles for survival and rights as a human being! Keep the circle strong everyone!
They can only stop us if we let them, and they will only be stopped if we do it! The World is ours, not just the rich peoples! Stand tall, stand strong! See you on the other side!!

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:59 PM

Had tears rolling down my face at most of his "lines"..

Thanks for introducing me to Mr. Trudell, Such truth and wisdom!


posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 10:10 PM
reply to post by paine

Ya, I got a little chocked up too! This is just one man's story, and think of just these 2 continents we're on (North & South America), 500 years of injustice and millions upon millions of lives lost!

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 03:12 AM
Very good and genuinely touching film.

I have a few issues however:
I'm not sure quite how Native American are represented.
In one breath they are children and guardians of the earth - but they use gas, cars, and regard the lack of modern conveniences as somewhat of a deprivation?
They use the very same technologies as modern, Western people; but somehow don't want the exploitations or effects on their land?
So on whose land must it be?

If you use gas and cars you're no better or worse than anyone else.
You're supporting the same thing as every Western materialist.

My people in Germany also danced, and once lived in forests - and they went through a terrible time.
It is good learning about another culture and how America does its "business".
But, I don't see anything particularly noble, or any more of an oppression than one would find in Europe.
If I could go to the coal mining town that my parents came from - I could also make people cry.

But, it is a great piece - I hope it can stay on Youtube.

I think: if only the Native Americans had such unity movements in the 19th century, and they weren't themselves so divided by tribal wars, then who knows? We might have had a "red" republic in America's heartland.
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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 04:44 AM
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Think about Tesla, how they shunned him for creating free energy and trying to release it to the World!! I don't think we would be in the same boat (climate change) that we are in now, had we implemented free energy from the get go!

And, by the way, I don't own or use a vehicle or buy gas! Other then a bus occasionally, and only when urgently needed!
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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 04:53 AM
im in the process of watching the video im shocked i had no idea this BS was going on when it was happening partly due to not being born yet

what this man went though no body should have to do though just because they spoke up against the US government ...

id like to add his mini bio from the wiki . his family was murdered to try and shut him up and yet he is still talking ..

this is a man to be admired .

John Trudell (born February 15, 1946) is a Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and former political activist. He was the chairman of the American Indian Movement for most of the 1970s and the spokesperson for the takeover of Alcatraz.

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 05:17 AM
reply to post by SLAPurMAMA

I agree.
Have no car or license, and use whatever public transport is available.
My parents have converted their car to old (recycled) fast-food oil.

It's not an attack on the film.
I just hope people get the commonality out of it, and that they do not "other" native peoples again.
We all have a history and one human struggle for "the people".

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:56 PM
I am very impressed in how AIM expressed environmentalism with social issues.

Unfortunately our liberation movements in South Africa were only focused on social liberation along socialist lines (and many of the ANC leaders received training in former socialist countries).
This means that the promises and aspirations of the ANC center on housing, plumbing, electricity and all the benefits of being on "the grid" of modernization.
Little is invested in the former reserves, or "homelands", which people still farmed traditionally two decades ago.
Instead, the population is rapidly urbanizing, and despite the nostalgic discourse around land re-distribution, most such projects end up mismanaged or abandoned.

There are many Africans (both white and black) who are concerned about our natural world.
Some have started growing endangered medicinal herbs, or using animal skins from non-endangered species.
But many still have the attitude that they are "Africans" and can use as many leopards as they wish for skins, or strip the vegetation bare.
What is sad about other African countries like the Congo (DRC) is that they have enough hydro-electric potential to power-up the whole continent. Yet, all the expertise on how to run this left in the post-colonial chaos.
Now the forests are are going in smoke to make charcoal.

The "people first" modernist philosophy is very dated and harmful.
Of course big industry does its best to corrupt politicians to their advantage.
Not only is big industry coming from the West, but also from China (with its disreputable attitude towards environmental issues).
Ultimately it just poisons and strips everything.
But how can expanding, hungry populations be convinced to be conservationists?
So I think that AIM discourse and philosophy is sorely needed here.
Natural rights are also human rights.

I certainly hope people will start voting for some of the "greener" parties in SA at the next election, and not some half-baked Stalinist pipe dream.
I also hope the Khoisan people get aboriginal rights, since they are more environmentally aware generally than some of the other population groups.
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posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 03:56 AM
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Stephen Harper finally gave into UN aboriginal rights for Canada! Probably the only good thing he has and will ever do as Prime Minister!! I pray for the Africans and their troubles!
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