This landmark ruling comes amid a climate emergency which threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. Indigenous governance of lands and biodiversity are key measures that can help address the climate crisis. As such, Girjas' fight to take back the control of their lands should be seen as urgent climate action, too.
EcoNews BASE - in a troubled world we still plant trees, protect nature and humanity for our common future !
UPDATE 15. February 2020 - 21h00 UTC: The WHO - 6 weeks after the outbreak of COVID-19 - has now finally an own mission on ground in China to investigate and verify the situation and the figures. COVID-19 until now allegedly claimed 1,527 deaths - except 4 still all deaths occurred in China (first death of an 80 year old Chinese in France is the first death outside Asia) - with 67,195 clinically diagnosed (but not necessarily confirmed by lab-test) total infection cases, of which most occurred in China and less than 700 cases in 27 other countries (no specific figures were provided for today). By now 10,135 cases are closed (8,608 recovered) and 57,060 cases are active. COVID-19 seems to infect, affect and kill almost solely Far-Eastern genotypes. With Daily Cases Growth Factor and Daily Death Growth Factor believed both to be below 1.0 the danger appears to decline. China claims the outbreak is contained, but WHO does not agree with that statement. Under threats of serious punishments the returnees from the Lunar festival holidays in China have to quarantine themselves e.g. in Beijing for another two weeks and it must be noted that so far the Chinese Communist Party regime with the help of their army could enforce all their Orwellian orders without any real resistance. However, Chinese voices criticising the governmental response to the virus-crisis and the Big-Brother-Games could not be silenced all. China criticized at the Security Conference in Munich the alleged propaganda war launched by the USA against China. It is fact that no major media reported about the latest common flu outbreak in the USA which infected 15 million Americans, had at least 140,000 people seen hospitalized and more than 8,200 people were killed.
UPDATE 14. February 2020 - 12h00 UTC: China disclosed for the first time on Friday that 1,716 medical workers have contracted the COVI-19 virus and six of them have died. Army units were now dispatched to support medical staff in the overwhelming workload.The government is currently prescribing a combination of anti-viral drugs and traditional Chinese medicine to treat the sick. Reported numbers continued to climb disproportionally after the government changed the criteria. China on Friday reported 5,090 new coronavirus cases and 121 new deaths in the previous 24 hours, but nobody know which for which period this adjustment refers. However, COVID-19 now allegedly claimed 1,384 deaths - except 3 still all deaths in China - with 64,467 confirmed total infection cases, of which 59,823 occurred in China and 654 in 27 other countries. By now 8,549 cases are closed (7,165 recovered) and 55,918 cases are active. The shortage of the testing kits has meant many sick residents have been unable to seek treatment, with hospital admission contingent on the test result. Health workers can now treat more patients, but some have also questioned the reliability of the tests.
Disease outbreaks caused by wildlife trade are a global, not just a Chinese problem
By PaulineVerheij - 13. February 2020
It is February 2020 and the world is in the grip of another infectious disease outbreak. The disease, first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019, concerns a corona virus which has been named COVID-19. The disease is spreading fast and experts warn COVID-19 might become a global pandemic.
On 26 January 2020 it became clear that COVID-19 originated from a seafood market in Wuhan where purportedly wildlife was sold illegally. Experts of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) successfully isolated the virus in samples taken from the market.
Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns
By Financial Times, 12. February 2020
‘The country’s environment agency has called time on the use of all new towers’
Switzerland, one of the world’s leaders in the rollout of 5G mobile technology, has placed an indefinite moratorium on the use of its new network because of health concerns.
The move comes as countries elsewhere around Europe race to upgrade their networks to 5G standards amid a furious rearguard diplomatic campaign by the US to stop them using Chinese technology provided by Huawei. Washington says the company, which is fundamental to most European networks’ upgrade plans, presents a grave security risk.
GREAT NEWS - see UPDATE 18. February 2020 below: Trudeau cancelled his Caribbean trip - initiated to campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council - and held instead a meeting with Cabinet Minsters to "address infrastructure disruptions". Canada's railways remain blocked.
PROLOGUE: Apart from the British Crown, for which Elizabeth II signs responsible, PM Trudeau junior is to be held responsible for the blatant violation of international law committed by Canada against the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. No leader at the African Union Summit nor at the Munich Security conference can therefore trust the present Canadian government and Canada must not be given a seat in the UN Security Council. INDICT ELIZBETH II AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU ON CHARGES OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY !!! All the atrocities against Indigenous people and First Nations in Canada (genocide, murder, forced disappearances, abductions, torture, residential schools, sex-crimes, paedophile abuse etc.etc.) happened under the reign of the Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, Alexandra Mary Elizabeth II, as head of state of Canada. She must be held responsible NOW!
Wall Street Invading Wet’suwet’en First Nation Territory. Uprising Across Canada
By Joyce Nelson - 12. February 2020
The uprising across Canada in support of Wet’suwet’en First Nation land defenders shows no sign of stopping. As of February 11, ports, bridges, rail lines, highways and roads have been blockaded across much of the country by solidarity protesters, who have also occupied the offices of politicians and at least one bank.
These actions were prompted by the RCMP’s invasion of Wet’suwet’en territory on February 5, after which they began arresting Indigenous members opposed to the 670 kilometers (416-mile), $6.2 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline being constructed on their unceded territory in B.C.
The Wet’suwet’en have never signed a treaty and in 1997 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that they hold “Aboriginal title” to the land on which the pipeline is being built.
The Coastal GasLink pipeline will carry fracked natural gas from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat, B.C., where a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is being built by LNG Canada – a partnership of Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi, and Korean Gas.
A victory over Sweden's colonialism
A recent court verdict could affect Indigenous rights in Sweden and beyond.
In late January, the Indigenous Saami reindeer-herding community, Girjas, won a significant legal battle against the Swedish state. The Swedish Supreme Court legally recognised the Indigenous community's ancestral claim to the land they live on and awarded Girjas Saami Village in Gallivare the right to manage hunting and fishing in its territories without the Swedish state's approval.
“Normally vibrant, green and lustrous,” these forests “feed your soul,” says Mark Graham, an ecologist with the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales, who is based in the region. “You step into them and breathe deeply, and you are at peace.”
Typically moist, these environments don’t burn. But unprecedented fires have now ravaged more than 11 million hectares in eastern Australia, penetrating these strongholds that rarely, if ever, faced fires before.
PROLOGUE: Apart from the persistent alerts and revelations by Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, as well as the dire warnings by Mr. Ladar Levison, the owner of Lavabit[dot]com, who stated categorically: "...I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States of America", already U.S. Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo reported openly from his time at the CIA: 'We Lied, We Cheated, We Stole'. Lavabit was attacked, because whistle-blowers had their e-mail addresses hosted there and subsequently served with a FISA warrant leading to the destruction of the server by the owner as honest response to protect his clients, and Crypto AG and succssors went into obscurity trusted now by nobody, but how many other fakes are out there? "Internet of Trust" has become a joke and it is high time to get it back or roll out safe alternatives.
CIA sold rigged encryption machines to allies and foes
By VF/agencies - 11. February 2020
Leaked documents have revealed that the CIA owned and controlled global encryption company Crypto AG for more than 50 years.
Crypto AG sold rigged communications equipment to other countries, giving Washington access to enormous amounts of intelligence from unsuspecting users.
Crypto AG was a Swiss company specialising in communications and information security. It was secretly jointly owned by the American CIA and West German intelligence agency BND from 1970 until about 1993, with the CIA continuing as sole owner until about 2018. With headquarters in Steinhausen, the company was a long-established manufacturer of encryption machines and a wide variety of cipher devices.
UPDATE 14. February 2020: Canadians of all walks of life show great solidarity with the peaceful Indigenous people that have come under unwarranted fire from governmental paratrooper-aggression on their own, unceded territory in the West of Canada and have resorted to sending a message to Premier Trudeau junior - saying that the corporate and state terrorism against innocent people is wrong - by blocking railway lines all over the country. The government of Canada has now stopped goods and passenger train services in several zones - including trans-boundary services to and from the USA - in an attempt to pitch affected firms and other parts of the public against the protestors.
UPDATE 11. February 2020: BC Legislature and Ministry of Justice OCCUPIED. Due to the encampment at the Legislature the ceremonial events at the front of the Parliament Buildings, including the inspection of the Guard of Honour by the Lieutenant Governor, have been cancelled for tomorrow for Throne Speech. #bcpoli Indigenous youth are also occupying the office of Carolyn Bennett (Canadian Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations) at 40 Holly Street in Toronto. Offices Occupied & Ports, Freeways, and Railroads Shut Down Across Canada. DownWithTheCrown. The African Union (AU) must ensure that this neo-colonial Canadian settler-government under Justin Trudau jr. NEVER will get a seat in the U.N. security council.
Canadian Settler Government in Violation of International Law
Unist’ot’en Matriarchs Abducted.
Stand with Unist’ot’en Now!
Justin Trudeau and John J. Horgan must be removed from office for being mentally ill and giving these illegal orders to the Apartheid Goons of the RCMP.
Unist’ot’en Territory, Feb 10, 2020 – A convoy of armed RCMP tactical units has invaded sovereign and unceded Unist’ot’en Territory to enforce Coastal GasLink’s injunction. Our Unist’ot’en Matriarchs and lands defenders have been forcibly removed off their lands.
Unist’ot’en Matriarchs Freda Huson (Chief Howihkat), Brenda Michell (Chief Geltiy), and Dr. Karla Tait have been forcibly removed off our territories and and were abducted.
Imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been awarded Consortium News’ 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award for courage in the face of an unprecedented attack on press freedom.
By Joe Lauria - 10.
Julian Assange, the imprisoned and maligned publisher of WikiLeaks, has been awarded the 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award by the board of the Consortium for Independent Journalism, publishers of Consortium News.
Assange is incarcerated in a maximum security prison in London awaiting a hearing later this month on an extradition request by the United States.
He has been charged 0n 17 counts under the U.S. Espionage Act of possessing and publishing classified material that revealed prima facie evidence of U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq.
For practicing the highest order of journalism–revealing crimes of the state–Assange faces 175 years in a U.S. prison–a life sentence for the 48-year old Australian.
Assange, whose life has been endangered in harsh prison conditions, has become an international symbol of the threat to press freedom.
PROLOGUE: The coronavirus that is creating worldwide havoc at present was initially called 2019-nCoV for '2019 novel coronavirus' and is identified now as SARS-CoV-2. while the disease is called COVID-19 for 'Corona Virus Infectious Disease 2019'. Get your case updates from HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE or from this MAP.
UPDATE 13. February 2020 - 16h00 UTC: ARTIFICIAL COVID-19 UPSURGE - It appears that the positive news of yesterday were contrary to what the Orwellian gamers have in mind. So they changed now the goalposts and the reporting system with a suddenly added report from Hubei / China with 14,840 new cases and 242 new deaths. Hubei Province will from now on include the number of just clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases. Have they run out of test kits? Thereby COVID-19 now allegedly claimed 1,370 deaths - except 2 still all deaths in China - with 60,414 confirmed total infection cases, of which 59,823 occurred in China and 589 in 27 other countries. By now 7,665 cases are closed (6,295 recovered) and 52,749 cases are active. To provide for today the Daily Death Growth Factor and the Daily Cases Growth Factor, which we still believe are both below 1.0 in real terms, has become obsolete due to the changed system input. Since it was officially stated that also Hubei Province is now reporting their cases in conformity with other provinces, it becomes clear that also the other provinces already earlier just lumped clinically diagnosed cases together with confirmed cases - means any flu-like case became and becomes now officially a COVID-19 case in China - even if it is not confirmed. So, we better forget about China and the WHO concerning serious statistics. The political fallout from the outbreak escalated on Thursday with the firing of Hubei’s party chief, the party chief of Wuhan and the head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau affairs office. Ying Yong, the new party chief for Hubei, came up through the ranks in Zhejiang – where President Xi Jinping, previously served as party secretary – and was also part of anti-corruption campaigns, the Chinese president’s signature initiative.
UPDATE 12. February 2020: Finally the baby, whoever its procreator is, as a definite name: COVID-19 it is - or in full: Coronavirus Disease 2019. Ethiopian WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, whose nomination to the post had been opposed even by the vast majority of Ethiopians, who hail from the opposition Oromo people, revealed the final choice to reporters during a million-dollar gathering of "experts" in Geneva, who had to come up with a title for the virus. So far COVID-19 claimed 1,118 deaths - except 2 all deaths in China - with 45,211 confirmed total infection cases, of which 44,688 occurred in China and 523 in 27 other countries. By now 5,989 cases are closed (4,871 recovered) and 39,222 cases are active. A positive sign is that for the first time the Daily Death Growth Factor is with 0.98 below 1 and also the Daily Cases Growth Factor is further declining and stands today at 0.81. Are they already breeding COVID-20 ?
UPDATE 11. February 2020: So far 1,018 deaths - except 2 all deaths in China - are caused by 2019-nCoV, with 43,104 confirmed total infection cases, of which 42,667 are recorded in China and 437 in 27 other countries. By now 5,354 cases are closed (4,336 recovered) and 37,789 cases are active - reportedly with again declining case growth-factor - down from 1.12 to 0.85. Protective gear (facemasks and diagnostic tests) in short supply worldwide. China has launched a Coronavirus-App utilizing all their governmental surveillance databases combined to tell people, if they could be infected - BigBrother-games are in full swing. According to the WHO a vaccine could be available only in about 18 months. Scaremongers speculate with up to 1% of the global population being killed due to the virus infection.
Vaccine-Induced Side Effects Due To Fill Hospitals In China Instead of Coronavirus Infections
By Bill Sardi - 10. February 2020
While laboratories around the world are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine against the mutated coronavirus, now known as 2019-nCoV, which is said to have killed hundreds, and with rumors Chinese health authorities are hiding more dead bodies underneath the floor boards of their newly constructed coronavirus hospitals, there is already a non-vaccine cure.
(Because bots read these reports and censor them or bury them on obscure web pages when they refer to natural remedies, you need to use the direct link (click here) for the identity of the cure. Otherwise an online search would have been unlikely to find this report.)
Convincing visual lab-dish evidence is shown below.
UPDATE 10. February 2020: So far 910 deaths - except 2 all deaths in China - (fatal cases higher than the final SARS death-toll of 774 in 2003 and MERS with a final toll of 858 deaths in 2012) are caused by 2019-nCoV, with 40,632 confirmed cases, of which 40,185 are in China and 447 in 28 other countries - reportedly with slightly increased growth factor up from 0.78 to 1.12. By now 3,466 cases have recovered. Quarantined Japanese cruise-ship with infected and healthy passengers on board turns into infection hub and possible death-trap with 60 new cases on the “Diamond Princess”. With declaring the outbreak a global health emergency the WHO has given the green light to the administrations in many countries - like now the UK - to gear up and perpetuate the Orwellian games in their own countries. Like China also African and South-American states should close their wildlife-meat markets to avert that they can be used as "explanations" by those "experts", who are at the core of the viral games.
China – Western China Bashing vs. Western Biowarfare?
By Peter Koenig - 09. February 2020
On 29 January WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that there was no reason to declare the outbreak of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV in China a pandemic risk.
On 30 January, he declared the virus an international emergency, but made clear that there was no reason for countries to issue travel-advisories against travelling to China.
Let me speculate – the ‘international emergency’ was declared at the request of Washington, and the comment against the travel-advisory was an addition by Dr. Tedros himself, as he realized that there was indeed no reason for panic, that China is doing wonders in stemming the virus from spreading and in detecting the virus early on.
UPDATE 14. February 2020: Canadians of all walks of life show great solidarity with the peaceful Indigenous people that have come under unwarranted fire from governmental paratrooper-aggression on their own, unceded territory in the West of Canada and have resorted to sending a message to Premier Trudeau junior - saying that the corporate and state terrorism against innocent people is wrong - by blocking railway lines all over the country. The government of Canada has now stopped goods and passenger train services in several zones - including trans-boundary services to and from the USA - in an attempt to pitch the anger of affected firms and other parts of the public against the protestors.
PROLOGUE: The present Canadian settler-governance under Justin Trudeau jr. has become - like the USA - what can best be described with the words of U.S. Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo: 'We Lied, We Cheated, We Stole' - and it must be made sure that this neo-colonial 'Canada' can never get a seat in the U.N. Security Council.
Industry, government pushed to abolish Aboriginal title at issue in Wet’suwet’en stand-off, docs reveal
Documents obtained by The Narwhal reveal representatives of resource industries and government sought the ‘surrender’ of Indigenous land rights in the wake of the precedent-setting Delgamuukw decision, which affirmed Aboriginal title on unceded territory
The B.C. government and corporate lobbyists representing major resource industries sought the “surrender” of First Nations land rights immediately following the Delgamuukw decision, a precedent-setting legal ruling that established Aboriginal title to unceded land, according to Freedom of Information (FOI) documents obtained by The Narwhal.
The records, from B.C.’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, provide a glimpse for the first time of a corporate lobbying effort urging government to push First Nations to surrender their newly recognized title rights through modern treaties to achieve “certainty” for commercial interests.
ALERT UPDATE 10. February 2020: RCMP Have landed armed tactical teams behind the Unist'ot'en Village and other officers are approaching the gate from the other side. Arrests are being made now. LIVE UPDATES - ALL EYES ON UNIST’OT’EN #SHUTDOWNCANADA
UPDATE 09. February 2020: BOYCOTT, DIVEST and SIDELINE Justin Trudeau and the Canadian delegation attending the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit - they only represent the post/neo-colonial settler-governance of Kanata. There is not a single Canadian mining project the world over, where the local people do not suffer. BEWARE OF ANY DEAL! - just walk away from the Canadians! RCMP Invasion on Unist’ot’en Territory – URGENT Updates Feb 9, 2020
PROLOGUE: The British Crown - represented by Queen Elizabeth II. - and as Head of Commonwealth also Head of State of Canada is together with her lackey Justin Trudeau committing the war-crime of waging an armed war of aggression against people of a different Nation living in peace on their own, unceded territory.
Lots of RCMP officers descend from helicopters near Gidimt'en Checkpoint on traditional Wet'suwet'en territory - MUST WATCH
Gaddafi ruled for 42 years, leading Libya to a significant advance in social, political and economic matters that were recognized and admired by many African and Arab nations at the time. Despite his controversial government, Gaddafi came to represent an important figure for anti-imperialist struggles for his position mainly against the US and the policies carried out from Washington on the Middle East.
Frank Plummer – Canadian Scientist Key To Coronavirus Investigation Assassinated In Africa?
In a very strage turn of events, renowned scientist Frank Plummer who received Saudi SARS Coronavirus sample and was working on Coronavirus (HIV) vaccine in the Winnipeg based Canadian lab from where the virus was smuggled by Chinese Biowarfare agents and weaponized as revealed in GreatGameIndia investigation, has died in mysterious conditions. Frank Plummer was the key to the Chinese Biological Espionage case at Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory.
By VF/agencies - 06. February 2020
Botswana's former president Ian Khama, an avid environmentalist, had introduced a blanket ban on 'hunting' for sport or trophy in 2014 to reverse a decline in the population of wild animals. That included a ban to kill Elephants for money.
But President Mokgweetsi Masisi put Elephants at the centre of Botswana’s politics already when he campaigned for October elections that the now ruling party won.
By lifting the sport-hunting ban in May, incoming president Masisi broke ranks with his predecessor Ian Khama, who had garnered international praise for Botswana’s wildlife policies.
Botswana has around 130,000 Elephants nationwide.
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