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  • Field of chairman candidates whittled to one

    01/08/2014 12:55:57 PM PST · by Migraine · 1 replies
    The White Mountain Independent ^ | January 7, 2014 | David Roberts
    WHITERIVER — Just when politics were being eliminated from White Mountain Apache tribal operations, politics appeared again, this time during the run-up to the election. The supposedly independent WMAT Election Commission issued a decision Dec. 31 that of nine candidates for tribal chairman, only one, current Chairman Ronnie Lupe, qualified through his nominating petitions. Lupe has told The Independent that he has spent the last four years trying to eliminate politics from most facets of tribal operations. How Lupe’s petition passed muster when no one else’s did, they did not say. However, they did tell candidates that there were many...
  • Obama: 'The Planet Will Boil Over' If Africans Are Allowed Cars and Air-Conditioning

    07/01/2013 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies
    Obama: Planet Will ‘Boil Over' If Africans Are Allowed Cars and Air-Conditioning July 1, 2013 - 4:22 PM By Ryan Kierman (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy "the planet will boil over" if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses. “Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got...
  • Hey Mr. Wilson: Your tribal theory of religion is a lot of bunk!

    05/17/2012 8:48:15 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 17, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Cardinal Newman Society Blog is reporting that: "DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in America, has invited one of the foremost population control advocates who once called Christianity “the most dangerous of devotions” to speak at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and College of Science and Health commencement ceremony. E.O. Wilson, a Harvard professor and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize who once called humans “an environmental abnormality,” is scheduled to speak at DePaul University’s commencement on June 10th. He is one of a number of prominent people who will be speaking on campus that day....
  • Elizabeth Warren goes back to CA for fundraiser hosted by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and John Krasinski

    05/08/2012 1:44:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren is going back to California on May 21 for a big ticket fundraiser hosted by three of the Bay State's favorite sons. Actors Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and The Office's John Krasinski are hosting a $1,000 minimum donation event in the Harvard Law School professor's honor, as she takes on Republican U.S. Scott Brown is what is being billed as the most expensive Senate race in history. The event, called "A Massachusetts Evening," is being held on the rooftop of the Santa Monica building which houses Bad Robot Productions, a TV production company owned...
  • Rubio Wants GOP DREAM Act in Place in Time for Fall College Semester

    04/21/2012 9:36:37 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 83 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Washington D.C. – Marco Rubio says he wants his version of the DREAM Act in effect by fall, just in time for undocumented students to be able to attend college fall semester. Rubio, in two separate events in Washington D.C., said his plan is still being hammered out, and important details – such as the minimum and maximum age of those who would qualify – were yet to be determined. “We’re involving the DREAMers” in the drafting of the measure, he said, using the term that refers to undocumented youth brought to the country by their parents. “We’re involving the...
  • READY FOR WAR? La Raza Head Advocates Black-Hispanic 'Attack' Force

    04/12/2012 10:00:22 AM PDT · by hope · 67 replies
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | 4/11/12 | Brian Maloney
    Just in case tensions weren't high enough in the Trayvon Martin case, the head of a controversial Hispanic group appears happy to pour gasoline on the fire. Calling for an African-American-Hispanic alliance against "common enemies", La Raza President Janet Murguia used Wednesday's Al Sharpton radio show to spread an incendiary message of hate. Happy to conveniently overlook George Zimmerman's Peruvian ancestry, Murguia made her divisive agenda abundantly clear.
  • Study Finds Hispanics Don’t Want To Be Called Hispanic

    04/04/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    CBS DC ^ | April 4, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A majority of Hispanics do not like being called Hispanic. According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 51 percent of Hispanics do not like to be categorized as “Hispanics” or “Latinos,” saying they like to be identified from their family’s country of origin. Only 21 percent of those polled identified themselves as “Americans.” Hispanics and Latinos are split as to whether to identify themselves as a “typical American.” Forty-seven percent of Hispanics and Latinos identify themselves with the term, while another 47 percent of those polled find they don’t seem to relate to...
  • Rubio working on GOP version of DREAM Act to let younger illegal immigrants stay

    04/04/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | April 3, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they...
  • Outrage over 'human zoo' on Indian islands....(Oh! the inhumanity!)

    01/11/2012 7:08:28 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/11/12 | Yahoo News
    Rights campaigners and politicians Wednesday condemned a video showing women from a protected and primitive tribe dancing for tourists in exchange for food on India's far-flung Andaman Islands. British newspaper The Observer released the video showing Jarawa tribal women -- some of them naked -- being lured to dance and sing after a bribe was allegedly paid to a policeman to produce them. Under Indian laws designed to protect ancient tribal groups susceptible to outside influence and disease, photographing or coming into contact with the Jarawa is illegal.
  • Widow Dies After Muggers Take Husband's Ashes

    11/26/2011 12:41:30 PM PST · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 26th 2011 | Staff
    An elderly widow has died after muggers stole her handbag containing her husband's ashes - which she had carried for 17 years. Nellie Geraghty, 79, suffered fatal head injuries as she desperately tried to cling onto the bag during the robbery in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Police have launched a murder inquiry after she died in Royal Oldham Hospital at around midnight on Friday. Two youths, aged 14 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. Mrs Geraghty was found collapsed in an alleyway near her home in Shaw just before noon on Thursday. Inside her handbag was a blue...
  • Illegal Immigrant Beat Toddler to Death: Cops

    11/25/2011 5:29:03 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | Nov 25, 2011 | Bob Connors
    A 23-year-old man charged with killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter appeared before a judge Friday. Police arrested Fredy Alexander Chingo Riz, of Willimantic, on Thanksgiving Day. State police began an investigation Wednesday night after the victim, 3-year-old Athena Angeles, was taken from her home at 112 Hope Street in Willimantic to Windham Memorial Hospital in cardiac arrest. She died at the hospital. Thursday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner concluded the toddler died of blunt abdominal and chest trauma and ruled the death a homicide, police said. Chingo Riz, an illegal immigrant here from Guatemala, admitted to police he...
  • Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter

    10/28/2011 5:19:42 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2011 | Emi Kolawole
    Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter By Emi Kolawole “For whatever reason, African Americans tend to be consumers of technology and not really creators of technology,” said Angela Benton, founder of Cued, which she has since put on hold, and founder of the NewME Accelerator program at the center of the documentary. ... “So, how many black, female programmers do you know,” O’Brien asks PencilYou.In founder Tiffani Bell. “So, before I went to Howard [University], I would say none.” “Some of these founders show up in a hoodie,” said Uzamere, “We don’t have that luxury to...
  • Is Herman Cain Pro-Life? (Dr. Alveda King)

    10/20/2011 5:56:41 PM PDT · by mnehring · 18 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | Dr. Alveda King
    Yes. In our many conversations Mr. Cain has remained solid for life, marriage and family. He is also a successful, practical and solid strategist and problem solver. Please read below: I’m not going to shoot from the lip on Afghanistan May 15th, 2011 – Herman Cain Ever since the South Carolina Republican presidential debate, reporters have continued to challenge me for not having a specific plan for our nation’s involvement in Afghanistan. They continue to think that if you are running for president then you must have an answer for everything. I don’t! A real leader has the right questions...
  • Obama picks more females, minorities for judges

    09/13/2011 11:26:11 AM PDT · by triumphant values · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2011 | Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is moving at a historic pace to try to diversify the nation's federal judiciary: Nearly three of every four people he has gotten confirmed to the federal bench are women or minorities. He is the first president who hasn't selected a majority of white males for lifetime judgeships. More than 70 percent of Obama's confirmed judicial nominees during his first two years were "non-traditional," or nominees who were not white males. That far exceeds the percentages in the two-term administrations of Bill Clinton (48.1 percent) and George W. Bush (32.9 percent), according to Sheldon...
  • USAID Seeks Contractor for Pakistan Tribal-Area Rep Slot

    08/24/2011 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 24, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    A private contractor to serve as Deputy Country Representative is needed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to work with its Pakistan Transition Initiative (PTI) Regional Team. The selected vendor will represent the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in discussions with U.S., Pakistani, and international NGO personnel specific to security and development concerns in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or FATAs, which includes the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). According to a Personal Service Contractor notice (Solicitation #SOL-OTI-11-000041) posted to FedBizOpps on Aug. 23, the PTI program: supports the Government of Pakistan's development efforts to better integrate...
  • Tribal elders demands for compensation of destroyed shops at Jandola.

    08/15/2011 3:50:35 AM PDT · by musarratullah
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 15 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar 15 August 2011, the demand has come from elders of F.R Tank, F.R Bannu and F.R Lakki in Peshawar press club on Monday. More than 20 elders from three F.R were attends the Press Conference, Including Malik Mohammad Aslam Betni, Malik Sabir Khan Betni and Malik Masto Khan Wazir. Tribal Elder Malik Mohammad Aslam talk to the media and said that today our Jirga which Lead MNA Zafar Baig Betni was meet with the Governor KP and we inform the Governor about the Defective area of FR. He said that three year back Governor KP include some area of...
  • Charged With Possession by Tribal Police. Tried & Freed by Kansas. Tried & Sentenced by Feds.

    02/10/2011 7:27:59 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    LEAGLE.com ^ | February 9, 2011 | TIMOTHY M. TYMKOVICH, Circuit Judge
    Any constitutional issues here? While Johnson's car was parked in the casino parking lot, Defendant John Hurla—then a K-9 officer in the Pottawotomie1 Tribal Police Department (PTPD)—deployed a drug dog to Johnson's vehicle and the dog indicated the presence of illegal narcotics. Based on the probable cause arising from the drug dog's deployment, Johnson was stopped, his vehicle was searched, and he was arrested... Johnson was charged under tribal law for possession of narcotics, but in February 2008, Kansas dismissed the charges. In March 2008, the United States unsealed an indictment against Johnson, charging him with violating 21 U.S.C. §...
  • Astonishing Photos of One of Earth's Last Uncontacted Tribes

    02/01/2011 7:25:31 AM PST · by MNDude · 71 replies
    Stunning new photos taken over a jungle in Brazil reveal new images of one of the last uncontacted tribal groups on the planet. The photos reveal a thriving, healthy community living in Brazil near the Peruvian border, with baskets full of manioc and papaya fresh from their gardens, said Survival International, a rights organization working to preserve tribal communities and organizations worldwide "The illegal loggers will destroy this tribe," agreed Survival International’s director Stephen Corry. "It's vital that the Peruvian government stop them before time runs out
  • ANA, ISAF Conduct Key Leader Engagement in Ghaziabad

    12/31/2010 2:58:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Combined Joint Task Force 101 ^ | Staff Sgt. Ryan Matson
    GHAZIABAD, Afghanistan (December, 26, 2010) -- Whenever someone moves into a neighborhood, it’s traditional to go meet one’s new neighbors. In a sense, that’s what Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment and 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 201st Afghan National Army Regiment soldiers were doing, Dec. 26, when they conducted a key leader engagement in the town of Ghaziabad. “This was the first time we had been to this particular village; we really didn’t have any information on it,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Ott, an infantryman with Company A, 1st Bn., 133rd Inf. Regt., from Moline, Ill., who...
  • U.S. Recognizes Long Island Tribe (Shinnecock casino on its way)

    06/15/2010 10:56:49 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 20 replies · 449+ views
    NY Times ^ | 06/15/2010 | DANNY HAKIM
    ALBANY — The Obama administration approved the Shinnecock Indians on Long Island for federal recognition on Tuesday, culminating a court battle lasting three decades and paving the way for the tribe to build a casino in New York City or its suburbs. While there is still a 30-day comment period before the matter is fully settled, the support of the administration all but assures the 1,292-member tribe’s recognition. The announcement, made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Tuesday morning, will almost certainly change the way of life for the relatively impoverished tribe, whose members live on 800 acres in...
  • Rare Iraqi tribal honor bestowed to Soldier

    03/17/2010 5:08:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 539+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | 1st Infantry Division Headquarters PAO
    WASIT PROVINCE – Throughout U.S. military history, service members have been awarded for actions performed above and beyond the call of duty.  Not coincidentally, tribes in Iraq follow this same tradition; honoring those in their clan most-deserving of special recognition for their accomplishments.Lt. Col Mike Bush greets the shaykh of the Katawi Tribe during a meeting in Wasit province, March 2, 2010. The shaykh bestowed the Yashmagh, the traditional head covering of Arabic tribesmen, and Agal, the traditional wool headband, to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team’s Bush, the first American since T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) to receive the tribal...
  • Soldiers Meet With Leaders in Remote Afghan Province

    12/24/2009 3:29:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 314+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. William E. Henry, USA
    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 24, 2009 – Over mountainous terrain, a pair of UH-47 Chinook helicopters glided through the cold air to the remote village of Shaykh Ali in Afghanistan’s Parwan province Dec. 19, carrying nearly 45 Task Force Cyclone team members. Army 1st Lt. Brian Waddy speaks with Shaykh Ali villagers in Afghanistan’s Parwan province, Dec. 19, 2009, as part of a mission to better serve and contribute to people in the area. U.S. Army photo by Spc. William E. Henry  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Their mission: to speak with district leaders, police and villagers about how...
  • Soldiers Engage Afghan Tribal Leaders

    12/02/2009 6:54:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 312+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Tracy J. Smith, USA
    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 2, 2009 – U.S. soldiers and their Afghan partners bedded down for the night at the Afghan National Police Achin District Center here Nov. 18 in preparation for a meeting with Shinwari tribal elders and Afghan security personnel. Draped in the architectural history of Afghanistan, 108th Cavalry soldiers share a meal with local government, security force and tribal leaders in Nangarhar province, Nov. 15, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tracy J. Smith  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The meeting at the compound was something never done before, and it proved historic for the soldiers...
  • Pakistan jets bomb Taliban's tribal sanctuaries

    10/13/2009 1:10:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 585+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/09 | AFP
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Pakistani fighter jets Tuesday killed six suspected militants in fresh strikes on Taliban strongholds in the northwest, the target of an expected ground operation, officials said. The strikes in South Waziristan come after a militant hostage siege at army headquarters near Islamabad left 23 people dead at the weekend, the latest in a surge in suicide blasts and attacks blamed on the Taliban. The government and military have vowed to launch an all-out offensive in South Waziristan to hunt down the militant leadership, but the timing of the offensive remains unclear. Air strikes have been ongoing...
  • White House tribal adviser coming soon

    02/10/2009 4:11:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 1,097+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 10, 2009 | Mark Silva
    The Obama White House plans to add a policy adviser on native American tribal concerns within the next few weeks, First Lady Michelle Obama said today. The president "will soon appoint a policy adviser to his senior White House staff to work with tribes and across the government on these issues such as sovereignty, health care and education, all central to the well being of native American families and the prosperity of tribes,'' the first lady said in a visit to the Interior Department today. The first lady, embarked on a tour of all the federal agencies, was greeted with...
  • UK: Cops save 45 girls from tribal abuse (Genital mutilation; no prosecutions, 6500 'at risk')

    07/31/2008 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Stoat · 21 replies · 187+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | July 31, 2008 | ANTHONY FRANCE
    Cops save 45 girls from tribal abuse   By ANTHONY FRANCE Crime Reporter Published: Today     COPS rescued 45 British girls from horrific African tribal abuse in the past year, it has been revealed. Kids as young as four have had their genitals sewn up because parents believe it will protect their virginity until marriage. The practice is popular in many African countries but banned in the UK. Scotland Yard believes that 6,500 girls in London are at risk. Ages of victims rescued range from a few days old to 16. The total saved by the Met’s Project...
  • Tribal Rivalry 'Limits Al-Qa'eda Terror Plans'

    04/23/2008 5:42:08 PM PDT · by blam · 57+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-23-3008 | David Blair
    Tribal rivalry 'limits al-Qa'eda terror plans' By David Blair, Diplomatic Editor Last Updated: 1:54am BST 23/04/2008 The mountainous region of Pakistan where al-Qa'eda's core leaders are believed to have regrouped is so riven by tribal conflict that it cannot be an effective base for waging global terrorism, according to a new study. Terrorism experts questioned the study's analysis, arguing that if Waziristan was such an unfavourable haven, then 'core al-Qa'eda' would not have chosen to remain there Al-Qa'eda's central figures, possibly including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, his Egyptian deputy, are thought to have taken refuge in North and...
  • Bill would let tribal police arrest non-Indians (Washington State)

    02/27/2008 2:08:40 AM PST · by Stoat · 5 replies · 641+ views
    The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wasington) ^ | February 27, 2008 | Richard Roesler
    Bill would let tribal police arrest non-Indians   Richard Roesler Staff writer February 27, 2008OLYMPIA – A bill that would expand some tribal police officers’ power to arrest non-Indian criminals on reservations is moving quickly in the Legislature.Proponents say the bill would speed up police response on reservations, which some say are in danger of becoming “havens” for non-Indian criminals who feel they have little to fear. The House of Representatives has approved House Bill 2476 and it’s expected to be approved by a Senate committee before a key deadline Friday.“Right now we have citizens in the state of...
  • Gangs On Rampage In Kenyan Towns

    01/28/2008 3:05:45 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 218+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-28-2008
    Gangs on rampage in Kenyan towns Tribal gangs have formed to taunt and pursue rivals Police are struggling to restore order in Kenya, amid a wave of violence linked to December's disputed presidential election. Riots are continuing in the towns of Naivasha and Nakuru in the Rift Valley, where dozens of people have been killed in five days of ethnic violence. Violence has also erupted in Eldoret and further west in Kisumu, both scenes of earlier bloodshed. Analysts warn a cycle of violence is emerging amid the political impasse. They say this takes the pattern of attacks followed by reprisal...
  • North Babil Tribal Council Meets at Kalsu

    01/06/2008 9:53:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 147+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — Members of the North Babil Tribal Council (NBTC) met at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Jan. 3, to discuss matters of regional importance with Iraqi security forces (ISF) leaders and the Vanguard Brigade leadership. The NBTC first met in October, 2006, as a means of linking all the sheiks in the North Babil area, and thereby keeping Coalition and Iraqi security forces informed. The group of U.S. troops, Iraqi police, Iraqi Army Soldiers and tribal leaders discussed infrastructure projects, security, and efforts to legitimize the Concerned Local Citizens programs. The Iraqi police made a strong showing...
  • Operation Raider Reaper Concludes With Tribal Reconciliation

    12/31/2007 5:01:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    ARMY.MIL/News ^ | Multi-National Division - North Public Affairs
    BAQUBA, Iraq (Army News Service, Dec. 28, 2007) -- Tribal leaders of Khalis and Hibhib in Diyala province held a reconciliation meeting at the Governance Center here Dec. 27. The meeting marked the end of Operation Raider Reaper, a month-long campaign conducted by the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and several companies of the Iraqi Army 5th Division. The focus of the operation was to clear al-Qaida and insurgents from Diyala province. The meeting focused on keeping the peace post-Raider Reaper, ending sectarian violence and finding a means to bring displaced families back to their homes. Every...
  • Key tribal leader on verge of deserting Taliban

    10/29/2007 3:48:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 90+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 29 2007 | Tom Coghlan
    An Afghan tribal leader is in talks to defect from the Taliban and take thousands of armed tribesmen with him to fight alongside British forces in southern Afghanistan. The Daily Telegraph has learned that the Afghan government hopes to seal the deal this week with Mullah Abdul Salaam and his Alizai tribe, which has been fighting alongside the Taliban in Helmand province. Diplomats confirmed yesterday that Mullah Salaam was expected to change sides within days. He is a former Taliban corps commander and governor of Herat province under the government that fell in 2001. Military sources said British forces in...
  • Diyala Tribal Leaders Continue Reconciliation Efforts

    08/03/2007 6:40:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Multi-National Division–North Public Affairs
    Tribes unite to eliminate terrorists. By Multi-National Division–North Public Affairs TIKRIT, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2007 — Eighteen paramount tribal leaders representing 14 of the major tribes in Diyala province, Iraq, swore on the Quran and signed a peace agreement unifying the tribes in the battle against terrorism during a meeting at the Baqubah Government Center Aug. 2. "Let’s build this tent and live under it like one family – all the tribes and all the people of Diyala. You have to be one family." Ra’ad Hameed Al-Mula Jowad Al-Tamimi, governor of Diyala The meeting, led by Ra’ad Hameed Al-Mula Jowad...
  • Pakistan scrambles to save tribal accord

    07/16/2007 12:16:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,417+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/07 | Stephen Graham - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani officials struggled Monday to salvage a peace deal meant to contain militants near the Afghan border and urged tribal elders to halt violence surging across the northwest. Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, long insisted the 10-month-old accord was key to ending extremism in the tribal region, although U.S. officials complained it provided the Taliban and al-Qaida with a safe haven. Pro-Taliban militants in the lawless North Waziristan region renounced the agreement amid weekend bombings and suicide attacks that killed more than 70 people across the northwest, most of them policemen and soldiers. The violence has added...
  • Pakistan Says It's Reining In Tribal Areas

    04/13/2007 3:47:20 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 290+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 4-13-2007 | Carlotta Gall - Ismail Khan
    Pakistan says it's reining in tribal areas By Carlotta Gall and Ismail Khan Published: April 13, 2007 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: After some of the heaviest fighting in two years in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan's generals are claiming initial success in their latest efforts to combat foreign militants and regain some control in one of the most lawless regions. President Pervez Musharraf acknowledged Thursday for the first time that the Pakistani military had been involved in the recent heavy fighting in the tribal area of South Waziristan and said that nearly 300 foreign militants had been killed. The commander of Pakistani...
  • Troops, Tribal Leaders Tamp Down Violence in Southern Baghdad

    03/22/2007 6:21:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 257+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2007 – Anti-insurgent operations conducted by U.S. and Iraqi security forces as part of Operation Law and Order and recent meetings with area tribal leaders have combined to reduce the violence in and around southern Baghdad, senior U.S. and Iraqi military and civic officials said in Baghdad yesterday. Iraqi Army troops have conducted about a third of the anti-terrorist operations in southern Baghdad since Operation Law and Order commenced in mid-February, Army Col. Michael Kershaw, commander of the U.S. 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, told reporters at a Baghdad news conference. “Both coalition and...
  • Tribal Leaders Helping to Stem Violence in Diyala Province

    03/16/2007 5:34:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 261+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2007 – Tribal leaders are cooperating with U.S. and Iraqi security forces to reduce terrorist-staged violence in Diyala province, senior U.S. and Iraqi military officials said today. U.S. and Iraqi officials have urged prominent sheikhs in Diyala province “to work with their people to become part of the security process and part of the political process (to) drive a wedge (between) the terrorists and any auxiliary support or direct support that they may receive from the people,” Army Col. David W. Sutherland, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, said from his headquarters...
  • Pine Ridge tribal president impeached for abortion support

    06/30/2006 3:47:19 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 8 replies · 415+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | June 30, 2006
    PORCUPINE (AP) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted 9-5 Thursday to impeach the tribal president for proposing an abortion clinic on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Cecelia Fire Thunder survived two earlier attempts to remove her from office since she was elected in November 2004 as the tribe's first female president. This time, the issue was over South Dakota's new abortion ban that does not include exceptions for rape or incest. After Gov. Mike Rounds signed the bill, Fire Thunder vowed to work to open a Planned Parenthood clinic on the reservation, beyond the reach of state law. Will Peters,...
  • Political scandal clouds meeting of tribal gambling leaders - Abramoff & Agua Caliente tribe

    01/11/2006 8:57:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 360+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/11/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - The chairman of a Southern California Indian tribe that gave $10 million to indicted Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff apologized Wednesday to other tribal leaders for the ensuing scandal that has tainted many tribes. Richard Milanovich, chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, said tribal officials had only good intentions when they hired Abramoff. He told delegates at the Western Indian Gaming Conference that fallout from the scandal already is hurting the image of tribes in Washington. Abramoff pleaded guilty last week to felony charges involving influence peddling. "It really pains me. It hurts...
  • Lobbyist Helped Senator Write Tribal Pleas (Tom Harkin)

    12/03/2005 10:03:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 845+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/05 | Sharon Theimer - ap
    WASHINGTON - As Sen. Tom Harkin (news, bio, voting record) drafted letters to the Bush administration on behalf of an Iowa tribe, he had no shortage of ideas for wording: A tribal lobbyist who donated to the Democrat's campaign suggested language for him to use. Harkin wrote at least three letters in 2003 pressing the government to release federal money to help the Sac & Fox tribe in his state cope with the temporary closing of its casino due to a tribal dispute, according to Interior Department documents obtained by The Associated Press and records provided by Harkin's office. In...
  • Nowhere to run [Bush should be impeached, Iraq war is foolish]

    11/30/2005 11:29:27 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 39 replies · 1,598+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday November 29, 2005 | Brian Whitaker
    There is a remarkable article in the latest issue of the American Jewish weekly, Forward. It calls for President Bush to be impeached and put on trial "for misleading the American people, and launching the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus in 9 BC sent his legions into Germany and lost them". To describe Iraq as the most foolish war of the last 2,014 years is a sweeping statement, but the writer is well qualified to know. He is Martin van Creveld, a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and one of the world's foremost military historians. Several of...
  • CA: It's time for Arnold to change his tune

    10/02/2005 8:21:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 468+ views
    Press-Telegram ^ | 10/2/05 | Jill Stewart - Opinion
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has launched his fall offensive to turn the polls around, pass key reforms and regain momentum. The stakes are high and both sides are spending every dime to influence voter and pundit opinion. But Arnold would be wise to set aside his recent tactics and learn instead from the California tribal experience. The strange journey taken by California's Indian tribes is a profound lesson about how far and fast the popular can fall in the realm of public opinion. In 2000, the tribes were granted permission to erect casinos in California, thanks to voters driven in large...
  • Musharraf Moves To Prevent 'Talibanisation' Of Lawless Tribal Areas

    08/01/2005 6:17:53 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 328+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-2-2005 | Peter Foster
    Musharraf moves to prevent 'Talibanisation' of lawless tribal areas By Peter Foster, South Asia Correspondent (Filed: 02/08/2005) In a fresh attack on Islamic extremism, Pakistan's president, Gen Pervez Musharraf, has moved to overturn plans to introduce Taliban-style moral laws into the country's lawless tribal areas. The general, who ordered the arrest of 600 suspected militants last month, is fighting the introduction of a strict Islamic Hasba (accountability) law in North West Frontier Province. Gen Musharraf will confront the mullah-clerics of the Frontier Province Critics say the law, passed by a majority of hard-line Islamists in the province's local assembly last...
  • Al Qaeda Clashes Caught on Tape: New Training camps seen in Pakistan

    06/03/2005 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 26 replies · 942+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2005 | BRIAN ROSS and JILL RACKMILL
    Al Qaeda Clashes Caught on Tape New Training Camps Seen in Pakistan By BRIAN ROSS and JILL RACKMILL Jun. 3, 2005 - Never-before-seen propaganda videos obtained by ABC News showcase the intensely violent fighting and unique difficulties that surround the hunt for Osama bin Laden in the remote tribal areas of northwest Pakistan. It is a view from al Qaeda's side of the battle. The videotapes were said to be made last year, when the Pakistani army undertook a major offensive into south Waziristan, a mountainous region bordering Afghanistan where the fiercely independent Waziri tribe reside and where bin Laden...
  • Tribal leader's son arrested in fatal shooting spree on reservation

    03/28/2005 7:32:46 PM PST · by jwalburg · 20 replies · 1,230+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | 3-28-05 | Ruben Rosario
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - (KRT) - The teenage son of Red Lake Nation tribal chairman Floyd Jourdain has been arrested on federal charges stemming from last week's deadly school shooting on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Louis Jourdain, 15, a student at Red Lake Senior High School where Jeff Weise fatally shot five students, a teacher, a security guard, his grandfather and the grandfather's companion before killing himself March 21, was taken into custody Sunday evening, according to sources with knowledge of the arrest. One of the sources, who spoke on the condition his name not be used, said Jourdain...
  • The global future of contract and trust

    01/15/2005 5:21:24 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 165+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 14, 2005 | Christopher Chantrill
    If a global society forms during the Twenty-first Century, will it necessarily be a contract society, built upon reciprocal trade and agreement, as many people think? Or could it be constructed upon other principles, for instance the left’s dream of universal sharing, nonviolence, peace, and justice, or the Isalmists’ dream of the world converted to Islam by the will of God and His holy warriors? Or will it be a global bureaucracy, a United Nations writ large, the centralized rule of the international experts? When Sir Henry Maine wrote his famous dictum in Ancient Law that the movement of progressive...
  • India's Tribal People Safe After Tsunami - Official

    12/30/2004 11:15:57 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 3,125+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 12-30-2004 | Suresh Seshadri
    India's Tribal People Safe After Tsunami-Official 2 hours, 50 minutes ago Science - Reuters By Suresh Seshadri PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - India's dwindling aboriginal population in the remote Andaman and Nicobar islands is safe as most lived in jungles, far away from the coast hit by a devastating tsunami, a coast guard official said on Thursday. Experts had feared that some Stone Age tribal people, who have been living on the far-flung archipelago for thousands of years, could be on the verge of extinction after the killer waves that have killed more than 120,000 people across Asia. "There have...
  • Tribes seeking a casino at scenic Gorge

    12/19/2004 8:18:09 PM PST · by B Knotts · 21 replies · 698+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/19/04 | Joseph B. Frazier
    CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. - For 12,000 years or more, Columbia River tribes gathered along the banks near here to do business with distant tribes. Now they want to come back - not to cut deals in fish and baskets, as their ancestors did, but to deal blackjack and poker. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs want to close a small casino on their reservation in remote central Oregon and build one on nontribal land in this town on the banks of the Columbia, much closer to Portland, the state's largest city, and the thousands of gamblers a casino would attract....
  • Don't we have a ZOT Program in Iraq?

    12/19/2004 3:50:39 AM PST · by Finlandia · 106 replies · 1,482+ views
    Finlandia
    <p>I have never posted anything here, as I prefer to soak up tons of information and concepts...but something has been bothering me about the coverage on Iraq even on FreeRepublic: where are the reports of this Sunni leader and that Sunni tribal chief murdered in the middle of the night? We just heard about "election workers" murdered on Haifa Street (the Palestinian street) in Baghdad and the killers then walking around in broad daylight bragging about what they did. Where were our snipers? No work for an American sniper on Haifa Street? Why won't the CIA know the identities of today's Haifa Street killers by sundown...and then make sure that everybody on Haifa Street knows that they didn't live until sunrise? And what about the Iraqis deporting Palestinians? I bought into this war because I expected the Shiite Iraqis to immediately start exerting a heavy hand at least on the Saddam supporting Pals. Why am I getting the idea, even while reading Freerepublic, that the US military and CIA are acting much more like wusses than they ever thought of being during the Vietnam War? Where is the Phoenix Program?</p>
  • Reframing the Conflict in Iraq - (New Greg Lewis Column!)

    12/14/2004 1:52:39 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 441+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2004 | GREG LEWIS
    We now understand, based on our experience in trying to liberate the citizens of Iraq from despotism, that despotism can take many forms. It is becoming more and more evident — and this is something we could not have known until we had deposed Saddam Hussein and begun to deal with the forces which reorganized and redeployed themselves after his fall — that those committed to realizing power through inflicting death and destruction will likely persist in the form of Iraqi "insurgents" for the foreseeable future. As has become clear, the notion that, after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime,...