Friday, May 25, 2012

REDUX: Texas identity and border travails c/o Real ID Act

TOP STORY c/o IndianCountryToday 

Human Rights situation dire as Border Fence intrusions create hardship for Native Texan Tribes
“The construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall has created irreparable and continuous harm through its racially discriminatory effects on the communities that live alongside the southwestern border of the U.S.,” Dulizky and Tamez write in the 134-page document filed with CERD Secretary Gabriella Habton. “The wall has abrogated these communities’ property and land rights, equal protection rights, indigenous rights, and right to juridical personality, and has severely prevented their full enjoyment of fundamental basic rights as guaranteed in the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.” The community’s minimum demand is that the wall be taken down, that the lands be returned to all impacted people, that the president of the United States formally apologize to the communities affected by the wall, and that a Truth Commission be formed to investigate the injustices and perform necessary redress, restitution, and reparation."

Here is second life for news that matters:

Houston pilot program flirts with UK- styled "Big-Brotherish" personal fingerprint scanners

Bexar county students may be tracked with RFID tag embedded in student IDs

League of Women Voter-TX Encourages All Registered Voters to Shape the Future of Texas

Revolt Against Vaccines Leads to Mass Exodus From Texas Colleges


‘Baby steps’ to US domestic agents on Canadian soil, some data sharing

EU Plans to Impose National Internet IDs

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