Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hopi and Japanese: Water has intelligence

Japanese and Hopi gathered on Hopiland to share this truth in 2004: Water has intelligence and responds to positive and negative words. It is republished now, following the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.
Water is alive
Article by Brenda Norrell
Photo: Water crystal responding to positive words.

On Hopiland in 2004, Vernon Masayesva, executive director of Black Mesa Trust, and researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto, chief of the Hado Institute in Tokyo, spoke at the Hopi Veterans Center and revealed the secrets and science of the intelligence of water.
During the Hisot Navoti (knowledge of ancestors) Masayesva showed amazing film footage, revealing startling transformations in water crystals when exposed to music and written words. Emoto's photographs reveal water crystals, under high magnification, have drastically different forms from different water sources. Further, Emoto shows that water changes its expression as a result of human actions.
When water is exposed to the music of Mozart and Beethoven, crystals expand and become more beautiful. These crystals resemble diamonds, with flower buds blossoming on their points, as the music plays. Emoto explains that water carries and responds to the vibrations of music. He reveals even more amazing research, showing water responds to the written word.
When clear tubes of water are placed over positive and negative words, the structure of water crystals change. Water crystals increase in beauty when placed over the word "peace," but are transformed to dark and ugly crystals when placed over the word "war."
When water is placed over the word "let's," the crystals expand and increase in beauty. However, when water is placed over the word "must," the crystals become ugly with a dark green center. Emoto says water is letting us realize the hidden power of words.
During the gathering for the defense of pure water, Jerry Honawa, Hopi elder, said, "Water has intelligence."
Masayesva said, "If you are happy, you will have happy crystals; if you are angry, you will have angry crystals." Masayesva also shared the history of the Hopi people, revealing their destiny intertwined with the earth and its mysteries.
"According to Hopi, long ago there was nothing but water from the beginning of time. This is what we call the First World of Hopi. "Life was created from water, from the land, from the sun." When life was first created, it was beautiful, a perfect circle. On Hopiland today there are areas of perfect seashells, proof that this land was once underwater as Hopi are told. There are perfect fossils here, he said.
"Where does coal come from? It comes from plants. Everywhere you go, you see dinosaur tracks. This must have been a beautiful place at one time."
In the First World, there was balance, harmony and peace. This balance and harmony, however, was destroyed in the Third World because of man and his greed. The ancestors began searching for a safe place to begin a new life. Bird was sent out and returned with news of this place.
"Through the bamboo, they entered the new land,” Masayesva said. "It is a metaphor, we don't really know, but we came from somewhere where there was bamboo." When the people arrived in this new land, they thought they had left evil behind them. But after a child died, they realized that evil had come with them. Those with the two hearts had come. "Evil is necessary to understand what good truly is," Masayesva said.
The people knew they had to learn from the destruction of the Third World and not return to those ways. They wanted to create a new way of life. The Hopi people were not led by politicians, they were led by priests, often the poorest man in the village who denied himself everything for the benefit of his children.
In this new place they found a man who grew beautiful corn. It was Ma'sau, guardian of the land. Ma'sau said it is a harsh land, but if the people were willing to live Ma'sau's way of life, they could stay here.
Ma'sau told the people, "If you follow this way of life, you can stay here forever." Ma'sau showed the people corn, a gourd of water and planting stick. "He said if you decide to stay here you must help me take care of this land, then you can stay."
Ma'sau told them that others are coming. "They will claim everything when they come, even the oceans, the air and the stars." Ma'sau told the Hopi people to migrate to the four corners of the world, then return here to Black Mesa. The gourd to carry water was also a revelation, showing that water here is not infinite, it is limited.
Masayesva said the colors of the corn represent the colors of all mankind, yellow, purple, red and white. The sweet corn also represents the ancestors and the purple the heavens. Corn, too, gave Hopi a new way of life, and meant that the people no longer had to search for food every day, leaving them free for other things.
The planting stick represents tools or technology, which can be used for good or for destruction. There was a time when smallpox nearly eliminated the Hopi people, with only 300 Hopi surviving, Masayesva said technology can prevent and cure illness today, but it threatens to end humankind with the production of nuclear bombs. Nuclear power and travel to distant planets have resulted in dangerous "god-like powers."
The waters--aquifers, springs, lakes, rivers, oceans and glaciers-- work in harmony to sustain life. Hopi believe the aquifers breathe, breathe in rain and snow and breathe it out. The springs are the breathing holes. Humankind is a participant in water-life; mankind's thoughts influence whether the rain and snow comes.
Of the world's water today, Masayesva said 97 percent is seawater and 2 percent is bound in glaciers. Only1 percent is available for drinking.
However, America is a nation of waste. "We are a throwaway society. We think we are never going to run out of anything."
Masayesva said the people must honor their trust as guardians of the water and land.
"If we don't, we will break the circle."

View water crystals responding to words:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Denying Ethnic Studies: Arizona to Palestine


Two Struggles, United!

Tucson youth combat racist attacks on Ethnic Studies and the right to their cultural education AND Palestinian students fight to retain their own cultural personhood and humanity in midst of brutal US-backed Israeli military occupation. Come hear how they unite in their struggles!

Thurs. April 21, 2011

UofA Campus, ILC Rm. 120,
1500 E University Blvd Tucson, AZ
SPEAKERS see reverse for bios
ASIYA MIR (Tucson High School)
LEILANI CLARK (Pima Community College)
MIRA DABIT (Birzeit University, Ramallah, Israeli-occupied Palestine)
HANNA QASSIS (Birzeit University, Ramallah, Israeli-occupied Palestine)

LOCATION UofA Campus, ILC Rm. 120, 1500 E University Blvd Tucson, AZ 85721
Parking near Football Stadium: Cherry St. Garage & 2nd St. Garage
For more information, contact: / 520-302-6006



Junior at Tucson High School, an organizer of UNIDOS, Ethnic Studies youth group, and founder of the Students for Justice in Palestine at Tucson High.


22 year old political activist from Tucson, AZ. She began her political career after being highly influenced by the critical thinking skills and political analysis she acquired while in Tucson Unified School District's Ethnic Studies Department and later in Tucson High Magnet School's chapter of M.E.Ch.A. Right after she graduated from Tucson High in 2007 she became a youth intern for la Coalicion de Derechos Humanos. Last year she became recognized nationwide as one of the members of the Capital 9, the first individuals who were arrested for protesting SB 1070.


Born in Jerusalem to a refugee family originally from the 1948 city of Al Lod, Mira has been a political and youth worker , as well as a folkloric storyteller for many years. Mira received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology from Birzeit University. Upon graduation, she went to live and volunteer in Ireland (north and south), and worked there with community initiatives for three years. Mira is now back in Palestine, continuing her work and activism with the Right to Education campaign in Birzeit University, theater projects for youth, and anything else that allows the voice of the oppressed to be heard.


Born in Jerusalem in 1983, Hanna is from the town of Birzeit, Palestine. He graduated from Birzeit University in 2006 with a BA in Business Administration, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in International Studies, also at Birzeit University. In addition to working for the Academy for Educational Development in the West Bank, Hanna is a political and youth activist and volunteers with several Palestinian civil society organizations.

Arizona: Rodriguez: Apartheid Board Complicit in Destroying Ethnic Studies

Apartheid Board Complicit in Destroying Ethnic Studies
By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
In a previous column, I used the term CULTURAL GENOCIDE to describe the attempt by the state of Arizona to criminalize and to eliminate the teaching of Ethnic Studies. The use of the term unnecessarily set off a firestorm across the Atlantic. Incidentally, the similar attempt to destroy native cultures in the Americas in a previous era was called: REDUCCION. The term may not have been controversial, but the dehumanizing practice of culturally exterminating Indigenous peoples certainly was.
Perhaps its time to set off another firestorm, a necessary one this time. This effort has now devolved into an attempt by an APARTHEID school governing board in Tucson, Arizona to eliminate Mexican American Studies via a thousand bureaucratic cuts. The use of the term Apartheidis not used lightly; it is what we are up against in this historic Indigenous city in our battle to defend Ethnic Studies.

Admittedly, the term cannot be accurately used in relation to Arizona’s draconian anti-Mexican, anti-immigration and anti-Indigenous laws (racial profiling). Apartheid is a system of legalized discrimination by a minority upon a majority (South Africa’s former system of oppression). In Arizona, people of Mexican origin are still a minority, comprising approximately 30 percent of the state’spopulation, and growing. Because these laws have the same intent, it can perhaps more aptly be described as pre-apartheid.
The State’s effort to eliminate Ethnic Studies also qualifies as pre-apartheid, though the percentage of White students in Arizona schools is already less than 50 percent. The statewide Mexican American K-12 population is approximately 40 percent and growing daily. On the other hand, the term Apartheid is arguably accurate when describing the internal effort by the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) to degrade and essentially terminate its highly successful Mexican American Studies (MAS) program, especially considering the state’s political climate.
Rather than contest the constitutionality of HB 2281, TUSD’s board has elected to comply with the new anti-Ethnic Studies measure, which was signed on May 11, 2010, even though on that day, TUSD affirmed that the TUSD program was already in compliance (Supporters of the programlocally are calling for a national day of convergence on Tucson May 11,2011 in support of Ethnic Studies).
While this board should be contesting this law, instead it is rushing to what appears to be an effort to dismantle MAS-TUSD from within. The obvious question is: who is this board representing? For the record, the district superintendent is white, as are three members of the governing board. Two members are Mexican Americans. TUSD’s K-12 student body is close to 70% Mexican American and at least 75% students of color. TUSD’s K-6 is close to 80% Mexican American and growing.Unquestionably, the community that TUSD serves is not being adequately represented. At each meeting, while board members don’t always vote according to their race/ethnicity, it becomes more and more obvious; students, parents and community members (majority brown) are forced to literally beg the board for support. Like overlords, the board members“listen,” but never comment.
In the past few months, critics have resorted to voodoo statistics to claim that MAS is not in fact a successful program. Statistics recently released by TUSD’s statistician does in fact confirm that its MAS students district-wide do substantially better than students not enrolled in the program.
Despite this, the effort to dismantle the program continues. Recently,the superintendent has moved the program (and its directors) under a bureaucrat who is openly hostile to the besieged MAS program. It has next moved to designate MAS classes as unaccredited elective courses,which has the effect of dismantling the program. This move is imminent. Additionally, the state has ordered a curricular audit by a firm that specializes in turning around failing programs. MAS-TUSD graduates more than 90 percent of its students, this at a time when dropout rates nationwide for students of color range between 40-60 percent (The firm is not auditing any of the state’s many failing programs). On top of this, a financial audit has also been ordered by TUSD. To shut the nails on the coffin, the program’s highly acclaimed summer transformative educator’s conference – 12 years running – is now history.
Despite all these attacks, Mexican American Studies is not dead; the HB2281 lawsuit against the state by 11 educators is moving forward. Also, the transformative conference will still be held this summer, with nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, but independent of the TUSD. And the program continues to gather support; this past month, it received unanimous endorsements from the annual conferences of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the National Association of Ethnic Studies.
Because the attempt to eliminate Tucson’s MAS program comes falsely wrapped as an effort to achieve Martin Luther King’s dream of achieving a color-blind society – in the state that was last to recognize the MLK holiday – people everywhere recognize the importance of defending this program. After 40-plus years of harassment, the discipline will also be defended in the desert. Yet people everywhere also understand that this isn’tsimply a debasement of King’s dream or simply an attack against Ethnic Studies, but that it is an effort to destroy the very precept of education itself. If uncontested, what’s next? Women Studies? European Studies?
Once government is in the position to decide what is acceptable curriculum and what are acceptable books, then the right to a free and uncensored education will have been compromised. This is the true specter of BIG GOVERNMENT. In Tucson, it comes wrapped in APARTHEID.
Rodriguez, a professor at the University of Arizona, can be reached at:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Youth Power: Red is Green Environmental Film Festival

You are cordially invited to attend ….Help the Earth
An Environmental Youth Empowerment non-prophet Organization
Specializing in Environment Youth Empowerment
Please join Montano Rain (Founder of Help the Earth)
Faced with global warming, nuclear meltdowns, and soaring gas prices, the public needs environmental- and energy-related information more than ever. In response, the Red is Green Movement presents the 1st Help the Earth Environmental Film Festival. Montano Rain promises an informative and entertaining day for everyone.
The festival will screen a series of award-winning documentaries for Earth Day week-end on April 23, 2011.
Montano Rain is 17 years old and has made a true and dedicated commitment to restoring the earth, educating youth and adults on the environment, and empowering the hearts and minds of the human spirit. He is studying to become an environmental engineer and an environmental lawyer.
Our guests are Casey Coates Danson of “Who’s Got the Power?” Also, Joanelle Romero “Founder of Red Nation Celebration/Red is Green Movement" producers from “Carbon Nation," Montano Rain of “Matrix Reloaded” and youth activist. Also, Sage Galesi of Steven Spielberg’s “Into the West” and “Dreamkeeper," including other  filmmakers and celebrity guests.
The films to be screened include ‘Who's Got The Power?’, ‘Flow’ ‘Carbon
Nation’ and ‘Fuel’. They present a powerful indictment of our energy and
environmental policies and suggest the need for a radical shift in our
thinking. If we don't heed the warnings from Mother Earth, these films
tell us, we're doomed to more disasters and hardships.
“I feel that right now is a very important time for people to be educated
on what is going on around the world," said Montano Rain. “I’ve chosen
these films because they bring forward, and accurately address some huge
problems that humanity faces as of right now."
“The upcoming generation has a lot to do. The generation before them has
introduced problems that earth has not been faced with before. I feel that
by screening films that both adults and youth can understand, it allows a
more educated group to become active members in preserving and helping the earth,” says Montano Rain.
If you haven’t seen these films yet, NOW is the time ….
Montano Rain is a photographer (artist) – he will have his first photo
exhibit from his travels to Africa with Jane Goodall.  Proceeds will
benefit Help the Earth mission.
A classically trained musician, Rain plays 4 instruments: Rock & Roll
drums, Traditional American Indian drum/singer, classical piano, guitar,
and studied viola, flute and sax.
Montano Rain produced the First Annual Environmental Youth Empowerment Summit E.Y.E.S for Earth in the City of Los Angeles during American Indian Heritage Month in November 2007.  Never before in the City of Los Angeles had there been a youth summit on the environment.  Rain organized 275 youth from five different schools and was recognized by Councilmember Tom Labonge in Los Angeles city council chambers for his vision and efforts.
Montano Rain was complemented by Mayor Villaraigosa in which Mayor
Villaraigosa launched a city-wide youth environment conference in December 2007.
A few of many acknowledgements to Montano Rain for his efforts on
environmental issues. Los Angeles Community College District Board of
Trustees  honored Montano Rain for his vision to speak up to protect,
empower, and educate youth about environmental issues affecting our mother earth.
United Nations, Pasadena Chapter, honored Montano Rain with the United
Nations “Yea” Award for outstanding contributions to Millennium
Development Goal #Seven: Environmental Sustainability. Montano Rain was the first receipted to receive this honor.
Red Nation Vision Award, for his commitment to restoring the earth and
educating the youth.
The festival will open with a traditional American Indian blessing to
respect the water of life:10:00am to 4:30pm. 1416 Electric Avenue,
Venice, CA 90291. The event to host a live auction. Donations will be
accepted at the door, with the proceeds to benefit the Help the Earth
mission.  There is both street parking and parking behind the building.
Car pool or ride a bike!
R.S.V.P. to Nadine Aragon at, if you are able to come.
For more information please visit:,
Help Us Help the Earth …… Our concerns are we are digging a hole that we
can’t get out of, unless we take action now.  If we do not take serious
action now, this generation and the next will be deeply affected.   We
need to help and empower the youth now to educate them to take action.  -
Montano Rain.

Remembering Chernobyl and Fukushima: Phoenix April 26, 2011

Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice
Black Mesa Indigenous Support
Codepink Arizona
Don't Waste Arizona
Groundwater Awareness League
Nuclear Resister
Pax Christi - Phoenix
Physicians for Social Responsibility Arizona
Prescott Peace & Justice Center
Progressive Democrats of America - Phoenix Chapter
Salt of the Earth Labor College
Tucson Peace Center
invite you to join them and


Statewide demonstration in Phoenix on Tuesday, April 26, the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. We gather to remember the radioactive legacy of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Three Mile Island, Rio Puerco, Chernobyl, Fukushima and many more... and to say NO to the relicensing of Palo Verde (Arizona's only nuclear power plant, 50 miles west of Phoenix, operated by Arizona Public Service) and NO to uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. It's time to shut down the nuclear industry and invest in a nuclear- and carbon-free energy future!

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
at Arizona Public Service (APS) Headquarters
400 N. 5th St., Phoenix
Speakers & Music
For carpooling and other information, email or call 480-894-2024 or 520-323-8697. Signs, radiation suits, etc. will be available at the demonstration, or bring your own!
Donations are needed for printing, supplies, etc. Please make checks payable to the Nuclear Resister and write "for April 26" on the memo line. Send to the Nuclear Resister, POB 43383, Tucson, AZ 85733. Secure online donations can be made via paypal at the Nuclear Resister website at (on the final screen please click on ³add special instructions to the seller² and note that the donation is for April 26).
No uranium mining - no nuclear power - no nuclear weapons
YES to solar power and other renewables - YES to nuclear disarmament
YES to a nuclear-free future!

April 11, 2011

Contact: Arizona Alliance for Peace & Justice, 480-894-2024
Felice & Jack Cohen-Joppa, 520-323-8697,


In the face of the continuing reactor meltdowns in Japan and radiation contamination spreading throughout the world, Arizonans will Stand Together for a Nuclear Free-Future in Phoenix on Tuesday, April 26, the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe.

The demonstration at 400 N. 5th St., outside the headquarters of Arizona Public Service Company, will run from noon -1:30 p.m.

Participants will be calling for no relicensing of Palo Verde, no uranium mining at the Grand Canyon, and for the government to immediately increase investment in a carbon- and nuclear-free energy future.

Signs, banners, and street theater will portray the radioactive legacy of the Nuclear Age, from Hiroshima to Fukushima, and from the uranium mines and mill tailings of northern Arizona to the nuclear waste piling up at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Arizona's only nuclear power complex, 50 miles west of Phoenix).

Speakers will briefly address the impact of past and present uranium mining in Arizona, and the environmental, health and nuclear weapons proliferation dangers of nuclear energy.

³A quarter-century after Chernobyl, and in the wake of Fukushima, the nuclear power industry is spending millions to persuade the American public that these catastrophes are nothing to worry about. Worse, these apologists want us to believe we have no choice but to leap from the fossil fuel skillet into the nuclear fire,² said Jack Cohen-Joppa, co-editor of the Nuclear Resister newsletter, based in Tucson.

³The truth is, nuclear power is dangerous, dirty and expensive. On this anniversary, we're bringing the demands of the majority of the planet's people to the public square: No more uranium mining, end our reliance on nuclear energy, and abolish the threat of nuclear war once and for all. Our survival depends upon it.²

Phoenix environmentalist Steve Brittle of Don't Waste Arizona stated, ³When Don't Waste Arizona filed formal questions about Palo Verde's relicensing, we never expected the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to skip the real process and conduct a 'generic' Environmental Impact Statement, ignoring questions about terrorism, the current radioactive contamination problem at Palo Verde, nuclear waste storage on-site, water availability, and the additional risks posed by the aging nuclear power plant.²

Stand Together for a Nuclear-Free Future is endorsed by a broad range of Arizona energy, environmental, conservation, religious, labor, peace and social justice organizations, including the Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice, Black Mesa Indigenous Support, Codepink Arizona, Don't Waste Arizona, Groundwater Awareness League, Nuclear Resister, Pax Christi-Phoenix, Physicians for Social Responsibility Arizona, Prescott Peace & Justice Center, Progressive Democrats of America - Phoenix Chapter,, Salt of the Earth Labor College, Tucson Peace Center.


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