Hopi Message In 2019: Thomas Banyacya (1909-1999).

by Jerry Alatalo

hile some might consider late Hopi leader Thomas Banyacya a simple man unworthy of attention due to an impression of his being plain-spoken, uneducated or non-academic, without a university Ph.D. or similar designation of intellectual achievement, yet those with ears and heart to understand will resonate deeply with his powerful, relevant-in-2019 message.

People weren’t given the opportunity to hear from Thomas Banyacya since he passed into the spirit world in 1999, but one might imagine what he’d have said about the events of September 11, 2001 – the most important unsolved mass murder false flag crime in all of human history – and the wars which followed, ongoing today in May 2019 nearly 18 years later, and falsely associated with 9/11 under the equally deceptive term “war on terror”.

What would he be saying in May 2019 about Venezuela, Iran, Syria, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, etc. – and the real risks of a dangerous new nuclear arms race on Earth?

Many will at first glance dismiss Hopi prophecy, as depicted in raw form as art on rock mountain walls located on the Hopi reservation, as unrealistic and perhaps even bordering on science fiction “woo-woo”. However, those same people might think twice after precisely sensing the complete honesty in Thomas Banyacya’s speaking voice.

Is Hopi prophecy the real thing showing potential future catastrophic events on Earth, pointing to increasingly dire planetary circumstances landing humanity at existential decision making inevitability regards spiritual paths, and therefore important for people to give their full and serious attention? What if the Hopi prophecies are entirely accurate … and what if the visionaries who drew the prophetic art were predicting events in the future culminating now, at May 2019?

Author Thomas E. Mails wrote a best seller and possibly the definitive book on the subject: “The Hopi Survival Kit”.

Recalling an event described to biographical author Doug Boyd by Native American medicine man Rolling Thunder in Boyd’s now classic book “Rolling Thunder” might add texture to the Hopi prophecy subject with respect to so-called – controversial for some – “supernatural” abilities.

Rolling Thunder went with the friend of a young Native American man unjustly held in a U.S. Army prison for refusing to comply with military draft laws, traveling to the location where prison officials thought nobody knew the young man was being held. Rolling Thunder and the imprisoned young man’s friend went to the prison gate and demanded the young man’s release, when they were (lied to) told “That person is not here.”

Rolling Thunder in his way knew the young man was inside the prison, and proceeded to tell the prison guard at the entrance: “We know he’s inside, and we demand you hand him over.”

The guards once again denied the young man was imprisoned there. To make a long story short, Rolling Thunder and the prisoner’s young friend went to a nearby river where Rolling Thunder started a fire and conducted a ceremony. They returned to the prison entrance where Rolling Thunder told the guards, “We know he’s inside. We are giving you one last chance to release him, or things are going to start flying around here.”

The guards again denied the presence of the prisoner, whereupon off in the distance a funnel cloud started forming, growing and moving toward the prison. As the tornado created by Rolling Thunder in ceremony got closer, things indeed started flying and crashing around the prison complex with tremendous force and wind speeds.

At that point, prison guards went and retrieved the young prisoner, and without speaking released him from the prison to the custody of Rolling Thunder. The tornado subsided, then disappeared. Believe it or not … but Doug Boyd’s book contains many other similarly astonishing examples of the years-to-develop abilities of Rolling Thunder.

Our stance is that Hopi prophecy is a true phenomenon which humanity ignores at its peril.

While the Hopi elder’s voice is unfortunately no longer available for human communication exchanges, it is without doubt that if Thomas Banyacya were present today that voice would still be honest, plain-spoken, direct and transmitting overwhelming spiritual power.

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“The first peace, which is most important, is that which is found within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”

– BLACK ELK

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(Thank you to Sacred Land Film Project at YouTube)

(Film description: Hopi elder Thomas Banyacya (1909-1999) was selected as spokesman for traditional leaders in 1948, after atom bombs triggered Hopi awareness that the prophecized “gourd full of ashes” had finally appeared. We worked with Thomas from 1977 through 1999 and were fortunate to film him at Chaco Canyon, in Washington DC, and at sacred migration sites around the Four Corners area. His humor, good spirit and wisdom will be long remembered. In June 2011, Santa Clara elder José Lucero and Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons organized a memorial gathering to celebrate Thomas at the foot of Navajo Mountains and they asked us to put together a short film remembrance of Thomas. This film is the result, published here for the first time in September 2017. )

 

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An Interview Of Trace Lara Hentz.

By Jerry Alatalo

race Lara Hentz, editor of Lara Blog here on WordPress, has graciously accepted an invitation to participate in the new interview series we began recently. She offers an impressive, unique voice and perspective which readers will appreciate, and adds valuable perceptual contrast to the worldview spectrum compiled from the excellent contributions by previous guest interviewees.

Thank you Trace Lara Hentz for kindly sharing your insights, found in the following words.

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An Interview with Trace Lara Hentz (journalist-author-blogger)

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Question 1.) What was your primary motivation for entering the world of blogging on the worldwide web – the internet?

Thank you very much for this invitation.

In 2009, I joined the blogworld, first using Google Blogger. Experts say if you have a book, you must blog. Well good. That is great advice if you are a writer-author, but technically speaking, there are a million little things you won’t know about blogging until you have blogged awhile. Take sidebars and widgets, for example. That first blog: American Indian Adoptees [www.splitfeathers.blogspot.com] has hit ¾ million reads in 2017. And we’re in the top 100 adoption blogs. I’d say it’s because we are providing vital history, support and information to Native American and First Nations adoptees like myself. I found a niche and know my audience.

Soon after my book, I decided to try WordPress and I’m coming up on my 7th anniversary (January 2018) doing my Lara blog [www.laratracehentz.wordpress.com] for more serious writing. Time does fly. And I do blog experiments on blogger, just for fun. A few years ago I taught both blogger and WordPress at the local community college here in western Massachusetts, along with Social Media 101. They fit together like a glove. Sharing is important, as well as having good solid interesting information on your blog.

One thing I told my students is to blog/write once a week. More than that, you might get blogger-fatigue.

Question 2.) How would you describe yourself with regard to spirituality – what were some of the most memorable transforming points across the years (books, personal contacts, mystical experiences, etc.) in the developing of your current spiritual perspective?

In my early 20s, I embarked on a spiritual quest. Being adopted, for me, meant searching for people and answers. Over many years, I worked to reconnect and find relatives. Along the way, I’ve had meaningful experiences in ceremony, in the sweatlodge, doing purification before the Sundance in Rosebud, South Dakota in the 1990s. I studied with a Northern Cheyenne in Seattle prior to the ceremony, and he helped me with contacting the medicine man who was running it. You need permission to attend and you need to know what to expect, what to bring, etc. One of the most important things I learned: do not pray for yourself in the sweat. It’s not for me to say what I experienced, but it changed my life and improved my health. On that trip, I visited an Oglala Lakota family in Porcupine, SD, and soon became a relative (a member of their family). Sitting at Ellowyn’s kitchen table, I learned so many things, historic things, significant things, huge things, not found in any book.

The 90s were very big years for me. In Seattle where I was living, I met with a Face Reader who was Sikh. And my Kinesiologist-Herbalist was also a Sikh. Both men were healers, definitely, and both started healing the broken parts of me. I chose to do co-counseling (trauma therapy) for three years, which was transformative. The goal: tell your whole life story, in your own words, without holding back. It’s like an inner powder keg exploded. Since then I’ve studied herbal medicine and seek out holistic doctors for treatment. Even after all that personal growth, writing my memoir produced the biggest results in my mental health and outlook. The key is: “Know Thyself.”

The one book I recommend to everyone is John Fire Lame Deer Seeker of Visions. If you feel a need to understand Indian Country traditions, and the work of medicine men, particularly the Lakota Oyate (Nation), this is the book to read.

Question 3.) What is your greatest wish for readers as a consequence after reading and considering your writings?

My greatest wish is for those who read my blog is to be excited, and learn something new and unexpected. I share news from Indian Country, my perspective on being adopted, and I write and curate history and current events.

In case readers don’t know, it took me five long years to write my memoir, prior to my first blog. Good Grief! The one thing I had not fully realized with doing a memoir or biography, I needed to write in the first person and share my own story and the long search for my father. I was writing mostly Indian Country history in the book as a journalist. Then a literary agent read it and made recommendations. Writing friends told me similar. That started a major rewrite and a new process, while emotionally processing all of it. Writing can be a very healing thing, even writing on a blog, but it can also take you down a path you won’t expect. In those five years, I healed more than I ever dreamt possible.

Writing my first full-length book was synchronicity, very well-timed. After my memoir came out, I’ve done a four-part book series on the Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects, narratives from adoptees in North America and the 60s Scoop in Canada. And I have contributed to other books on the topic of adoption.

I hope that readers who visit my Lara blog will be glad to read about Indian Country. What is news-worthy to me might be news-worthy to you.

For those new to this blog world, as you blog, you will change and evolve. Remember, it’s your words and experience that people will want to read.

Question 4.) Can you offer any advice to people having a difficult time dealing with government and media lies, especially as it pertains to so many average citizens who hold erroneous perceptions on important events and situations around the Earth?

If 2017 feels like a beginning, 2018 will be even more so. Yup, hold onto your hat!

It is very apparent in 2017, this is a surreal time for many Americans. The Hopi and many tribes predicted this time would come. It is a very important time, in that we are waking up and seeing things in a whole new light, with some shock and outrage and fear thrown in. History (his-story) happens in cycles, so we need to learn world history, so we can see events happening today in a historical sense, and that way discern the truth from the lies. If we don’t discern, we are doomed to repeat until we do learn. I fully understand the constant news-cycle can be too much to handle… News might cause distress and bitter arguments among friends and family. That means we need to find new words, good words, better words, and to listen carefully.

I trained as a journalist in 1996 and took my first salaried job as an editor that year. Prior to that I freelanced and kept journals. Something I find most distressing today is so much history and world news is not taught in school, or included in history textbooks. There are huge chunks of history missing, mis-told, or told in a very biased, one-sided, colonized, misogynistic manner. Bloggers can change that, and I hope they will.

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(BIO) Known for her exceptional print interviews with influential Native Americans such as Leonard Peltier, John Trudell and Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Trace Lara Hentz (who legally dropped the name DeMeyer in 2014) started intensive research on adoptees in 2004. Her memoir ONE SMALL SACRIFICE is an exposé on the systematic removal of American Indian children from their mothers, families and tribes for adoption into non-Indian families while she weaves in her own personal story. Her adoptee journey takes her around the country, finally meeting her birthfather in 1994 and learning about her mixed ancestry (Cherokee-Shawnee-Delaware-French Canadian.) Trace is former editor of tribal newspapers the Pequot Times and Ojibwe Akiing. She has contributed to adoption anthologies: Lost Daughters, Adoption Reunion in the Age of Social Media, and Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists. In 2013, she was co-editor of the anthology Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe with MariJo Moore. She is currently writing history with her cousin Dr. Charles Bland on one of their cousins Dr. Thomas Augustus Bland, editor of Council Fire, and a friend of Red Cloud and Sitting Bull.

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Thank you again, Trace Lara Hentz. Peace.

Standing Rock And The Spirit Of Sitting Bull.

By Jerry Alatalo

“It matters little where we pass the remnants of our days – they will not be many. A few more moons, a few more winters, and not one of the descendants of the mighty hosts that once moved over this broad land, or lived in happy homes protected by the Great Spirit, will remain to mourn over the graves of a people once more powerful and hopeful than yours. But why should I mourn at the untimely fate of my people? Tribe follows tribe, nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature and regret is useless. Your time of decay may be distant but it surely will come, for even the white man whose God walked and talked with him as friend with friend cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We shall see.”

CHIEF SEATTLE (1780-1866) Native American leader

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ROLLING THUNDER (1916-1997) Medicine man, spiritual healer:

“Modern man talks of harnessing nature, conquering nature, and making nature a servant of man. This shows modern man doesn’t know the first thing about nature and nature’s ways… and the condition of the environment today proves that. Now everyone’s afraid – afraid of air pollution, radioactivity and poisoned water.”

“The land is becoming contaminated and the resources are disappearing or becoming unusable, and now people wonder if it’s too late. You can’t make any kind of laws or system to control nature or to control man’s inner nature, his consciousness or his natural behavior – the way he thinks and feels. That cannot be controlled.”

“No individual or group can block another individual’s path or change it against what fits his nature and his purpose. It might be done for a time, but in the end it won’t work out. It will only lead to danger and fear for everyone. Even in healing we take that into account.”

“A true healer considers a man’s karma and his destiny. He has a way of looking into and understanding what is meant to be according to each individual’s own progress and unfoldment. That way things are more realistic and it saves everyone a lot of trouble. Nature is to be respected. All life and every single living being is to be respected – that’s the only answer.”

“Back in Oklahoma some years ago there was a meeting – the first such high level meeting in over a hundred years – where chiefs and medicine men came together from all over the continent, and some from South America. The Iroquois came from New York and they brought a board with writing on it. On the last day of the ceremonies we formed a huge circle.”

“The circle is the Great Spirit’s emblem. All life is a circle. The world is a circle and the atoms are circles. The circle is seen on the rock writings and it goes around all things, it takes in all things. When we met in Oklahoma, we formed a huge circle of all native tribes and we smoked the peace pipe to the sun, and it stayed lit around that huge circle.”

“Then the Iroquois brought out the board with writing on it and interpreted it. They said: ‘Today our tribes are united again.’ The emblem showed a chain of hands – people holding hands in a circle – and they said: ‘Today our people have formed the circle of brotherhood and friendship here.’ ”

“Eventually this circle will go around the world. The brotherhood and peace that the world is seeking will now start on this land here. All the people here will be joined in the circle of friendship and brotherhood, and that circle will go around the world.”

(Thank you to Jill Stein for President Booster Club at YouTube)

From “The Morning Prayer” (Sapji Sahib – Sikh):

God’s seat and his stores are in countless worlds created by him.

Everything is put there once and for all, enough forever.

Having created the creation God is beholding it.

The works of God are true.

Instead of one tongue may I have hundreds of thousands and twenty times that, and with each tongue over and over again I would repeat God’s name.

This is the path of stages leading to the master ascending to make union with God.

By hearing such sounds of the songs of heaven, even the meanest worms would desire to compete.

God is obtained by his grace, and false is the boasting of the false ones.

It is not in anyone’s power to speak or to remain silent.

It is not in anyone’s power to beg or to give.

The man has no power to live or to die.

The man has no power to acquire riches and kingdoms which stir a big commotion in the mind.

It is beyond our power to gain understanding of divine knowledge and meditation.

It is not in our power to find the path of freedom from the bondage of life and death.

God who has the power exercises and beholds it.

None can be good or bad by his own strength.

God created nights, seasons, lunar days and weekdays.

God created wind, water, fire and the nether lands.

In between these God established the Earth as home to practice truth and virtue.

God created different kinds of species with various colors and habits; such species have countless different names.

They are judged according to their deeds and actions.

God himself is true and true in his court.

There the accepted saints look graceful.

The marks of blessing and mercy of God is poured upon all.

The good and bad of everyone are judged there.

True facts become known in his court; when you go home you will see this.

The above is the moral duty of the realm of righteousness – now we narrate the working of the realm of knowledge.

Countless are winds, waters, fires, Krishnas and Shivas.

There are countless Brahmas who are fashioning in various forms, colors and clothes.

There are a number of Earths and mountains for doing various deeds, and there are innumerable lessons to be learned.

There are many Indras, suns and moons, galaxies and countries.

There are countless yogis, enlightened ones, and countless forms of goddesses.

There are countless gods, demons, saints, jewels and oceans.

There are countless sources of creation, languages, and many dominions of kings.

Countless are the men of knowledge and countless the servants of God.

There is no end to God’s bounds.

In the domain of knowledge spiritual learning shines brightly.

There it produces endless delight, melodies, amusement and joys.

The language of reaching the realm of spiritual happiness is beautiful.

Unique beautiful forms having no parallel are finished there.

What is happening in that sphere cannot be described.

If anyone tries to describe it they shall have to repent afterwards.

There inner consciousness, intellect, soul and understanding are molded.

There the genius of the pious persons and men of miracles is molded.

In the sphere of action and grace the spiritual power is the main force.

No one else can reside there but those blessed with the spiritual force.

The very powerful warriors and heroes reside there.

In them the might of the pervading God remains fulfilled.

Everyone is fully merged with God’s admiration there.

Their forms of beauty are indescribable.

They never die nor are they created because God’s name resides in their hearts.

The saints of various worlds reside there.

They cherish the holy eternal ever in their hearts.

Formless God resides in the realm of truth.

God beholds the creation which he has created, and grants his kind glance and bestows upon them happiness.

There are continents, universes and solar systems in that region.

If someone tries to describe them, he knows there is no limit or end to this.

There are universe upon universe and creations over creations.

They function according to orders issued by God.

God beholds his creation and feels happy by contemplating over it.

To describe the realm of truth is as hard as steel.

Make purity and modesty your furnaces, and patience as your goldsmith.

Consider your mind as your anvil and divine knowledge as your tools.

Consider fear of God is as your bellows and practice of penance is the fire.

Treat the love of God as thought where in filters the nectar of God’s name.

Thus in the true mint the divine word is fashioned.

This is the daily routine of those on whom God casts his divine grace.

God with his kind look makes them happy.

Air is the guru, water is the father, and Earth is the great mother.

Days and nights are the two nurses in whose laps the whole world is at play.

Good and bad deeds are judged by the God of justice.

According to their deeds some will be adjusted near him and some will be distant from God.

Those who have contemplated his divine word would pass through all toils.

Their faces flow with the glory of the divine light, and many more are saved along with them.

(Thank you to naapiakii at YouTube)

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Addresses U.N.: “Build A New World Without Delay.”

Posted on September 29, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

earthblog2Bolivia’s President Evo Morales spoke at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, and delivered what arguably was one of the most powerful addresses at that global institution since its creation in 1945. Because he spoke the truth.

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“Thank you very much. Honorable President of the General Assembly to the United Nations. Brothers and sisters. Listeners around the world”.

“Mother Earth and humanity are suffering, stricken by the environmental, climate, financial, food crisis generated by a predatory humanity, capitalism, that turns human life and Mother Earth into merchandise. Today we have a historic opportunity to build a new, different world, and we must do so without delay. The post-2015 agenda must express that mandate which Mother Earth and humanity call us for”.

“We salute the proposal of the open-ended working group of the United Nations on the sustainable development goals, which incorporates the proposal of Bolivia and the peoples on the world on respect for Mother Earth and harmony with nature. This is not a simple political statement. It is a shared commitment with the entire world to change our visions of development for a more comprehensive, holistic vision. We propose to the world living well, in harmony with Mother Earth and the construction of a culture of life, complementarity, solidarity, and peace”.

“We have lost our respect for Mother Earth. Today, she is being merchandised and manipulated, causing great danger to life. Now, as at no other time, the premise that man believes himself to be the lord and master of nature is more true than ever. People, encouraged by capitalism, have turned everything into a market, including genetic manipulation and the destruction of human beings. Human and natural life and their happiness should be the very reason why any vision, tool, or focus for development exist. No vision of development makes sense if it does not respect or strengthen life”.

“Economic growth on its own does not lead to the realization of social rights and living well. The horizon of equality calls for the distribution of wealth, economic and political empowerment of the poor, the excluded, and the marginalized. It calls for strengthening communities and building societies with solidarity, not exclusive societies based on the accumulation of wealth or governed by the need to make money, avarice, and the grasping nature of the market. Together with the Group of 77 and China, I must state the fundamental importance of recovering our countries and our people’s sovereignty over our natural resources”.

“It is only through the recovery of control of natural resources that we will be able to garner greater benefits for our peoples, in particular to eliminate poverty, to invest in economic diversification, industrialization, and social programs. Each country has the right to decide on its priorities and strategies for development, but it is important for these strategies to strengthen the environmental functions and the ecosystems of Mother Earth in the framework of complementarity and mutual support between productive systems, communities, and nature. It is vital to strike a balance between the rights of Mother Earth, the right to development, the rights of indigenous peoples, and social, economic, and cultural rights – as well as the right of the poor to emerge from poverty”.

“Complementarity and mutual support are instruments to conserve Mother Earth, not commercial incentives, and on this point we differ from the followers of the so-called Green Economy. An important issue to be promoted in the framework of the post-2015 agenda is the human right to water, and the right of Mother Earth to enjoy the use of water to regenerate and reproduce life. Three billion people today live in areas or regions where the need for water, the demand for water, exceeds the available water, and this reality will worsen as years pass”.

“By 2030, the demand for water will have increased by 30%. In 2050 four billion people will suffer from critical scarcity of water in the context of climate change”.

“Brothers and sisters,    In Bolivia, in accordance with human rights, to water, and our constitution, and thanks to the national program entitled ‘My Water’, we have already reached the Millennium Development Goals, and we did so some three years before schedule.  Declaring the human right to water means that it cannot be privatized. Water is life. It cannot be the subject of profit or commerce. In the same way, to resolve major social inequalities basic services such as water, electricity, telecommunications, and basic sanitation, as well as education and health, must be human rights. We have pending work to eradicate poverty and hunger, but in order to do this we must also fight the pitiless, inhuman forces of capital and the market”.

“The omnipresent power of banks and usurers who profit from consumerism and hunger, the so-called ‘Vulture Funds’, are an expression of this. They are agents of financial exploitation who live off speculation, stealing from developing countries with impunity, taking the bread off the tables of the poor, extorting, and using the help of the legal systems of capitalism to profit. This is a cause of the financial crisis and they profited from it. We must profoundly change the exclusionary structures of financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank”.

“This measure should be part of the transformation of the world financial architecture. These organizations cannot be governed only by developed countries, which through clever financial strategies blackmail and oppress developing countries, especially the poorest. This is what we call eradicating financial colonialism in the world. There continues to be an offensive, abusive reality; the fact that out of 1.3 billion poor people over 800 million people are chronically malnourished, and also the gaps between the rich and the poor. This is due to an unequal distribution of income, but also to an unequal discriminatory access to wealth, to the means and factors to live well and basic services”.

“The increase of hungry people in the world is due without any doubt to the crisis. If there had not been a financial crisis, there would be 413 million less hungry people in the world today. It is unthinkable to eradicate hunger and poverty without changing the international financial architecture”.

“The violence of war feeds the darkest interests such as geopolitical control of the great powers and corporations, which promote conflicts in order to ensure their imperial or neocolonial interests. The economic interests of capital today promote neocolonial wars. With the cost of war spent elsewhere, humanity could overcome many of the problems facing it today such as Ebola, tuberculosis, and other diseases. We have been witness once again to the cruelty and barbarism of the genocidal actions of the government of Israel against the Palestinian civilian population. This is why we have denounced Israel for violating international humanitarian law and universal human rights”.

“We demand an investigation of the crimes committed by Israel on the Gaza Strip. The pluri-national state of Bolivia, like other Latin American countries, share a deep need that it is necessary to reiterate: the effectiveness of the United Nations resolutions calling for the end of the occupation of Palestinian territories and the building of an independent Palestinian state with the borders that existed on June 4, 1967. For this reason, we reiterate once again, the need to recognize Palestine as a full member of the United Nations”.

“As President of the G-77 and China I cannot fail to mention the important commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Group of 77. This was celebrated on June 14 and 15 of this year in Bolivia. The summit of states and heads of governments of the G-77 and China adopted a declaration entitled ‘For a New World Order To Live Well’. This ratifies the principles of unity, complementarity, and solidarity, as well as the building of a new world order which would establish a fairer, more democratic system to benefit our peoples. We hail the Bolivian alliance for the peoples of our America, and the free trade treaty of peoples”.

“Having completed 10 years of tireless work for integration of people which goes beyond the commercial benefits or trade benefits, and concentrates its efforts on promoting the values of cooperation, solidarity, and complementarity”.

“Since March of 2011, 150,000 people have died in Syria. Three million people fled as refugees to neighboring countries. Bolivia shares a belief that the future and destiny of Syria must be determined by the Syrian people itself, in full exercise of its democracy in accordance with the charter of the United Nations. Bolivia condemns and rejects the interference of the United States in Iraq, which has triggered the current crisis in Iraq. The war begun in 2003 against Iraq destabilized the entire region. It was said that Iraq had large quantities of weapons of mass destruction. This argument ended up being one of the biggest lies in the history of imperialism”.

“Based on this lie, peaceful co-existence between social, ethnic, and religious groups has been destroyed. This situation has led to a terrorist group called the Islamic State to put Iraq in a new war situation threatening the entire region. Bolivia rejects the extreme violence which this terrorist group has been enacting against civil society. We affirm with full conviction that nothing justifies fratricidal violence. The invasion of Iraq with other historical events have taught us a lesson: that wherever the United States of America intervenes, it leaves destruction, hate, misery, and death in its trail”.

“But it also leaves wealth in the hands of those who profit from wars – the transnationals of the arms industry and the oil industry. With a culture of peace, we must eradicate the extremist fanaticism and also the imperial war-mongering which the United States promotes. Faced with war, they threaten more war. The United Nations organization was created to build and promote peace, not to justify invasions and wars. To make war against war is not peace. This is a perverse formula; a formula for death and endless confrontation. We must solve the structural causes of war: marginalization, poverty, the lack of opportunity, cultural, political, and social exclusion, discrimination, inequality, the usurpation and despoilment of territory, pitiless capitalism, and the dictatorship of the interests of transnational corporations”.

“Every year we hear from President Barack Obama here discourse of war, of arrogance, and threats to the peoples of the world. This too is a discourse of extremist fanaticism”.

“The economic, commercial, and financial blockade of the government of the United States against Cuba is a main tool, the main policy tool of the United States. The blockade against Cuba is a system of the most unfair, severe, and prolonged unilateral sanctions that has ever been applied. This blockade is genocide; it must come to an end immediately”.

“We want to express to this assembly the historic right of the Bolivian people on access to the sea. This right was trampled by a brutal invasion promoted by colonial business interests. Colonial imposition, the lack of truly participatory democracy, in the interests of foreign companies were interposed between the peoples of Bolivia and Chile. These kindred peoples were led to war in order to allow transnational companies to make profit. For this reason, with the conviction of a country which believes in peace and promotes it, convinced of the harmony of our relations with all our neighbors, we turn to the International Court of Justice in search of dialogue in order to achieve a peaceful solution in good faith to the prolonged dispute on our sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean”.

“Our case is not an attempt to change the international order of borders and frontiers, and it is not a threat to international treaties as the government of Chile would have some believe. Quite the contrary. Bolivia calls on international law and its principles to resolve in a concerted fashion and in good faith its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. We will do well for our peoples, for our new generations, for the region, and for the world, if we achieve an effective peaceful solution for the sovereign access of Bolivia to the sea. For this reason I call on all countries of the United Nations system at the 69th Assembly to support not only Bolivia but also our neighbor Chile in this challenge for peace, justice, and law”.

“Brothers and sisters,    We must eradicate violence and war. We must denounce the imperialist war-mongering of world powers who arrogantly believe that they incarnate the ideals of liberty. Those imperial powers, using their media to manipulate the wills and emotions of people, they lie and deceive with impunity. They divide and confront nations and communities against each other to promote wars, to control strategic resources, and put them at the service of their transnational capital. This is the century of peace – peace with sovereignty – with freedom of peoples and not with a free market. This is a century of the agreements for liberty, for life and peace, and not agreements for free trade in life”.

“There will be no harmony if the arrogance of empires and their renewed colonialism harass, suppress, and kill human beings, cultures, and the peoples of the world”.

“Brothers and sisters,     The empire of finance, the empire of markets, the empire of the arms industry, must all fall to give way to the wisdom of life, and life in peace and harmony”.

“Just to summarize, with the greatest respect for all of you, I would like to say that if you want to put an end to poverty, if you want to defend life and the Mother Earth – our only path is to put an end to the capitalist system and imperialist thinking – for the well-being of humanity”.

“Thank you very much”.

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