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Volume 8.0

A Kebtah Graduation

By Elder Unaui Maktitaoui

A NEW GROUP of Kem in the San Diego area have ended a year of studies. We have six new M’TAM Initiates who will become Hat-Tenee. We have six new human beings that have returned to remember the teachings of their ancestors. The Earth Center, a non-profit traditional Kemetic organization from West Merita (Africa) Dogon Priests, has added six more members to its family; one more generation called Nehesu. They have become the Divine Watchers, which is what their generational surname means.

The eleventh generation of the M’TAM Schools. Clockwise from top left: Shepzi Nehesu, Hemau Nehesu, Temaikiu Nehesu, Sheritptah Nehesu, Nemaii Nehesu, Muiba Nehesu & Instructor Herpw Bikbaye Inejnema (center). The Nehesu generation joins a worldwide community who have committed themselves to upholding the rigid standards of the Kem, the entity that fits perfectly into the Divine Order.

The eleventh generation of the M’TAM Schools. Clockwise from top left: Shepzi Nehesu, Hemau Nehesu, Temaikiu Nehesu, Sheritptah Nehesu, Nemaii Nehesu, Muiba Nehesu & Instructor Herpw Bikbaye Inejnema (center). The Nehesu generation joins a worldwide community who have committed themselves to upholding the rigid standards of the Kem, the entity that fits perfectly into the Divine Order.

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Volume 8.0

What is News?

By Nehez Meniooh

Natives holding a road blockage at the entrance of the Amazonian town of Yurimaguas, northern Peru June 9, let the lorries pass through for a couple of hours. AFP / Getty Images / Ernesto Benavides

Natives holding a road blockage at the entrance of the Amazonian town of Yurimaguas, northern Peru June 9, let the lorries pass through for a couple of hours. AFP / Getty Images / Ernesto Benavides

Two Sides to Every Massacre

THE PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT under Alan Garcia re­cently sent heavily armed police in order to clear several thou­sand Aguaruna and Wampi Indians from an Amazon highway blockade. The Government has recently signed a number of free trade agreements with the United States and Canada, seeking to change domestic laws and encourage foreign in­vestment in the Amazon. The Aguaruna and Wampi men and women were standing up to government plans to encroach on the Amazon in order to acquire resources like oil, etc. Their confrontation was publicized by government media very dif­ferent than most private sources relay. The media has claimed that these people were very aggressive and violent towards the police and have presented it as a massacre of policemen, recording the Aguaruna and Wampi death tolls as low as three or four people. Private sources insist however that the natives traditionalist’s death toll is up to about one-hundred, and ad­ditionally these men and women were lawfully protesting the destruction of their ancestral or indigenous homeland.

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Feature Story

The Guantanamo Debate

Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Facility in Cuba

Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Facility in Cuba

By Rezib Tutsanaii

Debate between the republican and democratic political machines took another turn last week when former Vice President Dick Cheney and President Barak Obama exchanged opinions in speeches on the same day. The President insists that it is important to keep his promise of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. This will be a sign that the US has reformed from the bad acts of the previous administration. By presenting these reforms, the US will no longer be vilified by those same terrorists that have used the behavior of the previous administration to justify their actions. Republicans, and particularly Dick Cheney, insist that closing the facility will make the people of the US less safe.

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Survivor's Notebook

Survivor’s Notebook: Government Scare Tactics – The “Swine Flu”

by Kasabez Maakmaha

Govern – To Control

Ment – a suffix of nouns denoting an action or resulting state

Government – Control exercised over the actions of the members of communities, societies, and states.

People on public transportation in the Bay Area of California. Almost the entire group wear face masks in fear of contracting the "Swine" flu.

People on public transportation in the Bay Area of California. Almost the entire group wear face masks in fear of contracting the “Swine” flu.

The Colonial System does not make a secret about its agenda: To control the world and it’s inhabitants. Maybe this is why it has imposed governments in every part of the world where people live and even claim territories where people can’t live, like the oceans, Antarctica and the moon. To gain the support of humanity in this cause, the system and its many faces have to maintain the illusion that the world is a dangerous place that only the system can protect us from. While the dangers of this world are real, the system’s method of placing us under its protective bubble have put us in a situation where we no longer know how to survive without its protection and we look to it for guidance in times of perceived crisis.

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On The Ancestral Path

On the Ancestral Path

Entertaining Us To Death

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal have become icons and role models for the youth and entertainers for millions of adults but what benefit are they bringing our communities?

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal have become icons and role models for the youth. They are praised are entertainers for millions of people around the world but what benefit are they bringing our communities?

When we hear the word “Superstar”, we automatically think in terms of entertainment. Whether it is sports, music or film is arbitrary because it’s all entertainment. We have admired many people within these crafts throughout history. We have even grown to think we love them and/or hate them solely based on their work along with the media’s admiration or disdain. Some entertainers are made to appear larger than life while others will never reach the elite status of let’s say a Denzel Washington or a Halle Berry. We have become so mesmerized by their entertaining talents that we often forget… it’s all just entertainment.

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