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Equality is Sacred

November 20, 2008

A Profound Difference Evo Morales met yesterday with indigenous leaders of North America at the National Museum of the American Indian. Contrasting the legitimacy and authenticity of indigenous leadership with…

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Essential Allies

November 19, 2008

The origins, and continuity, of American Indian rights to self-government are not well-understood, but are extremely important to contemporary American Indian communities. …Most Indian communities derive their social and political…

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Illustrating Subsidiarity

November 18, 2008

Staying the Course Illustrating the principle of subsidiarity, Sinn Fein and the DUP have reached a deal on the devolution of policing and justice powers from Westminster to Belfast. The…

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THREATENED DEMOLITION in the Unrecognized Bedouin Village of Wadi Na'am, Israel

THREATENED DEMOLITION in the Unrecognized Bedouin Village of Wadi Na’am, Israel

November 18, 2008

URGENT UPDATE THREATENED DEMOLITION in the Unrecognized Bedouin Village of Wadi Na’am, Israel We have received word that the mud and straw-bale built mosque in the unrecognized Bedouin village of…

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DUP, Sinn F

DUP, Sinn F

November 18, 2008

First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness confirmed today they have brokered a deal to stabilise the North’s power-sharing government.

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Human Rights

November 17, 2008

As noted by Amnesty International on Friday, Israel has again blocked all humanitarian and medical aid to Gaza, leaving the millions living there without electricity and other basic survival needs….

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Surmounting Poverty

November 16, 2008

Perhaps the most devastating import that arrived with European conquerors of the Americas was poverty. While disease, alcohol and religion played their part in destroying the indigenous civilizations here, poverty…

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Supply and Demand

November 15, 2008

Dying to Leave by PBS is a video documentary on the modern institution of slavery and the corollary multi-billion dollar business of smuggling humans worldwide for slave labor and prostitution….

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Great White North

November 14, 2008

Put On Notice Indigenous peoples challenge new Canadian government over sovereignty. Harper put on notice.

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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