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When Two Worlds Collide

October 24, 2010

In the apocalyptic film When Two Worlds Collide, the indigenous leader-in-exile from the Peruvian Amazon asks, “How will we organize ourselves to save the planet?”

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The Cultural Vortex of Modernity

October 24, 2010

Many commentators including Indigenous scholars have continually raised the issues that settler-invader societies in Australia, Canada, the USA, and other synthetic nation states built on the backs of native people…

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Global CBD and Climate Agreements…Impossible

October 23, 2010

The United Nations has been the venue for terribly important negotiations concerning biological diversity, climate change, intellectual property, and matters as disturbing as human trafficking. Despite the prodigious efforts of…

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Cashing in on Hate

October 23, 2010

One of the ironies of the current US military expansion in Central Africa, is that while homosexuals fight for their constitutional rights in our armed forces, the armed forces of…

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Canada Obstructing Indigenous Peoples – CBD

October 22, 2010

During the long years when indigenous peoples spent their very limited resources to travel to Geneva, Switzerland to help formulate language for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…

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Colossal Fossil

October 22, 2010

Continuing to obstruct indigenous human rights as it did at climate change talks in Copenhagen, the government of Canada is trying to block recognition of indigenous intellectual property in the…

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MDGs

October 21, 2010

Millenium Development Goals in Mexico‘s three largely indigenous states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas fall far short in health and education. The goals for development set by the UN, of…

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Pandering to Christian Bigotry

October 20, 2010

The clear message in the Five Steps to Tyranny videos is that demonization is a political tool, used by politicians to suppress dissent and subvert solidarity. Two current examples not…

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Poverty Pimping

October 19, 2010

Anyone who has observed politicians and developers in action knows that the quickest way to destroy community cohesion is through programs like the war on poverty. As it and other…

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Double Standards

October 19, 2010

Renowned scholar Fatmagul Berktay discusses EU adhesion for Turkey, which she claims has much to offer the EU, if it can manage to surmount its prejudice as a club of…

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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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