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Seeking Due Process

February 5, 2010

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has agreed to hear a land claim petition from First Nations on Vancouver Island. Seeking due process in the international arena, after frustrated attempts…

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Hul’qumi’num Land Claim

February 5, 2010

A coalition of First Nations groups has taken its human rights complaint against the government of Canada into the international arena where the state will be required to defend its…

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Liberating Resistance

February 4, 2010

Mayans in Guatemala liberate activist from police, a model of resistance for us all.

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Miquel Alfonso Martinez – Diplomat and Friend

February 3, 2010

After losing one friend it appears I have lost yet another.  Dr. Miquel J. Alfonso Martinez, one Cuba’s most outstanding diplomats who in my experience played a dominant role in…

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Dioxin and Diabetes

February 3, 2010

Intercontinental Cry examines the connection between diabetes and persistent organic pollutants like PCBs and DDT.

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An Occupation of the Souls

February 3, 2010

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman discusses the global regression of the status quo, what he has termed an occupation of the souls. As Suleiman observes in this interview by Electronic Intifada’s …

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Fighting a Lost Cause

February 2, 2010

Defending democracy from the philanthropists was the topic of an interesting post by a friend of mine, but you probably get the gist of it: there are those who do…

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Papuan Viktor Kaisiepo

February 1, 2010

Viktor Kaisiepo, died on Sunday 31 January 2010 at the age of 61. A Papuan nationalist who vigorously represented his own tribal community as well as the hundreds of communities…

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Pashtunistan the Country–Security Lessons

January 31, 2010

Afghanistan and Pakistan stand as two semi-organized states with Pashtunistan and other nations astride their mid-sections. Violently attacked by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the 1980s, undermined by…

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Freedom From Fear

January 30, 2010

One month out from the international conference in London to discuss the reunification of Ireland, talks in Northern Ireland continue over the transfer of policing and justice powers from the…

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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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