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Who Are You?

December 31, 2011

On November 9, CWIS associate Taiaiake Alfred spoke at the University of Ottawa on The Psychic Landscape of Contemporary Colonialism. Recounting his own intellectual preparation in understanding the struggle for…

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Mexico’s “War on Drugs”

December 30, 2011

Mexico’s violent “War on Drugs”, backed by the United States government and transnational corporate interests, has come to dominate global headlines, but behind the graphic images of mass graves and…

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Turtle Champagne

December 29, 2011

UCLA professor Duane Champagne always has something interesting to say about indigenous peoples and their struggle for self-determination. His new book, Notes from the Center of Turtle Island, promises to…

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Ogoni EPA

December 27, 2011

As noted on Intercontinental Cry, the Ogoni peoples of Nigeria have established their own Environmental Protection Agency to hold oil companies accountable for environmental crimes on Ogoni territory.

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Solstice, Yule, Saturnalia, Chaomos

December 24, 2011

The world over celebrated the Solstice…the longest night…that promises the return of increasingly longer days. Recognized throughout all of human history as the point in time when celebrations honor the…

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Caribou Collapse

December 23, 2011

Mother Earth Journal reports on the disappearance of the world’s largest reindeer herd. Plummeting from nearly a million animals to under one hundred thousand in just forty years, the Caribou…

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Money for Murder

December 22, 2011

Reminiscent of the Reagan era, Central America is again the target for US-funded state violence against socialists and indigenous peoples. This time around, however, the Obama Administration is promoting the…

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Conservation and Ethnic Cleansing

December 20, 2011

Survival International reports on conservation and ethnic cleansing in Kenya.

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8th Fire

December 19, 2011

8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada and The Way Forward — a radio and TV series of extended interviews with experts — debuts January 7 on CBC Radio One, and January…

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December 18, 2011

In the 1971 book Crimes of War, Robert Jay Lifton described theatrical militarism as the inevitable conclusion of US dominance. Looking at the role militarism plays in today’s media, it’s…

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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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