Free Trade, like privatization, is systematic theft. As key components of globalization, these mechanisms target indigenous peoples’ resources, state treasuries, and public assets for conversion to private equity holdings.
Chief Juana Calfunao, a leader of Mapuche in Paillalef Araucania, has suffered horrendous abuse by Chilean authorities for her role in protecting the human rights of her indigenous people. Her March 22 letter to the UN Human Rights Council details what lengths Free Trade states like Chile will go to in order to crush indigenous peoples in the way of globalization.
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.access here