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Monoplists, Public Policy and Indigenous Rights

December 14, 2009

The World Trade Organization is essentially the world’s “chamber of commerce” sanctioned by states’ governments to regulate public policy. It is now quite commonly accepted in the assemblies of government…

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China’s Wild West Force in East Turkistan

November 9, 2009

Uyghurs are a distinct people with their territories claimed by the Peoples’ Republic of China. They are largely practicing Muslims and speak their own language. For more than sixty years…

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The light footprint of indigenous west Mexico

November 8, 2009

Imagine if you will ships toweringly loaded with oyster shells and vessels traveling the Pacific Ocean carrying textiles, wood, ceramics and copper and tin and you might think such sights…

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The Politics of Hunger

October 19, 2008

“Hunger is a political problem. We have enough food. It is not a question of doubling the amount of supermarkets. The question is how much money it takes to buy…

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Addressing Balance in Bolivia

September 13, 2008

Originally posted 2008-07-26 10:14 am The battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots” has been joined as Bolivia begins to consider fundamental changes in that country’s constitution. Originally designed to…

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Bolivia’s Wealthy Minority Brings New Crisis

September 12, 2008

Manuel Rozenthal (Manuel Rozental <>) sent this dispatch on the growing political crisis in Bolivia. As I have discussed in earlier posts what happens between the minority wealthy and indigenous…

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Social Networks

June 1, 2008

Despite expressed rejection by the German public, it was decided two days ago that the German national railway company, Deutsche Bahn is to be partially privatized.German Railways is the world’s…

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Food Riots, Climate Change, Its the Economy Stupid

April 23, 2008

Speaking at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations (23 April 2008) Bolivian President Evo Morales called on indigenous peoples’ delegates to recognize the importance of ancient…

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Africa’s States Crumble

February 2, 2008

Kenya is aflame with internecine tribal warfare. Sudan is split between the Arab controlled government, the Dinka, Fur, Nuba, and Nubian peoples. Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, the Congo, and Chad have…

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Nations open door to Energy Independence

January 29, 2008

Guest Contributor: Laura Killian, CWIS Associate Scholar Obtaining clean energy and working towards independence from fossil fuels has, up until recently, been a far off, expensive notion for small communities….

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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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