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Bolivia Affirms International Consensus

February 8, 2009

The Aymara people and Quechua people make up the majority population of Bolivia and now for the first time in Bolivia’s history the original nations have a role in ruling…

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Their Job is to Say No!

January 19, 2009

Political leaders who commit human rights violations, commit torture or genocide do not admit to committing a crime–they blame their actions on the public they supposedly represent. Ghastly, inhuman acts…

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Fourth World in 2009

January 4, 2009

At this point in the Christian calendar one is supposed to make sage observations about what is likely to occur in the twelve months ahead.  This is, of course, the…

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Charter: Engagement in the Future of Tibet

December 16, 2008

 Dear Colleagues, The Charter was created by Tashi Rabgey la, an extraordinary Tibetan woman who built two schools for 410 children of Kham on the Tibetan Plateau through Machik   www.Machik.org…

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Tibet Day 2008

November 23, 2008

Greetings All, Tibet Day 2008 is promising to be a remarkable event. Come enjoy Tibetan food, song, dance, vendors and related nonprofit organizations. Find out the next stage of the Tibet movement…

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The Failure of Anti-Terrorist Militarism

October 23, 2008

The US government on Tuesday, 21 October 2008 without explanation dropped all war crimes charges against five men who have been held without trial at the secretive prison at Guantanamo,…

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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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Holding Electronics Industry Responsible

October 12, 2008

Without mobile phones modern communication seems impossible. The total number of mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion in 2007. More than 1.1 billion mobile phones were manufactured worldwide that same…

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Companies Commiting War Crimes

October 11, 2008

Should there be a death penalty for corporations severely violating human rights? Or would house arrest be preferable? These and many other contemporary questions were discussed the passed three days…

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China Attempts to Stifle NGO Statement on Tibet

September 29, 2008

This report demands widespread understanding and recognition. I offer it in full. Monday, September 29, 2008 1:03 AM From: “Tibetan UN Advocacy” <contact@tibetatun.org> To:dramyeis@yahoo.com China Attempts to Stifle NGO Statement on Tibet (Phayul)…

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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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