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Category: Political Economy

Financial Liberalization, Globalization and Human Migration

May 16, 2010

Corporations and states’ governments have created a profoundly desperate situation for hundreds of millions of people that is already made more complicated by human induced climate change. Huge numbers of…

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Enslaved Brains

March 24, 2009

What pain patients desperately need and hardly get, youths can easily buy even though they should never be able to. It seems ludicrous how easy it is to get access…

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High Tech Gas Emissions Threaten Life

October 24, 2008

The manufacture of liquid crystal television screens, microcircuits and photo voltaic cells for solar panels produces the deadly gas nitrogen trifluoride–a gas released into the atmosphere 17,000 times more deadly…

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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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The Choice: Fuel vs Food?

January 21, 2008

Biofuel production is supposed to be the panacea for skyrocketing petroleum costs. Environmentalists argue that biofuels reduce carbon emissions and reduce dependency on petroleum-based fuels. Industry leaders argue biofuels are…

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Forced Dependency and the “Development” Fiction

November 4, 2007

The United Nations General Assembly launched the First UN Development Decade in December 1961.  In those heady days sixteen years after the end of World War II popular opinion in…

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Disease: the First product of Globalization 1000 AD

October 8, 2007

The Micmac of what is now Newfoundland, Canada were probably the first of the many peoples of the western hemisphere to see the boats from Skania (at the southern tip…

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“Mestizo,” vs “Indígena”

October 1, 2007

“Don’t touch those tennis shoes!” is the command said directly or otherwise implied. By this command, Fourth World peoples are directed to stay as their ancestors were and not live…

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Dam Lies

September 27, 2007

Hydroelectric dams have since the beginning of the twentieth century fueled industrial development and economic expansion of states like Egypt, Indonesia, the Philippines, and of course the industrial powers of…

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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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