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Radicalizing Tensions

November 30, 2009

Fear of the spread of Islamic values resonates in many parts of Europe. In Switzerland a referendum was held yesterday on 29 November 2009 against the construction of minarets. The…

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November 8, 2009

Writing a book is the revenge of the intellectual said prominent American psychiatrist and distinguished professor Robert Jay Lifton smiling knowingly during yesterday’s premier of the documentary film “Killing Jews…

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Barcelona Climate Talks Stalling

November 5, 2009

Nearly every month since September 2008 when states’ governments met in Bali to set the schedule for reaching a Climate Change Treaty agreement by 2009 representatives of states, corporations, non-governmental…

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Ecosystems and human culture key to GHG Cleanup

October 1, 2009

Let’s face it. The industrial age over the last few one hundred years has created a global mess of the environment including the air, water, land and fish and wildlife….

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Ongoing Protest in Peru

June 24, 2009

Frustration is tangible in many parts of Peru these days. Many citizens are totally ready to fight mismanagement and corruption, demanding to exchange the current government. Demands, however, are fragmented,…

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Indigenous Solidarity in Latin America

June 13, 2009

It is beautiful to see solidarity happen. Indigenous peoples throughout Latin America most of who have experienced similar exploitative endeavors by their national governments are supportive of the indigenous peoples’…

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The Power of Popular Initiatives

November 23, 2008

Recession of the world economy, financial crisis and more bleak news are on everybody’s mind these days. There is a widespread feeling that important decisions and answers are completely out…

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Stealth Candidates rooted in Anti-Indian Movement

October 17, 2008

Where did the anti-democracy, anti-government, bigoted, theocratic candidate for Vice President come from? Commentators have been assuming Palin arose through the conventional political system, earning the right to serve the…

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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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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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