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Category: Political

Fire Under the Snow in the Bay Area

September 8, 2008

Jim Browne shared this notice that I think is worthy of everyone’s attention. Dear Friends, The film I produced, FIRE UNDER THE SNOW, will have its Bay Area premiere as part…

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Let the Games Go On – perfection

August 8, 2008

There are usually three ways people think about the Olympic Games no matter which state government hosts: Power Politics, Athletics and Corporate Greed. Athletics is the purest of these with…

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Feeding the World

May 18, 2008

“We are jumping from the frying pan into the fire. We need to educate our governments,“ said Usha, an activist from India currently campaigning in Germany where the 9th meeting…

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Refugees’ Rights

April 14, 2008

It is a quiet war. In the face of brutality against peoples in numerous countries around the world European governments are banging their doors. People seeking asylum are made to…

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Power of Clear Thought

March 22, 2008

The fight for survival demands such an incredible amount of time and energy that fewer and fewer people have enough strength left for problem solving, let alone creative endeavours. Instability…

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Creative Funding

March 3, 2008

The art of financing is a highly complex product of human creativity. Undoubtedly those of us who are masters of this art can be extremely influential. Especially so in the…

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Addressing Balance in Bolivia

December 16, 2007

The battle between the “haves” and the “havenots” has been joined as Bolivia begins to consider fundamental changes in that country’s constitution. Originally designed to disenfranchise the majority indigenous populations…

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The stellar role of little bear

December 1, 2007

To many cultures Little Bear (Latin: Ursa Minor) was the Hole in which the earth’s axle found its bearing, the constellation most commonly associated with Polaris, the North Star. Most…

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Political Illiteracy

November 24, 2007

In his December 1990 report Right Woos Left, Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates examined neo-fascist overtures to antiwar activists, and the need to confront rightist ideologies and bigotry by…

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Voiceless Participation

November 3, 2007

Who wants to be a dead end hero? Here the following instruction of soldiers who successfully deserted the US army: There is an early way out. Don’t hang your head….

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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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