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Pacifying Resistance

December 13, 2016

In Celebrity Fetish As A Tool Of Empire, the blatant paternalism of NGOs that exploit indigenous peoples is examined within the framework of pacifying indigenous resistance.

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The Beautiful People

December 12, 2016

Like his accomplice Naomi Klein, Tom Goldtooth was once a principled and articulate spokesman in opposition to Wall Street, until he was seduced by the dark money flowing from the…

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The Goldman Rule

December 11, 2016

In case there was any doubt, power in the modern world is contingent upon control of oil. It was that way when Nazi Germany invaded North Africa, and when the…

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Apartheid Approval

December 10, 2016

The U.S. Senate vote to suppress campus criticism of Israel passed unanimously on December 1. Responding to pro-Zionist organizations like AIPAC and ADL, the Senate attack on free speech seeks…

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A Clear Agenda

December 9, 2016

As Cory Morningstar and Forrest Palmer report, the corporations that fund the non-profit industrial complex through tax-exempt foundations have a clear agenda, even though that agenda is obscured by the…

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Dripping Lightning

December 7, 2016

In Finnmark–located above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway on the Barents Sea–reindeer-herding is the core of Sami identity and culture. Challenges to the continuity of this 3,000-year-old culture include…

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Privatizing Reservations

December 5, 2016

Oil industry members of the Native American Affairs Coalition advising President Trump proposes making Indian Reservations private property. As noted at Reuter’s, “The plan dovetails with Trump’s larger aim of…

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Coming Home

November 30, 2016

Rupa Marya, MD and professor of medicine at UCSF, says veterans who served in the oil wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are supporting the Lakota at Standing Rock, and are…

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Trumplicans and Kleptocracy: The new Challenge

November 26, 2016

Kleptocracy is defined as a form of government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed. Frequently kleptocracies are ruled by corporate business leaders…

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Pentecostals Not Welcome

November 26, 2016

Indigenous leaders in northern Colombia expelled a group of evangelical Christians from their community recently, saying the missionaries were contributing to the “physical, cultural and spiritual extermination of our ethnic…

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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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