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Indigenous Communities Fight Extinction with Spears in Ecuador

Indigenous Communities Fight Extinction with Spears in Ecuador

August 1, 2006

QUITO, Jul 13 (IPS) – Under persistent harassment by oil, logging and tourist operations, Ecuador’s indigenous Tagaeri and Taromenani peoples, who shun all outside contact, have been launched into the…

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Indigenous President Chalks Up Impressive Early Results

July 31, 2006

LA PAZ, The “democratic and cultural revolution” launched by Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, when he took office in late January hit its six-month mark with impressive economic and…

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

July 28, 2006

Indigenous Organizations and Peoples Denounce how Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua Violate their Collective Property Rights to the Lands and Natural Resources in a Hearing Before the Inter-American Commission…

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EMERGING GENOCIDE IN NIGERIA

EMERGING GENOCIDE IN NIGERIA

June 29, 2006

Urgent intervention must be initiated now to prevent massive, government sanctioned killings.

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SHELL to resume oil activities in Ogoniland

June 14, 2006

Read this press release by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) reaffirming Ogoni people’s position towards Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) which is planning to resume…

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The Pascua Lama gold-mining project

June 12, 2006

The Pascua Lama gold-mining project in northern Chile threatens one of the richest farming valleys in the region of Coquimbo, which is also the area in the country most heavily…

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UNPO: Request to Special Committee on Decolonization on West Papua

UNPO: Request to Special Committee on Decolonization on West Papua

May 12, 2006

The Hague, 18 April 2006 – In collaboration with Australia West Papua Association and national coalition, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership, West Papua Project, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and several…

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Biafran Declaration

Biafran Declaration

May 10, 2006

Biafra, the reemerging nation of Igbo people and their allies seek to reclaim their political right to freely choose their own political future through nonviolent political transformation. CWIS has informed…

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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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