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Process of Deception

March 21, 2015

Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe scholar Lynn Gehl discusses the history of treaty-making and the unmaking of Indians in Canada.

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Our Sacred Obligation

March 17, 2015

Our Sacred Obligation, a documentary by Lummi filmmaker Freddy lane, tells the story of the 2014 totem pole journey, and Lummi Nation’s efforts to unite communities in opposing fossil fuel…

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The One Degree Cover-up

March 13, 2015

The Wrong Kind of Green Daily makes its March 12 debut headlining The 2 Degree Death Dance – The 1 Degree Cover-up.

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Avaaz: Imperial Collaborator

March 12, 2015

Middle East Monitor reports on Avaaz, “the imperialist collaborator” that “has contributed to rendering Palestinians subservient to Israel’s colonial demands”. As noted at Mint Press News, “Recent history indicates that…

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Social Capitalists

March 11, 2015

350, a fossil-fueled front group promoting privatization, is as harmful to democracy as industry front groups promoting coal, oil and gas export. Money-laundering through foundations enables oil tycoons to set…

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Extraordinary Demographic Growth

March 9, 2015

Since the founding of the UN in 1945, the world’s population has tripled, with 28 mega-cities (over 10 million). Urban populations in this time period went from 30% to 54%…

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Economic Warfare

March 8, 2015

As reported at CounterPunch, Dollar Imperialism is due to the fact that the U.S. Federal Reserve (the world’s de facto central bank) has veto authority at the International Monetary Fund….

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Warring & Covenant Nations

March 7, 2015

More than thirty years ago I wrote an article entitled: Fourth World Wars, A New International Political Order. In that piece I described more than 128 “cold,” “warm” and “hot”…

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Sovereignty and Treaty Protection

March 4, 2015

For indigenous peoples, protecting themselves from attack has to be done simultaneous with developing self-determination infrastructure. One area they must pay attention to is the role of religious bigotry and…

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How a State Becomes a Nation-State

February 20, 2015

In Fourth Word Theory we make distinctions between nations, states, and nation-states, in contradistinction to mainstream international relations theory. IRT takes as a given that all three terms are interchangeable…

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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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