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WCIP Outcome Summarized

September 25, 2014

After four years planning and much commotion surrounding the process, the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is now a page in history. It has been hailed as everything from insulting…

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Clean Energy: New Age Ghost Dance

September 25, 2014

BDS against Israel, and formerly against South Africa, used the three-part formula of Boycott Divestment Sanction. Divestment, as used by 350, omits boycott and sanction, and limits divestment to meaningless,…

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Divest-Invest Shell Game

September 23, 2014

One of the recurring scenes in the iconic comic strip Charlie Brown is the one where his sister Lucy holds the ball for Charlie to kick, promising not to move…

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Rockefellers Divest from Fossil Fuels

September 22, 2014

On the heels of yesterday’s historic climate march (which according to some estimates drew nearly 400,000 people), today the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced its new fossil fuel divestment campaign. Divestment…

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UN Adopts WCIP Outcome

September 22, 2014

With the Holy See and Canada opting out of Article 13 and Article 3 (respectively) the UN High Level Plenary Session of the General Assembly today adopted the World Conference…

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White Supremacy Wedge Issue

September 22, 2014

In No Justice on the Plate, Chuck Tanner examines the water quality battle between Washington tribes and big business, including the fear mongering by the usual suspects from the Far…

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WCIP Outcome UN A/69.L.1

WCIP Outcome UN A/69.L.1

September 22, 2014

The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A69.L.1 – High Level Plenary Session – World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Outcome Document on 22 September 2010. Dubbed an “Action Oriented” document,…

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Fellow Travelers

September 20, 2014

Garikai Chengu explains Islamic terrorism as a product of U.S. policy, funding and intervention on behalf of Israel, Wall Street and the military elite.

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Nations’ Independence – Taxation

September 19, 2014

Commentators and essayists throughout generations have often made the observation that( (I paraphrase here): States’ governments do not give up their power easily and the power they are least willing…

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WCIP Agenda Announced

September 18, 2014

Haudenosaunee Sachems, the Sami President, President of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, representatives of each of the seven regions of Indigenous Regional Caucuses will stand a opening conference…

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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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