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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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Scottish Independence more than Economics

September 18, 2014

The New York Times published this article today, in which the author Neil Erwin characterizes Scotland’s bid for independence as a problem created by Britain’s elites. Britain’s current conservative government,…

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Climate is Right

September 18, 2014

In the early 1970s the publics in virtually every country in the world began demanding that their governments act to protect and preserve the environment: Land, water, sea, soils, natural…

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Rapture in Blue

September 18, 2014

Witnessing the radical blue rants, escalating in anticipation of this weekend’s revival in Manhattan, one is reminded of charismatic church gatherings that in 1999 preceded the millenium celebrations. Lots of…

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Never Land: The Chimera of Clean Energy

September 18, 2014

The Climateers demand to end fossil fuels is so nonsensical, no one but progressives would suggest it. This gets into the Never Land fantasies, so pervasive in this milieu. Our…

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350: Agent Saboteur

September 18, 2014

As reported at Wrong Kind of Green, 350 in 2010 tried to sabotage the People’s Agreement in Cochabamba, Bolivia–the first and only climate conference led by indigenous peoples. While 350…

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Scottish Independence On Democracy Now!

September 17, 2014

Amy Goodman from the popular news program Democracy Now! today covered the topic of Scotland’s impending independence, slated for tomorrow. In the segment she interviews British historian Sam Wetherell and…

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Sovereign Scotland and More

September 17, 2014

Scotland’s draft constitution begins with the words: “In Scotland, the people are sovereign.” The most basic decision a people can make is to exercise that sovereignty to govern themselves. On…

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Politics? Self-Government

September 17, 2014

CWIS drafted the Joint Statement of Constitutional and Customary Indigenous Governments that received the endorsement of eleven Fourth World governments in Africa, South and North America and Southeast Asia. The…

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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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