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Exporting Violence

May 30, 2012

When the US abandoned any pretense at pursuing democratic values, opting instead for an economy based solely on exporting violence and fraud, the window of opportunity for democratic reform in…

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AFRICOM v Africa

May 27, 2012

For indigenous peoples in Africa, maintaining traditional culture is a constant battle. Having survived European colonialism and its successor dictatorships, tribal societies and Fourth World nations on the African continent…

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Leyla Zana

May 25, 2012

Kurdish MP Leyla Zana has again been sentenced to prison by the Government of Turkey for speaking on behalf of the imprisoned Kurdish leader, Abdullah Ocalan.

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Unity in Diversity

May 23, 2012

As UN member states and agencies escalate repression of liberation movements worldwide, more of us will be confronted with a choice of how to participate in the human rights struggle….

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Gendarmerie Royale

May 22, 2012

Back in January when Canadian Prime Minister Harper and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver demonized environmentalists and First Nations opposed to government plans to violate the Canadian constitution and international…

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Hank Adams Reader

May 21, 2012

Perhaps it’s a holdover from 1950s TV Westerns where Indians were savages that had to be killed in order for the settlers to turn the wilderness into a garden. Then…

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The Time That Has Come

May 19, 2012

When the Zapatista uprising appeared in world media in January 1994, it wasn’t out of the blue; Mayan communities had been holding assemblies to discuss the ramifications of armed defense…

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Deforestation & Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

May 18, 2012

SBSTA Session Bonn, Germany – Indigenous Peoples’ concerns on Deforestation The International Indigenous Peoples’ forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) is meeting in Bonn, Germany during the current intergovernmental session where…

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Legitimizing Theft

May 18, 2012

The Global Indigenous Youth Caucus, presenting at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recently, made a case against the UN World Intellectual Property Organization as a monopolistic manifestation of…

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International Intervention

May 17, 2012

Karla E. General examines the conflict between the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and US law. In the wake of the Ninth Circuit decision that desecration of…

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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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