Watching the Witness video on Real News recently, I was struck by the images of Fourth World people suffering brutal repression by Third World militaries. As stateless nations attempting to maintain their aboriginal way of life, these indigenous peoples worldwide suffer not only police and military brutality, but also the indignity of being maligned as misfits by corporate media. As First, Second and Third World states intensify their longstanding mission to rape the resources of the Fourth World, escaping the corporate narrative is the only means by which we can make sense of things. Producing and supporting independent news is thus a matter of life and death.
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.access here