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Monoplists, Public Policy and Indigenous Rights

December 14, 2009

The World Trade Organization is essentially the world’s “chamber of commerce” sanctioned by states’ governments to regulate public policy. It is now quite commonly accepted in the assemblies of government…

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Conversations with the Earth

December 13, 2009

Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change, an indigenous-led multimedia campaign, is now exhibiting in Copenhagen.

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ARGENTINA: Solar Villages Light Up the Andes

December 13, 2009

The residents of the Puna, the dry Andean highlands in northern Argentina, are cut off from everything – except the sun. Living on arid land thousands of metres above sea…

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Obama and Bush

December 12, 2009

As Pepe Escobar elaborates on The Real News Network, Obama is a liar. America is in Central Asia for the oil and gas companies and military contractors and nothing else….

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Bringing the Rainforest to Copenhagen

December 12, 2009

COPENHAGEN, Dec 12 – As delegates deliberate over the extent carbon emissions will be curbed in the closing days of the U.N. summit here, the environmental ramifications of that agreement…

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Managing Chaos

December 11, 2009

As we watch UN member states flail around trying to deal with climate change and globalization, it is perhaps worth revisiting a paper by my colleague Phil Williams from June…

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Abolishing Free Trade

December 10, 2009

Guatemalan indigenous peasants equate free trade with persecution and poverty. They are hoping climate change discussions between indigenous and industrial societies in the US, EU, and UN will lead to…

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North-South Climate Debate and IPs

December 9, 2009

Thirty years ago the United Nations was at the center of what was called the “North-South Debate.” The so-called poor countries and rich countries wrestled over demands by poor countries…

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In the Native Way

December 8, 2009

Watching Indigenous Environmental Network director Tom Goldtooth sing a cleansing ceremony song to the UN delegates in Copenhagen today reminded me of an article Tom wrote in 2001 about the…

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Best They Could Do

December 8, 2009

Cobell Settlement The thirteen year lawsuit by Native American plaintiffs against the U.S. Department of Interior has reached a negotiated settlement. The misappropriated royalties from the plaintiffs’ 56 million acres,…

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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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