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Fourth World Eye

  • A Nihilistic Tradition

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    In Prostitution, Trafficking, and Cultural Amnesia, Melissa Farley observes that, “In order to normalize prostitution in everybody’s culture, postmodern theory helps to keep the real harms of prostitution, pornography and trafficking invisible.” She also notes the racialized hierarchy of the industry: Within the gendered institution of prostitution, race and class create a familiar hierarchy with… more

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  • Maintaining Inequality

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    In Learning from South Africa, Palestinian activist Haidar Eid and South African activist Savera Kalideen claim that on all counts Zionism is worse than Apartheid. Able to avoid UN Security Council censure thanks to the US veto, Israel’s dispossession of its indigenous people finds protection in the only institutional bodies capable of forcing observation of… more

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  • Community Mental Health

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    In the initial issue of the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Bulletin, scholars from around the world look at international mental health in all its dimensions. From Kabul, Naysan Adlparvar discusses nuances of power in poverty assessment for developing an Afghan national policy, while Yuyun Wahyuningrum — in her examination of the portrayal of human… more

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  • Armageddon in our Time

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    Violent, right-wing pentecostals have a horrific track record in the Fourth World, enabling genocide by undermining traditional indigenous beliefs and practices. Now, this religious-based violence is poised to make a comeback in the United States via Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Listen to Chip Berlet and learn just what Palin’s Apocalypse is all about. Palin’s… more

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  • Multimedia Communication

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    Photosynthesis Studio in San Francisco has donated a folder in its digital online portfolio to help me convert some of my written commentary on democracy, human rights and the world indigenous movement into audio/visual formats. I’d appreciate feedback on this from interested readers. Here’s my debut performance. more

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