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  • Salting the Mine

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    I was thinking about a story I recently read documenting how missionaries in Thailand prey on the prostitution that results from the cultural destruction they contribute to, when I came across an article about weaponizing culture by following the links in this post by Melissa Farley. As the article points out, using American universities as… more

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  • BINGO Games

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    BINGO neocolonialism is undermining activism while destroying forests. According to indigenous NGOs in Papua New Guinea, big international NGOs involved in the conservation real estate industry work hand in hand with other transnational corporations and Third World dictators to thwart indigenous conservation efforts. Friends of Peoples Close to Nature says it’s all part of the… more

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  • Let the Games Go On – perfection

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    There are usually three ways people think about the Olympic Games no matter which state government hosts: Power Politics, Athletics and Corporate Greed. Athletics is the purest of these with a motive uplifting to humanity. The vast majority of athletes engaged in Olympic contests have worked to achieve excellence…the kind of excellence one imagines achievable… more

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  • Original Peoples

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    The Indigenous Movement is a term used to describe original peoples whose culture is still extant, that continue to perceive themselves as a distinct nation or tribe in opposition to the dominant structures and narratives of state-centric and market-oriented systems of social organization. One characteristic these ancient political entities share are systems of governance, cosmology,… more

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