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  • To Poison the Womb of Time

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    I was reading Harper’s account of how General Electric, Hewlett Packard, and other traitorous warmongering corporations emptied the US treasure chest back in 2004, and was reminded of comments by Mia Couto in his book Sleepwalking Land about the bandit government of Mozambique ten years after their war of independence from Portugal. Reminiscent of the… more

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  • Seeds of Sociality

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    With the Katrina crisis and the Sarajevo siege representing the new model of official engagement, we can justifiably expect a future of convergent responders managing mayhem. This is not all bad. While the betrayal of trust by modern state institutions is admittedly a moral outrage, the self-organizing that is taking place across the globe (to… more

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  • Working Outside the System

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    Intellectual property in the state-centric, market-oriented society is a commodity used to exploit the resources of others. Intellectual property in a tribal society is a collective repository used to protect communal resources from exploitation by others. Theft of tribal intellectual property by others for state and market purposes diminishes the protective values of this property… more

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  • Choosing Life Over Money

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    It is very simple. Good air, water, food. These are some of the most essential and basic principles of the quality of life. They are harder and harder to find for people around the world, rich and poor. What is offered in food stores in industrialized countries more and more often is only junk at… more

  • An Illustrative Example

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    An illustrative example of indigenous cultural resources squaring off against commercial exploitation is the Panther Spring of Mt. Shasta, sacred to the Winnemum Wintu tribe. In blatant disregard of this indigenous property right, bottling companies like Nestle have been draining the pure aquifer to sell water in plastic to yuppies. Fortunately for all of us,… more

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