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  • World of Denial

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    What is it about Spring that makes one ponder nuclear waste? Perhaps the warming weather and thoughts of sunny beaches on the Oregon Coast or the Irish Sea. Since 2005, when Juli Kearns published her exquisite essay Growing Up in the Shadow of Mt. Fuji, the illustrious editor of Idyll Opus Press and I have… more

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  • Stopping Progress

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    I once read about an Amazon tribe that first encountered men in orange vests tying ribbons on trees and pounding stakes in the ground. The next thing they knew, bulldozers came and destroyed their village and forest-based livelihood. A few years later, after retreating further into the forest, the tribe saw men in orange vests… more

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  • Trail of Tears 170 Years

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    The ethnic cleansing of the Cherokee by the US government, made use of the orderly practice established by its parent empire England in its first colony of Northern Ireland. Ironically, this custom of legalizing state-sponsored atrocity with the appearance of fair, albeit asymmetrical exchange, is what now gives the indigenous of former English colonies legal… more

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  • Anti-Indigenous Development

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    Reminiscent of the twentieth century displacement and subsequent impoverishment of Columbia River tribes by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the indigenous people of the Amazon River now face extinction of their way of life at the hands of the Brazilian National Electric Company. Real News TV reports from Altamira. more

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  • Rationalizing Religious Racism

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    In this article, the authors, an American Indian and a New Zealand Maori, use a comparative law methodology to trace and compare the legal and historical application of the Doctrine of Discovery in both countries. The evidence uncovered helps to explain the current state of United States Indian law and New Zealand law relating to… more

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