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  • State Impunity

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    “Impunity” is one of those words increasingly heard throughout the Americas and the world generally. Governments, Organized Crime, Corporations, The Church have increasingly become the beneficiaries of impunity–commission of violence, intimidation, stealing, and other acts normally considered “crimes” are made free from punishment, unpunished. The word is derived from the Latin impunitatem meaning “freedom from… more

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  • Indian Reservations

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    If you asked most Americans how many Indian reservations there are in the US, it wouldn’t surprise me that many might correctly guess several hundred. But if you asked those same people how many reservations there are in India, I suspect you’d get a blank stare. The term “reservation” as applied to politics in India,… more

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  • From Gaza With Love

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    A year ago July, Le Monde diplomatique published a one-week excerpt from the weblog of Palestinian Red Crescent physician Mona El-Farra. Last week, after a speaking tour that took Dr. El-Farra across Europe and the United States, the People’s Weekly World covered her presentation in Chicago. As a middle-age mother and spokeswoman for a generation… more

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  • English Speaking Symposium Rejects Peoples’ Rights

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    Why would any civilized, United Nations supporting, Human Rights advocating country refuse to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? Why have the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Columbia joined the ranks of Surinam, Guyana, the Russian Federation and several African states led by the relatively new… more

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  • A Lasting Peace

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    When Bernadette Devlin — MP for Mid Ulster, Northern Ireland — crossed the floor of the Westminster Parliament in 1972 to slap the British Secretary of State’s face for saying the British Army fired in self-defense at the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry, she probably would have found it difficult to imagine Sinn Fein’s Martin… more

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