Lloyd Zimmerman for Port Commissioner: Most Important issue over 4 years? Stewardship and restoration of Bellingham Bay. Mitigating the negative impacts of Bakken Oil Trains and Coal Trains. They are monopolizing the railroad right of ways and risking everything for profits over the people of the Salish Sea. Point Elliott Treaty Violations by corporate interests… more
- Jul 28, 2015 by Jay Taber
- Jul 21, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Max Blumenthal writes in his column “The Next Gaza War” that more than 500,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain displaced by Israel’s relentless bombing in 2008 when more than 2,000 Palestinians were killed–more than 500 of whom were children and nearly 300 were women. Israel has essentially created a gigantic prison isolating more than… more
- Jul 14, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The Russian Federation along with Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ukraine abstained from voting for or against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. Shortly after the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples releasing its Outcome Statement declaring an action plan to implement the UNDRIP, the Russian government issued… more
- Jul 12, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The CWIS FW Refugees project continues to monitor changes in the number of forced Fourth World refugees resulting from wars, climate change, and corporate land confiscation. As a result of major, minor and local wars and conflicts in 32 countries more than 35 million Fourth World people have been forcibly relocated or forced by circumstances… more
- Jun 3, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The third largest criminal activity in the world is human trafficking or bluntly, modern slavery.Twenty-two million to Thirty-eight million people in the world are victims of slavery–involuntary servitude. The Indian and Pakistan are two states where literally more than a million people in each country are victims. Russia, Angola, and the Congo are among other… more