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  • What the Land Teaches


    The emerging field of conflict transformation attempts to move beyond technical approaches to conflict management that are over-ultilized in formal academia and international relations.   Rather than coercive peace agreements, compromises, and arbitrary border formations based on a “win-lose” ideology, conflict transformation invokes creativity and patience so as to arrive at a “win-win” outcome that may… more

  • Indigenous Campesino Movements


    In a recent YES! Magazine article entitled Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local, Mike Wold highlights the devastating effects that NAFTA has had on indigenous campesinos (farmers) in Mexico and the creative agricultural and entrepreneurial responses they are choosing to assert.  By deconstructing the dichotomy between Free and Fair Trade, the article… more

  • Inter-species CO-OPeration


    The Great Laws of Nature, a video posted via Intercontinental Cry, highlights the positive, systemic effects that the revitalization of local, indigenous agriculture has had on the Muskoday First Nation.  In addition to asserting the benefits of healthier soils, plants, and people, the video demonstrates the cooperative relationship between humans and other species that is… more

  • Concerned Citizens X South Sudan


    The following press release comes from a colleague in Juba, South Sudan.  It serves as an example of what indigenous people in South Sudan are doing in order to reorganize and redefine themselves as an autonomous nation: Concerned Citizens Say: Wear White for Peace on CPA Day JUBA   5th January 2012 South Sudan welcomed its… more

  • Living Autonomy


    Sifting through the multitude of journals, articles, and blogs that emphasize the entanglement of challenges humans find themselves in with regards to the globalized food system can feel daunting:  a myriad of verbal iterations attempting to name and define that which feels broken, corrupt, and unjust.  Amidst this determined polylogue, one occasionally comes across a… more