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  • Healing the Earth

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    Raping the earth, like raping women, is an act of violence. Violent acts, in consumer society, are often mechanical reactions to other acts of violence; brutality begets brutality. Breaking the chain of violence in consumer society means curbing demand, and curbing demand requires exercising restraint–learning to do without the commodities that require violence to obtain.… more

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  • Escaping the Corporate Narrative

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    Watching the Witness video on Real News recently, I was struck by the images of Fourth World people suffering brutal repression by Third World militaries. As stateless nations attempting to maintain their aboriginal way of life, these indigenous peoples worldwide suffer not only police and military brutality, but also the indignity of being maligned as… more

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  • The Practice of Ethnic Cleansing

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    Genocide against tribal peoples involves more than just rape and murder. The practice of ethnic cleansing, for instance, entails forced removal of aboriginal nations from the lands and resources that give them their sustenance and identity. Once removed from their lands and resources, it becomes impossible to continue their indigenous way of life, thus rendering… more

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  • Melting-Pot Theory

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    One hears progressives promoting the melting-pot theory of social organization even today, long after that theory has been shown to undermine cultural diversity. The human dignity at the root of multiculturalism requires a respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of each unique people; while white supremacy denies different peoples equal rights as citizens, the melting-pot… more

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  • Assumption of Sanctity

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    When indigenous peoples organize to protect their rights, they are characterized by mainstream media as rebels, secessionists or guerrillas. When the settlers organize to protect their privileges, they are characterized as the opposition. The sanctity of the state — whether strategically promoted as part of a government’s psychological warfare, or merely assumed by thoughtless journalists… more

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