The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is preparing to appoint a new UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism in its new term. The Center for World Indigenous Studies, along with numerous other organizations and leaders has endorsed Ms. Victoria Lucia Tauli-Corpuz from the Philippines to fill that post. Vicky, as many know… more
- Oct 7, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Oct 1, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
After more than six thousand years of row crop agriculture virtually all foods in the grocery store have been so altered they are “almost without nutritional substance–so Allison Stevens asserts in her online article: Nutritional Value of Wild Foods verses Cultivated Foods. Human cultivation produces “hybridized” plants and animals; and such interaction between people and… more
- Sep 28, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The governments of Russia, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan urged in a September 12, 2011 letter to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he distribute to the 66th Session of the General Assembly an “International Code of Conduct for Information Security” to regulate and restrict uses of the Internet. While the proposal specifically warns… more
- Sep 23, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met three days ago to engage in an “interactive dialogue” with James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Vital Bambanze, Chairperson of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to consider how “language and culture” influence protection of the identity of indigenous… more
- Sep 21, 2011 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Palestine is already “operating above the threshold of a functioning state in key areas,” announced the German government in May of 2011. It is a critical test of honor for states’ governments to approve elevating the Palestinian Authority to the position of an “observer state” at the United Nations. The UN General Assembly is obliged… more