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Artby – Rudolph Ryser

FW Political Identity & Equality

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In two articles I wrote for Indian Country Today (read HERE and HERE) I argue for the formal recognition of new political identities for the world’s indigenous nations–a political status that places these nations at a level of political equality with states, kingdoms and other internationally recognized polities. I argue for a mutually determined intergovernmental [&hellip... more →

ISIL Targets FW Nations – Syria/Iraq

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Mass media reporting the massacre of unknown numbers of Yazidi men, women and children by the military forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant organization (ISIL) broke through the haze of war in Syria and Iraq. As if nudged by a bar room bully in a local tavern the United States and her [&hellip... more →

Kurds, Dulaim and US Airpower

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We are witnessing the breakup of Iraq and the emergence of Kurdistan in northern Iraq (and in Turkey, and Syria) and possibly autonomous Dulaim with their 5 million people in western Iraq’s Anbar province.  The United States and other European capitals as well as Arab states readily see that the Kurdish Peshmerga are (when well [&hellip... more →

Fourth World Center Stage

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If you have been reading the news online, viewing on the television or listening on the radio you may notice that Fourth World nations are at the center of major events around the world. These events involve the stability, continuity or integrity of international states and the state system. Russia’s expansionist initiatives feature Fourth World [&hellip... more →

Open Letter to Haudenosaunee

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{This note was originally written to Kenneth Deer, a noted spokesman for  Haudenosaunee in international affairs. I have decided to share its content more widely today in English and Spanish} After more than forty years of “preliminaries” culminating in the state’s governments endorsing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples it would appear [&hellip... more →

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