Beautiful Children

Fourth World Eye

Artby - Rudolph Ryser

  • Nations are Governing Authorities, Not NGOs


    On 13 September 2007 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Like other UN declarations adopted in the past, the UNDRIP elevated an obscure…no invisible…matter of domestic concern to the level of international concern. In the forty years it took to achieve the UNDRIP the… more

  • Their Job is to Say No!


    Political leaders who commit human rights violations, commit torture or genocide do not admit to committing a crime–they blame their actions on the public they supposedly represent. Ghastly, inhuman acts committed are always justified by the acts of the other or someone else…never the person committing the act. And so it was when American military… more

  • Fourth World in 2009


    At this point in the Christian calendar one is supposed to make sage observations about what is likely to occur in the twelve months ahead.  This is, of course, the usual practice.  I thought about this practice and then began to consider what ought to happen in the next twelve months…as a result of actions… more

  • Obama Government and Africa’s Wars


    Change is in the air all over the world.  The Dalai Lama is going into semi-retirement leaving the political future of Tibet in the hands of 73 year-old Primer Minister Samdhong Rinpoche; creating a new opening for the Peoples’ Republic of China to negotiate political autonomy for Tibet. French government President Sarkosy has taken the… more

  • Poznan: Arrested Decision–on to Copenhagen


    Indigenous representatives delegated to observe the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland met in morning sessions of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change every day for two weeks. Drawing on very limited financial resources delegates traveled from Africa, Asia, South America, North America, the Pacific Region and Europe. Some… more