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Artby – Rudolph Ryser

A World Apart

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Leslie Marmon Silko and Ray A. Young Bear, both of whom pleasantly informed my appreciation of storytelling, seem almost like a different world from the dark, poetic weavings of Louise Erdrich. But all three authors impart a distinct, enriching view of American reality created out of the conflicting mixture of blood and origin stories that [&hellip... more →

The GWOT, the Joker and the Dominos of 2007

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Guest Contributor: Marc Sills Incessant high-intensity violence in Iraq and Afghanistan dominates media coverage and public awareness of warfare today.  Behind both conflict theaters, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) appears to be the common denominator (at least according to the Bush Administration) – even though the average conscious person is probably confused about exactly [&hellip... more →

Forced Dependency and the “Development” Fiction

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The United Nations General Assembly launched the First UN Development Decade in December 1961.  In those heady days sixteen years after the end of World War II popular opinion in the world was being encouraged to believe that economic development, economic growth and progress would combine to give the world paradise. Placed on a global [&hellip... more →

NAFTA destroys self-reliant economies–promotes mass migration

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Mexico is a state where two distinct economies operate side-by-side: The corporate economy of development and capitalism, and the self-reliant economy of stable of subsistence communities. Since the formal declaration of the Mexican state by the Hispanic elite, advocates of the corporate economy have relied on slave labor and cheap labor and taking the “free” [&hellip... more →

The Changing Weather Alert!

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There is a saying that when a country like Mexico, United States, Nigeria or Indonesia “sneezes,” indigenous people get the “flu.” While this is really just a variation on the actual saying, I think you will get the point. Indigenous communities the world over live in environments where there is a fine balance between prosperity [&hellip... more →

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