Beautiful Children

Fourth World Eye Blog

Artby – Rudolph Ryser

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 →

Kurds, Kurdistan and the US Dilemma

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When Kurds use violence to pursue an independent Kurdistan from Turkey, the American government calls those fighters “terrorists.” When Kurds use violence in the name of an independent Kurdistan against Iran, the American government does not label those fighters “terrorists.”  When Kurds use their Peshmerga fighters to fight insurgents in Iraq, the American government calls [&hellip... more →

Shoshone’s Territory Occupied

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The United States government is attempting to “put in the fix” on an Indian nation once again. A little more than fifty years ago Senator Henry M. Jackson (D. Washington) promoted the establishment of the Indian Claims Commission to resolve territorial claims by Indian nations that arise from “US government land takings.”  This was a [&hellip... more →

Tamil Community Trauma–Violence without End

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Dr. Leslie Korn of the Center for Traditional Medicine (an agency of the Center for World Indigenous Studies) began a three-year study of Community Trauma in a western Mexico comunidad in 1996. This ground-breaking study concluded that there are serious chronic health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, obesity, mental health problems, alcoholism, drug addictions and drug [&hellip... more →

Genocide: Another Inconvenient Truth

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The killing of a people in whole or in part through mass murder, starvation or displacement constitutes the main features of the internationally recognized crime of genocide. The 1985 United Nations Report on Genocide notes: “The right of a person or people not to be killed or avoidably left to die depends upon the reciprocal [&hellip... more →

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