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Corporate Socialism and the Rape of Nature

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In the early 1970s corporations throughout the world and particularly those based in the United States began to stretch their wings trying out their relatively new identity as “persons” under the law. This came after years of recovering from strong government controls. John D. Rockefeller’s oil monopoly of the late 1880s was quashed by a [&hellip... more →

Indigenous Identity

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As an American, I think indigenous identity is something diasporaed Europeans are still getting a handle on, and it seems to help to communicate with our still-rooted relations on the peninsula and islands even if we haven’t managed to travel there in person. Having had the good fortune to do so, though, I find it [&hellip... more →

Autonomy, Self-government vs. Power and Wealth

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Fourth World nations throughout the world, after more than fifty years of struggle against forces of power and money, push now for autonomy and the power to govern themselves and their territories. Some nations such as the Naga in Northeastern India, Karen in eastern Burma, Papuans claimed by Indonesia, Chechens claimed by Russia, nations in [&hellip... more →

Convergent Responders

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In this article, CWIS associate scholar Janaka Jayawickrama (of the Trauma Risk Reduction Programme Disaster and Development Centre at Northumbria University) wrote about his experience organizing relief in the wake of the Sri Lanka Tsunami. He also participated in producing a remarkable Rapid Assessment Report organized by a group of young indigenous volunteers that was [&hellip... more →

Foreign Occupation not Religious Hate

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Robert A. Pape, the University of Chicago professor of Political Science gets it. US, British, Australian, Chinese, Russian and Israeli leaders should pay close attention to his words: “…suicide terrorism is mainly a response to foreign occupation rather than the product of Islamic fundamentalism…” Pape’s insightful, well documented and thorough analysis of what he calls [&hellip... more →

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