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  • Extraordinary Demographic Growth

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    Since the founding of the UN in 1945, the world’s population has tripled, with 28 mega-cities (over 10 million). Urban populations in this time period went from 30% to 54% of global humanity. Refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons now top 50 million. It is expected the world’s population will grow from 7 billion… more

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  • Economic Warfare

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    As reported at CounterPunch, Dollar Imperialism is due to the fact that the U.S. Federal Reserve (the world’s de facto central bank) has veto authority at the International Monetary Fund. Reserve currency policy — which amounts to economic warfare — complements U.S. military hegemony. As Michele Brand and Remy Herrera note, currency instability and market… more

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  • Sovereignty and Treaty Protection

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    For indigenous peoples, protecting themselves from attack has to be done simultaneous with developing self-determination infrastructure. One area they must pay attention to is the role of religious bigotry and organized racism, especially in mainstream media and NGOs devoted to terminating indigenous nations. A microcosm of this indigenous challenge can be found in the Wall… more

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  • How a State Becomes a Nation-State

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    In Fourth Word Theory we make distinctions between nations, states, and nation-states, in contradistinction to mainstream international relations theory. IRT takes as a given that all three terms are interchangeable and mean the same thing. FWT, on the other hand, recognizes the historical existence of nations indigenous to place whose political existence through colonial processes… more

  • UNDRIP Protocol?

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    Last year the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) authorized a study into the possibility of the UN drafting an ‘Optional Protocol” that could be adopted by states’ government members as a method for monitoring implementation of the UNDRIP; and to provide for a mechanism to receive claims by indigenous peoples against states governments… more