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The Big Battle

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Lummi Nation of Northwest Washington state is leading the fight by Coast Salish First Nations in Washington and British Columbia against the fossil fuel industry’s plan to turn their waters into a fossil fuel gateway. In Treaty Rights and Totem Poles, Amber Cortes reports on the unified front of tribes and allies against Big Coal [&hellip... more →

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Blind Eye to Genocide

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Genocide against the Indigenous Ache people by U.S. ally, Alfredo Stroessner, President of Paraguay (1954-1989), will be tried before an Argentinian federal court. Well-documented reports of mass murder, rape, enslavement and concentration camps were ignored by US, British and other governments... more →

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Time to Abolish NATO

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Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire discusses why it is time to abolish NATO and dismantle the military-industrial complex that is eroding freedom worldwide. As war crimes by the U.S./UK/NATO axis expand into civil conflicts that could be handled diplomatically, says Maguire, militarism becomes an impediment to human rights and democracy. Militarizing our societies, she notes, [&hellip... more →

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Netwar in the Northwest

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The Native American rally in Seattle, to protect the Salish Sea from fossil fuel export developments in Washington and British Columbia, is a sign that Netwar in the Northwest is escalating. Indeed, coal and oil exporters — hoping to cash in on creating a colossal carbon corridor for Tar Sands bitumen, Powder River Basin coal [&hellip... more →

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UN Dishonest Broker

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The announcement by the UN Secretary-General on this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples that indigenous peoples can act as “powerful agents of progress” belies the fact that the UN — since adopting the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007 — has done everything in its power to see that [&hellip... more →

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