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Ending FW Wars: A Proposal

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My colleague Heidi Bruce writes in “Paved with Bad Intentions” a piece recounting the Ñatho (Otomî) efforts to stop construction of the Toluca-Naucalpan Super Highway by the Mexican government, “lasting change that honors the government-to-government relationship Indigenous nations deserve to have with states’ governments, will only come when states and nations sit at the same [&hellip... 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 [&hellip... more →

Asian Fourth World Battles Against Corporate Exploitation

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The Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact , formed in 1988, “is a regional organization founded in 1988 by indigenous peoples’ movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights and articulating issues of relevance to indigenous peoples. At present, AIPP has 47 members from 14 countries in Asia [&hellip... more →

Azawad: A Stateless Democracy

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In To Make a World, Part II: The Art of Creating a State, Jonas Staal observes that in contrast to the mass-performance of the French, which was staged to reinforce France’s empire, “The Azawadian flag forms the ideological, visual, and performative texture of a stateless state.” Examining the conflict between the postcolonial state of Mali [&hellip... more →

Rama & Gran Canal Lunacy

The Rama people in southeastern Atlantic Coast Nicaragua are located in the path of a deep water canal to connect the Caribbean with the Pacific Ocean. The states of Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia are supporting Nicaragua’s bid to build the Gran Canal with Chinese army financial support. A front for the Chinese army in [&hellip... more →

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