Max Blumenthal writes in his column “The Next Gaza War” that more than 500,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain displaced by Israel’s relentless bombing in 2008 when more than 2,000 Palestinians were killed–more than 500 of whom were children and nearly 300 were women. Israel has essentially created a gigantic prison isolating more than… more
- Jul 21, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Jul 14, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The Russian Federation along with Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ukraine abstained from voting for or against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. Shortly after the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples releasing its Outcome Statement declaring an action plan to implement the UNDRIP, the Russian government issued… more
- May 24, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
(Map developed by Decolonial Atlas: Indigenous Peoples as a percentage of the total population by state https://decolonialatlas.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/world-indigenous-population/) Since the year 2000 the number 370 million has been bandied about as the United Nations estimate of the total number of indigenous peoples around the world and this number is grossly incorrect. This is a number established… more
- May 5, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
[English and Spanish Text] The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) concluded its 14th Meeting on 1 May by issuing a series of new recommendations for action by the UN Economic and Social Council (EcoSoc) – the parent body of the UNPFII. These items may well cause Fourth World nations the world over… more
- Mar 7, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
More than thirty years ago I wrote an article entitled: Fourth World Wars, A New International Political Order. In that piece I described more than 128 “cold,” “warm” and “hot” wars between Fourth World nations and many different states. One of the longest of these wars still underway involves the Burmese government against the Karen… more