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The GWOT, the Joker and the Dominos of 2007

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Guest Contributor: Marc Sills Incessant high-intensity violence in Iraq and Afghanistan dominates media coverage and public awareness of warfare today.  Behind both conflict theaters, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) appears to be the common denominator (at least according to the Bush Administration) – even though the average conscious person is probably confused about exactly [&hellip... more →

Kurds, Kurdistan and the US Dilemma

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When Kurds use violence to pursue an independent Kurdistan from Turkey, the American government calls those fighters “terrorists.” When Kurds use violence in the name of an independent Kurdistan against Iran, the American government does not label those fighters “terrorists.”  When Kurds use their Peshmerga fighters to fight insurgents in Iraq, the American government calls [&hellip... more →

Shoshone’s Territory Occupied

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The United States government is attempting to “put in the fix” on an Indian nation once again. A little more than fifty years ago Senator Henry M. Jackson (D. Washington) promoted the establishment of the Indian Claims Commission to resolve territorial claims by Indian nations that arise from “US government land takings.”  This was a [&hellip... more →

Genocide: Another Inconvenient Truth

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The killing of a people in whole or in part through mass murder, starvation or displacement constitutes the main features of the internationally recognized crime of genocide. The 1985 United Nations Report on Genocide notes: “The right of a person or people not to be killed or avoidably left to die depends upon the reciprocal [&hellip... more →

New International Security Structures for Nations and for States

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Leaders of Indigenous peoples in the Americas are meeting on October 12 in La Paz, Bolivia to “put some teeth” in the 13 September 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Representatives meeting in what they called the “Encounter for World Indigenous Peoples’ Historic Victory” have come together to lay down some [&hellip... more →

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