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Durban’s Climate Treaty by 2012?

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The Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convenes its 17th session in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal in the country of South Africa. It may be auspicious for the role and influence of indigenous peoples in the content of a new climate change treaty that this session opens [&hellip... more →

Nations Ruling States

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After 42 years of rule by one indigenous nation (Gaddafi), personified in the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, the state of Libya is as of 20 October 2011 in the hands of a multinational directorate–the National Transitional Council (NTC). In the Gaddafi city of Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and executed by the Misrata Military Council. [&hellip... more →

World Bank Accountable to Indigenous Peoples

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The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) was founded in 1944 to rebuild Japan and Germany after World War II. Once successful the IBRD found a new mission: “To fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. To help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and [&hellip... more →

China & Russia and Information Weapons

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The governments of Russia, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan urged in a September 12, 2011 letter to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he distribute to the 66th Session of the General Assembly an “International Code of Conduct for Information Security” to regulate and restrict uses of the Internet. While the proposal specifically warns [&hellip... more →

Elevating Palestine at the UN

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Palestine is already “operating above the threshold of a functioning state in key areas,” announced the German government in May of 2011. It is a critical test of honor for states’ governments to approve elevating the Palestinian Authority to the position of an “observer state” at the United Nations. The UN General Assembly is obliged [&hellip... more →

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