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Indigenous Peoples on the Back-burner in Bangkok

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Bangkok Climate Change Agenda Setting session comes to a close The one week meeting of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperation (AWG-LC) and the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocols (AWG-KP) met for five days (3 April – 8 April 2011) to 1, review progress of “developed countries” toward achieving carbon dioxide and [&hellip... more →

Climate Talks Resume, Bolivia, China and Indigenous Peoples

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The second day of the sixteenth session of the AWG-KP (AWG-KP 16) and the fourteenth session of the AWG-LCA (AWG-LCA 14), taking place from Sunday, 3 April through Friday, 8 April at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), in Bangkok, Thailand [&hellip... more →

Chevron, an outlaw corporation?

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Chevron is one of the largest corporations in the world and one, many people on the ground say, an irresponsible outlaw. Today a court in Ecuador found the Chevron corporation guilty of irresponsibly causing damage to indigenous peoples, their territory and life in the jungle by extracting oil and then leaving hazardous waste in the [&hellip... more →

Partitioning Sudan: Self-Determination from Genocide

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January 9, 2011 will be the day on which the Peoples of the Nuba Mountains and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) will have the opportunity to realize a decades long goal.  That is the day when a United Nations sanctioned plebiscite will be conducted to decide whether the South will separate from Sudan and [&hellip... more →

US Government on UNDRIP: Yes, but No

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US President Barak Obama, standing before a conference of Indian government, Alaskan Native and Hawaiian Native leaders, announced that his government “will support” the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). When that announcement was made I expressed pleasure with the decision and yet urged caution until the Department of State published [&hellip... more →

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