The third largest criminal activity in the world is human trafficking or bluntly, modern slavery.Twenty-two million to Thirty-eight million people in the world are victims of slavery–involuntary servitude. The Indian and Pakistan are two states where literally more than a million people in each country are victims. Russia, Angola, and the Congo are among other… more
- Jun 3, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Feb 13, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
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… more
- Nov 30, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
“Trail of Broken Treaties:” For Renewal of Contracts — Reconstruction of Indian Communities & Securing an Indian Future in America Forty-two years ago October 31 the “Trail of Broken Treaties 20-Point Position Paper” was issued by the American Indian Movement (AIM) to the news media. When it was released it was considered to be… more
- Jan 1, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
The words we use to discuss the political future of indigenous nations is changing. A new discussion about indigenous nation governance is moving to the international table: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. 2014 Discussions about the “situation of indigenous peoples” began at the UN Commission on Human… more
- Nov 14, 2012 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
In the early morning hours of November 12, hundreds of Israeli police stormed the recognized Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj. The police officers were accompanied by representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Interior, who attempted to distribute home demolition orders to village residents. In Bir Hadaj, the Israeli police used tactics usually saved for the… more