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Oil War in South Sudan

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As I wrote a hopeful post about the coming independence of South Sudan (population: 11,090,000) in February 2011 I warily pointed to soldiers from what became South Sudan who had fought against the South as members of the Sudanese Army, I worried about the decision to integrate these opposing soldiers into the South Sudanese Armed [&hellip... more →

Dina Gilio-Whitaker Joins FWE & CWIS Research

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Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins contributors to the Fourth World Eye with a background in American Indian culture, education and history with a Masters degree in Native American Studies and American Studies from the University of New Mexico. Her research interests emphasize decolonization theory, indigenous environmental justice, and international indigenous issues. As an undergraduate she graduated summa [&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 →

Film Review: Richard Gere is My Hero

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Guest Film Review by Tashi Tenzin Richard Gere is My Hero Duration: 90 mins Genre: Romantic Comedy/Tibetan with English Subtitle Script & Direction: T. Wangchuk and T.Dorjee Lead actors: Sonam Tsering (a lead actor from ‘Phun Anu Thanu’), Tenzin Younden, Dechen Yangzom (a lead actress in ‘Phun Anu Thanu’, Tenzin Choedon This is a film [&hellip... more →

Canada and its “recognition” of the UNDRIP

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The 2010 Federal Throne Speech of the Canadian government hinted at a shift in Canada’s position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It reads: “We are a country with an Aboriginal heritage. A growing number of states have given qualified recognition to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights [&hellip... more →

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