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Legitimizing Theft

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The Global Indigenous Youth Caucus, presenting at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recently, made a case against the UN World Intellectual Property Organization as a monopolistic manifestation of piracy. As Gale Courey Toensing reports at Indian Country Today, one of WIPOs main functions is to legitimize theft of Indigenous Peoples genetic resources and [&hellip... more →

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International Intervention

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Writing at Indian Country Today, Karla E. General examines the conflict between the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and US law. In the wake of the Ninth Circuit decision that desecration of sacred Native sites does not represent a substantial burden to Native American religious practices, tribes like the Navajo Nation are [&hellip... more →

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Fascist Infrastructure

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Writing at Black Agenda Report, Dave Lindorff examines the National Operations Center through which the White House directs the coordinated efforts of federal, state and local police against Occupy. Also writing at BAR, Glen Ford looks at the growing fascist infrastructure of NATO, which meets in Chicago this week where — thanks to President Obama [&hellip... more →

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A Lucrative System

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Sometimes, the overwhelming violence in Mexico due to the drug trade can be bewildering, especially when innocent civilians, human rights activists and journalists are brutally murdered. But this violence, of course, is not created out of thin air; it is the consequence of corrupting policies in the United States. Like the earlier Prohibition against alcohol, [&hellip... more →

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Anti-democratic Offensive

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As the United States Departments of State and Defense gear up for a new round of destabilization campaigns in South America in 2013 and 2014, the second generation of democratic renewal under leaders like Evo Morales faces a grave threat. Unlike the crude coups and dictatorships of the Cold War and earlier banana republics, this [&hellip... more →

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