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Aggression Unabated

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Minorities in Focus examines the process of genocide in West Papua, where indigenous independence and autonomy have been systematically undermined since the 1963 invasion by Indonesia. As the ethnic cleansing proceeds, the natives of the island wonder where they will go... more →

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Wind River

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Gas Pains In perhaps the perfect example of why excessive energy consumption is a poor plan, the EPA study of toxic chemical groundwater contamination by natural gas drilling companies might end up classified as top secret by the Department of Homeland Security. Having targeted environmental activists as terrorists for showing documentary films about the harmful [&hellip... more →

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Achieving Coherence

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Communications in Conflict Fighting for Our Lives Before November 30, 1999, most people in the world had no idea what the World Trade Organization (WTO) was or did. The anti-globalization special forces changed all that. N30, the Battle in Seattle, and the WTO became part of history. Had there been no special forces, however, no [&hellip... more →

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Trappings of Culture

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In a consumer society, settler culture not only assimilates indigenous peoples into the dominant market relationships, it also assimilates the trappings of indigenous culture as yet another commodity. For those looking for meaning and purpose beyond consumption, the trappings are representative of a more authentic cosmology and philosophy, but achieving these visions entails a lot [&hellip... more →

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Gambling on Globalization

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Indigenous tourism in the Americas — like ecotourism elsewhere — is fraught with difficulties, the main one being how to establish respectful relationships within the hostile process of globalization... more →

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