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Fourth World Journal

The Fourth World Journal (FWJ) is the world's leading publication for ideas and analysis about and by writers from some of the world's more than six thousand Fourth World nations. Leading activists and scholars contribute lively and informative articles and essays and reveal what otherwise often remains hidden.

FWJ delivers to the reader analysis, ideas and thorough scholarship that explains world events or activities that address climate change and the environment, political change, history, economics, social change, traditional knowledge systems and the creative arts.

FWJ was the first publication to print Dr. David C. Hyndman's analysis of how the government of Indonesia introduced biological warfare in its offensive war against West Papua's indigenous nations (Summer 1989). Informative and incisive articles like "U.S. Expropriates Tribal Lands Legally," and an analysis of the "World Bank's Tribal Economic Policy" were first published in FWJ and were only later cited by other publications referring to the pages of FWJ. Articles and essays as varied as "The Human Rights Situation in Africa" by Moringe Parkipuny of Massai and "Potlatch Economics, a Lummi Perspective" by Larry Kinley have enriched scholar's understanding of Fourth world Peoples today.

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