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Category: Artby - Mirjam Hirch

Ongoing Protest in Peru

June 24, 2009

Frustration is tangible in many parts of Peru these days. Many citizens are totally ready to fight mismanagement and corruption, demanding to exchange the current government. Demands, however, are fragmented,…

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First Victory in the Amazon

June 17, 2009

The people in the Amazon are celebrating their victory of the day. Almost two weeks after the bloodshed in the peruvian Amazon with the government having entered into discussions with…

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Indigenous Solidarity in Latin America

June 13, 2009

It is beautiful to see solidarity happen. Indigenous peoples throughout Latin America most of who have experienced similar exploitative endeavors by their national governments are supportive of the indigenous peoples’…

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Deadly Conflicts in Peru’s Amazon

June 6, 2009

Indigenous groups do not want to accept plans that could completely change the way they hunt for food and raise crops. Development of the Amazon is a matter of life…

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Traditional Medicine and Mental Health Conference in Peru

April 17, 2009

“It is the lack of meaning in life what generally leads to drug-addiction,” says Jacques Mabit, director of Centro Takiwasi in Tarapoto, Peru. And if society does not deal with…

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Clean Our Souls

April 8, 2009

Let’s open our eyes to the beauty of the season. Nature’s wonders are bursting open. It is springtime in the northern hemisphere. Revealing the months-long hidden paradise that lies in…

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Shocking New Marriage Law Oppressing Women Withdrawn in Afghanistan

April 5, 2009

Justifying marital rape. Forcing wives’ to have sexual intercourse at least every fourth night and allowing them to leave the house only with their husbands’ permission. This new law just…

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Enslaved Brains

March 24, 2009

What pain patients desperately need and hardly get, youths can easily buy even though they should never be able to. It seems ludicrous how easy it is to get access…

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Driving People Mad

March 1, 2009

Governments should be accused of failing citizens. Well-being in the developed world is decreasing. Under-investment and dog eat dog societies are to blame for governments’ poor performance. Stress levels are…

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Repressing Sexuality and Culture in Indonesia

December 25, 2008

    It is violent and repressive Islamic cultural imperialism. And should have no place in a secular state as diverse as Indonesia. After being pushed through parliament on October 30…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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