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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

English Quartet Oppose UN Declaration

September 14, 2007

The year was 1986. The United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations settled into its fifth year of operation meeting in Geneva; and its Chairman announced that it would draft…

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Anbar Tribes turn back al-Qaeda

September 11, 2007

Independent of American military forces, tribes in Iraq have organized to defeat foreign invaders in their lands. Tribal leaders in Iraq’s Anbar Province agreed in September 2006 to raise a…

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US Exceptionalism threatens International Order

September 9, 2007

When a state or nation decides to act in its own interest without consideration of prevailing international law it is “excepting” itself from that law. When a minor state acts…

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Education for What Kind of Society?

September 6, 2007

“Get a good education!” urges every parent of their children. In the spirit of this command mothers and fathers in Fourth World families all over the Americas have been in…

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A Country in Spain

September 4, 2007

Spain is redefining the modern state in a way that may be instructive for the resolution of instability and violence in failed states. Fictive states like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Burma,…

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The Children of Biafra Proclaim Independence–Again

September 3, 2007

With their principal leader Dr. Ralph Uwazurike imprisoned, ill and purportedly tortured since October 2005 under orders from just replaced President Obsanjo the leaders of the Ibo, Igaw, Ogoni, Igibo…

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Self-government, Nations and States

August 31, 2007

There has been a revolution in the Fourth World, of sorts, underway for the better portion of the last twenty-five years: Self-governing nations recognized by individual states’ governments and even…

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Stopping HIV/AIDS in Africa

August 30, 2007

In Ghana there are few orthodox medical practitioners and many traditional healers. By some estimates for every orthodox medical partitioner there are 200,000 people and for every traditional healer there…

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Let Africa Restore Africa

August 27, 2007

When I spoke with African National Congress officials in the early 1980s they were struggling to defeat the apartheid policies of the “white government.” I wanted to know what the…

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America’s Incremental Iraqi Coup d etat

August 26, 2007

President George W. Bush delivered a “hot” and “cold” testimonial in support and with disappointment about Nouri Al-Maliki’s Iraqi government when he spoke before an assembly of the Veterans of…

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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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