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Category: Political Economy

How many Indigenous People?

May 05, 2015

(Map developed by Decolonial Atlas: Indigenous Peoples as a percentage of the total population by state https://decolonialatlas.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/world-indigenous-population/) Since the year 2000 the number 370 million has been bandied about as…

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FW Economy Dead End

January 01, 2015

Fourth World peoples throughout the world generally do not benefit from state economies that measure their economic future using the Gross Domestic Product (GDP – production minus cost) and productivity….

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FW Hunger: Land & Refugees

November 11, 2014

Fourth World peoples frequently live in the most remote regions of the world making up a major portion of the non-urban population. Significantly, the diversity of Fourth World peoples’ locations…

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Nations’ Independence – Taxation

September 09, 2014

Commentators and essayists throughout generations have often made the observation that( (I paraphrase here): States’ governments do not give up their power easily and the power they are least willing…

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Climate is Right

September 09, 2014

In the early 1970s the publics in virtually every country in the world began demanding that their governments act to protect and preserve the environment: Land, water, sea, soils, natural…

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WB Double Edged Sword?

September 09, 2014

The World Bank is currently reviewing a draft policy statement updating its “safeguard policies” for a proposed environmental and social framework. in 1982 the World Bank released its policy concerning…

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Not Trusting the “Trustee”

December 12, 2013

Four-years after the US Secretary of the Department of the Interior established the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform the five member panel issued its Final Report on…

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World Bank Accountable to Indigenous Peoples

October 10, 2011

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) was founded in 1944 to rebuild Japan and Germany after World War II. Once successful the IBRD found a new mission: “To…

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Climate Talks in Bonn – outside the room

June 06, 2011

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change is working to participate in climate change talks in Bonn, Germany beginning this week.  The two week meeting of the ad hoc…

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South Sudan Will be Independent, But

January 01, 2011

The peoples of South Sudan have been suffering the greed and bigotry of leaders in the north of Sudan since the colonial transition in 1956.  British mistakes and faulty political…

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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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