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Category: Political

The stellar role of little bear

December 1, 2007

To many cultures Little Bear (Latin: Ursa Minor) was the Hole in which the earth’s axle found its bearing, the constellation most commonly associated with Polaris, the North Star. Most…

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Political Illiteracy

November 24, 2007

In his December 1990 report Right Woos Left, Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates examined neo-fascist overtures to antiwar activists, and the need to confront rightist ideologies and bigotry by…

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Voiceless Participation

November 3, 2007

Who wants to be a dead end hero? Here the following instruction of soldiers who successfully deserted the US army: There is an early way out. Don’t hang your head….

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Tribalism

October 9, 2007

The Oxford English Dictionary defines tribe as a group of families or communities linked by cultural ties and having a recognized leader. In an article discussing tribal endurance in North…

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Broken Record

September 28, 2007

My friend Paul de Armond once remarked that it seemed life in America was like a giant broken record in the sky that kept playing the same segment of a…

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Acquiring Perspective

September 27, 2007

I was looking over the posts at Native America this morning, and thought about the vast amounts of time and money expended by Indian tribes in the last half-century to…

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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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The Forced-Displaced

August 23, 2007

During the 1980s more than 100 thousand Mayans were forced from their villages into southern Mexico by the genocidal forces of the Guatemalan government while more than 1 million more…

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Let Kurds have Kurdistan

August 20, 2007

Kurdistan is a country of about 25 million people living under occupied control of five different states. While the Kurdish autonomous government in Northern Iraq exercises considerably more domestic authority…

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Autonomy, Self-government vs. Power and Wealth

August 16, 2007

Fourth World nations throughout the world, after more than fifty years of struggle against forces of power and money, push now for autonomy and the power to govern themselves and…

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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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