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  • Posted on via Facebook: Three years after the Yezidi people were attacked in August 2014 by the Islamic State in a genocidal effort that killed 5000 Yezidis and enslaved 4000, the Spiritual Leader of the Yezidi people and his Council have issued a Proclamation establishing the Ezidikhan Autonomous nation with its new government. In an historic step, the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Yezidi Nation led by Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail has boldly proclaimed the establishment of the Provisional Government of the Autonomous Nation of Ezidikhan on July 25, 2017. https://www.ezidikhan.net/proclamation-of-ezidikhan/Proclamation: Establishment of the Provisional Government of Ezidikhan – Ezidikhan Public Information Bureau
  • Posted on via Facebook: In the 1990s when CWIS worked with Yapti Tasbai leaders to end the war between the Miskito, Sumo and Rama and the Nicaraguan government it was considered an important milestone for indigenous nations. Now Yapti Tasbai is beset with unimaginable threats again by the same Nicaraguan government with its corporate partners and the People's Republic of China---all seeking to enrich themselves on Miskito and Rama soil. https://intercontinentalcry.org/nicaragua-deadly-country-land-rights-activists/Nicaragua the Most Deadly Country for Land Rights Activists -
  • Posted on via Facebook: Before "genocide" had a name indigenous peoples suffered repeated attempts at their destruction "in part or whole"--as the Genocide Convention of 1945 standard now says. "Massacre" is the term used before 1945, but somehow that word missed the profound significance of "explorers" destroying human life with impunity. In Algeringa (Australia) the "massacre" was regularlized with profound social, political and cultural results for the original peoples of that land. Read on: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jul/05/map-of-massacres-of-indigenous-people-reveal-untold-history-of-australia-painted-in-bloodMap of massacres of Indigenous people reveals untold history of Australia, painted in blood
  • Posted on via Facebook: Our own Leslie Korn has written an important piece for traditional health support. Dr. Korn heads our Center for Traditional Medicine and is our Research Director. Read here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rhythms-recovery/201707/botanical-treatment-options-traumatic-stress#_=_Botanical Treatment Options for Traumatic Stress
  • Posted on via Facebook: And now the Kurds will make an attempt at moving from an Autonomous nation to and Independent State. But Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey and many people internally will object. Read here: http://www.france24.com/en/20170607-iraq-kurds-hold-independence-referendum-september-voteIraqi Kurds to hold independence referendum in September - France 24
  • Posted on via Facebook: The Wampis Nation formed its government to protect against predatory capitalists who want only to steal gold and oil from their territory. The Center for World Indigenous Studies works with indigenous nations around the world to establish and then strengthen their power of self-government. The Wampis Nation is evidence that such a strategy has promise to protect against those who steal. "https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/04/politicians-only-see-gold-and-oil-in-our-lands-the-wampis-nation-of-peru-photo-essay'Politicians only see gold and oil in our lands': the Wampis nation of Peru – photo essay
  • Posted on via Facebook: Aung San Suu Kyi, the now leader of Burma and former "house arrested" human rights leader now commits the gravest of all horrors: Denying genocide and preventing investigations and ultimately punishment of Buddhists in Burma after a United Nations investigation of genocide against the Rohingya in south western Burma. Thousands killed by Buddhists and officials of the Burmese government and the past human rights leader applauded by the world now commits the crime herself. Yes, of course you will say the Buddhists have control over the military and the political parts of the government so they threaten Aung San Suu Kyi's power so she has to go alone. That is not the courage for which the world applauded her when the military government shackled her to her house for years. This is a horror and she with other parts of her government and Buddhists who committed crimes must be tried and punished. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/bruma-aung-san-suu-kyi-refuse-entry-un-resolution-investigation-rohingya-genocide-a7816481.htmlBurma will not let outside world investigate 'genocide' against Rohingya Muslims
  • Posted on via Facebook: The US led attacks in Syria have escalated considerably in the past month. But, this escalation has caused more deaths and dislocation among non-combatants living in their neighborhoods than to the relatively small number of IS combatants. In other words, bombing is killing non-combatants at such a high rate (as in Yemen as well where the US is aiding Saudi Arabia and in Mindanao, the Philippines where the US is supporting the Philippine government) and forcing people into internal refugee status that the UN seeks to intervene on grounds of war crimes. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/14/staggering-civilian-deaths-from-us-led-airstrikes-in-raqqa-says-un'Staggering' loss of civilian life from US-led airstrikes in Raqqa, says UN
  • Posted on via Facebook: Long live Catalonia! “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a republic?” is the question the people of Catalonia will answer in October 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/09/catalonia-calls-independence-referendum-for-october-spainCatalonia calls independence referendum for October
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