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Justifying Theft

December 20, 2008

How to justify theft by rationalizing fraud encapsulates the institutional and corporate position on climate change talks. Exclusion of contrary perspectives — particularly by the Indigenous nations expected to continue…

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Choosing to Submit

December 19, 2008

Author Steven Salaita discusses the consequences of American electoral culture, where Americans are forced to concede their most basic moral principles. Looking at the consequences of this American concession, Salaita…

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Poznan: Arrested Decision–on to Copenhagen

December 18, 2008

Indigenous representatives delegated to observe the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland met in morning sessions of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change every…

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First Nations Struggle

December 18, 2008

Two summers ago, I read Brotherhood to Nationhood by Peter McFarlane, the biography of the legendary First Nations leader and World Indigenous Movement organizer, the late Grand Chief George Manuel…

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Direct Action

December 17, 2008

Autonomy as a Value I was reading an article on Zapatista autonomous centers, and I thought about the social centers of Italy and Argentina, where marginalized people give and receive…

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Charter: Engagement in the Future of Tibet

December 16, 2008

 Dear Colleagues, The Charter was created by Tashi Rabgey la, an extraordinary Tibetan woman who built two schools for 410 children of Kham on the Tibetan Plateau through Machik   www.Machik.org…

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Democratizing Capital

December 16, 2008

Sometimes the subheading on our Public Good homepage is misunderstood. When we talk about defending democracy, we’re not talking about nation-states or other institutions, but rather about grassroots, civil society…

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“There Was No Checkpoint” Where Army Shooting Took Place

December 16, 2008

Colombian soldiers killed the husband of a leading indigenous activist Tuesday when they opened fire on the pickup truck he was driving.

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60 Below

December 15, 2008

One last note from our friends in the Dakotas before the holidays. It’s 60 below and no treat if you’re without heat, so if you’re doing well, here’s how to…

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Sacred Lands

December 14, 2008

Sacred Lands interactive map allows you to take a look at some of the sacred sites of the world. A project of Earth Island Institute, which is in the process…

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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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