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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

Indigenous Peoples on the Back-burner in Bangkok

April 11, 2011

Bangkok Climate Change Agenda Setting session comes to a close The one week meeting of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperation (AWG-LC) and the Ad-hoc Working Group on the…

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Climate Talks Resume, Bolivia, China and Indigenous Peoples

April 5, 2011

The second day of the sixteenth session of the AWG-KP (AWG-KP 16) and the fourteenth session of the AWG-LCA (AWG-LCA 14), taking place from Sunday, 3 April through Friday, 8…

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Libya, A Broken State

April 2, 2011

When as state is broken (meaning it cannot control its borders, its laws are not universally observed, there is a central government that exercises sovereignty over the territory, but is…

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North Africa Aflame – Indigenous Nations at the Center

March 28, 2011

From Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen, and Libya the untold story fundamental to the unrest is about the hundreds of indigenous nations, communities and groups that have suffered long suppression…

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Pashtun Taliban Talks and the War with No End

February 19, 2011

The Pashtun Taliban have many different groups among them fighting against NATO forces in Afghanistan. Some of these troops are now secretly engaged in talks with the Americans.  The US…

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Chevron, an outlaw corporation?

February 14, 2011

Chevron is one of the largest corporations in the world and one, many people on the ground say, an irresponsible outlaw. Today a court in Ecuador found the Chevron corporation…

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Food Security Overseas and at Home

February 6, 2011

Perhaps 1 billion or more of the world’s population suffer from material poverty and hunger with sixty-five percent of those living in just seven countries (WFP, 2010) [India, China, the…

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South Sudan: 99 Percent There

February 5, 2011

The 11 January plebiscite conducted in South Sudan concluded, when all the votes were turned in, ninety-nine percent (99%) in favor of the South separating from the North. According to…

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GMO Profits and killing the Seed

February 4, 2011

Political leaders, academic and corporate leaders alike credit bioengineering and related technologies as 21st century achievements that will feed the world and cure diseases. In just a few short years,…

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Six degrees warmer, 65,000 years earlier

January 31, 2011

Two reports from archaeologists and climate scientists issued in the last few days call to mind how much indigenous peoples have determined our present day life and how much they…

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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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