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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

A Place at the Table

November 24, 2008

After the First Session of the new round of talks on Climate Change ended last year in Bali, Indonesia a press reporter lamented the absence of the voice of indigenous…

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Diplomatic Preemption of Environmental Conflicts

November 9, 2008

The Kansas City Star reported today what has for sometime been observed by scholars and diplomats: climate change, especially rapid changes are changing environments in such a way as to…

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High Tech Gas Emissions Threaten Life

October 24, 2008

The manufacture of liquid crystal television screens, microcircuits and photo voltaic cells for solar panels produces the deadly gas nitrogen trifluoride–a gas released into the atmosphere 17,000 times more deadly…

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The Failure of Anti-Terrorist Militarism

October 23, 2008

The US government on Tuesday, 21 October 2008 without explanation dropped all war crimes charges against five men who have been held without trial at the secretive prison at Guantanamo,…

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Stealth Candidates rooted in Anti-Indian Movement

October 17, 2008

Where did the anti-democracy, anti-government, bigoted, theocratic candidate for Vice President come from? Commentators have been assuming Palin arose through the conventional political system, earning the right to serve the…

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Addressing Balance in Bolivia

September 13, 2008

Originally posted 2008-07-26 10:14 am The battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots” has been joined as Bolivia begins to consider fundamental changes in that country’s constitution. Originally designed to…

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Bolivia’s Wealthy Minority Brings New Crisis

September 12, 2008

Manuel Rozenthal (Manuel Rozental <>) sent this dispatch on the growing political crisis in Bolivia. As I have discussed in earlier posts what happens between the minority wealthy and indigenous…

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Forest Gardening and BioCultural Diversity

September 3, 2008

Global biological and cultural diversity are essential to the Earth’s health, and ancient native “forest gardening” practices are of major importance to promoting such diversity. The Kuikuro people of the…

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FW Nations: Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

September 2, 2008

Fourth World nations are serious parties to local, regional or international negotiations concerning mitigation and adaptation to changes in the climate. Climate Change due to global warming is attributed to…

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Terror in the Tribes

August 14, 2008

Shortly after al Qaeda’s attacks on New York’s World Trade Center towers and the US Pentagon I sounded an alert to a deeper, long-term problem that will undermine states around…

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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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