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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

Human Need and Nature’s Capacity to Restore

November 29, 2007

In Canada and the United States about 5% of tribal economies are so-called “informal.” In Mexico about twenty percent of the indigenous community economy is considered by conventional economists as…

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West Papua National Coalition for Liberation call for peace talks

November 19, 2007

                                                                                        19th November 2007 The West Papua National Coalition for Liberation (WPNCL) has called on the President of Indonesia, Dr. Haji Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, to enter into peace talks…

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Mexico is Booming, The People Suffer

November 19, 2007

As I looked out of my window flying from  Monterey, Mexico to Houston, Texas one afternoon two weeks ago I looked out on a landscape that once contained hundreds of…

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Its not easy Being “Green”

November 9, 2007

The Russians dump nuclear waste in the Arctic seas, the Republic of Congo sees companies with the consent of some government officials dump 20 metric tons of toxic waste into…

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A World Apart

November 7, 2007

Leslie Marmon Silko and Ray A. Young Bear, both of whom pleasantly informed my appreciation of storytelling, seem almost like a different world from the dark, poetic weavings of Louise…

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The GWOT, the Joker and the Dominos of 2007

November 5, 2007

Guest Contributor: Marc Sills Incessant high-intensity violence in Iraq and Afghanistan dominates media coverage and public awareness of warfare today.  Behind both conflict theaters, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)…

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Forced Dependency and the “Development” Fiction

November 4, 2007

The United Nations General Assembly launched the First UN Development Decade in December 1961.  In those heady days sixteen years after the end of World War II popular opinion in…

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NAFTA destroys self-reliant economies–promotes mass migration

November 2, 2007

Mexico is a state where two distinct economies operate side-by-side: The corporate economy of development and capitalism, and the self-reliant economy of stable of subsistence communities. Since the formal declaration…

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The Changing Weather Alert!

October 26, 2007

There is a saying that when a country like Mexico, United States, Nigeria or Indonesia “sneezes,” indigenous people get the “flu.” While this is really just a variation on the…

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Kurds, Kurdistan and the US Dilemma

October 23, 2007

When Kurds use violence to pursue an independent Kurdistan from Turkey, the American government calls those fighters “terrorists.” When Kurds use violence in the name of an independent Kurdistan against…

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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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