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Category: Artby - Rudolph Ryser

Walloons and Flemish may go on their own

September 23, 2007

The Flemish are not sure they want to be in the same independent country–Belgium–with the Walloons.  After centuries of living together, these two peoples may decide to go on their…

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Terra preta de índio, Global Climate Change

September 20, 2007

Shortly before Spanish, Dutch and English sponsored ships arrived on the western hemisphere’s shores more than five hundred years ago, infectious disease rubbed out between 50% and 95% of the…

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What the UN Declaration Means

September 19, 2007

It is our observation at the Center that there are from 6,000 to 7,000 nations that speak original languages and generally occupy territories in virtually every continent in the world….

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Tribal Self-Government & Taiwan’s UN Bid

September 16, 2007

The government of Taiwan seeks to reenter as a full member of the United Nations giving the People’s Republic of China heartburn. Meanwhile, thirteen tribes as the original occupants of…

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English Quartet Oppose UN Declaration

September 14, 2007

The year was 1986. The United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations settled into its fifth year of operation meeting in Geneva; and its Chairman announced that it would draft…

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Anbar Tribes turn back al-Qaeda

September 11, 2007

Independent of American military forces, tribes in Iraq have organized to defeat foreign invaders in their lands. Tribal leaders in Iraq’s Anbar Province agreed in September 2006 to raise a…

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US Exceptionalism threatens International Order

September 9, 2007

When a state or nation decides to act in its own interest without consideration of prevailing international law it is “excepting” itself from that law. When a minor state acts…

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Education for What Kind of Society?

September 6, 2007

“Get a good education!” urges every parent of their children. In the spirit of this command mothers and fathers in Fourth World families all over the Americas have been in…

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A Country in Spain

September 4, 2007

Spain is redefining the modern state in a way that may be instructive for the resolution of instability and violence in failed states. Fictive states like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Burma,…

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The Children of Biafra Proclaim Independence–Again

September 3, 2007

With their principal leader Dr. Ralph Uwazurike imprisoned, ill and purportedly tortured since October 2005 under orders from just replaced President Obsanjo the leaders of the Ibo, Igaw, Ogoni, Igibo…

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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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