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Social Capitalists

February 9, 2015

After successfully bewitching the greens into falling for college campus fossil fuel divestment in the US — which helped Wall Street consolidate its fossil fuel control — Wall Street is…

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CO2

February 8, 2015

Per capita (per person) emissions: Ecuador: 2.2 tonnes CO2 emissions per capita | Bolivia: 1.15 tonnes CO2 of emissions per capita | Venezuela: 6.30 tonnes CO2 emissions per capita |…

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Greenwashing Wall Street

February 7, 2015

Excerpts from the McKibben’s Divestment Tour: Brought to You by Wall Street series by Cory Morningstar: Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) is a partner of the World Business Council…

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Asian Fourth World Battles Against Corporate Exploitation

January 20, 2015

The Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact , formed in 1988, “is a regional organization founded in 1988 by indigenous peoples’ movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending…

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Surfing and the Politics of Sovereignty and Identity

November 17, 2014

People who know me know the diversity of my interests. On one hand, I am firmly entrenched in my identity as a person of American Indian heritage. On the other,…

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Changes in Language Over Time: Self-Determination

November 8, 2014

Language is always changing because as society changes, so must the language we use to describe it. Consider how our present day lexicon compares to a generation ago: back then,…

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Gates vs. Democracy

November 7, 2014

Gates Foundation, founded on proceeds from Microsoft, is understandably oriented toward pursuing privatization worldwide. It is, after all, what made Gates wealthy and influential. Privatization of global agriculture, like health…

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Land Reform in Vanuatu

October 15, 2014

In Vanuatu, in the South Pacific’s Melanesia, land ownership is based on a traditional land tenure system. 80% of the land is held by extended families, but land laws and…

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Smooth Talkers: Marketing Imperial Civil Society

September 29, 2014

After the Vietnam War, big dogs in the Democratic Party transitioned from belligerent blowhards to smooth talkers. The party of cold warriors became hot stuff. Capitalizing on the popular subculture…

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WCIP Outcome Summarized

September 25, 2014

After four years planning and much commotion surrounding the process, the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is now a page in history. It has been hailed as everything from insulting…

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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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