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Category: FW Geo-Politics

North-South Climate Debate and IPs

December 9, 2009

Thirty years ago the United Nations was at the center of what was called the “North-South Debate.” The so-called poor countries and rich countries wrestled over demands by poor countries…

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Countdown to Copenhagen: Adapt or Perish

November 21, 2009

Changes in plant and animal life, topography, glaciers, oxygen levels in the ocean, extreme changes in the weather and changes in human health can either be a product of human…

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Turkey steps cautiously toward Kurds

November 14, 2009

Fifteen percent of the people located inside Turkish-claimed territory are Kurds.  The Kurdish people actually live in a territory interrupted by the borders of five different countries: Turkey, Syria, Iraq,…

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China’s Wild West Force in East Turkistan

November 9, 2009

Uyghurs are a distinct people with their territories claimed by the Peoples’ Republic of China. They are largely practicing Muslims and speak their own language. For more than sixty years…

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Chickens Home to Roost: The Climate is most Foul

November 6, 2009

“If we don’t take urgent and ambitious action, the reality is that some small island developing states will not be around within a couple of decades – certainly not by…

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Ecosystems and human culture key to GHG Cleanup

October 1, 2009

Let’s face it. The industrial age over the last few one hundred years has created a global mess of the environment including the air, water, land and fish and wildlife….

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Stirring the Pot in the “Stans”

September 29, 2009

The NATO coalition operating in Afghanistan and the US Central Intelligence Agency operating in Pakistan are engaged in a war against a non-governmental organization (al Qaeda) and against non-state warriors…

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Corporate Violence Continues

June 9, 2009

There has been no greater challenge to the life, territory, culture and very existence of Fourth World peoples than that presented by the greed and impunity of unregulated resource extracting…

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Deadly Conflicts in Peru’s Amazon

June 6, 2009

Indigenous groups do not want to accept plans that could completely change the way they hunt for food and raise crops. Development of the Amazon is a matter of life…

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UN Permanent Forum 8 -NY

May 27, 2009

UN Headquarters, New York City – Today is the third to the last day of a two-week session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues meeting in Conference…

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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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