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Category: FW Geo-Politics

Oh Canada: The Fraudulent State

September 30, 2014

The Canadian government presents itself to the world as the leading advocate of human rights, promoter of democracy–the country with a heart. Hidden behind this facade is a mean spirited,…

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Indigenous Israelis and Palestinians

September 27, 2014

Locked in a seemingly endless embrace of self-destruction we find the cousin-nations of Palestine and Israel “driven by memory, trauma, and political identity and existential issues” observed Aaron David Miller…

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UN Adopts WCIP Outcome

September 22, 2014

With the Holy See and Canada opting out of Article 13 and Article 3 (respectively) the UN High Level Plenary Session of the General Assembly today adopted the World Conference…

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Nations’ Independence – Taxation

September 19, 2014

Commentators and essayists throughout generations have often made the observation that( (I paraphrase here): States’ governments do not give up their power easily and the power they are least willing…

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WCIP Agenda Announced

September 18, 2014

Haudenosaunee Sachems, the Sami President, President of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, representatives of each of the seven regions of Indigenous Regional Caucuses will stand a opening conference…

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Sovereign Scotland and More

September 17, 2014

Scotland’s draft constitution begins with the words: “In Scotland, the people are sovereign.” The most basic decision a people can make is to exercise that sovereignty to govern themselves. On…

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Politics? Self-Government

September 17, 2014

CWIS drafted the Joint Statement of Constitutional and Customary Indigenous Governments that received the endorsement of eleven Fourth World governments in Africa, South and North America and Southeast Asia. The…

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WB Double Edged Sword?

September 5, 2014

The World Bank is currently reviewing a draft policy statement updating its “safeguard policies” for a proposed environmental and social framework. in 1982 the World Bank released its policy concerning…

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FW Political Identity & Equality

August 31, 2014

In two articles I wrote for Indian Country Today (read HERE and HERE) I argue for the formal recognition of new political identities for the world’s indigenous nations–a political status…

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ISIL Targets FW Nations – Syria/Iraq

August 28, 2014

Mass media reporting the massacre of unknown numbers of Yazidi men, women and children by the military forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant organization (ISIL) broke through…

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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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