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Category: Global Exchange

UN Challenge

May 16, 2012

Aborigines request United Nations peacekeepers to protect them against aggression by the Australian Government.

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Ogoni Autonomy

May 3, 2012

In a remembrance of Ogoni murdered during the 1967-1970 Nigerian civil war, MOSOP president Dr. Goodluck Diigbo announced the Ogoni people — whose sovereign independence was violated by the British…

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Freedom Train

April 25, 2012

On April 30, First Nations will embark on a Freedom Train from British Columbia to Toronto, where on May 9, they will bring their message to the Enbridge stockholders’ meeting…

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IIPFCC – New Negotiations: Climate Change Treaty

April 25, 2012

A new round of climate change talks will commence on 14 May and end on 25 May in Bonn, Germany. This session will see simultaneous meetings of the Subsidiary Body…

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New Guinea Council

April 11, 2012

The New Guinea Council conference in The Hague examines the international documents related to West Papuan independence, and the process that was subverted by the Netherlands neglect of international law,…

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Maya TV

April 9, 2012

What do you do when you need to communicate in 22 Indigenous languages to an Indigenous population that is 60% illiterate and does not speak Spanish? TV Maya.

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West Papuan Leaders Jailed

March 24, 2012

As West Papua declares independence, Indonesian troops fire on participants at peaceful celebration, and sentence Papuan leaders to three years in prison.

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Federal Republic of West Papua

March 4, 2012

The proclamation of the Federal Republic of West Papua has been registered with the UN Security Council. In order to receive international recognition of its independence from the hostile state…

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Systemic Rage

February 18, 2012

In his paper Colonialism and State Dependency, CWIS associate scholar Gerald Taiaiake Alfred — professor at the School of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria — discusses the disturbing…

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Conservation Coup

February 9, 2012

As documented by Jonathan Latham, the greenwashing of rainforest liquidation is now a fait accompli. Having captured the boards of such notable NGOs as World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International and…

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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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