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Israel Bans

Israel Bans “Catastrophe” Term from Arab Schools

July 22, 2009

Israel will remove from school textbooks an Arabic term that describes the 1948 creation of the Jewish state as a “catastrophe”, the Education Ministry said on Wednesday.

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CWIS in Uganda

CWIS in Uganda

July 16, 2009

In May 2009, CWIS Associate Scholar Anke Weisheit was appointed Principle Investigator (PI) for Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology. As PI, Anke is leading the Uganda components of…

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Kurds Defy Baghdad, Laying Claim to Land and Oil

July 9, 2009

With little notice and almost no public debate, Iraq

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Fondly, Greenland Loosens Danish Rule

Fondly, Greenland Loosens Danish Rule

June 21, 2009

Greenland, with 58,000 people and only two traffic lights, both of them here in the capital, is now securing its place in the world. On Sunday, amid solemn ceremony and…

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One Indigenous Person Murdered Every 72 Hours in Colombia

One Indigenous Person Murdered Every 72 Hours in Colombia

June 18, 2009

With 1,300 indigenous Colombians having been killed in the last seven years as a result of the ongoing conflict, at the end of May, the country's indigenous leaders announced plans…

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BOFF (Biafra Organization of Freedom Fighters) Alert

BOFF (Biafra Organization of Freedom Fighters) Alert

June 18, 2009

The problem of the Niger Delta is not a “development problem.” It is a “justice problem.” If the Hausa Fulani Yoruba leave the land, mineral and water of the Niger…

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Demolitions, Uprooting, Destruction, and More Demolitions

Demolitions, Uprooting, Destruction, and More Demolitions

June 18, 2009

This dispatch was transmitted by Dr. Yeela Livnat Raanan of the Regional Council for the Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in the Negev (RCUV). It relates to indigenous Bedouin communities in Israel…

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First Victory in the Amazon

First Victory in the Amazon

June 17, 2009

The people in the Amazon are celebrating their victory of the day. Almost two weeks after the bloodshed in the Peruvian Amazon with the government having entered into discussions with…

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Activists Urge Obama to Use Trade Pact as Leverage

Activists Urge Obama to Use Trade Pact as Leverage

June 16, 2009

The United States government is coming under intense pressure from rights organizations and environmental groups to redefine its trade pact with Peru, a tool that they charge the government in…

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Shell to Pay $15.5 Million to Settle Nigerian Case

Shell to Pay $15.5 Million to Settle Nigerian Case

June 8, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell, the big oil company, agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle a case accusing it of taking part in human rights abuses in the Niger Delta in…

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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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