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Category: Law & Justice

World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference – 2014

December 1, 2010

During the last forty years since the UN Commission on Human Rights designated José Martinez Cobo as the Special Rapporteur responsible for conducting the “Study of the Problem of Discrimination…

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United States’ Brain on Drugs

September 10, 2010

There can be no doubt that Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Burma produce prodigious amounts of drugs: marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin and more. But, what isn’t generally stated in the…

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UN Indigenous Discourse A Disappointment

April 25, 2010

I sat in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations at the 9th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues last week listening to speakers from North American…

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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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Penalty for Drug Company’s Cheat for Illegal Drug Promos

September 3, 2009

It is a great warning to all drug manufacturers. Federal prosecutors called the world’s largest drug maker Pfizer a repeating corporate cheat for illegal drug promotions that plied doctors with…

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Shocking New Marriage Law Oppressing Women Withdrawn in Afghanistan

April 5, 2009

Justifying marital rape. Forcing wives’ to have sexual intercourse at least every fourth night and allowing them to leave the house only with their husbands’ permission. This new law just…

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Bolivia Affirms International Consensus

February 8, 2009

The Aymara people and Quechua people make up the majority population of Bolivia and now for the first time in Bolivia’s history the original nations have a role in ruling…

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Repressing Sexuality and Culture in Indonesia

December 25, 2008

    It is violent and repressive Islamic cultural imperialism. And should have no place in a secular state as diverse as Indonesia. After being pushed through parliament on October 30…

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Companies Commiting War Crimes

October 11, 2008

Should there be a death penalty for corporations severely violating human rights? Or would house arrest be preferable? These and many other contemporary questions were discussed the passed three days…

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Fire Under the Snow in the Bay Area

September 8, 2008

Jim Browne shared this notice that I think is worthy of everyone’s attention. Dear Friends, The film I produced, FIRE UNDER THE SNOW, will have its Bay Area premiere as part…

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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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