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Category: Political

The Power of Popular Initiatives

November 23, 2008

Recession of the world economy, financial crisis and more bleak news are on everybody’s mind these days. There is a widespread feeling that important decisions and answers are completely out…

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Stealth Candidates rooted in Anti-Indian Movement

October 17, 2008

Where did the anti-democracy, anti-government, bigoted, theocratic candidate for Vice President come from? Commentators have been assuming Palin arose through the conventional political system, earning the right to serve the…

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Addressing Balance in Bolivia

September 13, 2008

Originally posted 2008-07-26 10:14 am The battle between the “haves” and the “have-nots” has been joined as Bolivia begins to consider fundamental changes in that country’s constitution. Originally designed to…

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Bolivia’s Wealthy Minority Brings New Crisis

September 12, 2008

Manuel Rozenthal (Manuel Rozental <>) sent this dispatch on the growing political crisis in Bolivia. As I have discussed in earlier posts what happens between the minority wealthy and indigenous…

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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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Let the Games Go On – perfection

August 8, 2008

There are usually three ways people think about the Olympic Games no matter which state government hosts: Power Politics, Athletics and Corporate Greed. Athletics is the purest of these with…

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Feeding the World

May 18, 2008

“We are jumping from the frying pan into the fire. We need to educate our governments,“ said Usha, an activist from India currently campaigning in Germany where the 9th meeting…

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Refugees’ Rights

April 14, 2008

It is a quiet war. In the face of brutality against peoples in numerous countries around the world European governments are banging their doors. People seeking asylum are made to…

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Power of Clear Thought

March 22, 2008

The fight for survival demands such an incredible amount of time and energy that fewer and fewer people have enough strength left for problem solving, let alone creative endeavours. Instability…

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Creative Funding

March 3, 2008

The art of financing is a highly complex product of human creativity. Undoubtedly those of us who are masters of this art can be extremely influential. Especially so in the…

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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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