User: flenvcenter Topic: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights-Independent
Category: Warfare
Last updated: Oct 14 2019 23:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West 14.10.2019 Current Issue
Indian boarding schools held Native American youth hostage in exchange for land cessions.
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Trump’s trade war is draining profits for Montana wheat farmers 30.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Today’s agricultural producers battle both environmental threats and geopolitical conflict.
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Trump laying path to new nuclear arms race 4.7.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
World "Axis of Evil" first appeared in former President George W. Bush's State of the Union address in January 2002, describing Iraq, Iran and North Korea months after the September 11 attacks. Fourteen months after the speech, the United States invaded Iraq. The U.S. remains at war there 16 years later. Now, U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening Iran with "obliteration" while he visits and showers praise on North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. Why the different treatment of these two remaining countries in the "Axis of Evil"? It's simple: North Korea has an estimated 20 to 60 nuclear warheads and the missiles to deliver them, and Iran lacks nuclear weapons. The lesson is painfully clear: to avoid a devastating war with the United States, develop nuclear weapons as a deterrent. Despite what many Trump critics are saying, including many of the Democratic presidential contenders, Trump's brief meeting last week with the North Korean dictator was a good thing. Diplomacy is better than war. A war with ...
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Against our petro-state's war on women, Iran and the Earth 18.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Sunday, June 16, 2019 Happy Father's Day. Let's note where shitty patriarchal ideas and capitalist values have left us today -- a dying planet of winners and losers. Then imagine global socialism. Imagine men changing roles. This weekend, Quebec's majority Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government forced through Bill 21 -- directed squarely against Muslim women. It forbids teachers and government employees in authority (but not political office holders) from wearing religious symbols, yet this ban against "religious extremism" (as Quebec Premier Legault explains), is deliberately Islamophobic and misogynist. As the Roundtable Against Systemic Racism  explains , "Ultimately ... one liberticidal legislation legitimizes another, and yet another -- as was the case in France, Belgium, and Switzerland. In doing so, the government opens the door to more discrimination and racism [...]." Independent Jewish Voices Canada and others have called for  civil disobedience  to challenge implementation of the law. The ...
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Lawmakers can address the MMIW crisis. Will they? 18.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Canada is taking major steps to stop the murder of Indigenous women and girls. The U.S. needs to do the same.
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The Defense Department is worried about climate change — and it's a huge carbon emitter 13.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Cutting Pentagon emissions will help save lives in the United States and could diminish the risk of climate conflict.
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The Defense Department is worried about climate change — and also a huge carbon emitter 13.6.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Cutting Pentagon emissions will help save lives in the United States and could diminish the risk of climate conflict.
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Some tools to help implement the MMIWG report findings 10.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The  National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  has released its conclusion in the form of a  two-volume report  (MMIWG report) that called the violence against indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people a "deliberate, often covert campaign of genocide" and blamed the Canadian government and Canadian society for it. A lot of work remains to be done to reverse the effects of what the inquiry called "cultural genocide" enacted upon First Nations. Many of us were actively involved in supporting the inquiry, now it is up to us to make sure that the lives of women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people and of Indigenous communities are positively impacted.   The report directed  231 "Calls to Justice"  at the government, social-service providers, the private sector and Canadian people intended to remediate the persistent inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and safeguard and promote Indigenous culture and people. Read through these and share them. What ...
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Why the US-China trade war is leaving firms vulnerable to soy risk 10.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
China's growing demand for soy is leaving billions of dollars of investments exposed to deforestation risks, CDP report finds.
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Never forget: Yes, there was a genocide. Why don't we correct the wrong now? 8.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Never forget: Yes, there was a genocide. Why don't we correct the wrong now?
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‘This is genocide’: The final report of Canada’s inquiry into MMIWG 4.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The 1,200-page inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is firm in its calls to justice.
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Keep your eyes on the story of Jason Kenney's 'war room' -- it's going to be a boondoggle! 20.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga The discovery last week that Postmedia was trying to cash in on Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's promised $30-million anti-environmental "war room" at the same time it has its hand out to Ottawa for a federal bailout has rather surprisingly turned out to be a story with legs. The irony of a down-on-its-luck but still influential media corporation controlled by and heavily indebted to U.S. venture funds trying to cash in on the United Conservative Party Government's effort to give credence to a conspiracy theory about Americans bankrolling the environmental movement was just too much to resist, I guess. As many observers of the Canadian media scene have noted over this May long weekend, Postmedia has already played a highly dubious role in its one-sided coverage of the energy and global climate change stories in Canada. Readers are advised to keep their eyes on this developing story, though -- not that they'll get much help from Postmedia. That's because there's much more to come than ...
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Jason Kenney vows to end 'the war on fun' by allowing alcohol in provincial campgrounds 17.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Hey, who can be against ending Canada's war on fun? Not me, and not Jason Kenney either by the sound of it. You have to admit, though, the Alberta premier's announcement yesterday that he plans to end what he calls "the war on fun" by allowing the booze to flow again in provincial campgrounds on long weekends, starting tomorrow, was kind of a weird one. You'd almost think the United Conservative Party brain trust was just flyin' by the seat of its pants, ripping pages from the Ford brothers' beer-sodden playbook and putting the stuff in there into action without really reading it very carefully. Do you think it's possible they confused the war on cars (Rob) with buck-a-beer (Doug)? I mean, seriously, Kenney is a lifelong social conservative killjoy and a very public adherent of the religious tradition that popularized the concept of the mortification of the flesh . Well, I suppose Richard Nixon, the old red baiter, was the first to go to China, so maybe Jason Kenney can actually be the man to end ...
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Alaskans at war with U.S. military over readiness exercises 8.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The small town of Cordova, dependent on salmon fishing, is fighting for control of its waters.
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Why aren't we hearing about the growing threat of nuclear war? 11.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
World I'm as curious as the next person about the Mueller report, Donald Trump's tax returns and Jody Wilson-Raybould's inner thoughts, but is there really no room amidst all the media chatter for the news that the chances of nuclear war are "higher than they've been in generations"? That was the frightening assessment the United Nations Security Council received last week from UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu, and it made barely a ripple in the media. For that matter, Trump's decision in February to withdraw from a key nuclear treaty, signed amid great hope 32 years ago by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, was deemed worthy of about 24 hours of news coverage. Even as climate change is finally penetrating the mainstream news cycle, the media has all but lost interest in nuclear war. Commentators rarely find time to remind us that all-out war between the U.S. and Russia, the two most heavily armed nuclear combatants, would be 100,000 times more destructive than Hiroshima. Billions of people would ...
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Trudeau continues Canada's war in Iraq with little critical media coverage 20.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson There has been little mainstream media attention -- or context -- given to the Trudeau government's announcement earlier this week that it would extend the deployment of Canadian troops in Iraq until March 2021. A quick historical recap. On February 15-16, 2003, an estimated six to 11 million people in 60 countries marched against the imminent invasion of Iraq. That invasion began 16 years ago this week on the evening of March 19, 2003 (at 5:34 a.m. Baghdad time on March 20). By September 2004, then United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan stated that the invasion was not sanctioned by the UN Security Council and that the war was illegal. A study released in October 2013 found that at least 405,000 people died between 2003 and 2011 due to the war and occupation of Iraq. Those casualties have continued to mount. Furthermore, the United Nations reported in January 2016 that "3.2 million people have been internally displaced since January 2014, including more than a million children of ...
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Christchurch happens every day in the war of terror 19.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
World As we mourn the victims of the terrorist atrocity in New Zealand -- where at least 50 Muslim worshippers were mowed down by a white supremacist partially "inspired" by Donald Trump -- many are looking for answers to the inevitable questions of why and how. To answer those questions, and explore how we might prevent such terrorist acts, it may be helpful to recognize that what happened at Christchurch -- mass murder produced as the logical result of a long-running political epoch that is almost singularly defined by the dehumanization and demonization of Muslims, Arabs, and anyone perceived as such -- happens every day. As in any war, atrocities are the norm, not the aberration. In the war of terror that has been waged by so-called Western democracies for decades -- long before 9/11 -- governments and militaries, their compliant media partners, the so-called entertainment industry, and a host of others have played the role of initiators, accomplices, and accelerants to a fiery hatred of all things ...
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War is not the way to climate justice 5.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson "Once weapons were manufactured to fight wars. Now wars are manufactured to sell weapons," Arundhati Roy once said. That's important to keep in mind with the CANSEC arms trade show taking place this coming May 29 to 30 at the EY Centre in Ottawa. CANSEC is an annual "trade show," promoted as "North America's largest tri-lateral defence event," that draws "600 VIPs, generals, top military and government officials," "over 5,000 Government of Canada representatives," and "over 40 delegations from around the world." Canada is no small player in the weapons trade. In June 2016, The Globe and Mail reported that Canada was the second-biggest arms dealer to the Middle East and the sixth biggest arms exporter in the world. In 2017, according to Global Affairs Canada, Canada's exports of "military goods and technology" to other countries amounted to about $1.031 billion. Our pension dollars are also going into weapons manufacturing. The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) notes, "The [Canada ...
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A post-Civil War town founded by former slaves perseveres 26.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Discover the improbable and inspiring Nicodemus, Kansas.
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Experts give Trudeau government C grade for its action on Rohingya genocide 24.12.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Experts give Trudeau government C grade for its action on Rohingya genocide
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