Indigenous peoples

26.01.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

India: News channels support massacre victim families

India: News channels support massacre victim families

Amidst all the allegations against Assam based private news channels that those beam only negative and inflammable reports in the time of crisis, the channel managements took up a noble mission to help the affected families of militants’ massacred in various remote parts of the State. Digesting the persistent criticisms … »

29.12.2014 Nava J. Thakuria

Adivasis targeted before Christmas in northeast India

Adivasis targeted before Christmas in northeast India

The Adivasi settlers in western and northern Assam, who are mostly Christians, were targeted by the tribal militants on December 23 evening killing over 80 people including village women and minor children. The Assam police suspect it’s a handiwork of breakaway faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), which … »

08.10.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

‘Indigenous Knowledge Essential to Halting Biodiversity Loss’

‘Indigenous Knowledge Essential to Halting Biodiversity Loss’

  Human Wrongs Watch The knowledge and traditional practices of indigenous people and local communities are key to halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable development, a United Nations official on 7 October 2014 stressed at a major meeting on biological diversity in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. “The collective work … »

02.10.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

The Environment: Very Holistic, Very Dialectic

The Environment: Very Holistic, Very Dialectic

Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung*, 29 Sep 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service – “Trees won’t save the planet” is the title of an article in INYT (21-22 Sep 2014) by Nadine Unger, professor of atmospheric chemistry at Yale University. Her thesis: The conventional wisdom–that planting trees serves carbon capture–is wrong; … »

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