Indigenous peoples

12.08.2014

Is an ‘International Day’ All That 370 Million Indigenous People Can Get?

Human Wrongs Watch They are around 370 million people in 90 countries around the world who constitute 15 per cent of the world’s poor and about one third of the world’s 900 million extremely poor rural people. They are the remains of millions of peoples who suffered historical extermination and… »

05.07.2014

Problems Inspire Ingenious Solutions in Peruvian Amazon Town

Problems Inspire Ingenious Solutions in Peruvian Amazon Town

By Milagros Salazar JEPELACIO, Peru, Jul 2 2014 (IPS) – He may look like a rapper, but 33-year-old José Antonio Bardález is the mayor of Jepelacio, in the Peruvian Amazon. His ingenious innovations in the municipality include transforming waste management into a source of… »

18.06.2014

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

News from Survival International One of the three Brazilian children who released white doves during the World Cup opening ceremony used the occasion to demand recognition of Indian land rights – but his protest was censored by FIFA. Immediately after releasing a white dove, Jeguaká Mirim, an indigenous Guarani boy, held… »

17.06.2014

Virtual Media blackout about the G77 (in fact 133)+China summit

Virtual Media blackout about the G77 (in fact 133)+China summit

The Group of 77 at the United Nations is a loose coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members’ collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization,… »

15.05.2014

Europe’s minorities troubled by Crimean crisis

Europe’s minorities troubled by Crimean crisis

A congress being held along the German-Danish border is focusing on how Europe’s many smaller ethnic groups can preserve their rights. The current fate of Crimea’s Tatars in the Ukraine crisis is a key subject. Europe is home to widely divergent minority populations, including the Danish… »

31.03.2014

Q&A: “Bolivia Marked the Start of a Major Indigenous Awakening”

Q&A: “Bolivia Marked the Start of a Major Indigenous Awakening”

[clear] [divide] Marianela Jarroud interviews Álvaro García Linera, vice president of Bolivia for IPS SANTIAGO, Mar 31 2014 (IPS) – He describes himself as someone who was drawn to Marxism as a result of his commiseration with the plight of indigenous people in his country, and he is considered… »

06.02.2014

Mexico showing the importance of including human security in the post-2015 development agenda

Mexico showing the importance of including human security in the post-2015 development agenda

By Mauricio Salazar* and Marte Hellema** On February 6, 2013, as part of the debate on the Post-2015 Development Agenda process, the Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals will take place. Issues for discussion will include, among others, conflict prevention, post-conflict… »

24.01.2014

Canada: Inuit genocide, mining and human rights

Canada: Inuit genocide, mining and human rights

One thing environmentalists or historians rarely talk about is that mankind’s road to the destruction of cultures and the world began several thousand years ago and not in the Twentieth Century – with the introduction of agriculture. By Lionel Mok* Urban folks look down on people from the country, calling… »

24.01.2014

New Delhi unsafe for Burmese refugees

New Delhi unsafe for Burmese refugees

The Indian national capital city of New Delhi, which gives shelter to over 8,000 registered Burmese refugees, half of them women and children, remains unsafe for the asylum seekers. A recent report titled ‘Doke Kha Bon’ from the Burma Centre Delhi has reiterated this fact adding that the women refugees,… »

21.12.2013

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now! A court in Canada has ruled Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen can try to seize the assets of oil giant Chevron based on a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court found it liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution… »

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