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Robert Jensen : How I Stopped Hating Thanksgiving

“The First Thanksgiving,” painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930) / Wikimedia Commons.How I stopped hating ThanksgivingAnd learned to be afraid This is a society in which even progressive people routinely allow national and family traditions to trump fundamental human … finish reading Robert Jensen : How I Stopped Hating Thanksgiving

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The Lion Passes: A Different Look at Chappaquiddick

Teddy Kennedy and Chappaquiddick:The official story doesn’t wash After the airplane crash and the shooting of JFK and RFK, killing Ted Kennedy would not do. Gullible as the public is, too many would think a plot was afoot. Kennedy had … finish reading The Lion Passes: A Different Look at Chappaquiddick

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Mexico Frees Convicted Killers of Chiapas Indians

Relatives of those killed in the 1997 Acteal massacre carry photos and pray in San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico, Tuesday, August 11, 2009. Photo by Moyses Zuniga / AP.Supreme Inpunity:Mexico’s high court frees convicted killers of 49 Indians in Chiapas By … finish reading Mexico Frees Convicted Killers of Chiapas Indians

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‘The Mexican Genome’ : Big Science and Indian Genocide

‘Mexican People — Mexico Today and Tomorrow, 1934-35,’ by Diego Rivera. The manipulation of the genetic mapping of the indigenous peoples of Mexico is only one front on which Big Science aids and abets ethnic cleansing. By John Ross / … finish reading ‘The Mexican Genome’ : Big Science and Indian Genocide

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The Navajo Nation and Uranium Mining: Not a Happy Combination

Fred and Clara Slowman near their newly rebuilt home near Teec Nos Pos, Ariz. Many homes were contaminated with uranium. Photo: Kevin Moloney for The New York Times.Uranium Contamination Haunts Navajo CountryBy Dan Frosch / July 26, 2009 TEEC NOS … finish reading The Navajo Nation and Uranium Mining: Not a Happy Combination

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Steve Weissman : Chinese Revolt Exposes Washington’s Folly

Rebiya Kadeer” : Her skirts are hardly snow white. Photo from the Sunday Morning Herald.Chinese Revolt Exposes Washington’s Folly Rebiya Kadeer, the fascinating woman at the center of the cock-up, would never be taken for a modern-day Mata Hari. By … finish reading Steve Weissman : Chinese Revolt Exposes Washington’s Folly

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Steve Russell on Native Hawaiians: Got Indigenous?

A sea of people of all ages embraced and honi’d, or touched noses, in early March at Lahaina while celebrating the end of a weeklong, 193-mile torch march around Maui to raise attention for Native Hawaiian issues. Photo from Hawaiian … finish reading Steve Russell on Native Hawaiians: Got Indigenous?

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Fight for the Amazon : The Planet’s at Stake

A police helicopter takes away indigenous protesters who have been arrested in the Peruvian rainforest. It returns later and is used to fire tear gas at protesters. Photo by Thomas Quirynen and Marijke Deleu / Independent, U.K.A fight for the … finish reading Fight for the Amazon : The Planet’s at Stake

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Crackdown in Peruvian Jungle; Indigenous Leader Seeks Asylum

Alberto Pizango, leader of Peruvian indigenous communities, speaks during a news conference in Lima. Photo from Reuters / Guardian, U.K. UPDATE: See ‘Peru: 60 dead as Garcia Regime sends police to attack indigenous road blockade,’ at Axis of Logic, with … finish reading Crackdown in Peruvian Jungle; Indigenous Leader Seeks Asylum

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Peruvian Rainforest : Tribes Blockade Roads and Rivers, Government Troops Move in

Huge parts of Peru’s rainforest are threatened by government deals with several multinationals. Photo by / Paul A Souders / Corbis. Ecology and culture at stake say environmentalists, as government plans to exploit rainforest for oil, gas and timber. By … finish reading Peruvian Rainforest : Tribes Blockade Roads and Rivers, Government Troops Move in

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Gentle Rage: Clyde Bellecourt Remembers the Birth of the American Indian Movement

Clyde Bellecourt, one of three founders of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968.‘We had to create our own institutions. Even today, we can do that all across America.’By Brenda Norrell / August 13, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO — Clyde Bellecourt … finish reading Gentle Rage: Clyde Bellecourt Remembers the Birth of the American Indian Movement

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San Francisco Peaks : Court Allows Further Development on Sacred Native American Land

Native American dancers in Arizona.‘Ruling in the case to protect the environmental and cultural integrity of Arizona’s San Francisco Peaks’By Brenda Norrell / August 9, 2008 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Bending under pressure from the Bush Administration, the Ninth Circuit Court … finish reading San Francisco Peaks : Court Allows Further Development on Sacred Native American Land

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