Indigenous peoples

12.08.2015

Nobel Peace Laureates Endorse Violence

Nobel Peace Laureates Endorse Violence

In a recent letter to US President Barack Obama twelve Nobel Peace laureates declared their support for the long history of US elite violence against Native Americans and enslaved Africans, as well as the US imperial violence around the world that has butchered tens of… »

10.08.2015

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

“It is imperative that there be prior, free, and informed consultation of indigenous peoples concerning any project that could affect their rights”. »

14.07.2015

Marshall Islands appeals the U.S. courts’s dismissal of Nuclear Zero lawsuit

Marshall Islands appeals the U.S. courts’s dismissal of Nuclear Zero lawsuit

MARSHALL ISLANDS APPEALS U.S. COURT’S DISMISSAL OF NUCLEAR ZERO LAWSUIT by NAPF Press Office Marshall Islands Appeals U.S. Court’s Dismissal of Nuclear Zero Lawsuit Small Island Nation Fights On. Archbishop Desmond Tutu Lends Support. July 13, 2015 – The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) submitted its Appeal Brief today… »

14.07.2015

Belo Monte Dam May Begin Operations Despite Noncompliance

Belo Monte Dam May Begin Operations Despite Noncompliance

The dam has failed to comply with conditions for the protection of the health, integrity and way of life of affected communities. Organizations reiterate the validity of the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in favor of the indigenous communities of the Xingú River basin,… »

14.06.2015

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’ is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear. … »

12.06.2015

How Loggers Are Destroying the Amazon — and Getting Away with Tt

How Loggers Are Destroying the Amazon — and Getting Away with Tt

Human Wrongs Watch By Dawn Bickett* 9 June, 2015 – The Amazon rainforest is the largest on earth. Its biodiversity is unparalleled, it is crucial to the stability of the global climate, and it is home to many indigenous peoples. But for its immense size and importance,… »

03.06.2015

Cultural Genocide – of Indigenous Peoples, says Canada’s top judge

Cultural Genocide – of Indigenous Peoples, says Canada’s top judge

What happened to Indigenous Peoples in Canada was nothing short of “cultural genocide,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said in a recent speech. She may be the highest-ranking federal official ever to use the term. By Indian Country Today Media Network  According to The Globe and Mail:… »

12.05.2015

A Lenape Call for a new cycle of consciousness to protect Mother Earth

A Lenape Call for a new cycle of consciousness to protect Mother Earth

The Abolition 2000 Annual Meeting took place on Saturday, May 2, during the Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference. It was opened with a moving welcome and greeting sent from the Lenape Center with a call for a new cycle of consciousness to protect Mother Earth.  The Lenape were the indigenous First People… »

11.05.2015

Finland: Saami indigenous people disregarded

Finland: Saami indigenous people disregarded

The Saami of northern Europe are facing threats from all sides. Timber, pulp and mining companies are crowding into their ancestral land, clearing the boreal forests and destroying their livelihoods. Enough is enough: tell Finland to finally adopt the International Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ILO 169). By Rainforest… »

10.05.2015

Canada: rejection of Areva’s Kiggavik uranium mining project

Canada: rejection of Areva’s Kiggavik uranium mining project

To the surprise and delight of many concerned citizens in Baker Lake, the Nunavut Impact Review Board has concluded that uranium mining should not be allowed to proceed at this time. Baker Lake is an Inuit Community renowned for its arts and crafts; it is located 320 km… »

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