Thursday, April 24, 2008

A New Way of Living

While indigenous leaders like Bolivia's president Evo Morales call on the UN member states to disinvest in war in order to invest in reversing environmental catastrophe, American citizens are once again asked by corporate media to choose between warmongers to lead their country into further economic and social disaster. As Morales notes, it is time for a new way of living.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Captive Daughters Media has released its new anthology Pornography: Driving the Demand in International Sex Trafficking, including an essay by our colleague and associate scholar Melissa Farley.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Mustering Courage

Rudolph Ryser observes that Fourth World nations must now overcome centuries of exclusion and demand a seat at the table of climate change negotiations. Leaving solutions to the modern states that caused the problem in the first place makes no sense at all. Mustering the courage to confront greed and commerce on behalf of life itself is not easy, but the hard road is the only way left.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

About Endurance

Endurance is an attempt by its editor, Jay Taber, to make accessible the vital narratives intentionally suppressed by dominant societies. We hope you will join us in keeping them alive.

(Besides serving as a contributing editor of Fourth World Journal, Jay writes a regular column for Intercontinental Cry. You can listen to him speak about the Fourth World and the Fourth Estate here.) e-mail:


In 1933, the salmon people gathered at Ilwaco as they had done since time immemorial. The Chinook gave blessings as they began their journeys to feed their relatives as far away as Canada, Montana, and Wyoming. Some would go near to the Cowlitz, the Willamette and Warm Springs, the Klickitat, and the Umatilla. Others would continue to the Yakama, Wenatchee and Wanapum, the Omak and Okanagan, the Cayuse and Walla Walla. The strongest swimmers would feed the Colville and Shuswap, the Kalispel and Spokane, the Flathead, Grand Ronde, Nez Perce and Shoshone. After that, things would never be the same.

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