Thursday, July 30, 2009
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
In the ongoing conflict between industrial and indigenous societies, it is helpful to remember who initially attacked whom. Conflict resolution requires acknowledging past wrongs by making amends in the present. Until industrial societies stop attacking tribal peoples, nothing fundamental can be achieved by international institutions.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sayed Dhansay examines why South Africa has sold out its Palestinian brothers during their hour of need.
Friday, July 17, 2009
The Sacred Dimension
Two books that address the sacred dimension are The Distorted Past by Josep Fontana, and The Primal Mind by Jamake Highwater. Taken together, these authors explore what it is that — as the ancient seed of all humanity — tribal peoples still possess that the diaspora has misplaced. The proposition being that it is a universal heritage lost by many as indigenous roots were severed, but recoverable to some extent through study and practice.
Monday, July 13, 2009
US CENTCOM Area of Responsibility is where most American soldiers will die in the 21st century. Oil and gas, baby, oil and gas.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
WMD v WMB
While Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) are a serious threat to humanity, White Man's Burden (WMB) drives much of the conventional weaponry and hostility unleashed on a daily basis.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Native American people have been faced with American schools since the 1870's or so as a federal policy. The policy was to break or sever ties to culture, family, and tribe, to change indigenous people into Americans. It was a severe and traumatic form of brainwashing, literally to destroy the heritage and identity of native people, ostensibly to assimilate them into an American way of life.
--Woven Stone by Simon J. Ortiz
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
On Its Head
The assumption of lineal progress limits our conceptual appreciation of what is the most dynamic aspect of human evolution in the world today. While tribal governing entities have relied on conservation, cooperation, and reciprocity to maintain internal stability for millenia, they have now extended these values into network society. Pan-tribal global solidarity in confronting the anti-indigenous axis of state institutions, markets, and transnational criminal enterprise has emerged with support from civil society. The new alliances and organizing strategy of the indigenous peoples' movement may turn much social theory on its head.