Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Primary Purpose

While I occasionally partake of news items from the Irish Times, New York Times, or Times of London, I am aware that the primary purpose of such institutional publications is to promote the philosophy that the rich deserve their privileges, and that the poor deserve their punishment. Everything else is just entertainment to keep the ad and subscription revenue flowing.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Application to Destroy

In uncharacteristically forthright language, a German mining corporation has applied to the Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs for approval to destroy aboriginal sacred sites and archeological artifacts of the Nyoongar people. Petroglyphs, ancient shelters and ceremonial grounds, pure streams, and dreaming sites are some of the cultural items slated for destruction by the cement manufacturer.

To counter the Nyoongar claims, the corporation has hired an overtly racist anthropologist to dispute the legitimacy of Nyoongar knowledge, identity and culture.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

American Power Trip

Black Agenda Report examines the American power trip in Somalia that threatens to ignite widespread war in East Africa.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Exercising Hereditary Governance

The Gitxsan of northwest British Columbia propose an unusual solution to land claims.

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