Saturday, December 18, 2010

Making a Mockery

As Rudolph Ryser notes in his commentary on the US State Department report endorsing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, indigenous nations are welcome to determine how they develop economically and socially as long as it doesn't interfere with the interests of the US government, interests we all know to be ruled by Wall Street. If this is the best the United States can do in recognizing the right of indigenous peoples to exist as self-determined political entities, then Secretary Clinton and President Obama are simply running a shell game that makes a mockery of the international human rights regime.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?