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Why There Are No “Israelis” in the Jewish State

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The head of the campaign for Israeli nationality, Uzi Ornan, a retired linguistics professor, said: “It is absurd that Israel, which recognises dozens of different nationalities, refuses to recognise the one nationality it is supposed to represent.”

The government opposes the case, claiming that the campaign’s real goal is to “undermine the state’s infrastructure” — a presumed reference to laws and official institutions that ensure Jewish citizens enjoy a privileged status in Israel.

Mr Ornan, 86, said that denying a common Israeli nationality was the linchpin of state-sanctioned discrimination against the Arab population.

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Immigration and Indigenous solidarity and how they intersect

Recently, I helped out at a No One Is Illegal event that was held last weekend in Toronto.  There was an amazing line-up of speakers, and one in particular really clarified some things for me around the issues of immigration and Indigenous rights.

I've occasionally wondered whether there is a disconnect between advocating open immigration, and also advocating Indigenous rights in Canada, in particular, land claims.  It seems to be contradictory: colonizers from outside Canada stole land from the First Peoples here, and are now treating them like unwanted guests on their own territories.  The first invaders could be considered "immigrants" - so how is it that immigration wasn't okay then, but it is okay now?

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The First Nations Solidarity Working Group MEETING WEDNESDAY

 

The First Nations Solidarity Working Group MEETING WEDNESDAY
 
The First Nations Solidarity Working Group (re: the People's Summit) is meeting tomorrow (Wednesday March 3) at 6 pm at Ryerson in Jorgenson Hall 730 (board room)  Jorgenson Hall is the main building of Ryerson off Gerrard just east of Yonge .  Enter the building and turn right to elevators to 7 and then turn left.
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=284064558762
Email: g82010canada@gmail.com

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Protecting the Circle: Aboriginal Men Ending Violence Against Women

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Protecting the Circle: Aboriginal Men Ending Violence Against Women

A written collection of submitted works by Aboriginal men

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I believe; Now is the time for our men to reflect, to examine, and to question our current attitudes, our current actions, and our conduct towards our women. Do these things adhere and align with the fundamental and foundational teachings at the core of who we are, in the
character of those that came before, and at the cultural heart of that we claim such "Native Pride"?

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An American Disaster: Massive Sioux Nation Indian Reservation Battles Snow with Three Ploughs

An American Disaster: Massive Sioux Nation Indian Reservation Battles Snow with Three Ploughs

http://www.opednews.com/populum/link.php?id=106781

"The Cheyenne Sioux Indian Reservation of South Dakota - almost the size of Connecticut is getting little help from authorities while Indians are dying from exposure and disease in sub zero weather. They have only three snowploughs to clear the entire roadway system. We need a hue and cry.."

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Is Chief Justin George betraying his people?

Chief Justin George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says the Olympics are a great thing and that it will mean greater economic development and wealth for all the Four Host First Nations on whose land the Olympics are being held.

 

Is he stupid? Once the Olympics are over things will go right back to the way they are now. Massive unemployment, poor housing and schools, malnutrition, domestic violence. Sure some people on the FNs will do fine because of kickbacks and short term housing. What I want to know is why is he selling his people out?

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Federal government eliminates funding for First Nations University of Canada

I understand that they have stated that governance and accountability were the reasons but this seems extreme. The Sask. government already cut provincial funding a couple days ago.

This school (Attached to the University of Regina) provides many programs particularly in health and education- including a nursing school. Given the health crisis in First Nations communities, I am shocked by this decision. As well this is an institution with not only a functional purpose but also an extremely valuable symbolic one. In addition Aboriginal communities are younger than the national average and an extremely important part of Canada's national future.

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