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Jun 8, 2009
Peru: Battle lines drawn over the Amazon
The battle has been set for control of the Amazon. On one side, Indigenous Amazonians, On the other, the Peruvian state and its free trade agreements.
Jun 6, 2009
Calm at the centre of the storm: Reporting from the Amazonian Peoples' Headquarters in Lima
I've just arrived at the head offices of AIDESEP, the Interethnic Association of Peruvian Rainforest Development, the representative body of Amazonian peoples of Peru.
Jun 6, 2009
50 days of protest and one massacre in the Peruvian Amazon
After 50 days, the situation took a turn for the worst. The government sent in police to violently remove Indigenous protesters, who were resisting free trade agreements that threatened the Amazon.
May 26, 2009
From Canada to Ecuador: Indigenous leaders debunk myths of Canadian mining
Indigenous leaders travelled to Ecuador to take on Canadian mining boosterism. "We don't even want Canadian companies in our territory, so we don't blame Ecuadorians for not wanting them here either."
May 4, 2009
He's sorrowful...but not sorry
The Pope said he was "sorrowful" for what happened to residential school survivors. Sorrowful. But not sorry. Is that an important distinction?
May 4, 2009
Historic gathering shows the way on climate change
About 300 indigenous leaders and activists from around the world convened in Anchorage to discuss climate change. Mainstream Canadian media seems to have completely missed this historic event.
Apr 28, 2009
Down with racist names
Savage. Squaw. Indian. Would we all agree that these are immensely derogatory names that should not be, in this day and age, still used to geographically locate places?
Apr 21, 2009
Think all stimulus is good stimulus? Not so fast
Not all stimulus is good stimulus. Some of it, in fact, rolls back workers' rights and undermines indigenous peoples' struggle for self-determination.
Mar 31, 2009
The Olympics resister behind No2010.com
An interview with Gord Hill, who runs the No2010.com website. He is from the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation on northern Vancouver Island and works with the Olympics Resistance Network.