Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

Fourth World Think Tank

The Center for World Indigenous Studies invites you to learn, study and discover alongside activist scholars advancing the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide.

Monday, October 09, 2017

 

Doctoring Dysfunction

As noted at The Intercept, the stranglehold on health care by doctors, private insurers and drug-makers has killed any chance of the Affordable Care Act ever working. Medicare for all is the only way to make Americans healthy, and is the ticket to a Democratic Congress in 2018.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

 

Culture-Jamming

The SI2 gallery is now online.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

 

The Stoners

In the movie The Kite Runner, there is a scene where adulterers are stoned to death by the Taliban during half-time of a soccer match in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in real-life Uganda, homosexuality is a capitol offense.
In January 2009, president-elect Barack Obama chose homophobic pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. In 2013, the acclaimed documentary God Loves Uganda — which depicts the role of American conservative evangelicals (Warren’s proteges) in generating vicious anti-gay campaigns there — premiered in New York.
On Friday, U.S. Ambassador to the UN — Nikki Haley — voted against a resolution condemning the death penalty for LGBTQ people.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

No Mexicans No Food

Nationwide, the shortage of migrant workers means crops go unpicked, and if things keep going the way they are, food shortages could occur.

Friday, September 22, 2017

 

Double Standards

When it comes to the home countries of some Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, i.e. Elie Wiesel, Aung San Suu Kyi and Barack Obama, there is a giant blind spot toward their own human rights violations. Whether based on religious, ethnic or political bigotry, this conscious disavowal betrays their stature.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 

Sacred Traditions

Native American Renaissance writer N.Scott Momaday (Kiowa) spoke in Tacoma last night on The Crisis of Identity Facing Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples.


Named a UNESCO Artist for Peace and an Oklahoma poet laureate, Momaday also has been honored with the 2007 National Medal of Arts for “introducing millions worldwide to the essence of Native American culture.”

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