Sunday, October 04, 2009
Readers might recall the US Chamber of Commerce has been a steadfast opponent of international human rights. In the case of climate change impacts on indigenous peoples, these two issues converge. The Chamber mindset, as such, is consistent with the attitudes that prevailed regarding the U.S. Constitution prior to amendments outlawing slavery and extending equal civil rights to Blacks, Indians, and women. Today that mindset is supportive of such things as sweatshops and human trafficking, as well as in denial on the calamity of climate change.