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Kiribati President Purchases ‘Worthless’ Resettlement Land as Precaution Against Rising Sea

Monday, June 09, 2014

NAVIAVIA, Fiji, Jun 09 (IPS) - You can count the inhabitants of this isolated, tidy village of multi-coloured houses and flower bushes among global warming's first victims – but not in the usual sense.

Bagua Massacre – A Test for Justice in Peru

Friday, May 16, 2014

LIMA, May 16 (IPS) - The trial of 52 indigenous people that just got underway for a 2009 massacre near the city of Bagua in northwest Peru will test the judicial system's independence and ability to impart justice.

Traditional Wisdom to the Rescue in Cyclone Season

Monday, May 12, 2014

PORT BLAIR, Andaman Islands, India, May 12 (IPS) - May and November bring the most vicious cyclones to the Bay of Bengal rim countries in Southeast Asia.

Ivorians Learn to Save Chimpanzees and Last Intact Tropical Rainforest in West Africa by Exploiting it — for Tourism

Friday, May 09, 2014

TAI NATIONAL PARK, Côte d’Ivoire, May 09 (IPS) - Jonas Sanhin Touan has big dreams. As he sits under a canopy, he greets the rare tourist to Gouleako, one of the many villages near the entrance of Côte d'Ivoire's Taï National Park, with a meal.

U.N. Treaty on Corporate Rights Abuse Sees New Momentum

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 07 (IPS) - Some 500 global groups are calling for action by governments next month to jumpstart the process of drafting an international treaty to address rights abuses by multinational corporations, following on a related proposal by Ecuador and others.

Governments Crushing Their Own

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SYDNEY, Apr 30 (IPS) - The global spectre of state violence against political dissent, with paramilitary law enforcement units advancing against citizens they are employed to protect in cities such as Cairo, Bangkok and Kiev is daily news. But in some developing countries, the police are being used to put down indigenous opposition to the alliance of state and corporate power over resource extraction.

Healing the Dark Legacy of Native American Families

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

PORTLAND, Oregon, U.S., Apr 29 (IPS) - As a child, 78-year-old Yakama Nation elder Russell Jim was forced to go to a boarding school in Washington State and was beaten for speaking his language.

U.S. Tribe Looks to International Court for Justice

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 16 (IPS) - An indigenous community in the United States has filed a petition against the federal government, alleging that officials have repeatedly broken treaties and that the court system has failed to offer remedy.

Yakama Nation Tells DOE to Clean Up Nuclear Waste

Monday, April 14, 2014

YAKAMA NATION, Washington State, U.S., Apr 14 (IPS) - The Department of Energy (DOE), politicians and CEOs were discussing how to warn generations 125,000 years in the future about the radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, considered the most polluted site in the U.S., when Native American anti-nuclear activist Russell Jim interrupted their musings: "We'll tell them."

U.S. Urged to Push World Bank on Human Rights Safeguards

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 10 (IPS) - Rights advocates and community leaders, together with some U.S. lawmakers, are urging the United States to take a more robust role in pushing the World Bank to explicitly incorporate human rights into policies that dictate how and when the bank can engage in project lending and technical assistance.

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