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Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia | World news | guardian.co.uk

Scores of disabled people on crutches and in wheelchairs fought police in La Paz, Bolivias capital, over demands for better welfare support, injuring several and fuelling anger against the state.A caravan of about 50 adults and children ended a 1,000-mile, 100-day trek through Bolivia at the protest near government offices in La Paz on Thursday. […]

Freedom Isnt Free‏…Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted on Betty Tuiningas TwitWall

Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted inconnection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau ofInvestigation FBI. Despite the courts acknowledgment of FBI andprosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been imprisonedsince 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman, Florida.Help us free an innocent man. Make your $15, $30, or […]

Alberta: First Nations Call For Environment Minister To Honour Treaty Promises And Act Immediately To Save Caribou – Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

First Nations have called for Canada’s Environment Minister to stop delaying, to stop denying the evidence before him, and to start honouring the Treaty promises that require protection of woodland caribou habitat. But Minister Peter Kent told journalists yesterday – at the close of public consultation on the strategy – that it will be months […]

UN slams Canada for First Nations treatment

Canadas international reputation came under fire in Geneva on Wednesday as a UN expert panel delivered scathing criticisms over the governments treatment of First Nations and recent changes to the countrys immigration system.Members on the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, all of them human-rights experts from around the world, questioned why headway has […]

Mexico to Report to the UN on Fight against Discrimination

Presidency of the RepublicIn compliance with its international obligations, Mexico will discuss its 16th and 17th consolidated report on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination CERD on February 14-15 in Geneva.During the presentation, Mexican authorities, including the executive and judicial branches, will provide the UN Committee […]

Dark history of Indian boarding schools told in church program | The Enquirer | battlecreekenquirer.com

The two women were among a handful of people who watched “Our Spirits Dont Speak English,” an 80-minute film about Indian boarding schools from the 19th and 20th century and how they were used by the United States government as an attempt to wash away the culture and language of Indian children.Presented by the volunteer […]

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