International Solidarity

Call of Fez for a Universal Climate Conscience

Call of Fez for a Universal Climate Conscience

We, women and men of good will from various spiritual, religious and scientific backgrounds from around the world, are participating in the Fez Climate Conscience Summit under the High patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and at the invitation of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Morocco and the Rabita Mohammedia of Ulemas. Recommend: To consider climate change as a major threat to our life here together, to peace in the world, to the future of humanity and to life on earth; [node:read-more:link]

Canada: Ditching the Papal Bull(shit) and sovereignty

On May 1, 2016, First nations people from Canada organised a Long March to Rome and met with Pope Francis and requested him to rescind the Papal “Bulls of Discovery”. he Papal Bulls of Discovery are an important piece of a larger idea in international law, called the Discovery Doctrine, which holds that when European nations “discovered” non-European lands, they gained special rights over that land, such as sovereignty and title, regardless of what other peoples live on that land. [node:read-more:link]

Oklahoma tribe's detail federal government's $186 million lawsuit settlement

The lawsuit focused on tribal accusations that the federal government mismanaged hundreds of thousands of acres in southeastern and south-central Oklahoma where the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations were relocated in the 1830s after being removed from their ancestral homelands in the southeastern United States.

'Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples' needs serious revision says Anderson on return from Geneva

Ghillar Michael Anderson returned from Geneva after attending an organisational meeting to bring together the first delegates to the UN of the world's Indigenous Peoples in 2015.
"It was from the first delegates' conference in July 1981 that the United Nations established the Working Group on Indigenous Peoples and it was from this body, over many years, that the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was formed. [node:read-more:link]

The Indigenous Rights Risk Report: How Violating Indigenous Peoples' Rights Increases Industry Risk

First Peoples Worldwide released the Indigenous Rights Risk Report at the SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing, a product of two years of consultations with investment analysts, industry professionals, and Indigenous Peoples. The report analyzes 52 U.S. oil, gas, and mining companies with projects operating on or near Indigenous territories around the globe, impacting some 150 Indigenous communities. [node:read-more:link]

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