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Canadian First Nations are 'ecstatic' over historic Supreme Court ruling

First Nations people across Canada celebrate Tsilhqot'in First Nation's win in Supreme Court ruling. The significant victory gives hope to other First Nations peoples 'nations-wide'

Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

As our strong belief in self determination through the Sovereignty movement moves forward, we must start thinking about the possibilities that are before us ...
   
- Michael Anderson

Grieving mother denied compensation as her son's killers declare bankruptcy

Five men from Alice Springs have used bankruptcy declarations to evade a court order to pay $180,000 compensation to a grieving indigenous mother over the death of her son. Trainee ranger Kwementyaye Ryder, 33, died after he was bashed and kicked in the head by a group of young white males on a drinking binge on July 25, 2009. He had a pre-existing aneurysm.

Andra Jackson Sydney Morning Herald 26 October 2013 [node:read-more:link]

Big Business prisons suing states if they don't stay full

Australia is closely following the USA in its private prison policies, and the mainstream media continues to fuel an effort to lock up more of its disadvantaged citizens, especially First Nations people. Already, we are aware of the pressures put on the police to meet charge targets for misdemeanors. Here is a glimpse at where we are heading.

Money from Misery - Prison Corporates getting fat

The Australian prison system recycling program

Fueled by racist right-wing politicians and the economic interests of some of the largest corporations on the planet, the prison-industrial complex looks set to continue expanding well into the future.

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