Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rebellious villagers reject talks with Chinese government

Raw Stroy The Chinese village of Wukan, which has been in open revolt since the death of its representative Xue Jinbo in police custody ten days ago, has rejected overtures from the government to discuss ending the standoff. “Leaders at … Continue reading

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Black and Grey Markets

Most Native communities I’ve been to have an informal economic sector. In Alaska there is a steady trade in traditional foods such as smoked salmon, dried halibut, hooligan oil & seaweed as well as in regalia. In my mother’s tribe … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Smoke Hole of our Tipi

Merry Christmas, all my brothers and sisters!

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Bootstrap Resiliency in Indian Country: Let’s be Indigenous Manufacturers Again

Earlier I posted a link to Low-tech Magazine: ————————————— Low-tech Magazine refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech solution. A simple, sensible, but nevertheless controversial message; high-tech has become the idol of our society. ————————————– A few of … Continue reading

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Race, Religion, and Politics

Interesting thoughts on tribalism at http://curiousquisling.squarespace.com/ My own thoughts on the subject are quite similar. Though I think that most large cities will remain cosmopolitan and very mixed in race, religion and political flavors. This is a good thing, as … Continue reading

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10 Ways the War on Drugs is a Wild Success

Information Liberation For all the evidence of how the War on Drugs has failed society, there’s equally as much evidence of how it is a great success to those who continue to support it. The drug war has many advantages … Continue reading

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The Truth About Hair and Why Indians Would Keep Their Hair Long

Sign of the Times With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on … Continue reading

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