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'How I Bore You On Eagles Wings' -- A Reminder Of Our Humanity

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

Such troubling times all around us. It seems the world knows no rest: Islamic terror rearing its ugly head and in the most gruesome of manners in Euro...

Chevron's Ted Boutrous Thoroughly Embarrassed Himself Last Week

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Ted Boutrous embarrassed himself in Huffington Post this week in an apparent attempt to "up the crazy" as the trial to seize Chevron's assets in Canad...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Chevron's Garbage Fire Sale

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from a $11 billion verdict.

The Dazzling Indigenous Cultures Of Mexico, In Photos

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts

Photographer Diego Huerta was living in the city of Santa Catarina in the state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico when he realized he was living...

Crossing the Line: The Smithsonian's Most Recent Censorship of Artists Hurts Us All

Rachel Waters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Rachel Waters

(Artist Anida Yoeu Ali stands as The Red Chador in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building during the Crosslines art show held on Memorial Day we...

(More Than) Prayers For Orlando: Taking Accountability For Our Own Role In Anti-Gay Violence

Gyasi Ross | Posted 06.23.2016 | Crime
Gyasi Ross

t's not just about the worst of the worst--the face of evil. It's also about us, the "regular people" who help create the environments that allow those faces of evil to fester. We have the power to change those environments.

World Ocean Council and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The sea connects all things, and thus it can be viewed through the prism of almost any time, place, or subject. These latter come in "waves," usually ...

Amazon Cuisine Can Spark a New "Rainforest to Table" Movement

Forest Trends | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

Chefs and other creative thinkers are planting the seeds of a "Rainforest to Table" movement that combines food production and forest protection - saving the Amazon's forests and nourishing its people.

Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won't Go Away

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

[Of course, we don't have access to Chevron's internal communications. But if we did, this "memo" is what we imagine we might see. It's hard to peek i...

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

The revered Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano wrote these words a few months after the events he alludes to: On May 10, 2013, 30 years after the crimes were committed, former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya Ixil population and sentenced to 80 years is prison.

Inclusive Cities Critical to the New Urban Agenda #HabitatIII

Hung Vo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Hung Vo

Photo taken of speakers and participants of the Indigenous Forum session in Toluca. Co-authored by Doug Ragan, Chief of UN-HABITAT Youth and Livelih...

Daniel Pascual: Leader in the Guatemala Indigenous Rights Movement

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Daniel Pascual is a 42-year-old indigenous rights defender from Guatemala's K'iche' community. An activist from an early age, Daniel is the current coordinator of the Comite de Unidad Campesina (CUC), an ActionAid partner organization.

Sole Witness to Berta Cáceres Murder: 'It Was Clear She Was Going to Get Killed'

Josefina Salomon | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Josefina Salomon

"I was working on a presentation when I heard a loud bang," said Gustavo, who is now in Mexico. "I thought something had fallen, but when Berta screamed, 'Who's there?', I knew it was bad, that it was the end."

In the Crosshairs of Development

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

When we learned that Berta Cáceres, a leader of the indigenous Lenca people, was murdered in Honduras, we were shocked but not surprised. A violent death is the all-too-frequent fate of indigenous activists who defend their rivers and lands against dams, logging and other forms of destructive development.

AFRO BRASIL: A Conversation About Shared Struggles

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.29.2016 | Black Voices
Stephen Grant

I moved to Brazil a little over a year ago, but it didn't take long for me to see that Afro-Brazilians face many of the same issues of racism and inju...

Why Are Navajo Elders Still Enduring Intimidation Tactics From Government Agencies?

Julia Orr | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

Ruth Benally, Dineh Elder, Big Mountain resident, matriach and activist. Published with permission from the Benally family. In a remote part of the ...

Photographer Captures The Breathtaking Beauty Of Mexico’s Indigenous Communities

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.07.2016 | Latino Voices

"Oaxaca was something that had to happen, it was something that I didn’t look for. It simply occurred." That's how photographer Diego Huerta descri...

Why the Fight for Land Rights Matters to Everyone

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Around 2.5 billion people live, work, and depend on indigenous and community lands. They protect about half of the world's land, but have full ownership rights to just one-fifth of that. Why this massive gap?

Indigenous People Lead Effort to Keep 'Water Heart' Beating Strong in Northern Canada

Jennifer Lamson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Green
Jennifer Lamson

For generations, the Sahtúgot'ine Dene people in northern Canada have told a story about the "water heart," a power that connects all living things throughout their traditional territory. This heart beats deep within Great Bear Lake, a place as magnificent and untamed as its name suggests.

European Funders Suspend Support for Agua Zarca Dam

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The construction site of the Agua Zarca Dam in Honduras (COPINH) On March 15, Nelson Garcia, an activist of COPINH, the Honduran organization Berta C...

Agua Zarca: A Stain on the Dutch and Finnish Human Rights Record

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Six indigenous people were killed in the Dutch-funded Santa Rita Dam in Guatemala (CODECO) "Respect for human rights," the Finnish government says, i...

President Obama: A Letter of Recommendation for Diane Humetewa for the Supreme Court

Gyasi Ross | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Gyasi Ross

we don't need any more of the current worldview, Republican or Democrat, to determine where our nation is going. We have a lot of that. We need some good ol' Indigenous wisdom, some Hopi wisdom, and most importantly, some Indigenous Hopi Woman Wisdom.

Who Killed Berta Cáceres?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.04.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

We don't know who fired the bullet that killed Berta Cáceres. But we need to call out the actors who share a moral responsibility for the murder of our friend and partner.

Indigenous Tribe Creates Computer Game To Preserve Culture, Fight Prejudice

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact

A new computer game is helping to celebrate and preserve indigenous culture in Brazil. Guilherme Meneses, an anthropologist from the University of Sao...