BOOK REVIEW: Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial, by Richard Price

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010 Michael S. Wilson Among liberal intellectuals in the North, there is a commonly held view of tribal and indigenous peoples as victims of the international political economy and the neoliberal model of resource extraction. A less common perspective—despite its condemnation of ongoing colonialism and its refusal to accept the […]

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Mexico’s Return to “Perfect Dictatorship”

July 2, 2012 MICHAEL WILSON On the night of July 1, Enrique Peña Nieto shouted before cameras, “this Sunday, Mexico won!” The presidential candidate of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), Peña used the speech to declare himself the winner, promising an “honest” and “democratic presidency.” Peña believes he has defeated both the conservative incumbent Partido Acción […]

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Drug use at UWSP: student survey provides insights

“One of the most persistent and unusual aspects of human behavior, observable in all cultures and through all of history, is man’s dissatisfaction with his ordinary state of consciousness and the consequent development of innumerable methods for altering it,” according to Charles T. Tart, professor emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. Students […]

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Changing Conditions Under the Power Structure

“Policies don’t change, interests don’t change, institutional sources of these don’t change, but conditions do. And the most important condition is the domestic population. And that changes because of dedicated activism, sometimes inspired by great tragedies.” – Noam Chomsky, Kent State University, May 2000. The Kent State and Jackson State shootings became emblematic of the […]

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