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Walking for Peace: No More Fukushimas

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Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre

As you read this, about a dozen activists are circumnavigating Lake Ontario on foot – a total of 400 miles – to publicize the presence and impact of the 17 nuclear reactors and a handful of uranium mining and fuel production sites on its shores. The Peace Walkers remind us that “it has been proven time and time again that humans do not have the capability to control the long-term effects of nuclear power from uranium mining to power production and radioactive waste.

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An Onondaga Lake Update

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Lindsay Speer

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The Rights of Mother Earth

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Lindsay Speer

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Solidarity Across Borders

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by Jessica Maxwell & Ursula Rozum

“There are going to be some losers. Campesinos [small farmers], indigenous, Afro-Colombians, they aren’t going to win.” –US Embassy official in Colombia

 

Activists in Syracuse, Cortland and Ithaca have maintained a solidarity project with activists in the Movimiento Campesino de Cajibío (Small Farmers Movement of Cajibío—MCC) in Cauca, Colombia since 2003. We have organized six delegations to Colombia and hosted three visits from Cajibío organizers to CNY.

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The 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua

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by Peter Jemison

I want to talk about our original treaties. Not only did we make treaties with the United States, we also made treaties with other foreign countries. The first one was made with the Dutch. We used a wampum belt with two parallel lines on a field of white. Wampum belts help us to commemorate and remember our treaties.

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Mother Earth has Rights

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by Kathy Kern

In 2003, I saw a documentary, The Corporation, that explored the concept of “personhood” granted to US corporations by the Supreme Court through the 14th amendment. That decision essentially meant that corporations had the same legal rights as actual human beings.

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