Archive for August 5th, 2018


How Indigenous Knowledge Advances Modern Science and Technology

Human Wrongs Watch


The Conversation* Throughout history, Indigenous peoples have been responsible for the development of many technologies and have substantially contributed to science.


Indigenous knowledge has aided and enhanced modern science and technology for centuries, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, speaks about climate change at the global COP22 conference in Marrakech, Morocco, in November 2016.(AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy) | Photo from The Conversation.

Science is the pursuit of knowledge. Approaches to gathering that knowledge are culturally relative. Indigenous science incorporates traditional knowledge and Indigenous perspectives, while non-Indigenous scientific approaches are commonly recognized as Western science.

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Africa: Revolutionary Intellectuals ‘Inspired by Latin America’

Africa is bleeding, but slowly waking up, trying to move forward. There is no doubt that the momentum is building, writes Andre Vitchek.
The inspection and sale of a Negro| Brantz Mayer | Public Domain
4 August 2018 (teleSUR)* — At times, the situation in Africa may appear desperate. The plunder and genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) goes on; the French neo-colonialist policies in Central and West Africa are throwing entire nations into turmoil and despair.
Mostly implanted (often by Western allies) jihadi cadres are active in dozens of countries, including Nigeria, Kenya and Mali.

Western imperialism has been destroying the continent for centuries.

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What Does the Burning of the Great Northern Forest Mean for Us?

GREENPEACE* – Europe is burning. We’ve seen the headlines about catastrophic fires from the Mediterranean to the Arctic. Blazes are also ravaging the Great Northern Forest from Sweden in the west, to the Russian Far East.



Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 Things You Should Know

3 August 2018 (ICANInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons)* – Next week marks 73 years since two atomic bombs were dropped over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed and maimed, and the effects are still being felt today.

Photo from ICAN.

But while the mushroom clouds became iconic symbols of mass destruction, and the paper cranes a symbol of hope for a nuclear-free world, there are many things you may not know – or may have forgotten – that are really important if we’re going to make sure this never happens again.

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