6 May 2008

International Justice is a LIE

New York City, NY – Indigenous Peoples attending the Permanent
> Forum are outraged that their rejection of the carbon market has
> been ignored in the final report
of the 7th Session of the United
> Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII). The final
> report of the PFII hails World Bank funded carbon trading, like the
> Clean Development Mechanism, as “good examples” of partnership
> despite the human rights violations and environmental destruction
> they have caused.
> “Indigenous Peoples attending the 7th session of the Permanent
> Forum are profoundly concerned that our key recommendations on
> climate change are not being taken into account by the Permanent
> Forum. This Permanent Forum was created precisely to recognize,promote, and support the rights of Indigenous peoples,” says Florina Lopez, Coordinator of the Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity
> Network of Abya Yala.
> Throughout the two weeks of the Permanent Forum, Indigenous
> community representatives have consistently testified about the
> injustices
associated with the clean development mechanism projects
> and have asked that the Permanent Forum not promote the projects.
> However, in the final report of the Permanent Forum (document E/C.
> 19/2008/L.2) adopted today, these injustices have been ignored.
> In response, many groups under the name of the Indigenous Caucus of
> Abya Yala took the floor today to express their concerns. Their
> statement affirmed that the recommendations of the Permanent Forum
> do not properly reflect their positions. They used the opportunity
> to affirm their rejection of carbon trading mechanisms and concerns
> over specific implementations. Over 30 organizations at the forum
> called for the final report to include a section outlining their
> concerns.

> In the background paper for this session (Document E/C.19/2008/10),
> three projects are being upheld to illustrate the “clean
> development mechanism projects that are being implemented in
> indigenous peoples territories with good results.” However, there
> are grave problems with each of these projects including violations
> of the rights enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of
> Indigenous Peoples. For example, the Jeripachi wind power project
> in Colombia did not get the free, prior, and informed consent of
> the Wayuu people to build this wind farm in a sacred territory of
> the Wayuu People. Indigenous Peoples’ organizations contend the
> assassination of over 200 Wayuu People prior to the implementation
> of the project was to clear the area for this and other projects.
> Additionally, most of the energy generated from the wind farm is
> used to power the Cerrajon mine, the biggest open air coal mine in
> the world, which itself is known for numerous human rights
> violations and environmental damages. Representatives of the Wayuu
> people who attended the Permanent Forum didn’t even know the
> project was being promoted as a good example.

> “In promoting the clean development mechanism projects and carbon
> trading, the Permanent Forum is allowing oil companies who are the
> biggest emitters for greenhouse gases, to continue to pollute,”
> says Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous
> Environmental Network. “Promoting the commodification of the air
> is a corruption of our traditional teachings and violates the
> original instructions of Indigenous Peoples."

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Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
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