May 20, 2007

Indians vs. progress

Are Indigenous People Hostile Towards Development?[I]t’s not as if indigenous people want to be setting up blockades here. And it’s not like they just can’t find something good on tv either… It’s because conventional ‘acceptable actions’ like going to court, petitioning the UN, and writing appeals to the Queen almost always end in a twisted, neutralizing way: Nothing ever changes, which means everything gets worse.

It’s not like there’s a choice either. If there was, these States would not be arresting and criminalizing innocent people in a blatant effort to make sure things continue, business as usual.

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