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Federal government’s legal fees for Indigenous child welfare case now exceed $800K

The principle, named for a five-year-old Indigenous ... is still falling far short of expectations. “We’ve had battle after battle at the human rights tribunal as the government has tried to limit the... read more

TV Movie Guide Highlights: 21-27 January

This documentary focuses on the interface over the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the other, the Indigenous communities ... Viola (Bellucci). This landmark feature documenta... read more

Africa: Green New Deal Could Be Game-Changer

"Three years after nearly 200 countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, they are still far off-track ... states in its first sentence, is not possible with singular policies like carbon ... read more

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Donziger: Chevron’s SLAPP Attack On Ecuador Judgment A Symbol of New Corporate Harassment Lawsuits

Steven Donziger, a Harvard-educated lawyer, organized the team that won a landmark ... attacks after Indigenous groups and farmer communities won a $12 billion environmental judgment. I played a key r... read more

Twenty years after federal government changed sentencing, aboriginals still disproportionately fill our prisons

explaining his decision to reject the Crown’s recommendation of an indeterminate sentence. It was not the first time her aboriginal status had weighed in her favour at sentencing. Eight years earlier, ... read more

Berkeley’s Borneo Project Aims to Restore Lands by Teaching Mapping By MATTHEW ARTZ

Project in jeopardy After a string of legal victories, last month the project suffered a setback that could undermine the mapping enterprise. The Sarawak State Court of Appeals overturned a 2001 landm... read more

From corn to cattle, gene editing is about to supercharge agriculture

Compared to the wild plant first cultivated by ancient Mexicans some ten thousand years ago, modern corn is a super mutant. And yet, after all those thousands ... may soon be coming to market. It was ... read more

Good Crop, Bad Crop

Then the work begins ... soon after they launched the campaign. Using the hot goods provision gave the agency the muscle it needed to clamp down hard—while also serving as a warning to other businesse... read more

New Mexico politics, immigration make headlines in 2018

The work continued as ... than 18,000 jobs over the year, New Mexico saw the largest percentage drop of any state in its unemployment rate from November 2017 to November 2018. Education settlementIt w... read more

One Woman’s Fight to Claim Her ‘Blackness’ in Brazil

She interned at the Federal Attorney General’s Office in Salvador while still a student and took a job as an analyst at the government accountability office in Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, after ... read more

Nigeria: Unprecedented - The Making of Three Women Senior Advocates

A female lawyer, Mrs. 'Doyin Oremodu, says, "I think we still need more women as SAN ... The application of quota has not helped the system and could work against the women lawyers. A lawyer in the co... read more

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