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The 2nd of May Revolt at the UN Forum on Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations censors indigenous people at a forum for indigenous people... From Intercontinental Cry, an excellent blog edited by Winnipeg-based John Schertow (Ahni) that reports on the struggles of the world's land-based Indigenous Peoples. Rebecca Sommer is in the midst of producing a video documentary about "the 2nd OF MAY REVOLT" at the recent session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York. It's on youtube right now if you're interested (see below for the links). Indigenous Peoples representatives and organizations held a protest during the final day of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) two weeks ago. The delegates were angered over the Permanent Forum's decision to endorse the World Bank's REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries) initiative, and various other "carbon market solutions" to climate change. Numerous comments were made throughout the forum which expressed deep