Human Rights

Development Aggression as Economic Growth: A Report by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Development aggression through state, public-private partnerships and corporate projects – large dams, mines, logging, plantations, national parks… and the like – are displacing millions of indigenous peoples from their lands and territories… their traditional sources of subsistence, distinct cultures and ways of life. Indigenous peoples in their resource-rich lands are considered dispensable collateral damage in …

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Self-Determination

“Until our right to self- determination is recognized, the struggle will not end. Even if it means the sacrifice of our lives to achieve freedom, so be it!” – Rafael Markus Bangit, Cordillera martyr (Victim of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines in 2006) Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination, which means that they freely …

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Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives On Development

The mainstream development paradigm being promoted by capitalist countries is now proving to be very unsustainable with the worsening financial and economic crises adversely affecting the majority of the world’s population. This form of modern development is very extractive and extremely destructive to the natural environment, exploitative by nature, highly materialistic, and mainly driven by …

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