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  • International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

    Published May 26, 2015

    From the United Nations:

    The UN General Assembly, by its resolution 60/119 of 8 December 2005, requested the annual observance of the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories.

    In the UN Charter, a Non-Self-Governing Territory is defined as a Territory “whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government”.

    In 1946, several UN Member States identified a number of Territories under their administration that were not self-governing and placed them on a UN list. Countries administering Non-Self-Governing Territories are called administering Powers.  As a result of the decolonization process over the years, most of ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Tell Congress to Advocate for Palestinian Children

    Published May 26, 2015

    From our colleagues in the Office for Public Witness:

    The detention of Palestinian minors by Israel raises serious concerns about lack of due process and ill-treatment.  These concerns serve as a call to action for those who feel a responsibility to care for the most weak and vulnerable members of society.

    According to the Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, as of the end of March 2015, 184 Palestinian minors were held in Israeli custody.   Furthermore, as B’Tselem notes, “the military law applied in the West Bank…denies them the protections accorded to minors under both international and Israeli ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • On behalf of the Lummi Nation and Northwest Native Tribes

    Published May 26, 2015

    Submitted by Jessie Dye, Program and Outreach Director, Earth Ministry and Washington Interfaith Power and Light

     

     

     

    Rev. Holly Hallman, Presbyterian teaching elder in the Seattle area, last week delivered a letter from PC(USA) to the Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Lummi Nation and Northwest Native Tribes in a public ceremony with tribal leaders and about 400 people in attendance.
     
    Last Thursday and Friday, several tribes from the Northwest held a long-planned joint press conference, ceremony and conference establishing a strong alliance against fossil fuel exports.  At the Thursday night Ceremony at Golden Gardens park in  Seattle ...

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    From Eco-Journey

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