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The State of Palestine: A Media Patch

December 18, 2012 by


The pre-requisite for this essay is Occupation 101. My purposes include providing that information on Palestine and Israel that is marginalized in the US media. This article is a media patch over the absence or distortion of facts due to the effectiveness of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in systematically controlling media presentations […]

Speaking for Themselves: Indigenous Resistance, Indigenous Reality, and Free Dub

August 30, 2012 by


“The collectives TFTT [The Fire This Time] and IR/IR [Indigenous Resistance, Indigenous Reality] craft a hypnotic, militant dub music intended to transmit a supershock to the forces of global devastation. But most importantly, for TFTT and IRIIR, ‘dub’ is a comprehensive and enlarged term that refers to their aesthetic and musical sensibilities, philosophical orientations and […]

Repossession, Decolonization, and Anthropology: The Return of First Nations Remains

June 13, 2008 by


“Members of the Tseycum First Nation from the Saanich Peninsula of southern Vancouver Island arrived home from New York City Thursday morning with some deeply personal cargo that left the island more than a century ago” (CBC News, “First Nations remains return home to Vancouver Island: Spent decades at American Museum of Natural History in […]

Indiana Jones and the Colonial World

June 11, 2008 by

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So far the best treatment I have read online of the colonialist themes in the Indiana Jones films is Gary Dauphin’s “Does Indy Diss the Developing World?” published in The Root. Dauphin criticizes the ways the Indiana Jones films have commonly been discussed, in terms of box office sales, action, and so forth, and even […]

Colonialism and the Archaeological Wild Man: Canadian anthropologists react to Indiana Jones

June 5, 2008 by


This item, published under the title of “Indiana Jones is no model of the modern archeologist” in The Calgary Herald today, speaks of Canadian academics who are involved in setting up ethical guidelines for “digging up the past,” and focuses on their reaction against the Indian Jones movies which “represent the dark side of archeology’s […]


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