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Designed to Deceive

Designed to Deceive

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Published by Jay Taber
Charlatans, opportunists and pious poseurs promote false hope about the UN as salvation.
Charlatans, opportunists and pious poseurs promote false hope about the UN as salvation.

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Published by: Jay Taber on May 24, 2013
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Designed to Deceive: The UN PermanentForum on Indigenous Issues
ByJay Taber • May 24, 2013Like any other global public relations spectacle, the UN Permanent Forum on IndigenousIssuesTwelfth Sessionin New York this week is mostly a combination of feel good photo ops and brotherly love bromides designed to deceive. While someof the indigenous participants will bring legitimate grievances and proposals from the FourthWorld to the state-approved play pen for corporate sycophantslike First PeoplesWorldwide andelite NGOslike Tebtebba and Conservation International, many others —  particularly corporate-funded NGOs and indigenous lobbyists withcredibility issues  —   bring manifestos and screeds for their own self-promotion. As pious poseurs, they offer up meaningless campaigns like
 Proud to be Indigenous
, while at the same time promotingindigenous assimilationinto the corporate state system that denies indigenousgoverning authorities a seat at the table. Such is the nature of opportunism.

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