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Deceptive UN Propaganda

Public Good Project

August 10, 2015

By Jay Taber

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the plenary of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development summit in Rio de Janeiro June 22, 2012 (Reuters/Paulo Whitaker).

Sustainable Development Goals propaganda is the obvious motive for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples op-ed at Indian Country Today. After her ritual listing of all the corporate state woes that indigenous peoples face around the world, Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz advocates embracing the corporate state solution of Sustainable Development Goals. (She repeats the phrase three times.)

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Formerly known as Millenium Development Goals, the architects of this final solution to the problem of uppity tribal nations have apparently enlisted PR assistance in marketing corporate totalitarianism as eco-friendly.

It’s a soothing fantasy, but we unfortunately have to deal with the reality of the UN as a dishonest broker. Indeed, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was designed to deceive.

 

[Jay Taber is an associate scholar of the Center for World Indigenous Studies, a correspondent to Forum for Global Exchange, and a contributing editor of Fourth World Journal. Since 1994, he has served as communications director at Public Good Project, a volunteer network of researchers, analysts and activists engaged in defending democracy. As a consultant, he has assisted indigenous peoples in the European Court of Human Rights and at the United Nations. Email: tbarj [at] yahoo.com Website: www.jaytaber.com]