Kathy Lynn (Oregon) and Kyle Powys Whyte (MSU): Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and the Government-to-Government Relationship. Andrew Dayton and Barbara Rogoff (UC-Santa Cruz): “On Being Indigenous” as a Process. Alex Bernick (Emory): Reburying an Injustice: Indigenous Human Remains in Museums and the Evolving Obligations to Return Remains to Indigenous Groups. Arturo Arias (Texas): Indigenous Women at War: Discourses on Revolutionary Combat. Implications of a historical anomaly: Modern westerners often see indigenous people as weird or exotic — a look at history shows why they’re not the strange ones. How many uncontacted tribes are left in the world? Brazil’s Indian affairs department, FUNAI, has released rare footage of an uncontacted tribe living in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Brazil wants to tear down an indigenous museum to put up a parking lot. Indigenous peoples in Brazil have lost their patience — promised more land decades ago, they have recently begun forcing the issue by occupying farms and ranches. Return to the rainforest: A son's search for his Amazonian mother. Building connections across decolonization struggles: Indigenous and Afrikan activists have much to gain from joining forces — making demands on the state won’t do; to win, we must struggle for autonomy. From the new Indigenous Nationhood Movement, for our nations to live, capitalism must die. Idle No More is back: Bilal Ahmed on maple leaf multiculturalism. The new manifest destiny: Kent Blansett on a brief political history of the Idle No More movement. Elissa Washuta on America’s wrongheaded obsession with “vanishing” indigenous peoples.
Josh Chafetz (Cornell): Whose Secrets? (A response to David Pozen's “The Leaky Leviathan: Why the Government Condemns and Condones Unlawful Disclosures of Information”). Margaret Jane Radin (Michigan): Boilerplate: A Threat to the Rule of Law? America's best-paid fairy-tale writer: John Gray reviews David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. The end of the filibuster: John Rawls belly laughs and a justice failure is corrected. Twilight of the Guardian Angels: Born in the crucible of seedy 1970s New York, does Curtis Silwa’s red-bereted band of citizen crime busters have a place in post-Giuliani, post-Bloomberg NYC? Slavery, Katrina and Watergate — Paul Rosenberg on the right’s obsession with exaggerating: To unburden historical guilt, the right uses trumped-up charges against liberals, their form of blame-shifting. What happens when a professor tries to use philosophy to prevent suicide: Adam Plunkett reviews Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It by Jennifer Michael Hecht. Tim Harford on how a universal income is not such a silly idea: The concept of paying people to sit around has an upside. Intellectual biography, empirical sociology and normative political theory: Damian Omar Martinez interviews Tariq Modood. The IPO of you and me: Kevin Roose on how normal people are becoming corporations. The introduction to Conflicts in the Knowledge Society: The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property by Sebastian Haunss.
Steven L. Willborn (Nebraska): Labor Law and the Race to the Bottom. From The American Prospect, a special section on the state of work in the age of anxiety, including Harold Meyerson on the 40-year slump; and have we reached a stage at which technology is destroying more jobs than it's creating? Rick Wartzman wonders. Kevin Drum on why technology is going to destroy the middle class. From The Monkey Cage, John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi on the decline of union membership and what it means for politics; and what are the implications of the AFL-CIO’s expanding membership criteria? Alec MacGillis on a rare win for organized labor — just don't talk about it. Anny Lowrey on how long-term joblessness is now one of the defining realities of the American work force. Mike Konczal on the tea party’s assault on workers: It is the tea party's impact at the state level that will probably be with us the longest. Derek Thompson on how the workforce is even more divided by race than you think. Organized labor is in trouble — Damon Silvers is supposed to think of a way out. Beyond fast food strikes: Trish Kahle on why the Left shouldn’t write off low-wage strikes. Stephen Gandel on why Wal-Mart can afford to give its workers a 50% raise. Barry Ritholtz on how McDonald's and Wal-Mart became welfare queens. Lisa Graves on Corporate America’s new scam: Industry P.R. firm poses as think tank Employment Policies Institute.