The term military-industrial complex (MIC) refers to a close and symbiotic relationship among a nation's armed forces, its private industry, and associated political and commercial interests. In such a system, the military is dependent on industry to supply material and other support, while the defense industry depends on government for revenue.
The term is most often used in reference to the United States, where it gained popularity after its use in the farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. As pejorative terms, the "MIC" or the "iron triangle" refer to an institutionalised collusion among defense contractors (industry), The Pentagon (military), and the United States government (Congress, Executive branch), as a cartel that works against the public interest, and whose motivation is profiteering.Please watch this Videohttp://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4340349985118918525
Indigenous Voices at the United Nations
The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council, with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
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The Human Rights Council, on Thursday adopted the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by a favour of 30 votes in favour and 2 against and 12 abstensions, while 3 countries were absent during the vote.
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