mark a rayner: Congo: a chimp, an artist, a cautionary tale

Congo began his artistic career when he worked with Desmond Morris, anthropologist, TV presenter and writer of such books as The Human Animal, The Naked Ape, and Chimps-r-Us. Initially, Morris gave Congo the paints just to mess with the poor ape’s head, but after a couple of years, Congo got the hang of it, and ...

The Disaffected Lib: Funny How We Choose Who We’ll Fight and Who We’ll Ignore

ISIS is known for atrocity.  They’re murderous swine, real butchers.  But, as CBC’s Neil Macdonald reminds us there’s a world full of their type, real pros, and we don’t give a damn. Back in July, Barack Obama signed an executive order punishing anyone responsible for some of the hideous excesses of the Congolese civil war.  Hardly anyone ...

LeDaro: Frederick Mwenengabo in Fredericton on hunger strike protesting Stephen Harper’s scheduled trip to Congo

The man has been on hunger strike for the last 5 weeks and is asking that Stephen Harper not go to Congo. He is on a hunger strike to protest against human rights abuses in his native country of the Democratic Republic of Congo and that Stephen Harper should show some empathy and not go ...