Politics, Re-Spun: End Our Slow Motion Genocide!

Genocide can take place in slow motion, just like weapons of mass destruction. When I learned that people were calling land mines “weapons of mass destruction, in slow motion,” it became obvious that we can practice social/cultural/human genocide in slow motion too. Understanding racism and genocide is no simpler than this, from Zianna Oliphant: Considering ...

Politics and its Discontents: Every North American Should Watch This

I’m often a critic of mainstream media, but the following is an example of what they can accomplish when they have the will: H/t Ricochet Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Every North American Should Watch This

I’m often a critic of mainstream media, but the following is an example of what they can accomplish when they have the will: H/t Ricochet Recommend this Post

Alberta Politics: The tragedies we ignore: Recent Wildrose gaffe won’t end right’s bogus equivalencies in Canadian political discourse

PHOTOS: The Famine Memorial in Dublin. The Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s and ’50s is ignored in current Canadian political discourse while the Ukrainian Famine of the 1930s is frequently evoked. Both are real historical events with ideological roots. One fits the narrative of the political right. The other does not. Below: Mike Davis, ...

Paul S. Graham: Video: Manitoba government urged to recognize the genocide and help heal the trauma

Winnipeg, June, 5, 2015: At the Manitoba Legislative Building, Maeengan Linklater answers journalists’ questions about his proposed Manitoba Indian Residential Schools Genocide and Reconciliation Memorial Day Act. Photo: Paul S. Graham Now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has completed its work, and the major federal political parties have have adopted predictable positions, ...

Montreal Simon: The Human Rights Museum and the Aboriginal Genocide

I see that the Canadian Human Rights Museum has finally opened its doors in Winnipeg.Which as someone who has fought all his life for human rights, is something I would normally celebrate.Except for the ghastly almost unbelievable fact that it doesn't recognize Canada's aboriginal genocide.Because Stephen Harper and his disgusting Con regime won't acknowledge what ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Jesus Was Not a Real Estate Agent Nor Did he Invent the Bomb

There was a very interesting segment on the documentary program Vice recently, called Armageddon Now. In it they discussed Evangelical Christians and their strange devotion to Israel. Vice’s Thomas Morton travelled with a group of Born Again Christian tourists, as they visited the “Holy Land”; and spoke with End Times minister Irvin Baxter. Baxter stood ...

drive-by planet: Knesset deputy speaker Moshe Feiglin calls for concentration camps… conquest of ‘entire Gaza strip’

Moshe Feiglin – deputy speaker of the Knesset and a member of Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party – published a statement on his Facebook page on August 1 calling for the “conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters.” He has also proposed what amounts to concentration camps on ...

The Canadian Progressive: Gaza Massacres “Impossible To Justify”: Oscar Winner Javier Bardem

“It’s disgraceful that western countries are permitting such genocide,” Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem says of Israel’s ongoing massacres in Gaza. The post Gaza Massacres “Impossible To Justify”: Oscar Winner Javier Bardem appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Left Over: Telling It Like It Is……

When I served, the Israeli military was the most moral in the world. No more Once there was widespread Israeli outrage over the bombing of homes in Gaza. Now there is just indifference Yuli Novak, former Israeli air force officer The Guardian, Monday 28 July 2014 18.34 BST I have been waiting along time to read ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: On hummingbirds and genocide

  I was going to write a short thought on seeing an amazing little creature in my garden just now – a humming bird no bigger than a bumblebee, which made me almost shudder with joy at the sight. But then I read more on the genocide being waged against the people of Gaza by ...

The Canadian Progressive: Gaza Conflict: Canadian man wants Harper charged with inciting genocide

A Newfoundland man says PM Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird should be charged under Canada’s Criminal Code for inciting “genocide” in Gaza. The post Gaza Conflict: Canadian man wants Harper charged with inciting genocide appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

drive-by planet: Israel, Harper back unelected Kiev government: anti-Semitism and far-right nationalism downplayed

  Top: Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok in group shot with Canada’s John Baird / Lower left: Tyahnybok in action / Lower right: Svoboda parade Stephen Harper’s visit to Ukraine this week is the first by any G7 leader since the coup that saw the overthrow of Yanukovych. Harper is a big backer of the unelected ...

Art Threat: The Act of Killing: My family lived through it

Editor’s note: Christine Phang has recently written a contextual analysis of the Oscar-nominated documentary, The Act of Killing. After we read her essay we asked her to give us her opinion on the recent attacks on the film that have been levied by BBC honcho Nick Fraser. Fraser is extremely influential in the documentary world, ...

Art Threat: The Act of Killing: a step forward in a country that must look back

Editor’s note: Christine Phang, the author of this article, has also responded to attacks on the film by BBC critic Nick Fraser. Indonesia’s history as an independent state has been a relatively short one. The authoritarian issues the country has faced, however, have played a large role in affecting several sociocultural aspects, a predominant one ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Fontaine And Farber On First Nations Genocide

Our conviction is that Canadian policy over more than 100 years can be defined as a genocide of First Nations under the 1948 UN Genocide Convention. Read it all if you can dodge the pay-wall.  I have nothing particularly interesting to add except that under such circumstances it is generally good politics and good policy ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Is Harper’s Canada a “Genocide”-Free Zone?

The CMHR: a “genocide”-free zone. Genocide is a pretty serious word. It invokes the Holocaust, Pol Pot, Rwanda and some other high profile human eradication attempts. But Canada, being Canada these days, is loathe to admit that it had any part in any kind of genocide. No. Not us. We’re so nice. But the Canadian ...

Cowichan Conversations: War Crimes Attorney Says He Will Get George W. Bush

Richard Hughes Political Blogger The ‘Truth Seeker’ is revealing legal efforts to arrest and prosecute George W. Bush and Barack Obama for illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Further charges for illegal surveillance, war crimes including torture, genocide, drone attacks world wide are being pursued against President Obama as well. It is unlikely that any ...

Politics, Re-Spun: We Failed Rwanda; Let’s Stand for the #Rohingya

Indonesia Muslim Rally It’s been almost 20 years since the Rwandan genocide. We were too stupid, callous, or indifferent to stop it, and Senator Dallaire has more than a few words on the topic. Granted, the WWW was just getting going in the early 1990s, so we didn’t have the kind of viral campaigns we ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Rohingya Muslims in Burma Face Humanitarian Crisis: Human Rights Watch

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch says the Burmese government’s discriminatory policies are creating a humanitarian crisis that will ultimately result in long-term segregation and statelessness for the Rohingya and Kaman Muslim minorities. The respected New York-based NGO says “an ethnic Arakanese campaign of violence and abuses since June 2012 facilitated by […] The post Rohingya Muslims ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Anonymous targets genocide in Myanmar (Burma): Operation Rohingya (VIDEO)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive Greetings Citizens of the World. It is vital the information we are going to share with you is made viral as quickly as possible. The ethnic Rohingya people of Myanmar Burma in Southeast Asia are about to be massacred. Barbarous acts are being carried out by […] The post Anonymous targets ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Rape and canadian colonialism

Human Rights Watch has accused Canada’s federal police of intimidating and even sexually assaulting aboriginal women and girls in the province of British Columbia. In a scathing report, which was released on Wednesday, the rights organization documented numerous accounts of women and girls in the province’s indigenous communities finding themselves in a constant state of ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How an Accused Guatemalan War Criminal Won U.S., Canadian Citizenship

by Sebastian Rotella | ProPublica In May 1985, a Guatemalan Army lieutenant named Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes deserted, flew to San Francisco and requested political asylum, asserting that leftist guerrillas in his war-torn homeland were gunning for him. The 27-year-old officer described his combat exploits in his application for asylum. He said he had served as an instructor ...

The Disaffected Lib: Climate Change Will Drive Genocide

By 2030, more than half the world’s population will live in areas under “severe water stress.” Unmet demand for food, water and energy, are now seen as reliable indicators of looming genocide or mass killing.  “We must remain open to the possibility that the past is not necessarily a predictor of where and when mass ...

Social Issues: Justice for Rwandan Genocide

Thursday, May 31st will be marked as a day justice was found, when former Rwandan minister, Callixte Nzabonimana,  was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1994 genocide of his country.  The massacre that spanned 100 days, between April and June, saw 800,000 minority Tutsis and political   moderate Hutus killed in the tiny country.  The reason though that[continue ...