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Politics and its Discontents: Human Rights Watch Says Bill C-51 Violates Charter Of Rights

How can it be that everyone else is wrong, and the Harper regime alone holds the truth about the necessity of Bill C-51 to keep us safe?

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The Canadian Progressive: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza: Human Rights Watch

Human rights groups says Israel committed war crimes during Gaza conflict, urges the International Criminal Court to facilitate the “prosecution of serious international crimes by both sides.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Canada: Violence Against Indigenous Women Demands Inquiry

The recent visit by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights shows that violence against indigenous women in Canada demands inquiry, says Human Rights Watch.

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The Canadian Progressive: UN Report Highlights Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada, Says Human Rights Watch

Opportunity for Action to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls By: Human Rights Watch | Press Release: (Edited by Obert Madondo) TORONTO, April 30, 2013 – The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted today…

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: In Uruguay, Marriage Equality Is Approved

Same-Sex Marriage Law is a Win for Fundamental Rights By: Human Rights Watch | Press Release NEW YORK – The Uruguay Senate, in approving a bill on April 2, 2013, to legalize same-sex marriage, has moved to guarantee marriage equality and diminish discrimination, Human Rights Watch said. The vote was 23 to 8. […]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canada’s New Democrats condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Official Opposition has unequivocally condemned the ongoing genocidal violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma. A systematic campaign of violence facilitated by and at times involving state security forces and government officials since June 2012 has displaced more than 125,000 Rohingya and Kaman Muslims in western . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canada’s New Democrats condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims

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

The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch To Thailand: Investigate Environmentalist’s Murder

Prajob exposed toxic waste dump; more than 30 activists killed since 2001 By: Human Rights Watch (Press Release)| Feb. 27, 2013: BANGKOK – Thai authorities should immediately investigate the murder of Prajob Nao-opas, a prominent environmentalist in Chachoengsao province, Human Rights Watch said today. The government’s measures to protect human rights defenders, including environmentalists, who . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch To Thailand: Investigate Environmentalist’s Murder

The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch report confirms sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women

By Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres | Feb. 18, 2013: “This (Human Rights Watch) report confirms frontline evidence of sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women. Frontline centers have recorded and protested this violence over many years,” says Lee Lakeman for CASAC. Since 2001 CASAC has been focusing particular attention on these issues . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch report confirms sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women

The Canadian Progressive: Harper and RCMP comments ignore Aboriginal victims’ fear of reprisal: Human Rights Watch

Ensure Accountability for Police Misconduct, Indigenous Women’s Safety By Human Rights Watch (Press Release)| Feb. 13, 2013: VANCOUVER – Comments by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RMCP) on February 14, 2013, fail to address the core issue of a lack of security that prevents indigenous women and girls from filing . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper and RCMP comments ignore Aboriginal victims’ fear of reprisal: Human Rights Watch

The Canadian Progressive: National inquiry for missing Aboriginal women needed immediately: NDP

By New Democrats (Press Release) | Feb. 14, 2013: The NDP is standing with aboriginal leaders, civil society, and Human Rights Watch to demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. “A national, open inquiry is the only way to get justice for the women who have been murdered as well . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: National inquiry for missing Aboriginal women needed immediately: NDP

The Canadian Progressive: Scathing report accuses RCMP of raping, abusing B.C. Aboriginal women

Human Rights Watch report accuses Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers of excessive force, and physical and sexual assault of Aboriginal women and girls in northern British Columbia. By Human Rights Watch | Feb. 13, 2013: OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in northern British Columbia has failed to protect indigenous women and girls from . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Scathing report accuses RCMP of raping, abusing B.C. Aboriginal women

The Canadian Progressive: US Immigration Reform Should Uphold Rights: Human Rights Watch

White House, Senate Proposals a Good Start by Human Rights Watch, Feb. 1, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US government should urgently reform its unfair immigration system to uphold the basic rights of non-citizens and provide a path to legal status for the country’s unauthorized immigrants, Human Rights Watch said in a policy briefing released . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: US Immigration Reform Should Uphold Rights: Human Rights Watch

The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch World Report 2013 (VIDEO)

Video available on YouTube The Canadian Progressive recommends: Human Rights Watch: Challenges for Rights After Arab Spring Canada’s Human Rights Reputation is Fast Becoming a Myth Cornel West Is Upset Obama Was Sworn In On Martin Luther King’s Bible U.S. pressuring Bradley Manning to implicate Julian Assange (VIDEO) The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur On Obama’s . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch World Report 2013 (VIDEO)

The Canadian Progressive: Human Rights Watch: Challenges for Rights After Arab Spring

The willingness of new governments to respect rights will determine whether those uprisings give birth to genuine democracy or simply spawn authoritarianism in new forms.

The Canadian Progressive: REPUGNANT: Syrian rebel propaganda video stars children with AK47s

A recent report on the Syrian conflict by Human Rights Watch accused the Free Syria Army rebels of using children as young as 14 as child fighters. Now another rebel group, the Syria Justice and Freedom, recent posted a propaganda video YouTube featuring AK-47-totting children. If you think using a 14-year old as a fighter . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: REPUGNANT: Syrian rebel propaganda video stars children with AK47s