Politics and its Discontents: This Makes Me Happy

Whether or not we like to admit it, Canadians are often a smug lot. We look, for example, at the seemingly rampant racism of the society to the south of us, shake our heads and cluck our tongues. How can people treat other people that way? Yet we have a far from unblemished record when ...

We Pivot: White- and Male-Dominated History Perpetuates White, Male Supremacy

If, like me, you don’t recognize these women as household names, you are likely a victim of history education that focuses on males and white people. And while you are likely not a racist misogynist, we all have to do … [Read more]

Cowichan Conversations: A war hero who was a stranger in his own land

  This is the most moving story I have read in years. I urge you take a few minutes, well spent, and read this account that will always stay with you. I know it Read more…

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Minority rights in education #nlpoli

It’s one of those persistent comments. You don’t hear it or see it every day but, once in a while it comes back. Like in 2013 .  Some guy used the discussion about access to in formation – specifically rescinding Bill 29 – to wonder if we might be able to rescind the supposedly anti-democratic ...

LeDaro: Piper Kerman: ‘Orange Is the New Black’

It is a fascinating story. Piper Kerman wrote a book ‘Orange Is the New Black’ which is her life story. Now a comedy-drama series “Orange Is the New Black” has been made based on her book. Chris Hayes of MSNBC interviews Piper Kerman. It is worth watching. It touches on racism and that 80% of ...

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 ...

LeDaro: Palestinians Need Their Rosa Parks

There has been great progress, great steps forward worldwide, in human and civil rights. In the United States, people like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, John Lewis, and others fought a hard battle against racial segregation – and for equal rights, such as voting – in the 1950s and 1960s, making great strides for African-Americans. ...

The Canadian Progressive: Chief Spence says Harper government has encouraged “segregation”

For immediate release: December 31, 2012, Victoria Island, traditional territory of the Algonquian Peoples: Today is the thirty first day of Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and the last day of 2012. Yesterday, Chief Spence met with Senators and Members of Parliament from the New Democratic Party, Liberal Party and Parti Quebecois. Noticeably absent was any ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Bribery! First Shave & Haircut for Conor THEN Back to So Called "Segregated" School

Conor Shows Off His New Shave and Haircut Nothing wrong with bribery if it helps us get Conor to sit still for a shave and haircut!  That’s what happened this long weekend when I bribed Conor to accept a shave and haircut by indicating first shave and haircut then back to school, the school he ...