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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 referendum on denominational education.

That’s actually the most common term in that letter to the editor:

“The referendum violated many democratic ideals.” “A 32-day notice for a referendum is disrespectful of democratic ideals.” “The mandate for both referendums was suspicious and anti-democratic.”

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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 prisoners in U.S Federal prisons are Black or Hispanic – mostly Black. The Kerman story reveals some captivating facts about prison life. It reveals the severe segregation which exists in prisons.

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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 [...]

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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. These struggles paved the way, four decades later, for the election of the first African-American president, Barack Obama.

In South Africa, Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned for almost thirty years for standing up against apartheid, would oversee the end of this appalling system of discrimination

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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 READ MORE

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 loves so much. A school where he receives what the extreme, everybody in the mainstream classroom, ill informed inclusion ideologues deride as a segregated school. Conor accepted the shave and haircut. I handled the shave. Mom handled the haircut. Conor loves his so called . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Bribery! First Shave & Haircut for Conor THEN Back to So Called "Segregated" School