The Canadian Progressive: Archbishop Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence on Myanmar’s genocidal violence against Rohingya Muslims

This week, retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu released a letter condemning fellow Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s continuing silence on the genocidal violence being perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar security forces and extremist Buddhists under her watch. The post Archbishop Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence on Myanmar’s genocidal violence ...

The Canadian Progressive: New Honorary Canadian Citizen Malala Yousafzai’s Speech To The Parliament Of Canada

Addressing the Parliament of Canada after becoming an honorary Canadian citizen, Malala Yousafzai urged Canadians to “continue to open your homes and your hearts to the world’s most defenceless children and families.” The post New Honorary Canadian Citizen Malala Yousafzai’s Speech To The Parliament Of Canada appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Nobel Laureates Assailed Honorary Canadian Citizen Aung San Suu Kyi Over Myanmar’s Persecution Of Rohingya People

In a recent scathing open letter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other Nobel Laureates assail fellow laureate, human rights icon, and honorary Canadian citizen, Aung San Suu Kyi, over her country’s ongoing genocidal persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. The post Nobel Laureates Assailed Honorary Canadian Citizen Aung San Suu Kyi ...

Politics, Re-Spun: No Iron Lady, But the Lady is a True Orchid of Steel

Aung San Suu Kyi appears in public after her release on November 14, 2010 Coming out in the heels of Aung San Suu Kyi recent electoral breakthrough of her National League for Democracy, The Lady, an epic feature film directed by Luc Besson, about the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Michelle Yeoh’s true to ...

Art Threat: Art for social justice: 12 remarkable women – Roots to Resistance project shares stories of courage

Natalia Estemirova Twelve women. Twelve stories of political courage. Twelve portraits. The Roots to Resistance project is spreading word about the groundbreaking work of twelve women who have dedicated their lives to fighting for social justice. Artist Denise Beaudet is creating portraits of 12 remarkable activists. Postcards of these images and small posters are available ...

Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s Interest In Burma Explained

Those of us who think within a certain political context were probably struck with the irony, if not the outright hypocrisy, of John Baird’s visit to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma last month. After all, here was the Foreign Affairs Minister for what is probably Canada’s least democratic government in history calling ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Social Justice and Democracy Activists Fool their Foes on April Fools

Long time social justice and democracy activists fooled their foes on April Fools this year giving the world a double victory with Aung San Suu Kyi and George Galloway winning by-elections to restore voices for reason in the world. Suu Kyi, a long time political prisoner, won her first election after being freed by the ...

From Orangutan: Dear Aung San Suu Kyi,

Why have you requested that Canadian monitors pay attention to Burma’s upcoming April elections to ensure the process remains legitimate? Didn’t you know that Canada is no model for clean elections? The country’s current Conservative Party government under Stephen Harper has been dogged for weeks now with allegations of voting fraud during its 2011 federal ...

Aung San Suu Kyi to John Baird: When it comes to voting, today’s Myanmar a lot like Harper’s Canada

She didn’t say that in those words of course but her sly mention of voter irregularities could not have been better timed and said to a better person. “We have just discovered there are many, many irregularities on the voters’ lists, and we have applied to the election commission to do something about this,” Suu ...