David Suzuki on the crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada, and the “hard work and leadership of Indigenous women and communities who have spent decades calling for an inquiry.” The post David Suzuki: Confronting the crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Storytelling can help address police violence by enabling victims to articulate their personal experiences and reveal unjust policing practices. As well, articulated personal experiences of police brutality can help policing agencies to develop better systems of accountability. The post How storytelling can help address police violence appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
World-renowned Canadian scientist, broadcaster, activist and author David Suzuki explains how life has “fluctuated and flourished because of the resilience conferred by diversity” over millennia. The post David Suzuki: In diversity, there is strength appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
If front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump captures the White House in November, Americans are welcome to escape to Cape Breton Island. A new website, “Cape Breton if Donald Trump Wins,” encourages Americans to seriously consider seeking refuge on the beautiful Nova Scotia island. The post Cape Breton Ready To Welcome Americans Nervous About Donald ...
587 Canadian academics sign joint letter condemning the Harper Conservatives’ racially-divisive tactics and racist propaganda in the ongoing 2015 federal election campaign. “We hope that Canadians will join us in repudiating the politics of hate.” The post 587 Canadian academics condemn Harper’s racist election propaganda appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Did Lynton Crosby, the Australian “master of dog whistle politics”, have anything to do with Stephen Harper’s racist, divisive and xenophobic “old stock Canadians” line? It’s possible. The post Harper’s “old stock Canadians” line is downright racist and xenophobic appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart got serious about the racist Charleston church shooting, racial hypocrisy and the terrorist’s apparent Rhodesia inspiration. The post Jon Stewart Disects Charleston Terrorist Attack, Its Rhodesia Inspiration appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Last week’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission report called Canada’s residential school policy “cultural genocide”. Reacting, both Trudeau and Mulcair avoided mentioning the two loaded words. The post TRC report: Canadian party leaders avoided term “cultural genocide” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The Conservative government’s omnibus budget Bill C-43 seeks to deny refugee claimants access to health care and social assistance, says the Council of Canadians. The post With omnibus Bill C-43, Conservative government going after most vulnerable yet again appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The death of teenage Tina Fontaine has re-ignited calls for national public inquiry into the case of nearly 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. The post Tina Fontaine: Aboriginal Teen’s Death Reignites Calls For Inquiry appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
“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.
“Mr. Obama – do you have a heart?” asks Norwegian Dr. Mads Gilbert in this letter, which also describes the incomprehensible horror he’s currently witnessing in Gaza. The post Gaza Conflict: Letter From Norwegian Doctor Mads Gilbert appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Controversial Israeli group Honenu is raising tax-exempt money in the U.S. to support Israelis charged with or convicted of violence against Palestinian tens. The post U.S. Taxpayers Subsidizing The Defense Of Palestinian Teen’s Alleged Killers appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The government is rewriting Canadian history by poisoning the minds of new Canadians with an egregious misrepresentation of Louis Riel, the nineteenth-century leader of the Métis people and the founder of Manitoba province. The post Government teaching new Canadians to hate Louis Riel appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
To end the violence in Baltimore there must be radical reform of public education and the criminal justice system – a panel moderated by radio talk show host Marc Steiner The post Public Education: School to Prison Pipeline (VIDEO) appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.
The US Patent Office says it won’t protect a racial slur. Democracy Now talks to Amanda Blackhorse to explain what it means for the Washington Redskins. The post US Patent Office Says It Won’t Protect a Racial Slur. Here’s What It Means for The Washington Redskins (VIDEO) appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she received the racist “Pretty Woman” treatment while attempting to buy a $38,000 designer handbag at a pricey Swiss boutique recently. The post Oprah Receives Racist “Pretty Woman” Treatment From Swiss Boutique appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The Toronto Plaza Hotel has branded its predominantly visible minority women employees as “animals” for fighting to protect their modest pay and benefits. The post SHAME: Toronto Plaza Hotel disparages striking workers as ‘animals’ appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad: (AP Photo/Javier Galeano) In the US, an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, is murdered in cold blood. The jury finds the alleged murderer, Florida neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman, not guilty. President Barack Obama calls for “calm reflection”. He mentions neither “George Zimmerman” nor the issue at the heart of this case – racism. ...
by: CAW & Ryerson University | Press Release: TORONTO, June 25, 2013 – Older immigrant workers who have been laid off are falling through the cracks of Canada’s employment system, with many of them ending up in temporary jobs with few benefits, finds a new study released today at Ryerson University’s Centre for Labour Management Relations ...
By: BC Civil Liberties Association | Press Release: BCCLA delivers over 1400 forms filled out by individuals refusing permission to be filmed to CBSA, Shaw TV and show producers BCCLA Staff, Josh Paterson and Stefanie Ratjen, delivering the forms to the Canadian Border Services Agency (Photo: BCCLA) VANCOUVER, June 24, 2013 – In less than a ...
By: Maytree Foundation | Press Release: Photo: DiverseCity TORONTO, June 19, 2013 – At an awards ceremony on Wednesday evening, DiverseCity onBoard recognized Blue Hills Child and Family Centre, the City of Markham, and William Osler Health System for embracing diversity in board governance and making it a priority to recruit board members from diverse ...
By: Ontario Medical Association | Press Release: TORONTO, June 17, 2013 – One year after the implementation of a series of changes to federal coverage of refugee health care, Ontario’s doctors are seeing a negative impact on the delivery of care. Under the new Interim Federal Health Program rules, the federal government no longer covers health care ...