User: flenvcenter Topic: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights-Independent
Category: Civil Liberties
Last updated: Sep 21 2019 03:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 11,324    
It is about so much more than makeup 20.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The debate following the revelation of Justin Trudeau's blackface photographs and video have opened the discussion of racism in Canada in a way that the country has possibly never before been seen. How do we respond to this? I have pulled together some tools to help you respond to discussion and engage in anti-racism actions.  Elections seem to bring out the worst kind of campaigning and headlines of late. We are often left with stories that  simplistically portray Scheer and Trudeau as equivalent , that  decry the pulling out of 20 year old pictures , that minimize the conversation because we are petrified of the electoral impact. NDP Leader  Jagmeet Singh  brought the message back into focus, about why this issue mattered -- beyond electoral politics.  Here are some important tools to help stand up to bullying and racism: The Migrant Rights Network put together  a great set of tools  to build towards an " anti-racist agenda beyond apologies and responses to hate crimes  that focuses on ...
Also found in: [+]
Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada's widespread anti-Black racism 20.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada's widespread anti-Black racism
Also found in: [+]
How not to do it: Issues of racism mishandled by the Vancouver Sun 16.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
John Miller How would you like to face Harold Munro's problems today? The Vancouver Sun and Province, the newspapers he edits, published something he had to apologize for and expunge, after the poorly researched and xenophobic views of a freelance columnist sparked outrage among readers. His own award-winning reporting staff courageously joined the public backlash on social media, and has so far found his first steps to deal with the situation lacking. Worse, someone is leaking internal emails about this to The Tyee, an online rival publication. And Munro presumably needs to deal with the dismay of his superiors in Toronto. Top management of Postmedia Network has ordered all its member papers, including his, to lean harder right. In other words, publish more of this kind of stuff. Talk about being caught in the middle. That is certainly one of the perils of being an editor-in-chief these days, but so far Munro has not been handling it well. This stems from a decision a week ago by the Sun and its sister ...
Also found in: [+]
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics 11.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Though racist policies persist, the West has a distinctive heritage of expanding voting rights for women.
Also found in: [+]
Labour unites against racism 5.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar While handing out #UniteAgainstRacism stickers for Fight for $15 and Fairness at the Labour Day parade, I was encouraged that most people gladly adorned the message.  Disappointingly, there were some exceptions too. Some people walked by stone faced, or vigorously shook their head as if the message was an affront to their self-interests.  In my personal experience, these represented a minority of the marchers but it goes to show that the labour movement still has work to do in ridding itself of national chauvinism.  In any case, I spoke to a few people who wore the sticker to get their thoughts on what #UniteAgainstRacism meant to them.  Luke Mulenga, United Steelworkers "I believe in uniting against racism because I'm definitely the minority," said Luke Mulenga, a marketing professional represented by United Steelworkers. "In these times we're living right now, it's more important than ever. You know, it's just people needing to wake up and just coming to that realization that racism is ...
Also found in: [+]
San Juan County ends legal fight against Voting Rights Act decision 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The first-ever Navajo majority commission halted a legal challenge to the ruling that ended discriminatory voting boundaries.
Also found in: [+]
Ford government erodes workers' safety; labour unites against racism; immigrant employment reaches new Canadian high 13.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation and join us as we take on the 2019 election.  Support  rabble.ca  today for as little as $1 per month! #UniteAgainstRacism on Labour Day The 2019 Labour Day will be premised on anti-racism as 13 Canadian labour council presidents signed onto an open letter at the urging of Migrants Rights Network (MRN). The alliance of migrant rights groups across the country has called for a national day of action on June 16, as the campaign fights back against increasing xenophobia and racism. "Right now, what's happening in Canada is we're seeing a slate of right-wing governments being elected across the country," says Preethy Sivakumar of MRN. "And what are all these right wing governments doing? They're using racism as a weapon to win votes. Once they gain power, what they're doing is pushing austerity budgets , deepening poverty , and attacking workers' rights . Unions have an active interest in ensuring that ...
Also found in: [+]
Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism 10.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The U.S. has seen a rise in hate crimes, but data shows that bigotry is a constant in Indian Country.
Also found in: [+]
Jason Kenney's discriminatory and unfair refugee rules lie in ruins 5.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Jason Kenney's discriminatory and unfair refugee rules lie in ruins
Also found in: [+]
Bigotry, ignorance and high school basketball in Montana 28.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Oppression of tribal nations denies our shared potential to harness the power of sport.
Also found in: [+]
Hundreds in Toronto rally against racism and white supremacy 22.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Hundreds in Toronto rally against racism and white supremacy
Also found in: [+]
How the violence of white supremacy becomes white noise 19.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Azeezah Kanji In the Christchurch mosque massacre and its aftermath, two forms of racism have been put on display: a far-right Islamophobia that kills Muslims and a mainstream Islamophobia that normalizes the deaths. Initially, the mass killings barely made the front page of The Globe and Mail: the news was relegated to page four the first day after the atrocity, and the day following confined to a small black box at the top of the front page (which was dominated by a picture of Finance Minister Bill Morneau, not connected to any pressing news story). Even the car advertisement at the bottom was given more space on the front page than the planned and targeted gunning down of Muslims in prayer (the death toll at the time was 49 and has since risen to 50). While the shootings were allocated greater prominence in the paper following widespread criticism of The Globe's coverage, they have primarily been framed as a problem of gun control -- not the white supremacist ideology of the man wielding the ...
Also found in: [+]
Christchurch happens every day in the war of terror 19.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
World As we mourn the victims of the terrorist atrocity in New Zealand -- where at least 50 Muslim worshippers were mowed down by a white supremacist partially "inspired" by Donald Trump -- many are looking for answers to the inevitable questions of why and how. To answer those questions, and explore how we might prevent such terrorist acts, it may be helpful to recognize that what happened at Christchurch -- mass murder produced as the logical result of a long-running political epoch that is almost singularly defined by the dehumanization and demonization of Muslims, Arabs, and anyone perceived as such -- happens every day. As in any war, atrocities are the norm, not the aberration. In the war of terror that has been waged by so-called Western democracies for decades -- long before 9/11 -- governments and militaries, their compliant media partners, the so-called entertainment industry, and a host of others have played the role of initiators, accomplices, and accelerants to a fiery hatred of all things ...
Also found in: [+]
White fragility and the fight over Marin County’s Dixie School District 18.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
North of San Francisco, a well-heeled community has its privilege tested.
Also found in: [+]
In Santa Fe, children learn the ABCs of inequity 11.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Where students reside and where schools thrive highlights an opportunity gap in New Mexico’s capital.
Also found in: [+]
Cohen describes Trump's profound racism before Congress 28.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Many dared hope, after the 2008 election of Barack Obama, that the United States could someday enter a "post-racial" era. The election eight years later of Donald Trump to the same office demonstrated, sadly, that the scourge of racism is alive and well in America. Trump's profound racism was described by his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, when he testified before Congress Wednesday. Any attempt to heal the deep wounds of racism that scar this country must include a direct challenge to Donald Trump. "I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a con man. He is a cheat," Michael Cohen said early in his statement to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. He elaborated: "The country has seen Mr. Trump court white supremacists and bigots. You have heard him call poorer countries 's***holes.' In private, he is even worse. He once asked me if I could name a country run by a Black person that wasn't a 's***hole.' This was when Barack Obama was president of the United ...
Also found in: [+]
Chicano groups are embracing undocumented immigrants. It wasn’t always this way. 28.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
New alliances are forming in the face of racism and an unprecedented political moment.
Also found in: [+]
Fact check: the Goldwater Institute’s statements about the Indian Child Welfare Act 20.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The Institute’s claim that ICWA harms Indian children relies on dubious assertions and dog whistles.
Also found in: [+]
U.S. mid-term election has been a story of bigotry and fear 6.11.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
U.S. mid-term election has been a story of bigotry and fear
Also found in: [+]
Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp stands up for Indigenous children 28.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater The violent deaths of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan and Tina Fontaine in Manitoba hit their families, communities and First Nations pretty hard. These were youths who had their whole lives ahead of them. The fact that deep-seated institutional and societal racism and violence against Indigenous peoples is what led to their deaths is a glaring injustice that we have seen happen many times over to our people. But the other glaring injustice is how institutional and societal racism and violence allows the killers of our people to walk free. The high level of impunity for lethal race-based violence against Indigenous peoples serves only to reinforce the racist idea that Indigenous lives don't matter. Without intervention from federal, provincial and municipal governments, agencies and police forces, our people will continue to be at risk. Canada's failure to act on this crisis means that First Nations must continue to take action to stand against these injustices which are killing our ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 11,324