Category Archives: Human Rights and Freedoms

Editorial cartoon for July 2, 2019 – Winnipeg Free Press

Greg Perry – Winnipeg Free Press — I hope more of the public have learned to check news sources and writers to give appropriate weight to news and information as we approach elections in at least Canada and Manitoba. Here … Continue reading

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Policies restricting drug use are fueling the drug crisis, says Dr. Carl Hart – CBC Ideas

Neuropsychopharmacologist Carl Hart believes attitudes and laws around drug use need to change, particularly in his own country, the United States. (Harper Collins) Hart argues risks associated with drug use have been overstated for healthy adults June 6 2019 – … Continue reading

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Inquiry finds ‘race-based genocide’ of Indigenous people in Canada – The Globe and Mail

A mural honoring missing and murdered Indigenous women in Winnipeg, Canada, May 13, 2019. AARON VINCENT ELKAIM/THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE GLORIA GALLOWAY PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER OTTAWA JUNE 1, 2019 The four-member inquiry that was tasked with uncovering the systemic … Continue reading

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National Post buying sponsored ads on Facebook

The National Post in Canada is now paying Facebook to run sponsored ads like the following. Are they struggling to attract readers with their current content or is this a new trend? Is it related to the recent federal budget … Continue reading

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‘Hate speech at its worst’: Paramount Fine Foods owner awarded record damages in anti-Muslim cyber libel case – The Globe and Mail

Mohamad Fakih, the owner of Paramount Fine Foods, was targeted by two anti-Muslim activists, defendant Kevin J. Johnston and Ranendra (Ron) Banerjee. TU THANH HA PUBLISHED MAY 13, 2019 UPDATED MAY 13, 2019 Simmary A self-styled anti-Muslim pundit has been … Continue reading

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Podcasts that bridge the political divide

Protesters in front of National Conference Hall, in Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa) CBC Radio · Posted: May 10, 2019 9:00 AM ET | Last Updated: May 10 Surprisingly open and healthy conversations that are both entertaining and illuminating. … Continue reading

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Facebook bans ‘dangerous individuals’ – BBC News

Milo Yiannopoulous, Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan have all been banned. Facebook is banning several prominent figures it regards as “dangerous individuals”. The social network accused Alex Jones, host of right-wing conspiracy website InfoWars, its UK editor Paul Joseph Watson … Continue reading

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