Archive for 'Human Rights'

Why bandwagon activism is dangerous

Why bandwagon activism is dangerous

There’s a social media malestorm arising and Joseph Kony is at the centre of it. A video exploded on social media networks this week. It’s a half-hour documentary sponsored by the Invisible Children organization – a [...]

Attawapiskat reveals Canada’s real attitude towards reserves

Attawapiskat reveals Canada’s real attitude towards reserves

I’ve been following the Attawapiskat plight for some time now. Back in November a housing crisis was declared on the First Nation’s reserve of approximately 1,800 people. Many residents have been forced out into tents as temperatures plummet [...]

Violence Against Albinos in Africa

Violence Against Albinos in Africa

Susann Vyegura and her 5-year-old son Desire, both of whom were Albino, were brutally murdered and dismembered on Monday by a gang of grenade-wielding  thugs.  I won’t go into details about the grisly crime – click here [...]

Nicole Kidman on Women’s Rights

Nicole Kidman on Women’s Rights

Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman stood before congress last month on behalf of UNIFEM, calling for an end to violence against women. The actress, who was in Washington to testify in favor of the International Violence Against [...]

No Burqas on the Street

No Burqas on the Street

French immigration minister Eric Bessom initiated a debate on French national identity last week, declaring that the country should cease to tolerate burqas – the head-to-toe covering garments worn by many Muslim women – arguing that [...]