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B'Tselem demands a halt to baseless assault by Rights and Democracy chair
B#Tselem has written to demand that Board members of the Canadian organization Rights and Democracy stop maligning B'Tselem's name.
Canadian Health Professionals Support Flotilla 2 and its Mission to Break the Siege of Gaza
Canadian health professionals join with people from across Canada in support of Flotilla II, the fleet of boats carrying over one thousand courageous people aiming to break the Israeli blockade of Gaz...
In Support of the Palestinian Human Rights Community Call for International Action
In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural ...
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza
Human Rights Watch
Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch says.
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Secularist Center for Inquiry Delivers Statement to UN Opposing "Defamation of Religions" Resolution
Center for Inquiry
The Center for Inquiry (CFI), a secularist think tank and NGO has delivered a statement strongly opposing the proposed "Combating the Defamation of Religions" resolution backed by the Organization o...
Sources welcomes Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices
Sources welcomes a new member: Independent Jewish Voices. ndependent Jewish Voices represents Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitme...
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...
The blockade of Gaza reaches the shores of Greece!
Canadian Boat to Gaza
As it attempts to sail, the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, blockaded in Greece. Greek coast guard are now on board the Tahrir attempting to arrest Sandra Ruch, Jewish Canadian member of the Canada...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...

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Connexions Library: Imperialism and Colonialism Focus Page
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on international issues.
Ethiopian workers 'beaten and robbed' by Saudi police
Al Jazeera
A group of undocumented Ethiopians told The Associated Press news agency that after being captured by Saudi police officers they were subject to serious abuses, including beatings and filthy prison co...
Gay Rights: A World of Inequality
Williams, Zoe
The Guardian
In the 82 countries that still criminalize homosexuality, new NGOs are taking a top down approach to making change. They are liaising with top ranking officials and establishing global legal networks ...
A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China
Phillips, Tom
The Guardian Weekly
Peter Dahlin tells the story of his incarceration and expulsion from the People's Republic of China, where he spent 23 days in a 'black prison' in Beijing and was deprived of sleep and questioned with...
Is Israel singled out for its human rights violations?
Some people assert that human rights activists and the international community are disproportionately – and unjustifiably – focusing their attention on the Jewish state. They are "ignoring" human righ...
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Journalists Killed since 1992
Committee to Protect Journalists
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
The Guardian
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
Committee to Protect Journalists
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
The OIC does not speak for Muslims
Fatah, Tarek
Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I wou...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 28, 2017
Resisting Injustice
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
In this issue, we look at the relentless persistence of people challenging injustice and entrenched power in places around the world, including Palestine, Korea, China, Canada, and the United States. ...
The Revolving Door at Human Rights Watch
An Open Letter to Kenneth Roth
Maguire, Mairead; EsquivalS, Adolfo Perez; Falk, Richard; Sponeck, Hans; Bhatt, Keane

Sources Bookshelf

Modern Wars
The Humanitarian Challenge
Since 1949, there have been some 150 conflicts, claiming some 20 million victims, most of whom were civilians not combatants. The purpose of humanitarian law is not to suppress war but to attenuate it...
Dynamics of Displacement
Drawing on examples from every part of the world, this Report is concerned to point the way forward to realistic and effective ways of anticipating and preventing the rising tide of displaced people. ...

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