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Liberals will back U.N. Indigenous rights bill - iPolitics

Liberals will back U.N. Indigenous rights bill - iPolitics: The Liberals had previously opposed bill C-262, with the minister calling it “unworkable” in Canadian law. She said reforms to federal laws and policies affecting Indigenous peoples would be based on existing legal interpretations of section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Section 35 is seen by many as the backbone of protection for contemporary Indigenous rights.

Sponsored by Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou MP Romeo Saganash, bill C-262, would make sure all Canadians laws are consistent with UNDRIP and require Ottawa to create an action plan to implement the declaration.


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COFADEH denuncia plan que atenta contra la vida de Rafael Alegr�a y Gilda Silvestrucci | Revista El Derecho a Vivir en Paz

COFADEH denuncia plan que atenta contra la vida de Rafael Alegría y Gilda Silvestrucci | Revista El Derecho a Vivir en Paz - El Comité de Familiares de Detenidos y Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH) a través de su coordinadora Berta Oliva, en conferencia de prensa el día de hoy, denunció que podría estarse preparando un plan que atenta contra la vida de Rafael Alegría y Gilda Silvestrucci.

El dirigente campesino, Coordinador de la Vía Campesina Honduras, Pedro Rafael Alegría Moncada y la periodista y corresponsal de Telesur, Gilda Silvestrucci, fueron informados oficialmente que se estaría preparando plan de ejecución en contra de sus vidas.

El primero por tener una larga lucha a favor de los campesinos y campesinas, y del pueblo hondureño y la segunda por ser corresponsal de la Empresa Televisiva Telesur, de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.

Que, según Otto Reich, uno de los más vocales enemigos en Estados Unidos de todo lo que huela a izquierda en América Latina, Telesur, llama al odio y a la confrontación en Honduras.
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The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) through its coordinator Berta Oliva, at a press conference today, denounced that a plan could be prepared that threatens the lives of Rafael Alegría and Gilda Silvestrucci.

The peasant leader, Coordinator of Vía Campesina Honduras, Pedro Rafael Alegría Moncada and journalist and correspondent of Telesur, Gilda Silvestrucci, were officially informed that an execution plan against their lives was being prepared.

The first to have a long struggle in favor of the peasants and the Honduran people and the second to be correspondent of the Telesur Television Company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

That, according to Otto Reich, one of the most vocal enemies in the United States of everything that smells to the left in Latin America, Telesur, calls for hatred and confrontation in Honduras.


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#Myanmar: #Rohingya trapped in dehumanizing #apartheid regime – Amnesty International USA

Myanmar: Rohingya trapped in dehumanizing apartheid regime – Amnesty International USA: The two-year investigation reveals how authorities severely restrict virtually all aspects of Rohingyas’ lives in Rakhine State and have confined them to what amounts to a ghetto-like existence where they struggle to access healthcare, education or in some areas even to leave their villages. The current situation meets every requirement of the legal definition of the crime against humanity of apartheid.

“The Myanmar authorities are keeping Rohingya women, men and children segregated and cowed in a dehumanizing system of apartheid. Their rights are violated daily and the repression has only intensified in recent years,” said Anna Neistat, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Research.

“This system appears designed to make Rohingyas’ lives as hopeless and humiliating as possible. The security forces’ brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in the past three months is just another extreme manifestation of this appalling attitude.

“Although these rights violations may not be as visible as those that have hit the headlines in recent months, they are just as horrific. The root causes of the current crisis must be addressed to end the cycle of abuse and make it possible for Rohingya refugees to return to a situation where their rights and dignity are respected.”


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#Fascism in the UK | base

Fascism in the UK | base: [basepublication.org] The British far-right has experienced highs and lows over the past decade. While the British National Party (BNP) once seemed to be on the brink of breaking into mainstream politics, winning dozens of councillors and attracting nearly a million votes, electoral prospects for the far-right now appear to be in ruins and the prospect of them seizing power is remote.

The emergence of the now largely defunct English Defence League (EDL) opened up the streets to a new wave of far-right street activism, but bloody clashes with anti-fascists and brutal state repression seem to have put that genie back in the bottle for now.


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Jorge Barrera // MMIWG inquiry staff's top priority is to protect commissioners from criticism: leaked email - CBC News | Indigenous

MMIWG inquiry staff's top priority is to protect commissioners from criticism: leaked email - CBC News | Indigenous: Debbie Reid sent the email on Oct. 12, a little over a week after she was named to the position. Reid made it clear she was brought in to create order within the inquiry and told staff, "I don't mince words."

The inquiry has lost at least 20 people since January to firings, layoffs and resignations. Since October, Reid's first two months on the job, the inquiry lost seven people to firings and resignations.

Three fired staffers recently went public with criticism of the inquiry, saying they faced a toxic, high-pressure work environment with long hours and little support. The inquiry currently lacks a human resources unit.


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