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Podcast
Feb 20, 2015

Challenging solitary confinement in Canadian prisons

Redeye
International human rights groups say extended solitary confinement amounts to torture. Yet there are as many as 1800 people in solitary confinement in federal or provincial prisons.
Podcast
Feb 12, 2015

First Peoples, Palestine and the Crushing of Free Speech

Redeye
Steven Salaita had been hired to teach at the University of Illinois when he tweeted his objections to Israel's bombing of Gaza. Under pressure from donors, the university withdrew the job offer.
Blog
Dec 9, 2014

The reassembly of First Nations

Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson examines the challenges facing the next National Chief of the AFN and the broader forces at play driving toward a reconstruction of the original Indigenous Nations.
Blog
Nov 25, 2014
Photo: Robert Linsdell/flickr

Clean drinking water should be a human right in Canada

David Suzuki
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation sits on Winnipeg's main drinking water supply, but the community has been on a boil-water advisory for decades. This is a national shame and must be resolved immediately.
Podcast
Nov 18, 2014

Book launch: Red Skin, White Masks

Redeye
Glen Coulthard's book is for the generation of First Nations activists who want to change things entirely. Coulthard tackles current Indigenous-settler relations in Canada, drawing on Marx and Fanon.
Podcast
Oct 29, 2014

The Museum of Canadian Human Rights Violations

Redeye
When the waters of Shoal Lake were diverted to provide drinking water for the city of Winnipeg, the community of Shoal Lake 40 became an island, cut off from services and transportation.
Blog
Sep 30, 2014

Site C proposal puts treaty commitments to the test

David Suzuki
In standing up for the Peace Valley and saying no to the Site C Dam, Treaty 8 First Nations are acting not only on their own behalf, but also for other Canadians, including local farming communities.

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