Former UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan reflects on the multiple meanings of genocide and why semantic debates should not get in the way of doing what is necessary to end violence against Indigenous women and girls.
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Genocide or not, do Canadians care about their Indigenous sisters?

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Former UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan reflects on the multiple meanings of genocide and why semantic debates should not get in the way of doing what is necessary to end violence against Indigenous women and girls.
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What the fight against far-right violence in Greece tells us

Patrick Strickland reports from Greece, where the consequences of impunity for violent crime against minority groups has left deep scars, offering a cautionary lesson for the rest of the world.
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Dark days for Canada-Cuba relations

There has been a long friendship between Ottawa and Havana. But, as Lana Wylie writes, a perfect storm has been brewing to reverse decades of cooperative trade, travel and politics.
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How gender-based violence factors into Canada-US refugee policy

An ongoing federal court case could determine whether Canada can consider the US to be safe enough for refugees and asylum-seekers — especially women facing violence. By Kelli María Korducki.

BEST OF THE WEB

Putin’s popularity

This week, Vladimir Putin conducted his annual hours-long call-in program, a televised and highly scripted affair during which the Russian president answered some of the 2.6 million questions sent to him by people around the country. In The Washington Post, Amie Ferris-Rotman breaks down Russia’s shifting public opinions, a recent rise in discontent and a fall in Putin’s popularity.
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Family separation

For The Guardian, Oliver Holmes and Hazem Balousha report on a Jerusalem hospital where critically ill Palestinian infants are suffering and dying alone. “Israel allows temporary exit from Gaza for medical reasons in some cases, but not all,” they write, and “prevents or seriously delays many parents of patients from leaving.” Others “never apply in the first place, fearing that extensive security checks for adults will hold up their child’s exit permit and lose vital time.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Canada Future Forward Summit

June 25, 2019, Toronto
The Canada Future Forward Summit, hosted by The Globe and Mail and sponsored by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and McKinsey & Company, will mark the 175th anniversary of The Globe with a new way of talking about the country and its future.
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Mr Pompeo, Be Careful What You Wish For In The Canadian Arctic

June 26, 2019, Halifax
A talk with Wendell Sanford, former Director of Oceans and Environmental Law at Global Affairs.
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Digital Disconnect: Who Gets to Control the Internet?

June 27, 2019, Waterloo
A complimentary screening of Digital Disconnect, which shines a light on the destructive aspects of the digital world.

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