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B.C. intervened to halt Bush torture case
Who stopped the suit against Bush?
David P. Ball
Oct 26th, 2011
Pamela Yates' documentary Granito in the quest for justice for Guatemala genocide
Filmmaker Pamela Yates was in town to present her latest film Granito: How to nail a Dictator (Jury Award prize at Politics in Film Fest) at the Vancouver International Film Festival . In 1982,...
Oct 13th, 2011
VIFF documentary "The Price of Sex" gives a voice to female victims of human trafficking and prostitution
Bulgarian-born photojournalist and director Mimi Chakarova was in Vancouver to promote her first documentary award winning "The Price of Sex” shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival....
Oct 11th, 2011
The need for compassionate capitalism
Its time to bank on compassionate capitalism
Aug 31st, 2011
Candidates Trudeau and Dosanjh rattle Tories' cage on family reunification and citizenship
DECISION 2011: Liberal MPs delight party faithful, woo ethnic vote with attack on Conservative policy.
Apr 20th, 2011
Living in the aftermath of David Kato's death
Being out like Mr. Kato, who was murdered in January, is simply NOT an option.
Feb 9th, 2011
Vancouver Sun shames woman for breastfeeding in public
Breastfeeding is protected as a human right in B.C., but that doesn't stop some from criticizing women who do it.
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Jan 19th, 2011
The lessons of John Humphrey
Tomorrow is Human Rights Day. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the...
Daniel D. Veniez
Dec 9th, 2010
Trudeau leads MPs calling for citizenship law reform
Ottawa is waking up to the reality that Canada's citizenship rights are discriminatory and sexist. A Liberal campaigner urges the creation of a citizenship ombudsman to "focus solely on the thorny iss
Oct 31st, 2010
UNsuccessful: Canada rejected from the big world dance
What the world’s astonishing rebuke of Canada’s candidacy for a seat on the UN Security Council says about Harper’s foreign policy.
Oct 14th, 2010