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| September 1, 2015

Call to action: Boycott and divest from G4S!

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Editor's note: On Monday August 17 at 9:00 p.m. PST, Vancouver solidarity activists began fasting in solidarity with and to raise consciousness and awareness about Palestinian prisoners.

The 24 Hour Fast and Day of Action in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners is organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoners Solidarity Network, Canada Palestine Association and the Alliance for People's Health.

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The dark side of human rights

The Human Right to Dominate

by Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon
(Oxford University Press,
2015;
$24.95)

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For many of us, human rights are somewhat like puppies: fluffy, benevolent things, a source of unalloyed happiness and good (although perhaps somewhat lacking in the tooth department). All upsides, no downsides; the world is an incontestably better place with them in it.

Critical scholarship on human rights, however, raises a host of serious questions about the ability of human rights to achieve or promote justice.

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UN report card slams Canada's record on human rights

August 12, 2015
| A recent United Nations report documents the loss of human rights protections in Canada since Harper came to power in 2006. Lara Yeo says the report is a sobering read.
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Amnesty International votes to adopt policy to decriminalize sex work

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| August 11, 2015
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GroundWire | August 3, 2015: Prisoners' Justice Day episode

August 4, 2015
| On this week's GroundWire: Programmers talk about the importance of Prisoners' Justice Day and why it's important for community radio stations to produce Prisoners' Justice Day Content.
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| August 4, 2015

UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Harper government

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