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Terrorism and war in Africa: Canada's hands are not clean in this cycle of violence

There are no shades of grey, no nuance or even cause and effect in the simplistic world view proclaimed by the current Canadian government.

The Conservatives response to the horrific attack in Nairobi's Westgate Mall has been to thump their chests and proclaim their anti-terror bona fides.

"The fight against international terrorism is the great struggle of our generation, and we need to continue with the resolve to fight this," bellowed Foreign Minister John Baird. For his part, Stephen Harper boasted that "our government is the government that listed al-Shabab as a terrorist entity."


Journalists for Human Rights

jhr Rights Report #15: The International Criminal Court in Africa

February 3, 2012
| The 15th edition of the jhr Rights Report examines the International Criminal Court and chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo's case against several high-profile politicians in Kenya.
Length: 20:40
Journalists for Human Rights

jhr Rights Report #11: Bahrain, Egypt and Kenya

November 25, 2011
| The 11th edition of the jhr Rights Report looks at the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry investigation into human rights abuse committed during the Arab Spring protests in the Gulf kingdom.
Length: 15:12 minutes (6.97 MB)
Journalists for Human Rights

jhr Rights Radio: Women's movement in Kenya

November 23, 2011
| jhr Montreal correspondent Adam Bemma speaks to Flora Terah, a Kenyan parliamentary candidate fighting for women's rights in Africa.
Length: 32:32 minutes (29.82 MB)
| February 3, 2011
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Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2010: 'New Relations, New Opportunities? Food Sovereignty in Kenya and Canada'

June 2, 2010
| Leigh Brownhill examines movements in both countries to assess their strength at alleviating poverty and offering climate-friendly farming practices.
Length: 17:20

Dignity Campaign launch and premiere of "Poverty of Justice" film

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Lethbridge Public Library Lethbridge, AB
49° 41' 29.8932" N, 112° 49' 26.9868" W

Join Amnesty International to launch the Dignity Campaign in southern Alberta!

See the premiere of the film "Poverty of Justice." This film was made with three communities who tell their own stories of the human rights abuses that keep them in poverty. The stories are from Kenya, Peru, and Little Buffalo, Alberta (Lubicon Lake Cree).

Enjoy free refreshments, and meet members of local anti-poverty organizations.


Needs No Introduction

An evening with Flora Igoki Terah

October 4, 2009
| On September 23, the Kenyan human rights activist stood before an audience at Amnesty House in Ottawa to speak of her political experiences and encounters with electoral violence.
Length: 32:32

Kenya: Women call for sex ban on country's men

AFP - (May 1st, 2009) Women's activist groups in Kenya have called for a seven-day sex ban on the country's men in an attempt to shock the political class into overcoming bitter feuds and working together.
"This is a national boycott to show that the women of this country have resolved to push for reforms," Rukia Subow of Maendeleo ya Wanawake of the G10 umbrella of Kenyan women's organisations said late Wednesday.


Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

February 20, 2009
| The movie Taking Root profiles Wangari Maathai, leader of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, an environmental and social justice movement that eventually brought down the government of Daniel Arap Moi.
Length: 10:40
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