Gerry Caplan

Gerald Caplan has an MA in Canadian history and a Ph.D. in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is an author, teacher, media commentator, and social and political activist with a lifelong commitment to African development. He is preoccupied with genocide and genocide prevention, particularly the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, about which he has frequently written. He has been a consultant on African development issues to many United Nations agencies as well as to the African Union. His latest book is called The Betrayal of Africa. He writes a weekly online column for the Globe and Mail.

Gerry Caplan
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May 12, 2014
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There is plenty of room under Stephen Harper's bus

Gerry Caplan
While the list of unfortunate people thrown under the bus by the Prime Minister is already expansive, his capacity for vindictiveness seems to have few limits. Here are four of the latest losers.
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May 5, 2014
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How to tell if your government is spying on you

Gerry Caplan
Long ago, before digital surveillance and CSIS, the responsibility for protecting Canada from subversion, treason and especially opposition to government policies belonged to the RCMP.
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Mar 10, 2014

After Rwanda, 'Never Again' is just so much hot air

Gerry Caplan
Despite new post-Rwandan structures to prevent genocide, despite the world's pious commitment to protect the innocent, mass murder is still happening. "Never again?" is just rhetoric.

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