Obama assured the CIA that he will not prosecute those who followed the instructions to torture from the Bush administration. Congress might not agree with this leniency.
If you've ever doubted the merits of journalism or the need for investigative reporting, plan to attend the screening of Reporter at this year's Hot Docs festival in Toronto.
There is something precious and virginal about the torture debate in the United States. As if that nation never knew torture before the shock of 9/11, and had to play catch-up.
George W. Bush insisted that the U.S. did not use torture. But the four Bush-era memos released last week by the Obama administration's Justice Department paint a starkly different picture.
Religion, patriarchy, law, feminism and the young women in Kabul. Why one may ask do matters of 'faith' have so much to do with the control of women?
<p>As Barack Obama appeared with Turkish President Abdullah Gul as part of his first trip to a Muslim country, U.S. federal agents were preparing to arrest Youssef Megahed in Florida.</p>
May 6, 2009
The Penny Coffee House Lethbridge , AB
Canada49° 41' 30.2136" N, 112° 49' 26.5548" W
Join us to write letters for human rights. We are working on a long term appeal for U Gambira, Burmese monk, who was imprisoned after taking part in a peaceful demonstration in 2007.
Apr 18, 2009
United Steelworker's Hall
45 Cecil St.Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 23.7348" N, 79° 23' 48.9732" W
<p>Report back and forum by The Canadian Trade Union Mission to the Philippines and Bayan - Canada on repression and human rights violations in Southern Tagalog.</p>
Stark Raven: Prison Justice
<p>Betty Krawczyk and Cat Wilson discuss the death of Jennifer Churchill - the first woman to die at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women.</p>
The Media Consortium
<p>This week the Democrats moved a little closer to passing healthcare reform when the House passed the 2010 budget with reconciliation language last Thursday.</p>