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Cultural genocide: When we debate words, we delay healing - Payam Akhavan

Akhavan on the history and meaning of cultural genocide (reprinted in entirety):

What is “cultural genocide” and why does it matter? This powerful label was first adopted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) last June.

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I am John A. Macdonald

I am John A. Macdonald. He is known as one of the fathers of confederation in 1867, the first prime minister of Canada, and the primary political motivator behind the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1885. 532 more words

Not at play in the fields of the Lord: The Bible League and Genocide

Editor’s Note: It is clear to anyone who investigates the history of West Michigan that religion has played a significant role in both promoting and resisting systems of oppression. 1,962 more words

Indigenous Resistance


Not so long ago when Trump’s rival Ben Carson had temporarily overtaken him in Iowa Trump asked “how stupid are the people of Iowa?”

That’s something of an inclusive blanket statement and I wouldn’t go  1,036 more words

'Cultural genocide' of Canada's indigenous peoples is a 'mourning label,' former war crimes prosecutor says

The “cultural genocide” of Canada’s indigenous people in residential schools is more of a “mourning metaphor” than an accurate legal label, more a “song of bereavement” than a specific indictment under international laws. 1,242 more words



This is a particularly heart rending testimony, in the midst of it Windyboy makes what I consider a salient point – “our spirits don’t speak english”. 259 more words

4th Generation Warfare and the Reluctant Suburbanite, Part III of III

4th Generation Warfare and the Reluctant Suburbanite

What it means for you and yours

A Three Part Series – Part III of III

 Written by StopShouting contributor and #FAB50 Blog Award Winner… 2,198 more words