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My breakfast with Romeo Dallaire

Today, I was given the honour and the privilege of having breakfast with Lieutenant General the Honourable Romeo Dallaire. Dallaire has become a staple in Canadian history, when he served as the Force Commander of UNAMIR,the ill-fated United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda between 1993 and 1994, and attempted to stop the genocide that was being waged by Hutu extremists against Tutsis and Hutu moderates. 699 more words


Genocide Awareness


April is a month many people around the world devote specifically to confronting the past and present horrors of genocide in the hopes of understanding it and finally ending it; People who are motivated by dreams of a world where humanity’s long war against itself can end; where the human race can finally accept itself in whole and in parts. 739 more words

Human Rights

Shake Hands With The Devil

DONE DONE, OMG DONE!! This book took me forever.

I am simply at a loss for words for how to describe my feelings about it… frustration perhaps? 282 more words

Hudson students launch book to benefit town in Burundi

Any day now, the students of Westwood High School in Hudson will have a copy of a book they helped write and illustrate in their hands. 619 more words

West Island Gazette

Rwanda Peacekeeping Force Commander Roméo Dallaire: “… the living hell that surrounds us…”

Declassified Documents Shed Light on the Effect of UN Decision to Withdraw Peacekeeping Troops from Rwanda at Height of Genocide

By: Clara Fisher

Today the National Security Archive… 917 more words


Does it take a hero to 'shake hands with the devil'?

A Canadian hero may not necessarily have the same glamour as what you might see in a Hollywood blockbuster – or any kind of movie for that matter. 342 more words

Book Reviews

Geese and Things

So I have finally gotten a chance to start reading Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning short story collection (and what a treat) and in his Introduction he kicks around the idea of whether or not fiction should be ‘safe’ – whether we should be able to read stories without taking any risk that we will be frightened, upset, or disturbed by what we encounter in them. 1,265 more words