Innu file suit as human rights report slams Canada for abuse

NATUASHISH, LABRADOR August 12, 2021 – Days after a human rights report slammed Canada for its treatment of the Innu, the Innu Nation sued the federal and provincial governments over the Muskrat Falls energy project affecting their ancestral lands. The suit, filed

Ethnic Cleansing Roils Burma’s Democracy Transition

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs November 26, 2016 Burma’s 50 million people languished under a most vile military dictatorship for 50 years, but that has not made them a tolerant and open-handed society. The country’s military is in the middle of a scorched

Hong Kong activists split over Tiananmen Square

For the first time, Hong Kong’s Federation of Students, a coalition of student unions, will not take part in the Victoria Park demonstrations. Instead, it will help organize a number of events and demonstrations confronting democracy and even independence in Hong Kong’s future.

Voting and Canadian values

By David Suzuki October, 2015 When my grandparents arrived from Japan in the early 1900s, Canada was far less tolerant than it is today. Women and minorities couldn’t vote, nor could Indigenous people who had lived here from time immemorial. In 1942,

Dark North Korea

The dramatic photograph below, taken January 30 from the International Space Station, illustrates the stark difference between North and South Korea. NASA’s Earth Observatory site explains the dark zone on the image: Flying over East Asia, astronauts on the International Space Station

North Korea: China expected to veto action on UN report

Criticism of China was part of the report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, released Monday. By citing China, the UN ensured that China will use its Security Council veto to

Executions and backlash loom over Iran rapprochement

Money is flowing into Iran again, but there are signs the reformist movement is being stymied by hardliners, including a dramatic upsurge in executions for “enmity against God” and “threatening national security.”  An excerpt of international affairs columnist Jonathan Manthorpe’s new column: