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Vancouver: Dawud Wharnsby Concert


On FEBRUARY 28, a Concert Fundraising Dinner for Qawsain Knowledge House performed By Dawud Wharnsby. Dawud Wharnsby is a Canadian singer-songwriter, performer, poet and an educator. He plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, bazouki, oud, bodhran, bongos, djembe, clarinet and tin whistle.  

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Supreme Court ruling strikes down rezoning for controversial Yaletown city-developer land swap and two towers


By FRANCES BULA – State of Vancouver January 28th, 2015 This was a bombshell yesterday. More to come. No one seems to know all the scenarios that might play out (could this void the city’s land sale with Brenhill? will public hearing process need to be changed?), all of which sound serious and complicated. Lots of interesting things in Justice …

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US: Democrats and Republicans at loggerheads over “torture report”


Critics and defenders of a US senate report on CIA “torture” programs took turns to tear each other apart over the report’s findings on the “war on terror”, opening fresh political wounds. On Sunday, former US vice president Dick Cheney vehemently defended the CIA program and lauded CIA operatives as heroes. “I’m perfectly comfortable that they should be praised, they …

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Report recommends creation of B.C. human rights commission


A new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Poverty and Human Rights Centre has suggested that the absence of a human rights commission in British Columbia has led to a “gaping hole” in the province’s human rights protection system. In “Strengthening Human Rights”, authors Gwen Brodsky and Shelagh Day note that British Columbia is the …

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International Human Rights Day: a Reminder to Canadians that Omar Khadr is Still in Jail

2014 12 Omar Khadr 15 + 22 + 28.

December 10th is International Human Rights Day. The UN General Assembly proclaimed that date to focus attention on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard for all peoples and all nations. While Canadians like to believe that our country is a positive model for the rest of the world, the continued incarceration of Omar Khadr is a …

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