‘Uyghur Tribunal’ opens with testimony of alleged rape, torture

Dozens are giving their accounts to a people’s tribunal in London, which China has dismissed as a ‘clumsy public opinion show’. A London-based people’s tribunal is investigating whether China’s alleged persecution of its Uighur minority amounts to genocide, with witness testimony detailing mass torture, rape and a range of other abuses. The “Uyghur Tribunal” hasContinue reading “‘Uyghur Tribunal’ opens with testimony of alleged rape, torture”

Missing residential school records: Vatican won’t release documents, feds destroyed files

While the Vatican has refused to release residential school records, it isn’t the only body suppressing the racism and abuse experienced within these institutions. The Canadian government destroyed 15 tons of paper documents related to the residential school system between 1936 and 1944, including 200,000 Indian Affairs files. From the age of four, Mike Cachagee attendedContinue reading “Missing residential school records: Vatican won’t release documents, feds destroyed files”

RCMP played a ‘clear and unavoidable role’ in Canada’s residential schools tragedy: Blair

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) played a “clear and unavoidable” role in the “tragedy” of residential schools in Canada, the country’s Public Safety Minister says. Bill Blair made the comments during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Wednesday afternoon. The minister also acknowledged “the role of the government in which we allContinue reading “RCMP played a ‘clear and unavoidable role’ in Canada’s residential schools tragedy: Blair”

Canada’s Dark Secret | Residential Schools – Al Jazeera

In 1996, the last residential school in Canada was closed down, bringing to light horrifying stories about the methods used to sever indigenous children from the influence of their families and to assimilate them into the dominant “Canadian” culture. Over more than a century, tens of thousands of families were torn apart as children wereContinue reading “Canada’s Dark Secret | Residential Schools – Al Jazeera”

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