A federal promise of more police resources to contain escalating violence in a southwestern Nova Scotia fishing community met with scant approval saturday, with opposition critics praising what they perceive as past inaction and one Indigenous community leader calling for military support in the wake of a suspicious fire. The early morning blaze that destroyed a lobster pound in Middle West pubnico, N.S., capped a week of rising tensions over Indigenous fishing treaty rights.
Culture & Race
Michael Warrington is a name you probably did not know before his employer, Terra Cotta Investments, outed him as the man that hurled a racial slur at another golfer last weekend at the Georgetown Golf Club. A video of the incident went viral on Instagram — Warrington and his son caught on camera pacing to and from their golf cart in a confrontation with another golfing pair. The heated exchange seemed to center around Warrington’s group frustrated with the delay in play and it devolved into Warrington hurling expletives and a racial slur on camera.
PARIS — A man knifed to death a middle school history teacher in France who had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims consider to be blasphemous, French officials said on Friday. The attacker was shot dead by a police patrol a few streets away from the scene of the attack late on Friday afternoon, in a residential suburb north-west of Paris.
The names of small children don’t often appear on monuments, but Edward Baumler’s name is there among those of many other children who were murdered in the massacre at Milford. Edward was only 3 years old when he was shot to death by Dakota raiders. His brother, Heinrich, who died alongside him, killed with a tomahawk, was 7 years old. Their baby sister was murdered with an arrow. The Baumler children were among a dozen other children, and twice as many women, killed by the tribal child murderers and rapists who assaulted the immigrant German township of Milford. Now a statue of President Lincoln was toppled in Portland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison student government voted to remove his statue because he punished the killers of Milford’s children and the killers of the other seventy children under 10 years old.
The University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and Continuing Education Series recently hosted what they called a Special Webinar Series that was titled, “Deconstructing & Decentralizing White-ness in Practice: A Three-Part Series,” in which a lecture titled “Recovery from White Conditioning” taught white people how to use a “12-step” program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous to “recover and reclaim our full humanity.” Therapist Cristina Combs, who created the program, spent “years of struggling to navigate the role and presence of whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys,” the website for the series claims.
Indian police are investigating after an “exorcist” allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl over a three-month span under the guise of employing “tantric strategies” as treatment. An enraged mob stormed the places of work of 45-year-old “religious healer” P Shivaprasad and beat him with footwear and fists in Nizamabad, India.
A retired Appeal Court justice has won rare permission to appear in court as a lawyer after he was able to show exceptional circumstances were in play. In allowing Harry LaForme to act in lawsuits pressed by two Indigenous groups, a panel of the Law Society of Ontario did bar him from making any references to his former judicial role during the proceedings, despite his objections to the condition.
In the 21st century, hallmark American and international institutions have lost much of their prestige and respect. Politics and biases explain the lack of public confidence in organizations and institutions such as the World Health Organization, the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pulitzer Prizes and the Academy Awards.
During slavery, many black women, often in a forcible union with a white man, bore mixed-race children. Based on their percentage of white blood, they were deemed “mulattos,” “quadroons,” “octoroons” or even “hexadecaroons.” Depending on skin colour, they could pass as white and avoid the gross racial discrimination suffered by their darker skinned brothers and sisters. This was portrayed in a 1949 motion picture titled “Pinky” that highlighted “passing” for white.
This will tell you all you need to know about the United Nations, the world’s leading enabler of global political corruption and hypocrisy. While its 193 member states have twice rejected Canada’s bid for a temporary United Nations Security Council seat in the past decade, this week they elected China, Russia, Cuba, Pakistan and Uzbekistan to three-year terms on the UN’s Human Rights Council, starting Jan. 1.