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Rhoda Howard-Hassmann
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This blog is about human rights. It will contain observations about human rights issues, short book reviews, and some personal reflections.
This blog is about human rights. It will contain observations about human rights issues, short book reviews, and some personal reflections.

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Anarchists Trashed My Neigbourhoof
Anarchists Trashed My Neighbourhood On the evening of March 3, 2018, my husband and I
were watching television when we heard a series of bangs. Looking out the
window, I saw fireworks. We thought some local festival was going on. We live in Hamilton, Ontari...
Anarchists Trashed My Neigbourhoof
Anarchists Trashed My Neigbourhoof
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Another Campus Speech Code Fiasco: Wilfrid Laurier University
Another Campus Speech Code
Fiasco: Wilfrid Laurier University In late 2017, the institution from which I had
recently retired, Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), was embroiled in a free
speech fiasco. Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate teaching assistant in
the de...
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Women Perpetrators of Crimes against Humanity
Women perpetrators of crimes
against humanity In 2010,
a judge in the United Kingdom denied refugee status to a Zimbabwean woman, known
as SK. According to a report by David Gardner in the South African Mail Online , (“Woman who took part in
violent attacks...
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Statelessness in the Caribbean by Kristy Belton: Book Note
Some scholars maintain that in developed
democracies, legal citizenship is losing its salience, as such democracies tend
to grant most human rights to everyone resident in their territories, even
including undocumented (‘illegal”) migrants. Kristy Belton di...
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Another Day in the Death of America, by Gary Younge: Book Note
Another Day in the Death of
America, by Gary Younge: Book Notes Gary Younge, a black British journalist who lived in
Chicago for several years, is the author of Another
Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books,
2016). Each c...
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The Golden Legend my Nadeem Islam: Book Note
The
Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam:
Book Note A couple of weeks ago (mid-Dec 2017) I read The Golden Legend, a novel by the British-Pakistani
writer Nadeem Aslam. According to his Wikipedia biography, Aslam has lived in
the UK since he was 14, when his fathe...
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The #MeToo Campaign: Should I Join It?
The #MeToo Campaign: Should I
Join It? A few weeks ago the world learned that a famous
movie producer, Harvey Weinstein, was a serial sexual harasser who had paid off
several women so that they would not reveal his activities in court. Some of
the things he...
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Nazism Then and Now
Nazism
Then and Now Back
in Germany in the 1930s, my father had a second cousin who drove a taxi. He was
a Jew and a Communist. One day some Nazi cab drivers beat him to death. No one
did anything about it: it was OK to murder Communist Jews in those days. ...
Nazism Then and Now
Nazism Then and Now
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Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Exploration
Cultural
Appropriation vs. Cultural Exploration Recently
(June 2017) I read The Autograph Man ,
a 2002 novel by Zadie Smith. She is the daughter of a Caribbean mother and an
English father, who often writes about “multicultural” issues of various kinds.
The...
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Human Rights in Africa
Three Decades On, the Protection of Human Rights
in Africa Comes of Age? (Note:
Chidi Odinkalu is a distinguished Nigerian human rights scholar and
activist.  He originally posted this blog
on the site of the Africa program of the London School of Economics...
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