Posts Tagged ‘human rights’

Homecoming madness: the aftermath

Reported with files complied from Matt Stickland, Opinions Editor, Kaila Jefferd- Moore, Editor-in-chief and Josh Young, Sports Editor   Black and gold swarms of students flooded the streets of Halifax’s south end as they took part in Homecoming shenanigans last weekend. Dalhousie University’s 2017 Homecoming weekend officially began Wednesday Oct. 11 at 7 a.m. Individual…

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Dalhousie trans student claims discrimination from cafeteria staff

A Dalhousie student plans to file a human rights complaint against Aramark after a series of episodes where she claims she was discriminated against because she is transgender. Jessica Dempsey has decided to speak out after several complaints about her treatment from the university’s food service staff have not been addressed, she says. Her complaints…

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The cost of connectivity

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Chebucto Community Net provides free Internet In Finland, Australia and parts of the United Kingdom, Internet access has been declared a basic human right. But in Canada, the country that was ranked sixth in the 2011 Human Development Index, Internet is still a privilege. According to Statistics Canada, one fifth of the country’s population did…

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Freedom fighters for Syria on campus

Baran al-Isso. Photo by Calum Agnew

Students seek to support Syrian people They call themselves Justice and Freedom for Syria, and every Sunday up to 50 people gather in Victoria Park on Spring Garden Road to demonstrate against the Assad regime’s violent crackdown in Syria. They produce a new pamphlet weekly, documenting the crimes of the Baath party regime, and explaining…

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Affordable healthcare a world away

By Tim Mitchell, Features Editor Populations more than double that of Dalhousie University are struck off the map every day because of preventable diseases such as malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and tuberculosis found in areas of poverty. We don’t worry about these things in Canada. It all sounds depressing, and far away. But Dr. Robert Huish, assistant…

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Turkish women shame ‘male state’

By Hilary Beaumont, Copy Editor About 30 women wearing purple and red lined the tiled main street of Taksim, Istanbul on Nov. 25. They smiled for the few reporters who showed up, and ignored the male police in full riot gear standing across the tram tracks. Their posters showed headshots of other women, and photos of…

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Cops target homeless without legal justification

By Patricia Vasquez, The Concordian (Concordia University) MONTREAL (CUP) – The Quebec Human Rights Commission has declared Montreal’s homeless victims of social profiling. The commission has released a report, including 14 recommendations, urging the city to amend two of its bylaws and suggesting its police force restructure its “rigid” standards, which infringe on the province’s Charter…

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