“It’s very important to emphasize that it seems like a political issue—and it is—but at its core, at its heart, what is resonating is humanitarianism.”
“When we are tempted to group people into categories, let us fight that temptation, and get to know our friends instead. Let us challenge the instinct to judge.”
An interview with the 2016 N.L. Human Rights Award recipient.
Independent reporter to appear in court over same coverage N.L. Human Rights Commission has cited as the reason for his nomination.
Pam Palmater, one of Canada’s top lawyers, says the federal government must intervene.
The terrorist attacks in Paris will shape the evolution of our security and privacy environments and accelerate profound effects on the way we interact and live. As a society we have a responsibility to understand what an event like Paris means and how we can best protect ourselves against such violence—and worse—in the future.
The white poppy symbolizes grief for all victims of war, civilian as well as military, regardless of nationality. It also represents opposition to war and determination to work against the causes of war. Today it is relevant as ever in a Canada newly committed to humanitarianism and peacekeeping.
As unprecedented numbers marched in St. John’s annual Pride parade Sunday, participants past and present reflect on LGBTQ struggles, achievements and the road ahead. (With files from Hans Rollmann.)
Documentary films by local people in Palestine and Israel give us the stories, images, and perspectives left out of the mainstream media
Newfoundland and Labrador is renowned for its talented arts and crafts scene. So why is it being increasingly outsourced to China?
A junior high school teacher is hoping a pioneering teaching resource she developed while in university will be supported by the provincial Department of Education and used in classrooms around the province
Violence against Aboriginal women is not just about Aboriginal women; it is equally about those who commit the violence and the societal values and cultural attitudes that allow it to be commonplace
Loretta Saunders’ sister launches ‘homicide survivor’ blog in the wake of yet another murder of an Indigenous woman in Canada. Meanwhile, Conservatives announce what critics are calling an inadequate strategy to address violence against Indigenous women.
The renowned Canadian scientist and activist speaks with The Independent in advance of what could be his final national tour, which begins tonight in St. John’s
In order to change the statistics we need to change the conversation
Newfoundland and Labrador may be a so-called ‘have’ province, but despite the record corporate profits from our natural resource industries, thousands of minimum wage workers are living on or below the poverty line
“The four day gathering aims to create a common front among the many diverse movements fighting for rights, for justice, and for the environment.”
As Israel intensifies its attacks on Gaza, killing more civilians each day, people worldwide are beginning to see through the propaganda and Western media bias
More and more Canadians are speaking out against the Israeli military’s “massacre” of Palestinians, and condemning the Harper Government’s unwavering support for Israel
The LGB and Trans rights movements have evolved both together and separately. Pride Week is an opportunity to celebrate and discuss the similarities and differences shared by members of each