By Hannah Osborne-O’Donnell Memorials and monuments are both sites of remembrance. They can commemorate the lives of great individuals, the deaths of individuals, victories, and tragedies. They can have the effect of promoting feelings of pride and patriotism or cause visitors to feel great sadness or even anger. These sites can be spontaneous. Something is… More The Monuments of Timor Leste
Why did West Papuans in the early 1960s claim to be African? Why does the identification linger? Click here to view a 15-minute online lecture about identity, race and resistance in West Papuan 60s diplomacy, by David Webster.
By Ann C. Macaulay CM MD FCFP FCAHS FRCPC (Hon) Family Physician in Kahnawá:ke, Quebec and Professor of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada One of the dark chapters of Canadian history is that of the Residential Schools. These schools were started by the Canadian government in the 1800’s to forcibly remove young Indigenous children… More Residential Schools in Canada
This open letter by Cris Carrascalão was originally published on facebook and is reprinted here from the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network mailing list. In it, the author speaks about her own family’s experience and the Indonesian president’s decision to honour a militia leader convicted of crimes against humanity by awarding him with one… More Open letter to the president of Indonesia, from a victim and survivor