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SCAR is calling for an end, or at least a drastic reduction, in the inflammatory rhetoric that is being used by Tory media front men to ridicule, demean and to build resistance to the “Idle No More” protest movement. “These spokespersons could learn much from the ‘Idle no More’ protesters consistent calls for peaceful protest,” said SCAR spokesperson Bob Hughes. “First Nation citizens have been incredibly patient and peaceful in the face of sickening greed, ... Read More
UEFA demands tough stance on racism
Fans of the Netherlands attended an open training session in Krakow last week.STORY HIGHLIGHTS

UEFA asks Poland and Ukraine to crack down on racism in stadiums

A letter has been sent to the mayors of each Euro 2012 host city

UEFA took the step after Dutch players claimed to have been racially abused last week

Germany and Portugal both charged by UEFA following Saturday's Group B match

(CNN) -- Host countries Poland and Ukraine have been told to take ... Read More
Federal job cuts won't harm minorities or aboriginals: Treasury Board
OTTAWA — Federal departments will remain accountable for keeping their ranks diverse with visible minorities and aboriginals even with job cuts looming, a senior Treasury Board official says.

The pronouncement to the Senate's human rights committee came days after a series of reports were made public about employment equity in the federal public service that showed while the rate of visible minorities increased over the past year, it remained below the numbers available in the general ... Read More
Indian students in UK attacked
Attacks on Indian students: Britain says will punish guiltySource Last Updated: Tue, Feb 14, 2012 00:27 hrs0 CommentsMicrosoft® Private Cloud Microsoft® Private Cloud: Built for the Future. Ready Now. Learn More! Microsoft.com/readynowAds by GoogleBangalore: Those found guilty of attacking Indians in Britain would be brought to justice and punished, British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Browne said here on Monday.

Expressing concern over the recent spate of attacks on Indian students in London, ... Read More
Complaint of discrimination against U Ottawa
OTTAWA, January 30 – Dr. Waleed AlGhaithy (Neurosurgery Residency Program, University of Ottawa), Dr. Khalid Aba-Alkhail (Cardiac Surgery Residency Program) and Dr. Manal Al-Saigh (same) have filed a joint action against the University of Ottawa and several of its officials.

Discrimination, conspiracy to injure, malfeasance in public office, breaches of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, defamation, breach of contract, and negligence are claimed against the University and several of its officials.

Among the individual ... Read More
Australia police rescue PM Gillard from race protests
SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday had to be bundled out of a Canberra restaurant by security service agents after it was surrounded by furious Aboriginal rights protesters.

Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott were stranded in The Lobby restaurant as dozens of demonstrators from a protest against Australia Day, which marks the arrival of British settlers in 1788, converged on the hotel.

The two leaders were dramatically escorted through the crowd by security ... Read More
Oz MP tells immigrants to learn English to stop racism
Melbourne Australian Member of Parliament Teresa Gambaro who attracted criticism for her comment that migrant workers didn't know how to wear deodorant or queue politely little over a week ago, has come under renewed fire for telling immigrants to learn English if they want to stop racism in the country.
The Coalition multicultural affairs spokeswoman told The Australian that new arrivals to Australia should learn English as quickly as possible to encourage tolerance and understanding. ... Read More
The Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism has written to the new Auditor General of Canada, Michael Ferguson, asking him to arrange for an audit of the National Research Council’s outrageous and wasteful spending in regard to the human rights case of Canadian scientist Dr. Chander Grover. It has been conservatively estimated that the amount of money that has been spent to defeat Canada’s human rights laws in this case is in excess of $60 million ... Read More
Govt spent $1M to crush Indian scientist: No hope for 'little guy'
By Andrew Duffy

The conflict between Chander Grover and National Research Council spanned many years.Photograph by: Julie Oliver, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa CitizenThe National Research Council has spent almost $1 million over six years in an epic legal battle with an Ottawa physicist fired by the government agency in 2007.

Industry Minister Christian Paradis revealed this week that the NRC spent $890,478.92 on outside legal help between 2004 and 2010 to deal with the case of a ... Read More
Indian nuns attacked in Scotland
Scotland, July 28, 2011: A group of drunken youth attacked the house of Indian nuns in Pollok, Scotland, the third such incident in as many years.

The youth smashed a window of the house of Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity by throwing an empty Buckfast bottle at it.

The terrified nuns, who work with the charity founded by Mother Teresa, said the noise was so loud it sounded like there had been an explosion in the ... Read More
'Indian-origin people soft targets at workplace in SAfrica'
Durban South African Indians are being unfairly targeted at the workplace here, a minority rights leader has said after powerful Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) accused the community of accommodating their "brothers" in top jobs at the expense of African employees.

There are "great suspicions" that senior Indian staff at the Ethekwini Municipality (which includes the city of Durban) was accommodating other Indians at the expense of African people, Samwu Secretary-General, Nahlanhla Nyandeni has alleged.

Indian ... Read More
‘Racist’ UK firm forced Indian employee Rahul to call himself ‘Rob’
London A telesales firm, owned by Indians in Britain has been found guilty of race discrimination for forcing an Indian employee to anglicize his name.

Leicester-based firm Teachers 2 Parents Ltd asked Rahul Jain, 28, to change his name to Rob Matthews, claiming that English names were easier for customers to spell in emails, the Daily Mail reports.

“Other Indian employees allegedly had their names changed too, including a woman called Sarbjit who became known ... Read More
Prof sues prof at U of O
U of O law professor Joanne St. Lewis (Who is Black) sues Prof. Rancourt for $1 million, will give half to a law student scholarship fund

A Statement of Claim (SOC) was filed today with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The Court File No. for the SOC is 11-51657 and the SOC has been posted

Law professor Joanne St. Lewis is suing former physics professor Denis Rancourt for $1 million dollars for the posts ... Read More
The recently reported rise in “Hate Crimes” in Canada comes as no surprise to those who work in organizations in the area of discrimination and human rights. The disappointing reality is that it has been the bureaucrats and politicians within our federal government who have “led by example” when it comes to such crimes.

“One case that shines the light squarely on this fact is the sickening quarter century old case of Canadian scientist, Dr. Chander ... Read More
Hearings probe discrimination complaint
Allegations of discrimination. Brampton Centennial Secondary School vice-principal Ranjit Khatkurhas filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal claiming she's been a victim of systemic discrimination within the Peel District School Board. Toronto Star photo
Human rights tribunal hearings began yesterday into a complaint registered by a vice-principal who alleges she has been the victim of systemic discrimination in the Peel District School Board.
Ranjit Khatkur, who works at Brampton Centennial Secondary School, claims ... Read More
Racial abuse causes policewoman to resign in UK
London: An Indian-origin woman police officer in London has resigned after she took over 800 days off, claiming she became unwell due to constant racial abuse from her colleagues.

Hinah Parekh, 43, claimed that racial abuse from fellow police officers made her unwell. She said she was also suffering from depression and stress.

This made her take 848 days off in five years, the Daily Mail reported.

Parekh managed an average of only five shifts a month at ... Read More
*Hindus & Jews ask Miley Cyrus to raise Gypsy apartheid issue
Hindus and Jews want American singer-actress Miley Cyrus to use her upcoming Gypsy Heart tour to spread awareness about the apartheid faced by about 15-million European Gypsies (Roma).

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a statement issued in Nevada today, said that since Cyrus had stated that Gypsy Heart is not just a tour for me, but a mission to spread love, it ... Read More
Hindus condemn dismantling of Gypsy camp in Rome
Hindus have strongly criticized the reported dismantling of a Gypsy (Roma) camp in Rome forcing families homeless and some taking refuge in an ancient basilica.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was barbaric to dismantle Roma settlement without providing them alternate accommodation.

Terming it as misplaced attitude of Italian authorities towards Roma population, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that Italy should come out with ... Read More
Discrimination alleged at Ottawa U
The story has been covered in the national media, for example, by the Globe and Mail:
In light of the information revealed in the leaked e-mails and by the complainant medical residents at their press conference, I hereby submit the following motion on non-discrimination for the April 4, 2011 meeting of the University of Ottawa Senate.
This motion is modelled on the May 2010 motion on Freedom of Expression (attached), which was passed ... Read More
Bias against Indians costs US housing society $100,000
Boston A Seattle-based housing society is ordered to pay over $100,000 to settle a US Justice Department lawsuit that alleged the society discriminated against Indians and African-Americans seeking to rent apartments in the complex.

According to the lawsuit, owners and operators of Summerhill Place Apartments, a 268 apartment complex in Renton near Seattle, “steered Indian tenants away from the Summerhill buildings and treated tenants from India less favourably than other tenants.”

“Unlawful discrimination because ... Read More

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