Thursday, October 18, 2012

CBC - Doc Zone - Episode - Sext Up Kids

Saw this documentary on CBC the other day and it was scary. Kids are overly sexualized and even hyper-sexualized from a young age and it is having hugely negative consequences. Watch below and let me know what you think.

As a teacher, seeing something like this is disturbing and makes you wonder what can be done to fight back against marketers and popular societal trends.

CBC - Doc Zone - Episode - Sext Up Kids

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Human Rights Violation in Algeria

Here is another injustice that needs to be rectified! Activists and union members are being arrested in Algeria and I don't think we should stand for this sort of thing. Read more below and I will post the link to click if you want to get involved in an email campaign to protest this injustice after the blurb. Cheers.

Human Rights Activist, IUF representative in Algeria abducted


On 1 October, Algerian IUF representative and human rights activist Yacine Zaïd was picked up off the street in Hassi Messaoud in the Ouargla province by unidentified men in a white Nissan 4x4 vehicle and has not been seen since. His location at this time is unknown. Zaïd had earlier been beaten upon being taken into custody by Algerian police prior to his release and subsequent abduction.

The IUF believes that Yacine Zaïd’s well-being and perhaps even his life is at risk because of his outspoken work in defence of human rights in Algeria and his long-standing defence of workers' rights, now as an IUF representative in that country.

The IUF calls on the Algerian authorities to act immediately to secure the release of Yacine Zaïd, guarantee his security and restore his full rights. We also call on authorities to investigate the matter fully and bring those responsible to justice.

You can help. Please send a message to the Algerian Government immediately to secure the safe release of Yacine Zaïd.