After watching “In the Name of the Father” and participating in our class discussion, do you see any parallels in Gerry Conlon’s case and that of Omar Khadr? Read the articles from the Globe and Mail to help guide your response. You can also watch the 60 Minutes episode from 2007.
Do our human rights come into question during times of crisis (FLQ crisis)? Is this necessary?
Was Khadr in the wrong place at the wrong time like Gerry Conlon? Does it matter, given he was 15 and at war (He is the first child to be tried for war crimes since WWII)? Was Khadr coerced into pleading guilty?
Would “justice” have been better served if Khadr was tried in Canada, as oppose to in a Military court? Why?
In the 1600’s both Aboriginal and French cultures were dominant in New France, and in the wars in the 1750’s and 1760’s the Aboriginals and French were both enemies of the English. However in 1763, when the English took control of New France why do you suppose that the French culture was still aloud to flourish under English rule while the Aboriginal culture was suppressed, even though the French and Aboriginals were both enemies of the British.
In Dr. Levine’s World Issues class, you have been investigating various media outlets in Canada. Now, have a look at part one of Noam Chomsky’s “Manufacturing Consent”. Do the media outlets and companies you have looked at help to control our minds and lives? If so, how and why? What’s in it for them?