In the Name of the Father

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?

Luke’s Question

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.

Global Media & Mind Control

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?

CBC Mayoral Forum – October 14

Watch it here

CBC TV and Radio will be hosting a mayoral forum on Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. You can watch it live on channel 2, listen live at 89.3 fm, or stream the video and/or audio at CBC Manitoba.

After the forum, take a few minutes to discuss the candidates, issues, and the format of the debate with your family and friends. Following your discussion, please post some comments related to your thoughts. What did you learn about the candidates? What did you learn about democracy? What did you learn about the political process in Winnipeg?

Please respond by Friday morning at 9:00 AM.