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Human Rights Observatory
By Andrew Conroe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Trinity College
The 1965 killings in Indonesia not only led to the death and imprisonment of many, but also forced survivors to shoulder knowledge of this history through silence, acceptance, and resilience.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology
Aleesha Rodriguez, Research Fellow at Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Queensland University of Technology
Anti-Asian memes spread on TikTok during the pandemic, and the potential for harm is real. It’s about time platforms scrutinised such ‘humour’ more closely.The Conversation (Full Story)
By John Donne Potter, Professor, Research Centre for Hauora and Health, Massey University
Older people with COVID are at higher risk of a new Alzheimer’s diagnosis within a year of testing positive. Vaccination against viral infection remains one of several important preventative measures.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Bronwyn Carlson, Professor, Indigenous Studies and Director of The Centre for Global Indigenous Futures, Macquarie University
This year, we acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the site of the longest protest for Indigenous land rights, sovereignty and self-determination in the world.

Now, a documentary made at the time of the Embassy’s establishment, Ningla-A’Na (“hungry for our land”), has been restored and is being re-released…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Kathleen McPhillips, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle
Tracy McEwan, School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle
A substantial majority were concerned about the prevalence of abuse, racism, and sexism in church contexts, and many raised issues relating to transparency and accountability.The Conversation (Full Story)
Thursday, September 29, 2022
People in 42 different countries across the world faced reprisals and intimidation on the basis of their cooperation with the United Nations to defend human rights, according to the annual UN report on the issue, which also highlights other disturbing trends.]]> (Full Story)
By Global Voices Brazil
Current Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has trailed former president Lula in the polls for more than a month, but in interviews he has been discrediting the numbers and saying he will only believe in his victory. (Full Story)
By Timothy Martin, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, York University, Canada
Housing affordability and homelessness are hot topics in municipal politics these days. But ironically, unhoused citizens are left out of the civic debate that most impacts their lives.

As Ontario approaches municipal elections in October, our concept of “the public” is needed to remind us of our commitment not only to the ballot box but to one another.

Toronto City Council has engaged in several heated debates this year concerning…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Andy Flack, Senior Lecturer in Modern and Environmental History, University of Bristol
Alice Would, Lecturer in Imperial and Environmental History, University of Bristol
Humans have long struggled to understand the nocturnal world. As environmental change becomes increasingly acute, understanding their lives has never been more critical.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Wayne Simpson, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Manitoba
Canada’s current income assistance programs are not doing enough to support Canadians. If the goal of temporary assistance is to help those in need, these programs must have better, broader coverage.The Conversation (Full Story)
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