This Press TV interview, conducted on August 24, 2014, addresses the reluctance of Canada’s ruling neoconservatives to heed calls from mainstream Human Rights organizations to conduct a federal investigation into the disproportionate number of murdered and missing aboriginal women in this country.
I drew attention to a February 2013 Human Rights Watch report entitled “Those Who Take Us Away” which contained allegations made by aboriginal women that RCMP in British Columbia had been sexually assaulting them. The rejection of the findings of that report by the Harper government forced HRW to publish a riposte just days after the publication of the initial report.
The well-known 2004 Amnesty International “Stolen Sisters” report was also referenced in the interview.
I also noted that James Anaya, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, was initially blocked from entering Canada by the Canadian government when he expressed his aspiration to engage with Canada’s menaced and endangered First Nations peoples. His subsequent report emphasized the “patterns of Human Rights abuses” which the UN observer claimed had reached “crisis proportions”.
The said Human Rights violations are particularly topical in light of the fact that Canada’s ruling neoconservatives—on behalf of their Zionist puppet masters—are incessantly lecturing countries such as Iran and Russia on their alleged Human Rights transgressions. The Canadian media and political-establishment, oriented toward Israel as they are, appear to be more concerned with the Human Rights situation in those countries which pose a threat to Israeli hegemony, than with the Human Rights situation in Canada.
Fortunately Press TV provides a “voice to the voiceless” and refuses to allow such Human Rights abuses to be swept under the carpet of geopolitical expediency.