Congo Briefing at Tinto in Toronto on July 29/09

Report Back: Congo Briefing A report from the Eastern DRC by Justin Podur Wednesday July 29, 2009, 7pm Tinto Coffee House 89 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto (416) 530-5885 Writer Justin Podur visited Bukavu in South Kivu in the eastern DRC in June/July 2009 and interviewed human rights defenders, mining researchers, and medical and legal experts on […]

Polyculturalism and Self-determination

http://www.zcommunications.org/polyculturalism-and-self-determination-by-justin-podur [Contribution to the Reimagining Society Project hosted by ZCommunications] The present essay reviews in summary form the key ideas for “cultural liberation” and then discusses the consequences of these ideas for the concept of self-determination, specifically national self-determination, in our world and in a good society. Review of polyculturalism

Back in Toronto, via Kigali

I returned from Bukavu yesterday. A sign of a country not having full sovereignty is the fact that you have to get there through another country. Those who have business in Rwanda can go through Rwanda, flying into Kigali and going overland into Bukavu via Cyangugu, which is Rwanda’s sister city to Bukavu (and the […]