Canadian and World Politics Links

Chapter 1: The Concept of Politics

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Learn more about Magna Carta at http://avalon.law.yale.edu/medieval/magframe.asp.

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To learn more about the history of political cartoons, go to http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com.

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Learn more about the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda at www.unictr.org.

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Learn more about Marshall McLuhan at http://www.cbc.ca/archives and www.cios.org/encyclopedia/mcluhan/index.html.

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Learn about opportunities for community involvement and youth leadership in Canada and internationally at http://canadaworldyouth.org/.

To find out more about Guns and Rosettes, the project shown in Figure 1.1, visit http://home.earthlink.net/~tanktop1/GunRose1.htm.

Chapter 2: Ideologies and Values

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Take the "world's smallest political quiz" at www.self-gov.org/quiz.html.

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Learn more about the gap between rich and poor in Toronto and how it is affecting students at www.tcf.ca.

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To find out where you are on the political compass, take the test through the link at www.politicalcompass.org. The site also features a FAQ on the scoring system and a reading list on ideologies.

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Learn more about Canada's political parties at www.elections.ca.

Read the Regina Manifesto at http://economics.uwaterloo.ca/.

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Learn why Tommy Douglas topped the CBC's Greatest Canadians list for weeks at http://archives.cbc.ca.

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Learn more about the Winnipeg General Strike and labour unrest in Canada at www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/labour.

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Learn more about William Lyon Mackenzie at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/confederation.

Visit www.poynter.org for links to the Poynter Institute of Journalism.

Chapter 3: Religion and Politics

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Learn more about religious empires at www.bbc.co.uk/religion.

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Find out more about the Buddhist Peace Fellowship at http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/.

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Learn more about the Holocaust at www.annefrank.com and www.ushmm.org.

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Learn more about Bonhoeffer at www.pbs.org/bonhoeffer.

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Learn more about "the troubles" in Northern Ireland at http://cain.ulst.ac.uk.

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Learn more about the history of conflict in the Middle East at www.npr.org/news/specials/mideast and http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/middleeast-crisis.

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Learn more about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and a youth group trying to bring peace at http://news.bbc.co.uk and www.seedsofpeace.org.

Read Martin Luther King's Nobel lecture at www.nobelprize.org.

Read Desmond Tutu's Nobel lecture at www.nobelprize.org.

Chapter 4: Nationalism and Internationalism

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To learn more about the League of Nations, visit www.historylearningsite.co.uk/leagueofnations.htm.

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For more on social Darwinism, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism and www.smplanet.com/imperialism/activity.html.

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To find out more about the political situation in Chechnya and its ethnic and religious roots, go to http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/chechnya/ and http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3293441.stm.

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To learn more about the potlatch, visit www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/potlatch.

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Learn more about issues related to Aboriginal Canadians, and the Indian Act, at http://www.cbc.ca/news2/aboriginals/ and http://www.tidridge.com/.

For more on Aboriginal land claims and landmark decisions, visit ainc-inac.gc.ca/.

To find out more about Oka and Ipperwash, visit http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/politics/civil-unrest and http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/ipperwash.

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Learn more about the Powley case at www.canlii.org/ca/cas/scc/2003/2003scc43.html and www.metisnation.ca.

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Learn more about Canada and the Boer War at www.lermuseum.org.

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Find out more about the Persons Case at www.histori.ca.

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For an update on the Acadian Expulsion, go to http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/acadians.

Read more excerpts from Lord Durham's report at http://library.educationworld.net/txt28/.

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Visit http://www.cbc.ca/archives for links to sound and TV clips of RenŽ LŽvesque and Pierre Trudeau facing off about Quebec separatism.

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Learn more about the October Crisis at http://www.cbc.ca/archives.

For background on language rights in Quebec, visit http://www.cbc.ca/archives.

An excellent Web site for maps can be found at www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/.

Chapter 5: Forms of Government

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Learn more about the Ipperwash Inquiry at www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/inquiries/ipperwash.

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For an update on the status of the government's same-sex legislation, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_Canada.

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For background on the Arar case, go to http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/arar/.

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Find out more about Benin's transition to democracy at www.pbs.org/hopes. You will also find five other African case studies here.

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For more on building civil society in Russia, go to http://www.insor-russia.ru/en/_priorities.

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In 1966 the UN declared March 21 the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in memory of the Sharpeville Massacre. To learn more about this day, and for links to human rights resources, visit www.un.org.

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To learn more about the United Fruit Company's role in the history of Guatemala and Latin America, visit United Fruit Company.

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See photographs documenting the Mayans' experiences of civil war at www.jonathanmoller.org/portfolio1.htm and www.tribeofman.com.

Chapter 6: Democratic Decision Making

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For more information on the Clarity Act, go to www.canlii.org.

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Learn more about the role of the governor general and the King–Byng affair at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King-Byng_Affair.

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Learn more about the US electoral college system at www.archives.gov/education/lessons/electoral-tally.

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Learn more about France's electoral system at http://en.wikipedia.org.

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Learn more about the French Revolution at http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/.

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Learn more about Senator McCarthy and McCarthyism at www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes.

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Learn more about two important recent appointments to the Supreme Court of Canada at www.scc-csc.gc.ca and www.scc-csc.gc.ca.

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Read Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Essay on the failure of the Meech Lake Accord at http://mypage.direct.ca/p/planb/trudeau.

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To learn more about the World Federalist Movement, visit www.wfm-igp.org.

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Learn more about proportional representation at http://en.wikipedia.org.

Chapter 7: Participation by Individuals and Groups in Politics

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Learn more about media convergence in Canada at http://www.cbc.ca/archives.

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For more about Nelson Mandela and The African National Congress, go to www.anc.org.za.

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To hear Martin Luther King's speech of August 28, 1963 in its entirety, go to www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm.

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For more about the residential school system, go to http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/05/16/f-faqs-residential-schools.html.

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To learn more about AIM, Leonard Peltier, and other Wounded Knee activists, visit www.dickshovel.com/AIMIntro.html.

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For more about The Royal Commission on the Status of Women, visit http://www.cbc.ca/archives.

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To hear more about the passage of Trudeau's omnibus bill, visit http://www.cbc.ca/archives.

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Learn more about the treatment of homosexuals in Nazi Germany at www.holocaust-trc.org/homosx.htm.

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For more on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and UNICEF, go to www.unicef.org/crc/.

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Learn more about how investigative journalists like Harvey Cashore work by visiting www.jsource.ca.

Chapter 8: Governments: Participation in the International Community

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To learn more about the League of Nations, visit www.indiana.edu/~league/intro.htm and www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/league_nations_01.shtml.

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Learn more about the main UN bodies at http://www.un.org/en/mainbodies/index.shtml.

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To learn more about Kofi Annan and his Nobel Peace Prize, visit http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2001/annan-bio.html.

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Learn how the ICJ dealt with Spain's complaint against Canada in an incident involving the Spanish fishing trawler Estai at www.icj-cij.org.

Learn more about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr and www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/index.asp.

Learn more about John Humphrey at www.historica-dominion.ca/content/heritage-minutes/john-humphrey.

Learn more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child at www.unicef.org and www.hrw.org/.

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Learn more about child soldiers at www.hrw.org/en/news/2008/12/03/facts-about-child-soldiers.

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Read and compare the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm and www2.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm.

Learn more about the softwood lumber dispute at www.cbc.ca/news2/background/softwood_lumber/.

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To learn about NATO in Afghanistan, and the Warsaw Pact, visit http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_8189.htm and www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/WarPact.html.

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Read and watch Winston Churchill's famous 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech at www.winstonchurchill.org.

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Learn how Canadian leaders responded to the Cuban Missile Crisis at http://www.cbc.ca/archives.

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Learn more about the Geneva Conventions and enforcement by the ICC at www.icrc.org/genevaconventions, www.icrc.org/iwplist (link no longer available), and www.cbc.ca/news2/background/iraq/genevaconventions.html.

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Learn more about nuclear disarmament and explosion monitoring at www.can-ndc.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php and www.ctbto.org.

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Learn more about the Suez Crisis and Pearson's role in it at www.suezcrisis.ca/

Learn more about Pearson's life and his Nobel lecture ("The Four Faces of Peace") at http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1957/pearson-bio.html and http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1957/pearson-lecture.html.

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Learn more about Canada's roles in both UN and non-UN peacekeeping missions at http://www.international.gc.ca.

Learn about voting on Security Council resolutions at www.un.org.

Chapter 9: Canada's International Roles

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Learn more about Foreign Affairs Canada and International Trade Canada at www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/

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Learn more about the Canadian Forces and HMCS Chicoutimi at http://www.forces.ca/en/home/# and http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/cdnsubs/chicoutimitimeline.html.

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Learn more about the Millennium Summit and its goals at www.un.org/millenniumgoals/.

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Check out more winning butterfly 208 entries at http://news.gc.ca.

Learn more about the Commonwealth at www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/foreign_policy/commonwealth/ and www.thecommonwealth.org.

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Learn more about La Francophonie in Canada at www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca and http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca

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Learn about the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at www.unep.org.

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Learn more about the Earth Summit 1992 at www.mylinkspage.com/earthsummit.html#NGO.

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Learn more about the Earth Summit 2002 at www.earthsummit2002.org/.

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Learn more about the Kyoto Protocol at http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/kyoto/, www.sierraclub.ca, and http://news.bbc.co.uk.

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Learn more about Matthew Coon Come and the Cree at http://www.cbc.ca/archives and http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/aboriginals/cooncome_interview.html.

Link to the David Suzuki Foundation at www.davidsuzuki.org.

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To learn more about the Stephen Lewis Foundation, go to www.stephenlewisfoundation.org.

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Learn more about Louise Arbour at http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/arbour/.

A good online source for Canadian cartoons is www.artizans.com.

Chapter 10: Major Participants in the International Community

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For more about global NGOs and an NGO research guide, visit http://www.globalgovernancewatch.org/ngo_watch/, www.ngos.net, and www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/.

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Learn more about Amnesty International and the Ipperwash Inquiry at www.amnesty.org, www.amnesty.ca/youth/, http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR200032003 (link no longer available), http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/inquiries/ipperwash/index.html, http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/ipperwash/ and http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/ipperwash/inquiry.html.

Learn more about Human Rights Watch and the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers at www.hrw.org and www.child-soldiers.org.

Learn more about Physicians for Human Rights and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines at http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/ and www.icbl.org.

Learn more about Doctors Without Borders at www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

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Learn more about the Red Cross and its mandate at www.ifrc.org, http://www.redcross.ca, and http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/redcross/.

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Learn more about the World Medical Association and its mandate at http://www.wma.net.

Learn more about the WHO and its activities and concerns at www.who.int.

To learn more about Greenpeace International and Greenpeace Canada, visit www.greenpeace.org and www.greenpeace.ca.

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Learn more about the IOC, WADA, and the 2004 Athens Games at www.olympic.org/en/content/The-IOC/ and www.wada-ama.org.

Learn more about the World Bank and the IMF at www.worldbank.org, www.imf.org, and www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/exrp/differ/differ.htm.

Learn more about OPEC at www.opec.org.

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Learn more about the WTO, the generic drug deal, and other WTO initiatives at www.wto.org and http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/LegislativeSummaries/.

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Learn more about the European Union, the euro, and Canada–EU relations at http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/eu/, http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/euro/, and www.canadainternational.gc.ca/eu-ue/.

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Learn more about the Organization of American States at www.oas.org.

Learn more about the African Union, NEPAD, and the Canada Fund for Africa at http://www.au.int/ and http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/acdi-cida.nsf/eng/NAT-102310143-JPU.

Learn more about APEC at http://www.apec.org/ and www.international.gc.ca/apec/.

Learn more about the League of Arab States at www.arableagueonline.org.

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Learn more about the G7/G8 and the 2002 summit in Kananaskis Valley, Alberta, at www.g7.utoronto.ca, and http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/g8/.

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Learn more about the Arctic Council and Canada's circumpolar involvement at www.arctic-council.org and http://www.international.gc.ca/polar-polaire.

Learn more about the politics of the Free Trade Agreement at http://www.cbc.ca/archives.

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Learn more about NAFTA at http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/summitofamericas/nafta.html and http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/.

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Learn more about the FTAA at www.international.gc.ca and www.ftaa-alca.org/alca.

See www.icbl.org for details on the countries plagued by or responsible for landmines.

Chapter 11: Conflict Resolution in the Global Community

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Learn more about the issues and conflicts in the Middle East today at http://www.globalissues.org/issue/103/middle-east.

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Learn more about the Lockerbie bombing at http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/lockerbie/.

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Learn about the International Atomic Energy Agency by visiting http://www.iaea.org/OurWork/.

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Learn more about war, virtual war, and human security at www.humansecuritynetwork.org/.

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Learn more about Castro and communism in Cuba at www.cbc.ca/news2/background/cuba/.

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Learn more about Irshad Manji and her ideas at https://www.irshadmanji.com/.

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Learn more about Canadian security measures at www.cbc.ca/news2/background/cdnsecurity/securitypolicy.html and http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/airportsecurity/biometrics.html/.

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Learn more about the Human Security Agenda at www.hpcrresearch.org.

To learn more about conducting a simulation of the UN General Assembly, go to www.canimun.org/ModelUN/english/sourcebook.shtml; for writing a resolution, go to http://www.nmun.org/ny_archives/ny13_downloads/Delegate_Prep_Guide2013.pdf.

Chapter 12: Globalization

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Link to two organizations that focus on consumerism at www.consumersinternational.org and www.metowe.com/academies/take-action/.

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Learn more about debt at http://web.worldbank.org/.

Learn more about the NGOs MSF and Dignitas International at www.msf.ca and www.dignitasinternational.org.

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Find out who owns what when it comes to media at http://www.cjr.org/resources/.

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Learn more about the workings of Interpol at www.interpol.int/Public/Icpo/default.asp.

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Learn more about globalization at www.aboutglobalization.com.

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Learn more about the Seattle and Quebec City summits at http://news.bbc.co.uk.

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Learn why some experts say Shell's original plan for the Brent Spar was best at http://news.bbc.co.uk.

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For more on architecture and politics, go to www.rivergate.tulane.edu.

 
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