Collusion: the Dark History of the Duplessis Orphans a Canadian Genocide
“I, Rod Vienneau and my wife, Clarina Duguay, have written more than two thousand letters demanding justice on behalf of the “Duplessis Orphans” who include, in Quebec: orphans held in psychiatric institutions, farm orphans, orphans of Huberdeau, orphans imprisoned in Bordeaux without trial, first nations (Amerindian) children from different reservations and those coming from practically every orphanage. It is a conspiracy of silence beyond belief that has pushed me to write a book about this case. Thousands of orphans have been kept prisoner illegally here in Quebec, in psychiatric hospitals, in psychiatric sanatoriums and in the Bordeaux prison….from the 1930′s until 1975…My long research has led me far beyond the borders of Quebec — first around Canada, of course, but also to Germany, England and the United States. The latter must be mentioned because they have a very key role in the fate which these children of the past, in Quebec, but also elsewhere, were to meet.”
Author : Rod Vienneau Title in French : Les enfants de la Grande Noir ceur Bibliothèque Nationale de Québec ISBN : 978-2-9809870-0-7
The Dark History of Medical Experimentation from the Nazis to Tuskegee to Puerto Rico – Medical historian Susan Reverby, author of Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy, discusses the history of medical experimentation at home and abroad. We also play excerpts of the documentary Deadly Deception: The Tuskegee Study. [includes rush transcript]
1,000 Kenyan Teachers Fired for Sexually Abusing Young Girls – Firing of Teachers Underscores the Bigger Problem of Sexual Abuse in Africa By DANA HUGHES NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 8, 2010 More than 1,000 teachers have been fired for sexually abusing girls over the last two years, according to a new report from the Kenyan government. Last year, 600 teachers were dismissed over allegations of sexual abuse, and 500 more have been let go this year. The allegations range from inappropriate kissing and touching to impregnating girls as young as 12. Although the number of reported cases represents less than half of 1 percent of Kenya’s 240,000 teachers, the firings underscore a serious epidemic of sexual abuse in the country, say child advocacy and women’s rights groups. “In this year’s report of abuse in relation to children, sexual violence topped the list at 86 percent,” said Brian Weke, the program manager of the Cradle, a Kenyan child advocacy group….Ahmed Hussein, the director of children’s services at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, told the BBC. Hussein said that some of the teachers had already been arrested and prosecuted. Many, however, were simply fired and sent home.