Nydia Dauphin
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Nydia is a Food Justice Advocate. Of Haitian heritage, she was born and raised in Montreal. She enjoys blogging about Canadian and international social and political affairs related to the right to food, food justice and structural racism in food systems.

In addition to holding a B.A double major in Economics and International Development Studies from McGill University, she holds a M.Sc. in International Studies from the University of Montreal.

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The UN's Mission in Haiti Consists of Terrorism and Military Occupation

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 1:52 PM

What is the seizure and control of an area by armed troops? Military occupation. What is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of politico-economic aims? Terrorism. What is the freedom from negative consequences of an injurious action? Impunity.

Military occupation. Terrorism. Impunity.

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Don't Mistake Montreal's Mayor For a Friend of Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 12:18 PM

A whirlwind of debate was recently created by a Dominican Republic ruling which, once implemented, will put tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian Descent in a limbo of statelessness.

This decision by the Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court is seemingly pulled from the same book as the...

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You Can't Point Out Racism In Quebec

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2013 | 9:36 AM

I have witnessed at numerous occasions the backlash that falls upon people of colour who speak out against injustices in Quebec. It thus took me, a Black female Quebecer, a lot of courage to come out and call blackface for what it is: a racist practice. Fueled by a feeling...

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Why The Hell Are Quebec Comedians Wearing Blackface?

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 4:07 PM

Quebec comedians have a strange affliction. It sporadically resurfaces time and again and it's proven almost impossible to cure. No one really understands where the resistance to its cure (that being education) comes from. Some have come to suspect that it is self-inflicted; that somehow, they do not want to...

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Foreign Aid: It's All About Us

(2) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 3:54 AM

On March 21, 2013, the Conservative government announced an effective merger of the Canadian International Development Agency and Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as part of the proposed 2013 Federal Budget. Let us remember this day as the day the Conservative government set "aid" free!

Leaving aside the...

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How Canadians Became Mice in a GMO Study

(20) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 1:00 AM

Last week, a ground-breaking study revealed that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) pose a serious threat to our health. For the first time ever, lab tests have been conducted over the full life cycle of mice -- two years, that is. The longest studies conducted previously did not exceed...

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Coca-Cola Spins the Bottle (and the Story) in Ottawa

(10) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Coca-Cola Canada has come out this week accusing the City of Ottawa of unfairly targeting its products in the city's campaign to promote healthy living and address health risks related to nutrition.

In statements to this effect, Coke expressed its displeasure with the City of Ottawa by asserting...

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