Unwrapping Development

Haiti: another military intervention looms large

by Jim Hodgson Haitians (whose own proposals for building a better country are persistently ignored) once again face an illegitimate government, one that has proposed a foreign intervention force to quell gang violence and to keep itself in power.  In reporting by many journalists from the global north, popular protest against the government, increased fuel […]

Canada’s residential schools and my own “penitential pilgrimage”

Through the six days of the pope’s “Penitential Pilgrimage,” I mostly refrained from comment about the visit. It was best, I felt, that people hear the voices of residential school survivors and other Indigenous people, along with the voice of Pope Francis. I made my own penitential pilgrimage. Here begins a three-part series of reflections (accompanied by many links to other articles and documents) from my virtual pilgrimage.

People at greatest risk need ‘politics of friendship’

Away back in May of 2007, David and I were driving toward the Mexican border on Highway 77 near Victoria, Texas, when we noticed flowers and signs by the side of the road. We stopped and soon realized we were at a place where people were remembering a tragedy. We remembered them last week as news came […]


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