First World AIDS Day: CBC archive
A short clip from December 1st, 1988, the first World AIDS Day (with a Canadian focus). Also of interest from the CBC archives are two pages
of radio and video clips (21 in all) on the early years of the disease.
Learning English with the CBC.
Learn about Canadian history and improve your English skills with a series of audio and video clips, as well as quizzes and exercises. Topics include Terry Fox: A Marathon of Hope
, Arctic Winter Games: The Olympics of the North
, and Maple Syrup: A Taste of Canada
, among others.
Rape, Torture, and Lies
An ongoing Canadian saga has a sad new twist today: photojournalist Ziba Zahra Kazemi
was likely brutally tortured and raped before her death in Iran in 2003. Arrested after a demonstration, the official Iranian line has been that her death was an accident due to injuries from a fall. The ER doctor who treated her has now spoken out, after being granted refugee status in Canada. Wikipedia
has an excellent outline of the entire story.
The Italian Campaign
The Globe and Mail has been running an excellent series on the Italian Campaign during WWII by Canadian troops. There are photos
, and articles, including one by Farley Mowat
(x-posted to MoFi)