Democracy — and the ‘Fair’ Elections Act — has its day in court | rabble.ca

tens of thousands of eligible voters — mostly students, aboriginals, seniors and the homeless — would have their constitutional right to vote taken from them under the Conservatives’ new rules. But the harm extends beyond even those individual voters. This is about the integrity of our democracy and the legitimacy of our government. Source: Democracy […]

Un monument à la droite canadienne | Le Devoir

Mais ce projet soulève une question plus profonde que la politicaillerie cynique — celle de la mémoire collective que M. Harper veut façonner selon son idéologie. Ce projet fait partie de la transformation radicale de la société canadienne que son gouvernement mène avec une cohérence idéologique sans pareil d’année en année. Source: Un monument à […]

Ending Greece’s Bleeding – The New York Times

the attempt to terrify Greeks by cutting off bank financing and threatening general chaos, all with the almost open goal of pushing the current leftist government out of office — was a shameful moment in a Europe that claims to believe in democratic principles. It would have set a terrible precedent if that campaign had […]

As Yemen Collapses – The New York Times

Yemen has been a breeding ground for extremists, including Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the most lethal Qaeda affiliate. Its further unraveling will make it impossible to contain those threats, and that is a consequence all sides should fear. Source: As Yemen Collapses – The New York Times

A rebuttal to letter about JNF

JNF Canada’s flagship project is called “Ayalon Canada Park,” and sits entirely within occupied Palestinian territory. It was established over the ruins of the depopulated and demolished Palestinian villages of Deir Ayyub, Yalu, Imwas and over lands belonging to the ethnically cleansed village of Beit Nuba. JNF-KKL partook in the bulldozing of the village homes […]

FOCUS: Today’s Civilian Victims in Yemen Will Be Ignored Because US and Its Allies Are Responsible

just outside of Aden, “a massive airstrike” hit a marketplace and killed at least 45 civilians, wounding another 50. Officials told the AP that “bodies were strewn about following the strike.” The bombing was carried out by what is typically referred to as a “Saudi-led coalition” Source: FOCUS: Today’s Civilian Victims in Yemen Will Be […]

The Tragedy of Harper’s Canada » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

“This abuse of executive power is tilting toward totalitarian government and away from the foundations of democracy and the rule of law on which this country was founded.” -Errol Mendes, Professor of constitutional and international law (University of Ottawa) Source: The Tragedy of Harper’s Canada » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Europe Wins

But the campaign of bullying — the attempt to terrify Greeks by cutting off bank financing and threatening general chaos, all with the almost open goal of pushing the current leftist government out of office — was a shameful moment in a Europe that claims to believe in democratic principles. Source: Europe Wins

Canada Without Poverty charity challenges Harper govt. audits at UN in Geneva – Politics – CBC News

Harriett McLachlan, president of Canada Without Poverty, is pleading her case before the UN Human Rights Committee, arguing that a special audit program launched by the tax agency in 2012 violates Canada’s international commitments on human rights. Source: Canada Without Poverty charity challenges Harper govt. audits at UN in Geneva – Politics – CBC News