NDP cautiously differentiates itself from Tories and Grits on Palestinian human rights | Canada Talks Israel-Palestine

Thomas Mulcair and Paul Dewar have taken positions on human rights for Palestinians in the last few weeks that differentiate them from both the Harper Conservatives and the Trudeau Liberals. Their statements are cautious, but positive. Source: NDP cautiously differentiates itself from Tories and Grits on Palestinian human rights | Canada Talks Israel-Palestine

Canadians get on board the torture train | rabble.ca

“If the Canadian government used torture against people ‘suspected’ of terrorism to try to gain information about possible attacks in our country, do you think this could be justified or could not be justified?” In response, 37 per cent said yes, while two per cent said “it depends.” Source: Canadians get on board the torture […]

RCMP tracked Toronto activists with fake Facebook profile | Toronto Star

Officers with the national police force used a Facebook profile to pose as a broke student so as to communicate with protest groups in Toronto, according to documents obtained under the Access to Information Act. Through the Facebook page, RCMP agents prodded organizers with seemingly innocuous questions. Source: RCMP tracked Toronto activists with fake Facebook […]

The West likes to think that ‘civilisation’ will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise – Comment – Voices – The Independent

I refer, of course, to those Saudis whose crazed Sunni Wahhabist cult has encouraged Isis, whose grotesque puritanism has led them to adopt a head-chopping extremism, which lies at the heart of Isis’s own “barbarism”. Sure, the Saudi state arrests Isis cells. But these same Saudis are now killing thousands of Shia Houthis in Yemen […]

Seeking War to the End of the World

Despite the disastrous Iraq War, neocons still dominate Official Washington’s inside-outside game, government policymakers coordinating with think-tank opinion leaders to keep world tensions high and money flowing to military projects, a process personified by Robert Kagan and Victoria Nuland Source: Seeking War to the End of the World