The Geopolitics Behind the War in Yemen     :    Information Clearing House – ICH

The war and ousting of President Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi in Yemen are not the results of «Houthi coup» in Yemen. It is the opposite. Al-Hadi was ousted, because with Saudi and US support he tried to backtrack on the power sharing agreements he had made and return Yemen to authoritarian rule. via  The Geopolitics Behind […]

Bill C-51 amendments seem unconnected to committee process – Politics – CBC News

As Green Party Leader Elizabeth May noted while presenting her proposed amendments on Monday, such changes are “encouraging,” but she credits them to public pressure, not parliamentary due diligence. “They didn’t listen to witnesses,” she said. “They’re watching the polls.” via Bill C-51 amendments seem unconnected to committee process – Politics – CBC News.

Saudi Arabia fools the West, again | Fatah | Columnists | Opinion | Toronto Sun

For the United States and, unfortunately, Canada to throw their weight behind this coalition of medieval dictators is not only unprincipled, but also suggests Middle East petro dollars and possible defence contacts are shaping Western foreign policy. via Saudi Arabia fools the West, again | Fatah | Columnists | Opinion | Toronto Sun.

Our Film About ‘Honor Violence’ Should Not Be Censored | Raheel Raza

stories of nine women’s rights activists — of Christian, Sikh, and Muslim backgrounds — as they tackle the taboo surrounding honor-based violence: murders in the name of honor, forced and early marriage, and female genital mutilation (FGM). via Our Film About ‘Honor Violence’ Should Not Be Censored | Raheel Raza.

The Jewish establishment has banned these four valiant Jews. Why?

But they have been banned from speaking at Hillel, the Jewish campus organization, because they have come out in favor of Palestinian human rights. Last Wednesday they were to speak at Swarthmore Hillel, but the gangster who runs Hillel, former congressman Eric Fingerhut, hinted at legal action if the students dared to let them speak– […]

Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf’s fire – Voices – The Independent

Conflicts cross-infect and exacerbate each other, preventing solutions to individual issues. Thus Saudi intervention in Yemen reduces the chance of a US-Iranian agreement on Tehran’s nuclear programme and sanctions. via Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf’s fire – Voices – The Independent.