Shame and scandal in Saudi Arabia | Fatah | Columnists | Opinion | Toronto Sun. Harper honours Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah as “a strong proponent of peace,” presumably on the basis of Abdullah’s achievements – his jailing, torturing, mutilating, oppressing, beheading and otherwise infamous denying of basic human rights to many thousands of his […]
This approach made sense to Mr. Hadi and the United Nations — they wanted to avoid outright civil war, and thought diplomacy would work. via In Yemen, Violence Pays – NYTimes.com.
First Nations reserves, some of the poorest places in the country, are not included in the official unemployment rate. via What if First Nations (and their poverty) were counted? | rabble.ca.
‘Freedom of Speech’ – Rex Murphy chats with Tarek Fatah on CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup | Tarek Fatah. 16 min radio interview
American Sniper: Honoring a Fallen Hero or Whitewashing a Murderous Occupation?. MUST WATCH 13 min video
Clemons was among four recipients who were recognized for their selfless efforts to instill King’s vision of social justice, minority rights and racial tolerance. Kathleen Johnson, Roger Saint-Fleur and Qais Ghanem received the DreamKeepers Outstanding Community Leadership Award. via 11th annual Martin Luther King Day in Ottawa – Inspiring greatness through his words | Ottawa Star.
When President Obama says “We tortured some folks,” Hickman provides at least three cases — in addition to many others we know about from secret sites around the world — in which the statement needs to be modified to “We murdered some folks.” via FOCUS | “We Murdered Some Folks” in Guantanamo.
the world’s super rich are already preparing for the consequences. At a packed session in Davos, former hedge fund director Robert Johnson revealed that worried hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes. “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they […]
The general secretaryship was the position held by the Cardinal Richelieu of Abdullah’s royal court, Khalid al-Tuwaijri. It was a lucrative business handed down from father to son and started by Abdul Aziz al Tuwaijri. The Tuwaijris became the king’s gatekeepers and no royal audience could be held without their permission, involvement, or knowledge. Tuwaijri […]
solidarity “with Egyptian students’ right to freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly”, and to a “campus environment that is free from fear, intimidation and police abuse.” via Canadian Student Unions stand behind Egyptian Students in their Struggle for Human Rights | Amnesty International Canada.
Ikeda makes specific proposals for protection of the rights of displaced persons and others living outside of their country of origin for economic reasons. He suggests including in the SDGs the protection of the dignity and human rights of all such people, and calls for regional cooperation toward the empowerment of displaced persons, particularly in […]
“The Russians have made clear that Ukraine is a core strategic area.” In other words, they will defend it at all costs: their response to crisis in Ukraine is similar to what the US would do if a nuclear-armed “opponent” were to try to take over Canada or Mexico. via “US, Ukraine and Russia: What […]