Dale Smith: Stephen Harper broke the Senate, and wants the premiers to put it back together | Ottawa Citizen

It wasn’t until the prorogation crisis in 2008 that he made a series of panicked appointments, all without proper scrutiny and vetting, giving us the likes of Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. Source: Dale Smith: Stephen Harper broke the Senate, and wants the premiers to put it back together | Ottawa Citizen

Judging Iran | rabble.ca

If we judged Iran by its actions we’d consider that all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Iran abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and has built a total of zero nuclear bombs. And if we had a memory longer than a few weeks, we might even see Iran’s nuclear posture as a defensive […]

تقرير قطري عن السعودية ودورها في وحدة اليمن وانفصالها | مراقبون برس

وكذا صالح لا زال يمتلك شبكة ولاءات كبيرة هناك، وهي تدين بالولاء للمشروع الإيراني، أكثر من أي شيء آخر Source: تقرير قطري عن السعودية ودورها في وحدة اليمن وانفصالها | مراقبون برس

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 […]