Within two days of the shooting, sharp rhetoric has accompanied fresh demands for new police powers to conduct 'preventive arrests,' starting the slippery slope towards authoritarian guilty-until-proven innocent policies.
The National War Memorial was the scene of a touching moment between a local paramedic and an imam as Canadians returned to the grounds of Parliament Hill for the first time after an attack in the nation's capital that left one soldier dead.
Kurdistan's female fighters are making history in their struggle with Islamic State militants in Kobani. Never before have female combatants played such a pivotal role in a major combat zone, & never before have they earned such international attention.
The irony here is that after all the tumult and shouting, after all the air strikes and beheadings, all the assertions of conflicting systems of law, all the moral justifications, the only thing that matters is the water:
Considering all of the above as circumstantial evidence that could be brought before a court of law, or a public inquiry, there is reason to call for full and transparent investigations into the beheading of Allan Henning, Steven Scotloff, James Foley. Th
At this point, "terrorism" is the term that means nothing, but justifies everything. It is long past time that media outlets begin skeptically questioning its usage by political officials rather than mindlessly parroting it.
The Harper government is seizing on the recent attacks by individuals influenced by extreme Islamist ideologies to implement a predetermined, reactionary agenda: expanding Canada's role in the new Mideast war and strengthening the state's apparatus of rep
As fascism is being intruded more widely and deeply into key areas of world politics, it is important to identify this trend, to explain the psychology of fascism and to nominate key elements of any strategy to defeat it.
Despite world-wide condemnation and protests against the injustice meted out to this 26-year-old, Iran has gone ahead and hanged this innocent woman who killed a man she insisted was trying to sexually abuse her.
The survey was released the day before a parliamentary hearing believed to be a potential first step in implementing a circumcision ban. Only 10 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed believed the decision should be left to parents.
Women are warned: There will be serious punishments for women who try to drive to protest the ban against female drivers; they claim women should not drive because it damages ovaries and causes birth defects.
IT SOUNDS like a joke. But it isn't. About a month ago, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, the government statistical office published a set of interesting items about the population of the state. It is intended as a gift for the citizens.
I believe a tribute to Cpl Cirillo, such as a plaque, should be put near the monument as a reminder to whoever visits of Nathan Cirillo's last selfless action on this earth: defending that sacred monument.
The principal objective of this effort is to articulate, define, and discuss a positive, policy-oriented foreign policy vision for the peace movement, including Peace Action, to provide a broad framework to which current policy issues can refer.