Marking the 10th anniversary of the “Shock and Awe” invasion of Iraq, U.S. Veterans, Iraqi human rights organizations and their allies launched the Right to Heal initiative today in front of the White House. Speakers, which included both U.S. veterans and Iraqis, focused on the rights of everyone on all sides of this conflict, especially [...]
Just yesterday, an Iranian cleric was saying that promiscuous Iranian women cause earthquakes. He may have misstated the particular natural disaster. An asylum seeker in Britain, Bita Ghaedi, conducted a hunger strike for more than a month because she was terrified of being tortured and killed if she is forced to return to Iran. Yet, [...]
A few weeks ago, after countless days of Michael Jackson news in the headlines, I (of Toronto) wondered: Are Canadian newspapers failing the people? Or are we are fortunate enough that all of the world issues that seemed more important to report recently have disappeared? Is the death or life of Michael Jackson – or [...]
Hmm, judging by the near silence from the mainstream media, apparently no one seems too freaked out that the UNITED STATES IS FIRING MISSILES IN CALIFORNIA. Not even missiles for our own “security.” They’re test missiles, partially funded by the U.S., FOR ISRAEL TO FIRE AT IRAN (“preemptively,” of course). Crazy talk? Nope.