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  • Solidarity with the PalestiniansReuel S. Amdur
    October 7, 2010

    On September 28, Canadian activists gathered at the Postal Workers' headquarters under the auspices of the Ottawa Palestine Solidarity Network to share information and make plans for action.

  • Afghanistan - Malalai Joya has a dreamReuel S. Amdur
    October 7, 2010

    Malalai Joya, speaking in Ottawa on October 5, once again made her position abundantly clear.

  • An evening with Omar Khayyam Reuel S. Amdur
    October 20, 2010

    The Carleton University Centre for the Study of Islam presented a showing of the BBC documentary "The Genius of Omar Khayyam" on October 15, with the producer Sadeq Saba leading the discussion after. Following is an account of the evening.

  • Israeli citizenship law, democracy or fascism?Reuel S. Amdur
    October 13, 2010

    The Israeli cabinet has approved a draft amendment to the country's citizenship law, an amendment likely to pass the Knesset. It would require non-Jews wanting to become citizens to swear an oath to Israel as a "Jewish and democratic state." The requirement has several implications.

  • Union victory at Wal-Mart in Hull, QuebecReuel S. Amdur
    October 13, 2010

    Now there are two. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) has landed a first contract for workers at the Wal-Mart at their store in the Hull, Quebec, Plateau location. There are now two unionized Wal-Mart stores in Quebec, the other being in St.-Hyacinthe. They also happen to be the only two in North America. There is a reason.

  • Harper's Canada gets two black eyesReuel S. Amdur
    October 13, 2010

    Last week the United Arab Emirates, unhappy that Canada refused to provide a number of new landing rights for Emirates Airlines in Dubai and Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, forbade Canadian flights to and from Camp Mirage. Canada was already scheduled to leave by November 2.

  • A mayor for Ottawa Reuel S. Amdur
    October 20, 2010

    Ottawa's municipal election takes place on Monday, October 25. Dr. Akbar Manoussi shared his thoughts on the subject with Canadian Charger. He is a retired professor, 24 years at the University of Ottawa's School of Business and five years at Carleton University. He has been a provincial and federal candidate for the Green Party and has served as vice-president of Ottawa's Central Mosque.

  • Reconciliation but not with governmentReuel S. Amdur
    October 27, 2010

    Murray Sinclair, who heads up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, told an audience at convocation at Ottawa's Carleton University about some little-known aspects of the law surrounding the residential schools tragedy.

  • Canada: Who Gets In?Reuel S. Amdur
    October 28, 2010

    People are upset because refugees arrive clandestinely by boat. Well, why not have Canadian immigration officials in places like Sri Lanka to screen people so that they don't have to arrive in unseaworthy ships? That is what Ruth Goldbloom proposes.

  • Apartheid Israel: An eye witness accountReuel S. Amdur
    November 10, 2010

    Israel calls itself the only democracy in the Middle East, but you would not know it from what happens in the West Bank, according to Ala Jaradat. Jaradat, the program manager for Addameer, a Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, was addressing the Canada-Palestine Parliamentary Group on November 1 on Parliament Hill. Addameer assists prisoners from the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem.

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