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  • Buddhist Myanmar committing Genocide against MuslimsScott Stockdale
    May 7, 2013

    While western democracies - including Canada - clamour to do business with the quasi civilian government that took power in Myanmar in March 2011, the slaughter and ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the country continues unabated.

  • Sex in the Arab WorldScott Stockdale
    May 21, 2013

    In her book Sex in the Citadel: Intimate Life in the Changing Arab World, Canadian author and academic Shereen El-Feki argues that, "We need to think about what's happening in intimate life, because our sexual lives in the Arab world are a reflection of what has gone wrong, over decades, over centuries; and if we don't fix those, it's going to be very hard to achieve the reforms millions of us are hoping to see in economic political and social life and cultural life ."

  • Stand against Harperization of the CBCScott Stockdale
    May 21, 2013

    The Harper government is quietly seizing greater control of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, while a public advocacy group accuses the Tories of stacking the CBC's board with political allies.

  • Half of all Egyptians see Morsi's election as a setback Scott Stockdale
    July 1, 2013

    Last month, after polling 5,029 Egyptians nationwide the Washington-based Zogby Research Services has determined that more than half of all Egyptians see president Morsi's election as a setback for Egypt.

  • Toronto cuts programs for students living in poverty Scott Stockdale
    July 2, 2013

    Since 1998, the Ontario government has provided funding so school boards across Ontario can offer programs and support for students from low-income families - the Learning Opportunities Grant (LOG). But Boards of Education re-direct much of this funding to other underfunded priorities, according to Lesley Johnston, Policy and Research Analyst at Social Planning Toronto.

  • Ralph Nader's "Told You So"Scott Stockdale
    August 25, 2013

    In his recent book "Told You So", consumer advocate and former US presidential candidate Ralph Nader said the last ten years of intensely corporatist, militaristic and excessive commercialism is not - as right-wing commentators like to drone on about - making America a stronger power in the world.

  • Canada's dirty oilScott Stockdale
    September 8, 2013

    With people from all over the world coming to Canada because they have a vested interest in developing pipelines to transport Canada's heavy oil from Alberta, primarily westward to the Pacific coast - and also possibly eastward to Ontario and Quebec - is it any wonder that environmental concerns are not the primary concerns of these investors?

  • Edward Snowden didn't break any law but the US government didScott Stockdale
    September 9, 2013

    On June 5, The Guardian newspaper released a top secret order of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)that ordered a business division of Verizon Communications to provide "on an ongoing daily basis" metadata for all telephone calls "wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls" and all calls made "between the United States and abroad."

  • Bombing Syria is a war crime Scott Stockdale
    September 9, 2013

    Although it appears to be an open and closed case for bombing Syria, with international observers having overwhelmingly confirmed that Syrian President Assad is complicit in the preponderance of war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Syrian people, Prof. Noam Chomsky said bombing Syria without UN approval would be a war crime, regardless of Congressional approval.

  • Legalizing physician assisted suicide?Scott Stockdale
    October 22, 2013

    As Quebec prepares to pass Bill 52, which will legalize physician assisted suicide, two of Canada's distinguished academics expressed diametrically opposing views on the issue.

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