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  • Canada's writers and journalists: late to a revolutionThe Canadian Charger
    February 17, 2011

    Since January 25, during Egypt's pro-democracy revolution, many of the country writers and journalists were harassed, denied access to internet and cell phone service, forced to communicate lies to readers and viewers, lost their jobs and some were shot dead. Where were Canada's writers and journalists from all of this? Why have they not issued statements? Why did PEN wait until February 4 to issue a statement?

  • The Canadian Charger sponsors VisitEgyptNOWThe Canadian Charger
    February 24, 2011

    Egypt, an iconic destination with antiquities we have all learned about since our youth, is inviting Canadians and other Westerns to visit during March or Easter breaks or soon after. The time is now. Visit Egypt with your family and friends. Go to the Red Sea. Visit Luxur and Aswan. Take a Nile cruise. See Cairo's Tahrir Square with your kids.

  • Western media vs. Al JazeeraThe Canadian Charger
    March 9, 2011

    In a clear indication that the Obama Administration and the American media were caught off guard by the unfolding events in the Middle East, Obama and his advisors sat watching Al Jazeera as the protests in Egypt unfolded.

  • Hypocrisy of Western mediaThe Canadian Charger
    March 3, 2011

    Muslim community leaders in western countries are often criticized by people in the western media for not condemning terrorist attacks perpetrated in the name of Islam. However, these same critics almost never ask them to condemn Muslim tyrants when they kill their own people.

  • Dawud Wharnsby April 1The Canadian Charger
    March 22, 2011

    The University of Waterloo's Studies in Islam program has begun. We have been working with lovely young people who want to know about Islam: Muslim and non-Muslim, male and female, from across the academic disciplines of the campus. During the winter term we have had 89 students learning Arabic. We are celebrating with this concert.

  • Harper and murdered Aboriginal women The Canadian Charger
    March 9, 2011

    Dawn Crey was a beautiful girl, from the Stolo First Nation on British Columbia’s majestic Fraser River. But she and her sisters and brother had a tragic childhood: their father suddenly died, and the four children were taken from their mother and placed in three separate foster homes, far from their community. Dawn and her sister Faith never healed from the scars of that abusive home. Both would later die working Vancouver's east side streets.

  • Springtide in the Arab worldThe Canadian Charger
    March 16, 2011

    Unplanned uprisings, like other forms of what sociologists call collective behavior, do not just happen. They happen when the social conditions are ripe for them. The sociologist Neil Smelser proposed a value-added theory of collective behavior which we can apply to the crises shaking the Arab world.

  • Wireless radiation: The Charger exposes government siding with industry The Canadian Charger
    March 16, 2011

    Studies show an increase risk of cancers for those living within 350 metres of cell phone and broadcast antennas, at exposure levels well below federal guidelines. But when communities oppose wireless tower placements, the final arbitrator is Industry Canada; and they often side with the Telecom Industry.

  • Gaddafi and the Libyan uprisingThe Canadian Charger
    March 16, 2011

    Despite all the reports of mass murder and destruction wreaked on innocent civilians in Libya by dictator Mu'ammar Gaddafi's home-grown thugs and foreign mercenaries, one cannot but be shocked by the fact that this criminal and thief still manages to delude some people who are fooled by his cheap tricks.

  • Libya: The Charger at the Ottawa demonstrationThe Canadian Charger
    March 23, 2011

    Libyan Canadians and their supporters gathered across the street from the office building where Libya has offices comprising its embassy. They were there in support of the uprising and to demand that Gadhafi leave. They waved flags, hoisted placards, chanted slogans, and listened to speakers.

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