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  • Criminalizing resistance violates international lawShawn Robinson
    August 11, 2015

    The truth about stone throwing as a form of resistance is that it is not an equal encounter between the thrower and the thrower's quarry. Do not however minimize the power of stone throwing as stones can gravely injure or kill their intended targets. With that said in all of the almost thirty years that stone throwing has been officially utilized by Palestinians as an active form of resistance, fortunately to date very few Israelis have died from being hit with a stone (11 killed). It is estimated that each year there are 3,500 to 4,500 stone throwing incidents in the occupied territories.

  • Earth's Distant TwinReuel S. Amdur
    August 11, 2015

    We are not alone-or are we? Is there life elsewhere in the universe? We have found water on Mars, indicating the possibility that there may be or may have been some kind of life on that planet. But now NASA has come up with one better, a planet with the burdensome name of Kepler 452b. We'll call it Kepler for short.

  • Cell Tower 84 Meters from Daycare at the University of Calgary-
    August 11, 2015

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  • Good Terrorists and Bad TerroristsReuel S. Amdur
    July 16, 2015

    We see in the media constant attention to terrorists in our midst. There is the danger of what have been called self-radicalized lone-wolf terrorists such as two Muslim converts one of whom shot and killed a reserve soldier at the national war memorial and then stormed the Parliament Building. The other ran down two soldiers in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, killing one and injuring the other.

  • New requirements for Canadian citizenship took effect June 11, 2015Edward C. Corrigan
    July 15, 2015

    The new requirements for Canadian Citizenship are now in force as of June 11, 2015. One of the most important changes is the requirement that an individual be in Canada for 4 years over a 6-year period. The old rule was physical presence in Canada for 3 years out of a 4-year period.

  • Lonely?Scott Stockdale
    July 15, 2015

    Researchers have identified loneliness and social isolation with many health issues, cardiac issues, mental health problems and mortality.

  • On Guard with the CIAReuel S. Amdur
    July 15, 2015

    Michael Morell's book The Great War of our Time (New York: 12 Press, 2015), about his career in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is an intriguing account which illuminates the work of the agency, its relationship with the president and the halls of power, and its role in world affairs. In this review we will focus on a few matters touched upon.

  • Harper Damages Enumerated Reuel S. Amdur
    July 15, 2015

    The Canadian Charger lists "20 reasons to say no to Harper." Mel Hurtig, in his new book The Arrogant Autocrat (Vancouver, Mel Hurtig Publishing, 2015) goes well beyond 20. He is perhaps best known for his opposition to foreign ownership of our economy, the takeover by foreign multinationals, but in this book he decries "Stephen Harper's takeover of Canada."

  • The Islamophobia IndustryScott Stockdale
    July 15, 2015

    Unlike the hatred that at various times peaked against minorities such as Jews, black people or Catholics, those promulgating Islamophobia are better organized and funded; and they have the internet to influence a much wider audience much more quickly than ever before, according to Nathan Lean, author of The Islamophobia Industry.

  • Opinion: Sex ed curriculum inadequate and should be withdrawn, doctor saysNadine Nyhus
    July 15, 2015

    As a medical doctor and psychiatrist, I am struck by the lack of accurate information in the province of Ontario's new sexual education curriculum.

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