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  • Protests held worldwide against Monsanto, genetic modification of food and use of pesticidesEdward C. Corrigan
    October 22, 2013

    October 16, 2013 is World Food Day. Four days before this event thousands took to streets across the World to protest the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) products and pesticides that are suspected of being linked to diseases. The giant multi-national corporation Monsanto was one of the main targets of the protests. Over 50 countries took part in the March for World Food Day and in cities all across the United States and Canada.

  • Obama just made a terrible mistake on EgyptEric Trager
    October 22, 2013

    In a certain sense, the Obama administration's decision to withhold much of the $1.3 billion in annual aid given to Egypt isn't surprising.

  • Politicians reject Quebec Charter but not HarperThe Canadian Charger
    October 8, 2013

    Mary Smith has cancer. Chemotherapy has caused her to lose her hair, so she wears a head scarf. No problem under the Quebec Charter of Values. On the other hand Mariam Mahmoud can't wear a scarf? But suppose she also has cancer? And if she is wearing the scarf, how can you tell whether she has hair or not?

  • Mental health and suicideThe Canadian Charger
    October 8, 2013

    Ottawa's Royal Ottawa Hospital (ROH) arranged an educational program on September 26 to help parents understand their children and to empower them to be effective in promoting their children's mental well-being. The program was triggered by a pair of child suicides which captured public attention.

  • Egypt: Back to revolutionDr. Mohamed Elmasry
    October 8, 2013

    Two months after Egypt's events of June 30, a domestic opinion poll found 68 percent of the respondents call the events a "revolution." But the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters in Egypt, Qatar and Turkey and some of the pro-democracy activists in the West still deny that the events should be called a "revolution."

  • Hugh Miller's dedication to social justice was 'a driving force'B. Davis
    October 8, 2013

    WATERLOO - From education to politics, from the judicial system to the sport of soccer, Hugh Miller embraced all of his endeavours with a spirit of commitment and compassion.

  • The Syrian tragedyReuel S. Amdur
    October 8, 2013

    Last summer, Vladimir Putin has, it seems, let the air out of President Barack Obama's balloon. Obama was carefully attempting to craft support at home and abroad for a limited action against Bashir al-Assad, to punish him for unleashing chemical weapons on his own citizens. However, Putin proposed, and Assad agreed, that all Syrian chemical weapons would be put under international control.

  • Harper brings third world health care to CanadaReuel S. Amdur
    October 8, 2013

    On September 25, Stephen Harper boldly announced to the UN Panel on Maternal and Child Health that over a period of five years Canada would contribute $203 million to improve conditions of child birth and pregnancy in the developing world. This announcement apparently amounted to a steep discount from the pledge of $3 billion over five years made at the G8 summit in 2010 but with Harper's accounting skills, one is never sure.

  • Academics examine the events of 9/11Scott Stockdale
    October 8, 2013

    The 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States were a false flag operation meant to provide a doorway into 9/11, according to Graeme MacQueen, professor emeritus and founder of the Centre of Peace Studies at McMaster University.

  • Hamas has not interfered in the affairs of Arab states Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk
    October 8, 2013

    Hamas has been accused of interfering in Egypt's internal affairs; an earlier accusation mentioned Syria. Such accusations are unprecedented, as well as unfounded, because ever since the movement was founded, it has never interfered in any Arab country's affairs; even when called upon to do so and weigh in, the movement stuck to its position and refused.

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