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  • Another view: Egypt's unfinished revolution New York Times Editorial
    November 27, 2011

    More than 100,000 Egyptians did not intend to risk their lives in Tahrir Square last winter just to see another military-backed tyranny.

  • Mental Health Policy for NewcomersReuel S. Amdur
    November 27, 2011

    According to Farah Mawani, international studies have shown that immigrants and refugees have higher rates of mental health problems, and the problems may increase over time. She is a Ph.D. student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and was speaking at St. Paul University in Ottawa at the "Cultural Diversity & Mental Illness" conference of Healthcare Canada on November 18. She recently completed a contract with the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

  • A winter of aboriginal agony must lead to actionTim Harper
    November 27, 2011

    By any measure, there's a lot on the plate of Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan.

  • Homelessness and HealthReuel S. Amdur
    November 27, 2011

    Healthcare Conferences Canada held a conference in Ottawa November 18, looking at "Cultural Diversity & Mental Illness." One would expect such a conference to focus on issues relating to immigrant groups and Aboriginals, and it did. However, it also looked at homelessness and mental illness. The underclass that includes the homeless is part of a subculture or counterculture that overlaps with both the wider culture and with a criminal subculture. Mental health is a serious concern in this milieu.

  • NYPD blurring the lines of civil libertiesThe Canadian Charger
    November 20, 2011

    An ongoing report by the Associated Press has outlined how the NYPD, under the command of the CIA, has "carried out a series of initiatives aimed at the Muslim community of New York, often stalking, profiling and secretly surveying followers of Islam solely based on religion." This has resulted in community leaders advising Muslims to cut any ties they have with the NYPD.

  • Israeli Pirates capture two CanadiansThe Canadian Charger
    November 20, 2011

    Piracy has moved from the Horn of Africa up to the Mediterranean. On November 4, Israeli commandos boarded two vessels on the high seas, seized the passengers and crew, and took the vessels and cargo, which were en route to Gaza to deliver medical supplies, challenging the blockade.

  • If Netanyahu Lies, Why do we keep listening?Sharmine Narwani
    November 20, 2011

    For Middle East watchers, the revelation that a major head of state called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" is, well, not exactly news. French president Nicholas Sarkozy needs to get in line behind the many other politicians who have thrown up their arms over Netanyahu's unusual - even for politics - propensity for duplicity.

  • Canadian Boat to Gaza: a journey of solidarityScott Stockdale
    November 20, 2011

    When Israeli commandos boarded the Tahrir - the Canadian Boat to Gaza - on Friday November 4, it demonstrated once again that Israel is able to act with impunity when it comes to the welfare of the Palestinian people and anyone trying to help them, according to the Canadian Boat to Gaza group.

  • The Arab world's intifadaPhyllis Bennis
    November 20, 2011

    The "Arab spring" may have started in early 2011 when a young Tunisian fruit seller, in a desperate response to disempowerment and despair, immolated himself in the streets of a small town. But its origins link directly to the first Palestinian intifada, the non-violent, society-wide mobilization that transformed Palestine's national struggle beginning in the late 1980s.

  • Palestine - What next?Alan Hart
    November 20, 2011

    In advance of the formal burial of the Palestinian Authority's bid for state recognition at the UN, BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme was on the right track. In his introduction to a quite revealing report, presenter John Humphrys said reporter Kevin Connolly had gone to Israel to find out "what hopes there are, if any, for the establishment of a Palestinian state."

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