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  • The Arab Spring according to FiskReuel S. Amdur
    April 12, 2013

    There will never be a Palestinian state. That was the opinion expressed by the distinguished international journalist Robert Fisk at a packed lecture hall at Carleton University on January 22.

  • Don't-Fall-for-It EmailsReuel S. Amdur
    April 28, 2013

    "A sucker is born every minute." - P.T. Barnum

  • Syria and beyondReuel S. Amdur
    April 28, 2013

    "Syria is a problem for nations in and out of the region. No one really knows how things will pan out." That was the dour assessment by Brian Davis at a session in Ottawa on April 16, sponsored by the National Council on Canada Arab Relations. Davis was Canadian ambassador to Syria.

  • Stephen Harper’s committing SociologyReuel S. Amdur
    May 7, 2013

    Just after the Boston bombing, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau told CBC interviewer Peter Mansbridge that "Over the coming days we have to look at the root cause…. But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded, completely at war with innocents, at war with society."

  • Israel: Is it an Apartheid?Reuel S. Amdur
    May 21, 2013

    The Road to Apartheid is a film which looks at the ways in which Israeli treatment of the Palestinians is like how white South Africans treated the blacks, and how different. Is Israel's treatment of the Palestinians Apartheid?

  • A Jewish settler speaks outReuel S. Amdur
    May 22, 2013

    It was a tumultuous time when Lia Tarachansky began school in Kiev. The Soviet Union was crumbling and Chernobyl was collapsing. She was the only Jew in her class, and the teacher, never using her first name, referred to her always as "Tarachansky the Jew".

  • The will to live or die Reuel S. Amdur
    May 22, 2013

    It is not that uncommon for a long-married person to die shortly after a spouse. Similarly, a parent in his 80's might pass away shortly after the death of an adult child. We all know of such cases. But what can be made of this?

  • Socking it to the poorReuel S. Amdur
    June 3, 2013

    It seems that, when governments decide that it is time for sacrifices to be made, the poor are called upon first. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty followed this principle on his way out the door, leaving social assistance recipients with new burdens. He cut discretionary welfare funding to local governments. Let's take a look at Ottawa as an example of the consequences.

  • Can we afford pharmacare?Reuel S. Amdur
    June 3, 2013

    The average cost of producing a single generic pill is less than ten cents. That is what people attending the "Rethinking Drug Coverage" conference in Ottawa held on May 24 and 25 were told. The conference was sponsored by the Canadian Health Coalition and the Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration. Available at the conference was a report by Carleton professor Marc-André Gagnon, The Economic Case for Universal Pharmacare, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Institut de recherche et d'informations socio-économiques.

  • Hope for Ontario welfare?Reuel S. Amdur
    July 3, 2013

    The shift in the premiership of Ontario from Dalton McGuinty to Kathleen Wynne provides reason for cautious optimism on the welfare front.

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