Are we following the dictates of conscience or dictated conscience? This is the question that arises when we try to apply the principles in the Declaration of Human Rights to the situation in Gaza.
Do so-called 'Great Nations' really need organizing principles as Hillary Clinton argues? Rick Salutin thinks a much more down-to-earth mantra is far less destructive.
Jul 13, 2014
United Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil StreetToronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W
Join us after the World Cup final for dinner and a discussion of what's happening in Israel and Iraq and it's implications for the region.
Homs, Syria's third-largest city and dubbed "capital of the revolution," suffered nearly three years of insurgents and the Syrian Army. Now, they reconsider that mantle.
The Conservatives have made a trademark of their bombastic, bullish diplomatic statements on Ukraine, Israel and Iran. Where is their conviction when it comes to Egypt's brutal new regime?
After the departure of a few tyrants, did real change come to Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen or Iraq? Despite claims to democracy, it seems the West prefers security and stability in the Arab world.
Despite the Syrian conflict that brings car bombings, checkpoints and general unrest, quotidian life goes on in the shops, in the streets and in their homes.
The latest Freedom House report suggests that 80 per cent of Russians believe that political and economic strength are more important than a "good democracy." Is this the new Russian power bloc?
Mar 19, 2014
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
This talk is presented as part of the ongoing project Crisis, Resistance and Prospects: Arab Revolutions and Beyond.
So Stephen Harper finally got his Birthright trip to Israel. Good for him, even if he pushed the 26-year-old cut-off date. And it ended as such emotional excursions should.