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With NAFTA talks now starting most people do not know enough about Canada’s supply management system in the dairy industry, compared to the US dairy industry, to understand what is at stake for the future if Canada bows to pressures from south of the border (Full Story)
by Alan M. Dershowitz

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, at which selected Nazi leaders were placed in the dock, we must ask some disturbing questions about those who were never tried for their complicity in the world's worst genocide. It would have been impossible to carry out the mass murder of so many people without the complicity of so many governments, groups, and individuals. Perhaps there were too many guilty parties to put them all on trial, but it is not too late to hold the guilty morally accountable for what they did and failed to do.

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  by Shabnam Assadollahi


In 2007, Aqsa Parvez (pictured above) , a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim living in Toronto, was strangled to death by her father. Her crime was that, as a free woman in Canada, she chose not to wear a hijab. Yet, This Thursday, February 25, 2016, the city of Ottawa will be holding a public event celebrating the hijab, Islam's physical repression of women. (Full Story)

by Natalia Meden

The revelations of Edward Snowden that never were: the monitoring programs of the United States and its Anglo-Saxon allies have long been known. The novelty resides in their magnitude. No one can escape. For the Germans, it was a rude awakening to discover that, according to the NSA surveillance map, they are the major targets in Europe. Their best ally, to which they have always been faithful, not only does not trust them and but also spies on them. (Full Story)

Over the past few days, Southern (Inner) Mongolian netizens strongly protested disparaging comments about Mongolians by Mr. Gao Xiaosong, a well known Chinese talk show host, musician and composer. Strong statements and comments from angry Southern Mongolian netizens went viral via Chinese major social media sites including Sina Microblog (“xin lang wei bo” in Chinese), Ren Ren, Baidu, and You Ku. (Full Story)
On June 19, 2012, Harper's government has put Canada’s digital future at risk by signing on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). This secretive international trade agreement will give Big Media conglomerates new powers to lock users out of our own content and services, provide new liabilities that might force ISPs to police our online activity, and give giant media companies even greater powers to shut down websites and remove content at will. (Full Story)
by Moriel Rothman

Jerusalem - Late last month I went to the children's memorial in Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem. I stood there and took in the names, the candles and the glass. And I felt confused and sad and a little bit broken. (Full Story)

by Anita Sinha

Washington, DC - The Occupy Wall Street movement protesting against corporate practices has me daring to hope that the striking disparities in the United States will change for the better. It takes a leap of faith to be hopeful, because substantial change has not come in response to the economic crisis, housing market crash, persistent high unemployment rates or debt ceiling debacle. The institutions causing these disasters have received only a cursory slap on the wrist. (Full Story)

By Louise Arbour, President and CEO,Crisis International
In light of the grave situation in Libya, we urge Security Council Members to take immediate effective action aimed at achieving a ceasefire in place and initiating negotiations to secure a transition to a legitimate and representative government. This action should be backed by the credible threat of appropriate military intervention, as a last resort, to prevent mass atrocities. (Full Story)
by Moriel Rothman

Middlebury, Vermont - The sun of the two-state solution is setting. The window for the only solution I believe has any chance of bringing about meaningful, sustainable peace for Israelis and Palestinians is closing, and with it Israel’s future as a Jewish, democratic homeland.
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