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Steven Zhou

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  • "Passing" in the Jewish State Steven Zhou
    July 28, 2010

    Just when you thought things in Israel couldn't get much worse for its Arab citizens, Sabbar Kashur, an Israeli Arab, has been sentenced to 18 months for posing as a Jewish man in order to have consensual sex with a Jewish woman.

  • American Hypocrisy vs. WikileaksSteven Zhou
    September 7, 2010

    A lot has been written about Wikileaks since the whistle-blowing organization leaked its 92,000-document cache on the carnage in Afghanistan caused by the American war and occupation.

  • Bigots ban Indian televangelistSteven Zhou
    July 7, 2010

    It seems that whenever Muslims gather in large numbers, Canada's media hatemongers resort to rants full of played-out post-9/11 suspicion and xenophobia.

  • Egypt: the end of political cynicism Steven Zhou
    February 10, 2011

    When Hosni Mubarak steps down from power in the near future, as I am sure he will, it will be a day that marks the beginning of a new era-one where no one can ever tell me again that serious change is not possible. In fact, thanks to the determination of those in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, etc., that era has most likely already begun.

  • European austerity, European rebellionSteven Zhou
    January 5, 2011

    During 2010 as Europe was trying to bring itself out of the pits of a worldwide economic meltdown, the continent's rightwing forces have tried to usher in an age of austerity/cutbacks amidst the chaos.

  • Ignatieff, an alternative to Harper?Steven Zhou
    August 4, 2010

    I approached Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff this past weekend when his nation-wide bus tour landed him in Mississauga, Ontario, for the annual MuslimFest. After a rather warm reception, I asked him to "clear up the confusion" that has accumulated recently around his stance on Quebec's proposed "niqab ban," or Bill 94.

  • Israel hiding behind the "Iranian threat"Steven Zhou
    July 22, 2010

    With the recent formation of The Emergency Committee for Israel, the neoconservative and Likudnik characters on the American right have stepped up their anti-Iranian lobbying efforts. Among other things, they have again brought up how a nuclear Iran would pose an "imminent threat" that would tear the region apart.

  • McGuinty's HST, dollars and nonsenseSteven Zhou
    July 14, 2010

    On Canada Day, Ontario and British Columbia joined Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick as provinces that have accepted the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

  • Omar Khadr, a Canadian tragedy Steven Zhou
    August 13, 2010

    Among all the instances of human suffering in the world, it impossible to say that one is more important than all the rest; however, it is possible for an issue to have a particularly visceral effect on a person in ways that other issues do not. This effect is usually facilitated by a catalyst that intensifies feelings of disgust and anger toward the issue.

  • Pakistan drowning, Canada offers little Steven Zhou
    August 13, 2010

    The flooding in Pakistan, the worst in 80 years, has eclipsed the devastation of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the Pakistani earthquake of 2005, and the Haitian earthquake earlier this year, says the UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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