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  • Right to water, what water?Reuel S. Amdur
    March 3, 2011

    Maude Barlow is a woman of many causes, but water is the one that is perhaps closest to her heart.

  • Death of a social work organizationReuel S. Amdur
    March 9, 2011

    The national social work professional organization is in the process of committing suicide.

  • Gadhafi murders Qatari journalistReuel S. Amdur
    March 16, 2011

    Qatari Ali Hassan al-Jaber was assassinated by Gadhafi agents on March 12. Al-Jaber was working as a photographer for al-Jazeera. He and correspondent Baybah Wald Amhadi were attacked in their car outside Benghazi. Amhadi said that they were aware of being under surveillance for days before the attack. Al-Jaber was struck by three bullets and Amhadi was also wounded in the attack.

  • Israel: A state for Jews everywhere not for its people Reuel S. Amdur
    March 16, 2011

    Ali Abunimah, a co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, was a speaker at Carleton University's Israeli Apartheid Week on March 10. He began his presentation by taking some skin off Michael Ignatieff's hide.

  • Japan: A meltdown coming to us?Reuel S. Amdur
    March 17, 2011

    As the world grieves the dead of Japan's horrific earthquake and tsunami, we are also learning firsthand about the vulnerability of nuclear energy.

  • Calling for moral investment at CarletonReuel S. Amdur
    March 23, 2011

    The BDS campaign (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) takes various forms. Sometimes the focus is on Israel as such, and sometimes it has a more limited focus. The Carleton University group, Students Against Israeli Apartheid, has focused on the university's pension plan, calling for divestment from corporations doing business in the Occupied Territories, not hitting more broadly at all those doing business in Israel.

  • Democracy in Egypt: Harper shameful standReuel S. Amdur
    March 23, 2011

    Israel claims to be the only democracy in the Middle East. Of course, ancient Athens was also a democracy, but built on slavery. Israel's democracy is built on denial of the rights of its Palestinian minority and its colonial and irredentist exploitation and mistreatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. Moreover, it wants to remain "the only democracy" in the area.

  • Harper: What's in a name?Reuel S. Amdur
    April 7, 2011

    Recently, in what one hopes are the dying days of the present régime, shortly before the election writ was dropped official Ottawa ordered its servants to refer to "the Harper government" in all government communications. This kind of hucksterism is a hallmark of Stephen Harper and his Madison Avenue North minions.

  • Politics of Dr. Jekyll and Mister HydeReuel S. Amdur
    April 14, 2011

    Why do liberals at home act like despots abroad? We can look at some examples from the United States but also one from France. Here goes.

  • Who is Jesus?Reuel S. Amdur
    April 21, 2011

    Jesus has long been an enigma, a blank canvas on which people of different cultures and persuasions have drawn a likeness. In the West, we are all familiar with a fair-skinned, blue-eyed Jesus, but African Christians color him black, and Oriental Christians give his eyes the epicanthic fold. The different likenesses are, however, more than skin deep.

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