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  • War criminal cancels speaking engagementScott Stockdale
    March 26, 2012

    Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has demonstrated over and over that he has no qualms about putting others in harm's way, but - as his cancelling of his Toronto appearance illustrates - he's willing to take very little risk with his own safety.

  • Where's the beef? And…how is it killed?Scott Stockdale
    April 6, 2012

    While millions of people the world over don't have enough to eat, the three main parties in the Quebec National Assembly are alarmed that Quebecers may be unwittingly consuming halal meat.

  • A sweet killerScott Stockdale
    April 6, 2012

    Sugar, which has been ubiquitous in our diets for who knows how long, is now being cited as a cause of fatal diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, according to Dr. Robert Lustig, a childhood obesity expert at the University of California.

  • United Church BoycottScott Stockdale
    July 19, 2012

    A group of nine Canadian senators has warned the United Church of Canada that it could spark a rift with the Jewish community if it approves the boycott of goods from Israeli settlements in occupied lands. One has to wonder how much concern these same senators have shown about the potential rift with other communities in Canada that face the prospect of boycotts, notwithstanding the justifications put forward.

  • South Africa's killed minersScott Stockdale
    September 15, 2012

    During the week prior to police opening fire and killing 34 miners at the Lonmin mine at Marikana in South Africa's North West province, on Thursday August 16, ten people were killed in clashes with police. Over 200 mineworkers remain in police custody, arrested after the deadly August 16th crackdown.

  • Canadian United Church boycotts products from the Israeli settlements in PalestineScott Stockdale
    September 15, 2012

    In sharp contrast to the United Church's recent decision to boycott products from the Israeli settlements, the Harper government and Jewish organizations such as of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs continue to support Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights and international law in the occupied territories.

  • Early detection of Alzheimer's diseaseScott Stockdale
    February 17, 2013

    Dr. Melanie Campbell, a professor in the University of Waterloo's Department of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Optometry and Vision Science, and a team of researchers, are developing a tool that will allow for early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

  • A holly mission: a just peace for the people of Palestine/IsraelScott Stockdale
    March 10, 2013

    A year after the United Church launched a national network of concern for Palestine/Israel, called "The United Network for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel" (UNJPPI), they're continuing to recruit new members, as numerous people across Canada would like to see a just peace for the people of Palestine/Israel: something they've been denied for three generations.

  • Calling on Office of Religious Freedom to investigate Israeli violationsScott Stockdale
    April 12, 2013

    In accordance with the mandate of the Canadian government's Office of Religious Freedom to promote Canadian values of religious freedom, human rights and the rule of law worldwide, the Canadian Friends of Sabeel (CFOS) is calling on the Canadian government to investigate the restrictions and denial of access for thousands of Palestinian Christians to their mother city of Jerusalem for worship during the Easter week.

  • Canada's Alberta oil sandsScott Stockdale
    April 28, 2013

    As the debate about where and how to send the bitumen from Canada's Alberta oil sands continues, environmental damage - while important - are but one aspect of the deleterious affects the oil sands are having on Canadian society, according to Thomas Homer-Dixon, a professor in the Centre for Environment and Business in the faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, and author of The Ingenuity Gap and the Upside of Down

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