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Slander abounds in depictions of autonomy fighters in eastern Ukraine, while MH 17 investigation stalls and Kyiv’s war rages

Slander abounds in depictions of autonomy fighters in eastern Ukraine, while MH 17 investigation stalls and Kyiv’s war rages

by Roger Annis July 27, 2014—Imperialist governments and media as well as countless other commentators abound with portrayals of the pro-democracy, pro-autonomy forces in eastern Ukraine as “Russian-backed separatists” and worse. On the ‘worse’ range of the spectrum, terms such as ‘fanatics’, ‘thugs’ and even ‘fascists’ are tossed about. It would take a work of

A child examining the vestiges of a house obliterated by an Israeli airstrike in the Al Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City on July 11, 2014 (via activestills.org)

Gaza, Gaza don’t you cry

Part I of a Feature Analysis on Operation Protective Edge by Tascha Shahriari-Parsa and Alon Lapid Last weekend, 17-year-old Anas Youssef Kandil of Gaza made the Facebook comment “I’m too tired, shell our home so I can get some sleep.” Not too long after, his home was in fact shelled, and he slept forever, as

Thousands marched in Toronto on July 11 (Photo: BASICS Community News Service).

Protests and Propaganda

Part IV of a Feature Analysis on Operation Protective Edge. by Tascha Shahriari-Parsa and Alon Lapid Ongoing Protests in Canada In response to all of the injustice, emergency demonstrations have erupted across Canada, declaring their support for Palestine and calling for an end to Israeli war crimes. Unfortunately, most Canadian media agencies have chosen not to

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Israel’s Motive of Natural Gas Appropriation

Part V of a Feature Analysis on Operation Protective Edge By Tascha Shahriari-Parsa While many articles have debunked the myth that Israel is acting out of “self-defense,” very few have attempted to establish why Israel is continuing its assault on Palestine through Operation Protective Edge, aside from the supposition that Zionists have a fanatic penchant

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Street Voices Launch Poem

A Poem by Joel Zola Written for the founding of street voices magazine We live in the modern day world of cellphones, wikipedia, and social media Sexual messages are sexually transmitted like gonorrhoea to our subconscious The masses are asleep to reality like we’re unconscious The voices of the streets will be the alarm clock,

Kitchener's 'Tent City' anti-gentrification protest.

Tent city erected in Kitchener’s Victoria Park against gentrification

by BASICS Kitchener-Waterloo On June 16, 2014, community members in Kitchener protested the gentrification of the downtown core by marching down King Street and constructing a “tent city” in Victoria Park. Victoria Park’s tent city — a temporary housing facility made using tents or other structures — was set up as a fully functioning community. Food

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