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Escalation of shelling in eastern Ukraine by Kyiv government after the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight

Escalation of shelling in eastern Ukraine by Kyiv government after the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight

By Roger Annis I learned of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 when my plane landed in Montreal the same day, July 17, on my way home from Moscow. The Moscow-Munich leg of my flight departed one hour before the (delayed) departure of Flight MH17 from Amsterdam at 12:30 pm local time. I reckon

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

A Palestinian woman carries her daughter past rubble from a home which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, on July 9, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Mohammed Abed).

‘Operation Protective Edge’: Israel’s Attacks on Gaza Intensify

by Tascha Shahriari-Parsa and Alon Lapid On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) launched Operation “Protective Edge”, allegedly to “stop the terror Israel’s citizens face on a daily basis.” President Benjamin Netanyahu authorized the call-up of 40,000 reservists to supplement the Israeli Southern Command, and in no time struck 150 sites that

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