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Did Islamophobia contribute to the paramedics’ negligence in the death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi?

Did Islamophobia contribute to the paramedics’ negligence in the death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi?

by Harshita Singh On Saturday, December 2, 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi was shot two kilometres away from Hamilton’s Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre where he had just participated in a service. Witness accounts report that the paramedics who responded to the incident did not take Yosif’s suffering seriously, and he died later that night. Yosif’s father, Majed Al-Hasnawi,

Kitchener is plagued with fascism

And resistance has always been the cure by Julian Ichim A first person account on the history of fascism and anti-fascist resistance in Kitchener in the last two decades.  This piece is an edited version of a commentary made by the author on his blog. “Congratulations, Kitchener-Waterloo, you are the hate crime capital of Canada! Despite

Feds approve Northern Gateway

But consent from First Nations and B.C. residents wholly absent by Steve da Silva The writing on the wall couldn’t have been written in bigger, bolder, and clearer letters over the past year: The relentless exploitation of fossil fuel is rushing the planet beyond a series of irreversible environmental tipping points. Melting glaciers. Acidifying oceans.

Open-pit coal mine halted by the Tahltan Nation, as company backs off for now

by Steve da Silva – Produced for TwoRowTimes.com & BASICS Community News Service Fortune Minerals Ltd. issued a press release on September 23, stating that it has taken the “voluntary steps to peacefully resolve the Arctos Project disturbance.”  In their own words, the company has faced “disruptive and damaging protests,” but indicated that they are “100% committed

VANDU Protests Vancouver Police Board for Targeting Downtown Eastside

Members of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) shut down the Vancouver Police Board (VPD) chanting “Hey Gregor, watcha gonna do? Who’s in charge the police or you?” after the board decided to whitewash and cover up discriminatory ticketing of people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for vending and jaywalking. The 45 VANDU members