Matthew Behrens

Columnists
Nov 25, 2015

Canada's deluded wars of November

As the Trudeau government promises to continue funding the illogical, anti-human enterprise of war, the social costs of such massive investments continue to reveal themselves.
Columnists
Jul 27, 2015

Canadians get on board the torture train

Just before the annual orgy of Canada Day self-celebration this year, the Pew Research Center released a shocking poll result, revealing that over one-third of Canadians supported the use of torture.
Book Review
Apr 2, 2015

How Canada lets people get tortured

Matthew Behrens
The remarkable story of Mohamedou Ouid Slahi is one of wisdom, humour and despair. In this memoir, Slahi relays a tale of human resilience under the most appalling conditions at Guantanamo Bay.
Columnists
Dec 22, 2014

No room at Canada's inn

For refugees worldwide, the same demeaning sign is hung at the entrance of far too many countries, including Canada: you are not wanted, you are not admissible, you are undesirable, you are dangerous.
Columnists
Oct 23, 2014

Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa

The tragic events in Ottawa give us an opportunity to examine our addiction to violence as the solution to conflict. Will we use the chance to disengage from our increasingly militarized culture?

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