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'Worth it?': Canada exits Afghanistan | Apr 4 2014 | Gregory Shupak | Mainstream coverage of Canada's exit from Afghanistan has ranged from unquestioning celebration of Canadian state work to asking if the war was worthwhile. So, was it worth it?
Women's Rights in Afghanistan | Mar 20 2014 | A guide to campaigning for Afghan women's rights
Federal government says it has no 'social contract' to care for military veterans | Mar 19 2014 | Roger Annis | Government response to lawsuit over 2005 changes to compensation paid to injured veterans widens the gulf between the two sides.
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'Mother Canada' is the dystopian war monument we deserve | Mar 13 2014 | Michael Stewart | Stephen Harper has decided it's a good idea to build a 30-metre statue memorializing Canada's military history along the rugged coastline of Cape Breton. Perhaps it's nothing less than we deserve.
'The Dogs Are Eating Them Now' begs for our collective attention | Feb 27 2014 | Amira Elghawaby | Was Canada's military engagement in Afghanistan worth it? Graeme Smith's award-winning retrospective on his time as a foreign correspondent for the Globe and Mail finds more questions than answers.
Canadian soldiers fire artillery in Afghanistan
Canada's war in Afghanistan: Was it worth it? | Feb 19 2014 | Dennis Gruending | Canada will soon withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan. The debate is being renewed about the human and financial costs of the war. Was it worth it?
Democracy North: Feb 16: A Tribe Called Red—Canadian Doctors for Medicare on Budget—Resisting Afghanistan civilian deaths | Feb 18 2014 | Democracy North | A weekly independent Canadian & global news hour, featuring a grassroots view of the week’s top news & culture.
The Harper government's 'Deport Omar Khadr' bill | Feb 16 2014 | John Baglow | Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander's new changes to the Citizen Act are scary. Least because it contains a clause that would allow Omar Khadr to be deported even though he was born in Toronto.
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Mixed-gender education is the reason for the war in Afghanistan? Not okay, Peter MacKay | Jan 14 2014 | Azeezah Kanji, Khadijah Kanji | Is it hypocritical of the Conservative government's Peter MacKay to state the war in Afghanistan was to protect women's rights when his own party has a record of retrograde gender policies?
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Science, ethics and torture | Nov 8 2013 | Monia Mazigh | National security and protection of the nation have been the traditional heavyweight excuses provided by governments that use torture, but there is more behind the justification of unethical methods.
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From Kabul: Mobile Mini Children's Circus | Oct 17 2013 | Holly Adams | Although back in the U.S., my heart is still with the MMCC (Mobile Mini Children's Circus) and the amazing work they do throughout Afghanistan. This blog is about them.
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Front Lines International tour | Oct 7 2013 | Riaz Sayani-Mulji | A tour bringing together Afghanistan and Iraq veterans with those who have suffered under occupation is coming to the GTA.

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No more war: Don't extend it, end it
In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and “opposition leader” Michael Ignatieff want to extend the war in Afghanistan for the third time.

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