Columnists
Al-Hawl refugee camp. Image: Y. Boechat/Wikimedia Commons
Monia Mazigh | Last May, human rights experts at the United Nations called on Canada to repatriate little Amira, and have described the repatriation of children as "a humanitarian and human rights imperative."
Blog
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a public address on the COVID-19 crisis on March 16, 2020. Image: CanadianPM/Video Screenshot/Twitter
Ken Stone | Trudeau cannot ignore the damage he is doing to the efforts to fight the novel coronavirus in 20 of the world's poorest countries by maintaining sanctions.
Podcast
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David Peck | Teyama Alkamli and Andrew Moir talk about their new film "Hockey Mom," a story about Syrian refugee Fatma and her son Majed and how they rebuilt their lives in Canada.
Podcast
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David Peck | Below the ground outside Damascus, a subterranean hospital goes about its work in a hidden place. Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen talks about his work on "The Cave."
Podcast
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Gilad Cohen, Simona Ramkisson, Brandon Fragomeni, Alex Castellani, Ron Ma | Mohamad Lazakani discusses his experiences fleeing the Syrian civil war, settling in Toronto, and why he will always consider Syria home.
Podcast
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Gilad Cohen, Andrea Rodriguez, Brandon Fragomeni, Alex Castellani, Ron Ma | Waad and Hamza Al-Kateab, along with director Edward Watts, discuss their film "For Sama," the conflicting information about Syria, and finding love within activism.
Podcast
Anti government demonstration Syria 2011
Piergiorgio Moro | The popular uprising in Syria has been drowned in blood. What could have the left and international solidarity movements done better to avoid this outcome?
Blog
Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2013
David J. Climenhaga | Will the day come when it is acceptable for a Canadian Conservative politician to give a speech to a "freedom rally" put on by ISIS? Never say never!
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Penney Kome | Last weekend's airstrikes in Syria are just one in a string of recent world-destabilizing events. Luckily, activists everywhere are continuing to mobilize for a more just and peaceful world.
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Yves Engler | By launching airstrikes without UN approval, the U.S. has once again flagrantly violated international law, and Ottawa immediately supported the U.S. bombing.
News
Christina Turner | A clunky novel with a compelling premise by Ausma Zehanat Khan, it is a thriller set in the world of a refugee camp in Greece.
Podcast
Syrian civil war map
Jiselle Hanna | A conversation with Monther Alhamdoosh, a Syrian activist with the Australian Syrian Association Victoria, about the latest developments in the conflict and the desperate situation for civilians.