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Remembrance Isn’t Enough

harp-israel

On November 11th Canadians commemorate the fallen, the lost lives of the men that have been killed in service to the nation in World War 1 as well as wars since then. We thank them for what they have done in their efforts to preserve freedom and democracy.

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Stop Those Who Would Stop Uber

Uber,Lyft

The nerve of some people! Imagine coming to a city and doing business without first asking permission from local officials!

That’s what Uber has done in cities all over the United States and Europe, and it’s created quite a storm among politicians and licensed taxi drivers, who have held up traffic in, among other places, Boston, London, and Paris just to stamp their feet at the high-tech competition.

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Let’s Rid America of Veterans

Veteran’s Day

The reason there is a large contingent of veterans in the United States is twofold: (1) because of the many foreign wars waged by the U.S. government in this century and the last and (2) the radical restructuring of America’s governmental system into a national-security state, one that consists of an enormous permanent standing army, a vast empire of overseas and domestic military bases, a military-industrial complex, a CIA, and a NSA.

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Merkel's Wall of Hypocrisy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

by Vacy Vlazna

"The Berlin Wall, this symbol of state abuse cast in concrete, took millions of people to the limits of what is tolerable, and all too many beyond it.”

On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a speech of sublime hypocrisy when juxtaposed beside the illegal Apartheid/Annexation Wall  and beside the blockade ‘wall’ constricting Gaza constructed by Israel, which she once vowed, "Germany will never abandon Israel but will remain a true friend and partner.” 

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Enough with the poppy-pushing

ceramic poppies

by Rachel Shabi

On this, the centenary year of the Great War, the clamors to conform were always going to be more insistent. And so, the red poppies issued by the Royal British Legion to mark remembrance for the nation's fallen soldiers, seemed to appear on lapels far earlier and far more frequently this year.

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