War and famine in Yemen

Yemeni homes and buildings have been destroyed by airstrikes. Photo: BBC
Donald Trump’s first concrete decision as commander in chief was a major fiasco that killed nine children, eight women, and a U.S. soldier in a botched raid on al Qaeda in Yemen.
The operation — which Trump reportedly approved over dinner — also failed to catch its reported […]

Condemn Trump’s Attack on Asylum Seekers

Thousands of Winnipeggers rallied at the Forks Market on Feb. 4th in solidarity with the Muslims who were attacked in Quebec City on Jan. 29, 2017, and more generally to show support for refugees, human rights and an inclusive society. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Jahanzeb Hussain & Derrick O’Keefe
Trump’s ban affects asylum seekers, immigrants and […]

Syria’s Saydnaya Prison a Human Slaughterhouse, says Amnesty International

Aerial view of Saydnaya Prison Photo: Amnesty International
by Amnesty International
A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells […]

The making of Lia Tarachansky’s “On the Side of the Road”

Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky in Winnipeg Nov 9, 2016. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Nov. 9, 2016: Israeli filmmaker and correspondent for The Real News Network Lia Tarachansky screened and then discussed the motivation for and the making of her documentary film “On the Side of the Road.” The former West Bank settler examines Israelis’ unwillingness and/or […]

Selling war and exploitation in Canada

Yves Engler in Winnipeg, Nov. 2, 2016 Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Nov. 2, 2016: Author/activist Yves Engler was at the University of Winnipeg to promote his most recent book, “A Propaganda System: How Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.” Yv`es has published eight other books: Canada in Africa — 300 Years […]

Life in Aida Camp, West Bank

An eight-meter-high "security wall" borders part of the Aida refugee camp, 1.5 km north of the city of Bethlehem. Credit: Fabiola Ortiz/IPS

An eight-meter-high “security wall” borders part of the Aida refugee camp, 1.5 km north of the city of Bethlehem. Credit: Fabiola Ortiz/IPS
By Fabíola Ortiz, Inter Press Service News Agency
AIDA CAMP, West Bank, Oct 10 2016 (IPS) – Over almost five decades of Israeli occupation, the number of Palestinian refugees has grown with every generation, saturating […]