Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 63 casualties in a hospital it supports in Hajjah, following a series of night-time airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition on a wedding party that took place in a remote, impoverished village in Bani Qays district in Yemen, on [continue reading].
As if the killing of Yemen’s children was not enough of an unfathomable act of inhumanity. An action only a barbaric, megalomania, narcissistic regime like Saudi Arabia’s ruling family could carry out. The al-Saud war crimes have also struck deep into the very heart [continue reading].
Hillary vs Troll Doll. Troll Baby vs Donald. Troll Doll vs Bernie. Bernie vs Troll Doll. This Doll vs This Lady. Troll Wahhabi vs a real [continue reading].
Good news: Congressman Conyers has an amendment on the defense appropriation which would permanently ban the US transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. This amendment is expected to be voted on the House floor TODAY! Call the Congressional switchboard now (202-224-3121) and [continue reading].
The onerous price tag for cancelling might help explain the resistance of the Liberal government to growing calls by critics to cancel the $14.8-billion contract reached by the Tories. The government of Canada would be on the hook for a multi-billion-dollar cancellation penalty [continue reading].
The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau today issued a statement on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. However, his words ring hollow for me, ever since he and his cabinet made a deal with the devil (House of Saud), I feel as though our new Prime [continue reading].
Even as Ottawa groups were planning a demonstration against the sordid Canada–Saudi arms deal, to coincide with the appearance of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan at the annual CANSEC military trade show, Amnesty International issued a devastating new report on Saudi atrocities [continue reading].
Part two of this report focuses on the growing crisis of missing, trafficked and abused children around the world. While every country has a deep concern for vulnerable children, and many end up heinously abused, trafficked or killed; nonetheless there are countries where [continue reading].
I recently added MP Elizabeth May to my petition on Change.org, asking Prime Minister Trudeau to stop the sale of armed vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The following letter from MP May is in response to that petition, which would have been emailed to her each time the petition was [continue reading].
Last week Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion approved the export permits allowing for the $15-billion transaction of armed military vehicles to Saudi Arabia. A decision that sets a precedence in determining whether a weapons shipment to a foreign country is [continue reading].
This New Sentence Reverses An Earlier Ruling of Four Years In Jail and 800 Lashes. A new judge sentenced a man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements during a discussion group about a book of his poetry. Fayadh’s sentence was [continue reading].
In January of 2015, a man named Raif Badawi was lashed in public in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. His crime? Blogging critically about the role of religion in Saudi life in 2012 — an act that Saudi courts said insulted Islam. In addition to 1,000 lashes, Badawi, a [continue reading].