It was two decades ago, and Muhammad Ali was still feisty at age fifty-four when Ed Bradley of CBS News interviewed and declared him, “The Greatest.” Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he grew up to win a gold medal in boxing for America at the 1960 [continue reading].
It was early fall of last year when a few dozen local homeless people pitched tents in order to make a temporary, but permanent shelter. However the story of tent city does not begin at the courthouse lawn, it is the product of a court ruling in 2008, making it a human right to [continue reading].
The parties to the conflict in Yemen should release captured children and make a commitment to not re-enlist child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. Parties on all sides of the conflict have used child soldiers, who are an estimated one-third of the fighters in Yemen. [continue reading].
A promising student who dreamed of going to university, Mary was sixteen when a woman approached her mother at their home and offered to take the Nigerian teenager to Italy to find work. Pushed to go by her family who hoped she would lift them out of poverty, Mary ended up [continue reading].
On February 18, 2016, “Just after 3:30 this morning, we attended tent city for a report of a serious assault. One man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s early in the investigation and we continue to investigate what happened,” said Victoria Police [continue reading].
The tent city, which sits on the lawn of a provincial courthouse, now has about 100 residents. Most live in tents, while others have constructed multi-room wooden huts. In an audio statement released by the ministry, British Columbia’s housing minister, Rich Coleman announced [continue reading].
The Muslim holiday Ramadan has begun, and ends on July 6th this year, also begins a time of community and family; it is the custom for Muslims to invite their neighbours and friends to share their evening meal called Iftar. I was curious to learn more about the traditions and [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].
My continued research into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has led me into some very murky waters. It is well-known that the US presidents, British Ministers and Saudi Kings have a special “ménage à trois“ enabling and protecting their self-serving, highly profitable [continue reading].
Europol has recently published a report stating that at least 10,000 unaccompanied refugee children are missing. The EU’s law enforcement agency says ten thousand unaccompanied refugee children have disappeared since arriving in Europe, and that many “may [continue reading].
UPDATED on November 17, 2016: United Nations Special Ambassador for Children, Angelina Jolie is both an involved and outspoken supporter of refugees, women and child rights in war zones. Please take a moment to sign our petition, asking Ambassador Jolie to intervene, stand up to [continue reading].