Adding Historical Perspective on Charlie Hebdo Attack

Adding Historical Perspective on Charlie Hebdo Attack

As published in the Toronto Star: Jan. 8, 2015

I’ve not been surprised to note the hypocrisy of Canada’s mainstream media in trumpeting the virtues of the satirical press. Prior to the recent killings at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo; Canada’s satirical press has been marginalized, belittled and ignored by pundits from corporate titans like Astral, Thompson and Bell Media.

Historical Context of Gaza Conditions Missing From Coverage

HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF GAZA CONDITIONS MISSING FROM COVERAGE

As published in the Washington Report on the Middle East: January/February 2015

LITTLE HAS BEEN SAID IN THE MAINSTREAM PRESS ABOUT THE HORRIFIC LIVING CONDITIONS IN GAZA OVER THE LAST THIRTY YEARS. THIS ABSENCE OF CONTEXT CREATES THE IMPRESSION THAT GAZAN PALESTINIANS ARE INNATELY VIOLENT AND SELF-DESTRUCTIVE RATHER THAN DESPERATE.

Christmas Sanity 2014

Christmas Sanity 2014

As published in the Ottawa Sun: December 24, 2014.

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Context on Thaw in U.S. - Cuba Relations

December 18, 2014

The underlying reasons for the Obama administration’s decision to lift the fifty year trade embargo on Cuba have yet to be revealed but the move was long overdue. Perhaps it will repair some of the damage caused by a succession of U.S. governments’ relentless hostility towards the fiercely-independent island nation.

Canada on the Wrong Side of History

Canada on the Wrong Side of History

As published in the Toronto Star: Nov. 7, 2014

Swedish government recognizes state of Palestine, Oct. 31

Sweden has openly joined the other 135 nations who accept the reality of a Palestinian state, people and government. Only Israel, Canada, the U.S. and maybe El Salvador think otherwise.

Reality-Based Self-Defense

Reality-Based Self-Defense at Canterbury Community Centre

As published in Vistas: October 2014

SHORT FICTION

SHORT FICTION:

“Election Day” The Danforth Review: July, 2012: 12 pages: Canada

“What the Sea May Hide” Static Movement / Death’s Head Grin: August, 2012: 20 pages: USA

“Old Dikky and the Sea Things” Blood Moon Rising: October, 2012: 10 pages: UK

“The Congo Exorcist”: Static Movement: May, 2013: USA / Morpheus Tales Magazine Issue 21: July, 2013 & Morpheus Tales Magazine Best of Volume 7: April, 2018: 8 pages: UK

“Follow the Glen Brook Trail”: Naashwak Review: December 2014: 12 pages: Canada

“Eleanor’s Inevitable Christmas”:

Reason for 9/11

Reason for 9/11

As published in the Ottawa Sun: September 13, 2014 and the Toronto Star: September 22, 3014.

I don’t think that 9/11 was a CIA inside job or a Zionist conspiracy. That being said, the evidence behind the official explanation is implausible. Of course, it is a given that the victims of 9/11 are innocents and their killers need to be punished as severely as the criminal law allows.

Open Letter to Graham Fraser - Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages:

Open Letter to Graham Fraser - Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages:

As published in the Victoria Standard: August, 2014.

Dear Mr. Fraser,

You are a logical choice as Canada’s French language advocate considering clan Fraser’s ancient Norman ancestors. However, our Celtic forbears originally spoke not English or French, but Gaelic; a language that now enjoys strong public and even government support in Nova Scotia, Scotland and Ireland. It pleases me to report that nearly all local road signs in central and western Cape Breton are printed solely in Gaelic and English.

Vote Your Conscience – Don’t Vote Strategically

Vote Your Conscience – Don’t Vote Strategically

As published in the Victoria Standard: June 23, 2014

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