The pali cause is a big steaming pile of bullshit. Read here for background.
The pali cause is a big steaming pile of bullshit. Read here for background.
Even though she was kidnapped by ISIS from a Doctors Without Borders vehicle, and had helped a friend install equipment at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Syria, the prestigious humanitarian group refused to help negotiate for the freedom of American hostage Kayla Mueller, her parents tell ABC News.
Marsha and Carl Mueller of Prescott, Arizona, said the group refused to speak with them for months and then withheld critical information provided by freed Doctors Without Borders hostages — information that directly concerned their daughter and was needed in order to begin negotiations for her release.
In a phone conversation recorded by the Muellers 10 months after their daughter’s kidnapping and provided to ABC News, they asked the group if it would help negotiate for their daughter. “No,” the senior official replied.
The Yesha (“Judea, Samaria and Gaza”) Council intends to soon launch a shopping website to allow consumers to purchase products made in West Bank settlements, including dates, soaps, textiles and prepared foods.
Three Ottawa men who debated committing a domestic terrorist attack, but instead decided to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, pleaded guilty on Friday to terrorism-related offences in Ontario Superior Court.
As usual, these utopian children simply refuse to acknowledge and accept human nature…and greed among their own
Obama wasn’t just reluctant to show solidarity in 2009, he feared the demonstrations would sabotage his secret outreach to Iran. In his new book, “The Iran Wars,” Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon uncovers new details on how far Obama went to avoid helping Iran’s green movement. Behind the scenes, Obama overruled advisers who wanted to do what America had done at similar transitions from dictatorship to democracy, and signal America’s support.
Solomon reports that Obama ordered the CIA to sever contacts it had with the green movement’s supporters. “The Agency has contingency plans for supporting democratic uprisings anywhere in the world. This includes providing dissidents with communications, money, and in extreme cases even arms,” Solomon writes. “But in this case the White House ordered it to stand down.”
In Hebron it was particularly vicious. It was a blood frenzy in which the Jews were set upon with particular glee and slaughtered with knives, machetes and anything else available.
The following is an open letter signed by 100 members of U of T faculty. The letter was sent to the president of the university, Meric Gertler, and The Varsity on July 20, 2016.
On June 7, 2016 The University of Toronto News published an article entitled, “Parks, planning and public spaces: Toronto can learn lessons from Jerusalem say U of T students.” Reporting on a recent field course that took urban studies students to Jerusalem, the article celebrates the apparently innovative approach the city takes to urban planning, heralding it as a model for Toronto.We write out of concern for the university media coverage of this course and the image it presents of Jerusalem. The article makes omissions that obscure the deeply unequal and contested nature of urban development in that city. Nowhere does the article address the well-documented demolition of Palestinian homes and expropriation of Palestinian lands that constitute the broader context for urban planning and development in Jerusalem, for instance. Such omissions are glaring given the widespread scholarly engagement with issues of Palestinian dispossession, some from celebrated researchers right here at U of T.We are troubled by the style of engagement this representation may be establishing for the university partnership. The field trip, led by U of T’s presidential adviser on urban engagement, is ostensibly part of a broader relationship between U of T and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This partnership and parallel ones with universities in Mumbai and Sao Paulo, are central features of U of T’s stated top three priorities.Urban scholarship, and scholarship more broadly, has a responsibility to investigate and challenge – not passively reproduce – social violence and inequality. The international university partnerships currently being developed with U of T provide a platform through which to extend these principles into a global terrain. With the aim of supporting this possibility, we call on the administration to clarify its own ethics of engagement for its partnerships in cities characterized by radical inequality, and to commit to an open and transparent dialogue with the U of T community about the nature and purpose of these partnerships. We in turn commit to participating constructively in such a dialogue.
Bernd Baldus, Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Daniel Bender, Professor, Historical and Cultural Studies, UTSC
Katherine Blouin, Associate Professor, Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC) and Classics (UTSG)
Roger Beck, Professor Emeritus, Classics and Historical Studies
Joseph Berkovitz, Associate Professor, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Rima Berns-McGown, Lecturer, Historical Studies, UTM
Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Professor, Critical Development Studies, UTSC/ Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Dina Brooks, Professor, Physical Therapy
James Robert Brown, Professor, Philosophy
Meyer Brownstone, Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Aziza Chaouni, Associate Professor, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
Andrew Clement, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Information
Francis Cody, Associate Professor, Asian Institute and Anthropology, UTM
Rebecca Comay, Professor, Philosophy and Comparative Literature
Deborah Cowen, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning
Lucia Dacome, Associate Professor, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Bianca Dahl, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UTSC
Girish Daswani, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Chandler Davis, Professor, Mathematics
George Dei, Professor, Social Justice, OISE/UT
James Deutsch, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Mohammad Fadel, Assoicate Professor of Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Matthew Farish, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning
Angelica Fenner, Associate Professor, Cinema Studies Institute and German
Peter Fitting, Emeritus, French and Cinema Studies
David Galbraith, Associate Professor, English
Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Associate Professor, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE
Dina Georgis, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Institute
Emily Gilbert, Associate Professor, Canadian Studies and Geography and Planning
Kanishka Goonewardena, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning
Anup Grewal, Assistant Professor, Historical and Cultural Studies, UTSC
Francesco Guardiani, Professor, Italian Studies
Atiqa Hachimi, Associate Professor, Historical and Cultural Studies, UTSC
Rick Halpern, Professor, History
Paul Hamel, Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Ju Hui Judy Han, Assistant Professor, Human Geography, UTSC
Jens Hanssen, Associate Professor, History/NMC
Amir Hassanpour, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations (Em.)
Paul Hess, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning
Sarah Hillewaert, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UTM
Mark Hunter, Associate Professor, Human Geography, UTSC
Kajri Jain, Associate Professor, Visual Studies, UTM
Jennifer Jenkins, Associate Professor, History
Ted Kesik, Professor, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
Katie Kilroy-Marac, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UTSC
Paul Kingston, Political Science, UTSC
Martin Klein, Professor emeritus, History
Neil ten Kortenaar, Professor, English and Comparative Literature
Nicole Laliberte, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Geography, UTM
Michael Lambek, FRSC, Professor, Anthropology, UTSC
Tania Li, Professor, Anthropology, UTSG
Victor Li, Associate Professor, English and Centre for Comparative Literature
Lance T. McCready, Associate Professor, Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Amira Mittermaier, Associate Professor, Religion/NMC
Shahrzad Mojab, Prof. Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE
Andreas Motsch, Associate Professor, French
Andrea Muehlebach, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Sanda Munjic, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Kanta Murali, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Valentina Napolitano, Associate Professor, Anthropology, UTSG
Melanie J. Newton, Associate Professor, History
John Noyes, Professor of German
Alejandro Paz, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UTSC
John P. Portelli, Professor, SJE, OISE
Stanka Radovic, Associate Professor, English and Drama, UTM
Bhavani Raman, Associate Professor, Historical and Cultural Studies, UTSC
Katharine Rankin, Professor, Geography and Planning
Sherene Razack, Professor Emerita, OISE/UT
Denise Reaume, Professor, Faculty of Law
James A. Reilly, Professor, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Jean-Paul Restoule, Associate Professor, Aboriginal Education (OISE)
Stephen Rockel, Associate Professor, Historical and Cultural Studies, UTSC
Nestor E. Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Richard Roman, Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Natalie Rothman, Associate Professor, Historical and Cultural Studies, UTSC
Susan Ruddick, Professor, Geography and Planning
Najib Safieddine, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Nicholas Sammond, Associate Professor, Cinema Studies Institute
Richard Sandbrook, Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Rosa Sarabia, Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Manuela Scarci, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Italian Studies
Sarah Schulman, Fellow, Sexual Diversity Studies
Dana Seitler, Associate Professor, English
Jayeeta Sharma, Associate Professor, Historical & Cultural Studies, UTSC
Rachel Silvey, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning
Susan Sim, Lecturer, Faculty of Information
Neera Singh, Assistant Professor, Geography and Planning
Vicki Skelton, Librarian, Centre for Industrial Relations & HR
Gavin Smith, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology
Sandy Smith, Professor, Faculty of Forestry
Stefan Soldovieri, Associate Professor, German
Ronald de Sousa, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
Miguel Torrens, Librarian, Collection Development, UTL
Nhung Tuyet Tran, Associate Professor, History, UTSG
D. Alissa Trotz, Associate Professor, WGSI/Caribbean Studies
Mariana Valverde, FRSC, Professor, Centre for Criminology and Socio-legal Studies
Karina Vernon, Assistant Professor, English, UTSC
Ramón A. Victoriano-Martínez, Language Studies
Sarah Wakefield, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning
Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor, OISE
Mel Watkins, Professor Emeritus, Economics
Natalie Zemon Davis, Professor Emeritus, History
John Zilcosky, Professor, German and Comparative Literature
George Soros’s philanthropy network sought to obscure its close coordination with a liberal Jewish advocacy group connected to the Obama administration and to campaigns designed to increase pressure on Israel and bolster the U.S.-Iranian relationship, newly leaked documents show.
Documents apparently taken from the servers of Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) and uploaded to the Internet by the self-described “hacktivist group” DC Leaks state that OSF “works closely” with J Street on issues like delivering resources to the Hamas-occupied Gaza Strip. But the docs emphasize that those ties must be downplayed.
“To sum up, I think Bill Clinton could very well have raped Juanita Broaddrick; that it doesn’t make him an evil man, or irredeemable (I’m Catholic; we’re all forgiven, if we’re sorry, and Broaddrick says Bill Clinton personally called her up to apologize). It doesn’t even necessarily make him a bad feminist — you know, later, once he stops doing that,”
Fourteen years after he planned to poison Israelis in the popular Cafe Rimon in Jerusalem, Sufian Bakri Abdu was released from prison. Abdu headed the terrorist cell which planned to carry out the attack during the Second Intifada.
Yesterday a Democrat friend posted on Facebook about “how obvious” it was that liberal (ie. Democrat) run states were much more prosperous than conservative ones. I was curious about this statement so decided to check the facts.
Legutko’s thesis is that liberal democracies have something in common with communism: the sense that time is inexorably moving towards a kind of human utopia, and that progressive bureaucrats must make sure it succeeds. Legutko first observed this after the fall of communism. Thinking that communist bureaucrats would have difficulty adjusting to Western democracy, he was surprised when the former Marxists smoothly adapted—indeed, thrived—in a system of liberal democracy. It was the hard-core anti-communists who couldn’t quite fit into the new system. They were unable to untether themselves from their faith, culture, and traditions.
Both communism and liberal democracy call for people to become New Men by jettisoning their old faith, customs, arts, literature, and traditions. Thus a Polish anti-communist goes from being told by communists that he has to abandon his old concepts of faith and family to become a member of the larger State, only to come to America after the fall of the Berlin Wall and be told he has to forego those same beliefs for the sake of the sexual revolution and the bureaucratic welfare state. Both systems believe that societies are moving towards a certain ideal state, and to stand against that is to violate not just the law but human happiness itself.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center at the University of California Davis warns that some “words hurt” — including the expression “you guys.”
Delicious irony, featuring ultra anti-semite, Sid Ryan.
Republican Mayor Richard Berry was driving around Albuquerque last year when he saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.”
Throughout his administration, as part of a push to connect the homeless population to services, Berry had taken to driving through the city to talk to panhandlers about their lives. His city’s poorest residents told him they didn’t want to be on the streets begging for money, but they didn’t know where else to go.
Seeing that sign gave Berry an idea. Instead of asking them, many of whom feel dispirited, to go out looking for work, the city could bring the work to them.
At no point in time has the divide between Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, been so great. In fact, the division is so wide that it’s becoming dangerous. A country that was founded on the premise of freedom is quickly losing its identity. And while neither side is handling the divide as well as it could, it’s clear that the modern liberal has transitioned from a free thinker into an oblivious product of a system that demonizes intellectual freedom.
The 2016 Olympic Games have been billed as an opportunity to put politics aside in the spirit of international camaraderie, but that’s not necessarily how it’s working out for Israeli athletes.
The Jewish left has a problem. Their belief that Israel is the obstacle to peace with the Palestinians has transformed itself over the last generation from a coherent political position to an obsession that is disconnected from the reality of the conflict. Many are so frustrated with this failure that they are willing to even excuse anti-Semitic comments as long as they are directed at Jews they don’t like. That is the only way to understand Peter Beinart’s recent column in Haaretz, in which he not only sought to justify the disgusting statement of a congressman that compared West Bank settlers to “termites” and criticizing those mainstream and liberal Jewish groups that spoke out against him.
University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan is one of two men arrested Thursday on allegations they were involved in a deadly siege that left 20 dead at a café in Bangladesh.
The Canadian Red Cross says a “misinformed vandal” went on a graffiti spree on its Nova Scotia headquarters and vehicles, protesting transgender blood-donation policies even though the charity hasn’t collected blood for two decades.
Bangladeshi officials have identified Tamim Chowdhury as the mastermind behind a terror attack in Dhaka in July, in which 22 people were killed.