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Politics and its Discontents: The Battle of Sayed Shah Sharifi Continues

The Star continues its excellent coverage of the plight of Sayed Shah Sharifi, the brave young Afghan interpreter who has been betrayed by the Harper government, despite glowing Canadian military reports supporting his application for emigration to Canada.

As his last hope after being rejected by faceless bureaucrats and abandoned by the spineless Jason Kenney, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Battle of Sayed Shah Sharifi Continues

Politics and its Discontents: Star Readers and Harper Government’s Injustice to Sayed Shah Sharifi’s

While I rarely excerpt long passages from other sources fro my blog, I am making an exception today to print the reactions of Toronto Star readers to the cruel abandonment by the Harper government of Sayed Shah Sharifi, the brave Afghan interpreter who served our troops so valiantly:

I was appalled, disgusted and angry . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Star Readers and Harper Government’s Injustice to Sayed Shah Sharifi’s

Politics and its Discontents: More From Paul Watson on Sayed Shah Sharifi

The older I get, the longer I live, the more I realize that true justice is uncommon, and that evil frequently prevails over good. The case of Sayed Shah Sharifi, the Afghan interpreter whose work was so highly-prized by the Canadian military, is only the latest example of this fact.

Continuing his series in The . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More From Paul Watson on Sayed Shah Sharifi

Politics and its Discontents: My Letter to Jason Kenney Re: Sayed Shah Sharifi

Dear Minister Kenney,

I am writing to express both my shock and my disappointment over Canada’s failure to honour its word to Sayed Shah Sharifi, the brave Afghan interpreter who risked the wrath of Taliban insurgents to assist our forces in his country. By all accounts a very brave and competent individual, he, along with . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: My Letter to Jason Kenney Re: Sayed Shah Sharifi

Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s International Reputation Continues to Deteriorate

Once looked upon as an honest-broker middle power which enjoyed the respect of almost the entire world, Canada in recent years has seen a steady deterioration in its reputation for many reasons, its unreserved and uncritical support of all things Israeli, the obstructionist role it plays on climate-change, and its on-going export of deadly asbestos . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s International Reputation Continues to Deteriorate