Politics and its Discontents: Would You Hug A Terrorist?

There is no question that here in the West, we like to treat almost as an embarrassment; we sanitize it, hide it away in hospitals and palliative care units, and conduct our lives with a kind of cognitive dissonance, believing on some level that while it happens to others, somehow an exception will be made ...

Politics and its Discontents: Something We Are Not Supposed To Think About In The War On ISIS

The Guardian reports the following: Australian Super Hornets pulled out of an air strike on an Islamic State target in Iraq when the risk of killing civilians became too high, defence officials have revealed. RAAF aircraft have carried out three missions in Iraq since joining the battle against Isis but have not fired on any ...

The Ranting Canadian: This Youtube link is “War in the East”, a dub…

This Youtube link is “War in the East”, a dub reggae-influenced song by Canadian punk band D.O.A. ——————————————————————————————————- I wear a poppy and commemorate Remembrance Day to mourn the soldiers who have been killed and injured in the wars, but I also mourn for the civilian victims of military actions, including those who were considered ...