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The Liberal Scarf: "Willing to bring it … hard", "stoke[ing]…frustration and anger" – What the expect from NDP campaigns in the upcoming by-elections

That’s what Pundits’ Guide and David Akin wrote about new Mulcair candidate Linda McQuaig’s approach to politics in their (both very good) summaries of the Toronto Centre nominations.

I was happy to spend the day pulling vote for Chrystia Freeland, who McQuaig wasted no time in attacking. Those who read my blog frequently will . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: "Willing to bring it … hard", "stoke[ing]…frustration and anger" – What the expect from NDP campaigns in the upcoming by-elections

Song of the Watermelon: On Israel and Apartheid

Message on a wall at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Last month, university students and activists around the world marked Israeli Apartheid Week, an annual series of lectures and protests designed to bring attention to the plight of Palestinians, and as usual, the condemnations were heavy and hyperbolic. Canadian Immigration Minister Jason . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: On Israel and Apartheid

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: Tim Uppal’s anti-Israeli Apartheid Week motion has been defeated!

Finally, some politicians are starting to stand up to the attempts by Israel’s supporters to limit discussion through intimidation.

This letter comes from MP Libby Davies:

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and express your views about the motion proposed by a Conservative MP, about Israeli Apartheid . . . → Read More: Andy Lehrer’s Firebrand blog: Tim Uppal’s anti-Israeli Apartheid Week motion has been defeated!

Canadian Firebrand: Tim Uppal’s anti-Israeli Apartheid Week motion has been defeated!

Finally, some politicians are starting to stand up to the attempts by Israel’s supporters to limit discussion through intimidation.

This letter comes from MP Libby Davies:

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and express your views about the motion proposed by a Conservative MP, about Israeli Apartheid . . . → Read More: Canadian Firebrand: Tim Uppal’s anti-Israeli Apartheid Week motion has been defeated!

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: Ignatieff and Israel

Which federal party leader said this about Israel back in 2002?

When I looked down at the West Bank, at the settlements like Crusader forts occupying the high ground, at the Israeli security cordon along the Jordan river closing off the Palestinian lands from Jordan, I knew I was not looking down at a state . . . → Read More: Andy Lehrer’s Firebrand blog: Ignatieff and Israel

Canadian Firebrand: Ignatieff and Israel

Which federal party leader said this about Israel back in 2002?

When I looked down at the West Bank, at the settlements like Crusader forts occupying the high ground, at the Israeli security cordon along the Jordan river closing off the Palestinian lands from Jordan, I knew I was not looking down at a state . . . → Read More: Canadian Firebrand: Ignatieff and Israel