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Politics and its Discontents: An Update on Sayed Sharifi

After many setbacks, Sayed Shah Sarifi, the brave young Afghan interpreter who recently arrived in Toronto thanks to his own tenacity and the efforts of people of goodwill, has landed his first Canadian job.

You can read this good-news story here. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Update on Sayed Sharifi

Politics and its Discontents: Sayed Shah Sharifi Arrives In Canada

Thanks to the doggedness of The Toronto Star, for whom social justice and journalistic integrity are more than mere words, the long tale of Sayed Shah Sharifi, the Afghan interpreter, is finally over.

In a world where victories are often few and far between for the ‘good guys,’ today is a day . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Sayed Shah Sharifi Arrives In Canada

Politics and its Discontents: A Victory To Celebrate

I have expressed more than once in this blog my opinion that the Harper regime aims to make Canadians feel powerless and disenfranchised, thereby facilitating the government’s efforts to remake Canada in its own calloused corporatist image. Once in a while, however, a victory comes along to remind us that we still have . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Victory To Celebrate

Politics and its Discontents: Another Victory for the Star: The Harper Government Blinks

The Globe and Mail arrogantly proclaims itself to be ‘Canada’s national newspaper’ and ‘Canada’s paper of record.’ It is a self-proclaimed designation that I have longed disagreed with, so much so that I eventually cancelled my long-standing subscription to it some time ago, substituting the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest-circulation newspaper. And I have never regretted . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Another Victory for the Star: The Harper Government Blinks

Politics and its Discontents: Sayed Shah Sharifi – The Toronto Star Continues Championing His Cause

Sayed Shah Sharifi, the brave Afghan interpreter, may have been betrayed by the Harper government and our contemptible Minister of Immigration, Jason Kenney, but he has the support of The Toronto Star, countless people worldwide, and the pro bono services of Lorne Waldman, one of the country’s leading immigration lawyers.

In his latest installment of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Sayed Shah Sharifi – The Toronto Star Continues Championing His Cause

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

A Message For Libyans or Any Citizens In Countries Harper May Be Planning To Invade

If you were planning to work with or for them in any capacity, risking life and limb to do so, think very carefully. No matter what they may promise to do so, don’t trust them. Afghan interpreter, Sayed Shah Sharifi, is learning this the hard way, as he was once promised a visa into . . . . → Read More: A Message For Libyans or Any Citizens In Countries Harper May Be Planning To Invade

Politics and its Discontents: Jason Kenney Responds to His Critics

In a move that can hardly be described as surprising, Jason Kenney is fiercely defending his immigration officials and their decision to refuse a Canadian visa to Sayed Shah Sharifi, the brave Afghan interpreter who risked the wrath of Taliban insurgents to assist our forces in his country. Despite a program in place to help . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Jason Kenney Responds to His Critics

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