Samples of my work
Canada's military buying binge under the current Conservative government has hit a financial brick wall in these austere times, but there is no nostalgic return in sight for Ottawa's once robust participation in United Nations-led peacekeeping missions.
Straight Goods News (November 11, 2012): "Canada joins the war on drugs" Canada's Coast Guard ships carry US Coast Guard drug hunters.
Straight Goods News (October 15, 2012): "Pulling out of Iran, redux" Harper's suprise embassy closure helps Netanyahu, hurts Obama.
Straight Goods News (October 6, 2012): "Toronto rally against attack on Iran" Organizers decline opportunity to promote Iranian pro-democracy movement.
Scepticism continues in Canada about why the national government abruptly cut off diplomatic relations with Iran earlier this month, although ties between the two states have been rocky since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
When it comes to the Free Syrian Army, Toronto's Syrian activists discover they're on different pages
Former foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges wows rapt listeners at U of T's Innis Town Hall with his views on the world and politics.
Straight Goods News (June 5, 2012): "Bank meltdown still possible" Call it backstop or bail-out, Canadian taxpayers could foot big bill.
Now (May 10, 2012): "Bank of Toronto?" City could ease cash crisis if it put revenues in a bank of its own.
Now (April 5-12, 2012): "Credit rating rip-off" Investors don't base decisions on the opinions of rating agencies.
Now (February 2-9, 2012): "Ship of fools" Is the point of the PM's rising rhetoric to send Canada's navy into conflict with Iran?
Rabble.ca (October 5, 2011): "A revulsion for repression: In conversation with Amira Hass" Amira Hass, the award-winning Ha'aretz newspaper columnist, brings the hardships and repressions experienced by Palestinians to her readership in Israel every week.
Rabble.ca (February 23, 2012): "The truth about Lester Pearson's peacekeeping" - a review of Lester Pearson's Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt by Yves Engler.
J-Source.ca (February 29, 2012): "Google for journalists: tips and techniques" A Google global communications and public affairs (Canada) representative offered useful research tips on the ubiquitous search engine at a recent seminar in downtown Toronto, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting.
Literary Review of Canada (December 2011): "Stickin' with the Union"- a review of the memoir by canny union organizer Lynn Williams One Day Longer.
Sustainable Times.ca: 'Wind-up' radios that require no batteries have put power in the hands of campers in Canada - and villagers in Africa.
Rabble.ca (September 29, 2011): Toronto Palestine Film Festival holds a mixture of laughter and tears
Now Magazine (July 21-28, 2011):
Inter Press Service (October 30, 2010): Lurching from One Disaster to the Next
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