Sunday, January 24, 2010

The United States and Haiti

While the world has watched with horror at the terrible devastation wrought by Haiti's recent earthquake, many see the leadership role taken by the United States in disaster relief as heroic. Unfortunately, appearances can be deceiving, and an article in today's Toronto Star suggests that the United States bears a great deal of responsibility for the violence and poverty that are the perennial companions of the Haitians. Click here to read a very thought-provoking article about the pernicious influence of a country that professes to be so interested in bringing democracy to other parts of the world.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fury and Criticism of Harper Grows

In addition to the growing numbers who have joined the Facebook group protesting the Prime Minister's prorogation of Parliament, editorials, both domestic and international, are condemning his cowardice. The British magazine, The Economist, has an editorial that seems to address several of the truths of what Harper has done.

Click here to view it.