Yeah, so the site is busted! Not for long, I hope.
NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo spells out her party’s identity crisis.
For the second time in two years, Cheri DiNovo has some tough words for members of her own political family. The NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park says the federal New Democrats’ setback in the October election is a sign the party is losing its way. DiNovo thinks party officials aren’t owning up to their failures, so she’s breaking the silence herself, as she did after her own provincial New Democrats faltered in Ontario’s 2014 campaign.
Dear Syria hawks: step up your game.
If you hear someone still chirping about bombing Syria they are probably ignorant, an asshole, or both! “A 5-minute history of Syria’s war and the rise of ISIS” does a good job explaining just how fucked things are on the ground.
As Heroin Use by Whites Soars, Parents Urge Gentler Drug War.
What a headline.
When the nation’s long-running war against drugs was defined by the crack epidemic and based in poor, predominantly black urban areas, the public response was defined by zero tolerance and stiff prison sentences. But today’s heroin crisis is different. While heroin use has climbed among all demographic groups, it has skyrocketed among whites; nearly 90 percent of those who tried heroin for the first time in the last decade were white.
We are lifelong Zionists. Here’s why we’ve chosen to boycott Israel.
In making the occupation permanent, Israel’s leaders are undermining their state’s viability. Unfortunately, domestic movements to avert that fate have withered. Thanks to an economic boom and the temporary security provided by the West Bank barrier and the Iron Dome missile defense system, much of Israel’s secular Zionist majority feels no need to take the difficult steps required for a durable peace, such as evicting their countrymen from West Bank settlements and acknowledging the moral stain of the suffering Israel has caused to so many Palestinians.