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Can’t Get No Satisfaction - The Olympic Spectacle

Monday, 20 February 2006, 10:10 am | Am Johal

Baron Pierre de Coubertin was 31 when he decided to revive the modern Olympic Games which had not been staged since about 400AD towards the end of the Roman era. He was a consummate rebel and an education reformer who had earlier refused to follow ... More >>

Am Johal: Cry Me a River

Thursday, 25 August 2005, 4:00 pm | Am Johal

How much longer do we have to listen to the Drama Queens of Disengagement? The settlers still claim they are being mischaracterized as the villains in this melodrama. 38 years of Occupation in a colonial enterprise should at the very least have prepared ... More >>

Alert Bay School Gathering Full of Emotions

Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 11:45 am | Am Johal

In the small island community of Alert Bay near northern Vancouver Island, hundreds of residential school survivors from St. Michael's Residential school stood on the idyllic shoreline near the U'mista Cultural Centre around ten in the morning on Friday. ... More >>

The Battle for the West Bank and East Jerusalem

Wednesday, 20 July 2005, 3:25 pm | Am Johal

Last week marked the one year anniversary of the International Court of Justice decision declaring the construction of the Separation Wall in East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territories illegal. More >>

Am Johal: London Calling

Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 11:27 am | Am Johal

Only a few years ago as the Hutton Inquiry raged on in London in the humid summer months of 2003, the case of the suicide of their chief weapons inspector David Kelley was put under intense public scrutiny. The "sexed up" dossier had 10 Downing ... More >>

Am Johal: Oil And Palestine - The New Cold War

Tuesday, 3 May 2005, 12:57 am | Am Johal

Two significant events happened last week - both of which carried more meaning than their literal interpretation. But they both had everything do with the New Cold War and the reality of American hegemony. More >>

Am Johal: Israel's Citizenship Law To Be Renewed

Tuesday, 12 April 2005, 9:59 am | Am Johal

No one knows better than Ariel Sharon how to give a platform to the political right. Sharon, of course, this new man of the middle, when not battling the extreme right or outmaneuvering the Feiglins, was once the chief front man of the Israeli right ... More >>

Am Johal: Hell in Hebron - Hebron Hills

Wednesday, 23 March 2005, 12:06 am | Am Johal

Off the beaten path, you see the desert for miles from Hebron Hills on this September day. If it weren't for the military outposts, the barbed wire and the checkpoints, it would actually be quite peaceful here - a National Geographic spread waiting to ... More >>

Heroin Prescription Program Introduced in Canada

Monday, 21 March 2005, 12:13 am | Am Johal

Vancouver - In February, Vancouver became the first city in North America to begin clinical trials for heroin prescription. This step which required an exemption of Section 56 of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, came a year and a half after ... More >>

Am Johal: The Republican War

Wednesday, 16 February 2005, 1:45 pm | Am Johal

There are many victims in war. In basic training in the the US military, new recruits who are broken down to break the human inhibition to killing take part in training chants like, ''What makes the grass grow? Blood, blood, bright red blood.'' War is ... More >>

The Death of Ideas; On the Passing of Susan Sontag

Friday, 7 January 2005, 2:06 pm | Am Johal

There are few, those writers that take you places with with the deftness, beauty and lucidity of their words, that you can no longer be an innocent bystander. They have the power to provoke, to challenge and force you to look at the world through ... More >>

Urban Jungle: Vancouver's Safe Injection Site

Wednesday, 8 December 2004, 10:32 am | Am Johal

Jeff West, one of the coordinators of the safe injection site known as Insight, walks me through the doorway. There's track lighting in here and the floors are clean. More >>

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Sexy Advertising

Friday, 26 November 2004, 10:28 am | Am Johal

In Jerusalem, Sarah Jessica Parker, the former star of Sex and the City, had a billboard featuring her in a skimpy, spaghetti strap dress removed after complaints from Orthodox Jews who were offended by the ad. More >>

The Arabs of Israel: Citizens without Citizenship

Wednesday, 24 November 2004, 3:36 pm | Am Johal

On the corner of Balfour and Arlozoroff in Haifa, there's a pizza joint around the corner where the deliveries are done on Vespa scooters. This part of Haifa, midway up the Carmel Mountain, gets wealthier as you go higher up the slopes. More >>

Am Johal: The Politics Of Time And Dispossession

Friday, 19 November 2004, 4:15 pm | Am Johal

When the aging Arab poets, fashionably grey haired and in their eighties, tremble and read their beautiful words on the stage of the Al Midan Theatre they are like the trunks of olive trees, testaments to the suffering. More >>

Am Johal: The End of the Arafat Era

Tuesday, 9 November 2004, 12:58 am | Am Johal

As Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat lies on his deathbed in a Paris hospital, in a coma, lurched in that place between life and death, there is much cause for sober reflection in the Israeli and Palestinian camps. More >>

Am Johal: Republican America! Republican Forever!

Thursday, 4 November 2004, 12:20 am | Am Johal

I want a ride on the Elephant. You are now Republican through and through. You are ‘God’s Country.’ In the Senate, in the House and in the Presidential offices. Your new Supreme Court nominees can overturn Roe v. Wade. More >>

Am Johal: The Zombie State

Thursday, 21 October 2004, 12:03 am | Am Johal

For the two years following September 11th, the Western public was inundated with propaganda to such a vociferous degree that to be a critical voice was to be heretical and be considered a traitor - we citizens became passive consumers lodged in a 'Zombie ... More >>

Am Johal: Breaking Sharon's 'Iron Wall'

Thursday, 14 October 2004, 2:10 pm | Am Johal

On Wednesday, September 14th, Occupation forces began in earnest the process of building a new settlement on Izbat Salman and Izbat Jalud lands, near Qalqiliya district in the West Bank. More >>

Am Johal: Sharon and Arafat Should Step Aside

Monday, 11 October 2004, 11:58 am | Am Johal

Recently, Dov Weisglass, the Prime Minister Sharon's bureau chief said, ''The significance of our disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process. It supplies the formaldehyde necessary so there is no political process with the Palestinians… effectively this ... More >>