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There are an estimated 150-200 deserters from the U.S. military who have made their way to Canada since the start of the Iraq War in 2003. About 50 of them have officially applied to stay in the country. The first refugee-status application by an American Iraq War deserter, Jeremy Hinzman, was turned down in 2005. […]
The western media is quick to claim that Tunisian dictator, General Zine el Abidine Ben Ali is single handedly responsible for the civil and economic unrest that has plagued Tunisia since he was placed in power in November 1987. What is less widely known is that it is actually the IMF and Wall Street that […]
A recent study comparing Americans to Canadians shows that Americans have twice as much BPA in their systems than Canadians. BPA also known as Bisphenol A is an estrogen mimicking chemical found in many plastics, canned food, shopping receipts, and the most controversial of the products: baby bottles. Although many deem the chemical to be […]
A report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists studied more than 100 countries and found that 145 journalists, editors, and photojournalists were behind bars worldwide at the end of last year, while a further 44 had been killed on the job. Nearly half of those jailed were in Iran and China, with 34 jailed […]