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People in St. John’s rally in support of refugees, against racism and bigotry.
December 14, 2015
Could Canada’s refugee plan help terrorist groups?
Welcoming asylum seekers into our country is both noble and necessary. But doing it wrong could have disastrous consequences.
December 8, 2015
To Each Their Own
(Election) Time for real action on racism
With barely a week left to the provincial election, will the parties have the courage to integrate anti-racism into their platforms?
November 25, 2015
“Je suis une Humaine”
Following the attacks in Baghdad, Beirut and Paris, perhaps the most important words we could be thinking and uttering are "Je suis une Humaine." "أنا…
November 17, 2015
It’s not ‘either / or’
Happy Valley-Goose Bay can and should open its doors to refugees fleeing violence in Syria, while also finding a permanent solution to ending homelessness in…
November 14, 2015
Politics by Numbers
Why TPP rhymes with refugee
What could a major new trade deal and the way the Harper Conservatives have chosen to handle the refugee crisis possibly have in common?
October 16, 2015
Barbaric culture talk
As politicians bid for votes in the last few days of a seemingly endless election campaign, it deserves to be asked: Is winning the best…
October 15, 2015
Mum's the Word
It could have been so different
While politicians quarrel and people die trying to get to Canada, many of us see traces of our own family histories in the Syrian refugee…
September 28, 2015
“What it means to be a human being”
An open letter on the refugee crisis, from a Newfoundlander in Iraq.
September 25, 2015
The origins of our refugee crisis are not found in a photo
"Human beings cannot be born with characteristics that may be unsuited to a particular place. Human beings are not cargo, nor collateral nor a Head…
September 3, 2015
Fighting Islamic State in the age of airpower
On Sunday Canada launched its first air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. However, it is worth considering the recent history of air power…
John R Matchim
November 3, 2014