Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

Exhilarating watching a journalist nail a PM to the wall

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016


We know that the Saudi regime is a serious human rights abuser, so why is Canada selling it armoured vehicles, the very ones used to intimidate its populace? At times like this I wish we had TV interviewers in Canada with as much mettle as Jon Snow backing David Cameron into a corner on why the UK supported Saudi Arabia’s bid to be on the UN’s Human Rights Council .

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“It wasn’t war, it was butchery”

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

I can’t get this article out of my mind, more than all the ones I read on terrorism and violence in 2015. I’m not sure why. It’s by Vijay Prashad, educated in the US and working out of New Delhi. An excerpt:

“Where did these ISIS attackers come from?

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Wadi Hanifah, from dump to natural oasis

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Inspiring story about the 10-year long restoration of the Wadi Hanifah oasis outside Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, via Globeandmail.

“A Canadian planning and architecture firm has won an Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the sweeping transformation of a once-polluted Saudi waterway into a system of parks in the heart of the desert, using a system of bio-remediation.

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