Moral Values as an Economic Stimulus — A KAIROS Call for Action

MEDIA RELEASE Moral Values as an Economic Stimulus – A KAIROS Call for Action For immediate release Monday, January 26, 2009 (Toronto) – KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, a national church based social justice organization, is calling on federal, provincial and territorial governments to adopt moral and ethical values in their responses to the global economic crisis. The call comes in a letter to Prime Minister Harper and Canada’s First Ministers that examines how under-regulated global markets, focused solely on profit, led to a worldwide financial crisis while...
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Gaza after the Israelis left

      http://www.organizedrage.com/2009/01/video-israels-shame.html
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Robert Fisk: So far, Obama’s missed the point on Gaza…Jeff Halper agrees

Speaking in Toronto at Ryerson University,Israeli analyst and head of the Committee Against House Demolitions, Jeff Halper commented that “Unless Obama begins to sit down with the legally elected people of the Palestinian people in Gaza, Hamas, he won’t get to first base.” Fisk follows It would have helped if Obama had the courage to talk about what everyone in the Middle East was talking about. No, it wasn’t the US withdrawal from Iraq. They knew about that. They expected the beginning of the end of Guantanamo and the probable appointment of George Mitchell as a Middle East...
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Raid on Gaza is un-Jewish

I grew up in a Montreal family that had both left-leaning and religious Jewish traditions. I attended an Orthodox Jewish primary school during my early schooling years and as a teen I was a member of a Zionist organization called Habonim — Hebrew for “builders” — in this case, builders of the State of Israel. But today I’m an anti- Zionist Jew, a claim that often confuses and confounds those who have set ideas about the modern State of Israel and its central claim that it represents the world’s Jews.  Simply put, it doesn’t.  An increasing number of...
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“What Would You Do if Mexico Was Shooting Rockets at Texas?” And Other Extraordinarily Dumb Questions,

“If you are in your apartment and some emotionally disturbed person is banging on the door, screaming, ‘I’m going to come through this door and kill you,’ do you want us to respond with one police officer … or with all the resources at our command?” said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.I guess it depends if I force that guy to live in my hallway and make him go through check points every time he has to take a dump.Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, January 8, 2009  Jon Stewart gets it. George Will, Michael Bloomberg, and a host of intellectually-challenged Israel...
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