Canada’s intelligence agency, the ‘Canadian Security Intelligence Agency’ [CSIS] often indulges in behavior outside its mandate that most people find intimidating. The Canadian Parliament has set up a review committee—the ‘Security Intelligence Review Committee’ [SIRC]—that appears to be a toothless body unable to rein in the intelligence agency’s activities that go beyond its mandate, as the case of peace activist, Mr. Ken Stone shows. Read on…
A meeting in Toronto on November 5, 2016, commemorated the July 8 tragic killing of young resistance leader, Burhan Wani. He was 22 when shot and killed by Indian occupation forces in a remote village. Two of his colleagues were also killed in the late night raid.3
This year's Quds Day rally in Toronto again attracted thousands including Christian and Jewish speakers who condemned Zionist crimes against the innocent Palestinians. Starting in a park north of Queens Park because the Zionist-dominated provincial government and security establishment refused permission to use the legislative grounds for the start of the rally, participants marched through the streets to the US consulate.1
Ken Stone, executive member of the Syria Solidarity Movement (syriasolidaritymovement.org) and a longtime antiwar activist, was among the first foreigners to enter the historic city of Palmyra after its liberation from the takfiri terrorists at the end of March. Below we give his report from Palmyra. In the photo, Syrian families with their belongings retrieved from their homes can be seen standing in the street.
The Syrian parliamentary elections were a vote of confidence in the government. It was a gamble because there was the ever-present threat of terrorists firing rockets indiscriminately into civilian areas. Polling stations were a favorite target because of the large number of people lining up to vote. Security forces were able to prevent any such incidents and the Syrian government's hand has been strengthened in the negotiations in Geneva.
Despite the foreign-instigated mayhem and war in Syria, the government is making strenuous efforts at reconciliation. The Second International Tour of Peace found this out during their meeting with the Syrian Minister for National Reconciliation, Ali Heidar. Canadian Peace Activist Ken Stone files this report from Damascus.
Canadian Peace Activist Ken Stone files this report directly from Damascus where he is part of the Second International Tour of Peace to Syria. He observed the Syrian Parliamentary election today (April 13).
Ken Stone, a long-time member of the Canadian peace movement, heads to Syria to report firsthand about reality on the ground. Unfortunately there has been much misleading and self-serving propaganda about the war that was imposed on Syria five years ago. Despite an international conspiracy to impose a Western puppet government, the people of Syria and their army with the help of allies, have valiantly resisted such attempts.