Articles by: Mahtab Laghaei

The African “Problem”: International Criminal Court

The African “Problem”: International Criminal Court

October 12, 2017 at 9:56 AM

“The court has ended up doing its cases in Africa because that’s where it has jurisdiction and because crimes have been committed there.”- Alex Whiting In 2009, the International Criminal Court issued its first warrant for the arrest of Omar Hassan Ahmad Bashir. He has been the president of the RepublicRead More

DACA and Obama: A false paragon?

DACA and Obama: A false paragon?

September 12, 2017 at 4:26 PM

‘This is about basic decency’ Then what was deporting 3 million undocumented immigrants? More deportations occurred under the Obama administration than any other presidency. Then why are we pretending he is a friend to/of undocumented immigrants?   The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a deportation-deferral program passed in 2012 thatRead More

The Weaponization of Western Values

The Weaponization of Western Values

June 25, 2017 at 6:26 PM

A CBC Angus-Reid “Canadian Values” poll conducted in 2016 found that the majority of Canadians wished minorities would do more to “fit in” with the country’s values. This is a nation that is heralded internationally as the progressive sanctuary for immigrants and refugees. The poll did not specify what theseRead More