Siafu.ca - Ministry of Truth http://www.siafu.ca/taxonomy/term/6/0 en Mapping a More Murderous Middle East http://www.siafu.ca/story/72 <p><strong>By Lorenzo Fiorito</strong></p> <p>Known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ and ‘the world’s crossroads,’ the Middle East has been carved up by every conqueror since Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. The borders we know today were drawn by British and French colonizers. But a set of very different borders outlined on a map I came across recently, in the July 2006 Armed Forces Journal, explore frightening new territory. </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/72">read more</a></p> Ministry of Truth Fri, 24 Aug 2007 23:46:49 -0500 Tim McSorley 72 at http://www.siafu.ca Night of the Dull Knives http://www.siafu.ca/story/40 <p>By Lorenzo Fiorito</p> <p>It’s disturbing to see your neighbourhood go to the dogs. I live in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, a Montreal neighbourhood known for its widespread poverty and unemployment. It’s also becoming a centre for neo-nazi activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/40">read more</a></p> Ministry of Truth Wed, 13 Jun 2007 14:37:13 -0500 Chadi 40 at http://www.siafu.ca Hypocrisy in Quebec: from Bell Helicopter to Hérouxville http://www.siafu.ca/story/21 <p>By Lorenzo Fiorto </p> <p>Huddled over personal-sized pitchers in one of Montreal’s neighbourhood pubs, a group of regulars is engaged in a lively discussion – half politics, half griping about life. One of the topics on tonight’s agenda is America’s recent decision to bar certain foreign nationals from working on defence contracts. Just a couple of weeks ago, 24 Bell Helicopter workers in Dorval were removed from sensitive US military contracts because of their national origins. At least two interns, a Venezuelan and an Arab man, were let go.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/21">read more</a></p> Ministry of Truth Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:25:06 -0600 Tim McSorley 21 at http://www.siafu.ca