It’s one of the best regarded of all NGO’s, but reports emanating from Syria by the Non-Governmental Organization, MSF/Doctors Without Borders are raising concerns about that organization’s objectivity.
Doubts have been expressed about accounts of the April 27th bombing attack in eastern Aleppo that allegedly destroyed the Al Quds Hospital; doubts that bring into question what really happened at the “MSF-supported” Al Quds, and whether in fact what was destroyed, if it was destroyed, was a hospital at all.
Rick Sterling is an independent researcher, writer, and member of Syria Solidarity Movement whose articles can be found online at CounterPunch, ConsortiumNews, and Dissident Voice. He’s also an active member of the Task Force on the Americas at the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center.
Sterling’s latest piece, ‘Syria: Challenging the MSF Narratives and Bias in Aleppo‘ is an open letter to MSF questioning both what it is, and is not reporting in Syria.
Rick Sterling in the first half
And; yesterday was “census day” in Canada. Tuesday marked the official beginning of the official part of the national head count; that is, when officials will start applying pressure on the citizenry to comply with the count, or else!
Sandra Finley is an activist, writer, and researcher and former leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan. Finley and others challenged the participation of the international arms manufacturer, Lockheed-Martin in Canada’s 2011 census, and was charged for her very public refusal to be counted.
Sandra Finley, counting correctly our Canadian way of life through resistance and/or “minimal cooperation” in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news of some of the good things to do in, on, and around our city’s streets, and beyond there too, in the coming week. But first, Rick Sterling and getting a second opinion on Doctors Without Borders in Syria.