Feds looking at ways to fight organized crime in Canada

by Angelo Persichilli THE HILL TIMES  (Oct. 2nd, 2017) I learned last week that the federal government is concerned about the popular perception that our institutions are not serious about fighting organized crime in Canada. The office of the justice minister is looking at initiatives to fight this perception and wants to make sure it … Continue reading Feds looking at ways to fight organized crime in Canada

Foreign politics or domestic minestrone?

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times June 26, 2017 I didn’t pay a lot of attention three weeks ago when Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a speech heralded as the “new blueprint” for Canadian foreign policy. However, later, reading the media reports, considering the increasing tension in the world and the dangerous lack of leadership, … Continue reading Foreign politics or domestic minestrone?

We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI THE HILL TIMES (June 19, 2017) Terrorism is like the Hydra of Lerna, the mythological monster capable of regenerating two heads whenever Hercules chopped one off. I don’t know how or if Hercules eventually killed the Hydra, just as I am not sure how to defeat terrorism. However, I do know two … Continue reading We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 22, 2017) Is Pope Francis supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro? While this question is not debated in the international mainstream media, the role of the Vatican in Venezuela is widely criticized in social media, the only tool in the hands of the opposition to Maduro’s regime to inform … Continue reading Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?