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lslamophobia: From Hollywood to Christchurch with hate

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  118 Comments

The media has had a lot to do with shaping negative attitudes towards Muslims. A recent University of Alabama study found terrorist attacks by Muslim extremists receive 357 percent more media coverage than attacks committed by non-Muslims.

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School Climate Strike: The biggest challenge is to make democracy work

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

I am encouraging my son to miss a day at school because learning how to goad politicians and corporations to act is a very useful education in itself and possibly the only effective method to fight the climate change.

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Open letter to Jordan Peterson

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

Professor Peterson, I have no problems with you speaking in New Zealand but I am grateful that there is no place for some of your ideas in our laws and dominant cultural values.

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Accusing Iran of genocidal anti-Semitism is designed to strengthen western hawks

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

It is important to understand that bombastic rhetoric is very common in the Iranian lexicon. Verbal posturing and mistranslated or misunderstood quotes do not count as a credible evidence of Iran’s “genocidal” threat against the Jewish people.

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Jamal Khashoggi’s murder- a watershed moment in the history of assassination as a state weapon

By   /  October 27, 2018  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

A robust international response to the gruesome murder of Khashoggi might offer a watershed moment in the dark history of despotism in the Middle East.

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The weak “are slaughtered and are erased”- Where is the outrage at Netanyahu’s threat directed at Iran?

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

why is it that Netanyahu’s horrific rhetoric toward Iran doesn’t seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media as the disputed statement made some 13 years ago by the former president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

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Here is where Trump’s all-capital angry tweet about Iran came from

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

The war mongering US and Israel want us to believe the Iranian rulers are apocalyptic madmen bent on annihilation of Israel and the rest of the world.

This is simply not true.

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