British Columbia Humanist Association Updates with Ian Bushfield, M.Sc.

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Ian Bushfield, M.Sc., is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Humanist Association (BCHA). Here we discuss updates since the AGM and during the first half of 2019. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start today with the note of the AGM. What were the highlights of it? Ian … Continue reading

Ask Rob 5 – Back to Basics: Atheism and Its Primaries

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Rob Boston is the Editor of Church & State (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Here we talk about back to basics and some sectors of some of the secular communities. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If we look at some discussion in the secular communities, one amounts to … Continue reading

Ask HRW (Israel and Palestine) 1 – Recent Events

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Omar Shakir is the Israel and Palestine Director for Human Rights Watch (Middle East and North Africa Division). Here we talk about Israel, Palestine, human rights, international law, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: In mid-May, what are some of the updates in some of the issues regarding Israel … Continue reading

Interview with Omar Shakir – Israel and Palestine Director, Human Rights Watch (Middle East and North Africa Division)

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Omar Shakir is the Israel and Palestine Director for Human Rights Watch (Middle East and North Africa Division). Here we talk about Israel, Palestine, human rights, international law, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s start from a general overview. What are the basic facts in the modern … Continue reading

Interview with Gideon Levy – Columnist, Haaretz

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Gideon Levy is an Israeli Author and Journalist, and a Columnist for Haaretz. He has earned several awards for human rights journalism focusing on the Israeli occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories or the OPT. Language recognized in the work of the OHCHR, Amnesty International, Oxfam International, … Continue reading

Updates on Raif Badawi with Ensaf Haidar

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen (based on Arabic to English translation by Melissa Krawczyk) *The Arabic script is at the bottom.* A prominent case of a writer shunted into jail within the freethought community, especially writers, is Raif Badawi. Badawi is a writer and dissident in Saudi Arabia, who is 35-years-old. … Continue reading

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