Olivia Ward, TorontoStar

Olivia Ward

TorontoStar

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  • TorontoStar
  • BillMoyers.com
  • YubaNet

Past articles by Olivia:

‘I would rather die than go back to prison.’ Inside Saeed Malekpour’s harrowing escape from Iran

After spending 11 years in Iran’s infamous Evin prison, Malekpour seized an opportunity to flee, using the cover of night and multiple vehicles in his perilous journey to freedom and a new life in Canada. → Read More

Parody Sweeps Washington — Many Infected

“It’s a troubling feature of the virus that the victims don’t realize how sick they are,” the official added. “Unfortunately, many are beyond help.” → Read More

Is Donald Trump the American Boris Yeltsin?

Trump may see himself as an American Putin, but Putin likely sees Trump as an American Boris Yeltsin, writes "New Yorker" columnist Jelani Cobb. → Read More

Daniel Peterson, top restoration expert, dies of cancer

He never went to art school, but Toronto-based Daniel Peterson helped make government art in Washington great again. → Read More

Olivia Ward: Truth, Lies and Democracy: Journalism in the Age of Trump

March 14, 2017 – She calls herself a humble scribbler, but when I read in a recent parody by Canadian journalist Olivia Ward about how Donald Trump reacted to allegations about “The Russian Connection” by ordering the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan to close down and how Kellyanne Conway had her children’s Russian wolfhound put down “in a very kind and humane way” to deflate any suspicion of links… → Read More

Truth, Lies and Democracy: Journalism in the Age of Trump

She calls herself a humble scribbler, but when I read in a recent parody by Canadian journalist Olivia Ward about how Donald Trump reacted to allegations about “The Russian Connection” by ordering the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan to close … Continue reading → Read More

8 years later his family is still asking the same question: how can we free Saeed Malekpour?

Advocates ramp up pressure on Canada to fight to free 41-year-old Canadian resident Saeed Malekpour, sentenced to life in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. → Read More

Documentary’s online sting exposes Daesh recruiters

It was an elaborate plan: conjure up two perfect undercover “recruits” to lure Daesh’s ravenous online recruiters. The plan worked, but the filmmaker never thought they’d actually talk. → Read More

Genocide of Yazidis has garnered little international response

Concerted attack by Daesh on minority ethnic group made headlines in August 2014, but advocates say “the world doesn’t seem to understand” what peril the community is still in. → Read More

Rio’s image marred by claims of human rights violations

Brazil denies allegations it evicted residents, displaced thousands of children for the sake of Olympic Games. → Read More

Toxic Brexit debate has lead the U.K. into political turmoil: Analysis

Fitting the times, the most likely successor to British PM David Cameron is flamboyant ex-mayor Boris Johnson — the closest the U.K. has to Donald Trump. → Read More

New website lets voters around the globe have their say

British nation-branding consultant Simon Anholt has launched Global Vote, which lets people from all over the world cast a cyber-ballot for other countries' elections and referendums. → Read More

Dion accepts UN report that calls Daesh attacks on Yazidis genocide

The foreign affairs minister agrees with UN report, but continues to resist Conservative demands to resume Canadian combat against Daesh. → Read More

Situation in Fallujah, Iraq, dire as city under siege again

World Food Program sounds alarm as civilians trapped by fighting contend with starvation and scant supplies are grabbed by Daesh. → Read More

Yemeni civilians suffering as war rages on, UN says

Scale of emergency called tremendous as airstrikes destroy infrastructure and cripple the country, with millions left homeless and hungry. → Read More

How integrated schools are offering Israel an ‘Iron Dome against hatred’

In 2014 a Hand in Hand school was firebombed in Jerusalem. Still: offering space for young Arab and Jewish Israelis to play and learn together can help bridge the country’s core misunderstandings, say the schools’ directors. → Read More

Love your wife? This man wants to help you to find another

Azad Chaiwala founded SecondWife.com to help Muslim men find exactly that, but he says he’s seeing growing demand from women, non-Muslims and people seeking polygamous love in monogamous lands — like Canada. → Read More

Human rights bill would deepen sanctions against Russia in Magnitsky case

Efforts to hold those responsible for Sergei Magnitsky's death result in new tabled bill → Read More

Hot Docs: Five stories of endless war

Five Hot Docs movies capture the intractability — 'addiction' in the words of one director — of violence. → Read More

The dirty truth about nuclear terrorism

Terrorism and nuclear security experts are increasingly concerned about the possibility of radicals launching a nuclear attack. → Read More