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Massoud Hayoun

Massoud Hayoun is a North African American writer and speaker on Middle East, North African and Chinese affairs. He has written for The AtlanticTIME Magazine and Hong Kong's South China Morning Post.

You can follow Massoud on Twitter at @mhayoun or email him your story ideas and general thoughts/ anger at [email protected].

Facebook speaks out about Amanda Todd post-mortem bullying

The social media giant tells VO readers how to prevent other acts of bullying.

What you need to know about Kinder Morgan and its proposed pipeline expansion

Here are some facts to provide background and context for the increasingly emotional debate over Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion in BC.

After Keystone XL protest and arrest, Daryl Hannah praises Canada's "brave" struggle

In an exclusive interview with the Vancouver Observer, Kill Bill actor Daryl Hannah said that despite her arrest, she won't back down.

Vancouver can reinvent the global economy: Vancity

And the nation's leading credit union has the figures to prove it.

Something stinks in Ontario

Niagara authorities crack down on lucrative cheese-smuggling operation.

Kinder Morgan to pay US$316K fine

Kinder Morgan fined for risk management violations amid debate on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Talking with Moroccan free speech activist Maria Karim, a day before her trial

A voice of Morocco's democracy movement speaks to VO the day before her trial.
Muslim Rage

#MuslimRage counters anti-Islam media with humourous tweets

Less than a week after North American Muslims called for a civil rights movement, Newsweek is serving it up.

Chest-thumping and a bellicose break with Tehran robs Ottawa of mediator role

Iran's embassy in Ottawa is closed, as is Canada's in Tehran -- there is now no formal channel for Ottawa to mediate international conflict.

A North American Muslim dream: beyond extremism and Islamophobia

Can North American Muslims break a vicious cycle of Islamophobia with movies, music and literature?