Afghanistan: The Longest Lost War
By James Petras, Canadian Dimension, June 17, 2010
Despite almost a decade of warfare, including an invasion and occupation, the US military and its allies and client state armed forces are losing the war in Afghanistan. Outside of the central districts of a few cities and the military fortresses, the Afghan national [...]
Council of Canadians-Winnipeg Chapter invites Winnipeggers to join in opposition to G20 Agenda!
June 22: PEOPLE’S CARAVAN TO TORONTO
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come out to the Front of the Union Station at the corner of Broadway and Main Street where we will meet the People’s Van which is heading east from Vancouver and will participate in [...]
Saturday’s Annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace, attended by about 150 people, had a festive air that belied the seriousness of the issues that motivated the marchers. The video will give you a sense of the sights and sounds of this year’s walk. Below is the text of Peace Alliance Winnipeg Chairperson Glenn Michalchuk’s welcome to [...]
by Matthias Chang, Global Research, June 16, 2010
Sailing on MV Rachel Corrie has changed my life and my perspective on many issues that I hold dear. I am humbled by the experience and have learned so much from everyone on board the ship.
MV Rachel Corrie was previously known and registered as MV Linda, a 43-year [...]
TheRealNews: Did a 2007 report of massive mineral deposits in Afghanistan affect President Obama’s 2009 decision to widen the scope of the Afghan war?
Afghanistan claims mineral wealth is worth $3 trillion
By Ben Farmer, The Telegraph, June 17, 2010
The Afghan government claims its untapped mineral wealth could be worth £2 trillion and is launching [...]
Why not put sanctions on Europe and others as well?
By Gwynne Dyer, Winnipeg Free Press, June 15, 2010
The mountain laboured for a year and a half, and finally gave birth to a mouse. On June 9 the United Nations Security Council agreed on a fourth round of sanctions against Iran, for its alleged attempt to [...]
Security Council Resolution Transforms Iran into a “Sitting Duck”
by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, June 11, 2010
The UN Security Council voted on June 9 the imposition of a fourth round of sweeping sanctions against The Islamic Republic of Iran, which include an expanded arms embargo as well “tougher financial controls”.
In a bitter irony, this resolution was [...]
Milo Minderbender in Afghanistan
By John Grant, Counterpunch, June 11-13, 2010
No one has captured the absurd spirit of US war-making better than Joseph Heller in Catch 22. Here’s one of the greatest literary symbols for capitalism, Milo Minderbinder, on the future of US warfare:
In a democracy, the government is the people,” Milo explained. “We’re people, aren’t [...]
By BERNARD KOUCHNER, FRANCO FRATTINI, and MIGUEL ANGEL MORATINOS
New York Times: June 10, 2010
The whole world was shocked by the tragic consequences of the Israeli military operation conducted in international waters against the “Peace Flotilla” convoy of ships. The human cost is unacceptable. Nothing can justify the use of such violence, and our countries immediately [...]
On Friday, June 4, at the call of Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Independent Jewish Voices and the Canada Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg) about 150 people gathered at the corner of Broadway and Osborne at the height of rush hour to join in the worldwide condemnation of Israel’s blockade of Gaza and the [...]