Category: Canadian News

Trudeau’s Anti-Russian Brinkmanship Could End Badly

Canadian military instructors and Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
by Yves Engler
Why is the Trudeau government escalating its belligerence towards Russia?
Yesterday it was confirmed that 200 Canadian troops would remain in the Ukraine for at least two more […]

Canada should not renew mission to Ukraine

Canadian soldiers of Joint Task Force Ð Ukraine support urban operations training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine, on August 31, 2016. Photo: Canadian Forces
By David Rennie, Hamilton Spectator
Canada’s military mission to Ukraine expires in March. For several reasons, it shouldn’t be renewed.
First, the present Ukrainian government, installed in a coup […]

Feds to compensate Canadians tortured in Syria

Abdullah Almalki (right), Muayyed Nureddin and Ahmad El Maati arrive at a news conference in a 2008 file photo. A federal inquiry has concluded the actions of Canadian officials contributed indirectly to the torture of the three Arab-Canadian men in Syria. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
by Tonda MacCharles, The Toronto Star
OTTAWA—The federal government will […]

Condemn Trump’s Attack on Asylum Seekers

Thousands of Winnipeggers rallied at the Forks Market on Feb. 4th in solidarity with the Muslims who were attacked in Quebec City on Jan. 29, 2017, and more generally to show support for refugees, human rights and an inclusive society. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Jahanzeb Hussain & Derrick O’Keefe
Trump’s ban affects asylum seekers, immigrants and […]

The making of Lia Tarachansky’s “On the Side of the Road”

Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky in Winnipeg Nov 9, 2016. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Nov. 9, 2016: Israeli filmmaker and correspondent for The Real News Network Lia Tarachansky screened and then discussed the motivation for and the making of her documentary film “On the Side of the Road.” The former West Bank settler examines Israelis’ unwillingness and/or […]

Selling war and exploitation in Canada

Yves Engler in Winnipeg, Nov. 2, 2016 Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Nov. 2, 2016: Author/activist Yves Engler was at the University of Winnipeg to promote his most recent book, “A Propaganda System: How Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.” Yv`es has published eight other books: Canada in Africa — 300 Years […]

War Resisters: #LetThemStay

By the War Resisters Support Campaign
Across the country, supporters of U.S. Iraq War resisters have been working hard to ensure that the Liberal government acts quickly to resolve their cases and let them stay. Your letters, emails and phone calls have had a real impact – but we aren’t there yet.
The Federal Court has given […]

Winnipeg in Spring – Solidarity with Palestine

Winnipeg, May 28, 2016: Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Independent Jewish Voices Winnipeg joined forces to hand out information to Liberal Party delegates about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel and to remind them that Liberals must not cease supporting free speech and human rights. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Glenn Michalchuk
The 2016 Walk for […]

Israel and the destruction of Palestinian education

By Candice Bodnaruk
June 11, 2016: Peace Alliance Winnipeg member Candice Bodnaruk spoke at the Winnipeg Walk for Peace on the impact of Israeli occupation on Palestinian education. Photo: Paul S. Graham
In so many ways children are the greatest victims of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. We know Israel deliberately targets children, whether it’s sniper attacks in […]