by Haider Rizvi, IPS, Feb. 23, 2009
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 (IPS) – The Barack Obama administration’s apparent resolve to take U.S. foreign policy in a new direction is creating ripples of hope for an enhanced U.N. agenda on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.
Observers and diplomats who are due to take part in a major meeting to [...]
According to a statement by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, issued Feb. 12, 2009, “Canada and the U.S. are duty bound to act immediately to ensure that Omar Khadr is released and repatriated, his rights are protected and violations of his rights are investigated and remedied, where appropriate, by criminal proceedings against the perpetrators.”
The statement continues: [...]
WelcomeObama.ca is a project of the Rideau Institute, an independent research, advocacy and consulting group based in Ottawa. This site is all about President Obama’s visit to Canada on February 19th.
According to the RI’s Steven Staples, “Canadians are excited about the possibility and opportunities that President Obama represents to the United States, Canada [...]
This just came in from from the War Resisters Support Campaign.
The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has passed a motion again today calling on the Harper government to stop deportations of US Iraq war resisters. Please call Stephen Harper and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Jason Kenney and demand that they implement the standing [...]
Liberal MP Bob Rae, centre, Bloc MP Paul Crête, left, and NDP MP Paul Dewar banded together at a news conference on Parliament Hill on Wednesday to push the Harper government to deal with the case of Omar Khadr. (Adrian Wyld/Associated Press)
With Washington poised to shut down the Guantanamo Bay military prison, it’s in Canada’s [...]
by Stephen Lendman, Global Research, February 10, 2009
The language is softened and deceptive. The strategy and tactics are not. The “war on terror” continues. Promised change is talk, not policy. Just look at Obama’s “war cabinet,” discussed in an earlier article. It assures:
– the “strongest military on the planet” by outspending all other countries combined;
January 20, 2009
On Saturday January 17, after 22 days of bombing which killed more than 1200 people, including 400 children, wounded more than 5000 and displaced more than 100,000, the Israeli government declared a unilateral ceasefire and a halt to the bombings of the people of Gaza. The Canadian Peace Alliance and the international community [...]
January is a critical month for U.S. war resisters living in Canada. Canadians have made it clear through polls, vigils, letters, petitions, rallies, and many other means, that they want American soldiers who refuse to participate in the Iraq war to be allowed to stay.
The House of Commons passed a motion in June 2008 calling [...]
Canadian Peace Alliance urges that you send a letter to Stephen Harper
On January 12, 2008 the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to condemn the “massive violations of human rights” by Israel in Gaza. Thirty three countries voted in favour of the resolution and, shamefully, Canada was the only country to vote against.
Simply cut and [...]
Canwest News Service, Vancouver Sun, Jan. 12, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senator Romeo Dallaire and several human rights activists were in Washington on Monday calling on president-elect Barack Obama to stop the upcoming trial of Omar Khadr in Guantanamo Bay.
The trial of the 22-year-old Canadian, accused of killing a U.S. serviceman in Afghanistan in 2002, is set [...]