Sept. 30, 2011 – Award-winning Israeli journalist Amira Hass speaking at the University of Winnipeg on the need to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Paul S. Graham
“Inhuman, immoral and unsustainable” are the words used by Amira Hass to describe what she terms “the State of Israel and the privileges [...]
By Paul S. Graham
Cholera kills. Since the UN brought the disease to Haiti last year, 6,000 have died. Because this disease thrives in countries that lack potable water and sewage treatment infrastructure, it is unlikely to be eradicated soon in that country.
Cholera treatment facilities are likely to be an ongoing need in Haiti for some [...]
By Sophie Lamarche Harkat
Please sign the statement against Secret Trials in Canada (Security Certificates) at www.harkatstatement.com. Security certificates allow for the detention of refugees and immigrants without charge or access to the evidence. My husband Mohamed Harkat – Moe to his friends – is one of those men.
Mohamed HarkatAs many of you may know, Moe [...]
Canadian Peace Alliance, September 7, 2011
With the 10th year anniversary of September 11 only days away, Stephen Harper is using the occasion to whip up more hatred against Muslims.
While Harper claims that so-called “Islamicism” is the biggest security threat facing Canada, [...]
By Paul Weinberg, Antiwar.com, Aug. 16, 2011
TORONTO — Canada has flexed its military muscles, first in Afghanistan for nine years alongside NATO forces and now in Libya in its supply of ships and combat planes for the rebel forces, but little debate has happened on the ground among Canadians themselves on this direction.
A recent summer [...]
By the Canadian Peace Alliance
This September, the 3-month extension of Canada’s military role in Libya passed through Parliament will expire. When the NATO bombing of Libya began, Stephen Harper assured the public that the operation would drive Gaddafi from power in short order. [...]
By Michael Fellman, The Tyee, July 28, 2011
On April 15, Jason Kenny fully scripted a commanding role for military to play during citizenship ceremonies. The veteran, preferably from the Afghanistan War, to be introduced at the start of the ceremony, should declare that, “as a Canadian citizen, you live in a democratic [...]
By the Canadian Peace Alliance
If you had to rely on mainstream media reports or the latest government press release, you would think that Canada had completely left Afghanistan. Most discussions about Canada’s mission focus exclusively on whether the combat role has been a success or failure. What is absent is a critical look at the [...]
John Baird: disengaged. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press
By Cesar Jaramillo, The Record, July 14 2011
Canada’s newly elected Conservative majority government seems to be wasting no time in taking a tough stance on foreign policy, but Canada’s decision to boycott the Conference on Disarmament during the presidency of North Korea sets a troubling precedent for the [...]
Today, about 30 Winnipeg activists responded to the actions of the Greek government to block the Tahrir and other vessels that make up Freedom Flotilla II from sailing for Gaza with an information picket in the city’s Osborne Village neighbourhood.
The Tahrir is the Canadian vessel in the Flotilla. As with all [...]