Canadian News

The dangerous consequences of Harper’s position on Iran

John Baird: "We believe Iran constitutes the greatest threat to peace and security in the world."
By Gerry Caplan, rabble.ca, Jan. 30, 2012
It’s unlikely that Stephen Harper, John Baird, Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich have ever heard of Tamir Pardo, Meir Dagan, Amos Yadlin, Gabi Ashkenazi or Yuval Diskin. But it would probably make no difference [...]

Two years after the quake, Haiti festers

Decem­ber 9, 2011: Angered by the UN-caused cholera epidemic that has claimed thousands, Haitians rallied at the UN Sta­bi­liza­tion Mis­sion in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Base at St. Marc. Photo: from a video produced by Nick Strat­ton, Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux. Watch it at http://ijdh.org/archives/24340.
By Paul S. Graham
Two years after an earthquake killed 158,000, the majority [...]

Professional sports and militarism in Canada

Professional sports and militarism: Tyler Shipley
By Riaz Sayani-Mulji and Ryan Sparrow, rabble.ca, January 5, 2012
On this week’s episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with musician, freelance journalist, and political activist Tyler Shipley on the militarization of the NHL and other sports leagues in North America. The ramifications for Canadian culture and foreign policy are also [...]

Caplan: Solidarity, not charity

Gerry Caplan is a former CUSO field officer, author of The Betrayal of Africa, a weekly, online columnist for The Globe and Mail, and a featured television political commentator.
Caplan was the keynote speaker at a dinner held in Winnipeg December 10, 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of CUSO and the 63rd anniversary of the [...]

Abdelrazik freed from “prison without walls”

By the People’s Commission Network

MONTREAL, 1 December 2011 – Late yesterday afternoon, the United Nation’s 1267 Committee went public with its decision to delist Abousfian Abdelrazik from its blacklist.
“It is difficult to say just how happy I am to have received this decision at last. It’s like I’m dreaming: I have finally gotten back the [...]

Fox News North attacks Ceasefire.ca

Fox News North – your national, pro-war TV Network

By Murray Dobbin, December 5, 2011
You will no doubt recall the controversy surrounding the efforts of Quebec billionaire Pierre Peladeau to get a prized licence for his Sun News TV network. If he had succeeded, the cable companies would have been obliged to carry [...]

Canadian vets Occupy on Remembrance Day

Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn, rabble.ca
By Elizabeth Littlejohn, rabble.ca, Nov. 17, 2011
 
I have seen the best and worst of humanity. I’ve seen countries that no longer exist. I have seen war, ethnic cleansing, and real revolution. I have seen the death and destruction that it brings. I have seen children left behind to live [...]

Reframing Remembrance Day

By Jason Kunin, rabble.ca, November 11, 2011
As we honour today the men and women who have fought and died in uniform, it is important that our remembrance of them not be taken as an endorsement of war or a celebration of all things military. For many people, soldiers in uniform do not inspire feelings of [...]

Canadian Boat to Gaza update

Freedom Wave riders beaten, denied access to family; organizers demand accountability
By Canadian Boat to Gaza

November 5, 2011 – Freedom Waves to Gaza organizers have not yet had any direct communication with the delegates from the ships Tahrir and Saoirse. Organizers are demanding that Israel immediately free the remaining people they have kidnapped and are illegally [...]

Afghanistan: the “training” mission is a combat mission

Bring the Troops Home Now
Master Corporal Byron Greff from the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, Alberta, is shown this undated handout photo. Photo: Canadian Press
by the Canadian Peace Alliance, Oct. 31, 2011
The attack on a NATO convoy which resulted in the death of Canadian Master Corporal Byron Greff highlights, once [...]