Heeding the International Call for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions
By Richard Sanders, coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
In 2004, the UN International Court of Justice ruled that Israel’s separation wall is illegal. Construction has continued and it is expected to reach 760 kms. in length. Besides annexing their land, the wall separates Palestinians from their [...]
As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Winnipeg, Paul Burrows and Cheryl-Anne Carr discussed the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of Canada and Palestine. The similarities are disturbing and striking.
The event was sponsored by:
Students Against Israeli Apartheid
Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg)
By Paul S. Graham
Lester B. Pearson has been dead for four decades, but his imagined legacy, that of international peacekeeper, remains one of the defining myths of the Canadian identity. Horrified by our murderous behavior in the occupation of Afghanistan and the bombings of Libya and the former Yugoslavia, the sainted [...]
[ April 7, 2012; 10:00 pm; ] Location: Lo Pub, 330 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg
Presented by: The Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg)
• DJ Co-Op
• Clash & Cooks
• Jonny Mexico (w/ DJ Memorable Wonder Borscht & DJ Pim)
Proceeds from this event will be used in support of humanitarian aid relief projects in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere in Palestine.
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Winnipeg, Feb. 18, 2012: Glenn Michalchuk delivers his report on Peace Alliance Winnipeg activities in 2011 at the organization
By Glenn Michalchuk
Overall 2011 saw a continuation of the disturbing trend in Canadian foreign policy of actively supporting war on Iran, denial of Palestinian rights and a readiness to move anywhere in the world in support of [...]
Organizations Launch Campaign of Non-Cooperation with Canadian Spy Agency: “Don’t Talk, Don’t Listen” to CSIS
Montreal, 29 January 2012 — Almost seventy organizations have joined a call to end all cooperation with Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). On the initiative of the Montreal-based People’s Commission Network, the campaign [...]
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 [...]
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: 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 [...]
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 [...]