Category: Opinions and Debates

Don’t let fear dictate our refugee policy

by Shahina Siddiqui The horrific and cowardly attacks by IS in Turkey, Beirut and Paris are a reminder that violence begets violence. French President François Hollande, by declaring war on IS, has unleashed air strikes against IS “headquarters” — a…

World War One: 100 Years Later

August 4, 2014 was the hundredth anniversary of Canada’s entry into World War One. Was this war a struggle for democracy or an inter-imperialist feud that got out of control? Was it the crucible in which Canadian nationhood was forged…

Behind the invasion of Mali

Is the military intervention in Mali by France, with the assistance of the United States, Canada and others an example of a humanitarian intervention launched to protect a fragile democracy from the incursion of Muslim terrorists? Or is France meddling…