Category: Opinions and Debates

Canada’s military: soldiers or psychopaths?

By Paul S. Graham
Canada's Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk Photo: Jake Wright, The Canadian Press
This interview with Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff says more about the psychopathology of militarism than I would have believed could be found in a daily newspaper. Read along with me and ask yourself what kind of madness are […]

Al Qaeda in Africa?

The “specter” of Al Qaeda in Africa: A Cover for Western Reconquest of the Continent
The “Al Qaeda Brand”, a Lucrative “Investment”….
by Finian Cunningham, Global Research, April 5, 2012
A British foreign policy think tank has this week released a study claiming that the terror group Al Qaeda is regrouping in Africa creating “an arc […]

Colonialism & Indigenous Rights in Canada & Palestine

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
CanPalNet (Winnipeg)
Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg)

Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping – The Truth May Hurt

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 […]

NATO’s Wars & the UN

From the Cold War to NATO’s “Humanitarian Wars” – The Complicity of the United Nations
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, April 4, 2012

Humanitarian wars, especially under the guise of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P),” are a modern form of imperialism. The standard pattern that the United States and its allies use to execute them is […]

Syria: NATO’s next “humanitarian” war?

Feb. 10, 2012: Syrian workers inspect the site of an explosion outside a military security building, one of two sites of bomb blasts in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (Reuters / Sana Sana)
 
By Michel Chossudovsky (Editor), Global Research
INTRODUCTION
“In order to facilitate the action of liberative (sic) forces, …a special effort should be made to eliminate […]

War Plan Iran

Dispelling the Lies, Telling the Truth about Western Aggression in the Persian Gulf
by Finian Cunningham and Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, March 16, 2012

The year 2012 may become known as a watershed for humanity – the year when mankind was precipitated into a global conflagration involving nuclear weapons. The signs are indeed grimly ominous as formidable […]

America’s Newest War Criminals

Threatening Iran
Our Gang of War Criminals
by Dave Lindorf, Counterpunch, March 1, 2012
If a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap out of some guy in the neighborhood because they feared he might be planning to buy a gun to protect his family, I think we’d all agree that the police […]

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 […]