Category: Opinions and Debates

Talking the politics of peace with Americans

Photo: The Minnesota Independent by Marianne Cerilli As a lead up to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul, I was asked by Stephan Peter, politics professor and Democratic Socialists of America member, to speak to students and activists. The…

What would Jesus think?

Open Letter to Christian US Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by Stan Goff The Feral Scholar, September 14, 2008 Confession of faith and renunciation of evil On February 1, 1996, I retired from the United States Army. I had served…

Why Canada should leave Afghanistan

Coalition Forces gather on the Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan, July 26, 2006 to pay their respects as the remains of Corporal Francisco Gomez, 44, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton and Cpl Jason Patrick Warren, 29, a reservist with…

American Iraq withdrawal plan suspect

While the details of the negotiations have been largely unreported in English language media, it is generally known that that the American and Iraqi governments have been negotiating the terms of a US withdrawal, to begin sometime in 2009. According…

Smoking in the arsenal

A Major War: Not Just Rumors by Srdja Trifkovic Illustration: Latuff – Tales of the Iraq War The crisis in relations between the United States and Russia over Georgia heralds a particularly dangerous period in world affairs: the era of…

Obama the Warrior

The Democrats endorse the “Global War on Terrorism”: Obama “goes after” Osama by Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, August 29, 2008 Obama’s “American Promise” is War. Barack Obama has embraced the “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT). The Obama-Biden campaign has endorsed…

Why soldiers rape

Culture of misogyny, illegal occupation, fuel sexual violence in military By Helen Benedict An alarming number of women soldiers are being sexually abused by their comrades-in-arms, both at war and at home. This fact has received a fair amount of…

Sailing to war with Iran (and beyond)

The first stage of a naval blockade directed against Iran would in all likelihood be initiated by Maritime Security Operations, of which the HMCS Iroquois (above) is a part. It would constitute an act of war, and perhaps the beginning…