Haiti, hell and hypocrisy

by Paul S. Graham
I cringe when I hear folks like Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon use the word “solidarity” in the same breath as “Haiti.” I’m all for solidarity with the Haitian people, but when it is expressed by the likes of Cannon, I gag.
The Haitian disaster relief program is a thinly disguised military operation […]

Humanitarian relief urgently needed in Haiti, not militarization of aid

by the Canadian Peace Alliance
The Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA) urges its member organizations and supporters to give generously to the relief efforts responding to the catastrophic disaster in Haiti following last week’s massive earthquake.
The CPA also wishes to express its deep concern about the deployment of up to an additional 1,000 Canadian Forces to […]

Haiti: An Unwelcome Katrina Redux

by Cynthia McKinney, Global Research, Jan. 19, 2010
President Obama’s response to the tragedy in Haiti has been robust in military deployment and puny in what the Haitians need most: food; first responders and their specialized equipment; doctors and medical facilities and equipment; and engineers, heavy equipment, and heavy movers. Sadly, President Obama is […]

Footnotes in Gaza

Interview: Joe Sacco
By Laila El-Haddad, Al Jazeera English, Jan. 18, 2010
When it comes to the world of cartooning, Joe Sacco is considered a luminary. Sacco, who is hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics, is the author of such award-winning books as Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde.
His latest work, Footnotes in Gaza, is an investigation […]

Canada ranks 13 in global military spending

In December, 2009, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a 10-page report on Canadian military spending by Bill Robinson.
Among it many findings:

Current fiscal year military spending will reach $21.185 billion, a 9.6% increase over the previous year.
Military spending is the highest it has been since the end of the Second World War.
Canadian military spending […]

The Militarization of Emergency Aid to Haiti: Is it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion?

By Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Jan. 15, 2010
Haiti has a longstanding history of US military intervention and occupation going back to the beginning of the 20th Century. US interventionism has contributed to the destruction of Haiti’s national economy and the impoverishment of its population.
The devastating earthquake is presented to World public opinion as the sole […]