Canada-Haiti Action petition to demilitarize aid to Haiti

Paratroopers from the U.S. 82nd Airborne division arrived in at least four choppers to secure the executive mansion in Port-au-Prince. Photo: Reuters.
The Canada Haiti Action Network, working alongside colleagues in the UK and the United States, has launched a new petition campaign urging the reorientation of the relief effort in Haiti. It […]

U.S.-China Military Tensions Grow

by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, Jan. 20, 2010
Even though the U.S. military budget is almost ten times that of China’s (with a population more than four times as large) and Washington plans a record $708 billion defense budget for next year compared to Russia spending less than $40 billion last year for the same, China […]

Gaza – The Cost of War

By Al Jazeera English, Jan. 20, 2010
The Cost of War examines the longer term legacy of Israel’s war on Gaza.
By following characters associated with buildings that were targeted in the war, the film explores the humanitarian and economic situation in Gaza and the impact of the war on human development.
For example, how has the destruction […]

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 […]