Aug. 6, 2012: Shane Nestruck at the Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Shane Nestruck
August 6, 2012 was important for me – my father’s 93rd birthday and the 67th anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima. I was fortunate to be asked to provide the music for the Winnipeg Peace Alliance – [...]
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 [...]
Professional sports and militarism: Tyler Shipley
By Riaz Sayani-Mulji and Ryan Sparrow, rabble.ca, January 5, 2012
On this week’s episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with musician, freelance journalist, and political activist Tyler Shipley on the militarization of the NHL and other sports leagues in North America. The ramifications for Canadian culture and foreign policy are also [...]
By Michael Fellman, The Tyee, July 28, 2011
On April 15, Jason Kenny fully scripted a commanding role for military to play during citizenship ceremonies. The veteran, preferably from the Afghanistan War, to be introduced at the start of the ceremony, should declare that, “as a Canadian citizen, you live in a democratic [...]
By Chris Floyd, Counterpunch, March 8, 2010
All who draw the sword will die by the sword.
– Yeshua Ha-Notsri, Palestinian dissident, c. 33 CE.
As we all know – or rather, as everyone but those who climb and claw their way to the top of power’s greasy pole knows – the effects of war are vast, [...]
Alanna Makinson is VP External, University of Manitoba Students Union. Following the June 13, 2009 Winnipeg Walk for Peace, she spoke on the negative impact of the war in Afghanistan and increased military spending on post-secondary education in Canada.
Makinson says that Canada is the fifth most expensive country in which to obtain a post secondary [...]