Selling war and exploitation in Canada

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Yves Engler in Winnipeg, Nov. 2, 2016 Photo: Paul S. Graham

Yves Engler in Winnipeg, Nov. 2, 2016 Photo: Paul S. Graham

Winnipeg, Nov. 2, 2016: Author/activist Yves Engler was at the University of Winnipeg to promote his most recent book, “A Propaganda System: How Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.” Yv`es has published eight other books: Canada in Africa — 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation, The Ugly Canadian — Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy, Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping — The Truth May Hurt, Stop Signs — Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay (with Bianca Mugyenyi), The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy (Shortlisted for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non Fiction in the Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards), Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical and (with Anthony Fenton) Canada in Haiti: Waging War on The Poor Majority, and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid. You can read more about Yves Engler at

Engler’s Winnipeg session was sponsored by Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Council of Canadians (Winnipeg), Canadian Dimension Magazine and CKUW-FM 95.9 in Winnipeg.



1 comment for “Selling war and exploitation in Canada

  1. Darren MacKay
    July 13, 2018 at 3:34 am

    The Government of Canada will do whatever it takes to Sell it’s oil…
    Just as we Cannot Choose – Between OIL and Our Environment – We Should NOT IGNORE – There are 3 Things in Common – OIL – WAR and the British Empire, that can all be linked together…
    The Government of Canada doesn’t care how many lives they destroy.Canada’s Oil is sold to Support the U.S. and British Wars.
    Bill C-45: it’s all about oil
    Omnibus Bill C-45 is characterized as a “job and growth” bill, outlining the federal budget for 2013, yet very little in this 450-page document has anything overtly to do with the budget. As David Suzuki has pointed out, half the pages are taken up with amendments and additions to environmental laws that were instituted in the hastily composed Bill-38.
    The purpose of Bill C-38, it will be remembered, was to dismantle legislation troublesome to industry, such as the Environmental Assessment Act, the Fisheries Act, the Species At Risk Act, at the same time silencing NGOs, scientific institutions, and other agencies that reflect negatively on the effects of government planning. Not to mention the aim of making a detour around the legitimate concerns of First Nations.
    The ulterior motive of these amendments is the building of pipelines and facilities for transporting of oil, in order to clear a path for projects like the Northern Gateway Project As a result, we see Bill C-45 making new amendments to the Navigable Waters Protection Act, an Act that’s been established since 1882. The Navigable Waters Protection Act has been converted into the Navigation Protection Act.
    The new Navigation Protection Act excludes from federal oversight more than 99 per cent of Canada’s lakes and rivers, and for the remaining waterways, protection is weakened, giving free reign to industrial projects formerly held under legal constraint.
    Canada is a Mere Extension of the British Monarchy – As such anything that the British Monarchy wants – Canada will Support.
    The U.S. and Britain have Thrived on War for Over a Century; and our Oil has helped with their Efforts; We also know that the Wars were Not for the Reasons our Politicians had told us they were for.
    “Lest we forget, the tar sands fuel war and the phrase ‘never again’ requires a deeper look at the historical development of the tar sands. Since the creation of the first tar sands operations, the nation-state of Canada viewed bitumen as part of its military strategy. During the cold war, Pierre Trudeau brought tar sands plants online to help provide ‘energy security’ to North America. Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium.”…
    Canada Pension Plan (CPP) invests $1.5 Billion in Companies which Supply Israel’s Military, Police and Prisons
    “New research by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) reveals that in 2011, the CPP had about $1.5 billion worth of shares in 66 large, international companies that supply Israel with military, police, surveillance and/or prison-related products and services. Five other large Canadian pension funds have invested an additional $3 billion in these 66 companies researched by COAT.
    If you’re among Canada’s 16 million CPP contributors and beneficiaries, shouldn’t you have a say in whether your money is invested in the production of weapons, military vehicles or other major technologies and services that support Israel’s armed forces, its police, and prisons? …”
    CPP: Making a Killing!
    Holding Stock in War Profiteers and Canada’s Peace Mythology
    “Few Canadians realise that their retirement nest egg is being incubated on a deadly bed of war, environmental destruction, human exploitation and disease. Meanwhile, many Canadians — even some progressive activists — continue to willingly invest in the mythology that Canada is a benevolent force that stands for peace in a world plagued by conflict and war.”…
    What was the Libyan War Really About?
    “Washington, D.C. – In spite of French-led U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 creating a no-fly zone over Libya with the express intent of protecting civilians, one of the over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve, contain damning evidence of Western nations using NATO as a tool to topple Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. The NATO overthrow was not for the protection of the people, but instead it was to thwart Gaddafi’s attempt to create a gold-backed African currency to compete with the Western central banking monopoly.”
    Read more at…/…
    Harper’s violation of international law in Libya:
    “In 2011 Ottawa defied UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1970 and 1973, which were passed amidst the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule in Libya. In direct contravention of these legally binding resolutions…”
    The murder of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is one of the greatest crimes in international law in recent history. The American government and NATO invaded a sovereign country, and turned it into a failed Islamic state, that has now turned into a terrorist hub.
    What was Gained for Libya by the War:
    “Since Colonel Gaddafi’s death in Sirte in October 2011,” the BBC reported recently, “Libya has descended into chaos, with various militias fighting for power.” ISIS has taken control of parts of the country while a government in Tripoli and another in Benghazi claim national authority.…/canadas-role-in-the-war-on…/
    U.K. Queen of Depleted Uranium
    “Libya and Libyan “dictator” Muammar Gaddafi:”
    1. Electricity is free for all Libyans.
    2. Loans in Libya are free with 0% interest as banks are state owned.
    3. Homes are considered a human right in Libya – Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has died while him, his wife and his mother were still living in a tent.
    4. All newly married people in Libya receive US$ 50,000 by the government to buy their first home to help the new family.
    5. Medical treatment and education are free in Libya. Before Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled the country, only 25% of Libyans were literate. Today the figure is around 83%.
    6. If Libyans wanted to take up farming as a career, the government funded people from equipment to seeds, all for free.
    7. The government subsidised 50% of the price of a new car if a Libyan citizen wanted to buy their first car.
    8. Petrol price in Libya is around $0.14 per litre.
    9. Libya has no debt externally and its reserves amounts to $150 billion – now globally frozen.
    10. The Libyan government would fund anyone who got a degree and if they could not get employment, and they would receive income as if they were employed until they got a job.
    11. The sale of Libyan oil is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens in proportion.
    12. A family would get US $5,000 if they had a new baby to support the childs upbringing.
    13. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs around $0.15.
    14. 25% of Libyans have a university degree.
    Do you still think Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was really a BAD leader??? If so, read on…
    Global Warfare: “We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..”
    The War in IRAQ:
    “Opinion polls showed that people of nearly all countries opposed a war without UN mandate and that the view of the United States as a danger to world peace had significantly increased.[7][8] UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan described the war as illegal, saying in a September 2004 interview that it was “not in conformity with the Security Council.”
    “There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq”
    “1,625 UN and US inspectors spent two years searching 1,700 sites at a cost of more than $1bn. Yesterday they delivered their verdict”:
    “Mr Blair said in Ethiopia that the report showed that “the situation is far more complicated than many thought. Just as I have had to accept that the evidence now shows that there were not stockpiles of actual weapons ready to deploy, I hope others will have the honesty to accept that the report also shows that sanctions were not working. On the contrary Saddam was doing his best to get round those sanctions”.
    “In all, 1,625 US and UN inspectors were working in Iraq for two years – from November 2002 to September 2004 – at a cost of over $1bn. They searched nearly 1,700 sites.”
    “Iraq War Lies, 13 Years Later”
    “It seems a long time ago, and in a world far, far away, that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, enthusiastically supported by Tony Blair, went to war with Iraq. Thirteen years later, after voluminous studies and books and wave upon wave of terrible consequences, it would seem there is no doubt that these leaders created a false case for invading Iraq and then utterly mismanaged the occupation.”
    America Has Been at War 93% of the Time – 222 out of 239 Years – Since 1776
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently stated on Facebook that Canada will Support the U.K. against Russia:
    Putin Bans Rothschilds From Russia
    “Putin played the New World Order game long enough to climb as high as the position of President – then he abruptly turned his back on them, prompting Jacob Rothschild to accuse him of being a “traitor to the New World Order.”
    Many aren’t aware – The Queen is Not the Rightful Heir to the Throne:
    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II not Real Heir to the Throne –
    How Canada is owned
    “All physical land in Canada is the property of the Crown, Queen Elisabeth 11. There is no provision in the Canada Act, or in the Constitution Act 1982 which amends it, for any Canadian to own any physical land in Canada. All that Canadians may hold, in conformity with medieval and feudal law, is “an interest in an estate in land in fee simple”. Land defined as ‘Crown land’ in Canada, and administered by the Federal Government and the Provinces, is merely land not ‘dedicated’ or assigned in freehold tenure. Freehold is tenure, not ownership. Freehold land is ‘held’ not ‘owned’.”
    “Queen Elizabeth II, head of state of the United Kingdom and of 31 other states and territories, is the legal owner of about 6,600 million acres of land, one sixth of the earth’s non ocean surface.
    She is the only person on earth who owns whole countries, and who owns countries that are not her own domestic territory. This land ownership is separate from her role as head of state and is different from other monarchies where no such claim is made – Norway, Belgium, Denmark etc.
    The value of her land holding. £17,600,000,000,000 (approx).
    This makes her the richest individual on earth. ”
    “The Sovereign can do no wrong and no laws can be brought against her”.
    Lord Halsbury – The Laws of England.
    Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace
    A brief history of the British Royals and their alleged Nazi connections
    Queen’s Nazi salute a sign of ignorance shared by many in scary times
    House of Windsor and the New World Order
    CORRUPTION: Trudeau Liberals Vote AGAINST Motion For MPs To Repay Illegal Expenses
    “In a disturbing move, the Trudeau Liberals actually voted against a motion that called on MPs to repay illegal expenses, instead deciding to keep forcing taxpayers to pay for illegal activity by the corrupt government elites.”…
    Huge offshore data leak reveals financial secrets of global elite — from the Queen to former PMs
    “An enormous new leak of tax-haven financial records — rivalling the Panama Papers in size and scope — is laying bare some of the financial secrets of the world’s elite, from the Queen to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief fundraiser to U.S. President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, along with more than 120 politicians across the globe.”…
    “In fact, Canada ranks as one of Appleby’s biggest sources of clients revealed in the documents, behind the United States, the U.K. and China.”…
    In addition to the Queen, three former Canadian prime ministers have connections to the offshore world that show up in the Paradise Papers::
    Paul Martin’s former shipping empire Canada Steamship Lines — now run by his sons — is one of Appleby’s “biggest clients,” according to a document in the leak. Martin offered no comment and CSL said it complies with all laws and regulations wherever it operates.
    Brian Mulroney was on the board of Said Holdings, run by Syrian-born billionaire Wafic Said, who helped broker the biggest arms deal in British history. Through a lawyer, Mulroney said he considers Said “a good friend” and is “proud” to have served the company.
    Jean Chrétien lobbied for an East African oil venture called Madagascar Oil. A register of the company’s investors lists him as the recipient of 100,000 stock options, but Chrétien told CBC/Radio-Canada he never got, or even heard of, any such options. He confirmed he did briefly do some consulting for the company, and his law firm at the time, Heenan Blaikie, was paid for his work.”…
    “Just to give perspective on this incredible murder by government, if all these bodies were laid head to toe, with the average height being 5′, then they would circle the earth ten times. Also, this democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century. Finally, given popular estimates of the dead in a major nuclear war, this total democide is as though such a war did occur, but with its dead spread over a century.”

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