Mali: The world’s most dangerous U.N. mission

Gao, Mail- UN Peacekeepers from Senegal on an early morning patrol in Gao, Mali on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Despite the end of the occupation, many Malians find that security is still a major issue speaking of incidents of car jacking and looting. Even though crime is high, most of the deadly attacks that occur […]

CPP Investments – Making a Killing: An Evening with Richard Sanders

[ May 8, 2017; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Time: Doors open at 6:30. Presentation at 7:00

Place: Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Admission: free, but we will request donations to help defray costs

Thanks to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), millions of Canadians are being forced to invest their retirement savings in many of the world’s largest war industries, […]

US uses radioactive depleted uranium weapons in Syria

Months after the Pentagon said it wouldn’t use a controversial type of armor-piercing ammunition that has been blamed for long-term health complications, US aircraft fired thousands of the rounds during two high-profile air raids in Syria in November 2015, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday.
The use of the ammunition, a 30mm depleted-uranium bullet called PGU-14, was first […]

Canada should not renew mission to Ukraine

Canadian soldiers of Joint Task Force Ð Ukraine support urban operations training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine, on August 31, 2016. Photo: Canadian Forces
By David Rennie, Hamilton Spectator
Canada’s military mission to Ukraine expires in March. For several reasons, it shouldn’t be renewed.
First, the present Ukrainian government, installed in a coup […]

Record number of Afghan refugees

Based on current trends, the UN predicts that in 2017 at least 450,000 more people will join those already internally displaced
Afghan refugee children watch a short video clip about mines during a mines and explosives awareness program at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) registration centre in Kabul, Afghanistan September 27, 2016. Picture […]

Mayors for Peace Anti-Nuke Petition Surpasses 2 million signatures mark

As of February 1, 2017, a petition launched by Mayors for Peace to abolish nuclear weapons had 2,469,821 signatures.
The petition reads:
We, the undersigned, make the following request of the leaders of all nations states,and urge the United Nations to exercise strong leadership in the following:

To ensure that no city will ever again be destroyed by […]