Tag: Canada

Trudeau’s Anti-Russian Brinkmanship Could End Badly

Canadian military instructors and Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
by Yves Engler
Why is the Trudeau government escalating its belligerence towards Russia?
Yesterday it was confirmed that 200 Canadian troops would remain in the Ukraine for at least two more […]

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 […]

Feds to compensate Canadians tortured in Syria

Abdullah Almalki (right), Muayyed Nureddin and Ahmad El Maati arrive at a news conference in a 2008 file photo. A federal inquiry has concluded the actions of Canadian officials contributed indirectly to the torture of the three Arab-Canadian men in Syria. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
by Tonda MacCharles, The Toronto Star
OTTAWA—The federal government will […]

Selling war and exploitation in Canada

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 […]

Book Launch: Yves Engler’s “A propaganda system”

[ November 2, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Location: The Hive, University of Winnipeg

Admission: Free. We will pass the hat for donations to help offset Yves’ travel costs.

Please join us for the Winnipeg part of Yves Engler’s cross Canada book tour to introduce “A Propaganda System: How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation.” The book traces the long history […]

Independent Jewish Voices to picket Liberal Party convention

The local chapter of the national human rights organization Independent Jewish Voices (IJV),will be demonstrating outside of the Liberal Party convention in opposition to the Party’s near-unanimous support for a February 22 motion condemning individuals and organizations that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Other groups will take part as well.
The demonstration will […]

Harper and terrorists misuse the term “jihad”

Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Shahina Siddiqui
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s obsession with what he considers jihad is reaching the point of fatal attraction. In his latest assault on Canadians’ rights and freedoms, Harper has promised if elected he will ban travel to “terrorist hot spots.” He says, with a straight face, that it will help make […]

Muslims unfairly targeted in Canadian Senate report

Shahina Siddiqui. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Shahina Siddiqui
The Senate’s Conservative-dominated standing committee on national security and defence released its interim report Thursday — and it is off-the-scale ridiculous, but not surprising.
This, of course, is the committee that I was invited to present at, and was put through a McCarthy-style inquisition by Conservative senators. I was […]

Canadian intervention in Ukraine contrary to peace and democracy

April 17, 2015: Jason Kenney, the minister of National Defence, General Tom Lawson, the chief of defence staff at a news conference detailing Canada’s growing military intervention in Ukraine. Photo: Canadian Forces
By Glenn Michalchuk
The decision of the Canadian government to send 200 troops to train the Ukrainian army will only intensify the divisions that have […]

Don’t attack Iraq

Oct. 25, 2014: Members of Peace Alliance Winnipeg distributed leaflets calling for an end to Canadian military intervention in Iraq and Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham
On Saturday, Oct. 25th, Peace Alliance Winnipeg held an information picket at the intersection of Osborne Street and River Avenue to call for an end to Canada’s bombing mission in […]