Understanding the Logic of Canada Giving $2.26 Billion in Arms to Ukraine

Over the past year Ottawa has given Ukraine over $2 billion in weapons. The size of the arms donation is unprecedented in Canadian history. According to a February 17 Le Devoir calculation, Canada has delivered $2.26 billion in weapons to Ukraine. The paper costed 17 different announcements, which include 4 heavy tanks, 4,200 single-use rocket … Continue reading “Understanding the Logic of Canada Giving $2.26 Billion in Arms to Ukraine”

Ottawa Cheers Rather Than Mourns End of Japanese Pacifism

The Liberals are celebrating the demise of one of the more positive outcomes of WWII. And, in pushing conflict with China, they are ignoring Canada’s ignoble role in some horrible history. Last week Global Affairs’ principal Twitter account praised Japan for massively increasing its military spending. "Canada welcomes Japan’s new National Security Strategy and increased … Continue reading “Ottawa Cheers Rather Than Mourns End of Japanese Pacifism”

Who Is Pushing Canada To Go on War Footing?

Militarists, warmongers and arms dealers are riding a wave of momentum and they’re organizing to profit as much as possible. On Tuesday the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) hosted a conference titled "Putting Canadian Defence Procurement on a War Footing". The military put up $50,000 for the conference and likely spent tens of thousands of … Continue reading “Who Is Pushing Canada To Go on War Footing?”

Logic of Mutual Escalation Leads to Nuclear Apocalypse

Canada’s obsession with NATO is escalating the conflict in Ukraine and increasing the possibility of nuclear confrontation. During a press conference with her US counterpart last week foreign affairs minister Melanie Joly said Canada supported fast tracking Ukraine into NATO. If that transpired alliance members would be treaty bound to invoke Article 5 of the … Continue reading “Logic of Mutual Escalation Leads to Nuclear Apocalypse”

How Many Ukrainians Will Die Before Ottawa Seeks Peace?

By restarting Operation UNIFIER Canada is ramping up its war with Russia. The military training mission had been Ottawa’s principal contribution to a seven-year-old proxy war, which appears likely to continue for years. Last week Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that 225 Canadian troops would be dispatched to England to train Ukrainians. They will offer … Continue reading “How Many Ukrainians Will Die Before Ottawa Seeks Peace?”

Troops on the Ground Prove Canada Is at War With Russia

Canada is at war with Russia. But the government doesn’t want to talk about it. On Saturday the New York Times reported that Canadian special forces are part of a NATO network providing weapons and training to Ukrainian forces. The elite troops are also in the country gathering intelligence on Russian operations. The Department of … Continue reading “Troops on the Ground Prove Canada Is at War With Russia”

Hard To Know the Truth When War Propaganda Is Everywhere

The Canadian government’s financing of rape investigations in Ukraine warrants healthy skepticism. A similar initiative in Libya was used to justify violence. Canadian officials have repeatedly criticized Russian soldiers for raping Ukrainians. Last week a Global headline noted "Ukrainian sexual assault victims need reproductive health care, Sajjan says" while a few days earlier Ottawa put … Continue reading “Hard To Know the Truth When War Propaganda Is Everywhere”

NATO Is a Problem, Not the Solution

While in no way excusing Russia’s criminal invasion, NATO expansion eastward increased its likelihood. While we’ll never know if the war would not have happened under different circumstances, after a month of Russian violence against Ukraine the two countries’ negotiators have reportedly agreed that it will reject joining NATO as part of a peace pact. … Continue reading “NATO Is a Problem, Not the Solution”

Canada’s Disaster in Afghanistan

What a waste of human life and resources!More than 200,000 Afghan civilians and combatants have been killed since the US, Canadian and British invasion two decades ago. A few thousand Canadian, US, British, etc. troops also died in the fighting. Canada’s biggest military deployment since World War II, more than 40,000 Canadian troops fought in … Continue reading “Canada’s Disaster in Afghanistan”

The US Occupation of Haiti

While remembering their past has not prevented history from repeating itself, it is not possible for the descendants of the world’s first successful large-scale slave revolt to forget the trauma inflicted by their northern neighbors. One hundred and five years ago today a brutal US occupation of Haiti began. To commemorate an intervention that continues … Continue reading “The US Occupation of Haiti”