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”

Canada Follows US Lead By Ignoring OPCW Scandal

Among the basic principles of reporting, as taught in every journalism school, are: Constantly strive for the truth; Give voice to all sides of a story; When new information comes to light about a story you reported, a correction must be issued or a follow-up produced. But the Canadian media has ignored explosives revelations from … Continue reading “Canada Follows US Lead By Ignoring OPCW Scandal”

The Sun Never Sets on the Canadian Military

Most Canadians would be surprised to learn that the sun never sets on the military their taxes pay for. This country is not formally at war yet more than 2,100 Canadian troops are sprinkled across the globe. According to the Armed Forces, these soldiers are involved in 28 international missions. There are 850 Canadian troops … Continue reading “The Sun Never Sets on the Canadian Military”

Canada’s Trudeau Ignores Threat of Nuclear Annihilation

Justin Trudeau presents himself as "progressive" on foreign affairs. The Liberals claim to have brought Canada "back" after the disastrous Harper Conservatives. But their nuclear weapons policy demonstrates the emptiness of this rhetoric. Reducing the chance nuclear weapons are used again should be a priority for any "progressive" government. But, powerful Canadian allies oppose nuclear … Continue reading “Canada’s Trudeau Ignores Threat of Nuclear Annihilation”

Canada’s Minister of Defence Is an Arms Pusher?

Last Friday members of Mouvement Québécois pour la Paix interrupted a $135-a-plate luncheon to confront defence minister Harjit Sajjan. At an event sponsored by SNC Lavalin, Bombardier, Rio Tinto, etc., we called for cutting military spending, for Canada to withdraw from NATO and an end to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. While Sajjan’s responsibility for … Continue reading “Canada’s Minister of Defence Is an Arms Pusher?”