To end foreign interference here, Ottawa must stop interfering there

Recently there’s been significant attention devoted to purported foreign interference in Canadian politics. But there’s been little discussion of Ottawa’s far more significant interference abroad. The front page of Tuesday’s National Post noted: “Alarming escalation of espionage, foreign interference”. The story reported Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) analyst Noura Hayek saying foreign interference is one... Continue Reading →

‘Left’ voices join right to attack Iran, ignore Canadian imperialism

  A Rabble interview with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Kaveh Shahrooz offers a troubling window into Canadian politics. Last month the left-wing website, for whom I’ve written for two decades, published “Understanding the dynamics of the protests in Iran”. Everything about the article should have raised red flags. Described as “a lawyer and human rights activist”,... Continue Reading →

Israel lobby continues to stoke anti-Iran animus

In recent years Israel has assassinated Iranian scientists, sabotaged its cyber facilities and backed opposition groups. The nuclear armed state has also repeatedly bombed Iranian targets in Syria. Yet the mainstream media and our government never criticizes Israel’s effort to destabilize a regime that offers some resistance to its domination of the region. Instead, Canada... Continue Reading →

Trudeau toes imperial line on Iran

While the current Liberal government claims to be progressive and in favour of a rules-based international order, promotion of democracy and world peace, its actions regarding Iran demonstrate that the primary drivers of Canadian foreign policy remain US Empire geo-political interests and the rich and powerful. (This previous article argues this has long been the... Continue Reading →

Canada opposed Iranian democracy

To understand where you are, it is necessary to know where you have been. To understand current Canadian policy towards the 18th most populous country in the world, it is necessary to look at the history of Ottawa’s relations with Iran. For the first 75 years after Confederation Canada’s foreign policy was largely shaped by the... Continue Reading →

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