Liberal budget funds apologists for Israeli crimes

  As more and more Canadians, including university students across the country, oppose Israel’s apartheid policies. the Liberals devoted millions of dollars in the recent federal budget to strengthen anti-Palestinian forces. They put up $5.6 million over five years for Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism. The position was created a... Continue Reading →

Toronto School Board erases Palestine

Executive officer at the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (Toronto) Jason Kunin recently posted to Facebook: “It seems that as a result of Desmond Cole’s unscripted calls of ‘Free Palestine’ during a TDSB [Toronto District School Board] conference in late September, the Board has implemented a temporary ban on ALL outside guest speakers, even for... Continue Reading →

Media ignore politics behind Green leader’s demise

Annamie Paul’s perspective has overwhelmingly shaped coverage of the conflict within the Green Party. The media has even uncritically reported Paul’s position that the former party leader who abused her authority to promote Paul’s candidacy is part of a conspiracy against Paul. As Green Party of Canada Supporters Facebook Group organizer and Elizabeth May critic,... Continue Reading →

A blow to the Israel lobby

A large campaign that forced the University of Toronto to re-offer a job to Valentina Azarova is a blow to the Israel lobby. But her rejection of the position highlights the lobby’s power to torment individuals. A year ago a University of Toronto law school hiring committee unanimously selected Azarova to direct its International Human... Continue Reading →

Anarchist Bookfair bans anarchist publisher

Some of those overseeing Montréal’s Anarchist Bookfair have lost the plot. They have banned the city’s only English language anarchist publisher from participating on the grounds they’ve published my recent books. On Friday Black Rose Books informed me that they have been blocked from tabling at Montréal’s Anarchist Bookfair on Sunday because of their association... Continue Reading →

The smear campaign at the centre of Green debacle

  Last week Annamie Paul added a new chapter to her deception in service of Israeli colonialism and fidelity to Noah Zatzman. On Tuesday the Green party leader told the Globe and Mail that the federal council of the party no longer required her to repudiate Zatzman’s anti-Palestinian smears and threats against Green MPs (as... Continue Reading →

NDP defence critic ignores party policy

Why does the NDP defence critic promote militarism and anti-Palestinian racism? Shouldn’t all critics promote their party’s policies? And if they don’t, what should the party leader do? Randall Garrison complained to the Hill Times that the government’s recent budget didn’t devote enough to the military. In “Opposition MPs say they’re worried about lack of... Continue Reading →

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