Should Clayton Ruby be considered a left hero?

Clayton Ruby came to my attention in 2002 when I was a vice president in the Concordia Student Union. With two other self-declared leftists, Ruby penned a Globe and Mail commentary condemning our internationalist, feminist and anti-capitalist minded union. In “No more double standard” he viciously attacked the UN campaign to compensate for racial slavery... Continue Reading →

‘Anti-racist’ but pro-apartheid and government funded

Should anti-racists collaborate with leading promoters of apartheid? An absurd question? Unfortunately, not. Recently Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) researchers Dan Collen and Étienne Quintal helped United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Toronto create Hatepedia. Collen and Quintal also work for the UJA-run Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. But UJA organizes Canada’s largest annual apartheid celebration... Continue Reading →

Government censorship rebrands with ‘disinformation’ campaign

Last week the Social Media Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Management released a report titled “The reach of Russian propaganda and disinformation in Canada”. According to lead author Anatoliy Gruzd, “the research provides evidence that the Kremlin’s disinformation is reaching more Canadians than one would expect. Left unchallenged, state-sponsored information operations can stoke... Continue Reading →

Peace-minded Canadians deserve a voice in Parliament

NDP foreign affairs critic Heather McPherson’s promotion of NATO and opposition to diplomacy is prolonging the horrors in Ukraine. On Monday McPherson attacked the Liberals for acceding to Germany’s request to allow Siemens’ to return turbines that were repaired at its facilities in Montréal. "It is shocking and disappointing that the Liberal government has decided... Continue Reading →

‘Antisemitism’ envoy embarrasses Ottawa again

Irwin Cotler has long been an aggressive proponent of Israeli apartheid. But the crass nature of his anti-Palestinian activism may be thwarting the efficacy of his position as Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism, which is designed to not-so subtlety protect Israel from criticism. On Monday I discovered that Cotler is scheduled... Continue Reading →

Canada to spend billions on NORAD so US can rule world

    The Liberals are intent on funneling ever more of our collective resources to bolster the US Empire, spending lavishly to “modernize” Canada’s chief bi-national military accord. On Monday Defence Minister Anita Anand announced the government would spend $4.9 billion to upgrade the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The federal government said it will... Continue Reading →

New group tries to stop talk of apartheid in public service

A new initiative claiming to combat antisemitism in Canada’s federal service is primarily about defending apartheid. In December Canadian diplomats launched an initiative ostensibly designed to oppose anti-Jewishness within the federal government. The Jewish Public Servants’ Network, reported the Canadian Jewish News, “was formed last year in response to a global spike in antisemitism following... Continue Reading →

New York Times admits truth of Haitian coup

  “A Haitian president demands reparations and ends up in exile”, declared the front-page of Wednesday’s New York Times. Eighteen years later those who opposed the US, French and Canadian coup have largely won the battle over the historical record. French ambassador Thierry Burkard admits that President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s call for the restitution of Haiti’s... Continue Reading →

NDP Ontario cozies-up to pro-Israel, anti-progressive racists

B’nai Brith is a racist, anti-left-wing organization that all progressives should shun. The fact that the Ontario NDP would smear an internationalist, social justice minded movement to gain favour with this anti-Palestinian group is unconscionable. Over the past eighteen months Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Al Haq, B'tselem, the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinians have... Continue Reading →

Israel lobby tries again to disrupt Canadian Palestinian solidarity

The Israel lobby has launched another odious and hypocritical attack. They’re calling on the government to expel Palestinian-Canadian activist Khaled Barakat and criminalize the Canadian branch of the Samidoun Palestinian prisoner solidarity network. Last Saturday the front page of the right-wing National Post was largely covered with Barakat’s face. Columnist Terry Glavin reported that Barakat... Continue Reading →

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