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 →

McGill admin amps up anti-Palestinian campaign

The McGill University administration and Israel lobby have waged a multiyear campaign against student democracy and Palestinian solidarity and recently threatened the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) financial arrangement after students voted overwhelmingly for the “Palestine Solidarity Policy”. A month ago, 71% of students voted for a resolution that commits SSMU to take a... Continue Reading →

Russian invasion is both rational and imperialistic

Paul Street and other respectable North American leftists are fixated on the role of “fascism” in Russia’s criminal invasion of Ukraine. Yes, Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian, right-wing, nationalist but liberal North American leaders have in fact invaded far more sovereign nations. In 1999 one of Canada’s least fascistic prime ministers, Jean Chretien, and his... Continue Reading →

Pro-Israel Canadians pressure Ottawa over Iran

Those Canadians who take their political cues from Israel are obsessively stoking conflict with Iran. In a clear example, former CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre Avi Benlolo has published a half dozen National Post columns critical of that country over the past year. In a recent article headlined “As the Doomsday Clock closes... Continue Reading →

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