Almost everyone says they oppose war in principle, but few are willing to face the opprobrium that comes with confronting militarist nationalism. Ten days ago one of Canada's leading antiwar activists protested Canada’s contribution to the US/NATO proxy war with Russia. Tamara Lorincz interrupted a talk by Defence Minister Anita Anand with a sign reading: “Trudeau, Freeland,... Continue Reading →
NDP onboard with Cons, Liberals in warmongering over Ukraine
Canada’s “left wing” party is openly opposed to negotiating an end to the war in Ukraine. In “Feds must do more to support Ukraine, say experts, Ukrainians, opposition MPs” NDP foreign affairs critic Heather McPherson repeats the party’s call to send more weapons to fight Russia and suggests the NDP formally opposes negotiations. The Monday... Continue Reading →
Anti-China Canadian MPs claim sovereignty over Argentine mine
The anti-China panic sweeping Canadian politics has descended from tragedy into farce. A month ago I mocked Globe and Mail Report on Business columnist Eric Reguly for complaining about China-based Zijin Mining purchasing Neo Lithium. The nominally Canadian firm extracts lithium in Argentina. Reguly succeeded in stirring a national security scare about minerals extracted... Continue Reading →
NDP votes for Palestine
On Saturday New Democratic Party members delivered a victory for Palestinian rights and a blow to the Israel lobby in Canada. Over 80% of convention delegates voted for a resolution calling for “Ending all trade and economic cooperation with illegal settlements in Israel-Palestine” and “Suspending the bilateral trade of all arms and related materials... Continue Reading →
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