Political disruptions can generate social media buzz and break through a stunningly biased media sphere on international affairs. In under a minute the US Secretary of State and Canadian foreign minister fled the cameras. Their plan to buy cheese, chat with merchants or stroll the Jean Talon market scuttled. At 8 PM on October 27... Continue Reading →
Intellectual prostitutes call critics foreign agents, useful idiots
A military funded academic, working at a school launched by Condoleezza Rice, claims leftist journalists engage in Russian disinformation. His report doesn’t provide any evidence or refute anyone’s argument, but the mainstream media laps it up. On Thursday the University of Calgary School of Public Policy released “Disinformation and Russia-Ukrainian war on Canadian social media”.... Continue Reading →
Why did Paul run for leadership of ‘anti-Semitic’ party?
With the support of outlets ranging from Rebel News to the CBC, Toronto Star to National Post, Annamie Paul has turned a dispute about Israeli apartheid into a discussion about how Greens aren’t comfortable with a Black, Jewish woman leader. In doing so, she’s benefited from a media sphere that all but failed to cover... 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 →
How foreign policy shaped election outcome
The Canadian foreign policy status quo won Monday’s election. Of course, when it came to international and military affairs the vote had little upside. All the parties with a chance of winning seats in Parliament promote a corporate, military and Washington-centred foreign policy. But a Conservative victory would have made things worse. At least... Continue Reading →
Halting fighter jets is just the beginning: 100 public figures oppose warplanes
Progressives should be pushing to defund or abolish the Canadian military. But, first we need to stop bolstering its capacity to kill in US and NATO lead wars. Wednesday the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace released a public letter opposing Canada’s plan “to spend tens of billions of dollars... Continue Reading →
Green leadership candidates to debate foreign policy
Debate is the lifeblood of democracy and a good one is fun to watch or listen to. Hopefully an upcoming Green Party debate will accomplish that while simultaneously strengthening progressives’ foreign policy expectations and infrastructure. On September 10, Rabble and the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute are organizing a Green Party leadership debate on “Canada's Place... Continue Reading →
Liberals use RCMP in attempt to silence critics of their foreign policy
On Tuesday two RCMP agents came to my house. Two large men in suits asked for me and when my partner said I wasn’t there they asked who she was. Why didn’t they email or call me to talk or set up a meeting? If they have my address, the RCMP certainly has my email,... Continue Reading →
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