Seven years ago, I was viciously attacked for an article arguing that antisemitism is the most abused term in Canada today. The recent manufactured outrage over Roger Waters suggests the statement is even more true today. Recently, officials in the fascistic, openly Jewish supremacist, Israeli government attacked the famed rockstar’s performance in Berlin. Israel’s anti-Palestinian... Continue Reading →
What about Indigenous kids in Palestine, Prof. Blackstock?
Cindy Blackstock has done great work on behalf of Indigenous children. But her recent call for “a lot more” academics “willing to get into trouble” rings hollow considering her role at McGill and anti-Palestinian associations. Blackstock has done as much as anyone to highlight and redress discrimination against indigenous children. She’s helped secure healthcare rights... Continue Reading →
McGill-Tel Aviv University partnership announcement interrupted
Yesterday I interrupted a major funding announcement at McGill to ask the head of the university about her suppression of Palestine solidarity. As she spoke from the Faculty Club’s stage I asked Principal Suzanne Fortier, “Do McGill students have the right to oppose the killing of Palestinian children? Do they have the right to... Continue Reading →
B’nai Brith’s lawsuit attacks campus free speech, student democracy
On Wednesday B’nai Brith announced a lawsuit against McGill University, Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) and student group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR). The apartheid lobby group is angry that undergraduate students were asked to vote in March on whether they supported Palestinian rights. Their press release openly states their objective is to... 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 →
Militarists on both sides are not your friends
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a flood of calls to increase military spending. In effect, the militarists who helped precipitate the conflict are now using Moscow’s violence to demand more military spending. Recently, I debated Hugh Segal on whether ‘Canada should increase military spending and strengthen our defence in the face of Russia's aggression’.... Continue Reading →
Challenging illegal Israeli military recruitment
There’s a Canadian law that makes it illegal to recruit soldiers for a foreign state, but you’d never know it the way Israel and its supporters operate in this country. The Foreign Enlistment Act states: “Any person who, within Canada, recruits or otherwise induces any person or body of persons to enlist or to accept... Continue Reading →
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