An invasion of a neighbouring country that breaks international law. Tremendous death and destruction. An authoritarian government with a long-time ruler who crushes any opposition. But not Russia and Ukraine. The contrast between Rwanda’s invasion of Congo and the much more widely reported conflict in eastern Europe is stark. A brutal dictator who has... Continue Reading →
Unifor aligns with Liberal foreign policy instead of international solidarity
Inviting Chrystia Freeland to address this week’s Unifor convention undermines the union’s claims of international solidarity. As Foreign Affairs Minister, Freeland has pursued staunchly pro-corporate and pro-US policies. She has been bad for workers and their families around the world. Let us count a few of the ways: Freeland’s department continues to offer diplomatic and... Continue Reading →
As dictator Kagame unmasked, it is time to reveal Canadian connection
Canada’s paper of record pulled another layer off the rotting onion of propaganda obscuring the Rwandan tragedy. But, the Globe and Mail has so far remained unwilling to challenge prominent Canadians who’ve crafted the fairy tale serving Africa’s most ruthless dictator. Two weeks ago a front-page Globe article added to an abundance of evidence suggesting Paul Kagame’s RPF shot down... Continue Reading →
Is militaristic shill for bloodstained African dictator really a hero?
He’s gone from shaking hands with the devil to promoting Africa’s most bloodstained ruler. Last week Roméo Dallaire attended a screening of Rwanda — The Royal Tourin Chicago. The tourism documentary criss-crosses that country with Paul Kagame and the Rwandan dictator was on hand for the premiere. Six months ago Dallaire met Rwanda’s war criminal... Continue Reading →
Statistics, damn lies and the truth about Rwanda genocide
The real Rwanda genocide story has no Canadian heroes. Canadian commentators often claim more Tutsi were killed in the genocide than lived in Rwanda. Since it aligns with Washington, London and Kigali's interests, as well as liberal nationalist Canadian ideology, the statistical inflation passes with little comment. A Tyee story last month described the "slaughter... Continue Reading →
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