Author: Yves Engler

  • Trudeau Doctrine

    Many Canadians are familiar with the Monroe Doctrine. First issued in 1823, it warned European powers against renewed colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Presented as anti-imperialist, the Monroe Doctrine was later used to justify U.S. interference in regional affairs. We may be seeing the development of a Canadian equivalent. The “Trudeau Doctrine” claims to support … Keep reading »

  • Stop Signs

    Booklaunch: Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay, with authors Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler. Watch video »

  • Is Canada More pro-Israel than the U.S.?

    In June, Israel began barring some North Americans with Palestinian-sounding names entry through Ben Gurion Airport. Forced to reroute through a land-border crossing that connects the West Bank with Jordan, their passports were stamped “Palestinian Authority only,” which prevents them from entering Israel proper. The Obama Administration objected to the move by Israel that discriminates … Keep reading »

  • Canada and Honduras

    Hostility to the military coup in Honduras is increasing. So is the Harper government’s isolation on the issue. At Saturday’s special meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) Canada’s minister for the Americas, Peter Kent, recommended that ousted President Manuel Zelaya delay his planned return to the country. Kent said the “time is not … Keep reading »