• UN Office Calls for Probe Into Human Rights in Kashmir

    A conference in Mississauga July 7, convened by the Kashmir Welfare Society, marked the first organized response in Canada to a United Nations report calling for an investigation of human rights violations in this divided South Asian territory. More than 200 participants adopted a resolution calling on the government of India to withdraw troops from … Keep reading »

  • Grieve the Beloved Children: Israel and the War on Children

    The Palestinian Health Ministry reported on June 1st that a beautiful young woman medic, Razan Ashraf Najjar, 21, was the second medic to be killed by Israeli army fire since March 30th. To date, Israel has killed 130 and injured more than 13,400 non-violent people in Gaza for protesting the siege. Among the injured are … Keep reading »

  • The ‘One Democratic State Campaign’ for a Multicultural Democratic State in Palestine/Israel

    Jeff Halper introduces the One Democratic State Campaign, a concept both democratic and just acknowledges the multicultural character and the collective rights of all the people living in the country. Keep reading »

  • The Great March of Return and Israel’s Attack on Gaza: Canadian Opposition

    Six statements by Canadian organizations condemning Israel’s violent response in Gaza against the Palestinian march of Return. Keep reading »

  • Solidarity with the Great Return March in Gaza

    The members of the Socialist Project wish to express solidarity with the Palestinian “Great Return March” in Gaza, in addition to the ongoing non-violent movement in the West Bank against Israeli occupation and colonization. This movement, and international solidarity efforts in support of it, represents the most hopeful path to end the Israeli occupation and … Keep reading »

  • Gaza: Who or What Has a Right to Exist?

    Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom (Verso, 2018), is an extraordinary book. It is also a difficult book to read. In his preface, Norman Finkelstein writes that this work “has been a painstaking, fastidious undertaking born of a visceral detestation of falsehood, in particular when it is put in the service of power and human … Keep reading »

  • The Geopolitics of the Kurds and the case of Rojava

    How does the military cooperation of the Kurds in Rojava and Northern Syria with the USA, Russia and other forces affect their standing in the larger Syrian context? Keep reading »

  • The Crises in the Gulf and Palestine

    The recent decision by President Donald Trump to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem amidst international condemnation has made the USA the only country in the world to officially recognize Israel’s illegal, unilateral annexation of that city. Presentations by Stephen Maher and Dan O’Hara. Recorded in Toronto, 1 February 2018. Watch video »

  • Afrin and the Rojava Revolution

    The dark clouds of 21st-century fascism are once again hanging over the heads of the people of northern Syria. As if the inhabitants of the region often referred to as Rojava haven’t suffered enough over the course of the past seven years of war, the Turkish state has come to the conclusion that the time … Keep reading »

  • The Unimaginable: Canada, Missile Defence and Nuclear War

    The Invictus Games, attended by Prince Harry and many celebrities in Toronto last month, overshadowed another big military story: a September 19 report in the Toronto Star that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has “cracked open the door to joining the U.S. ballistic missile defence program, [and] reversing Canada’s long-standing opposition in the face of North … Keep reading »

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    Afghanistan: There Is Only One Solution

    Donald Trump spent a lot of time when campaigning last year denouncing Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Yet within months of entering the White House he too is pledging to continue the war in Afghanistan, sending more troops not to engage in nation building as he puts it but to “kill more terrorists.” It is hard … Keep reading »

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    Time to Revitalize the Anti-War Movement

    Justin Trudeau certainly did not run on a military-strength platform. Nowhere on the campaign trail did Liberals talk about increasing military spending or using “hard power” abroad. The recent speech by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, alongside the announced 70% increase in military spending should ring alarm bells. Stephen Harper wouldn’t have dared such … Keep reading »