Category: War/Peace

  • US Abandons Open Skies for New Age Space Weapons

    The US walking out of the Open Skies agreement is a clear signal that it seeks global dominance. As other countries are unlikely to surrender, we are back to hair-trigger nuclear alerts and the Doomsday Clock inching toward midnight. Keep reading »

  • Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of 20 Years of War?

    A stronger, more committed and more determined global peace movement could tame the US war machine. Keep reading »

  • Statement on Assassination of Qasem Soleimani and its Aftermath

    The US military’s assassination of Qasem Soleimani, one of the top military commanders of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s (IRI) expansionist regional policies and its proxy wars in the Middle East, can lead to retaliation by the Islamic regime. Such retaliation, the threat of further US retaliation and a chain reaction could further destabilize the … Keep reading »

  • Oppose US and Iran War

    The most worrisome aspect of these developments is that they might lead to catastrophic consequences and full-scale war. That would in turn overshadow the wave of uprisings that have broken out in the Middle East and North Africa, from Sudan and Algeria to Iraq, Lebanon and Iran. Keep reading »

  • Revolution and Counterrevolution in Rojava

    As I write, the revolution in Rojava is under existential threat. This threat was aggravated by a controversial roller coaster of recent events. After a late Sunday night phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the White House released a statement on the withdrawal of the United States military … Keep reading »

  • Ways of Seeing Children: The Facile Psychology of Capitalism

    The majesty and burning of the child’s death…After the first death, there is no other. – Dylan Thomas The sniper who shot at Muhammad the childBeneath his father’s armWasn’t acting alone – Aharon Shabtai J’Accuse If you are overcome by the horrific crimes committed against children and then wonder how such cruelty can be, it … Keep reading »

  • Oppose Canada-Saudi arms deal

    Open Letter to CLC President Hassan Yussuff on labour opposition to Canada-Saudi arms deal #StopSaudiArmsDeal Keep reading »

  • Episode 14: Saudi Arabia, MBS, and Everlasting War w/ Medea Benjamin

    In this wide-ranging interview, Oats speaks with celebrated activist and writer Medea Benjamin about Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Saudi’s Twitter spat with Canada last year, and how to connect questions of everlasting war with climate and environmental issues. Listen to audio »

  • NATO: 70 Years Too Many

    Since the Cold War, NATO has massively expanded territorially and embarked on a series of agressive wars. Keep reading »

  • A More Dangerous World: The Nuclear Arms Race, the INF Treaty and Canada

    On October 20, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the bilateral Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia. The INF was signed by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987. Keep reading »

  • 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 »