Category: War/Peace

  • Global Flashpoints: Reactions to Imperialism and Neoliberalism

    Launching the 2008 Socialist Register: Toronto — 16 November 2007 Moderated by Leo Panitch. Presentations by: Aijaz Ahmad – visiting Professor of Political Science at York University Sabah Alnasseri – is a refugee from Iraq now teaching Middle East Studies at York University   Socialist Register 2009 »

  • Why Canadian Forces Should Immediately Withdraw From Afghanistan

    On 18 October 2007, two thousand delegates at the national convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) decided in a nearly unanimous vote to demand the Government of Canada immediately withdraw the Canadian Forces from Afghanistan. CUPE is the largest union in Canada representing half a million Canadian workers. Later on the same … Keep reading »

  • A Great Success: The Third Annual Israeli Apartheid Week

    The week of February 12-17, 2007 saw various North American and British campuses take part in the third annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). This year’s week of events included a series of critical lectures, film screenings, a host of cultural events, and in some cities, demonstrations. A keynote speaker in several cities was Jamal Zahalka … Keep reading »

  • Against War: Resisting Empire and the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan

    It is now five years since Canadian troops were first deployed to Afghanistan, entering from the outset into a combat position. Canada moved into a war in Afghanistan without any Parliamentary sanction or debate. Keep reading »

  • The Beit Hanoun Killings, Israeli Apartheid and Canadian Policies

    The Beit Hanoun Killings, Israeli Apartheid and Canadian Policies The slaughter by Israel of innocent Palestinians, including at least 8 children, and the injury of dozens more, in Beit Hanoun in Gaza this week adds to the tally of war crimes from the occupation. Some 2,300 Gazans have been killed over the past six years … Keep reading »

  • Unionists, Canada and the Afghan War

    This Saturday, tens of thousands of people across Canada will demonstrate in support of the demand to bring Canadian troops home from Afghanistan. This pan-Canadian day of action is being led by four major organizations: the Canadian Peace Alliance, le Collectif Échec à la guerre, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Islamic Congress. Hundreds … Keep reading »

  • The Social Economy and the Bolivarian Revolution

    On 15 August 2004 President Hugo Chávez of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela won a striking victory in a recall referendum challenging his presidency. The referendum followed on the heels of prior opposition attempts at a political coup and a management shutdown of the oil company PDVSA to disrupt the economy and dislodge the government. … Keep reading »

  • Another Front? The Proxy War in Somalia

    One of the more interesting things about the North American media coverage on the Middle East is the way it ignores the inextricable political and historical links between those countries located on the northern eastern part of the Red Sea with those located on its southern and western shores. Indeed, one cannot help but wonder … Keep reading »

  • Lebanon in a State of Siege

    The military conflicts in Gaza and Lebanon have the whole world on edge. The military assaults by Israel have been out of massive disproportion to the soldiers kidnapped, and brought wanton destruction of civilian lives and infrastructure. The attacks have everything to do with the wider American and Israeli agendas for remaking the region in … Keep reading »

  • Who’s Getting It? The Canadian Mission in Afghanistan

    Since relieving American forces in Kandahar on 28 February 2006, Canada’s casualties in Afghanistan have come from a suicide bombing, an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) accident, an axe attack on a soldier, and a killing by apparently friendly fire. There have also been dozens of casualties from both firefights and troop movements in hostile terrain. … Keep reading »

  • Ariel Sharon Visits Toronto

    Activists across Canada have been gearing up in preparation of a visit to Toronto by the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon. Sharon is scheduled to be keynote speaker at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly in Toronto on Monday, November 14. As a war criminal directly responsible for some of the worst atrocities committed by … Keep reading »

  • Whose Violence?

    Imperial State Security and the Global Justice Movement Given the USA’s unique imperial status in today’s world, the re-election of George W. Bush inevitably has global as well as domestic implications, the direst of which is the readiness and indeed commitment on the part of all three wings of the U.S. Republican Party – the military … Keep reading »