Since the earthquake there have been innumerable stories of NGOs abusing their power or pillaging funds raised for Haitians.
Writer and Political Activist
Yves Engler has been described as "Canada's version of Noam Chomsky" (Georgia Straight), “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” (Briarpatch), “in the mould of I. F. Stone” (Globe and Mail), "ever-insightful" (rabble.ca) and a "Leftist gadfly" (Ottawa Citizen). His latest book is A Propaganda System: how Canada's government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation
NDP members who oppose imperialism need to challenge Hélène Laverdière's support for Washington and Ottawa's efforts to topple Venezuela's government.
02/14/2018 12:44 EST
While Caracas' rationale for expelling Canadian diplomats appears credible, the same cannot be said for Ottawa's move.
01/02/2018 12:44 EST
Amidst tension on the Korean Peninsula, the Canadian Navy has joined Washington's pivot towards Asia.
10/30/2017 09:11 EDT
These monuments and museums are only a small part of a vast military propaganda system.
10/20/2017 12:00 EDT
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs should be removed from the "list of selected organizations" for this important initiative.
10/12/2017 15:47 EDT
It's time to challenge our government's bid to undermine what has been an essentially democratic effort to empower Venezuela's poor and working class.
09/25/2017 12:45 EDT
Doctor associations have provided an opening to those who believe a mistake was made at the dawn of Medicare.
09/11/2017 14:28 EDT
Expect liberals (of both the big and small l variety) to react emotionally to any effort to remove his name from public entities.
08/31/2017 18:00 EDT
Some good might come in Canada from neo-fascists marching in Charlottesville, Va.
08/24/2017 13:03 EDT
Whoever takes charge of the party should think about whether Hélène Laverdière is the right person to keep Canadian foreign policy decision-makers accountable.
08/14/2017 18:27 EDT
Nearly two years in, the Trudeau regime has yet to follow through on any of their promises to rein in Canada's controversial international mining sector.
08/04/2017 15:11 EDT
The basis for this dangerous precedent is that the Israel FTA includes the illegally occupied West Bank as a place where Israel's custom laws apply.
07/24/2017 13:46 EDT
The sober reality is that Trudeau represents a continuation of his predecessor's foreign policy.
07/04/2017 15:31 EDT
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced a more than 70 per cent increase in military spending over the next decade. Canada's new defence policy includes a significant increase in lethal fighter jets and secretive special forces, as well as enhancing offensive cyber-attack capabilities and purchasing armed drones.
06/08/2017 10:18 EDT
Canadians have heard almost nothing from the dominant media about Banro's violent quest for billions of dollars in minerals. The little that has been reported is mostly the company justifying its operations. But where are the voices of ordinary Congolese? Don't they deserve to be heard?
06/02/2017 02:09 EDT
The Snowbirds do not contribute to the Canadian Forces' combat capabilities. They are simply, according to the Department of National Defence, an "important public relations and recruiting tool." Recruitment and community outreach are closely intertwined.
05/30/2017 12:23 EDT
Proposing Canada acquire Turks and Caicos or rule Haiti may be outlandish, but it's not benign. These suggestions ignore Caribbean history, foreign influence in the region and white wash the harm Ottawa has caused there. Even worse, they enable politicians' to pursue ever more aggressive policies in the region.
05/19/2017 12:38 EDT
Imagine if a corporation had to justify its existence beyond making money for capitalists. What would happen if a social balance sheet, as well as financial one, had to be filed every year and companies continually in a deficit position would eventually disappear?
05/15/2017 10:21 EDT
To build a healthier, safer, more pleasant and ecologically sustainable city Toronto needs to jettison a significant share of its current "public space." Most public land is devoted to noisy, dangerous and polluting vehicles, which contribute significantly to the climate crisis.
05/09/2017 09:12 EDT
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