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[Republished from Yves Engler blog] Yves Engler is a Montre'al-based activist and author. He has published ten books. His newest one is Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada. Some of his other best-selling books include The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy,The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy, and Canada in Haiti: Waging War on The Poor Majority. Yves was born in Vancouver, where he grew up playing hockey. He was a peewee teammate of NHL star Mike Ribeiro at Huron Hochelaga in Montre'al before playing in the B.C. Junior League. After being suspended from Concordia University, he turned to research and writing, but he's still a fan of the great Canadian sport. To contact Yves email Yvesengler(at)hotmail.com. His website is https://yvesengler.com
SHARE Friday, October 30, 2020 Chile vote is a blow to corporate Canada and Trudeau
With Chileans voting overwhelming to rewrite the country's Pinochet era constitution it's a good moment to reflect on Ottawa's support for his coup against Salvador Allende. It's also worth looking at Canadian companies' opposition to the popular uprising that lead to the referendum on reforming the dictatorship's neoliberal constitution.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Canadian law; illegal to recruit soldiers for a foreign state
The Foreign Enlistment Act states: "Any person who, within Canada, recruits or otherwise induces any person or body of persons to enlist or to accept any commission or engagement in the armed forces of any foreign state or other armed forces operating in that state is guilty of an offence."
SHARE Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Bolivia election is a blow to Trudeau's policy
Massive support for Bolivia's Movimiento al Socialismo at the polls is a rejection of last year's Canadian-backed coup against Evo Morales. The vote was also a blow to Trudeau's policy of seeking to overthrow left-wing governments in the region.
SHARE Monday, October 19, 2020 Toronto schools push students to join Israeli military
Today an open letter signed by Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, filmmaker Ken Loach, author Yann Martel, former MP Jim Manly, poet El Jones and more than 150 others was delivered to Justice Minister David Lametti calling on the federal government to apply charges under the Foreign Enlistment Act against those recruiting Canadians for the IDF.
SHARE Sunday, October 18, 2020 Antiwar forces need to challenge Trudeau government, not praise it
Douglas Roche's recent Hill Times column suggests the latter. In an article extolling Canada's new ambassador to the UN Roche writes: "When Canada lost its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council the second successive time last June, I thought a foreign policy review from top to bottom was the solution to get Canada back on track internationally.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 3, 2020 Israel lobby will face blowback, eventually
How much is too much? When will Israeli nationalists in North America completely discredit themselves by overusing their power to crush those defending Palestinians?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 28, 2020 Questioning Canada's "One China" policy is not progressive
In a recent commentary Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith suggested Green Party candidates' path to victory was to question Canada's "One China" policy. According to Smith, the candidates "missed an opportunity to win over the large number of Canadians who trace their roots back to Hong Kong and Taiwan.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Does Stephen Lewis want Palestine to Disappear?
In an email activist Elizabeth Block challenged Lewis' omission of Palestine during a recent CBC interview that dealt with Canada's Security Council defeat. In it Brian Mulroney's former ambassador to the UN responded, "Dear Elizabeth Block: I'm glad you wrote because it allows me to provide an answer. I didn't include the Israel/Palestine issue because---
SHARE Sunday, August 30, 2020 Canada's regime change efforts in Nicaragua rife with hypocrisy
Canada is supporting US efforts to overthrow Nicaragua's government.
A recently leaked USAID document highlights "the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021."
SHARE Friday, August 28, 2020 Palestinian envoy fails to criticize Canada
PA is highly dependent on Israel, the US, Canada, and other countries' "aid". Over the past decade tens (possibly hundreds) of millions of dollars in Canadian aid money has gone to training and supporting a Palestinian security force that serves as an arm of Israel's occupation. The PA has been labeled the "subcontractor of the Occupation".
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Former Israeli Soldier Sues Pro-Palestinian Toronto Restaurant
As part of a well-organized, multilayered, Israel nationalist lobby bid to bankrupt a small left-wing restaurant a prominent Toronto interior designer sued Kimberly Hawkins for $800,000. Shai DeLuca is claiming the Foodbenders owner libeled him.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 8, 2020 Bolivia General Strike Exposes Canada's Undemocratic Policy
If Indigenous lives really mattered to the Trudeau Liberals the Canadian government would not treat the most Indigenous country in the Americas the way it has.
Canada's policy towards Bolivia is looking ever more undemocratic with each passing day.