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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 


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Frigate, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 27, 2020
New frigates to project Canadian 'power' with cruise missiles A recent report about the weapons on Canada's new Navy frigates is frightening. Equally troubling is the lack of parliamentary opposition to expanding the federal government's violent "maritime power projection" capacities.
Prime Minister Trudeau, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 24, 2020
Canada supports Unconstitutional Haitian Leader as it seeks to overthrow Venezuela's President Add this to the "you can't make this stuff up" file: Canada's foreign minister recently met his Haitian counterpart, who is part of a de facto administration illegally rewriting the constitution, to discuss Venezuela's supposed democracy deficiency.
WMD, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Time for nuclear disarmament movement to ruffle government feathers To win any social justice victory of import you will invariably ruffle some feathers. The individuals who dominate Canada's main nuclear disarmament organizations don't appear to understand that.
Coronavirus vaccine bottle, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Trudeau chooses big pharma's rights over health of billions Take a minute to write to international trade minister Mary Ng and foreign minister Fran├žois-Philippe Champagne and all Canadian MPs to tell them Canada should stop opposing the "Waiver from Certain Provisions of the TRIPS Agreement for the Prevention, Containment and Treatment of COVID-19".
Flag of Haiti, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 11, 2020
Canada's Imperialist Adventures in Haiti For those who support a truly just foreign policy comparing Canadian politicians' reactions to protests in Hong Kong and the slightly more populous Haiti is instructive. It reveals the extent to which this country's politicians are forced to align with the US Empire.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 3, 2020
Sinophobia Sweeps Canadian Politics Paranoia, disregard for evidence and over-the-top rhetoric to encourage hate. And I'm not talking about Donald Trump's Republicans. Progressive Canadian should counter a wave of McCarthyite Sinophobia sweeping this country's politics.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 29, 2020
Media refuses to publish op-ed by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Despite claims to objectivity and fairness, when it comes to Canadian interference in other countries' domestic affairs, there's long been only one side to the story reported in the dominant media.
F18 - RIAT 2019, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 27, 2020
The people versus war profiteers and their propaganda machine Despite polls that suggest most Canadians do not support warplanes used to kill and destroy things around the world, the federal government seems determined to spend tens of billions of dollars to expand that capability. While there is a growing movement afoot to block the Liberals' fighter jet purchase, it will require significant mobilization to overcome the powerful forces seeking cutting edge new warplanes.
Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2020
The hypocrisy of Liberals' nuclear policy A Vancouver MP's last-minute withdrawal from a recent webinar on Canada's nuclear arms policy highlights Liberal hypocrisy. The government says they want to rid the world of nuclear weapons but refuse to take a minimal step to protect humanity from the serious threat.
U.S. Cold War against China, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 20, 2020
Double standard blatant on Israel and China 'foreign influence' in Canada One must at least consider the possibility that rather than defending Canadian interests perhaps people attacking China are motivated by racism and Trumpian nationalist 'keep America on top of the world' sentiments.
People Risk Arrest at State Department Office in Boston Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline, From FlickrPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 14, 2020
Trudeau lobbies Biden to maintain climate-destroying Trump policy Trudeau government's immediate reaction to US voters rejecting Trump was to press the president-elect to break a direct promise and maintain the worst of the Donald. Soon after Biden was declared winner Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told CBC that persuading the incoming president to build the Keystone XL Pipeline was at the "top of the agenda" for Canada.
Women in Tinku, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2020
Trudeau's fake feminist foreign policy targets progressives Like a cereal company marketing sugar-covered GMO cornflakes as a "healthy breakfast", Justin Trudeau's government spouts progressive buzzwords that mask elitist, pro-corporate policies.
Teardrops, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Remember the history of the red poppy and Canadian militarism Royal Canadian Legion owns the copyright to the red poppy. To help the historically racist and homophobic organization fundraise, the federal government granted it a monopoly over poppy distribution---
Bomb bay with Nuclear Bomb, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 6, 2020
Canadian military support for nukes must be met with popular resistance "Why hasn't Canada signed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty?" is the title of an upcoming webinar featuring Liberal MP Hedy Fry, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, NDP deputy foreign affairs critic Heather McPherson, Bloc Que'be'cois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, as well as Setsuko Thurlow, who accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Chile Woke Up, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
IDF Paratroopers Operate Within Gaza, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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."
Canadian Imperialism, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        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.
President Trump Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Canadian military training in Africa is extension of US imperialism Recently the Ottawa Citizen reported that Canadian special forces will continue to participate in "U.S.-led training exercises despite links to instructing troops who have been involved in two separate military uprisings in Mali.
IDF Soldier, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.
Trudeau kill no enemy, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        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.

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