New Book by Yves Engler Provides a People’s History of the Canadian Military

Steve Lalla Many informed Canadians remain surprisingly unenlightened about the country’s military history. Canada’s military is widely viewed as either nonexistent, irrelevant, or a force for good. The Canadian Forces’ (CF) public relations department has been very effective in crafting a positive image for the country’s military. In addition, constant comparisons to the US’s rampant…

Is the Canadian or Chinese Military a Greater Threat to Humanity?

Yves Engler A map of current and potential Canadian military bases. Illustration: The Breach As the likelihood of military conflict with China grows it’s worth assessing the balance of power. This offers an indication of which parties are likely to be the primary belligerent force (because they would prevail in a conflict). When it comes…

Guatemala to Host the Abya Yala Soberana International Gathering

Ollantay Itzamná Leiria Vay, member of the organizing team of the Sovereign Abya Yala Encounter The international meeting ABYA YALA SOVEREIGN ABYA YALA FROM SOCIAL MOVEMENTS aims to reflect together on the socio-political context and impacts of the capitalist system, imperialism, colonialism and patriarchy in our Abya Yala and to define strategies and collective actions…

Peru: Thousands March against Right-Wing Maneuver to Impeach President Pedro Castillo

Tanya Wadhwa Peruvian President Pedro Castillo. Photo: Peruvian Presidency/Twitter In a new attempt to destabilize President Pedro Castillo’s government, the right-wing forces in Peru have presented a motion to impeach him. The attack led thousands of citizens to take the streets in defense of their president On November 25, Peruvian opposition legislators from three right-wing…

Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba: Turkey’s Man in Libya

A  statement of the Turkish National Security Council reflected concern about the holding of elections in Libya despite the initial acceptance of the candidacy of Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba, who is described as Ankara’s strongman in the country and who has recently gained popularity, which he built by appeasing different components and segments of…

Cuba: Five Years After Fidel Castro

Rosa Miriam Elizalde The Cuban leader has begun to exist in other ways. He is still there and will continue to be. Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Donald Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt…