Aukus Pact: An Alliance against China that Excludes Europe

Yoselina Guevara Exactly one month after the fall of Kabul and the disgraceful withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the United States has come into the world limelight with the Aukus Pact, an alliance that takes the initials of the names of the three signatory countries (Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom), with…

Why Canada Must Confront the Myths of its Imperial Past

Yves Engler The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1886-1889) emerging out of the dense forest onto the plains of Africa. Led in part by Canadian William Grant Stairs, the expedition helped Belgian King Leopold II conquer the resource-rich Katanga region of the Congo. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Troubling history of the Royal Military College and its…

Muslim States Support China’s Xinjiang Vocational Camps. Why is the West So Furious?

Tom Fowdy Chinese vocational camps in Xinjiang meant to deradicalize and reintegrate Uighur Muslims have split global opinion. Photo Credit: The Cradle Muslim states have positively embraced China’s vocational camps in Xinjiang – many of which were funded by the World Bank. If Muslim nations applaud China’s deradicalization and reintegration plans for its Uighur community, why…

Rwanda’s Military is the French Proxy on African Soil

Vijay Prashad Rwandan soldiers board a plane to Mozambique in July. Photo: Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua Over July and August Rwandan soldiers were deployed in Mozambique, purportedly to fight ISIS terrorists. However, behind this campaign is French maneuvering that benefits an energy giant eager to exploit natural gas resources, and perhaps, some backroom deals over history On…

How the US and France Shaped Haiti’s Long History of Political Turmoil

Jean Eddy Saint Paul The powerful earthquake that struck Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021, followed a long series of natural and human-caused disasters to rock the country. Unfortunately, if history offers any clues, earthquake relief efforts will be complicated by the nation’s recent political unrest. Jovenel Moïse was assassinated less than six weeks earlier, on…

Afghanistan: The Great Game of Smashing Countries

John Pilger In 2010, I was in Washington and arranged to interview the mastermind of Afghanistan’s modern era of suffering, Zbigniew Brzezinski. I quoted to him his autobiography in which he admitted that his grand scheme for drawing the Soviets into Afghanistan had created “a few stirred up Muslims”. “Do you have any regrets?” I…

Afghanistan No ‘Graveyard’ for U.S./EU/NATO Axis of Domination

Some have asserted the U.S. empire has reached its historic endpoint because of its defeat in Afghanistan. However, that call is as premature as political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s proclamation that history had “ended” in 1989 when Western liberalism won because the former Soviet Union was coming apart. Afghanistan might have been the so-called “graveyard of…

Protests Against New Mandatory COVID-19 Regulations Across Europe

Peoples Dispatch A mobilization against the health pass in Marseille, France. (Photo: via Jeunes Communistes 13) Even though protests and propaganda against COVID-19 restrictions were earlier initiated by far-right and corona-sceptic groups, sections of the working class and youth have also starting opposing the new COVID-19 regulations, exhausted by the prolonged crisis and the insensitive…

How the NED, Open Society Foundations and NATO Collectively Fund Institutions Driving Development of Canadian Political Thought

Aidan Jonah People think that Canadian public discourse is mostly by Canadians, about Canadian priorities. But the amount of direct influence from abroad is staggering. Organizations that represent global neo-liberalism, from NATO to the NED, to those sponsored by Open Society Foundations, involve themselves in the creation of thought in Canada. Organizations with Canadian names,…

Foreigners Select Haiti’s Prime Minister

Yves Engler It is déjà vu all over again. Recently the Core Group (US, Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, UN and OAS) published a note saying Ariel Henry was the prime minister of Haiti. Within 48 hours the other individual claiming the position fell into line behind Henry, who was a member of the US/France/Canada…

What U.S. Imperialism is Up to in Africa While No One’s Watching

Eileen Whitehead A U.S. soldier loads ammunition cans for a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on the back of a Marine CH53 at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. | Jason Straziuso / AP It is almost impossible to find out any news of what is happening in Africa. It’s as though the continent is completely off…