Canada is Waging an All-Front Legal War against Indigenous People

Justin Podur Canada is developing a new image: one of burning churches, toppling statues, and mass graves. There are thousands more unmarked graves, thousands more Indigenous children killed at residential schools, remaining to be unearthed. There can be no denying that this is Canada, and it has to change. But can Canada transform itself for the better? If the revelation…

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…

Canadian Imperialism and the Underdevelopment of Burkina Faso

Owen Schalk A soldier patrols the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, October 2018. Photo by Issouf Sanogo. In April 2021, a military court in Burkina Faso indicted former president Blaise Compaoré and thirteen co-conspirators for the murder of Thomas Sankara, the country’s revolutionary socialist leader from 1983 to 1987. Sankara was a pan-Africanist who was…

Canada: Out of Haiti. Leave the Core Group.

GreenLeft.ca A mere nine days after Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, Canada and the Core Group deemed it their prerogative to designate the next Head of State. This act is one eloquent manifestation of their false interpretations of democracy and the rule of law. Green Left Canada condemns this prejudicial act and demands that the Government…

Canada-Cuba Relations and the Solidarity Movement

Miguel Figueroa and Larry Wasslen Interview with Cuban Ambassador Josefina Vidal “Standing Tall against the ‘Double Pandemic’ of COVID and the Blockade” The importance of the Cuban Revolution cannot be overestimated. For over 60 years, it has stood as a beacon for workers and oppressed people all over the world, and particularly in Latin America….

As Slogans Die, Dots are Joined

Harry Glasbeek A man walks beside a mural portraying a person wearing a gas mask, Milan, Italy. Photo from Shutterstock. To return to a normal that endangers the planet may come to be seen as madness. Hopefully a promising new front has been opened I have lived in a number of cities in different countries:…

Canada’s Violence Can No Longer Be Masked by Shallow National Identity

Rachel Snow Usually, Canada Day celebrations begin by trotting out Indigenous folk in their colourful beads and feathers. More recently, lame land acknowledgement practices have become some symbol of amends in the settler book of “how to disguise your racism.” These actions are not satisfactory this year. First Nations Indigenous people are seething in 2021….

Cancelling Canada Day is a Move Towards Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

Pam Palmater Group of students posing in front of the Brandon Indian Residential School, Brandon, Manitoba, 1946. Photo courtesy Library and Archives Canada/National Film Board of Canada. Content warning: This article includes details about residential schools that some readers may find distressing. If you are a residential school survivor in need of support, please call…

Canada: “We Don’t Need Your Shock, We Need Reparations and Land Back”

Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel It’s time to stop pretending Canada didn’t already know about the thousands of dead Indigenous children Mainstream society has responded with shock and horror to the recent identification of the unmarked graves of hundreds of Indigenous children on the grounds of two former Indian residential schools. That response is pathetic. Indigenous people’s…

White Lies Shattered: Genocide of Indigenous Children in Canada’s Death Camps

Episode 10: Genocide of Indigenous Children in Canada’s Death Camps In this episode of White Lies Shattered, host Jamie Simpson speaks with Penny Hess, chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) and author of the book Overturning the Culture of Violence. She continues with eradicating the white lie addressed in the last two episodes,…

Canadian Genocide: Another Residential School Mass Grave Exposed

Kathleen Martens | Priscilla Wolf 751 graves located at site of former residential school in Saskatchewan The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program has a hotline to help residential school survivors and their relatives suffering from trauma invoked by past abuse. The number is 1-866-925-4419. The Cowessess First Nation in southern Saskatchewan says it…