Indigenous Communities in Canada Have Mastered Non-Police Intervention

Luke Ottenhof Since the police killing of George Floyd catapulted police defunding and abolition onto national newscasts and global dialogues, scores of commentators have theorized on the viability of developing alternatives to police services, and what those alternatives might look like. But Indigenous organizers would point out that they already exist — and that they’re…

Blood on Their Hands: US Pandemic Policies Kill South America’s Neediest

Steve Lalla Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade While the healthcare policy of the United States has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people, their tiny nemesis, Cuba, finds their health care system under continuous assault. No country has more doctors per capita than Cuba, and they’re renowned for their “doctor…

100+ Days Without Garifuna Community Members

Over 100 days have passed since 5 members of the Garifuna community in Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras were kidnapped by armed men dressed in police uniforms. Four of the five who were abducted are members of OFRANEH, a grassroots organization of the Afro-descendant and indigenous Garifuna community in Honduras. OFRANEH, along with other Honduran…

Canada’s Lima Group: Let’s Break It Down

Steve Lalla The Lima Group was formed in August 2017 during the runup to Venezuela’s May 2018 presidential election. Their Lima Declaration joined twelve countries in calling for the return of democracy to Venezuela. They refuse to recognize Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly yet recognize the National Assembly. They condemn violence in Venezuela, express their concern…

Regime Change with a Human (Rights) Face: Trudeau’s Venezuela Policy

Jorge Arreaza Relations between Venezuela and Canada are currently at its worst moment. Although previous Canadian governments did not hide their dislike for our policies aimed at reclaiming sovereignty over our natural resources and prioritizing social policies, none had so actively imitated the U.S. regime change policy as much as the current Trudeau Administration. Canada…

US Elections, Racism and Militias

Jorge Elbaum Social Degradation of the Political System Proclaimed as a Global Paradigm The debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden last Thursday brought up again the problem of the domestic social violence, rooted in American society and consistent with the exportation of militarism promoted by Washington, whose primary victims reside in Latin America, the…

Masks Off: Treaties, Rights, & Their Ideological Function

Rowland “Ena͞emaehkiw” Keshena Robinson I woke up a few days ago to the news that sites within Miꞌkmaꞌki were burning.  My kin in Wāpanahkēw have been sieged by white, settler-colonial, anti-Native violence for a number of days.  Ostensibly, what has driven this attack on the Mi’kmaq community of Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia has…

How the Fascist Right Co-opt Social Justice Movement Messaging

Paula Ethans Protesters march against COVID-19 prevention measures in Vancouver, April 27, 2020. Photo from Flickr. Last Tuesday, hundreds of people gathered in Winkler, Manitoba to publicly oppose their school division’s COVID-19 precautions, including mandated mask-wearing for students. This was the latest anti-mask rally in a string of demonstrations across Canada in recent months. While…

QAnon and the Recent “Storm on the Reichstag:” A Far-Right Conspiracy Theory Gone Global

FOIA Research August 29, 2020, will be remembered by Berliners as the day when a bizarre crowd of almost 40,000 Corona deniers came together from all over the country, among them hardcore neo-Nazis, Reich Citizens (Reichsbürger), Identitarians, anti-vaxxers, adherents to the QAnon conspiracy theory, and other proponents lured into the “crossfront” under an anti-scientific and conspiracist umbrella. Under the…

Canada’s Ongoing War Crimes

Matthew Behrens Two new reports on Canadian weapons exports reveal that Canadian-based corporate entities (and, by extension, government agencies that support and encourage their exports) are complicit in the commission of war crimes in Yemen, Turkey, Libya, Syria and Iraq. These findings build on previously raised concerns that the Canadian military was complicit in war crimes during…

Do Canadian Sanctions Against Venezuela Violate Canadian Law?

Andrew Dekany Trudeau has backed opposition leader Juan Guaido (AFP) “Sanctions must be treated as a form of warfare. . . . Let us regard the imposition of sanctions with the same gravity as we would regard the act of going to war.” – Mehran Nakhjavani[1] There is widespread concern among human rights monitoring bodies…

Covert Action Props Up U.S.-Polish Axis Against Belarus: A Deep Dive into Far-Right Regime-Change Activists and their Backers

Covert Action Magazine FOIA Research[Source: dailypioneer.com] In Western mainstream media, the current protests in Belarus are portrayed as a natural development, in which the country’s peaceful citizens are finally standing up against an aging dictator clinging to power after the allegedly fraudulent August 9th elections. However, with a closer look at the people and entities…