It's taken seven years for a British inquiry to render its verdict on Tony Blair, and his role in the Iraq War.But at last the verdict is in.It couldn't be more devastating.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day the Iraq War Came Back to Condemn Tony Blair
For eighty-five years the statue of Lieutenant General Edward Cornwallis has loomed over a park in Halifax.To honour him for being the first governor of Nova Scotia, and the founder of Halifax.In recent years native groups have tried to have the statu… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Nova Scotia Should Stop Honouring a War Criminal
On the night of October 3, 2015 A U.S. AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, run by the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. And despite frantic calls from MSF doctors kept up its atta… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When the Pentagon Claims that Bombing a Hospital is Not a War Crime
Hillary Clinton is campaigning on her having experience. Well, it is true, she does have a lot of experience. She has a great deal of experience in lying, in completely misrepresenting herself, her actions and the facts of the matter, in plotting regim… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Experience Counts
How can a government treat its people like this? The question, sadly, is a rhetorical one, and the scenes that follow are hard to watch, yet another reminder of the terrible things human are capable of inflicting upon one another.Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Latest Atrocity Out Of Syria
Amnesty International is urging Britain’s Cameron government to stop arms shipments to Saudi Arabia. Amnesty claims the weapons are being used to deliberately slaughter civilians in Houthi-rebel controlled parts of Yemen.
Amnesty said it found a pattern of “appalling disregard” for civilian lives by the Saudi-led coalition in an investigation of 13 air strikes in . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: So What’s Our Excuse?
Israel has officially absolved itself of any wrongdoing in the murder of four Palestinian kids killed on a Gaza beach last summer.
The kids – they were children – had a soccer ball in play when an Israeli patrol boat opened fire on them with explosive shells. Unfortunately, for the Israelis, foreign journalists witnessed . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Well, That’s a Relief!
As the world celebrates V-E Day, on the 70th anniversary of the great victory over the Nazis.And Stephen Harper uses the occasion to celebrate himself.A disturbing question must be asked.Are him and his foul Con regime sheltering a Nazi war criminal? Read more »
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Israeli soldiers willfully targeted civilians in last year’s war on Gaza.
Testimonies provided by more than 60 Israeli soldiers who fought in last summer’s war in Gaza have raised serious questions over whether Israel’s tactics breached its obligations under international law to distinguish and protect civilians.
The claims – collected by the human . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Shoot to Kill – Anyone, Everyone
Whenever one of Stephen Harper's Con clowns leaves the country I shudder, reach for a paper bag to put over my head, and prepare for the worst.Because I know they will make fools out of themselves, and shame us once again in the eyes of the world.And in that regard John Baird's just concluded . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: John Baird’s Con Clown Tour of the Middle East
It's been five years since the young American soldier now known as Chelsea Manning began downloading hundreds of thousands of Pentagon files.And in the process not only revealed the horror, the brutality, and the hypocrisy of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the diplomatic world. But also the U.S. intelligence machine's most closely . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning
Let’s keep this in perspective. That takes us back to 2010 when an Israeli court acquitted an army captain of all charges related to his slaughter of a 13-year old Palestinian school girl. It’s too obscene to recite. You can follow the link to get the details.
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Did Liberal MP Irwin Cotler rebel against party leader Justin Trudeau when he abstained from Tuesday’s House of Commons vote on Harper’s decision to drag Canada into an unwinnable military campaign in Iraq?
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Social media has been buzzing recently over the announcement that the B’Nai Brith has put forward Stephen Harper’s name as a possible recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
This prestigious award is presented to an individual or group of individuals who have “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Could Someone Possibly Guilty of War Crimes Really Win a Nobel Peace Prize?
Human rights groups says Israel committed war crimes during Gaza conflict, urges the International Criminal Court to facilitate the “prosecution of serious international crimes by both sides.”
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With short film, Gazonto, Canadian filmmaker and activist John Greyson reimagines Toronto as Gaza being bombed by Israel during the ongoing Gaza conflict.
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Various concerned Canadian citizens and residents urge the NDP to stop apologizing for Israel’s alleged war crimes and breaches of human rights in the ongoing Gaza conflict.
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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki has informed the International Criminal Court that there was “clear evidence” of war crimes committed by Israel during the Gaza conflict.
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“A slaughter of innocents,” Henry Siegman, an American Jewish leader and leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, says of Israel’s ongoing war crimes in Gaza.
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In open letter, 690 academics, community leaders decry the “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” by the Canadian government and federal party leaders, urge condemnation of the continuing violation of international law in Gaza.
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I was going to write a short thought on seeing an amazing little creature in my garden just now – a humming bird no bigger than a bumblebee, which made me almost shudder with joy at the sight. But then I read more on the genocide being waged against the people of Gaza by . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: On hummingbirds and genocide
A Newfoundland man says PM Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird should be charged under Canada’s Criminal Code for inciting “genocide” in Gaza.
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In Ottawa on Tuesday, July 22, hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s uncompromising support of Israel and its ongoing war crimes in Gaza.
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In official statement that reiterates the Liberal Party’ of Canada’s position on the Middle East, leader Justin Trudeau lauds Israel’s “commitment to peace.”
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