Definitions of terrorism:
“The systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.” - Merriam Webster
“Systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal.“ - Free Dictionary
“The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.” - Dictionary.com
Noam Chomsky clarifies the definition with recourse to law:
I took the official definitions of terrorism, which were very good, I took the definition that is given in US and British law, which is a fine definition but has a flaw; If you apply it, it turns out the United (Read more…)
Am I the only Canadian who is extremely disturbed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cowboy mentality and the whole shoot first, ask questions later approach to terrorism?
Some child casualties of covert US drone war
The Pakistan government has released its figures for civilian casualties of American drone strikes. The Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that CIA drones have killed at least 2,200 people in the country, including at least 400 civilians. Around 600 have received serious injuries. In addition Islamabad believes that some 200 of the total of those killed are likely to be civilians also.
As the Bureau of Investigative Journalism notes this figure is close to their own “low range estimate” of 411 civilians killed.
Pakistani officials met with Ben Emmerson QC, UN (Read more…)
Roger Annis at the Feb. 24, 2013 annual meeting of Peace Alliance Winnipeg. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Is the military intervention in Mali by France, with the assistance of the United States, Canada and others an example of a humanitarian intervention launched to protect a fragile democracy from the incursion of Muslim terrorists? Or is France meddling in the affairs of its former colony to protect its business interests and further the political and economic interests of its NATO partners?
Roger Annis, coordinator of the Canada-Haiti Action Network and longtime political activist, explored these questions at the Annual General Meeting
. . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Behind the invasion of Mali
I don’t know about you, but I’m having a crappy Friday. Not much to be done about it now but hang in there, I know it will get better. In the meantime, here’s The Juice Media’s satirical take on the War on Terror Terra: how have the “capitols of the civilized world” Australia and Canada [...]
Aly Ssa Canadian Progressive World mentioned.
The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down President Obama‘s “Kill List” of terrorists targeted for assassination through drone attacks. Obama approves every name on the Kill List. He reviews the bios and the evidence against them. And then he authorizes “lethal action without hand-wringing.” Without due process.
The video carries a petition started by by David Sirota on the official White House website. Sirota argues:
The New York Times reports that President Obama has created an official “kill list” that he uses to personally order the assassination of American citizens.
. . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur On Obama’s “Kill List” (VIDEO)
If you are a member of Le Bon Mot Book Club, I think less of you!
Instead of scratching our heads wondering what kind of avaricious, bottom feeding, social pariah pays $500 to listen to Dick Cheney — an alleged war criminal — speak… *cough*
I encourage Canadians to write an email to Le Bon Mot Book Club — let them know that Dick Cheney is an alleged war criminal and you think less of them for inviting an alleged war criminal to Canada.
I encourage Canadians to write an email to The Vancouver Club — let them know that Dick
. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: I think less of you!