Month: December 2012

British State Terrorism from Northern Ireland to Syria

This story connects far-flung places. Kenya, Malaya, Northern Ireland and now Syria. The one over-arching theme is British counter-insurgency strategy, or more plainly, the use of state terrorism by British forces to achieve political objectives by Finian Cunningham The story came alive again this week with two seemingly unrelated news developments. First, we learn of deeper involvement of Britain’s military […]

Economists and the One-Percent

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” And if they would destroy economies, they first create a wealthy class on top, and let human nature do the rest by Michael Hudson The acquisition of power soon leads to its abuse, to economic and social hubris. By seeking to protect its gains, perpetuate itself and make its wealth hereditary, […]

Why We Torture

What do we do once we know? by Gareth Peirce The last several years have found us in the midst of more catastrophes than we could ever, in our worst nightmares, have dreamed of. We could never have envisaged that the history of the new century would encompass the destruction and distortion of fundamental Anglo-American legal and political constitutional principles […]

Resisting Genocide

Syria, North Korea and Cuba by Gearóid Ó Colmáin As NATO and Gulf Co-operation Council terrorists persist in their attempt to destroy the Syrian Arab Republic with car bombs, torture, beheadings and mayhem, the Syrian state has still shown no evidence of imminent collapse. Russia has sent 5 warships to the Mediterranean. China has continued to condemn, albeit with extreme diplomacy, […]

Destroying Libya: A War for “Human Rights”?

The war in Libya never happened. At least that is what one might think, considering the dearth of serious analysis and critical reflection in Canada since our participation in NATO’s bombardment campaign ended a year ago by Maximilian Forte Yet in Libya, in many ways the war is still happening. If we (we as in all the federal political parties) […]