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Trading Values to Sell Weapons: The Canada-Saudi Relationship

In August 2018, the relationship between Canada and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appeared to break down in a most public and modern way: over Twitter. This began with mild criticism by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland…

Converge at the White House: November 2-11

We will gather at the White House every day from November 2-11 at noon and 6pm to demand Trump’s immediate removal from office and to stand up for our our democracy, our humanity, and our future. ​ Join us however you can. Bring your…

In Syria ‘Withdrawal,’ Less Is Probably More

When US president Donald Trump announced his plan to relocate a few dozen US soldiers in Syria – getting them out of the way of a pending Turkish invasion – the Washington establishment exploded in rage at what it mis-characterized as a US…

‘We Want To Keep The Oil’

“Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand, workin’ in the dark against your fellow man. But as sure as God made black and white what’s down in the dark will be brought to the light.” ~ Johnny Cash/traditional, ‘God’s Gonna Cut…

The Militarization Of Everything

When Americans think of militarism, they may imagine jackbooted soldiers goose-stepping through the streets as flag-waving crowds exult; or, like our president, they may think of enormous parades featuring troops and missiles and tanks,…