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Afghan Prisoner Torture Scandal: War Crimes

The allegations are shocking: prisoners taken by our soldiers in Afghanistan are handed to local Afghan authorities and are subjected to a living hell of torture and abuse. Despite repeated assurances from our government that these prisoners would not be abused in Afghan prisons – we now know that Canada has been condemning these people […]

The defence lobby's counter-offensive

The right wing defence lobby launched a counter-offensive against our work to push for a parliamentary debate on the failing military mission in Afghanistan. From his office in the “Calgary School,” David Bercuson had a centre-spread op-ed in the Globe and Mail Friday, declaring that if the Liberals’ motion to tell NATO that Canadian troops will end combat in […]

Ceasefire Insider Top-10 in popularity on WordPress.com

This little blog has been ranked one of the most popular blogs by our provider, WordPress.com. In addition to Ceasefire Insider, WordPress.com hosts 885,014 other blogs. According to the Growing Blogs list on April 10, 2007 Ceasefire Insider ranked as the 9th fastest growing blog in popularity on WordPress.com. Steve

Afghanistan debate largely ignored by media.

The debate today on Afghanistan seems have been largely ignored by the Ottawa press gallery. One can barely find a mention of it on the CTV and CBC websites, and the Globe and Mail on-line has decided that the NDP’s request for how much Harper pays his stylist deserves much greater prominence than the debate on […]

Afghanistan motion "a setback for Prime Minister Stephen Harper."

Parliament is set to debate a motion by the Liberals today saying that “Canada’s existing military deployment in Afghanistan will continue until February 2009, at which time Canadian combat operations in Southern Afghanistan will conclude; and call upon the government to notify NATO of this decision immediately.” The Liberal motion from Defence Critic Denis Coderre follows […]