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Afghan mission a tough sell

I contributed to this article yesterday. Steve. Afghan mission a tough sell; Exit will leave ‘a hell of a vacuum’ The Ottawa Sun Mon 10 Sep 2007 BY KATHLEEN HARRIS, NATIONAL BUREAU The link between terrorism and the bloody war in Afghanistan is fading fast from public memory, making the military mission a tough sell […]

SPP is built around secrecy and US military command

SPP is built around secrecy and US military command By Michael Byers OTTAWA, August 20, 2007: The agreement’s title is classic framing: “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP) conjures up comfortable images. Michael Byers says the agreement under discussion this week by Canadian, US and Mexican leaders Harper, Bush and Calderon should more properly be framed […]

Harper Clings to ‘Titanic' Policy on Afghanistan with Cabinet Shuffle

Gordon O’Connor’s failure to convince Canadians to support the flagging war in Afghanistan, and his repeated missteps such as on the potential torture of Afghan detainees, meant that he had to be replaced. But will Peter MacKay and Maxime Bernier save the sinking Conservatives on the unpopular war in Afghanistan? In MacKay’s appointment, Stephen Harper […]

Hiroshima Day, 2007

Today is the 62nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. I wanted to share with you this op-ed which appears in the Halifax Daily News, written by one of my freinds in the Halifax Peace Initiative. Nuclear weapons greater threat than global warming The Daily News (Halifax) Monday, August 6, […]

If O'Connor Goes Now, Do the Generals Win?

News reports are predicting that Defence Minister Gordon O’Connor will be shuffled out of the cabinet in the coming days. While many people have been calling for him to be removed, myself included, ironically the timing is very bad. The military (i.e. General Hillier) has been openly challenging O’Connor and the government on defence policy. […]

Liberal Party Demands Resignation of Defence Minister and Renews Call for Access to Information Investigation

http://www.liberal.ca/story_12981_e.aspx Liberal Party Demands Resignation of Defence Minister and Renews Call for Access to Information Investigation July 17, 2007 MONTREAL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper must immediately replace Defence Minister Gordon O’Connor and must take immediate steps to restore the public’s access to information about Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan, said Liberal Defence Critic Denis Coderre […]