The utter lack of constructive Canadian engagement is the disturbing theme that unites this week’s roundup of events regarding Venezuela, Saudi arms transfers, increased Russia-USA tensions and Trumpian efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Military assistance comes before humanitarian aid for Canada as disaster relief mission begins.
With the death toll over 4,000 and rising, Nepal is struggling to cope with the aftermath of a powerful earthquake. Nepal needs our help.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced last month that the death toll in the Syrian uprising is approaching 70,000.
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross operation in Sirte has reported that the organization has been able to provide hospitals in the Libyan town with life-saving supplies such as oxygen and dressing kits after the Red Cross was finally given access to the area on October 1st, following weeks of siege […]
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) has announced that it is shutting down its operations in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia (David Pugliese, “Cash-strapped peacekeeping centre closing Nova Scotia office,” Ottawa Citizen, 10 June 2011). The organization is attempting to cut costs after having been advised in 2009 that its annual $4 million funding from the federal government […]