International and domestic pressure increases as official figures show a dramatic surge in Canadian LAV exports to Saudi Arabia since the Prime Minister stated he was “looking for a way out of the Saudi arms deal”.
Today’s blog post looks at some important steps forward in the Yemeni peace process, French activism against selling arms to the Saudis and some hard-hitting questions for those who support the US-led effort to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Germany has extended its ban on weapons to Saudi Arabia for another six months. It will take a Trump veto to override the action of the USA Congress to end that country’s role in the Yemen war. When will Canada finally do what is right?
Peaceful demonstrations of Algerians from all walks of life have already achieved more than many thought possible a month ago. Is the grip of the shadowy ‘deep state’ clique that has ruled Algeria for so long finally being loosened?
Our sordid Saudi arms deal makes Canada complicit in atrocities against innocent Yemeni civilians.
The Trump administration must be careful to avoid playing into the hands of Islamic State and other violent extremists.