As we near the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings, we call on every Canadian to let prospective candidates for federal elected office know the importance of our government doing everything within its power to ensure that nuclear weapons are never again used.
The “nuclear taboo” has not been broken since 9 August 1945 and we all have a role to play in keeping it that way.
Bush’s post-9/11 address launched sixteen years of war. Trump’s sequel promises many more.
Paul Rogers, writing for Opendemocracy.net, provides a clear analysis of the evolution of ISIS and the western worlds’ failure to find a way out of the trap cast by ISIS (“ISIS’s plan, and the west’s trap”, Opendemocracy.net, 27 November, 2015). Tactics employed by ISIS have continued to change but the West has failed to adapt, […]
Since mid-May of 2015 Ceasefire.ca has been calling for all federal party leaders to commit to a full public defence and security policy review. Of particular importance will be a reassessment of the disastrous and utterly counterproductive “war on terror” launched by then President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Yet […]
Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies at the University of Bradford and OpenDemocracy’s international-security editor, discusses the recent attacks in Paris and the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.