We commend some very positive steps by Canada toward global solidarity against COVID-19 but more are needed. And we remember a towering Canadian intellectual and former RI Board member, Mel Watkins.
We call on Canada to demonstrate “strict adherence to the rule of law and respect for human rights” by taking an unequivocal stand against the illegal sanctioning of humanitarian goods.
We are in pre-election planning mode. Join us in our urgent effort to energize and mobilize progressives in all the federal parties to develop strong, innovative peacebuilding platforms.
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.
Our update to the 08 February blog features an explosive interview with leading economist Michael Hudson. He explains how American economic sanctions and other coercive measures have played a key role in creating Venezuela’s current political and economic malaise.
Get some perspective on the Venezuelan debacle; find out why Amb. McCallum was right about the Huawei extradition case; and get the latest from Prof. Paul Rogers on what we need to do – now – to avert climate catastrophe.