Taps Always Open for Private Profit at Public Expense

Taps Always Open for Private Profit at Public Expense

As published in the Hill Times: 14 Dec. 2022

I noticed this Toronto Sun editorial comment at the end of a Nov. 23 reader’s letter on worker’s wages:

“(With government, expanding constantly, and offering more and more services we cannot afford, the money has to come from somewhere)”

There is one service that government eagerly subsidizes: private profit at public risk and expense. Perhaps the editors are unaware of the following information.

Monarchy is Archaic

Monarchy is Archaic

Individual monarchs not racist but institution different story

As published in the Guardian 15 Nov. 2022

Unfortunately, Bloc Quebecois leader Yves Blanchet correctly describes the British monarchy as a “racist” and “archaic" institution. That admission does not support his separatism or validate his presence in Canada’s parliament.

War Remains a Permanent Feature of Human Existence

Remembrance Day 2022

War Remains a Permanent Feature of Human Existence

As published in the Hill Times: November 16, 2022

In addition to protecting Canada’s land and maritime areas the Canadian Forces (CF) are active around the world. This includes NATO operations, marine patrols and the provision of military training.

The fact that Canada is not officially at war does not lessen the danger to CF personnel, especially UN peacekeepers in active conflict zones and contested areas.

Israel Obstinately Rejects Legitimate Criticism

Israel Obstinately Rejects Legitimate Criticism

As published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: Nov. / Dec. 2022 Vol. XLI, No. 7

A recent article by Abraham Global Peace Initiative (AGPI) CEO Avi Benolo is titled: “Israel Strong in the Face of Growing Progressive Obstinacy”. Unfortunately, the piece offers shaky assumptions and lacks historical context to balance its strident appeal to emotion. For example, Benolo’s AGPI wrongly assumes that Israel represents the interests of all Jews.

Kissinger a Poor Choice for Ukrainian Conflict Resolution

Kissinger a Poor Choice for Ukrainian Conflict Resolution

As published in Esprit de Corps: 1 August 2022

It has been suggested that Henry Kissinger’s so-called realpolitik might offer a solution to the ongoing violence in Ukraine. Perhaps Dr. Kissinger has reinvented himself as sincere peacemaker but I doubt it. Kissinger’s past expertise mainly involved cynically fomenting conflict at the behest of U.S. imperialism.

Canada silent as Israel raids Palestinian human rights offices in West Bank

Canada silent as Israel raids Palestinian human rights offices in West Bank

As published in the Hill Times: September 5, 2022

The recent Israeli raid on a Palestinian human rights office reminded me that Israel employed secret evidence in 2021 to categorize six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations. This is hardly news, since the Israeli state routinely targets Palestinians who dares advocate for themselves with any effectiveness.

LaFlamme Ousted from CTV

LaFlamme Ousted from CTV

As published in the Cape Breton Post: August 20, 2022 & the Hill Times: August 22, 2022

Feds’ approach to Israeli state is troubling, says Ottawa reader

Feds’ approach to Israeli state is troubling, says Ottawa reader

As published in the Hill Times: 6 July 2022 & the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: January-February 2023 Vol. XLII, No1

Canadian government’s “working definition of antisemitism”

The Canadian government’s embrace of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) “working definition of antisemitism” is troubling, given the government’s indifference to Israel’s illegal occupation of conquered Palestinian territory and ongoing defiance of the Geneva Convention and United Nations Resolutions.

Canadian governments embrace IHRA “Working Definition of antisemitism”

Canadian governments embrace IHRA “Working Definition of antisemitism”

Censoring free speech by falsely collating legitimate criticism of Israel’s territorial expansion and mistreatment of Palestinians with real antisemitism

As published by the Hampton Institute: June 22, 2022
https://www.hamptonthink.org/read/tag/morgan+duchesney

Canada Must Stop Supporting Israeli Weapons Industry

Canada Must Stop Supporting Israeli Weapons Industry

As published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) – June/July 2022

Canada recently signed a $36 million contract to buy Hermes Starliner drones from Elbit, an Israeli company that also manufactures the cluster bombs, bullets and corrosive white phosphorus shells used to attack both Hamas and civilians in Gaza.

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