Double Standard on Iran

DOUBLE STANDARD ON IRAN

As published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA): Nov. / Dec. 2020

The Iranian government recently agreed to allow United Nations inspectors to enter the country and examine their nuclear facilities. This reasonable policy is particularly notable when compared to that of Iran’s main regional rivals, particularly Israel.

CAF Needs More Generals and Admirals?

CAF Needs More Generals and Admirals?

As published in Esprit de Corps: September 1, 2020

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The pending retirement of Canada’s Chief of Defense Staff, General Jonathan Vance, reminded me of his previous comments on the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) urgent need for more generals. According to Vance’s staff,

Poppies Expose Hypocrisy of Canadian Arms Sales to Despots

Poppies Expose Hypocrisy of Canadian Arms Sales to Despots

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Ottawa Citizen, St. Thomas Times Journal, Brantford Expositor, Kingston Whig Standard, Woodstock Sentinel Review, Chatham This Week, Napanee Guide, Stathroy Dispatch, Whitecourt Star, Spruce Cove Examiner, Brockville Recorder Times, Community Press, Gananoque Reporter, Wallaceburg Courier Press, Owen Sound Sun Times, North Bay Nugget, Timmins Daily Press, Fort McMurrary Today, Vulcan Advocates, Wetaskiwin Times, Hanover Post, Nanton News, County Weekly News, Shoreline Beacon Times, Today's Farmer

Union-bashing Thriving

YOU SAID IT: Union-bashing Thriving

Original title: Brian Lilley’s “School of Life” Accepting Applications

As published in the Ottawa Sun: September 14, 2020.

As Labour Day approaches, it’s worth noting that union-bashing is thriving, especially on the pages of the Ottawa Sun.

According to Brian Lilley, the literature degree of teachers’ union boss Harvey Bishof disqualifies him from commenting on medical matters. Perhaps his lack of meteorology training also diminishes his ability to comment on the weather.

Trade Unions Still Vital Today

OPINION-HILL TIMES

Vigilance required to keep gains earned by labour unions, says letter writer

Trade Unions Still Vital Today

As published in the Hill Times: 9 September 2020

Trade union critics often claim that improved human rights and labor legislation now provide all the protection that working people need. This soothing news may surprise minimum wage and gig economy workers whose precarious labor has achieved higher visibility due to Covid.

America’s invasion of Iraq fuelled militant Islam

America’s invasion of Iraq fuelled militant Islam

As published in the Toronto Star: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Canadian intelligence assessments of Saddam’s Iraq got it right, new research paper says, Aug. 23

Many pundits and politicians have claimed that ungrateful Iraqis rejected America’s gift of freedom and chose sectarian violence after the 2003 U.S. invasion. That slipshod incursion created the conditions for violent chaos and inspired Al Qaeda and later ISIS to enter the country.

West Bank Annexation Latest Phase of the Peace Process

WEST BANK ANNEXATION LATEST PHASE OF THE PEACE PROCESS

As published in Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August/September 2020, pp. 6-7

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Canadian Expediency Sinks UN Bid

Canadian Expediency Sinks UN Bid

As published in the Hill Times - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

It’s Time to Democratize the UN by Eliminating the Veto of Powerful States

Trump's Usual Tricks

TRUMP’S USUAL TRICKS

As published in the Ottawa Sun & the Province: June 10, 2020.

Trump’s latest totalitarian stunt at the St. John’s church in Washington wasn’t surprising. He is well aware that a large percentage of American voters either share his vile attitudes or excuse them as the price of short-term economic benefit. This cynical tactic has served every tyrant in history.

PALESTINIAN NAKBA AND ISRAEL’S CREATION DESERVE EQUAL RECOGNITION

PALESTINIAN NAKBA AND ISRAEL’S CREATION DESERVE EQUAL RECOGNITION

As published in Canadian Dimension: 12 May 2020

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