Canada’s Non-Diplomacy Puts Canadians at Risk in an Unstable Middle East

By Jeremy Wildeman, University of Bath | The Conversation | 01/13/20 | Canada is caught in a mess of its own diplomatic making following the recent escalation in conflict between the United States and Iran. This escalation seemed to contribute to the downing by Iran on its own soil of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, with 57 CanadiansContinue reading “Canada’s Non-Diplomacy Puts Canadians at Risk in an Unstable Middle East”

Iran Takes Responsibility for Downing of Ukrainian Airliner, Blames “Human Error”

By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 01/10/20 | A conclusion finally comes forward. After refusing to hand over the black boxes, Iranian authorities have now confirmed it was one of their missiles that “unintentionally” brought down Ukrainian Flight PS752 near Tehran on Wednesday. From CBC: A military statement carried by state media said the planeContinue reading “Iran Takes Responsibility for Downing of Ukrainian Airliner, Blames “Human Error””

Why Canadians Should Be Concerned About US War with Iran

By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 01/08/20 | As Canada’s top military commander Jonathan Vance announced Candian military operations will be put on pause in Iraq in light of the Iranian missile attacks that hit two US bases in the region yesterday, perhaps it would be good for us, too, to pause and reflect onContinue reading “Why Canadians Should Be Concerned About US War with Iran”

‘Monstrous’: Docs Show Canadian Mounties Wanted Snipers Ready to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders Blockading Pipeline

In response to the exclusive Guardian report, critics called the actions of Canadian authorities “abhorrent and unconscionable.” By Jessica Corbett | Common Dreams | 12/21/19 | In an exclusive report Friday that outraged human rights advocates worldwide, The Guardian revealed that Canadian police wanted snipers on standby for a January 2019 crackdown on Indigenous land defenders whoContinue reading “‘Monstrous’: Docs Show Canadian Mounties Wanted Snipers Ready to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders Blockading Pipeline”

Anti-Racism Government Employee ‘Forced Out of Job’ for Negative Opinion of Trudeau’s Blackface Photos

By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 12/12/19 | Ex-federal employee Manjot Bains was a senior program adviser in Community Support, Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Initiatives in the Department of Canadian Heritage; but after she criticized Justin Trudeau over the multiplicity of leaked photos of him in black (and brown) face during the 2019 election, she wasContinue reading “Anti-Racism Government Employee ‘Forced Out of Job’ for Negative Opinion of Trudeau’s Blackface Photos”

Canadian Employment Report is Worst Since Financial Crisis; While the Loonie Continues to Drop

By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 12/06/19 | According to a new jobs report, ‘Canadian employment unexpectedly tumbled by 71,200 in November, the biggest decline since the financial crisis,’ says ZeroHedge. For those hoping that the details might serve up better news, they too were disappointed: Full-time employment was down 38.4k, and the private sectorContinue reading “Canadian Employment Report is Worst Since Financial Crisis; While the Loonie Continues to Drop”

Extreme-Right Insanity: Wexit and the White-Nationalist Propagandists Behind it

By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 11/06/19 | Water-box-thingy drinker and blackface enthusiast Justin Trudeau may have lost a number of seats in the House in October, but his Liberal Party’s ability to stay on as a minority government after the Federal Election was enough to ignite right-wing hysteria in Western Canada. In reaction toContinue reading “Extreme-Right Insanity: Wexit and the White-Nationalist Propagandists Behind it”