Responsibility To Protest: The Peace Movement and the Challenge of R2P

The following originally appeared in The Spark! Marxist Theory and Discussion no. 28, 2018. The Spark is an official publication of the Communist Party of Canada. As the dangers of mass destruction through war grow, the challenge to the peace and anti-imperialist movements involves exposing the real, imperialist reasons behind interventions cloaked in the humanitarian… Read More Responsibility To Protest: The Peace Movement and the Challenge of R2P

Mussalaha (Reconciliation) in Syria

“Reconciliation” has become something of a buzzword in Canada, the country of my birth, underpinning much of the mainstream discourse around the historical mistreatment of indigenous people and the future of relations between settlers and natives. One might be surprised to learn that Reconciliation is also a buzzword in Syria, but for rather different reasons.… Read More Mussalaha (Reconciliation) in Syria

Trump, Empire, and Syria (or, The Elites Just Bought Another War)

DONALD TRUMP: ANOTHER MAN FOR EMPIRE “After losing thousands of lives and spending trillions of dollars, we are in far worst shape in the Middle East than ever, ever before. I challenge anyone to explain the strategic foreign policy vision of Obama/Clinton. It has been a complete and total disaster.” — Donald J. Trump, Campaign… Read More Trump, Empire, and Syria (or, The Elites Just Bought Another War)

Study on the Philippine Revolution

An excellent presentation from the Red Sparks Union in Vancouver/ Coast Salish territories discussing the development of the Philippine revolution. This is a valuable multimedia source I would encourage those interested to make use of. Other recommended resources: Want peace but can’t understand the talk? Here is the essential A-Z (24 August, 2016) from Altermidya Why… Read More Study on the Philippine Revolution

Some Concerns and Proposals for the World Social Forum

Yesterday, the World Social Forum debuted in Montreal. This will be the first time the WSF has been held in North America. Two concerns for the radical left have emerged from the current state of the Forum. First, is the denial of visas (and possible detention) of radical organizers from the “third world” (including a candidate for… Read More Some Concerns and Proposals for the World Social Forum