All Out to Oppose the Second Annual Halifax International Security Forum
Picket at Forum Opening
Friday, November 5 – 3:00 pm
Westin Hotel, Hollis & South Streets.
Anti-War Rally – Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 1:00 pm
Halifax Peace & Freedom Park (formerly Cornwallis Park) Hollis & South Sts
Organized by: Ad Hoc Committee Against the Halifax War Conference, Halifax Peace Coalition, NSPIRG, CUPW, Food Not Bombs, and others Continue reading
By Dougal MacDonald
Valkyrie is a 2008 Hollywood movie directed by Bryan Singer and starring Tom Cruise. It is based on an actual attempt by German aristocrat and army officer Claus von Stauffenberg and other co-conspirators to assassinate Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944. Valkyrie starts with Stauffenberg (played by Cruise) in North Africa, questioning Hitler’s leadership because Hitler is leading Germany to destruction. During a British air raid Stauffenberg is injured, losing an eye and a hand. Since he can no longer serve on the front lines he is sent home where he recovers and becomes involved in administration. Continue reading
The principles established at the Nuremberg trials in 1945-46, following the victory over fascism, affirmed that heads of state and other political leaders as well as the military leaders must be
held accountable and punished for crimes of aggression, breaking the peace and crimes against humanity. Today, the U.S. and its allies including Canada are going all out to smash all the conclusions of Nuremberg.
When it was decided at the end of the Second World War that the main Nazi war criminals should be prosecuted for their war crimes by the International Tribunal, world public opinion expected that the German industrialists would be among the accused, since their responsibility was so obvious. They bankrolled Hitler’s seizure of power, financed the Nazi Party, armed the Wehrmacht, looted the occupied countries, exploited the slave labour of millions of prisoners, expanded their empires and made huge profits. But the Nazi industrialists not only survived the war with most of their fortunes intact, they suffered little punishment for their heinous deeds. With the help of the Americans and the Vatican they quickly regained their influence and soon rebuilt their empires to again become some of the richest men in the world. How was this possible? The main reason was that the Americans who emerged practically unscathed from the war and whose industrialists were in fact an integral part of the Nazi machine, went to great efforts to clear the German industrialists from the responsibility of having caused the war and to prevent them from being tried by the International Tribunal. Continue reading