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Haligonians say No War with Iran

“Folks are using the plane crash as a justification for war. Like so many people I lost someone on that plane. It has touched us all. We will not let this be used as a justification for war. My friend did not die so that his people could be murdered.” – Masuma Khan

From 200 to 300 people of all ages and walks of life rallied at Victoria Park in Halifax on Saturday, January 11 to say No War with Iran and to condemn the U.S. terrorist attacks against Iran and Iraq. Haligonians let the Trump Administration know that we do not support another war. They warned Canadian elected officials that Canada needs to stand up against any acts of war and be a voice of peace. Continue reading

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Harper government’s motion to ‘extend and expand’ Canadian mission in Iraq

‘Fight against terrorism’ – Cover to support U.S. aggression against Syria and Iraq

Harper stated in Mississauga, “The current authorization laid open the possibility of going into Syria, though we have not done that.” He will “address those issues” when the new proposal is revealed, he said. LOUIS LANG

(March 21) – In a speech in Mississauga on March 18, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that he would be presenting a motion to the House of Commons the following week to “extend and expand” the Canadian mission in Iraq. Continue reading

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Oppose Canada’s participation in US-led ‘coalition of the guilty’

The Iraqi and Syrian militaries and peoples have been making headway against the foreign-backed insurgencies and their reign of terror. They can finish the job themselves without US-led airstrikes.

The Iraqi and Syrian militaries and peoples have been making headway against the foreign-backed insurgencies and their reign of terror. They can finish the job themselves without US-led airstrikes.

On Friday, October 3, the Harper war government presented a motion demanding that the Canadian Parliament rubber-stamp its existing deployment of special forces to Iraq, as well as expand the number involved, including CF-18 fighter jets, for a minimum of two months. The final vote is to take place on Oct. 6 or 7th. Not a single party is objecting on the basis that this constitutes aggression against the sovereignty of both Iraq and Syria. Only the gullible are fooled by the provision that Canadian Forces are to be confined to Iraq. The US is creating an alliance to supposedly end the pandemonium in Iraq and Syria. But what Obama has assembled, writes MAHDI DARIUS NAZEMROAYA*, is a ‘coalition of the guilty,’ comprised of the very same actors that have created the forces menacing Iraq and Syria, hiding America and NATO’s own role in creating the disorder, destruction and chaos and crimes against the peoples of the Middle East. By presenting whether or not “troops on the ground” and “mission creep” are the issue – as was done in 2010 with the US withdrawal from Iraq – Obama disinforms by diverting from the central question of the necessity to hold the U.S. and its allies accountable for their crimes against Iraq, as well as against Syria. –TS.

On September 15, 2014, a conference took place in France about the violence in Iraq. The forthright aim of the Paris conference was to convene a broad coalition to tackle the crisis in Iraq. Just as important, because of the cross-border nature of the crisis, the fighting in Syria was also part of the discussions in Paris.

This whole coalition-building process is a disingenuous deception. Two of the major regional players, which are at the forefront of fighting the cross-border insurgencies in Syria and Iraq, did not even attend the gathering. Syria was not present at the conference, because it was not invited. The Iranians were not present in Paris either. Continue reading

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