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Never Again – Theme of Windsor commemorations

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The Windsor Peace Coalition convened a meeting on September 27 of all those interested in ensuring that the anti-war conscience of the working people of Windsor-Essex is affirmed in commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Attending the meeting were long-time activists from the Peace Coalition, Women in Black and the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada, veterans of the Canadian and U.S. Armed Forces, a local member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a number of active and retired teachers, artists and others. Continue reading

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Afghanistan: a general admission of abject failure – again

By TONY SEED

U.S. General Scott Miller, who took over command of the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan on September 2, admitted in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Tuesday, October 30, that the war in Afghanistan “is not going to be won militarily.”

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An Iraqi historian, US veterans, the Iraq War and a US classroom

This is what happens when an historian from Iraq teaches American veterans of the Iraq War in a US classroom. I Continue reading

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Sighting. Prime Minister’s Office & Parliament Hill, October 18

Veteran’s signs condemning Harper government outside Prime Minister’s Office, October 18, day before the federal election

Veteran’s signs condemning Harper government outside Prime Minister’s Office, October 18, day before the federal election

Election Eve Protest on Parliament Hill – “Harperman” Farewell Sing-Along

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One last protest against Harper took place on Parliament Hill at 2:30 pm today, the day before the election. Tony Turner, a scientist with the federal public service who was fired for his political opinion, led a sing-along of his song “Harperman” followed by speakers and other songs. Debi Daviau, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service Canada (PIPSC), spoke along with Elder Albert Dumont. Other musicians also participated. Further updates as they become available.

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Activities to celebrate 70th anniversary of the defeat of fascism

The Brest Fortress, 1941

The Brest Fortress, 1941

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Stephen Harper loves the smell of napalm in the morning

By MICHAEL HARRIS*
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GOING after the Ukrainian vote in Canada is one thing. But sending troops, even as trainers, into Ukraine’s “fratricidal” civil war and confronting Russia is quite another. If this thing goes sideways, he may wish he had sent diplomats instead of military advisors.

Has anyone told the PM that these are not toy soldiers he is dispatching — by the hundreds no less — but flesh and blood human beings?

This is an old story. From his opposition days, this leader has exhibited a fatal instinct to take it to the parking lot. The itchy trigger finger initially showed up in the second Iraq War. Cooler heads in the Chretien government scuppered his ill-informed bellicosity. Canada refused to join President George W. Bush’s coalition of the misguided.

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Can veterans trust the Harper government?

Some 3,000 veterans and their allies showed up in Sydney to rally against the Veterans Affairs office slated closure.

Some 3,000 veterans and their allies showed up in Sydney to rally against the Veterans Affairs office slated closure.

There is yet more news and questions about the Harper government’s recent announcement that it was going to spend $200 million on veterans. DAVID PUGLIESE has the following article in his daily column, Defence Notes, in the Ottawa Citizen: Continue reading

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