Derrick O'Keefe

Derrick O'Keefe is a writer and social justice activist in Vancouver, B.C. Derrick served as rabble.ca's editor from 2012 to 2013 and from 2007 to 2009. He is the author of the new Verso book, Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil? and the co-writer of Afghan MP Malalai Joya's political memoir, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice. Topics covered on this blog will include the war in Afghanistan and foreign policy, Canadian politics, media analysis, climate justice and ecology. You can follow him at http://twitter.com/derrickokeefe

Derrick O'Keefe
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Apr 5, 2010

Who are we fighting for? The Corleones of Kandahar

Derrick O'Keefe
Given that NATO is preparing a massive military offensive in Kandahar described as the "fulcrum" of the entire war, the allegations against Wali Karzai should be on frontpages across Canada.
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Apr 3, 2010

Left Forum 2010: Rekindling the radical imagination

Derrick O'Keefe
Noam Chomsky's closing speech painted a dark picture of political life in the United States -- with the left largely in static irrelevance while the far right is mobilizing.
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Feb 17, 2010

Where's that Olympic Truce?

Derrick O'Keefe
It's fair to speculate that the Games have been used as cover for a massive new NATO offensive that has already claimed many Afghan civilians' lives.
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Feb 9, 2010

The Governator to carry Olympic Torch in Vancouver

Derrick O'Keefe
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be one of the final day’s torchbearers. I'm sure VANOC wishes they could bring up Mr. Freeze to work some magic up on Cypress Mountain.

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