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Rise of Boko Haram linked to U.S. foreign policy in Africa

January 28, 2015
| Boko Haram rose to prominence last year when they kidnapped 276 schoolgirls. They now control large areas of northeastern Nigeria. Ajamu Baraka says this rise is linked to the NATO attack on Libya.
Length: 16:03 minutes (14.7 MB)
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Rationales for war: The Responsibility To Protect

December 13, 2013
| Derrick O’Keefe returns to continue his examination of the rationales for war, focusing in this segment on the notion of the responsibility to protect.
Length: 13:43 minutes (12.57 MB)
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Libya and responsibility to protect

Image: Mohammed Shamma/flickr

Who will protect Libyans now? One of the darkest and most shameful chapters in Western military intervention continues to play out in spades in Libya. The latest news -- yet it barely makes the news -- comes from Benghazi where one of the (literally hundreds) murderous militias opened fire on peaceful, white-flag-bearing protesters (protesting militias), killing at least 20 and wounding over 130.  And they didn't use just small arms -- it was rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and even an anti-aircraft gun.

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Examining the rationales for war

November 18, 2013
| In the first of two interviews, Derrick O'Keefe critiques the notion of humanitarian war and similar rationales for aggression against other countries from Yugoslavia to Libya.
Length: 15:31 minutes (14.22 MB)
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The tyrant's poison pill: The suppression of civil society

Sirte during the 2011 war for Libya. (Photo: vittoare / flickr)

The West's hypocrisy and oil-greed are coming home to roost with a vengeance in Libya as the Arab Spring in that country turns into a nightmarish winter characterized by armed gangs, economic collapse, a decline in services by an incompetent government and increasing political domination by radical Islamists.

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Why the Right's 'defence lobby' wants another war

Canadian C-17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 2006. (Photo: lafrancevi / flickr)

The generals have a big problem. The fighting in Afghanistan is over for Canada, and the thousands of recruits they armed, and the fleets of planes, helicopters and tanks they bought, have nowhere to go but home.

Since 9/11 the military budget has ballooned to its highest level since the Second World War, surpassing the height of the Cold War in adjusted dollars.

How much longer will Canadians be willing to keep picking up the military's enormous tab with no war to fight or troops in harm's way to support?

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