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Roger Annis's blog

Roger Annis is a lifetime socialist and union member and activist. He began his political activism with the Young Socialists of the day while at university in Nova Scotia. Since then, he has lived in most regions of Canada, including in Montreal where he became fluent in French. He is a retired aerospace worker living in Vancouver. He writes regularly on topics of social justice, peace, and on issues concerning Haiti. His personal blog can be found at http://www.rogerannis.com/. He is a founding editor in October 2014 of [url=http://newcoldwar.org/]The New Cold War: Ukraine and beyond.[/url] In 2004, he helped to found the Canada Haiti Action Network and continues to co-edit its [url=http://www.canadahaitiaction.ca/]website.[/url]

Blog - Roger Annis's blog December 5
Roger Annis | How far are the U.S., Europe and Canada prepared to go to defend the right-wing government in Kyiv? "Just watch us."
Blog - Roger Annis's blog November 30
Mark Bartalmai | The Donbass region of southeast Ukraine is facing a humanitarian catastrophe of unprecedented proportions.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog November 26
Roger Annis | Land defenders, Aboriginal peoples and trade union and climate activists unite to stop tar sands pipeline.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog November 24
Roger Annis | By a 'conservative estimate', 4000 people have died in the war in eastern Ukraine, including 1,000 since a Sept. 'ceasefire'. But who is responsible and why?
Blog - Roger Annis's blog November 12
Boris Kagarlitsky | Russian writer Boris Kagarlitsky examines troubling political trends in the autonomous region of Donetsk and Luhansk and the sharp limits of assistance from Russia to rebel forces.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog November 11
Roger Annis | The Oct. 26 election to Ukraine's Rada is another step down the road of violent, right wing government.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog November 7
Renfrey Clarke | In advance of the G20 summit meeting to be held in Brisbane, Australia this month, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is stepping up his anti-Russia rhetoric over the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog October 27
Vasily Koltashov and Boris Kagarlitsky | Russia's liberals are scrambling to reach accomodation with NATO and the West, at nearly any price, including Russian sovereignty.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog October 22
Roger Annis | Among those countries that have NOT signed or ratified the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions are the United States, Canada, Russia and Ukraine.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog October 15
Roger Annis | A news update on Ukraine.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog October 14
Dan Falcone | The co-author of the landmark, 1988 book that sparked a movie by the same name in 1992 speaks on the war in Ukraine and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog October 9
Roger Annis | Presentation by Roger Annis in Vancouver, Canada on Sept 29, 2014
Blog - Roger Annis's blog October 7
Sergei Kirichuk | The demolitions of monuments to Lenin in Ukraine by extreme rightists is proceeding apace in Ukraine, with serious consequences for the future of the country.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog September 30
Roger Annis | German television is mocking the 'propaganda war' accompanying the Kyiv/NATO war in eastern Ukraine. CBC newscasters will cringe when watching.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog September 30
Roger Annis | Opposition to natural gas fracking and forest despoilation as well as womens' rights issues played a key role in ousting the Conservative N.B. government.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog September 22
Roger Annis | Remember the crash of Malyasia Airlines Flight 17 two-plus months ago? Don't be surprised if a final investigation report is as vague and evasive as the initial report two weeks ago.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog September 19
Roger Annis | The political left's guard is down as Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko is welcomed in Ottawa and Washington and funds are promised for arms, militias and an austerity-ravaged economy.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog September 9
Roger Annis | The ceasefire in Ukraine does not resolve underlying issues--Kyiv's embrace of Europe-style austerity policies, the ascendance of right-wing nationalism and, above all, NATO's new cold-war militarism.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 30
Roger Annis | Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt says not to worry, railway and oil train safety is in hand. But the Transportation Safety Board says railways are "unchecked."
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 29
Roger Annis | Coincidentally, Democracy Now! and CBC broadcast two stories on Ukraine today. One was serious analysis, another was a platform for propaganda.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 28
Roger Annis | The federal minister of multiculturalism and Ontario premier joined in an event featuring fundraising for Ukraine 'Right Sector' fascists.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 19
Boris Kagarlitsky | Ukraine's war in the east of the country has reached a bloody standoff and is sparking a deeper radicalization of self-defense forces.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 18
Svetlana Tsiberganova | A young Ukrainian laments the troubling descent of left and liberal politics in Ukraine.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 16
Roger Annis | CBC and the rest of mainstream, western media is feeding disinformation rather than providing fact on the July 17 crash of MH17
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 15
Daniel Grigor'ev | A Marxist social researcher and teacher in Moscow discusses the political crisis in Ukraine and the lessons of the 'Maidan' movement.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 14
Zhuge Li | The bombast blaming Russia or 'separatists' for the crash of Flight MH 17 has quieted, so has the investigation, and Ukraine's military is rumbling over the crash site.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 11
Roger Annis | Candians are receiving santized versions of the news from Ukraine.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog August 5
Roger Annis | Threats against Russia by NATO and the G7, including economic sanctions, show the broader canvass of the NATO-backed war in eastern Ukraine.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 31
Roger Annis | Bombardments of towns and cities by the Ukraine army in the country's rebellious southeast are intensifying, Mainstream media filters out the story but ordinary Ukrainians are up in arms.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 28
Roger Annis | Ukraine's government is on a shelling rampage in southeast Ukraine. Ever since self-defense fighters turned over the site to international investigators, access has been blocked by the Ukraine army.

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