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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Jan 13, 2010

Disaster in Haiti: Solidarity needed more than ever

Derrick O'Keefe
Waking up this morning, the news from Haiti is almost too much to take. This natural disaster is all the more deadly because of the social, economic and political disaster that has befallen Haiti.
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Jan 10, 2010

Worth repeating: It's the foreign policy, stupid

Derrick O'Keefe
If anything has become clear early in 2010, it’s that the deadly logic of the “war on terror” continues, even though the new U.S. administration doesn’t use that phrase anymore.
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Dec 21, 2009

It's no secret: Torture and the Afghan War

Derrick O'Keefe
The scandal of torture goes back all the way to 2011, and too often this torture scandal is discussed in isolation from the scandal of the occupation itself.
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Dec 11, 2009

A tale of two Nobel Prize speeches

Derrick O'Keefe
A fitting rebuttal to this year's 'war is peace' address was in fact delivered four years ago by the late British playwright Harold Pinter, when he was accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Nov 27, 2009

Malalai Joya completes cross-Canada book tour

Derrick O'Keefe
Over the past 15 days, Joya has spoken to big crowds in Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax, Montreal and Ottawa. On Nov. 25 she addressed 1,000 delegates at the OFL convention.

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