Photo of demonstrators at the Wescam HQ on September 28, 2020. Image: contributed photo
Matthew Behrens | Two new reports on Canadian weapons exports reveal that Canadian-based corporate entities are complicit in the commission of war crimes in Yemen, Turkey, Libya, Syria and Iraq.
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Yves Engler | The revelation that Canadian troops have been stationed in Saudi Arabia for 17 years highlights our military ties to the Saudi monarchy and warfare in the Middle East.
Eurofighter Typhoon F-2000A. Image: Andrea Graziadio​/Flickr
Brent Patterson | The Guardian recently reported on BAE Systems profiting from the Saudi war on Yemen, but Canadian mainstream media hasn't yet made the connection to the Canada Pension Plan.
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Brent Patterson | Canadian foreign minister endorses call for global ceasefire the day after he lifts restrictions on new arms exports to Saudi Arabia.
Image: Wikimedia - Yemen civil war detailed map (August 2015)
Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Kamillia el-Eriani, a Melbourne-based professor of sociology and politics, talks to Jiselle Hanna about the dynamics and deep roots of the conflict in Yemen.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Netflix's decision to censor an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj's series, blocking access to it within Saudi Arabia, has implications that ripple far beyond the borders of the Saudi dictatorship.
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Ryan Donnelly | Canadian rifle and ammunition sales to Saudi Arabia in 2018 is about to hit an all-time record, beating out previous records set in 2017 and 2016 – the same period of the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
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Matthew Behrens | With each new reported Saudi atrocity, Canadian leaders dig in their heels and issue earnest statements about "troubling" revelations, and respect for human rights and the rule of law.
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Brent Patterson | Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says the sale of LAV 6s must stop following the murder Jamal Khashoggi.
Sophia Reuss | The majority of this week’s roundup revolves around the Trudeau government’s failure to deliver on many of its progressive promises -- and the hollowness of those promises in the first place.
Human rights campaigners protest against arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/Flickr
rabble staff | How do we apply pressure to push for changes in the relationship with Saudi Arabia? Here are three progressive comprehensive campaigns that could make a real impact.
Yves Engler | The Trudeau government has largely maintained the Conservative government's pro-Saudi policies and support for Riyadh's belligerence in the region.