For years, the pro-war right has suppressed any meaningful discussion of the "root causes" of terrorism, limiting our focus to the horrific nature of terrorist acts in order to rouse us to go to war.
The tragic events in Ottawa give us an opportunity to examine our addiction to violence as the solution to conflict. Will we use the chance to disengage from our increasingly militarized culture?
Elizabeth May thought that the debate on sending a military mission into Iraq would allow her to make a 10-minute speech. Due to the motion for closure, she never had that chance. Here is that speech.
Syria is the 14th country in the Islamic world that U.S. forces and their allies have invaded, occupied or bombed in the past 35 years. It hasn't worked.
David J. Climenhaga
Virtually nothing the West has done in the Islamic world since 2001 has worked out as promised, or very well at all. Why will this war be any different?
Drinking water is a human right. The deliberate targeting of sources of drinking water in any conflict is a denial of that fundamental human right and a violation of international humanitarian law.
Elizabeth May delivered this speech in the Canadian House of Commons on October 3, opposing military intervention in Iraq and Syria.
They have no field, no funding, no league and no equipment. But the Zenobians rugby club from Syria is a favourite in an upcoming tournament in Egypt, despite all odds.
This is an age, at least for "our" side, of war without risk and even without fear. The "war" on Libya was the model: no casualties for us, though vast chaos throughout the region are due to us.
As if 10 years in Afghanistan were not enough, the Conservatives want Canadians to support another war alongside the U.S.