As a rule, not long after taking office, U.S. presidents authorize overseas bombing. Donald Trump has just attacked Syria and his "global leadership" has met with approval from NATO states.
War in Syria
There are no good guys in this war. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't hear both sides of the story.
While we are reflecting on the horror of the Paris attacks, we have a responsibility to remember and reflect that every day at least 129 Muslim citizens die in conflicts incited by our governments.
"We are at war," declared French President François Hollande after the bloody terrorist attacks in Paris. In reality, the war has hit home, big time.
Those bemoaning the "cost" of bringing Syrian refugees to Canada should ask how much it costs to needlessly destroy the lives of refugees who are already here.
As the Canadian government plays at fighting wars in Iraq/Syria and in eastern Europe, we see daily examples of how militarism ultimately degrades, disrupts and destroys democracy.
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.
Will the world be driven into a rapid downward spiral by the nexus between oil, war and climate change? It is time for democratic debate on these and related issues.
Aug 21, 2013 to Aug 22, 2013
Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson & Howe St.Downtown Vancouver , BC
Canada49° 16' 55.2468" N, 123° 7' 14.9412" W
British Columbia CA
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Jun 6, 2013
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)Toronto , ON
Canada43° 46' 55.3368" N, 79° 25' 0.7212" W
Two Toronto residents, Hind Kabawat and Ali Mustafa have recently returned from Syria and will lead an informative evening by sharing their insights and observations of the current situation.