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The Ukrainian cemetery at Kapuskasing Internment Camp. Image: P199/Wikimedia Commons
Navjeet Sidhu | An absorbing and revealing look at the brutal conditions inside one of Canada's wartime internment camps, where thousands were imprisoned during the First World War.
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Scene of the great memorial service held in a British military cemetery in Etaples, France commemorating the fourth anniversary of the First World War. Photo: Henry Armytage Sanders/National Library NZ on The Commons/Wikimedia Commons
Duncan Cameron | French President Emmanuel Macron sees dangers 100 years after the "never again" promise of 1918 failed to produce peace. In November, France will host a 100th anniversary event: the Paris Peace Forum.
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Image: Elders and Indian soldiers in the uniform of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Online MIKAN no. 3192219) by Library and Archives Canada / PA-041366
Yves Engler | Glorifying First Nations participation in imperialist wars as part of overcoming Canada’s colonial treatment of First Nations is, at a minimum, ironic.
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Yves Engler | One hundred years ago today a popular revolt ousted the Russian monarchy. Six thousand Canadian troops invaded in response.
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Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan 2013
Dalia Thamin | Syrians were subjected to the same restriction imposed on Chinese, Japanese and South Asian immigrants starting from the early 1900s.
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Yves Engler | The First World War had no clear and compelling purpose other than rivalry between imperial powers. Support for the British Empire was Ottawa’s primary motive in joining the war.
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The Armenian Genocide Memorial Tsitsernakaberd
Mel Watkins | Genocide haunts the 20th century. And 100 years ago, the century's first began in fearsome earnest.
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Mel Watkins | Even amidst all the carnage and murder in the First World War, every so often, in small ways, ordinary human decency broke through -- and lingers on in the collective memory.
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Mel Watkins | Karl Polanyi, one of the great intellectuals of the 20th century, argued that the First World War was a nationalist response to the enormous tensions generated by the industrial revolution.
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Mel Watkins | To argue that the First World War was "inevitable," a pre-determined result of some conjuncture of historical forces, is wrong from the very moment of the improbable event that triggered it all.
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Rod Mickleburgh | As much as we rightly mourned the murders of two young Canadian soldiers last month, this past Remembrance Day inevitably lost some of its focus on the carnage that started it all.
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Mel Watkins | What can the author of 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' tell us about the First World War and wealth inequality?