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U.S. Army Soldiers with the National Guard stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021.Image credit: The National Guard/Flickr
Jacob Scheier | Government expansion of power is the wrong way to go about protecting democracy from those on the far right who threaten it.
Columnists
59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. Image credit: Carlos M. Vazquez II/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr
Matthew Behrens | Joe Biden's inauguration overlapped with a grim anniversary: the start of the Iraq war, a conveniently forgotten backdrop on a day of U.S. democratic triumphalism.
Podcast
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Scott Neigh | Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler talk about myths and perceptions of the role of Canadian on the international stage, and why they founded the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute earlier this year.
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National War Memorial in Ottawa. Image: Paul Gorbould/Flickr
Abdul Nakua | All wars are fought twice, "the first time on the battlefield, and the second time in memory." What is often forgotten is the memory of those who were oppressed, exploited and unrecognized.
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Poppies on National War Memorial in Ottawa. Image: Robbie/Flickr
Robert Hackett | When we commemorate the sacrifices of Canadians who have gone to battle over the years, let's honour not only the soldiers, but those who take risks to prevent war or to repair its damage.
Columnists
RCAF Chinook helicopter sits on the front lawn of Parliament in Ottawa. Image: Jamie McCaffrey/Flickr
Matthew Behrens | No matter who takes the reins of Parliament next week, perhaps the biggest winner in Canada's 2019 federal election will be a conglomerate of military industries and the war department.
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CF-18 flyover in Toronto. Photo: synestheticstrings/Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | A rebellion against our extinction and the winning of a Green New Deal means challenging the spectacle of burning jet fuel for entertainment.
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Cadets of the École Polytechnique parade through Paris on July 14, 2010, looking like what U.S. President Donald Trump presumably imagines he will see in Washington today (Photo: Jérémy Barande, Wikimedia Commons.)
David J. Climenhaga | If today's military parade in Washington is a flop, presumably U.S. President Trump can just lie about the quality of the marching and the size of the crowd.
Columnists
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits CFB Esquimalt. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Matthew Behrens | While the SNC-Lavalin affair has made headlines, there's another corporate scandal that makes the financial figures in that case seem like pocket change. But no major political party will touch it.
Columnists
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | As this week's national day of mourning concludes in the U.S. with the funeral of George H.W. Bush, the country's 41st president, labour activist Mother Jones' words are worth remembering.
Columnists
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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.
Columnists
Mural depicting Archbishop Óscar Romero. Photo: Douglas Radamez Barahona/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero spoke out against the U.S.-backed military violence that ravaged Central America in the 1980s. His assassination helped galvanize a global solidarity movement.