The Ukraine debacle represents the latest in a pattern of Stephen Harper and John Baird supporting coups and ignoring human rights violations as a nasty but necessary part of doing business.
In a little-noticed news release from the North Pole, a jolly senior citizen has asked that his image not be co-opted this holiday season by the Canadian War Department and NORAD.
Ian speaks to development issues of all kinds, sustainability, how to lie with statistics and the future of development.
The image of Canada as a peacemaking nation has been tarnished by the war in Afghanistan. But many people would still be shocked to find out the extent to which Canada exports armaments.
The Hanford Site lies on the Columbia River in the state of Washington. It was established in 1943 to manufacture plutonium for the U.S. nuclear weapons program.
From the hallways of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., to Afghanistan, to Somalia, the flood of U.S. weapons and ammunition fuels violence, death and injury.
Over the summer, the Canadian War Department has been busy seeking out new enemies and new rationales to shield a $23-billion budget that is unquestioned by all major political parties.
The UN has pledged to resume the effort to pass an arms trade treaty, despite the intransigence of the country that Martin Luther King Jr. called "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world."
The impact of the bombing of Guernica is still felt to this day -- by the elderly survivors and by Guernica's youth, who are struggling to forge a future for their town out of its painful history.
If you love this planet
Anthropologist and author Hugh Gusterson from George Mason University talks about the culture of war and the psychology of weapons designers.