Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Trudeau Administration Blind-Eyed on Foreign Enlistment Act for Ukraine

Hamilton businessman’s recruiting for Ukrainian foreign legion: a clear violation of the Foreign Enlistment Act

by Ken Stone - The Canada Files

April 5, 2022 
Since Russia began its special military operation in Ukraine, the Trudeau government, like some NATO governments, has strongly favoured the Ukrainian government of Volodmyr Zelensky with large tranches of funding and lethal weapons. 

Al Jazeera -Trudeau and Zelensky discussed Canadian arms sales 
and military training mission in Ukraine [Lars Hagberg/AFP]

Zelensky was honoured by the Trudeau government with a rare address to a joint sitting of Parliament on March 15, at which Zelensky received praise from every party leader in the House of Commons and several standing ovations. On that occasion, Trudeau promised Zelensky ever more support in the form of more lethal weapons and in sanctions on Russia.  


Monday, April 04, 2022

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Colin Stuart, Glenn Michalchuk April 2nd, 2022

This Week on GR

by C.L. Cook - Gorilla-Radio.com

April 9, 2022

Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded April 2nd, 2022

Mid-March marks the anniversary of what’s been called the World’s greatest humanitarian crisis. While that somber appellative may be moot, the war against Yemen continues into its eighth year with exactly the same horror and heartbreak you’ve seen amply depicted coming from Ukraine these past weeks – and rightly so – the difference though being the dearth of media coverage of Yemeni suffering. Pictures of schools and hospitals bombed, or the stories of parents and children maimed, killed, and rendered homeless there still find little purchase in Canadian media.

But just because Canada’s business, government, and media elite ignore the suffering of those in that benighted place does not mean Canadians don’t care. Last week, members of the Victoria Peace Coalition took part in the Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network event, Canada Stop Arming Saudi Arabia. It’s an effort to end Canada’s role in “fueling the war in Yemen”, as the United Nations has repeatedly charged.

Colin Stuart is with the Victoria Peace Coalition, and is a supporter too of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, and a serving board member of World Beyond War.

Colin Stuart in the first half.

And; the wars in Yemen and Ukraine are not the only ways Canada’s new self-understanding as a ‘warrior nation’ manifest. Right here at home the militarization of the nation is moving forward on the double. Last week, the Trudeau government, newly reinforced by the party formerly known as the New Democratic Party, announced it would go ahead with its plan to spend billions on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 attack jet. The purchase guarantees monies needed for the health and well-being of Canadians will instead be devoted to enriching one of the World’s biggest purveyors of death and misery – for generations to come. And, it couldn’t come at a worse time.

Glenn Michalchuk is chair of Peace Alliance Winnipeg. He’s been active in the peace movement going all the way back to the era of Ronald Reagan’s Dirty Wars in Latin America.

Glenn Michalchuk and Canada becoming a force against the people internationally in the second half.

But first, Colin Stuart and Canada’s part in Yemen’s “forgotten war”.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio and serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/