By Tamara Lorincz, August 4, 2020 Canadian peace activists have begun to mobilize to stop the Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from spending $19 billion for 88 new fighter jets. On Friday, July 24, we held a National
By Brent Patterson, July 31, 2020 From Peacebuilders International Canada Today, July 31, is the deadline set by the Canadian government for three transnational corporations to submit their bids to manufacture 88 new warplanes for use by the Royal Canadian
By World BEYOND War & The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, July 29, 2020 In the Summer of 2020, many prominent Canadian politicians, artists, academics and activists launched a call for a fundamental reassessment of Canadian foreign policy following Canada’s second
The US presidential election is just weeks away and the prospects for peace are far from rosy. The choice for Americans is largely between two candidates with firm ties to the military establishment who have both sanctioned aggressive US foreign policy whilst in office. But there is also much more to it than that.
Trump, despite having bombed numerous countries during his presidency, is the first US president not to have started a foreign war in the 21st century. As Vice President, Biden argued against the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya but had previously played an instrumental role in facilitating the war in Iraq as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
With US foreign policy now decisively focused on China both candidates are trying to outdo each other’s rhetoric regarding the other global superpower. With Trump accusing China of 'infecting the world' with Coronavirus and Biden making the unbelievably hypocritical boast that he would 'be firm on China’s militarisation in the South China Sea'. As Taiwan becomes increasingly embroiled in rising tensions there could not be more at stake.
To join us in discussing the prospects for war and peace in view of November's US election we will be joined by writer and activist Tariq Ali and CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin. We will also be hearing from Alexander Zevin, an editor at New Left Review and Stop the War's Lindsey German.
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