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Yves Engler's Blog

Dubbed "Canada's version of Noam Chomsky" (Georgia Straight), “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” (Briarpatch), “in the mould of I. F. Stone” (Globe and Mail), "ever-insightful" (rabble.ca) and a "Leftist gadfly" (Ottawa Citizen), Yves Engler has published nine books. His latest is A Propaganda System: how Canada's government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.

Blog - Yves Engler's Blog May 18
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Yves Engler | Proposing Canada acquire Turks and Caicos or rule Haiti may be outlandish, but it's not benign. They enable politicians to pursue ever more aggressive policies in the region.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog May 15
Jonathan Kay
Yves Engler | In addition to the recent cultural appropriation scandal, Walrus editor-in-chief Jonathan Kay has repeatedly smeared Arabs and Muslims.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog May 11
Graffiti against Barrick Gold corp
Yves Engler | If it had to justify its existence beyond making money for capitalists, Barrick Gold would have ceased to exist.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog May 8
The Gardiner Expressway in Toronto
Yves Engler | To build a healthier, safer, more pleasant and ecologically sustainable city Toronto needs to jettison a significant share of its current "public space."
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog May 5
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Yves Engler | Canadian media has mostly ignored recent Palestinian efforts to non-violently disrupt a half-century old occupation or Canada’s effort to suppress “popular protests” in the West Bank
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog May 4
Yves Engler | The Globe and Mail's close ties to the Munk Debates and University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs should worry journalists and everyone who cares about foreign policy discussion
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog May 2
Canadian soldiers perform an exercise in Hawaii in 2008
Yves Engler | A pro-militarist think tank with influential backers, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is increasingly influential in shaping the foreign policy discussion in this country.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 27
Image: Facebook/Israel Day Rally in Montreal
Yves Engler | A significant proportion of Israel rally will be from Montréal's 15 Jewish Day schools where the young are taught to support Israeli violence and expansionism
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 25
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Yves Engler | Canadian missionaries aggressively supported colonial officials. 2,500 Canadian missionaries were proselytizing in Africa and Canadian churches raised large sums to support mission stations
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 22
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Yves Engler | Many find it easier to imagine the collapse of civilization than the replacement of a transportation and urban planning system based on private cars.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 18
Contingent of Nepalese Peacekeepers Arrives in Juba from Haiti, 2014
Yves Engler | UN abuses in Haiti aren't an unfortunate outgrowth of a well-meaning peacekeeping effort. Rather, MINUSTAH was established to consolidate the U.S., France and Canada's anti-democratic policies.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 13
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.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 10
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Yves Engler | A leadership race is an opportunity to promote bold ideas and invigorate a political movement. Canada’s right wing party seems to understand this, the left not so much.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 5
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Yves Engler | Jewish Defence League exports their violence and extremist ideology to the U.S.A. and works with neo-fascists to bash Muslims
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 2
Yves Engler | There are important differences of opinion within the NDP regarding foreign policy questions. These issues deserve to be aired.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 29
Yves Engler | Africans were held in bondage here for 200 years and the Atlantic provinces had important ties to the Caribbean plantation economies.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 23
Stop the Tar Sands - Ottawa Action
Yves Engler | Found in a wealthy, heavy emitting country, the tar sands are a carbon bomb that needs to be defused.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 17
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Yves Engler | At the party's first leadership debate last weekend there wasn't a single foreign policy question despite a host of contentious recent party positions on international affairs
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 15
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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.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 14
Image: Flickr/Joe Catron​
Yves Engler | "Charitable" JNF teaches children an exclusive, religious and ethnic nationalism while promoting war.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 7
Yves Engler | 1,000 Canadian military personnel, a naval vessel and fighter jets will soon be on Russia’s border. Canada is participating in a “game” of brinksmanship that could end badly.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 3
Yves Engler | Lester Pearson does not represent an evenhanded, let alone justice-oriented, policy towards Palestinians. He enabled the Zionist movement’s 1947/48 ethnic cleansing.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 28
Yves Engler | Montrealer Percy Girouard played key role in expanding British colonial rule across Africa.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 24
 Kwame Nkrumah memorial in Accra
Yves Engler | Following February 1966 coup against leading Pan-Africanist, Canadian High Commissioner in Accra wrote that “a wonderful thing has happened for the West in Ghana and Canada has played a worthy part.”
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 22
Yves Engler | Highlighting Russia's "propaganda system" to a Canadian audience without mentioning the one at home indicates either a journalist's ignorance or that she is part of it.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 15
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Yves Engler | A Black Lives Matter - Toronto spokesperson recently called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a "white supremacist terrorist." "White Supremacist," sure -- but what about "terrorist"?
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 13
Photo: World Bank Photo Collection/flickr
Yves Engler | Rather than contrasting Trump's ban with Israel's openness, if Israel supporters truly embraced universal human rights they would criticize Trump for mimicking Israeli policy.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 7
Yves Engler | General Jonathan Vance claims the media's reporting on the Canadian Forces has created "very toxic narratives." Poor muffin.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 6
Image: Facebook/Jagmeet Singh
Yves Engler | As the NDP race revs up expect Palestine to be debated in a way that troubles Israeli nationalists.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog January 31
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Yves Engler | The world's oceans are set to have more plastic than fish by 2050. Based on externalizing costs and privatizing profits, 21st-century capitalism is turning our seas into a plastic blob.

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