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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 September 13
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Yves Engler | Stephen Harper is not The Problem but getting rid of him is a necessary first step in changing Canada’s militaristic, pro-corporate international posture that focuses on what’s best for business
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 8
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Yves Engler | While the Canadian Navy has long flexed its muscles in the Western hemisphere, over the past decade the Canadian Navy has played a greater role in Africa.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 3
Photo: Tech. Sgt. Sean Worrell/DVIDSHUB/flickr
Yves Engler | In 1966 Ghana's Canadian-trained army overthrew President Kwame Nkrumah, a leading pan-Africanist who was dubbed "Man of the Millennium" in a 2000 poll by BBC listeners in Africa.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 1
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Yves Engler | Counterintuitive as it is, especially to those of left-wing persuasion, generally the less public space in a neighbourhood, the more pleasant it is. And the less of a toll it puts on the planet.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 28
 PM announces that Canada has lifted economic sanctions against Libya in Septemb
Yves Engler | The Conservatives' violation of international law delivered a terrible blow to Libya. Harper should find himself in the dock.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 27
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Yves Engler | Politicians have agreed to a debate on foreign policy sponsored by an organization named after and financed by one of Canada's richest and most right-wing capitalists.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 23
Tabakoto North Underground Gold Mine - Mali, West Africa. Owned by Toronto-based
Yves Engler | Even widespread criticism of their operations has failed to dampen the Conservatives' support for Canada's many mining interests in Africa.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 21
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Yves Engler | An important, if rarely mentioned, rule of Canadian foreign policy is that the more impoverished a nation, the greater the gap is likely to be between what Canadian officials say and do.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 18
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Yves Engler | The Tories' share of the Jewish vote may double on Oct. 19. The Jewish community's shift toward the Conservatives opens a window into the ideological underpinnings of the century-old Zionist movement.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog July 24
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary Gene
Yves Engler | Conservatives' fawning over one of the world's most repressive regimes disgraces Canadians and makes life more difficult for those in the region seeking peace and democracy.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog July 22
Oxfam International presents "Fossil of the Year" award to Stephen Harper in 200
Yves Engler, Dru Oja Jay | Elections can be a unique opportunity to bring up issues and assert some "radical" influence.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 15
Stephen Harper at the 14th Sommet de la Francophonie in Kinshasa, Congo in 2012.
Yves Engler | Harper's Conservatives have pursued an environmental, economic and political course that has already killed hundreds of thousands.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 5
Yves Engler | Ottawa signs a deal with an unelected regime that prevents future elected governments in Burkina Faso from changing its laws regulating Canadian-owned mines
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog June 3
Canadian soldiers in the Boer War with unnamed Boer prisoners of all ages.
Yves Engler | In their bid to brand Canada a "warrior nation," Stephen Harper's Conservatives seek to glorify Canadian military history, regardless of its horrors.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 8
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Yves Engler | At an anti-austerity protest on Saturday I was arrested, searched, locked in a claustrophobia-inducing paddywagon and all I got was akin to a traffic ticket.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog January 22
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Yves Engler | Stephen Harper's Conservatives are working to expand Canadian arms exports and the focus is Middle Eastern monarchies entangled in a great deal of violence.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 29
Yves Engler | Why does a demonstration of hundreds of people against 'anti-Semitism' in Toronto seem more like a march for white supremacy than a rally against racism?
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 24
Yves Engler | Our government does nothing to hundreds of other Canadians who join a foreign military force to terrorize millions of people daily.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog July 31
Photo: Zach Ruiter
Yves Engler | During 15 years of activism in Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver I haven't seen anything equivalent to the racist, militarist pro-Israel movement experienced recently in Toronto.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 24
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Yves Engler | Conservatives’ ties to the Saudi monarchy demonstrate exactly what principles Harper supports: misogyny, military repression, monarchy over democracy and commercial expediency.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 19
Yves Engler | Reviewing Rwanda and the new scramble for Africa.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 11
Yves Engler | When a plane carrying 239 people disappears and everyone is presumed dead, the world’s TV networks devote hours of coverage to the tragedy. Contrast that to the reaction of death by automobile.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 5
Yves Engler | one must look at the history of Canadian foreign policy to fully understand why Canada helped overthrow the elected Haitian government.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 23
Yves Engler | On February 29, 2004 the US, France and Canada overthrew Haiti's elected government. the most shocking aspect of the intervention was the role played by purportedly progressive NGOs.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 7
Yves Engler | On February 29, 2004 the US, France and Canada overthrew Haiti’s elected government. The foreign military intervention led to an unmitigated human rights disaster.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog January 31
Yves Engler | Eleven years ago this weekend Canada organized an international gathering to discuss overthrowing Haiti’s elected government.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog January 7
Yves Engler | While the Harper government’s pro-Israel comments are particularly extreme, they are far from unique in Canadian history.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog January 1
Yves Engler | A just society should provide everyone with access to a job yet nearly 2 million Canadians can't find work.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog December 27
Yves Engler | Widely known as “Dutch Disease”, this well established economic paradox has become a taboo subject in this country.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog December 21
Yves Engler | Should the primary purpose of Canadian foreign policy be the promotion of corporate interests? Canada’s business class certainly seems to think so. And with little political or ideological opposition

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