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Canadian Imperialism

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 9:19 am | Jim Miles

Canada was born of empire and still thrives within that milieu. It is the progeny of French and British imperial quests in the ‘New’ World and is accompanied by its siblings within the Five Eyes, the most influential being the United States. ... More >>

Lawrence In Arabia - War, Deceit, Imperial Folly And The Making Of The Modern Middle East.

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 2:13 pm | Jim Miles

Every very seldom often a book comes along that greatly exceeds expectations. Lawrence in Arabia is one of those books. Scott Anderson’s writing is highly entertaining and highly informative at the same time. It reads in a way that gives the impression ... More >>

Review - The Lion And The Eagle - The Interaction Of The British And American Empires 1783-1972

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 9:32 am | Jim Miles

The 200 year historical span of Kathleen Burk’s “The Lion and the Eagle” shows the changes in the interactions between the newly formed United States and its imperial drive and the ongoing imperial drive of the British. In general, the former overtook ... More >>

Hatemonger - Stephen Miller, Donald Trump And The White Nationalist Agenda

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 11:39 am | Jim Miles

While browsing the History/Politics section of a local bookstore the number of works devoted to the many aspects of Donald Trump was quite amazing, but considering his impact on current events domestically and globally probably not truly surprising. ... More >>

Book Review: Black Wave - Saudi Arabia, Iran, And The Forty-Year Rivalry

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 8:16 am | Jim Miles

Book: Black Wave - Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unravelled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East Author: Kim Ghattas Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, NewYork, 2020 Among the many books analyzing the Middle ... More >>

The End Of The US$ And The U.S. Military

Friday, 18 September 2020, 4:17 pm | Jim Miles

Train of thought To start with, here are some recent quotations that weigh heavily on the negative aspects of the US$ and its role as the global reserve currency, also known as the petrodollar. One of the current global issues is refugees, in Europe ... More >>

Book Review: Seeking Truth In A Country Of Lies - Critical And Lyrical Essays

Monday, 14 September 2020, 4:11 pm | Jim Miles

Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies - Critical and Lyrical Essays . Edward Curtin. Clarity Press, Atlanta, Georgia. 2020. In the introduction to “Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies - Critical and Lyrical Essays” Edward Curtin writes, “...We ... More >>

The War That Ended Peace

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 7:46 am | Jim Miles

On a recent hiking trip I took along Margaret MacMillan’s pre World War I history, “The War That Ended Peace - The Road to 1914” (Penguin Canada, 2013). It is a well written history that I have read before - and may have formally reviewed although ... More >>

They Told Us So.

Monday, 6 April 2020, 8:32 am | Jim Miles

I cannot say “I told you so” because I did not. But I can say “They told us so” because they did. “They” being the alternate media that provided news and views that the mainstream media (MSM) would not touch because it harmed their veneer ... More >>

Build Resistance not Walls

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 12:00 pm | Jim Miles

Build Resistance not Walls A Reader for a World without Walls. Ed. Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall). November 09, 2019. More >>

The Russians are coming

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:29 pm | Jim Miles

Once again Canada's Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, jumps on the anti-Russia bandwagon, mimicking the rhetoric stemming from Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential run and the fabrications of the DNC, the FBI, CIA, Christopher Steele, and a whole ... More >>

Review: The End of the Myth

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 3:48 pm | Jim Miles

Much of current political news swirls around President Trump and his persistent and somewhat pathological prevarications about the Mexico-U.S. border and the need to build a border wall. While Greg Grandin’s The End of the Myth leads up to this ... More >>

Shadow Wars - The Secret Struggle for the Middle East

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:39 am | Jim Miles

Written in response to the ‘Arab Spring’ initiated in Tunisia in 2011, Shadow Wars - The Secret Struggle for the Middle East, is a powerful indictment of the western neoliberal economic/political order. Christopher Davidson has gathered a huge amount ... More >>

Review - The Plot to Attack Iran

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:52 am | Jim Miles

The Plot to Attack Iran - How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran. Dan Kovalik. Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2018. More >>

Palestine - A Four Thousand Year History. Nur Masalha

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 3:31 pm | Jim Miles

The Israeli narrative of a nation/state returning to its homeland after a fifteen hundred year exile requires ongoing deft work by the David Ben-Gurion initiated Governmental Names Committee (Va’adat Hashemot Hamimshaltit, 1949). The Hebraization of Palestine ... More >>

Jim Miles: Canada and Huawei; Canada and Venezuela

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 2:12 pm | Jim Miles

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested at Vancouver International airport in December by Canadian authorities at the request of the U.S. government. Canada at first maintained a position of not wanting to make the case “political” and to ... More >>

How the US Creates “Sh*thole” Countries

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:55 am | Jim Miles

Whether you consider yourself already well educated on the U.S. empire or are looking for a starting place, “How the US Creates “Sh*thole” Countries” is a strong read. Cynthia McKinney has gathered together a series of essays examining features ... More >>

Canada’s “Sunny ways”: $60,000 per Yemeni death

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 5:26 pm | Jim Miles

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who declared “sunny ways” were back after the last election, continues to waffle on what is to be done about the Khashoggi killing in Turkey by the Saudi Arabians. The problem is being “investigated” ... More >>

Commentary: Canada doubles down on double standards

Monday, 29 October 2018, 1:37 pm | Jim Miles

Canada recently has been doubling down on two areas of global concern, highlighting its ongoing governmental rhetorical double standards. More >>

The Doomsday Machine - Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 6:47 pm | Jim Miles

The Doomsday Machine - Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Daniel Ellsberg. Bloomsbury, NY et al. 2017. More >>





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