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Commentary - which way you goin’, Israel?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:31 pm | Jim Miles

Yesterday I read a comment under an article on Israel on the website Russia Insider describing actions around Israel’s intrusion and military action into Syrian airspace. The comment read, paraphrased, nuke the Israeli terrorists and give the land back ... More >>

Miles Report No. 81 – Québec mosque attack

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:46 pm | Jim Miles

I was deeply saddened upon hearing the news about the murder of six people in a mosque in St Foy, Québec yesterday. While these kinds of killings are commonplace in the U.S., and the killings in other areas of the world greatly outnumber this relatively ... More >>

Rosemary Barton, war crimes, and the liberation of Aleppo

Friday, 16 December 2016, 12:45 pm | Jim Miles

It continues to amaze me - although I know it shouldn’t because of its repetitious nature - but the mainstream media (MSM) content of Canada’s CBC as represented by Rosemary Barton on Power and Politics is a combination of double standards, misinformation, ... More >>

A Propaganda System - Book review by Jim Miles

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 3:24 pm | Jim Miles

A Propaganda System - How Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation. Yves Engler. RED/Fernwood Publishing, Canada. 2016. Book review by Jim Miles More >>

The dogs not barking: Netanyahu and Harper muzzled

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:04 pm | Jim Miles

Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time." Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time." Holmes: "That was the curious incident." More >>

It’s not hockey we’re playing against Russia

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:31 pm | Jim Miles

Watching the news off and on throughout the day provides a glimpse of the spin that the mainstream media (MSM - mainly CBC) put on the situation in Ukraine. More >>

The Dispensable Nation - American Foreign Policy in Retreat

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:52 am | Jim Miles

I chose to read this book for two reasons: first, the curiosity of the title by an author of Iranian descent; and secondly because the author, Vali Nasr, has had by his account some significant contact with the U.S. government establishment. More >>

The Rise of Islamic State - ISIS & the New Sunni Revolution

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:09 pm | Jim Miles

When observed from the mainstream media perspective, the rise of ISIS was an apparent ‘out of nowhere’ phenomenon. It only found prominence when they approached Irbil, the Kurdish ‘oil’ city where western companies manoevered for resource control. ... More >>

Canada leaps into the empire of chaos

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 5:16 pm | Jim Miles

Canada has always been a part of U.S. imperial ambitions, in spite of our pretensions otherwise. Locked in as we are to the U.S. economy and our dollar only relevant in comparison to the US$, up until the Harper regime Canada was able to maintain that ... More >>

Pay Any Price - Greed, Power and Endless War - Book Review

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 7:03 pm | Jim Miles

Following the events in Paris at Hebdo Charlie and the accompanying media frenzy concerning freedom of expression and freedom of the press, James Risen’s recent book Pay Any Price becomes, ironically, even more important than its original intention ... More >>

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s lies about Russia

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 3:20 pm | Jim Miles

Wow ! After listening to the Stephen Harper interview with Peter Mansbridge and now having listened to Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird interview with Evan Solomon (CBC), it is apparent that they both have their talking points down pat. They could ... More >>

Jim Miles: Year End Interviews pt. II - Conservative Canards

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 4:59 pm | Jim Miles

It is the time of year for the mainstream media to make its lists, check them twice with the pundits, and find out who is naughty and who is nice. While not officially a year end review, I have recently commented on Evan Solomon’s interview with General ... More >>

Empire of Chaos: The Roving Eye Collection - Review

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:40 pm | Jim Miles

The best writers, the best recorders of historical information are those that are inside the arenas of conflict, whether it is military or economic. The likes of Robert Fisk, Franklin Lamb, Chris Hedges, Alex Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair have all entered ... More >>

NATO's General Breedlove about the long war

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 4:58 pm | Jim Miles

Evan Solomon, of CBC’s The House, recently had an interview with NATO’s current leading figure, four star General Philip Mark Breedlove, the seventeenth Supreme Allied Commander Europe. More >>

Book review: Eurojihad - Patterns of Islamist Radicalization

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 5:28 pm | Jim Miles

The obvious objective of this book is “to identify patterns of Islamist radicalization and terrorism in Europe,” wherein radicalization is the “rejection of the key dimensions of modern democratic culture at the center of the European value system.” More >>

Party of One - Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 5:53 pm | Jim Miles

This work, Party of One, should be the political work of the year, and perhaps should stand as the best for this century. It is one of the most powerful books I have read and it should be read by everyone. More >>

Canada’s Heart of Darkness

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:24 pm | Jim Miles

Once upon a time, Canada was able to create the illusion that it was the “peaceable kingdom”, an illusion accepted domestically and arguably by most of the rest of the world. More >>

Utopia: An Epic Story of Struggle and Resistance - Review

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:56 pm | Jim Miles

In a clash of cultures, the one carrying the most guns, germs, and steel wins. In Australia as with all former British colonial possessions, cultural views are dominated by white society. The First Nations of Australia, commonly referred to as the aborigines, ... More >>

Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Friday, 15 August 2014, 3:30 pm | Jim Miles

Israel reveals its true colours and true aspirations every time it attacks Gaza (or any other self-perceived enemy) as being the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, even to the degree - as the references above indicate - to the act of genocide. More >>

The UN Security Council in the Age of Human Rights - Review

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 5:26 pm | Jim Miles

I have felt for some time that the United Nations Security Council either needs serious reform or needs to be abolished altogether to be replaced by some other structure more representative of an institution purportedly supporting global democracy and ... More >>