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The Battle for Justice in Palestine

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 2:14 pm | Jim Miles

Obama’s plan: Let Netanyahu and Abbas stew in their juices Senior White House official tells Haaretz U.S. president hopes that after a few months with no negotiations and less U.S. involvement, both sides will understand it is in their interest to renew ... More >>

Review: The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:26 pm | Jim Miles

This is a powerfully written unsettling work that relates the story of Israel from the perspective of how ideas are changed and manipulated for the benefit of the state. Unfortunately the majority of citizens of most countries are susceptible to the ideation/ideology ... More >>

Harper rants against Russia

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:43 pm | Jim Miles

It is aggravating to see our little banty Rooster chicken-hawk Harper strut his stuff while he spouts the false corporatist philosophy about freedom and democracy in the Ukraine. More >>

Goliath - Life and loathing in Greater Israel - Review

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 6:03 pm | Jim Miles

This is a powerfully written book, a mixture of current events, historical data, and personal anecdotal comments and stories. Throughout there are pervasive themes that clearly outline the nature of the Israeli state as it exists today. More >>

Syria: Canada once again flies the U.S. flag

Monday, 2 September 2013, 10:08 am | Jim Miles

The recent aggressive talk and actions by the U.S. are being fully supported by the current Canadian government led by Stephen Harper. In a recent telephone call reported by CBC radio, Harper announced that there should be “a firm response from the international ... More >>

Peter MacKay’s “atrocities across the Middle East”

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 1:46 pm | Jim Miles

The policies of the expanding United States and Canada involved a combination of empirical (the British empire and the new American empire) grabs for the wealth and resources of the ‘new’ world combined with a concerted effort of genocide and ... More >>

Review: The Ugly Canadian - Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 12:54 pm | Jim Miles

This is another well-supported compilation of information concerning the Canadian government’s foreign policy under Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Some of the topics have been covered before by Engler, others are new, but for both the ... More >>

Canada preps for war with Iran: malevolent foreign policy

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 1:28 pm | Jim Miles

John Baird, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced Canada’s position on Iran, indicating it was shutting down its embassy at the same time expelling all Iranian diplomats. More >>

Review of Freedom Sailors. Free Gaza Movement, 2012

Monday, 3 September 2012, 5:32 pm | Jim Miles

It is difficult to imagine the thoughts and feelings of the people who are forcing the hypocrisy and lies of the Israeli government out into the open by sailing small boats through international waters to Gaza. More >>

Review of The Color Revolutions by Lincoln A. Mitchell

Monday, 23 July 2012, 1:43 pm | Jim Miles

This proved an interesting book to review for two main reasons. First it discusses a region that I do not have a strong background with: the former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. Balancing that however is the second factor ... More >>

Jim Miles: Review of The Color Revolution

Monday, 23 July 2012, 10:17 am | Jim Miles

This proved an interesting book to review for two main reasons. First it discusses a region that I do not have a strong background with, the former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. Balancing that however is the second factor ... More >>

A Dying Empire

Monday, 18 June 2012, 5:44 pm | Jim Miles

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. While such an economy may produce ... More >>

Review - Side by Side: Israel and Palestine

Friday, 27 April 2012, 10:42 am | Jim Miles

Side by Side - Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine . Ed. Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, Eyal Naveh. New Press, New York, 2012. More >>

John Baird: in defense of ‘what is right’

Thursday, 5 April 2012, 4:57 pm | Jim Miles

A recent interview on al-Jazeera (posted March 31, 2012) with John Baird, Canada’s minister of Foreign Affairs did nothing to change the image of Canada that is tending to be current in the international arena. More >>

Jim Miles: Book Review: The Balfour Declaration

Thursday, 5 April 2012, 11:06 am | Jim Miles

The Balfour Declaration - The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Jonathan Schneer Anchor Canada (Random House), Toronto, 2012. More >>

Book Review: The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans

Monday, 12 March 2012, 4:22 pm | Jim Miles

When I first read this title it struck me as being ‘intriguing’ but also perhaps very limited in its audience. As a lifetime teacher, the latter phrase in particular “Addressing Pedagogical Strategies” would be enough to turn away the general ... More >>

Netanyahu solicits Canadian support for Iranian position

Monday, 5 March 2012, 3:43 pm | Jim Miles

While on his way to Washington Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in Ottawa to confer with his patriot in arms, Stephen Harper. Following their morning meetings, of which we know little, the two held a very brief ‘press conference’ that simply highlighted ... More >>

Review: The Unmaking of Israel by Gershom Gorenberg

Friday, 24 February 2012, 4:19 pm | Jim Miles

Gorenberg’s thesis is narrowly focussed on this aspect of Israeli life, and while there are some arguable points of historical interpretation, his general argument is well presented and well thought out. It is not a work about the Palestinians per ... More >>

Review of book on Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 11:26 am | Jim Miles

The mainstream media does not cover this kind of topic and only hints at it in the form of criticism of those calling for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. David Landy’s academic study of the trends within the Jewish diaspora provides ... More >>

Look out world (especially Islamic world)—here comes Canada!

Monday, 5 December 2011, 11:05 am | Jim Miles

Wow! Glorious and Free! That’s Canada, thanks to our courageous and brave military warriors who defeated the nasty Gaddafi despot. Even before the ceremonial proceedings that were televised live in Canada, the announcer had gushed that Canada’s mission ... More >>