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Devastating Amnesty Report prompts USA hold on cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

May 30, 2016

Even as Ottawa groups were planning a demonstration against the sordid Canada–Saudi arms deal, to coincide with the appearance of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan at the annual CANSEC military trade show, Amnesty International issued a devastating new report on Saudi atrocities in Yemen. The report catalogues the grave risks of injury and death facing civilians […]

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Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Part One

September 12, 2015

Image credit: Sakis Mitrolidis, AFP, Getty Images , Ottawa Citizen by Peggy Mason, President of the Rideau Institute On September 8th a group of Canadians who have worked internationally on humanitarian, development, peacekeeping and peacebuilding issues, many of us under the auspices of the [now defunct] Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, sent a letter to the Minister […]

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