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U.S.-China Climate cooperation, Climate [In]Security, Media Repression in India and More (UPDATED)

November 12, 2021

In today’s blog, we examine the “unexpected” USA-China climate cooperation agreement, the interaction of climate and security, Canadian timidity in defending journalists under siege in India and the 100 year old history of the poppy and Remembrance Day in Canada.

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Canada is failing the people of Yemen

August 25, 2017

The crisis in Yemen continues to worsen as the Saudi-led coalition forces and Houthi rebels blatantly disregard the damage being inflicted on innocent Yemeni civilians. Famine and disease have spread through the country unchecked, due in large part to a Saudi-imposed blockade on air and sea ports that has resulted in a desperate shortage of food, […]

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Conference on Arms Trade Treaty meets in Geneva

August 25, 2016

The World Trade Organisation is hosting the second conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which came into force in 2014, laying out new rules governing the international arms market. Arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen have largely dominated the conference, with the Control Arms coalition urging major weapons exporters to cut sales […]

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Majority of Canadians say NO to selling arms to despots

July 14, 2016

A new poll by NANOS Research shows a strong majority of Canadians oppose selling military goods to Saudi Arabia, China, and Algeria, countries in the top ten buyers of defence and security gear from Canada, but with dismal human rights records. Saudi Arabia, as we have reported many times over, consistently ranks among the “worst […]

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