The Israel-Palestine war: Consider the boy in the rubble
Let’s look at what’s happened in the weeks since Hamas’s horrific attack, which took the lives of more than 1,300 Israelis. Israel responded by putting the 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza under what it called a complete siege. “No electricity, no food, no water, no fuel.” Collective punishment? Consider the boy in the rubble. An enemy combatant?
G77+China: Should we care?
It seems to be the season of international summits. But which ones will matter most to the future of the planet? According to John Kirk and Stephen Kimber, the September 15-16 summit in Havana, with the unusual moniker of “Group of 77 plus China” may well ultimately turn out to be the most significant for the future of the Global South and, by extension, all of us.
Canadian aid for Cuba? 35 national and regional organizations support it
Cuba desperately needs food and medical aid now. It also deserves an end to the longest-standing embargo in modern times. Canada can play a major role in promoting both outcomes. By doing so it will provide desperately needed humanitarian assistance, but will also enhance its own role in the region where Cuba plays an outsized role. The ball is now in the court of Ministers Joly and Sajjan.
Why this year’s UN vote on Cuba embargo is more urgent than ever
On June 23, the UNGA will vote to condemn the six-decade-long United States embargo of Cuba. Again. What makes this year’s vote more pressing is that US President Joe Biden—who vowed during last year’s presidential campaign he’d reverse Trump administration measures that “inflicted harm on the Cuban people”—is now making life worse instead of better for the Cuban people.