November 24, 2021
Make Canada a Zone for Peace
– Margaret Villamizar –
One of the most pernicious myths spread by the United States and Canada is that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a peaceful alliance, that it promotes peace and security internationally, and has no other intention. The facts however show that the purpose of NATO is not to defend peace or uphold international law. The more Canada promotes NATO as a force for peace, the more crucial it is to smash the silence on discussion about NATO.
The government is currently promoting a so-called rules-based international order with NATO as its guardian. In this construct, the U.S. gets to set the “rules” the rest of the world must follow, and decide as it sees fit who to punish, and how, when its rules are not followed. Punishments run the gamut from countries being targeted for a range of coercive measures such as economic sanctions and blockades through to the threat of invasion or actual invasion and occupation. All of it is in violation of the rule of law as established in the Charter of the United Nations and its conventions, drawn up and agreed upon by the nations of the world coming out of two terrible world wars in order to “eliminate the scourge of war.” [More]
Throughout the month of November Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) through its Special Operations Command is hosting a NATO Innovation Challenge called “The Invisible Threat: Countering Cognitive Warfare.” It is described as a pitch-style event aimed at “non-traditional innovative thinkers from across all 30 NATO member nations to showcase ways of securing the cognitive domain against attacks,” with international visibility and money prizes going to the winners. [More]
Week of Actions November 22-26