The Western Heart of Darkness: Mineral-Rich Congo Ravaged by Genocide and Western Plunder

By Asad Ismi “I’m interested in land not [black people].” — Cecil Rhodes Rarely has Western savagery been more destructive than in the Congo. After 115 years of Belgian colonialism and U.S. neo-colonialism, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today is a war-ravaged, balkanized country where an incredible 2.5 million people have died during the […]

Profiting From Repression: Canadian Firms in Colombia Protected by Military Death Squads

By Asad Ismi Since 1990, 35,000 Colombians have been killed in a horrific escalation of political violence. An average of ten political assassinations are reported every day. Colombia’s state security forces and their paramilitary allies have been responsible for the vast majority of these killings. Many paramilitary death squads have been created by the Colombian […]

Arming A Genocidal Force: Canadian Military Exports to Indonesia, 1979-1999

By Asad Ismi As the Indonesian army and its militias set fire to Dili and killed thousands of East Timorese in September 1999, the Canadian government refused to stop the export of military goods to Indonesia. This at a time when even the United States, Jakarta’s main backer, had suspended military sales to Indonesia, as […]