The World Might Need Less Canada: Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation (Book Review)

By Asad Ismi YVES ENGLER Red Publishing/Fernwood Publishing 2015, 326 Pages, $24.95 Mainstream academics and journalists like to portray Canada as a positive force on the international stage, but Yves Engler’s new book, Canada in Africa, shows how frequently Canadian governments and corporations play a destructive role abroad. In Africa, Canada’s government and mining companies […]

Capitalism is the Crisis (Part 2): India’s Landless People Blame Impoverishment on Capitalism

By Asad Ismi India’s poor rural majority has benefited little from the country’s economic boom, and in fact has seen its position worsen. The same pro-free-market economic reforms that have made India attractive to Western capital and benefited the urban-based middle and upper classes have increased the impoverishment of the rural population which comprises about […]

U.S. Sanctions On Iran Could Escalate Into Nuclear Warfare: Fear of Dollar Losing Dominance Fuels U.S. Sabre-Rattling

By Asad Ismi As I write this article (in mid-January), Iran and the United States appear headed towards a war that could escalate into World War III, perhaps even with an exchange of nuclear weapons. The U.S. has accused Iran of developing such weapons and gives this as a reason for imposing economic sanctions on […]

A U.S.-Made Catastrophe: Most of the Blame for the Crisis in Somalia Goes to the U.S.: U.S. Deploys Military Might in Effort to Control Africa’s Oil

By Asad Ismi The worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world is unfolding in the Horn of Africa, which includes Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Djibouti. This region has been ravaged by the most severe drought in 60 years, affecting 13 million people, those in Somalia suffering the worst impact. According to the United Nations, Somalia […]