This 8-point program presents a comprehensive foundation for re-orienting Canadian foreign and defence policies based on peace and disarmament, not on militarization, aggression and war. At this critical moment in world affairs as the ‘drums of war’ beat ever louder, we believe that such a fundamental re-alignment of Canadian policy is more urgent than ever.
Climate Convergence is a grassroots network of climate justice organizations and activists (Indigenous, Labour, Student, NGO and Communities of Faith). We are mobilizing to stop climate change and protect our air, land, and water from toxic pollution by corporations in the fossil fuel industry.
Bringing people together to take collective action and build grassroots community power as we work for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. With our members, supporters and chapter activists, we learn, organize and act together as we fight for clean water, fair trade, strengthened public health care, climate justice and democracy.
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.
I’m the Editor-in-Chief of The Canada Files, a socialist, anti-imperialist news site founded in 2019. I have written about Canadian imperialism, federal politics, and left-wing resistance to colonialism across the world for Canadian Dimension, Palestine Chronicle, the Orinoco Tribune and Dissident Voice.