Amnesty International published a report last Wednesday, condemning the
US and UK betrayal of the cause of human rights in the so-called “war
on terror” and urged the US to shut down its Guantanamo Bay camp. The
report is a condemnation of the hypocritical policies and actions of
the two imperialist powers.
It is a cliché of Canadian political economy to say that if the US
sneezes, Canada gets a cold. When the US gets a cold, Canada suffers
pneumonia. The reason for this is very simple; the Canadian economy is
based on the export of manufactured goods to the United States. The Fightback Editorial Board looks at the world situation and how this affects Canada.
Once upon a time, during the dark ages in the Middle East when tyrants
and one party rule were the norm in countries like Egypt, Iraq and
Israel/Palestine, there lived a great and wise man who believed that
one day “freedom” and “democracy” would rule the earth. This man’s name
was George W. Bush.