Canada and the New American Empire: War and Anti-War
The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 send shock waves around the world. The unilateral decision to invade Iraq an overthrow its government was opposed by many nations and citizens. Prior to the invasion, tens of millions of people around the glob marched with one voice demanding peace and calling for restraint in the face of the looming threats of war. This outpouring of global protest was an unprecedented expression of popular sentiment that challenged self-serving political and corporate interests.
Recognising this open opposition from governments and the public, Canada refused to join the invasion even though it was a long-time ally of the United States and enjoyed a beneficial relationship with the superpower. The influential contributors to Canada and the New American Empire discuss the ramifications of this decision to Canada-US Relations form the standpoint of multilateralism and national sovereignty.
This is the first major collection of essays on Canada?s role in opposing the war. It documents and analyses how Canada and Canadians furthered peace and democracy at a crucial time in the nation?s history.
- Publisher: University of Calgary Press
- Page Count: 262 pages
- Dimensions: 5.0in x 0.7in x 7.5in
From War to Peace
Thinking: Canada?s Involvement in American Wars
The US or the UN: A Choice for Canada
Canadian Mass Media and the Middle East
Tareq Y Ismael and Jacqueline S. Ismael
The John Wayne Fallacy: How Logic Helps Us Lose Our Faith in Violence
The Humanitarian Dimensions of US-Iraq Relations
Collen Beaumier and Joyce Patel
The War on Iraq, The Bush Doctrine, and Canada?s Future
Acting: Pace Activism and the Global Anti-War Movement
Finding My Voice for Peace
Faithful Counterpoint to War
Pace Activism: A Canadian?s Involvement in the Iraq Conflict
Iraq, International law, and Responsible Censorship in the Twenty-first Century
Drumbeating for War? Media versus Peace and Democracy
On Being Trapped in the Paradigm of Endless War: A Peace Option for Canada
Observing: Interanational Perspectives on Canada?s Role in the New Empire
Squandered Responsibility: Canada and the Disarming or of Iraq
Iraq, International Law, and Responsible Citizenship in the Twenty-first Century
Doggone Diplomacy? The Iraq War, North American Bilateralism and Beyond
The Moral Superiority Complex in the United States Poses a Moral Dilemma for Canada
Satya R. Pattnayak
Canada?s Defence and Foreign Policy Independence: Is This Our Last Chance?