Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? Harper extends mission for another three years

December 2010 Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? This is a difficult question. I believe the answer is yes. When attempting to answer this question, there are three things we must consider. First, Canada’s relationship to the United States; second, the reasons given for the military occupation of Afghanistan; and third, public opinion. Canadian involvement in… Read More Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? Harper extends mission for another three years

Why Canada must leave Afghanistan now: The ‘bravest woman in Afghanistan’ talks about peace justice and human rights

December 2009 Malalai Joya was just 27 years old when she became the youngest person ever to be elected to Afghanistan’s parliament. That was in 2005. Four years later, she is also an author, a teacher, a peace activist, a women’s rights campaigner and a survivor of multiple assassination attempts. Joya was recently in Canada… Read More Why Canada must leave Afghanistan now: The ‘bravest woman in Afghanistan’ talks about peace justice and human rights