A U.K. freelance journalist and activist living in Canada, Joshua Blakeney was the Media Coordinator of the Center for Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) from September 2009 to October 2010. Further information on his background is available on his Blog.
Catapulting the Canadian province of Quebec into the spotlight, the four-month old student protests have become a symbol of the most powerful challenge to neoliberalism on the North American continent. Recognizing that the students’ demands for an accessible and democratic public education constitute an implicit challenge to their entire social and economic strategy, the reaction of the Quebec government and Canadian elite has been implacable. Joshua Blakeney pinpoints the significance of the student struggle, sketching a picture tinged with hues of Pinochet’s Chile.
Several warnings of an imminent “false flag” attack by the Israeli-influenced United States on one of its own warships, which will be attributed to Iran, have been reported by several reliable sources. In recent years “false-flag” terrorism has been utilized multiple times by US and Israeli political actors to provide pretexts for otherwise unjustifiable, anti-Islamic military excursions. The plan is to justify an all-out assault on Iran based upon a new fabricated “Pearl Harbor”.
Iconic journalist and author Christopher Hitchens has passed away. After 9/11, former "trotskyist" Hitchens became an apologist for cancerous, imperialist wars of aggression and a rabble rouser for an Israelocentric War on Islam. In this provocative article written over one year ago, Joshua Blakeney dissects the nefarious role of writers and intellectuals like Hitchens in contemporary society. Less of them are needed, not more!
Canadian-based scholar and journalist Joshua Blakeney is prepared to gamble on U.K. opposition leader Ed Miliband emerging as the first western political figure to resist the Zionist meat grinding machine. Ironically, Miliband is the first Labour Party leader of Jewish upbringing and the first one to publicly advocate for a foreign policy built on "values, not just alliances".
On March 17, 2009, Mohawk activist Splitting the Sky (STS) attempted a citizens’ arrest on George W. Bush in Calgary (Canada), his first foreign visit as a private citizen without diplomatic immunity. Brutally arrested for his action, STS earned his "day in court" in March 2010 to highlight the hypocrisy of the Canadian Government for allowing Bush into Canada, in breach of its own laws. STS is a compelling example of the duty of citizens to act when our governments and their agents are derelict in their own duty. Former U.S. Attorney-General Ramsey Clark plans to be in Calgary for the June 7 sentencing of STS. Joshua Blakeney believes that Clark’s presence, as well as international public opinion, will mount pressure on the Canadian judiciary who failed to issue an arrest warrant for Bush and who now must decide the fate of (...)
This penetrating overview and analysis traces the ideology driving the Obama administration back to the concept of a "Divine America" and the policies applied against the indigenous people of North America. The son of a formerly colonized Kenyan, double-speak Obama has now become the colonizer. From the hero of the Civil Rights Movement which bouyed him to power to the champion of militarism. "Brand Obama" has embraced the infrastructure of the most lethal military complex ever assembled at the service of an ever expanding imperial agenda. Which of Obama’s two faces can we believe in and why has the Left chosen so far to see only one?
The Audacity of Lies
The "Maple Spring"