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Jim Miles is a Canadian educator and a regular contributor/columnist of opinion pieces and book reviews for The Palestine Chronicle. Miles' work is ilso presented globally through other alternative websites and news publications.

Canada Rants Against Russia: Harper on Ukraine

Canada Rants Against Russia: Harper on Ukraine

It is aggravating to Harper strut his stuff while he spouts the false corporatist philosophy about freedom and democracy in the Ukraine.…

Commentary on James Rickards’ ‘Currency Wars’

The sooner the BRICS and other countries and the EU start trading without the U.S. dollar, the better off the world will be.…

The NEW New World Order

The NEW New World Order

For the Palestinians, BDS remains the single most powerful instrument to achieve their democratic freedoms. …

Ukraine: Power and Politics

Ukraine: Power and Politics

If the Russians start trading in other than US dollars, the US dollar will take a severe downturn.…

Islamic Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Book Review

From Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-emerging Islamic Civilization. Eric Walberg.  Clarity Press, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.  2013. In his introduction, Eric Walberg states, “The main purpose of this book is to help…

Stephen Harper Drips Platitudes, Hypocrisy, and Lies in Israel’s Knesset

Stephen Harper Drips Platitudes, Hypocrisy, and Lies in Israel’s Knesset

Canada’s Conservative leader, Stephen Harper, spoke earlier this week in front of the Israeli Knesset.  It was a short speech, beginning with homilies, platitudes, and economic references and then turned…

Book Review: Why Israel? The Anatomy of Zionist Apartheid

Why Israel? The Anatomy of Zionist Apartheid: A South African Perspective.  Suraya Dadoo and Firoz Osman.  Porcupine Press, Melville, South Africa. 2013. Why Israel? is a large work of enormous…

Life and Loathing in Greater Israel: A Review of Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

Goliath is a powerful and distressing book for a view on what life in modern Israel is like. …

Book Review: Generation Palestine

Book Review: Generation Palestine

Generation Palestine provides the greater hope, a realistic hope, that through peaceful means, both within Palestine and without, there is a means and a way to bring freedom and justice…

Ten Years Ago….

My voice alone means nothing. But maybe combined with millions of other voices that speak about the reality of our world, the ideas for a much more positive human condition…

Canada Once Again Flies the U.S. Flag

Really, it is not about the gas, not about how someone dies; it is about the U.S.'s ability to support its empire in the region.…

With apologies from Canada – Congratulations Palestine

With apologies from Canada – Congratulations Palestine

From those of us in Canada who do recognize international law and the UN Resolutions as they are written, we do support the people of Palestine in their ongoing search…

Book Review: ‘The Wars of Afghanistan’

In spite of all this criticism, The Wars of Afghanistan is a strong historical base for understanding what is happening in the region. …

Book Review: ‘The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine’

This work is a must read for anyone arguing about the past history, the current situation, the humanitarian and military impacts of the occupation and settlements.…

Peter MacKay’s “atrocities across the Middle East”

The policies of the expanding United States and Canada involved a combination of imperial grabs for resources combined with a concerted effort of genocide and ethnic cleansing against the native…

Review: The Ugly Canadian

For a compact and informative source on Canada’s role in this neoliberal religious militaristic environment, The Ugly Canadian is a great resource book. …

Some Comments on John Baird’s Speech at the U.N.

It is a good thing that Canada is not nearly as powerful or influential as its new bully attitude would want it to be.…

Obama’s U.N. Speech: On Rhetoric and Actions

Obama’s U.N. Speech: On Rhetoric and Actions

After beginning his speech with a nice homespun heartfelt story about U.S. diplomat Chris Stevens, President Obama turned the rest of his UN speech into a series of lies that…

Canada Preps for War with Iran, Displaying Its Ignorant and Malevolent Foreign Policy

John Baird, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Friday announced Canada’s position on Iran, indicating it was shutting down its embassy at the same time expelling all Iranian diplomats.…

Book Review: Freedom Sailors

This short account of the Freedom Sailors adds full significance to the responsibility of the Israelis to the terrible conditions of life within Gaza…

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