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Canada's Long Fight Against Democracy

March 1, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781771863421
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Canada's Long Fight against Democracy is a sweeping overview of Canadian-backed coups since 1950. It documents Canada's contribution to the ouster of over 20 elected governments from Mohammad Mossadegh in Iran to Patrice Lumumba in Congo, Salvador Allende in Chile, and Jean Bertrand Aristide in Haiti.

As part of subverting democracy abroad, Ottawa has cut off aid and imposed illegal sanctions in the hopes of turning the population against the targeted government. Canada has also financed opposition civil society groups and allowed protesters to use its embassy as a staging point to topple a president. They?ve even organized a secret international gathering to discuss overthrowing a popularelected leader, decided a marginal opposition politician was the legitimate president, and dispatched the Canadian military to subvert democracy.

While government officials and the media regularly frame conflicts with geopolitical competitors as motivated by a belief in democracy, the authors debunk the notion that decision-makers in Ottawa are driven by promoting democracy abroad.

Washington's role in subverting elected governments has been detailed in countless studies by scholars and observers from around the world. The literature on Canada?s role in anti-democratic meddling is comparatively limited. In fact, this is the first book to focus on Canada's role in subverting democracy around the globe.

About this Author

Yves Engler is a political activist and author of twelve books. He has been dubbed as "one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left." The Globe and Mail has situated him in the "mould of I.F. Stone," while Quill & Quire says Engler is "part of that rare but growing group of social critics unafraid to confront Canada's self-satisfied myths." Yves Engler lives in Montreal.

Owen Schalk is a writer based in rural Manitoba. Author of Canada in Afghanistan: A Story of Military, Diplomatic, Political, and Media Failure, 2003-2023 (Lorimer, 2023), he has published articles in Alborada, Monthly Review, and Protean Magazine, and contributes a weekly column to Canadian Dimension. His fiction has been published by Quagmire Literary Magazine, Sobotka Literary Magazine, Vast Chasm Magazine, and more.

ISBN: 9781771863421
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Baraka Nonfiction
Pages: 210
Publisher: Baraka Books
Published: 2024-03-01

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