In Brief: The Silent Threat of Canada to World Peace

Responsibility for war crimes attaches most to national governments along with the arms makers and military services they finance. The same is true of crimes against humanity.

Citizens become responsible with their governments
if they are blind to what their governments are doing in their name in war crimes and crimes against humanity
under codified international law.

“We didn’t know” is a form of denial and justification.

Complicity by silence Is the major causal factor at a population level of war crimes, crimes against peace and crimes against humanity.

Canada is a paradigm case.

Led by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Canada has been complicit in and increases its role
as an aider and abettor of US-led crimes against peace, war crimes
and crimes against humanity
as defined by international law
in Libya, in Palestine, in Venezuela, in Haiti, in Yemen,
in Ukraine, in Afghanistan, and arguably Iraq after invasion.

But our representatives at all levels seem silent on all of them unintentionally no doubt
but not once known.


John McMurtry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada whose work is translated from Latin America to Japan. He is the author of the three-volume Philosophy and World Problems published by UNESCO’s Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), and his most recent book is The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: from Crisis to Cure.