Monday, September 3, 2007

Canada's new militarism

The problem is that Stephen Harper is militarizing Canada. Aside from the ethical issues associated with a "war without end" (the war on terrorism or Fourth World War), this expenditure is problematic environmentally because it creates emissions by doing the following:

1. Using energy to make war machines and war machines themselves emits CO2, as does their transportation; 2. their use is to prop up the U.S. war machine, used to defend oil interests, which contribute to more emissions;
3. all the funds thus used could be put toward renewable energy; 4. war machines create many other types of toxins during their production and use and they destroy natural habitats.

See News article on militarization of Canada and 2nd news article

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