The Red Review — The Case for Demilitarization FT. Tamara Lorincz

All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. 

In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we feature an interview with Canadian Foreign Policy Institute Fellow, anti-war activist, and No New Fighter Jets organizer Tamara Lorincz. 

The same day this podcast is released, No New Fighter Jets will launch a week of action to oppose Canada’s planned procurement of new fighter jets. The Red Review endorses the call — No New Fighter Jets! Demilitarize to decarbonize and decolonize! Check out the website to see a list of webinars and actions for this week and beyond. 

In this episode, Tamara guides us on a conversation about Canada’s bloated military budget and its involvement in NATO, the true aggressor on the international stage. First highlighting the crimes of the Canadian military, this interview shifts to what that Canada’s military budget — over $30 billion annually — can be put to instead, which includes fighting the climate crisis, pandemics, and poverty.

Links:
Website: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
Website: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Website: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Website: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Website: The Canadian Pugwash Group
Website: No to NATO Network

Some Previously Shared Links:
Website: Encampment Support Network
Website: Palestine Youth Movement
Twitter: Palestine House
Website: No Pride in Policing Coalition
Website: Red Braid Alliance
Linktree: The Rainforest Flying Squad
FundRazr: Last Stand for Forests
GoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy Creek