Joshua Blakeney is a freelance journalist and activist originally from Surrey, UK living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Joshua was the Media Coordinator of Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge from September 2009 to October 2010. Joshua earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Lethbridge graduating with distinction in April 2010.
He is currently studying for a Master of Arts degree at the University of Lethbridge. His research topic is The Origins of the Global War on Terror: Academic Debates and Interpretive Controversies. Joshua's research became national news after he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship to study the Origins of the Global War on Terror.
Joshua has published articles on a variety of topics including The War on Terror, 9/11 and 7/7, Marxism, Anglo-American politics, Israel-Palestine, Zionism, with a number of media venues including Global Research.ca, Voltairenet.org, Coldtype.net, The Canadian Dimension, The Canadian Charger, Veterans Today, Montreal 9/11 Truth, 9/11 Blogger, sphr.org, and The Information Clearing House. His work has been quoted in articles in The National Post and on Rabble.ca.
Recently Prof. James Fetzer invited me to contribute to The Real Deal radio platform on a regular basis. The Real Deal has been one of the most distinguished venues for discussions about all the censored subjects that have been of import in recent years. Canada’s Prime Minister Harper is surrounded by members of the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch in Ottawa
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure of acquainting myself with a segment of the vast Syrian community who oppose the ongoing covert interventions in Syria and who generally think their current government is doing a good job, all things considered.
In a week when a pro-Israel media venue, the Atlanta Jewish Times, contemplated the pros and cons of a Mossad assassination of the U.S. president, Barack Obama, the Obama election campaign has chosen to reiterate the forty-fourth president’s unambiguous allegiance to Israel in the form of a toe-curling video.
I appeared on this week’s edition of the Press TV show Remember Palestine. I used the platform that Press TV graciously provided me with to argue that those of us who want to bring an end to the Israel-Palestine conflict ought to capitalize on the evidence of Israeli involvement in 9/11 rather than neglect the subject because it is deemed by some to be “controversial”.
Viminitz presupposes the veracity of the wholly debunked Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) of 9/11. I suspect not until I challenged him, during the period when I was his student, had he even considered that the OCT could be false.
The Toronto Hearings to coincide with 9/11/11 promise to create an important record of what is known, what is not known, and what remains in the realm of speculation about what did or did happen ten years ago.
Kay is the Comments Pages Editor of one of Canada’s most influential national broadsheet newspapers The National Post and is a fellow at the neoconservative think-tank the ‘Foundation For the Defense of Democracies’ which has been characterized by journalist Jeffrey Blankfort as “[o]ne of the most influential and powerful of the Zionist lobbies which changed its name and sprung into action immediately after 9/11.
Jonathan Kay’s “Among the Truthers” was written to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the contested events of 9/11. Its contents illustrate the strategic geopolitical importance of the public’s changing perception of September 11, 2001.
These You Tubes embody and express different aspects of the collaboration between Professor Anthony J. Hall and Joshua Blakeney in the Globalization Studies unit at the University of Lethbridge in the southern portion of the Canadian province of Alberta.
On Monday May 2nd 2011, a coalition of activists and civil resisters, myself included, marched on Surrey City Hall in an attempt school Mayor Dianne Watts on the voluminous domestic and supranational legislation which exists pertaining to credibly accused war criminals and other violators of human rights.
3/11/11 Meets the Events of September 11, 2001 by Anthony J. Hall, Professor of Globalization Studies at the University of Lethbridge Two Ground Zeroes There are now two ground zeroes marking the most prominent features of the twenty-first century’s geopolitical landscape. The first ground zero is, of course, the site of the three pulverized World […]
The Fukushima nuclear disaster shows every sign of becoming the most serious industrial accident in history. Thus the failure to properly internationalize the response to this catastrophe is mind boggling. One month after 3/11 a corrupt little company in Japan, TEPCO, is still being left in charge of dealing with an emergency that is quite literally poisoning the planet on a scale that we may not have ever seen before.
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to the witches brew of melting, spewing and exploding nuclear matter at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Number One, the history of humanity’s first decades of encounter with energy’s atomic sources is unfolding as a poetic saga of hubris and tragedy.
Thank you both for your responses. Here’s my two-penneth; I agree that attempting to discuss politics based on ethnic or religious [israel-and-the-clash-of-civilisations] distinctions is usually misguided (although the various groups which constitute the ‘Israel Lobby’ are almost totally motivated by ethnic and religious based ideologies and imperatives). But it gets more tricky when it comes to analyzing the interface between states. I think we do need to recognize that the U.S. and Israel are two different, autonomous, sovereign states whose interests often differ markedly in the Middle East. It is commonly held in international relations theory that states act in their own interests.