Richard Sanders is an anti-war activist and writer in Canada.
In 1984, he received an MA in cultural anthropology and began working to expose Canada’s complicity in U.S.-led wars. In 1989, he founded the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
(COAT), which led to a 20-year municipal ban on Ottawa’s arms bazaars.
He continues to produce COAT’s publication, Press for Conversion!
Its latest issues examine how Canadians are captivated by state myths:
* Captive Canada
: Renditions of the Peaceable Kingdom at war, from narratives of WWI and the Red Scare to the mass internment of civilians;
* Fictive Canada
: Indigenous slaves and the captivating narratives of a mythic nation;
* Cold War Canada
: Ongoing state support for East European émigré groups with deep, fascist roots.
He is writing a book (for Baraka Books) on Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s prime minister in waiting, which details her grooming as a Liberal war hawk in the Pearsonian tradition. His research has revealed that Freeland began her journalism career with pro-fascist Ukrainian-Canadian publications for which her grandfather—the Nazi’s top Ukrainian-language news propagandist—also worked.
Richard can be reached at email@example.com