The Crisis in the Ukraine and Canada’s dangerous role

March 4, 2014: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird with Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko, Photo: iPolitics

March 4, 2014: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird with Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko, Photo: iPolitics
by Glenn Michalchuk, Chair, Peace Alliance Winnipeg
There is a need at this time to go into the facts about the crisis in the Ukraine. The simple arguments of Baird and Harper about “democracy”, “sovereignty”, “independence” are a prescription for [...]

Video: Peace Alliance Winnipeg Year in Review

Sept. 7, 2013: For the second time in a week, Winnipeggers rallied in solidarity with the people of Syria and in opposition to a US led attack. After a brief gathering on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature, the demonstrators took to the streets to hand out literature and talk with their fellow Winnipeggers. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Sept. 7, 2013: For the second time in a week, Winnipeggers rallied in solidarity with the people of Syria and in opposition to a US led attack. After a brief gathering on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature, the demonstrators took to the streets to hand out literature and talk with their fellow Winnipeggers. Photo: [...]

Canadian Peace Alliance Convention Report

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By Mary Robinson
The opening session on Friday evening asked, “What would you do with $490 billion? “ and offered hope for alternatives to war, militarism and austerity, from Idle No more, (Crystal Sinclair), CUPW, (Donald LaFleur) CPA (Kim Kerridge) and a particularly moving sharing (in light of the recent soldier suicides) by military family member Josie Forcadilla. The [...]

Syria: No time for complacency

Winnipeg, Sept. 7: Winnipeggers demonstrate for peace in Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Winnipeg, Sept. 7: Winnipeggers demonstrate for peace in Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Peace Alliance Winnipeg
September 21, 2013 – For now, the threat of a US-led military strike on Syria has receded. Nevertheless, we cannot afford to be complacent. While the crisis is not currently front-page news, the slaughter continues inside Syria, and the US [...]

Video: Picketing for Peace in Syria

September 12, 2013: The youngest member of an information picket outside the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, denouncing Lloyd Axworthy's call for war with Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham

September 12, 2013: The youngest member of an information picket outside the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, denouncing Lloyd Axworthy’s call for war with Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Sept. 12, 2013 – A few members of Peace Alliance Winnipeg picketed and handed out leaflets in front of the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Inside [...]

Winning the war on war

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by the Canadian Peace Alliance

The peace movement around the world is having a huge impact. The war on Syria is, at present, postponed and the possibility that a military strike can be averted is very real.
The speech by Barack Obama was an indication that he is losing support for this potentially disastrous war. It is [...]

Even if Syria Complies on Chemical Arms, Six Others Still at Large

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By Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 10 2013 (IPS) – If Syria eventually agrees to relinquish its stockpile of chemical arms under the 1993 international Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), what of the six other countries that have either shown reluctance or refused to join the treaty?
Currently, there are 189 states that have signed and ratified the [...]

Video: Winnipeg Peace in Syria Rally

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Sept. 7, 2013: For the second time in a week, Winnipeggers rallied in solidarity with the people of Syria and in opposition to a US led attack.
After a brief gathering on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature, the demonstrators took to the streets to hand out literature and talk with their fellow Winnipeggers.
Speakers

Chris Zanewich, No [...]

The West hijacked the Syrian struggle for democracy

Winnipeg, Sept. 7, 2013: Cheryl-Anne Carr speaks on behalf of the Manitoba Peace Council to the Winnipeg Peace in Syria Rally. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Winnipeg, Sept. 7, 2013: Cheryl-Anne Carr speaks on behalf of the Manitoba Peace Council to the Winnipeg Peace in Syria Rally. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Cheryl-Anne Carr
I am here today on behalf of the Manitoba Peace Council, an affiliate of the World Peace Council established in 1949. We’re an anti-imperialist peace organization with a long [...]

Syrian peace will not come from US bombs

Glenn Michalchuk, speaking at the Sept. 6, 2013 Rally for Peace in Syria in Winnipeg. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Glenn Michalchuk, speaking at the Sept. 6, 2013 Rally for Peace in Syria in Winnipeg. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Glenn Michalchuk, Chair, Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Across Canada and in cities in around the world people are demonstrating today against the threat that the United States that it will take military action against Syria and thus widen [...]