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 [...]
By the War Resisters Support Campaign
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the arrival in Canada of Jeremy Hinzman, the first U.S. Iraq War resister to seek asylum here after refusing to participate in an illegal and immoral war. Yet 10 years on, Jeremy and his family, and many other U.S. war resisters, are still [...]
October 8, 2013: Leah Gazan, of Idle No More, put First Nations’ concerns front and centre at the Speak Up For Democracy Town Hall Meeting in Winnipeg. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Paul S. Graham
A common refrain among voters is that once elected, Members of Parliament become invisible, until the next election, anyway. Stories of MPs [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Chris Zanewich, No [...]
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 [...]