World War One: 100 Years Later

World War One: 100 Years Later

August 4, 2014 was the hundredth anniversary of Canada’s entry into World War One. Was this war a struggle for democracy or an inter-imperialist feud that got out of control? Was it the crucible in which Canadian nationhood was forged (a theory popular with Canadian Conservatives) or have Harper’s Tories decided to use the war [...]

Video: Lanterns for Peace 2014

Lanterns for Peace 2014

Winnipeg, Aug. 6, 2014: Winnipeggers commemorated the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States, a strike that claimed 200,000 lives and ushered in the age of nuclear terror.
Sponsors:
- Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba – http://www.mjccc.org
- Project Peacemakers – http://projectpeacemakers.org
- Peace Alliance Winnipeg – http://peacealliancewinnipeg.ca

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2014

Hiroshima Peace Declaration

By Matsui Kazumi, Mayor, The City of Hiroshima
Summer, 69 years later. The burning sun takes us back to “that day.” August 6, 1945. A single atomic bomb renders Hiroshima a burnt plain. From infants to the elderly, tens of thousands of innocent civilians lose their lives in a single day. By the end of the [...]

Winnipeg Solidarity with Gaza

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by Glenn Michalchuk and Paul S. Graham
About 800 Winnipeggers gathered at the Manitoba Legislate on the evening of July 14th to protest the continuing Israeli bombardment of Gaza and the support of the Canadian government for Israel’s military action. The action was organized by Canadian Palestinian Association of MB (CPAM), Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg) and [...]

Video: Winnipeg Peace & Justice Festival 2014

Drummers United

June 14, 2014: Drummers United performed at the Winnipeg Peace and Justice Festival, held in Vimy Ridge Park. Photo: Paul S. Graham.
The 33rd annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace and the 4th annual Winnipeg Peace & Justice Festival took place at Vimy Ridge Park on June 14, 2014. The objective of the festival is to promote [...]

The “new JNF”

Winnipeg, May 27, 2014: "Scarlet Mowchanson" greets her adoring fans in front of the Winnipeg Concert Hall where the annual Negev Gala was being held to raise funds for the Jewish National Fund. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Winnipeg, May 27, 2014: “Scarlet Mowchanson” greets her adoring fans in front of the Winnipeg Concert Hall where the annual Negev Gala was being held to raise funds for the Jewish National Fund. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Activists from Independent Jewish Voices Canada staged some street theatre outside the annual Negev Gala, held May 27th at [...]

Many Voices, One World

many voices one world

Jamie Oliviero and Shawn Kettner work with children in Winnipeg schools to create art and stories about peace and peacemaking. Their project is called Many Voices, One World, one which has been supported in part by Project Peacemakers.
They described their project at the annual Eco-Justice Dinner held by Project Peacemakers at John Black United Church [...]

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 [...]