Dancing Tragedies and Dreams

From the video "Dancing Tragedies and Dreams." Photo: Paul S. Graham

From the video “Dancing Tragedies and Dreams.” Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Paul S. Graham
Art, culture, dance and politics blended seamlessly in Winnipeg on September 21, 2014, with the performance of Dancing Tragedies and Dreams, a production of the Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba,  at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
Dancing Tragedies and Dreams featured dances from Palestine, Lebanon, [...]

Don’t attack Iraq

Oct. 25, 2014: Members of Peace Alliance Winnipeg distributed leaflets calling for an end to Canadian military intervention in Iraq and Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Oct. 25, 2014: Members of Peace Alliance Winnipeg distributed leaflets calling for an end to Canadian military intervention in Iraq and Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham
On Saturday, Oct. 25th, Peace Alliance Winnipeg held an information picket at the intersection of Osborne Street and River Avenue to call for an end to Canada’s bombing mission in [...]

The War in Eastern Ukraine and the New Cold War

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by Paul S. Graham
In April 2014, the government that had come into power two months earlier in Ukraine launched what it termed an “anti-terrorist operation” against the people of Eastern Ukraine.
The easterners were opposed to the government’s plans for economic association with Western Europe and were demanding a greater voice in central government decisions.
That political [...]

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 [...]