Category: Campaigns

Mayors for Peace Anti-Nuke Petition Surpasses 2 million signatures mark

As of February 1, 2017, a petition launched by Mayors for Peace to abolish nuclear weapons had 2,469,821 signatures.
The petition reads:
We, the undersigned, make the following request of the leaders of all nations states,and urge the United Nations to exercise strong leadership in the following:

To ensure that no city will ever again be destroyed by […]

Nobel Peace Laureates: It’s time to eliminate nuclear weapons

People participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York. (photo: Seth Wenig/AP)
by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
[The following statement from 21 Nobel Peace Laureates was released at the conclusion of the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Colombia.]
On March 27, negotiations will commence at the United […]

The making of Lia Tarachansky’s “On the Side of the Road”

Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky in Winnipeg Nov 9, 2016. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Nov. 9, 2016: Israeli filmmaker and correspondent for The Real News Network Lia Tarachansky screened and then discussed the motivation for and the making of her documentary film “On the Side of the Road.” The former West Bank settler examines Israelis’ unwillingness and/or […]

War Resisters: #LetThemStay

By the War Resisters Support Campaign
Across the country, supporters of U.S. Iraq War resisters have been working hard to ensure that the Liberal government acts quickly to resolve their cases and let them stay. Your letters, emails and phone calls have had a real impact – but we aren’t there yet.
The Federal Court has given […]

Vigil marks 2nd anniversary of Operation Protective Edge

Winnipeg, August 2, 2016: Peace and human rights organizations held a vigil for the Palestinians killed in the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza known as Operation Protective Edge. Photo: Rana Abdulla
By Candice Bodnaruk
Winnipeg – On August 2nd, 2016, over two dozen people gathered at the the Israel Folklorama Pavilion for the third annual vigil to […]

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2016

By Kazumi Matsui, Mayor, The City of Hiroshima
Hiroshima’s Mayor Kazumi Matsui in 2015 Photo: Kyodo News/Associated Press
1945, August 6, 8:15 a.m. Slicing through the clear blue sky, a previously unknown “absolute evil” is unleashed on Hiroshima, instantly searing the entire city. Koreans, Chinese, Southeast Asians, American prisoners of war, children, the elderly and other innocent […]

Appeal for a Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons

In August 1945, two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instantly turned the two cities into ruins and took the lives of about 210 thousand people. Even now, more than 200,000 Hibakusha, or A-bomb survivors, are carrying with them scars. Their tragedy should not be repeated anywhere on earth.
The call for the elimination […]

Winnipeg in Spring – Solidarity with Palestine

Winnipeg, May 28, 2016: Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Independent Jewish Voices Winnipeg joined forces to hand out information to Liberal Party delegates about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel and to remind them that Liberals must not cease supporting free speech and human rights. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Glenn Michalchuk
The 2016 Walk for […]

All about the Palestinian keffiyeh

Winnipeg, June 11, 2016: Human rights activist Rana Abdulla spoke at the Winnipeg Walk for Peace on the history and significance of a traditional Palestinian scarf knows as the keffiyeh. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Rana Abdulla
We will talk today about the significance of the traditional scarf (keffiyeh as a show of solidarity), the controversy around […]