Oct. 6, 2012: A passerby reads a leaflet distributed by Peace Alliance Winnipeg in Osborne Village. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Growing concerns over the possibility of an attack on Iran by Israel or NATO countries prompted peace groups in six Canadian cities to join an International Day of Action yesterday. Locally, Peace Alliance Winnipeg [...]
by the Canadian Peace Alliance
Almost ten years after the start of the Iraq War, we face the threat of another war. This time, the target is Iran. And the process that led to war nearly a decade ago is strikingly similar to the situation today. It started with sanctions, which our government insisted were a [...]
[ October 6, 2012; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Please join Peace Alliance Winnipeg in holding a peaceful information picket in Osborne Village to raise awareness of the increasing danger of war with Iran. Bring friends and family to help distribute information on this serious issue. Feel free to bring your own placard.
Location: River Avenue and Osborne Street, Winnipeg
Sponsor: Peace Alliance Winnipeg
The recent decision [...]
by Peace Alliance Winnipeg
During the Vietnam war, tens of thousands of American conscientious objectors sought refuge in Canada to avoid taking part in a war they could not, in conscience, support. While the Canadian government was slow [...]
United States Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, August 31, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
On Thursday, August 30th the Canadian government ordered U.S. Iraq war resister Kimberly Rivera, her husband Mario and their four young children deported to the United States. Kimberly served in [...]
By Kazumi Matsui, Mayor, The City of Hiroshima
8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945. Our hometown was reduced to ashes by a single atomic bomb. The houses we came home to, our everyday lives, the customs we cherished–all were gone:
“Hiroshima was no more. The city had vanished. No roads, just a burnt plain of rubble as far [...]
Omar Khadr at age 14
By Roméo A. Dallaire
The case of Omar Khadr—a Canadian citizen and former child soldier—is a stain upon our society and shows a blatant disregard for Canada’s obligations under international law.
During his 10 nightmarish years at Bagram and Guantánamo Bay, Omar Khadr’s rights have been violated time and again. He has been [...]
By the Canadian Peace Alliance
As the violence escalates in Syria, there are further calls from Western media and government officials for a foreign intervention into the conflict. The Canadian Peace Alliance stands against any intervention from outside powers and is calling on the government of Canada to refuse participation in any “Friends of Syria” coalition [...]
by Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Bill C-38, over 400 pages of legislation that makes widespread changes to almost every aspect of Canadians’ lives – from Old Age Security to how the environment is protected – passed the House of Commons on June 14.
In the days leading up to its passage there was widespread opposition both inside and [...]
[ June 16, 2012; 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. ] Location: Vimy Ridge Memorial Park (Portage Avenue and Home Street)
Please join us for the second annual Winnipeg Peace and Justice Festival and the 31st annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace.
11:00 a.m. – Project Peacemakers Craft Tent – materials and instructions available to make windsocks and peace flags
12:30 p.m. – Walk for Peace (Parade Route)
1:30 p.m. Performances [...]