January 20, 2009
On Saturday January 17, after 22 days of bombing which killed more than 1200 people, including 400 children, wounded more than 5000 and displaced more than 100,000, the Israeli government declared a unilateral ceasefire and a halt to the bombings of the people of Gaza. The Canadian Peace Alliance and the international community [...]
January is a critical month for U.S. war resisters living in Canada. Canadians have made it clear through polls, vigils, letters, petitions, rallies, and many other means, that they want American soldiers who refuse to participate in the Iraq war to be allowed to stay.
The House of Commons passed a motion in June 2008 calling [...]
Canadian Peace Alliance urges that you send a letter to Stephen Harper
On January 12, 2008 the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to condemn the “massive violations of human rights” by Israel in Gaza. Thirty three countries voted in favour of the resolution and, shamefully, Canada was the only country to vote against.
Simply cut and [...]
Canwest News Service, Vancouver Sun, Jan. 12, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senator Romeo Dallaire and several human rights activists were in Washington on Monday calling on president-elect Barack Obama to stop the upcoming trial of Omar Khadr in Guantanamo Bay.
The trial of the 22-year-old Canadian, accused of killing a U.S. serviceman in Afghanistan in 2002, is set [...]
Whew. Cliff Cornell’s deportation date has been deferred until January 22, thanks to his lawyer, who moved fast and skillfully, and to all of you who wrote, called, and emailed Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.
The deferral gives Cliff’s lawyer time to prepare a court challenge – and it gives us more time to mobilize support for [...]
The War Resisters Support Campaign says that U.S. war resister Cliff Cornell has been told by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to leave Canada by Dec. 24, or face removal by force. Another war resister, Kimberly Rivera, will receive a decision on her request to remain in Canada on Jan. 7. War resister Dean Walcott was [...]
Warrant Officer Robert John Wilson, Pte. Demetrios Diplaros, Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren, all from 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, were killed by an IED on Dec. 5, 2008. Photo: National Post
A terrible milestone was reached today with the deaths in Afghanistan of Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren, Pte. Demetrios Diplaros and Warrant Officer Robert John [...]
War resister Dean Walcott received responses to both his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment and Humanitarian and Compassionate applications today. As expected, both were negative. Dean has been ordered to leave Canada by January 6.
Dean joined the United States Marine Corps in 2000, a few weeks shy of his 18th birthday, hoping to get a college education [...]
Nov. 15, 2008: Winnipeggers remind delegates to the 2008 Conservative Party of Canada convention that most Canadians oppose the war in Afghanistan. Photo: Glenn Michalchuk
More than 100 people gathered outside the Convention Centre on Saturday, November 15 to demonstrate at the Conservative Party’s national convention in Winnipeg.
The demonstrators came to voice their opposition to a [...]
Canadians prefer tangible foreign aid to value spreading: Poll
by Norma Greenaway, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
OTTAWA – Canadians say providing bridges, roads and other forms of concrete foreign assistance is more important than spreading such Canadian values as democracy, freedom of speech and gender equality, says a new Environics survey.
The survey, being released Wednesday, [...]