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Day 2 of Tamil solidarity protest in Ottawa

Sri Lankan Tamils vow second day of protest in Ottawa

Ottawa Police and the RCMP had areas of Ottawa’s downtown closed off to traffic as protesters hit the streets to voice concerns over the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Photo by Ashley Fraser, The Ottawa Citizen.
by the Ottawa Citizen, April 8, 2009
A group of Tamil [...]

Canada’s Iraq War Profiteers Exposed

United States Air Force spy plane U-2 Dragon Lady, a part of the arsenal deployed in Iraq. It uses Canadian technology developed by Calian Technologies.
by Richard Saunders, Coordinator, Coalition to End the Arms Trade
The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT), a Canadian anti-war network based in Ottawa, has published a detailed report exposing Canadian [...]

George Galloway’s March 30, 2009 Speech on Video

The Harper government’s attempt to silence George Galloway by denying him permission to enter Canada and preventing his speaking engagements failed miserably on Monday evening.
Since the ban on Galloway, peace groups across the country organized to break it. If the decision could not be overturned, then the ban would be broken through technological means.
As a [...]

Galloway to appear on CBC’s “The Hour” tonight

The Interview The Government Doesn’t Want You to See: George Galloway on The Hour, Monday March 30th
by The Hour Blog, Mar. 27, 2009
**FRIDAY UPDATE:** George Galloway is challenging the decision not to let him into in Canada. Galloway’s lawyers will go before a Federal Court on Sunday to reverse the decision barring him from entering.
Galloway’s [...]

Afghanistan war remains unpopular with Canadians

Almost Half of Canadians Would End Afghanistan Mission Before 2011
Atlantic Canadians, Quebecers and Ontarians more likely to both disagree with the extension of the mission, and advocate for an early withdrawal.
[VANCOUVER – Mar. 7, 2009] – Canadian adults remain concerned about the mission in Afghanistan, with very few respondents advocating for an extension of Canada’s [...]

An appeal from the War Resisters Legal Defense Fundraising Campaign

Support the War Resisters Legal Defense Fundraising Campaign
The War Resisters Support Campaign has been fighting for five years to keep U.S. Iraq war resisters safe in Canada. The majority of Canadians support this, and Parliament has passed a motion calling to for war resisters to be allowed to apply for permanent resident status in Canada.
The [...]

Gordon MacDermid

Sept. 13, 2008: Gordon MacDermid at a demonstration in support of war resisters in Winnipeg’s Vimy Ridge Park. Photo: Paul Graham
With the passing of Rev. Dr. Gordon MacDermid on Tuesday, March 3, the peace movement has lost a stalwart, Peace Alliance Winnipeg has lost one of its founders, and we have lost a good [...]

A warm Calgary welcome planned for George W. Bush

Former U.S. President George W. Bush is coming to Calgary to speak to the Rotary Club on March 17th on sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Peace and human rights activists are preparing to give him a welcome appropriate for a war criminal whose actions led to the deaths of over one million Iraqis, [...]

Doomsday Clock May Finally Stop Ticking

by Haider Rizvi, IPS, Feb. 23, 2009
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 (IPS) – The Barack Obama administration’s apparent resolve to take U.S. foreign policy in a new direction is creating ripples of hope for an enhanced U.N. agenda on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.
Observers and diplomats who are due to take part in a major meeting to [...]

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada calls for Omar Khadr’s release

According to a statement by Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, issued Feb. 12, 2009, “Canada and the U.S. are duty bound to act immediately to ensure that Omar Khadr is released and repatriated, his rights are protected and violations of his rights are investigated and remedied, where appropriate, by criminal proceedings against the perpetrators.”
The statement continues: [...]