Category: Canadian News

Stop the war on Mali

By the Canadian Peace Alliance
Jan. 15, 2013
The Government of Canada has recently announced that it is sending a CF-17 transport plane to northern Mali to add to the military buildup by the NATO powers in the area. The Canadian Peace Alliance is calling on the government to recall the plane and to […]

Canada to deepen role in Mali

Minister of Defence Peter MacKay shakes hands with Canadian forces members of Squadron 429 at CFB Trenton, on Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013. Canada is sending the C-17 Globemaster to help France with the conflict in Mali. (Lars Hagberg /THE CANADIAN PRESS)
By Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail
The Canadian government will extend the tour of the […]

Foreign military intervention wrong response to Mali crisis

By Gerry Caplan, rabble.ca
France is knocking on Canada’s door seeking assistance for its intervention in Mali, and Canada’s door seems to be open a crack. Besides providing the French military, a military transport plane, at least temporarily, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada wants to offer both humanitarian aid and “support for the restoration […]

Peace Alliance Winnipeg joins International Day of Action on Iran

Oct. 6, 2012: A passerby reads information distributed by Peace Alliance Winnipeg in Osborne Village. Photo: Paul S. Graham

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 […]

Stop the deportation of Kim Rivera

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 […]

Canada to Iran: Diplomacy Revoked

On Friday, Canada closed its embassy in Tehran and put Iran on a list of “states that support terrorism.” This is consistent with all of the inflammatory rhetoric on Iran put forth by the Canadian government, especially since the 2011 federal election. Stephen Harper has called Iran the greatest threat to world […]

War Resister Kimberly Rivera ordered deported

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 […]

Winnipeg CHALK 4 Peace 2012

Aug. 25, 2012: One of the many messages from CHALK 4 Peace 2012 in Winnipeg's Vimy Ridge Park. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Paul S. Graham
The underlying premise of CHALK 4 Peace might best be summed up in a statement attributed to Mahatma Gandhi in 1937: “There is no way to peace; peace is the way.”
CHALK […]

Video: Winnipeg Peace & Justice Festival 2012

The second annual Winnipeg Peace and Justice Festival and the 31st annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace were held June 16, 2012.
Participating organizations included

Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Project Peacemakers
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba
Winnipeg Chapter for the National Committee for UN Women
Winnipeg Chapter of the Council of Canadians
Winnipeg  Haiti Solidarity Group
Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg)
Artwell Network
Kairos Region
911 Justice Canada
Mud and Water: […]

Hiroshima Peace Day: It is not enough to remember

August 6, 2012: Glenn Michalchuk, speaking at the Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Glenn Michalchuk, Chair, Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Sixty-seven years ago the world witnessed a new and even more deadly to consequence to war as atom bombs fell on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thousands of citizens still suffer the […]