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Don’t attack Syria

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 [...]

Continue to Oppose Bill C-38

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 [...]

Mohammad Mahjoub: no charges after 12 years of persecution

Mohammad Mahjoub

The dramatic saga of seized defence documents, illegal wire tappings, and unsealed rooms in the case against ‘security certificate’ detainee Mohammad Mahjoub took another turn Thursday last week when Justice Blanchard of the Federal Court of Canada ruled that though there had indeed been damage to the system of administration of [...]

Winnipeg Peace & Justice Festival and Walk 2012

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[ 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.

Program

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 [...]

Can BDS succeed?

Video: Can boycott, divestment and sanctions stop Israeli apartheid?
By Paul S. Graham
On July 9, 2005 , Palestinian civil society put out the call for an international campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions to compel the Israeli state to follow international law. Specifically, the signatories called on Israel to:

End its occupation and colonization of all Arab [...]

BDS and CPP

Heeding the International Call for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions
By Richard Sanders, coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
In 2004, the UN International Court of Justice ruled that Israel’s separation wall is illegal. Construction has continued and it is expected to reach 760 kms. in length. Besides annexing their land, the wall separates Palestinians from their [...]

Colonialism & Indigenous Rights in Canada & Palestine

As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Winnipeg, Paul Burrows and Cheryl-Anne Carr discussed the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of Canada and Palestine. The similarities are disturbing and striking.
The event was sponsored by:
Students Against Israeli Apartheid
Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
CanPalNet (Winnipeg)
Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg)

Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping – The Truth May Hurt

By Paul S. Graham
Lester B. Pearson has been dead for four decades, but his imagined legacy, that of international peacekeeper, remains one of the defining myths of the Canadian identity. Horrified by our murderous behavior in the occupation of Afghanistan and the bombings of Libya and the former Yugoslavia, the sainted [...]

Dance Down Tha Wall 7 for a Free Palestine

[ April 7, 2012; 10:00 pm; ] Location: Lo Pub, 330 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg

Presented by: The Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg)

Music by:
• DJ Co-Op
• Clash & Cooks
• Jonny Mexico (w/ DJ Memorable Wonder Borscht & DJ Pim)

Admission: $10.00

Proceeds from this event will be used in support of humanitarian aid relief projects in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere in Palestine.

Co-Sponsors:

CKUW 95.9 FM
The [...]

Peace Alliance Winnipeg – Year in Review – Video Report

Winnipeg, Feb. 18, 2012: Glenn Michalchuk delivers his report on Peace Alliance Winnipeg activities in 2011 at the organization
By Glenn Michalchuk
Overall 2011 saw a continuation of the disturbing trend in Canadian foreign policy of actively supporting war on Iran, denial of Palestinian rights and a readiness to move anywhere in the world in support of [...]