Category: Canadian News

Canada to Iran: Diplomacy Revoked

Glenn Michalchuk

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)

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.”

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 […]

Bring Omar Khadr home!

Omar Khadr at age 14

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 […]

Canada’s military: soldiers or psychopaths?

By Paul S. Graham
Canada's Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk Photo: Jake Wright, The Canadian Press
This interview with Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff says more about the psychopathology of militarism than I would have believed could be found in a daily newspaper. Read along with me and ask yourself what kind of madness are […]

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 […]