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 [...]
Hugo Lopez at a week-long vigil at the Manitoba Legislature in August 2010. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Peace Alliance Winnipeg joins with his wife, Christina, and her family and friends in mourning the passing of Hugo Lopez.
We became acquainted with Hugo and Christina in August 2010 when they organized a group called “Crazy for Peace” with [...]
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 [...]
Despite the inclement weather, the 2012 Winnipeg Peace & Justice Festival & Walk attracted around 200 people to Vimy Ridge Park on Saturday, June 16.
Festival goers were entertained by Sara Kreindler, Pedalling for Papua Jeremy Bally, Artwell, Burnt Project 1, and the Twelve Tribes Community.
They also heard from Brian McLeod, Rob Altemeyer, MLA [...]
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 [...]
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
Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg)
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 [...]
Derrick McCandless performed before a small but enthusiastic audience at the most recent Peace Alliance Winnipeg House Concert, January 28, 2012. McCandless is an engaging performer with a wide repertoire of folk ballads, instrumentals and pop standards. (he’s also builder and fixer of musical instruments.) His rendition of Luka Bloom’s “I Am Not at War [...]
Gerry Caplan is a former CUSO field officer, author of The Betrayal of Africa, a weekly, online columnist for The Globe and Mail, and a featured television political commentator.
Caplan was the keynote speaker at a dinner held in Winnipeg December 10, 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of CUSO and the 63rd anniversary of the [...]
By Paul S. Graham
Making war has been a human pursuit for thousands of years.
Playing at war, it would seem, is at least as old. This ancient Greek toy, a model of a war chariot, fashioned from clay, has survived the millennia to bear witness to our enduring attachment to violence and domination.