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.
The peace button is unfurled at Friday's flash mob at The Forks. Photo: Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
By Alexandra Paul, Winnipeg Free Press, Nov. 12, 2011
Local members of the Mennonite community marked Remembrance Day with a flash mob at The Forks that was organized through social media.
About 100 people staged a sedate gathering [...]
Winnipeg, Nov. 12, 2011: Bilan Arte, of Students Against Israeli Apartheid, addresses a group that rallied to distribute leaflets in support of Palestinian rights. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Members of the Canada-Palestine Support Network, Independent Jewish Voices, Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Students Against Israeli Apartheid and the Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid rallied at Osborne and Broadway [...]
Oct. 15, 2011: Peace Alliance Winnipeg members participate in the Occupy Winnipeg march. Photo: Dave Shaver/Facebook
About 400 Winnipeggers marched from the Manitoba Legislature to the Toronto Dominion building (Portage and Notre Dame) Saturday to add their voices to the international outcry against corporate greed.
Peace Alliance Winnipeg was a part of this, as were many [...]
[ October 15, 2011; 10:00 am; ] Location: Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg
By now, everyone has heard of Occupy Wall Street, where thousands have gathered in the heart of New York’s financial district to peacefully protest economic and social injustice. OWS is being replicated in numerous other US cities. [...]
Sept. 30, 2011 – Award-winning Israeli journalist Amira Hass speaking at the University of Winnipeg on the need to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Paul S. Graham
“Inhuman, immoral and unsustainable” are the words used by Amira Hass to describe what she terms “the State of Israel and the privileges [...]
By Paul S. Graham
Cholera kills. Since the UN brought the disease to Haiti last year, 6,000 have died. Because this disease thrives in countries that lack potable water and sewage treatment infrastructure, it is unlikely to be eradicated soon in that country.
Cholera treatment facilities are likely to be an ongoing need in Haiti for some [...]
Every August 6, Winnipeggers commemorate the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. People come together to make and float their lanterns in a pond in the middle of the city to express their desire for a peaceful world and to show solidarity with countless others around the [...]
Every August 6, Winnipeggers commemorate the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. People come together to make and float their lanterns in a pond in the middle of the city to express their desire for a peaceful world and to show solidarity with [...]
By Paul S. Graham
On August 3, 2011 – four days after being viciously assaulted in his Winnipeg apartment, Harvey Sanderson Junior died of his injuries. He was 27.
What made this crime especially shocking was that Harvey had brittle bone disease, a condition that confined him to a wheelchair.
Friends, neighbours and people who [...]