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Syria’s Saydnaya Prison a Human Slaughterhouse, says Amnesty International

Aerial view of Saydnaya Prison Photo: Amnesty International
by Amnesty International
A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells […]

Video: Picketing for Peace in Syria

September 12, 2013: The youngest member of an information picket outside the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, denouncing Lloyd Axworthy’s call for war with Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Sept. 12, 2013 – A few members of Peace Alliance Winnipeg picketed and handed out leaflets in front of the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Inside […]

Video: Lanterns for Peace 2012

Aug. 6, 2012: Shahina Siddiqui (r) prepares her lantern at the annual Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace Ceremony, while Terumi Kuwada looks on. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Annually, citizens of Winnipeg commemorate the suffering and the deaths of the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused by the atomic bombing of those cities in Aug. 6 and 9, […]

Sisters in Spirit Annual Mother’s Day March

[ May 13, 2012; 1:00 pm; ] Location: St. Regis Hotel (285 Smith Street), Winnipeg
Annual March to Honour Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Sisters
March from the St. Regis Hotel to the Odena Circle at the Forks. Everyone is welcome.

Sponsors: Sisters in Spirit (Winnipeg Branch)

Transition Winnipeg Unleashing

[ April 28, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Location: University of Winnipeg-Bulman Centre

Admission: $10 if you register online and $15 at the door

Register online at TransitionWinnipeg.ca.

Transition-inspired local neighborhood groups will be initiated and enabled throughout Winnipeg.

To this end, we will put on a 1-day Unleashing Event at the University of Winnipeg on Sat Apr 28. This event will achieve the following:

Introduce Transition Winnipeg […]

Haiti’s hard road to recovery

Haiti couldn’t be further from the orgy of violence people around the world associate with it. Photograph: Isabeau Doucet
 
By Isabeau Doucet, The Guardian, Jan. 12, 2012
In Haiti, you’ll see a young man sitting on a crumbled wall blasting a song out of a bashed-up radio and singing along – apparently without irony – […]

Bush, Blair found guilty of war crimes

PRESS TV, Nov. 23, 2011
The five-panel Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal decided that Bush and Blair committed genocide and crimes against humanity by leading the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a Press TV correspondent reported on Tuesday.
In 2003, the US and Britain invaded Iraq in blatant violation of international law and […]

West End Rally for Social Services and Against Crime Bill C-10

[ November 18, 2011; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Location: West End Library at Sargent Park, 999 Sargent Avenue,Winnipeg, MB

[caption id="attachment_6965" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Nov. 8, 2011: Some of the 300 people who demonstrated in front of the Winnipeg Remand Centre in opposition to the Conservative Government's Omnibus Crime Bill, C-10. Photo: Paul Graham"][/caption]

The Governments of Stephen Harper and Greg Selinger are both supporting a […]