By Paul S. Graham, March 31, 2010
A CBC online poll is asking “Should Canadian combat forces remain in Afghanistan past 2011?” At the moment, 74 per cent have answered “No.” While encouraging, this is somewhat higher than what we’ve seen in more scientific polls, and not likely indicative of Canadian public opinion.
According to the most [...]
by the Canadian Peace Alliance, Mar. 29, 2010
In only a matter of a few weeks, Parliament could be debating and voting on Bill C-440, a bill that would make legally binding two motions that have already passed in the House of Commons in support of U.S. Iraq War resisters. Bill C-440 sends a message to [...]
Letter from University of Regina professors opposed to Project Hero scholarships
Regina Leader Post, March 26, 2010
Faculty of the University of Regina say No to “Project Hero” and Canadian Imperialism: An Open Letter to President Vianne Timmons
March 23, 2010
Dear President Timmons:
We write to you as concerned faculty members of the University of Regina, to urge you [...]
By Project Fly Home, March 23, 2010
This is the March Call to Action in Project Fly Home’s six-month campaign leading up to the first anniversary of Abdelrazik’s return to Canada. Video and audio from February events are included below.
This six-month campaign demands that Canada:
- immediately free Abdelrazik from the sanctions imposed on him under [...]
By John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail, March 25, 2010
The U.S. government will ask Canada to keep as many as 500 to 600 troops in Afghanistan after this country’s military deployment in Kandahar ends in 2011.
Sources inside and outside the government say the formal request is expected toward the end of this year through NATO. The [...]
CMP Action Alert: Lobby Attack on Al Aqsa Mosque
By Canadian Muslims for Palestine, March 14, 2010
Canadian Muslims For Palestine (CMP), a national grassroots educational organization, denounces in the harshest possible terms the storming of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound by members of the Israeli military on Sunday, March 7th.
The Al Aqsa Mosque Compound, also [...]
By the Canadian Peace Alliance, March 5, 2010
The Conservative’s 2010 Budget still represents an unprecedented increase in defence spending, says the Canadian Peace Alliance, Canada’s largest peace network. While there is a small decrease in the amount previously allocated to the military under the Canada First Defence Strategy, overall defence spending continues to go up.
By Bill Robinson, Rideau Institute, March 5, 2010
(Ottawa) The new federal budget commits the Harper government to going ahead with its planned increases in military spending in both the coming year (fiscal year 2010-11) and the next, after which, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says, the size of planned increases in military spending will be reduced [...]
[ March 8, 2010 2:00 pm to March 12, 2010 2:00 pm. ]
The first Israeli Apartheid Week in Winnipeg will have nearly a full week of panel discussions and cultural events, from Monday, March 8th to Friday, March 12th.
MONDAY, MARCH 8th
Women & Apartheid
2:00 PM – Panel Discussion
224 University Centre, University of Manitoba
TUESDAY, MARCH 9th
Israel as an Apartheid State
2:00 PM – Panel Discussion
217 University Centre, University [...]
By Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Jan. 22, 2010
In January, the Harper government quietly announced that after decades of support, Canada was ceasing aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA.) Founded in 1949, UNRWA is the primary organ to provide aid to Palestinian refugees scattered around the world. The [...]