Tag: Canadian Peace Alliance

Canadian Peace Alliance Convention Report

By Mary Robinson
The opening session on Friday evening asked, “What would you do with $490 billion? “ and offered hope for alternatives to war, militarism and austerity, from Idle No more, (Crystal Sinclair), CUPW, (Donald LaFleur) CPA (Kim Kerridge) and a particularly moving sharing (in light of the recent soldier suicides) by military family member Josie Forcadilla. The […]

Stop the new Canadian militarism

By the Canadian Peace Alliance
Stephen Harper wants to militarize Canada. Under the Conservatives, military spending has reached its highest levels since World War II. There are now plans to expand Canadian military bases around the world. And […]

Canadian Peace Alliance News

Here are some news items compiled by the Canadian Peace Alliance. To get on the CPA mailing list, go to http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/index.html.
After 2011 – Why Canada Needs to Leave Afghanistan
Canadian Peace Alliance
March 31, 2010
At the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting, held at Gatineau, March 29-30, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the assembled media and delegates that Canada […]

No Olympic Truce in Marjah

By the Canadian Peace Alliance, Feb. 19, 2010
While our Prime Minister talks about the the “Olympic Truce”, a symbolic suspension of war during the winter games, the people of Afghanistan are facing a new wave of violence.
The official website for the 2010 Winter Olympics claims that “Vancouver 2010 aims to pursue the Olympic Truce goals […]

NATO at 60

Statement by the Canadian Peace Alliance
On April 4th 2009, NATO will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a summit meeting in Strasbourg, France. NATO has emerged as a broad military alliance that integrates the foreign policy and decision making of its member countries into its own policy, strategy and military decisions.
History has shown that the dangers […]

Canadian Peace Alliance Statement on the Gaza Ceasefire

January 20, 2009
On Saturday January 17, after 22 days of bombing which killed more than 1200 people, including 400 children, wounded more than 5000 and displaced more than 100,000, the Israeli government declared a unilateral ceasefire and a halt to the bombings of the people of Gaza. The Canadian Peace Alliance and the international community […]

Protests against the Israeli attacks on Gaza to continue in Winnipeg

According to Al Jazeera, at least 697 Palestinians have so far been killed and more than 3,085 injured since Israel began its war on Gaza. At this hour, a ceasefire may be in the offing, but there are no guarantees. Around the world, people have rallied against the Israeli invasion of Gaza and the humanitarian catastrophe […]

Pan-Canadian Student Anti-War Conference

[ March 20, 2009 to March 22, 2009. ] Canada and the War in Afghanistan: A pan-Canadian student anti-war conference
Where: Ryerson University, Toronto
When: March 20-22, 2009

Join hundreds of students from across Canada for this important conference about resisting and opposing Canada’s war in Afghanistan, military recruitment in the schools and universities and the new militarism that has gripped Canadian life. There will be workshops, […]

Not in 2009, not in 2011! End the war in Afghanistan, NOW!

Photo: Canadian Forces Combat Camera
by the Canadian Peace Alliance
Stephen Harper said today that Canadian soldiers will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 2011. This contradicts previous statements by the Harper government that have alluded to another possible extension past 2011. Harper claims that Canadians will have lost the appetite for war in three years from now. […]