Tag: Winnipeg

Winnipeg Solidarity with Gaza

by Glenn Michalchuk and Paul S. Graham
About 800 Winnipeggers gathered at the Manitoba Legislate on the evening of July 14th to protest the continuing Israeli bombardment of Gaza and the support of the Canadian government for Israel’s military action. The action was organized by Canadian Palestinian Association of MB (CPAM), Canada-Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg) and […]

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: Winnipeg Peace in Syria Rally

uvs130908-009Sept. 7, 2013: For the second time in a week, Winnipeggers rallied in solidarity with the people of Syria and in opposition to a US led attack.

After a brief gathering on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature, the demonstrators took to the streets to hand out literature and talk with their fellow Winnipeggers.

Speakers

The West hijacked the Syrian struggle for democracy

Winnipeg, Sept. 7, 2013: Cheryl-Anne Carr speaks on behalf of the Manitoba Peace Council to the Winnipeg Peace in Syria Rally. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Winnipeg, Sept. 7, 2013: Cheryl-Anne Carr speaks on behalf of the Manitoba Peace Council to the Winnipeg Peace in Syria Rally. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Cheryl-Anne Carr
I am here today on behalf of the Manitoba Peace Council, an affiliate of the World Peace Council established in 1949. We’re an anti-imperialist peace organization with a long […]

Syrian peace will not come from US bombs

Glenn Michalchuk, speaking at the Sept. 6, 2013 Rally for Peace in Syria in Winnipeg. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Glenn Michalchuk, Chair, Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Across Canada and in cities in around the world people are demonstrating today against the threat that the United States that it will take military action against Syria and thus widen […]

Iraq 10 years after: What’s Past is Prologue

Feb. 15, 2003: Thousands of Winnipeggers joined millions worldwide in opposing the US-led invasion of Iraq. Photo: Glenn Michalchuk
by Glenn Michalchuk
February 15, 2003 marks the tenth anniversary of the largest protest in human history. As the war clouds gathered over Iraq, millions responded globally to a call for demonstrations against the impending war. The average […]

Winnipeg CHALK 4 Peace 2012

Aug. 25, 2012: One of the many messages from CHALK 4 Peace 2012 in Winnipeg's Vimy Ridge Park. Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Paul S. Graham
The underlying premise of CHALK 4 Peace might best be summed up in a statement attributed to Mahatma Gandhi in 1937: “There is no way to peace; peace is the way.”
CHALK […]

Flash mob offers message of peace

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 Lanterns for Peace 2009

Every August 6, citizens in thousands of communities around the world commemorate the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and rededicate themselves to the cause of peace and disarmament. In Winnipeg, a Lanterns for Peace Ceremony is conducted by Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Project Peacemakers and the Manitoba Japanese Canadians Association.