2008 Walk for Peace to Oppose Canada’s role in Afghanistan and support American War Resisters in Canada

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(Winnipeg, June 11, 2008) Winnipeg’s annual Walk for Peace will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2008.

The Walk will oppose the continuing Canadian involvement in Afghanistan and the increasing tendency of Canadian governments to support such unjust wars.

Additionally, the marchers will express their support for American war resisters who have chosen to flee to Canada rather than participate in US military aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Winnipeggers are invited to join Project Peacemakers for the Peace Worship at Broadway Disciples United Church, beginning at 11:00 A.M.

The Walk for Peace will begin at noon at the Legislature. Marchers will proceed west on Broadway to Portage Avenue, and then east on Portage Avenue to Memorial Boulevard.

Following the march there will be speakers, food and entertainment at Memorial Park.

Speakers will include:

– Judy Wasylycia-Leis (MP-Winnipeg North), who will speak on Canada’s war in Afghanistan
– Howard Davidson, who will speak from personal experience on war resisters in Canada

Contact: Glenn Michalchuk, Chair, Peace Alliance Winnipeg, (204) 479-7026

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