Tag: activism

New website focuses on Ukraine and the new Cold War

By Roger Annis
Following several months of preparatory work, a new website providing information and analysis of the war and political crisis in Ukraine is now online. The website is titled The New Cold War: Ukraine and beyond . You can read it, subscribe to it and like it on Facebook at this weblink .
The New […]

Dancing Tragedies and Dreams

From the video “Dancing Tragedies and Dreams.” Photo: Paul S. Graham
by Paul S. Graham
Art, culture, dance and politics blended seamlessly in Winnipeg on September 21, 2014, with the performance of Dancing Tragedies and Dreams, a production of the Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba,  at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
Dancing Tragedies and Dreams featured dances from Palestine, Lebanon, […]

Video: Lanterns for Peace 2014

Winnipeg, Aug. 6, 2014: Winnipeggers commemorated the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States, a strike that claimed 200,000 lives and ushered in the age of nuclear terror.
– Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba – http://www.mjccc.org
– Project Peacemakers – http://projectpeacemakers.org
– Peace Alliance Winnipeg – http://peacealliancewinnipeg.ca

Glenn Michalchuk receives the Joan Melanson Award

On April 9, 2014, Glenn Michalchuk, chair of Peace Alliance Winnipeg, was recognized for his decades of activism in the peace movement. At the annual Project Peacemakers Eco-Justice Fundraising Dinner, Bev Ridd presented Glenn with the Joan Melanson Award.

Video: Peace Alliance Winnipeg Year in Review

Sept. 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. Photo: […]

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 […]

US War Resisters: Let Them Stay Week 2014 – Jan. 12th -19th

By the War Resisters Support Campaign
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the arrival in Canada of Jeremy Hinzman, the first U.S. Iraq War resister to seek asylum here after refusing to participate in an illegal and immoral war. Yet 10 years on, Jeremy and his family, and many other U.S. war resisters, are still […]

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 […]

Winning the war on war

by the Canadian Peace Alliance

The peace movement around the world is having a huge impact. The war on Syria is, at present, postponed and the possibility that a military strike can be averted is very real.
The speech by Barack Obama was an indication that he is losing support for this potentially disastrous war. It is […]

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 […]