Tag: militarism

Canada Needs to Get Out of the War Business

Members of Peace Alliance Winnipeg joined concerned Canadians in 18 cities to oppose plans by the federal government to purchase new fighter jets. Statement by Peace Alliance Winnipeg Peace Alliance Winnipeg joins with many peace organizations in this national day…

Don’t attack Iraq

On Saturday, Oct. 25th, Peace Alliance Winnipeg held an information picket at the intersection of Osborne Street and River Avenue to call for an end to Canada’s bombing mission in Iraq and Syria. In doing so, PAW was joining with…

Hiroshima Peace Day Reflections

By Shane Nestruck August 6, 2012 was important for me – my father’s 93rd birthday and the 67th anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima. I was fortunate to be asked to provide the music for the Winnipeg Peace Alliance…

Professional sports and militarism in Canada

Professional sports and militarism: Tyler Shipley By Riaz Sayani-Mulji and Ryan Sparrow, rabble.ca, January 5, 2012 On this week’s episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with musician, freelance journalist, and political activist Tyler Shipley on the militarization of the NHL…

Stand on guard for creeping militarism

By Michael Fellman, The Tyee, July 28, 2011 On April 15, Jason Kenny fully scripted a commanding role for military to play during citizenship ceremonies. The veteran, preferably from the Afghanistan War, to be introduced at the start of the…

Breaking the Fever of Militarism

Unnatural Acts By Chris Floyd, Counterpunch, March 8, 2010 All who draw the sword will die by the sword. — Yeshua Ha-Notsri, Palestinian dissident, c. 33 CE. As we all know – or rather, as everyone but those who climb…

Fund education, not war!

Alanna Makinson is VP External, University of Manitoba Students Union. Following the June 13, 2009 Winnipeg Walk for Peace, she spoke on the negative impact of the war in Afghanistan and increased military spending on post-secondary education in Canada. Makinson…