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GET INVOLVED:
NOWAR-PAIX
Next organizing meeting:
Monday, May 2, 7 pm
91A Fourth Ave. (map)

Download our pamphlet on Bill C-51


LINKS TO ACTION

www.acp-cpa.ca
Canadian Peace Alliance

www.resisters.ca
Join the War Resisters Support Campaign; Sign the petition.

www.homesnotbombs.ca
Peace Group

www.justiceforharkat.com
Learn more about security certificates and the threat to civil liberties.

www.justiceforhassandiab.org
Help fight the unjust extradition of Dr. Hassan Diab

http://ottawapeace.org/
Umbrella Peace group in Ottawa.

www.canadahaitaction/
Find out what is really happening in Haiti and what we can do about it.

www.ceasefire.ca: Ceasefire.ca is an initiative whose mission it is to provide people with Web-based tools to take political action and promote peace, disarmament and social justice.

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A list of really exciting but nonviolent video games.


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 Ottawa Area Actions, Events & Meetings: Everyone is Welcome

PLANNING MEETING TO
PROTEST SAUDI LAV ARMS DEAL

You are invited to a planning meeting for actions to protest arms sales, with emphasis on the immoral Saudi Lav deal.  We plan to use CANSEC, Canada's largest arms show to protest.  CANSEC attracts buyers from all over the world.   CANSEC stands for Canadian Security and replaces the old name of ARMEX.  They sell surveillance equipment as well as arms.

We need help to plan and build actions against the increasingly indiscriminate and growing arms trade.  Please join our planning meeting or stay tuned to help spread the word.

Meeting

Monday, May 2, 7 pm
91A Fourth Ave (Friends' House), Ottawa

Two actions are under consideration:

1) War Criminal Welcoming Walk
Tuesday, May 24, 5 pm to 7 pm (night before CANSEC starts)

Draft proposal is to gather at York and Sussex (see below) and go to four downtown hotels recommended for CANSEC participants.  (They will be arriving that night) as well as the PM's office where we will protest signing the LAV deal with Saudi Arabil.

2) Protest the Terrorism and Torture Trade Show
Wednesday, May 25, 7:30 am-1 pm, EY Centre 

Participants in CANSEC will be arriving for a "True Patriot Love Breakfast"  and streaming in and out of the EY Centre all day.  

We plan to bring out a tent and sound system, pictures of victims of war, fliers for the participants, speakers and musicians.


anti-war rally


Ottawa Rally and Picket
No to War
Canada Out of Iraq and Syria

Saturday, March 19 -- 1:00 pm
U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, York and Sussex

Followed by a march to the Prime Minister's Office
Wellington between Metcalfe and Elgin

Join in Anti-War Actions Across Canada to Mark the 13th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq and to Oppose Canada's Involvement in Wars of Aggression!

March 19, 2016 is the 13th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq which devastated the country and along with other actions of the U.S. imperialists laid the foundation for the crisis that we see in the region today.

The new Liberal government is drastically increasing Canada's military presence in Iraq as well as placing troops in Lebanon and Jordan. It is doubling Canada's "intelligence" assets in the region. Meanwhile Canada is interfering in the peace process in Syria through its support for groups advocating regime change, and selling arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war against the people of Yemen.  

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712342188979560/

No Bombs No Boots Event


BILL C-51 IS BAD LAW
UNITE 4 Our Rights! #StopC51

Download our information pamphlet
on Bill C-51



NOWAR-PAIX endorses the IJV-Initiated Statement Defending The Right To Criticize The State Of Israel
Read the Statement.





HANDS OFF SYRIA --

Hands off SyriaHERE'S WHY:

  1. Can't trust U.S. Intelligence

  2. War is not the answer

  3. Danger of expanded conflict

Get details here.

 



Call for end of repression
in Egypt!!


The Canadian Peace Alliance is calling on the government of Canada to use all diplomatic channels at its disposal to call for an end to the attacks on civilians, workers and political parties in Egypt.

Since the military took control of the government on July 3rd, there has been widespread suspension of civil liberties for many Egyptians and a wholesale killing of those protesting military rule.

See more


CANADA OUT OF LIBYA!!

Is Canada at war with Iran?
The Evidence is Growing.

The decision-makers in Washington and Tel Aviv are not threatened by Iranian nuclear weapons. Rather they worry about Iran’s challenge to their regional domination. And, like a good follower, Harper has enthusiastically gone along with his friends’ war. By Yves Engler.

Read how Harper has gone to war against Iran.


NO TO POLITICAL ASSASSINATIONS!

NOWAR-PAIX condemns the murder of Muammar Gaddafi at the hands of the so-called Libyan rebels. This immoral, illegal and horrifying act is nothing but a planned and minutely executed political assassination.

Read the full statement here.

Resolve conflicts through peaceful, diplomatic means, not through interference and use of force!

Stop Bombing Libya

NOWAR-PAIX unequivocally condemns the escalation of aggression by NATO forces against Libya and the continuing occupation. Since March 2011, these forces have been carrying out brutal interference in Libya and the entire North-African region under the pretext of opposing brutal dictatorships.  Once again, an oil-rich, wealthy nation is being attacked and occupied under the pretext of a “humanitarian effort.”

Read the full statement here.

Lire la déclaration ici en français.


 

Mohamed HarkatHELP GET JUSTICE FOR
MOHAMED HARKAT

The ruling that Harkat's Security Certificate is reasonable will be appealed. The judge has acknowledged that his judgement was based solely on secret evidence.

Help Moe get his appeal. Sign the new statement of support for an open, fair trial and no deportation to torture. We now have almost 2000 signatures.

www.harkatstatement.com

STOP Secret Trials in Canada
Abolish Security Certificates
For more information: Justice for Harkat

 


 

Launch of Peoples' Investigation
into Police Abuses

- Toronto Community Mobilization Network -


Community groups are calling on the public to come forward with photos, video, and eye witness accounts of police violence against civilians during the G20 summits in Toronto. This evidence will be used to ensure that there are consequences for all those who beat and injured people, and for the masterminds who conspired to plan and give orders for the widespread police violence and repression that was experienced by thousands on the streets.

Further details can be found at: http://g20.torontomobilize.org/PeoplesInvestigation

Check out the nowar-paix banner at the G20!


Delist Now!

Abousfian AbdelrazikSix-Month Campaign to Free Abousfian Abdelrazik from the Prison Without Walls

 

Build the pressure! Break the Sanctions!
PARTICIPATE in a SANCTIONS-BUSTING TELETHON
APRIL 28th
7-9 pm
Phone number 1-877-737-4070

TIME TO BREAK THE SANCTIONS

Project Fly Home is organizing the first ever Sanctions-busting Telethon on Wednesday, April 28th, from 7to9pm. The telethon is being organized to challenge the United Nations "1267" sanctions regime and show solidarity with Abousfian Abdelrazik, who is on the 1267 list.

During the telethon, we will invite people to call in to 1 877 737 4070 to pledge a donation to Abdelrazik. As you know, this regime imposes an asset freeze on listed individuals; as it is implemented in Canada, it is illegal for anyone to provide Abdelrazik with any funds or financial support. Thus the telethon is an open call for people to defy this law, as unconstitutional, unjust, and dangerous.

Rabble Tv has tentatively agreed to live-broadcast the show (pending a check of technical capacities), so you can probably tune in to watch the show from across Canada and even internationally at www.rabble.ca.

We are hoping that you can support this initiative in the following two ways:

  • agree in advance to call in. If you can do this, send us an email - we want to guarantee that there will be a decent number of calls!
  • encourage people in your cities and regions to call in and donate in defiance of the sanctions. Download the poster and let people know by email.

Learn more about how you can help at Project Fly Home.


ZUCCHINI CAMPAIGN

zucchiniWe sent zucchinis to War Minister O'Connor one year ago because children were starving in Afghanistan.

On September 5, 2006, the respected Senlis Council released a report that stated children are starving in Afghanistan. Foreign military expenditures in that country outpace development and reconstruction spending by 900% .

Two years later, the crisis deepens, with no action on starvation!

In an August, 2007 report, the Senlis Council slams the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for failing to answer key questions about where and why aid that’s been promised has not appeared on the ground in Afghanistan.

So now is the time to send a Zucchini to Canada's New War Minister, Peter MacKay.   Here's how!

This campaign was initiated by Homes Not Bombs.  Read the full story here.


poster

COUNTER-RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

The military has launched a new recruitment campaign to sign up youth needed in Afghanistan.  This campaign is called Operation Connection.  In General Hillier's words: "...we're moving from a passive approach on recruiting where essentially we sat around waiting for you to come to us to a more active and aggressive one..."

To help young people withstand this pressure, ACT for the Earth has launched a counter-recruitment campaign called Operation Objection. Check it out and be sure to tell all concerned parents and young people you know about the website:  http://operationobjection.org.

NOWAR-PAIX (Network to Oppose War And Racism - Pacte contre l'Agression,
 l'Intolerance et la Xenophobie) is a volunteer activist coalition in Ottawa, Canada.