JUST SAY NO TO WAR!!
Monday, October 6, 3-5 pm
A nonviolent vigil
Drop in when you can.
politicians inside the House debate timelines, benchmarks, exit
strategies, and the intent to add Canadian fighter jets as part of the
slaughter from the skies playing out in Iraq and Syria, join us in
front of Parliament for a nonviolent vigil to just say no to war.
Say no to:
- the macho posturing of those beating the drums of war
- the excitement bubbling in the offices of
Canadian weapons dealers whose profits have fueled the current
conflicts and whose instruments of murder are being tested in the new
"theatre" of war.
- the complete failure of imagination that
allows those in power to label groups of people beyond redemeption and
worthy only of being murdered
- a perverted mindset that believes in war as a
solution to any problem, even though wars are directly or indirectly
responsible for 190 million 20th-century deaths (90% of whom were
- the inability of those inside the House to understand that war is terrorism
- a Canadian war economy that is built on theft
of the poor: while the Harper government refuses to reveal the cost of
bombing Syria/Iraq and occupying Eastern Europe, hundreds of thousands
remain homeless, millions are hungry, wait lists for children with
mental health issues are growing exponentially, money is used for
warfare and not childcare, and overcrowded women's shelters are turning
away countless targets of violence here at home.
War is NOT the Answer
Sponsored by Homes not Bombs: Because Canada should build homes, not blow them up
"There is nothing as vile as the arrogance of the military mind. Of all the plagues with which the world is cursed, of every ill, militarism is the worst: the assuumption that war is the answer to human problems." Rabbi Abraham Heschel
SUPREME COURT HEARING FOR HARKAT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 7:30 AM. Join
the court steps vigil with Mohamed Harkat and friends and supporters,
Supreme Court, Kent and Wellington. Help hold the banners.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 9:00 AM. The
public portion of Mr. Harkat's secret trial appeal will be heard. Join
us for an hour or two or the whole day if you can. You will have
to pass through security, so allow a little time.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 7:30 PM. Join us for a staged reading of Kafka;'s The Trial (with
a revised script that incorporates Canada's secret trial process),
featuring Elizabeth Hay (Giller-Prize winner), as well as Ottawa
writers Alan Cumyn, Louisa Taylor, Monia Mazigh, and Matthew Behrens,
and Ottawa performers Richard Gélinas, Zachary Counsil, Laurel Smith,
and Teri Loretto. St Paul's University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 10 am.
Where is the Justice? Where are the justices?
Supreme Court is meeting in secret! We do not know where. Join us at
the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to help look for the judges
holding their secret hearing.
HANDS OFF SYRIA --
Can't trust U.S. Intelligence
War is not the answer
Danger of expanded conflict
EMERGENCY RALLY TO STOP THE WAR
Human Rights Monument, Ottawa (at Elgin and Lisgar)
5pm ET on the day the bombs drop or the following day if an attack happens after 5pm ET.
The drums of war are beating again, this time for a US-led attack on
Syria. Take to the streets to tell the Government of Canada and NATO to
keep their hands off Syria.
They lied about Iraq. They're lying about Syria. Don't let them do it again.
Organized by NOWAR-PAIX and the Ottawa Peace Assembly.
www.nowar-paix.ca | www.ottawapeace.org
Call for end of repression
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.
CANADA OUT OF LIBYA!!
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
Read the full statement here.
Resolve conflicts through peaceful, diplomatic means, not through interference and use of force!
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, welthy nation is
being attacked and occupied under the pretext of a “humanitarian
Lire la déclaration ici en français.
HELP GET JUSTICE FOR
ruling that Harkat's Security Certificate is reasonable will be
appealed. The judge has acknowledged that his judgement was based
solely on secret evidence.
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.
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!
Six-Month Campaign to Free Abousfian Abdelrazik from the Prison Without Walls
Build the pressure! Break the Sanctions!
PARTICIPATE in a SANCTIONS-BUSTING TELETHON
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.
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
This campaign was initiated by Homes Not Bombs. Read
the full story here.
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.