5th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan

Saturday, 28 October, 1 pm
Peace Keeping Monument
Sussex at St. Patrick

peace dove


About the Action

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Canadian Labour Congress
Canadian Islamic Congress
Le Collectif Échec à la guerre
Council of Canadians
Canadian Arab Federation
National Union of Public and General Employees
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
United Steelworkers - National
Canadian Auto Workers Union
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association
Greenpeace Canada
Act For the Earth
Muslim Unity Group
New Democratic Party Youth Caucus
Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
Canadian Peace Congress
The Muslim Services, Toronto
Al-Hidaya Association (Montreal)
Adala - Canadian Arab Justice Committee
United Front Canada
ICNA Canada
The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
Islamic Association of Canadian Women
The Canadian Muslim Forum (CMF)
The Association Musulmane du Québec (AMQ)
The Alternative Perspective Media (APM-RAM)
Ahlul Bayt Assembly of Canada
The Muslim Community of Calgary
Al Ansar Islamic Centre
The Salaheddin Islamic Centre
Dar Al Tawheed Islamic Centre
The Islamic Foundation of Toronto
The TARIC Islamic Centre
Al Hoda Centre
Not In Our Name (Toronto)
Halifax Peace Coalition
Fredricton Peace Coalition
Island Peace Committee - PEI
Rassemblement outaouais contre la guerre
NoWar-Paix - Ottawa
Student Coalition Against War - Ottawa
Peaceworks - Midland
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
November 16 Coalition - Hamilton
Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council
People for Peace (London)
UVic Students Against War
Victoria Peace Coalition
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism
Students for Palestinian Rights - Waterloo
Solidarity For Palestinian Human Rights - McMaster
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - Toronto
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Ottawa Raging Grannies
The Boundary Peace Initiative
Kootenay Region United Nations Association
Kelowna Peace Group
October 28 Coalition - Nanaimo
Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Palestine Community Centre of BC
Niagara Coalition for Peace
Niagara Secular Humanists
Burlington Association for Nuclear Disarmament
Stopwar.ca Vancouver
Peace Studies of John Abbott College - Montreal
Poets Against War/ Poètes contre la guerre
Gerald and Maas
Global Importune
Boiling Frog
Green Party of Ontario
Green Party of PEI
Canadian Action Party
Communist Party of Canada
Socialist Project
International Socialists
Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice



Please come out and join in.  Bring your friends.  We can make this the biggest action yet! More politicians and main stream groups are asking to bring the troops home.  Our street polls show public opinion is clearly on our side. This day of action has been endorsed by many large NGOs, unions and faith groups.


We must speak out because Canada's involvement in Afghanistan is having disastrous consequences. The reasons given for being in Afghanistan are not valid.  The aggressive, U.S.-style search and destroy missions and lack of aid have lost the hearts and minds of the people of Afghanistan, putting Canadian troops at great risk. Corruption flourishes, drug production soars, terrorism grows, women are less safe,  and more civilians lose their lives.  We must bring the troops home and find a different way to help the people of Afghanistan.


At 1 pm, we will gather at the Peacekeeping Monument at Sussex and St. Patrick for some short speeches.

Speakers at the Peacekeeping Memorial include:

Paul Dewar, NDP MP for Ottawa Centre
Shelina Merani, Muslim Presence Ottawa
Bill Clennett,  Rassemblement Outaouais Contre la Guerre
Deborah Bourque, Canadian Union of Postal Workers

The main gathering at the Peacekeeping Monument will be joined by two feeder marches.

  • The Student Coalition Against War (SCAW) will meet at 11:00 am for a STUDENT RALLY at the human rights monument( Elgin and Lisgar).  The student rally will be a funeral for Canada and Afghanistan to commemorate the deaths of Afghani civilians and Canadian troops.
  • Rassemblement Outaouais Contre la Guerre(ROCG) will meet at 12:00 pm at Parc Jacques Cartier, Gatineau, to march to join the main gathering.

We will then march past the American Embassy and through the market area, ending at Parliament Hill. Bring your costumes, noise-makers, chants, banners and signs.

Fundraiser at The Rainbow, 66 Murray Street,(Market area)
Great music (live bands), dancing, prizes and fun!
$5 or pay what you can !
Presented by the Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee for Mohammad Mahjoub, Mahmoud Jaballah and Hassan Almrei, Security Certificate detainees still held at Guantanamo North in Kingston.

Download flyers (four per page).  Two sided in French and English.


Halloween Masks

Counter Recruitment

See OperationObjection.org for resources to offset the aggressive military recruitment of students.
Counter-Recruitment Posters for October 28
(Post near schools)
Black and White

Link to French