Canada’s largest weapons fair, selling weapons and surveillance equipment.
Host to some of the world’s worst human rights violators and torturers.
They come to buy!
Rally: 1 pm at the Human Rights Monument
Panel: 2:30 pm, Auditorium at
For 12 years, Mohammad Mahjoub, a refugee from Egypt, has been detained in Canada without charge under a security certificate on the basis of secret information.
For the first time since his arrest in June, 2000, he is able to travel outside of Toronto. He is touring Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston, Guelph, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Toronto. Ottawa is his first stop. Come out to hear his story.
Speaking tour coordinated by Justice for Mahjoub Network: www.supportmahjoub.org
are as Canadian as hockey," a 1988 Parliamentary report declared. Few
institutions embody the image of Canada's international benevolence
like non-governmental organizations devoted to development abroad. But
do the actions of Canadian NGOs genuinely match this perception?
Ranging from poverty in Africa to turmoil in Haiti, from
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to the Afghanistan war, Paved with Good
Intentions uncovers the darker side of the role played by NGOs.
Learn more about the book at www.pavedwithgoodintentions.ca
inhumane, cowardly killings of 9 children, 4 men, and 3 women in
Panjwai, Kandahar, Afghans for Peace Ottawa in a collective effort
along with NOWAR-PAIX, The Ottawa Peace Assembly, Ploughshares Ottawa
and the Afghan Student Union of the University of Ottawa have joined in
It is time that the community in Ottawa stood up and spoke as one united, strong, collective voice in the face of the injustices faced by the Afghan civilians in Afghanistan.
Yves Engler is a Montréal activist and author. He has four published books: The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy (Shortlisted for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non Fiction in the Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards), Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical and (with Anthony Fenton) Canada in Haiti: Waging War on The Poor Majority and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid.
Yves has made numerous presentations in Ottawa and is an excellent speaker. We invite you to a provocative and insightful evening.
Sponsored by nowar-paix.
Playwright and director Arthur Milner traveled through the West Bank in June, 2010 on a twelve day tour organized by Independent Jewish Voices. His slide show presentation is based on this trip.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 12:45 pm
PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (South-west corner of Elgin and Wellington)
We will be carrying the “world’s longest banner” from the PM’s office through the market area, chanting and distributing “END IT; DON’T EXTEND IT” postcards.
Check out the document "Canada’s Role in the Occupation of Afghanistan
Information on the book and author
Brought to you by nowar-paix, Independent Jewish Voices, and the Ottawa Quakers.
Three Canadian men; Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin were detained and tortured for months and years in Syria and, in Ahmad El Maati's case, Egypt. Upon their release, they return to Canada and try to find answers to why they were detained in the first place.
This is a documentary about how fragile the balance between democracy, human right and national security can be in the post 9/11 era. The film also focuses on the effects of torture on the human mind and spirit.
Sponsored by nowar-paix.
Not In Our Name (NION)
Jewish Voices Against Zionism - Ottawa
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) - Ottawa
Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) - Carleton
Part of the 3rd annual Festival of Peace
Hosted by nowar-paix
The Council meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.. The meeting agenda will be posted on Friday. As soon as we have it, we will post an estimate of the time of the CANSEC vote. We ask you to come and wear something white to identify yourself as a supporter of the ban. The city councillors who have helped us with this process will continue to champion the ban. They need our help!
Winner of the OSCAR for best documentary of 2007
Proceedings went to nowar-paix and the Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee
Yves Enlger will debunk myths regarding Canada's historic role as
peacekeeper on the world stage, giving particular emphasis to Canada's
role in Afghanistan in light of a wider context of Canadian
imperialism. Sponsored by Student Coalition Against War, nowar-paix,
Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Canadian citizen, is currently in limbo in the Canadian Embassy in Sudan, with the Canadian government obstructing every effort to bring him home. His lawyer, Yavar Hameed, needs public support in his effort to bring Abousfian back.
at the rally included Paul Dewar, Monia Mazigh and Yavar Hameed.
They indicated the extent to which the government is repeating the same
shameful behaviour as in the Mahar Arar case!
Raging Grannies, Nowar-paix and the PGA block teamed up to have a march
of victims of war and a noisy rally during a black-tie dinner where
deals were being made to spend our money or more military and
surveillance equipment. Sessions such as this, sponsored by CADSI
(Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries) promotes
increased militarism in Canada.
Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 pm
Public Service Alliance of Canada
233 Gilmour Street- (at Metcalfe)
Vigil and Walk to Prime Minister’s office to Present Petitions demanding a public review.
Wednesday, January 30, at 10:30 am
Meet at Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill.
Saturday, December 15, Noon
Meet at the corner of Sussex and York (map)
Join us for a short rally and walk through the market to hand out leaflets to demand:
HARPER SPEAK OUT: NO TO U.S. WAR ON IRAN!
BREAK THE SILENCE! NO MORE DISASTROUS WARS!
Working together toward a culture of peace.
Celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace on Friday, 21 September, and the United Nations International Day of Nonviolence on Tuesday, 2 October.
The festival runs from 20 September to 2 October. It starts at Ottawa City Hall at 6 PM on Thursday, followed by numerous events throughout all the days of the festival. Sponsored by the Department of Peace. See their News and Successes page for information about festival events.
Tuesday, June 5, 7 PM
Ottawa Public Library Auditorium
Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa since 1968, Michel Chossudovsky is the author of The Globalisation of Poverty and the New World Order (2nd ed., 2003) and America's "War on Terrorism" in the Wake of 9/11 (2nd ed., 2005).
He is Director/Directeur of the Centre for Research on Globalization/Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation at www.globalresearch.ca. (Prof. Chossudovsky's books can also be purchased, in hard copy or PDF format, directly from globalresearch.ca.)
Ottawa/ Gatineau event draws 300.
NO TO CONDI
NO TO BUSH'S AGENDA
NO TO GUANTANAMO
NO TO SECRET RENDITION
NO TO TORTURE
NO TO ILLEGAL WARS
NO TO THE SECRET SPP
Friday, 23 February, 3:30 PM
Lester B. Pearson Building,
125 Sussex Drive (map)
Bus 3 from the Rideau Centre (7 minute ride) at 14:45 15:05 15:27
BRING YOUR SIGNS AND NOISE MAKERS!
The Council of Canadians will be there serving Bridgehead hot chocolate to all and telling us about the secret deals being made.
All over the world, people will demonstrate on Jan. 27 in solidarity with the US Peace Movement to call on the US government to stop the Bush administration from sending more troops to Iraq. The newly elected Democratic Congress, now in power because of the unpopularity of the war in Iraq, is reluctant to refuse funds for Bush's escalation. THE WORLD MUST LET THEM KNOW THEY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT!
Saturday, 27 January, 1 PM
Corner of Sussex and York
DECEMBER 10, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY:
CANADIAN PEACE ALLIANCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
CHALLENGING CANADA'S ROLE IN EMPIRE
WORKSHOPS ON STRATEGY FOR THE MOVEMENT, AND INFORMATION SESSIONS ON WAR, MILITARIZATION, IMPERIALISM AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
Speakers include Michel Chossudovsk, Riad Saloojee, Steven Staples, Debbie Grisdale, Richard Sanders, Jean St. Vil and many more.
HAITI DEMONSTRATION: Saturday, November 12, 2005 on Parliament Hill. Associated with the CPA Conference.
CONDI, GO HOME!!!
WAR RESISTERS WELCOME! WAR CRIMINALS NOT!
the Canadian Government know how much we disagree with Pierre Pettigrew
when he says, "No two countries in the world share a more close-knit
partnership than Canada and the U.S. Our two countries work side by
side every hour of every day in areas vital to both our
interests. However, it is face-to-face engagements that allow us
to consolidate that work, and to represent our respective nations on a
more personal level. I am very pleased to welcome Secretary Rice."
Bring your placards and noise makers.
Let the Canadian government know that we oppose all the Bush government stands for!
Posters and Handbills for "Condi, Go Home" demonstration
TOGETHER AGAINST WAR-ENSEMBLE CONTRE LA GUERRE.
Saturday, September 24, 12 noon, Confederation Park
Information Fair, Speakers at Confederation Park, Parliament Hill, U.S. Embassy
1) 10 a.m., Kozayiti/Ottawa Haiti Solidarity Forum
Paul "Loulou" Chery, the General Secretary of the Confederation des Travailleurs Haitiens, PSAC Building, 233 Gilmour (at Metcalfe)
2) 11 am, Student Coalition Against War (SCAW) Rally,
Morriset Library, University of Ottawa.
See Photo Report at YaYaCanada
SPECIAL NOWAR-PAIX MEETING
Participants are marching from Montreal to Ottawa in solidarity with all non-status persons in Canada, and in support of the main demands of the Solidarity Across Borders network:
OTTAWA EVENTS WHEN THE MARCH ARRIVES ON SATURDAY, 25 JUNE
JUNE 8: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO END CANADIAN DEPORTATION TO
TORTURE AND TO ABOLISH SECRET TRIALS
See photos at yayacanada.com
HAITI FLAG DAY MAY 18
11:30am at 200 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau (Hull sector). Information picket and leaflet session in front of the offices of CIDA, the Canadian International Development Agency.
1:30pm at the French Embassy, Sussex Drive. Re-Affirming Haiti's Resititution Demands of France. More information.
CONFRONT THE NATIONAL INSECURITY COMPLEX!
Canada’s National Security Policy is Contrary to Human Rights
Street Theatre and Demonstration during Opening of Symposium
8:00am, Wednesday, May 18th, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
See photos at yayacanada.
- Sunday March 20, 2005 - 8pm, with David
Rainbow Bistro - 76 Murray in the Byward Market (Download Poster)
$10 at the door. $8 advanced ($5 students/unwaged)
Advance tickets at Octopus Books, OPIRG Ottawa U., OPIRG Carleton
PANEL ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN HAITI -- ONE YEAR AFTER THE COUP.
Thursday, March 10, 6:30 pm, Tom Brown Arena Hall, 143 Bayview Rd. (at corner of Scott St.),
two blocks west of Preston (see map)
International panelists will be discussing the recent one-year anniversary of the coup d'etat that overthrew the democratically-elected government, and the current human rights disaster unfolding in Haiti. (See details)
DID CANADA PARTICIPATE IN "THE BETRAYAL OF HAITI"?
Presentation, film, discussion by journalist, Kevin Pina who resides in Port-au-Prince and provides cutting edge reporting of the situation in Haiti. Jean St-Vil, an Ottawa-Gatineau based activist and journalist from the Haitian diaspora will moderate. A fervent critic of the Bush Administration, St-Vil addressed Ottawa's anti-war demonstrations on March 20th, 2004 and the No to Bush demonstrations on November 30th, 2004.
Tuesday, February 8th, 7pm, Tom Brown Arena Hall - 141 Bayview Rd (corner of Scott St and Bayview, two blocks west of Preston St off Scott) (see map) There is an O-Train stop and Expressway stop right beside Tom Brown Hall, and plenty of free parking. More information. Download English Poster. French Poster
Photos of Nov. 30th Protests against Bush from Indymedia
DEFENCE PROTEST! Saturday, 27 November, 1 PM, Parliament Hill.
UNITE AGAINST STAR WARS AND DARTH VADER (A.K.A. GEORGE W. BUSH)
In advance of George W. Bush's visit to Canada on Nov. 30, we must send a strong message to Paul Martin that Canadians want nothing to do with BMD. We ask people of all ages, religions and ethnicities to spell "NO BMD" with their bodies. Download poster.
AND COALITION OUT OF IRAQ! Saturday,
20 November, 1 PM.
Gather at Parliament Hill. Rally and March to the U.S. embassey.
More than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died because of the Iraq war and occupation. The U.S. bombing of Najaf, Sammarah, Sadr City in Baghdad, Fallujah and other areas outside of the political control of the occupying forces brings further death to innocent civilians. .Because Paul Martin’s Liberals are intent on deeper integration with the United States, there is a danger that they will decide to “answer the call for peace keeping” in Iraq. This would be a tragedy, since the situation in Iraq has nothing to do with peace keeping and reconstruction. It is about occupation, influence, and oil. We must continue to remind the Martin government that we consider the war and occupation in Iraq to be illegal and immoral and that we want Canada to stay out. Posters, Handbills.
Reflections on the Referendum in Venezuela: An Eyewitness
Thurs, Oct. 28, 2004 / 7-9 pm, Ottawa Public Library Auditorium downstairs 120 Metcalfe St.
Marta Harnecker's documentary on present-day Venezuela. Speakers Nicolas Lopez, Latin American Bolivarian Circle of Toronto and Greg Albo, York University
Both Lopez and Albo spent time in Venezuela during the dramatic referendum victory for President Hugo Chavez. They will share their perspectives on the referendum campaign, and what is next for the "Bolivarian Revolution" still unfolding in Venzuela. Poster to download. The Socialist Project - Ottawa Cosponsors: NOWAR-PAIX, Punto De Encuentro, Café Justicia
DAY OF ACTION AGAINST MISSILE DEFENCE OCTOBER 2ND, 2004
What: CIRCUS AND PARADE AGAINST MISSILE DEFENCE!
When: 1PM, October 2, 2004. Parade leaves for Parliament Hill at 1:15, arriving at the Hill at 2:15, after passing the U.S. Embassy for "Chalk and Awe".
Where: Minto Park (Corner of Elgin and Gilmour)
Why: To tell Prime Minister Paul Martin to keep Canada out of the U.S. missile defence program!
Speakers: Renowned Canadian author Mel Hurtig, NDP MP Alexa McDonough, Bloc Quebecois MP Claude Bachand, Defence Analyst Steven Staples (Polaris Institute)
What to Bring: Bring your banners, circus costumes, puppets, and your ideas for a better way to keep Canada safe. Bring friends and family, dogs, cats.
Cities across Canada are responding to the Canadian Peace Alliance call to find creative ways to say NO to Missile Defence, NO to Star Wars on October 2. Details of Ottawa event. Posters, stickers, fliers to download and print. For more information, email: stopBMD@yahoo.ca or phone: 565-5959.
Opposing War is Not a Crime: Canadians Protest the Republican National Convention
After a five-hour delay at the US Border, during which some activists were racially profiled and others were abritraily denied entry, a delegation of about 200 Canadians, including nine from Ottawa-Hull, protested the Republican National Convention in New York City on August 29th. Come out and hear how the group was received by the US movement againt the Bush agenda!
Thursday, Sept. 16, 7 pm
McNabb Community Centre, community room
180 Percy Street at Gladstone
See pictures of the march
TALK BY SALMA YAQOOB : BRITAIN'S ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT
June 24, 7:30 pm
JK Wylie Board Room,
233 Gilmour in the PSAC building
Salma Yaqoob is a leading national figure in the British anti-war movement and chairperson of the Stop the War Coalition in Birmingham, Britain's 2nd largest city.
For more information contact Jessica Squires. Download poster.
PLAY: CRIES FROM THE LAND
Tuesday May 18 - Friday May 21, 2004 , 8pm
The Amphitheatre, Room 1124,
St. Paul University, 223 Main St.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Octopus Books, CKCU Radio, St. Thomas Church, St. Paul's Anglican Church.
CRIES FROM THE LAND is a play celebrating the tireless efforts of Israelis and Palestinians who work together for peace. (See Details)
STOP THE DEPORTATION OF PALESTINIAN REFUGEES!
THURSDAY MAY 13th 11:30am - 1:30pm
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Jean Edmonds Towers
365 Laurier Avenue West (Intersection of Laurier and Kent St.)
struggle of over 40 Palestinian refugees, facing deportation from
Canada, will once again be taken to the streets of Ottawa. The Coalition
Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees
is calling for your solidarity and participation as we take the struggle of the Palestinian refugees to the Federal offices of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. See photos.
PROTEST: CANADA/ISRAEL WEAPONS & DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE
May 12th, 8:30am
Front of Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Dr. (Between Rideau & Daly)
See photos and report.
Join us as we welcome the warmongers!
We will roll out a "Wall" Carpet for conference participants!
(Special guest: The Dis-Honourable Art "Eggs" Eggleton as Humpty Dumpty)
Participate in the Raging Grannies Peace Symposium and song circle.
FOR MOHAMED HARKAT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 8 PM
Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St. Wednesday, April 21, 8pm. Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St. Norman Nawrocki, Cabaret Performance Artist. Opening acts: The Vanity Press, Yavar Hameed, a local performer, and French singer, Carolle Bertrand. Advanced tickets available at Octopus Books, Ottawa Folklore Center and all outlets of Bridgehead Coffee. More information
REGIME CHANGE IN THE AMERICAS--U.S. IMPERIALISM ON THE MOVE
April 4, 2-5 pm, 101 Azrieli Theatre, Carleton University
(Building 31 on Campus
Pre-emptive war in Iraq; U.S. orchestrated coup in Haiti; Attempted coup in Venezuela; U.S. Military build-up in Colombia; Ongoing threat to Cuba.
Join a teach-in about these issues and help strategize a response.
Panel includes Jean St. Vil, activist and journalist, Justin Podur, International Solidarity Movement, Mario Garcia, Minister-Counsellor of the Cuban Embassy.
Download and print handbills (front and back) and a poster.
AND BLAIR LIED. THOUSANDS DIED. One year later, the world still
says NO to war!
1pm Saturday March 20, Parliament Hill. Together Against War / Ensemble contre la guerre.
See reports and photos at www.yayacanada.com.
Other great photos from March 20
Downloadable PDF Posters:Colour 11"x17" (can be shrunk to fit 8.5"x11"). Black & White 8.5"x14" with endorsements. Handbills (four per 8.5"x14" page; can shrink to 8.5"x11") Endorsing Groups
National Days of Action in Support of Mohamed Cherf, March 9 and 12: Defending Mohamed Cherfi, Defending the Principle of Sanctuary. These actions were called to protest the violation of church sanctuary in the arrest of Mohamed Cherfi and to demonstrate outrage at yet another attack on immigrant and refugee rights. The first demonstration was well covered by both radio and television. Read a full report.
Saturday, February 7: Crash a Parliament Hill wedding!
Paul Martin's priorities are wrong: He can’t say yes to same-sex marriage, but is ready to say yes to George Bush's star wars madness. Paul Martin Jr. just can't seem to say no to George Bush Jr. -- a bad start to a relationship that affects us all. We invite you to the "uncivil union" of Jr. and Jr. on Parliament Hill a week before Valentine's Day. As Paul Martin promises to love, honour and help pay for a new arms race, we all need to stand up for world peace. The happy couple prefers expensive weapons to more traditional gifts. So please bring cardboard missiles (as effective as missile defense but much cheaper and safer) inscribed with your personal message about their commitment to drag Canada into a new arms race. A Missile "Defense" (Star Wars) participatory theatrical protest event by NOWAR-PAIX and the Ottawa Raging Grannies.
Protesting Missile "Defense": If you missed the February 7 "uncivil union" theatrical protest or wish to relive the laughs, we have the acclaimed script, more photos, a review and a TV news story (3 mb .mpg file).
He must have seen our script: Defence Minister David Pratt now says there is no deadline for Canada to join the U.S. missile defence scheme, contradicting his earlier statement that Canada must join by October.
Hey Paul Martin:
Canadians Still Say No to Star Wars!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 12, 9:00 AM, Sussex Dr at Mackay
Despite the Canadian government’s assurances that it has not decided to participate in the Ballistic Missile Defence initiative, it is already negotiating with the US. As Martin and his new cabinet arrive for their swearing in, NOWAR-PAIX and supporters will be there to send a message: CANADIANS STILL OPPOSE STAR WARS.
Join us 9:00am Friday, December 12 beside the traffic circle on Sussex Drive near the entrance to Rideau Hall as we mark Paul Martin’s ascension.
Halloween Direct Action to Stop Secret Trials in Canada
National Headquarters of CSIS in Ottawa, Friday, October 31
Report from Homes not Bombs
Day Against the Occupation Of Iraq
Rally Saturday October 25, 12 noon at the U.S. Embassy (Sussex at York)
Raging Grannies' Photos and Report from Oct 25 march in Washington DC
In the 5 months since our last international day of action, the global peace-loving majority has been proven right; the warmongers have been proven liars. No WMDs found in Iraq, just deprivation and a cruel military occupation. It's time to come together again...
End Security Certificates: Monday August 25 at 11am
Peaceful march against security certificates with families and supporters of the five men currently being detained.
Meet at The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights (Elgin Street at Lisgar)
Under Occupation: Palestine, Iraq
Panel Discussion at Ottawa Public Library Main Branch (Laurier at Metcalfe)
Tuesday August 26, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Film "The Eye of the Day": Thursday July 24 at 7pm
Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St (Arts Court), Ottawa
Ottawa premiere of Indonesian documentary followed by reception with food, music and discussion about peace initiatives and the crisis in Aceh, Indonesia. Free admission, donations accepted to support a local activist volunteering with Peace Brigades International in Aceh.
NO BUSH PARTY: Friday July 4 at 5pm
A picnic at the Rockcliffe Park Pavilion (map) in Ottawa with music, games, speaking out and a march to the U.S. ambassador's garden party. Join us as we oppose the occupation of Iraq, Missile "Defence" and the erosion of civil liberties.
Downloadable bilingual PDF posters (400K): Colour and Black & White
RESIST-DANCE: Artists Against War Peace Benefit Concert
Thursday June 19 at 8pm
The Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square, $8 at the door
Exposing the Real Paul Martin
Saturday June 7, 4:00 to 5:00pm
Main Entrance, Ottawa Congress Centre (Colonel By Dr.) Join the Raging Grannies and others as we leaflet in front of the Liberal Leadership Forum. Protest the position of Paul Martin and the Liberal government to join in the Bush administration's Missile Defence. [FLYER]
Expose Paul Martin web site
from The Hill Times: Martin's endorsement of missile defence a victory for corporate lobbyists
For more information: TheRealPaulMartin2003@yahoo.ca
THE PEACE CONCERT
Friday June 6 at 7:00pm
Café Alternatif, Basement of Simard Hall, University of Ottawa (map).
Presented by Ottawa-Outaouais Students Against the War
[Details and groovy posters]
Featuring local dancers & musicians.
$5 minimum donation at door. All proceeds to Oxfam Canada
All ages welcome.
TABLE DISCUSSION ON PALESTINE AND ISRAEL: May
22nd, 7:00pm. St. Paul's University, room 103. This is a round table
discussion for groups and individuals working on anti-war, anti-racism,
human rights, democracy and civil liberty issues within the context
of Palestine and Israel. The idea is to lay out the work that is being
done by various groups, and explore the potential for possible collaboration
and cooperation. NOWAR/PAIX is hosting the evening. Pamphlet
* EXPOSING THE LIES!! What George Bush's regime is really all about! Tuesday April 22, 2003 7:00pm. University of Ottawa, 161 Louis Pasteur, Colonel By Hall, Room C03. Organised by Anti-Capitalist Community Action. firstname.lastname@example.org | (details)
* DIRECT ACTION AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR, UK High Commission, Ottawa, March 21, 2003