September 30, 2023
Canada joins Global Week of Action to End War in Ukraine, October 1-8, 2023
Canada-Wide Peace & Justice Network coordinated protests demand:
PEACE NOW, STOP THE WAR, STOP NATO!
> Fund Peace Not War!
> Negotiations, not Escalation!
> Yes to Climate Justice and Peace, No to NATO!
> Water Bombers not Fighter Jets!
> Canada Out of NATO!
Tamara Lorincz, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (Waterloo)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 226-505-9469
Janine Solanki, Mobilization Against War & Occupation (Vancouver)
Email: Janine_solanki@yahoo.ca Phone: 778-881-6156
Glenn Michalchuck, Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Association of United Ukrainians of Canada (Winnipeg)
Email: email@example.com Phone: 204-479-7026
Ken Stone, Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War (Hamilton)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 905-383-7693
The Canada-Wide Peace & Justice Network, made up of 49 organizations across Canada, is coordinating actions in eleven cities across Canada as part of the Global Week of Action to End War in Ukraine, October 1-8. The Global Week of Action includes protests in 16 countries, and was initiated by the International Peace Bureau and other organizers of the International Summit for Peace in Ukraine, which took place in Vienna in June 2023.
“For decades, NATO has been provoking conflict with Russia. NATO’s expansion to Russia’s borders, its training and arming of Ukrainian military, and support for Ukraine’s war against its eastern Donbas region since 2014 have been the principal causes for the hostilities and the devastating war in Ukraine,” stated Janine Solanki, of Mobilization Against War & Occupation, “while NATO funnels weapons into this war, the result is loss of life and suffering for both Ukrainian and Russian soldiers and civilians.” The Canada-Wide Peace & Justice Network demands negotiations, not escalation.
Actions will also protest Canada’s membership in NATO and that the Trudeau government has so far provided over $9 billion in arms and funding to Ukraine. “There is growing public opposition to NATO. People know that NATO’s demand for increased military spending and new weapons systems are preventing Canada from investing adequately in social housing, public healthcare, education, job creation, and climate solutions,” argued Tamara Lorincz, of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace.
The week of action will conclude with a webinar on October 8 featuring Colonel Jacques Baud, Senior Swiss Military Intelligence Officer, author of “Ukraine Between War and Peace” and “Putin: Master of the Game?”
Information on the webinar and actions in Toronto, Vancouver, Hamilton, Montreal, Waterloo, Winnipeg, Victoria, Surrey, Collingwood, Ottawa and Duncan are listed online at https://peaceandjusticenetwork.ca/2023mobilization