On the 78th anniversary of Hiroshima… an urgent call for peace action from the Canadian Peace Congress Seventy-eight
Yes to Peace! No to the NATO Summit! On July 11-12 in Vilnius, Lithuania, the 31 NATO member
The following text was distributed in leaflet form to the over 3,000 delegates attending the Canadian Labour Congress
No to Depleted Uranium Munitions in the Ukraine Conflict No to Nuclear Weapons in Europe Peace Talks Must
Take Action Now for Peace Tomorrow Will Be Too Late! The world is on the brink of a
HONOUR THE VICTIMS OF THE US ATOMIC BOMBINGS OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI AND ABOLISH NCLEAR WEAPONS! A statement
Negotiate for peace! End the war in Ukraine NOW! A statement from the Canadian Peace Congress Two months
On the Ukrainian Crisis Demand an Immediate Ceasefire and Negotiated Settlement! The conflict in Ukraine has now entered
[The Executive Committee of the Canadian Peace Congress has just issued the following statement on the deepening international
On the 76th anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Take Action Now Against the Growing War Danger! Seventy-six years
For a Fundamental Re-alignment of Canadian Foreign and Defence Policies The Canadian Peace Congress is convinced that Canada can
NO NEW FIGHTER JETS!CANADA OUT OF NATO! For a made-in-Canada foreign policy based on Peace and Disarmament The
A Statement from the Canadian Peace Congress. Download PDF version. The Canadian Peace Congress denounces the short-sighted and
An evening of discussion, reflection and action. Ajamu Baraka is the National Organizer of the Black Alliance for
Statement from the Canadian Peace Congress: (PDF) The recent violent protests in Hong Kong have focussed on the
Concerns are growing across this country about the disturbing tilt in Canadian foreign policy toward increasing militarization and
Canada has ended its active role in the destructive and illegal bombing of Syria. This shows that public opposition to the airstrikes, along with the Syrian people’s resistance to both terrorism and “regime change” have affected Canadian government policy.
But Canada is continuing to assist the bombing campaign through reconnaissance and refuelling. The Trudeau government’s plan to expand Operation IMPACT, by tripling the number of advisers and assistants to the Iraqi Kurdish forces, is really a way to increase Canada’s “boots on the ground.” It also plays into the strategy of fragmenting Iraq into several smaller states.
The escalation will embroil Canada in another prolonged, dangerous and destructive war. Canadians must demand that Trudeau end all Canadian military involvement in the Middle East!
On March 19, peace and anti-war groups in several cities across Canada will be demonstrating against the continued and escalating war in the Middle East. The Canadian Peace Congress endorses these actions and has been working to organize and support events in many areas. We will prepare a leaflet for distribution on March 19, outlining why we oppose intervention by Canada, the United States, and their NATO allies. The imperialist plan for a New Middle East must be confronted and stopped! Please attend events in your area – if nothing is planned, please consider getting in touch with us – we can help you organize an information picket and we can send you some leaflets to distribute.
The following is a list of March 19 actions. If you know of other events, please let us know and we’ll update this list.
Canada must withdraw from Syria, oppose Turkey’s aggression
The Canadian Peace Congress is alarmed that NATO countries are escalating their aggression against Syria, and calls for the immediate and full withdrawal of all Canadian military from the region. Furthermore, Canada must condemn and oppose Turkey’s military action against Syrian government forces who are fighting terrorist organizations in Syria. The current surge in intervention by NATO countries will only deepen the suffering of the Syrian people, prolong the war that has already claimed 260,000 lives, and increase the risk of an expanded regional conflict.
It is shameful that, despite a grandiose pledge to withdraw Canadian fighter jets, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau actually increased the number of airstrikes against Syria. The US-led airstrikes were deliberately coupled with renewed material and organizational support to anti-government groups in Syria. Justin Trudeau’s statement that Canada will increase its troop presence for “training purposes” is completely in line with this agenda, and needs to be stopped.
Goa, India 26-28 November 2014
The Executive Committee of the WPC took place in the Indian city of Goa from 26-28 November 2014. The meeting, hosted by the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO), concluded after discussions on the threats to peace in different parts of the world with the following statement:
The World Peace Council, in its 65th year of struggle, salutes the peace loving forces of the world and calls upon them to fight together with the WPC and its member organizations, against imperialism and its brutal wars, for Peace.
The WPC identifies today the enemy of peace in the world to be imperialism in all its forms of expression, ideologically, politically, militarily and economically. Despite the economic crisis the military expenditure last year (2013), according to SIPRI, has reached worldwide in 2013 the $1,474 trillion, which constitute the 2,4 % of the global GDP. We underline that 37 % of this sum is spent by the USA alone and that altogether the military spending of the USA, NATO and its allies constitute the vast majority of world spending. The WPC demands the drastic cuts in the military budgets and the respective dedication to social welfare.