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Realities collide at Halifax War Conference

Demonstrators marched through the downtown city streets from the rally at the Westin Hotel

The inaugural Halifax International Security Forum, co-sponsored by the Canadian government and the German Marshall Fund, highlighted Canada’s more militant role with NATO. ANTHONY FENTON of IPS reports on the gathering of the world’s top military elites inside a fortified hotel in Halifax to discuss NATO’s future at “what is being dubbed a World Economic Forum-style conference.” On the other hand, Haligonians condemned the organisation’s legitimacy, secrecy, and the lack of democratic debate about the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan. “Most of the Forum’s agenda is off-the-record and closed to the media.” Continue reading

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Halifax War Conference: Canada out of Afghanistan, Canada out of NATO

November 21, 2009: Haligonians mount a vigorous protest against the First Halifax International Security Forum, funded by DND and ACOA.

By BRUCE WARK

HALIFAX (November 21, 2009) – ABOUT 200 protesters gathered in a park outside an international military conference in Halifax today to demand that Canada withdraw from Afghanistan and from NATO, the trans-Atlantic alliance that is waging war in Afghanistan. One demonstrator carried a sign reading “60 years is 60 years Too Long” referring to Canada’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the U.S.-led military alliance formed in 1949. Continue reading

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