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Major NATO military provocation in Halifax on Labour Day: No Harbour for War!

No US or NATO warships in Canadian waters!

(Revised & updated September 7) – While the media presented the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto on September 4-5 sponsored by Lockheed Martin as a one-off, local and unique spectacle of “family entertainment”, the Trudeau government is simultaneously staging a major NATO naval exercise in Nova Scotia, Cutlass Fury 2021. On September 6, Labour Day, 14 NATO warships and aircraft were to perform a high profile, wartime Halifax Harbour Sail + Fly Past.  The sail / fly pass was then postponed until Tuesday, September 7 at 4:30pm and then again postponed another hour. The U.S. warships left early and the French brought up the rear of the bedraggled formation much later. As always, the U.S. makes the rules, decides what is to be done, and who is to be left behind! In turn this is the latest of a seres of such events that represent a warmongering outlook and program unacceptable to the majority of Canadians who want Canada to be a force for peace in the world. More and more not a single U.S., NATO or foreign warship can dock in a Canadian port without being met by demonstrators.

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Battle of the Atlantic: Citing Nazi Germany as model, US military chief hails new NATO command

Get Canada out of the U.S. war machine!! Canada needs an anti-war government, not as an aspiration, but for real, NOW.

RCN frigate HMCS Halifax (FFH 330), aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and guided-missile destroyer USS Forest Sherman (DDG-98) participate in a formation exercise off coast of Halifax on September 11, 2018 | USN photo


General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in Norfolk, Virginia on July 15 to mark the second NATO command in America achieving full operational capability. NATO’s Joint Force Command – Norfolk (JFC-Norfolk ) joined NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in the same city as the only NATO commands outside Europe.

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This Day. A reflection on Amílcar Cabral, Portugal and NATO


Amílcar Cabral (1924-1973)


Originally published on January 20, 2019 on this blog and Stop Foreign Intervention in Africa , a website organized by activists opposed to foreign intervention in Africa on a military, economic, political and cultural level. 

On January 20, 1973, Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral, leader of the national liberation movement in Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde in West Africa, was assassinated, just months before Guinea Bissau won its long independence struggle against Portuguese colonialism.

Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Gabu, part of the ancient Mali Empire; parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century. Other parts of the territory in the current country were considered by the Portuguese as part of their empire. Portuguese Guinea was known as the Slave Coast, as it was a major area for the exportation of African slaves by Europeans to the western hemisphere.

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Hiroshima and Halifax

Painting of the Halifax Explosion

By Tony Seed

The 75th Anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on the Sixth of August 1945 is a historic universal event with profound immediate significance to present international relations, the danger of war and even nuclear war. For Haligonians, the nuclear devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has a special meaning ,which is even more poignant in the wake of the hugely destructive explosion in  Beirut, Lebanon on August 4. Continue reading


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No to Cutlass Fury 2019! No US or other foreign warships in Canadian waters!

No Harbour for War! Make Canada a Zone for Peace!

– No Harbour for War –

Sunday, September 8 – 1:00-3:00 pm
Victoria Park, Spring Garden Rd. at South Park St.

Halifax will soon be the launching pad for one of the largest naval exercises in Canadian history. Twenty-two NATO-aligned warships will be involved in Cutlass Fury 2019. The exercise runs September 9-20 with the area of operation being approximately 50-100 nautical miles southeast of Halifax Harbour.

Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany are expected to take part. These warships will begin arriving the first week of September. Continue reading


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Warship Watch. ‘Fun in the sun’? Snowbirds? Venezuela? HMCS Charlottetown sails to Florida

2019.02.08.HMCS Charlottetown in Fort Lauderdale



(February 11, updated February 13) – About a week ago, the Canadian frigate HMCS Charlottetown departed from Halifax with none of the fanfare accorded two other warships, the HMCS Kingston and HMCS Shawnigan, which were ceremoniously deployed from Halifax to the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa on January 22nd. Continue reading

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Warship Watch: US Navy reactivates Second Fleet to control the North Atlantic

Protest against warships in Halifax harbour and expansion of the Canadian navy, CFB Stadacona, May 29, 2012.


The U.S. Navy is reestablishing its Second Fleet to control the North Atlantic, navy sources report.[1] It will be operational by July 1 and headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Continue reading

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Warship Watch. NATO fleet and US-Israeli war exercises in the Mediterranean


ROME (March 13) – In 2006, Israel attacked Lebanon, hoping to crush Hezbollah and provoke a reaction from Syria. It is now preparing a new attack on Lebanon, hoping this time to trigger a riposte from Iran. In both cases, the game is rigged, because Israel depends on the United States. This scenario is the theme of the Juniper Cobra 2018 exercises

During the first half of March, two major war exercises are underway – one in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily, the other in Israel – both led and supported by USA/NATO commands and bases in Italy. Continue reading

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Dangerous expansion of NATO powers and authority

On November 8 and 9 a meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence was held in Brussels, Belgium. At the meeting Ministers approved the outline design for an adapted NATO Command Structure and officially launched the expansion of NATO’s cyber warfare program and the inclusion of cyber attacks in the collective defence provisions of the Alliance’s Article 5.

The stated aim of the new commands is to “improve the movement of troops across the Atlantic, and within Europe.” Continue reading

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No US or other foreign warships in Canadian waters!

United States Ship (USS) Gonzalez prepares to berth alongside USS Bulkeley at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on September 8, 2016 to participate in Exericse CUTLASS FURY | Corporal J.W.S. Houck, Formation Imaging Services, CFB Halifax

United States Ship (USS) Gonzalez prepares to berth alongside USS Bulkeley at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on September 8, 2016 to participate in Exericse CUTLASS FURY | Corporal J.W.S. Houck, Formation Imaging Services, CFB Halifax

Statement by No Harbour for War, Halifax, Nova Scotia

A large NATO naval fleet is in port to further embroil Canada in the war preparations of U.S. imperialism.

Seven NATO warships arrived on Wednesday and Thursday to take part in Cutlass Fury 2016, a NATO exercise to be held next week off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Continue reading

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NATO warships in Canada ahead of Atlantic war games

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Allied Maritime Command

August 1, 2014

NATO Ships Kick Off Task Group Exercise In Canada

Halifax, CANADA: Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived on Friday, 1 August, in the port of Halifax for a scheduled port visit in advance of Task Group Exercises (TGEX), along with ships from the U.S. and Canadian navies. TGEX is a multi-national series of naval exercises designed to promote force integration and test multiple warfighting skill sets. Continue reading

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Op Caribbe: Canada’s stealth warship and aircraft

Op Caribb: “Building maritime domain awareness” – euphemism for Canadian military-naval intervention in the Caribbean


Second in a series of seven articles on the occasion of Harper’s visit to Latin America and the Caribbean

HALIFAX (13 August 2007) – IN THE FIRST WEEK of April, anti-war activists in Halifax and Victoria combined to carry out an inventory of the whereabouts of Canadian warships out of concern that the Canadian government might have surreptitiously joined the American strike force in the Persian Gulf at the time, aimed at Iran. Continue reading

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Canada sends warship to Africa, part of NATO Rapid Response Fleet


First of four articles on Canada, the NATO Fleet and Africa

HALIFAX (August 1, 2007) – IN THE MIDST of the 200th anniversary of the “abolition” of the slave trade, and on the heels of the UN decision to deploy 12,000 troops to Darfur, the Government of Canada despatched the warship HMCS Toronto to participate in an unprecedented two-month NATO fleet circumnavigation around Africa. The warship departed from Halifax on July 20 in the midst of a localized media blitz. As a form of psychological pressure, the two daily newspapers were replete with articles over a two-day period depicting the emotional good byes of the families of the departing sailors. The media forgot to inform the families that the deployment is part of the expansion of the aggressive NATO bloc into a self-appointed global police force. Continue reading

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No Harbour for War: Québecois oppose NATO warships in Port of Montreal

MONTREAL (3 November 2004) – ACTIVISTS firmly held two large banners reading “No Harbour for War!” and “One Humanity, One Struggle!” at a picket at the Port of Montreal on October 30 to denounce the presence of NATO warships docked there. In a single snapshot, visitors to the port could see Canada’s involvement and participation in wars of aggression and the alternative which anti-war activists are presenting by firmly opposing Canada’s involvement in the moves for world domination. Continue reading

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