The Windsor Peace Coalition convened a meeting on September 27 of all those interested in ensuring that the anti-war conscience of the working people of Windsor-Essex is affirmed in commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Attending the meeting were long-time activists from the Peace Coalition, Women in Black and the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada, veterans of the Canadian and U.S. Armed Forces, a local member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a number of active and retired teachers, artists and others. Continue reading
By TONY SEED
U.S. General Scott Miller, who took over command of the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan on September 2, admitted in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Tuesday, October 30, that the war in Afghanistan “is not going to be won militarily.”
This is what happens when an historian from Iraq teaches American veterans of the Iraq War in a US classroom. I Continue reading
Veteran’s signs condemning Harper government outside Prime Minister’s Office, October 18, day before the federal election
Election Eve Protest on Parliament Hill – “Harperman” Farewell Sing-Along
One last protest against Harper took place on Parliament Hill at 2:30 pm today, the day before the election. Tony Turner, a scientist with the federal public service who was fired for his political opinion, led a sing-along of his song “Harperman” followed by speakers and other songs. Debi Daviau, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service Canada (PIPSC), spoke along with Elder Albert Dumont. Other musicians also participated. Further updates as they become available.
Some 3,000 veterans and their allies showed up in Sydney to rally against the Veterans Affairs office slated closure.
There is yet more news and questions about the Harper government’s recent announcement that it was going to spend $200 million on veterans. DAVID PUGLIESE has the following article in his daily column, Defence Notes, in the Ottawa Citizen: Continue reading