Peace Alliance Winnipeg picketed outside the Hotel Fort Garry on Thursday while former Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy was inside speaking at a Red Cross seminar “Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law.”
On Saturday, Winnipeggers rallied in solidarity with the people of Syria and in opposition to a US led attack. This was the second Winnipeg rally in seven days, and one of ten held across Canada.
The rally against foreign military intervention in Syria was one of many held on Saturday across Canada, and was part of an international campaign to prevent the Syrian crisis from escalating into a world war.
I am impressed by the bravery and camaraderie of the men I saw protesting outside the Masonic Lodge. They were small but mighty; proof that you don’t need a horde to have free speech.
The minority separatist government of Pauline Marois will soon introduce a Charter of Quebec Values, which may prohibit the wearing of all religious headwear and other personal religious symbols in all public institutions.
Soon to be ex-MP and Transport Committee Chair, Merv Tweed, has been hired by Omnitrax Canada rail company, which may soon ship oil by train to the Port of Churchill.
Louisville’s Walk for Compassion was organized by those wanting to end violence and demonstrate they are in control of their streets. It was so inspiring to see families and all generations represented.
Every Wednesday, a group of people gather at Memorial Park to voice their concerns about what they call the government’s “reckless stewardship of water resources” in Canada.
Beggars on the street are an easy target. If you’re worried about them, and don’t want to drop coins in the hat, maybe think about giving to your local food bank instead.
For more than 30 years, Winnipeggers have come together to march for peace. This year, we dedicated the festival to our longtime friend in the struggle for peace and justice, Nick Ternette.