Next Monday, Sept 21, at 1 pm, our Coalition will support the Cross-Canada Day of Action vs Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia. Please join us for a short picket!
September 21st is the International Day of Peace.
Rather than a commitment to peace, Canada has lifted the moratorium on issuing arms exports for weapons destined for Saudi Arabia, and Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) continue to be manufactured in London, ON.
Saudi Arabia has used these LAVs to suppress peaceful protests and there is mounting evidence that Canadian-made LAVs are being deployed in the war in Yemen. Canadian arms exports just don’t line up with Canada’s legal commitment under the Arms Trade Treaty or a feminist foreign policy. Ending arms exports doesn’t have to mean the loss of good jobs – the call for conversion of arms industries to socially useful production must be loud and clear.
Join us on September 21st for a day of action to #StopArmingSaudi.
If you are in or near London, ON, you can join a physically-distant vigil outside the General Dynamics Land Systems Factory (1991 Oxford St. E., London): https://fb.me/e/18akoKBJv
Or join physically-distant demonstrations outside of Liberal Member of Parliament constituency offices in the following cities:
MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2020, 1 PM
in front of MP Bob Bratina’s office,
42 King Street E, Stoney Creek.
Please bring a sign: “No arms exports to Saudi Arabia”
This day of action is jointly organized by: Labour Against the Arms Trade, People for Peace London, Council of Canadians London Chapter, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Amnesty International Canada, Amnistie Internationale Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, World Beyond War and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War.
Pickets in other cities:
-Mississauga, ON, 6pm at MP Gagan Sikand’s office (6990 Financial Dr. Unit 8)
-Montreal, QC, 6pm at MP Marc Miller’s office (3175 Rue St Jacques)
-Ottawa, ON (TBA)
-St. Catharines, ON (TBA)
-Toronto, ON, 6pm at MP Arif Virani’s office (1596 Bloor St. W)
-Vancouver, BC (TBA)
-Waterloo, ON, 6pm at Waterloo Public Square (75 King St.)
No matter where you are, you can join us for a simultaneous virtual protest to show your solidarity and hear from speakers on the ground and at the forefront of the movement to #StopArmingSaudi.
Join us for the virtual protest:
Speakers will be announced soon.
*** This event will be bilingual ***