Saturday, February 15, 2015
1:00 - 5:00 pm
United Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street, Toronto
David Jacobs, International Law Expert
Andrew Cash, NDP Member of Parliament for Davenport
Yusur Al-Bahrani, Board Member, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
And many more…
The war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria is a continuation of a decades long manipulation of the Middle East by the western powers. The destruction of Iraq by the U.S. led invasion in 2003 created a fertile ground for groups like ISIS to rise and grow. That invasion killed a million people and left the country in ruins. More bombing will not make things any better.
Meanwhile, our governments are using the blowback from the wars - which has led to more terror attacks in the west - to savagely curtail civil liberties and create a climate of Islamophobia and fear at home. Domestic attacks are then used to justify more war and military spending. We are in a cycle of endless war and racism that must be stopped.
Join us for a series of panel discussions about how we can build a peace movement in Canada to stop this cycle and bring about a world of peace and social justice.
Panel #1 - 1:00-2:15 pm Why We Say no to Canada's War with ISIS
Panel #2 - 2:30-3:45 pm Islamophobia and the Fight for Civil Liberties in Canada
Closing Panel - 4:00-5:00 pm Stopping the Cycle of Endless War
The Toronto Coalition to Stop the War is made up of over 80 community, labour, student and faith groups. It is a member of the Canadian Peace Alliance: canadianpeace.org
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
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