Sunday, 3 March 2019

No to NATO and War
— Yes to Peace and Progress

On March 30, 2019 the Regina Peace Council in Saskatchewan is holding a peace conference and noon rally to condemn NATO and celebrate 70 years of the World Peace Council and affiliated peace organizations. NATO is 70 years old also.

See album of 31 photos of speakers, rally and march.

Speakers
For more information, call Ed Lehman 306-718-8010 or write edrae1133@gmail.com. Ed said he borrowed their event title from the larger annual event held in Washington D.C. by World Beyond War, and doing it on a Saturday 4 days earlier.

News Updates

— Newspaper

Group of Reginans protest Canada's involvement in NATO,
Regina Leaper-Post, March 31, 2019.

— Radio

'Listen Up', Regina Community Radio, 91.3 FM CJTR, April 2, 2019, 11 a.m. – noon, current events hosted by Dave Morgan. Download 1 hour audio file to play on your computer. The second half of the broadcast, beginning at minute 25 to 54 (move time slider), are 25 minutes of interviews with '... Andre Vltchek, war correspondent: Laura Savinkoff, Canadian Peace Congress & Dave Gehl, Regina Peace Council “Yes to Peace & Progress: No to NATO, War & Aggression”.'

— Ottawa

On March 30 in Ottawa, Canada, a small group braved the weather to call on the Government of Canada to get out of NATO at the time when NATO is celebrating its 70th birthday. I took 40 photos posted here: Say No to NATO. Ken "Kensky" Billings included news on his monthly e-zine: Digileak Canada, April 2019, slides 31+.

— Toronto

Tamara Lorinez, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, reports from Toronto, in solidarity with Regina and Ottawa.

Hello Ottawa friends! Well done protesting NATO in our capital! We were in solidarity with you in Toronto. We had two actions in Toronto: on Wednesday, March 27 we protested the “Women & NATO” conference; and on Saturday, March 30 we had very rainy rally. See 14 photos from March 30, plus all my albums.
In January I began a monthly protest against NATO outside the NATO Association of Canada, 60 Harbour St., Toronto. Join us on April 24, noon to 1 pm.

— Doukhobors

Mae Popoff reports: 'Neither I nor members of the Saskatoon Peace Coalition went to the Regina Peace Conference, though Laura Savinkoff was a speaker. With Regrets but many responsibilities.

Koozma J. Tarasoff replied: 'Sorry to hear that no one from the Doukhobor community went to the "No to NATO" rally in Regina on March 30th. I was hoping that Western Canadian Doukhobors would reinvigorate their peace mission as we did when Peter G. Makaroff and others did in 1964-1965. Think about it! Anticipate the next moment soon....The world needs our voices to help preserve the human civilization on Planet Earth. This means you, me, our children and grandchildren.'


Peace Bill Board

This year the Regina Peace Council will construct their own peace billboard on donated farm land along the highway just outside of Regina. Their major cost will be the large plastic fabric sign, a considerable savings compared to their first sign last year Peace Billboard in Saskatchewan, 6 June 2018.


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4 comments:

  1. Greta Zarro, World Beyond War4 March 2019 at 14:57

    Great! Thanks for sharing and organizing this! We will link to the Saskatchewan event from the notonato.org website.

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  2. We need to do a NO TO NATO AND WAR in Ottawa at the same time.

    Invite: Yves Engler, Matthew Brehens, Tamara Lorincz...
    Protest songs,
    Street theatre,
    Less war resources means more peace resources.

    Ready, set, go!

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    1. Koozma J Tarasoff7 March 2019 at 19:33

      Kensky, that is a great idea of getting the Ottawa Peace movement involved in a NO TO NATO AND WAR protest at the time that NATO is observing its 70th year of existence. The same ought to take place across the country so as to create a public awareness against dangerous war games such as depicted by NATO and NORAD. Civilization is at stake as the Doomsday Clock of Atomic Scientists is now at 1 minute to midnight. The situation is urgent. What are we waiting for?

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  3. Ken Bilsky Billings20 March 2019 at 11:07

    I don't have any emails for the organizing committee for this event. Wanted to remind them about the Regina event. The wording is something we could tag on to in terms of the Peace movement.

    So what if this is a world wide event. We should twin with Regina on this aspect.

    On March 30, 2019 the Regina Peace Council in Saskatchewan is holding a peace conference and noon rally to condemn NATO and celebrate 70 years of the World Peace Council and affiliated peace organizations.

    No to NATO and War — Yes to Peace and Progress

    I particularly like:

    1) NO to NATO and WAR - YES to Peace and Progress

    2) Condemn 70 years of NATO and
    Celebrate 70 years of World Peace Council

    Can you pass this on to the organizing committee so we can get this in the pamphlet and in the speeches. Thanks,

    Ken Billings. Kman, Editor: Digileak Canada
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