OTTAWA: AGAINST THE OTTAWA WEAPONS FAIR:
During the month of April Ottawa will be the host of Canada's largest weapons fair, a chance for the merchants of death to show off their wares. The present government of Canada will be an ethusiastic supporter. Local Ottawa anarchists in the NOWAR-Paix and PGA Bloc Ottawa will be opposing this fair. For readers in the Ottawa area here is the press statement of these groups asking you to attend planning meetings:
"NOWAR-Paix and PGA Bloc Ottawa invite you to discuss plans and ideas for opposing Canada's largest weapons fair: ---- CANSEC 2008 PLANNING MEETING ---- 7:00pm Monday, February 25th, 2008 Room 125 Simard Hall University of Ottawa, ON.
Friends and allies, CANSEC is Canada's largest weapons fair, held annually in Ottawa during the month of April. This year's gathering of war profiteers, including Boeing, Raytheon, Northrup Grumman, General Electric, and Blackwater, will be held on April 9th-10th at the Ottawa Congress Centre. Keynote speakers include War Minister Peter Mckay, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day, a retired head of NORAD, and an ex-US Secretary of Defense. To see a copy of the CANSEC schedule, visit https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/public/index.asp?action=cansec.welcome.
Local anti-war organizers are in the early stages of planning a variety of coordinated events, from family-friendly rallies to direct action, to show our opposition to CANSEC 2008. You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss plans and options for opposing the wealthy war profiteers when they gather in Ottawa this April.
NOWAR-Paix and the People's Global Action Bloc Ottawa invite you toj oin us for a planning meeting on Monday, February 25th at 7:00pm in Room 125 Simard Hall, University of Ottawa campus.Bring your ideas and your passion for justice.
For more information, contact:NOWAR: http://www.nowar-paix.ca/