Sunday, June 14, 2009

It may not get play on MTV, but this looks interesting. Here's the lowdown from Ottawa's Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT).
COAT's first anti-war music video:
Click above to view this anti-war music video that I put together using excerpts from tunes by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger. This was done for the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) which is now involved in a campaign to expose CANSEC 2009, Canada's largest war-industry exhibition and trade show. Please join our efforts!
I'll be showing this video in Ottawa tomorrow night (Friday, June 12) during a slide show that I'm presenting on the role of CANSEC exhibitors in fueling war.
About the Images
All of the major weapons delivery systems (war planes) shown in this video are embedded with numerous military components manufactured in Canada by corporate exhibitors that showcased their wares at CANSEC 2009 in Ottawa, May 27-28.
And, what's more, almost all of these weapons systems are made by prime US war contractors that Canadians are forced to invest their retirement savings in, thanks to our government's Canada Pension Plan!
The automatic weapons shown in this video are produced and exported by Colt Canada, which also exhibited its products at CANSEC.
The victims of war seen in this video live in war zones fueled by Canadian military industries, primarily Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza.
Join Us in Opposing CANSEC!
Sign our ONLINE PETITION to stop the City of Ottawa from hosting future war industry trade/export bazaars.
View thousands of petition signers and their comments
Contact Ottawa's Mayor and City Council
If you're in Ottawa, join the bevy of peace activists "speaking truth to power" at City Hall on Monday, June 15.
Make a donation to support COAT's work
Yours sincerely for peace
Richard Sanders
coordinator, COAT
P.S. And, thanks to Rew MacCrimmon for splicing the audio track together!

No comments: