This weekend, over 100 concerned Canadians are holding a Fast Against Fighter Jets to call on the federal government to cancel its $19-billion competition for 88 new fighter jets.
A grassroots international movement to ban weaponized drones and military and police surveillance, entitled Ban Killer Drones, has been launched.
This weekend 100 people across Canada will be participating in the No Fighter Jet Coalition’s fast and vigils to oppose Canada’s planned purchase of 88 new fighter jets.
President Joe Biden is proposing a level of Pentagon spending so close to that of Trump’s last year in office that Bloomberg calls it a 0.4% reduction adjusting for inflation while Politico calls it a 1.5% increase and “effectively an inflation-adjusted budget boost.”
At this juncture, we call to mind two basic realities that need particular emphasis amid growing tension between Ukraine and Russia.