Nonviolent Activism

Coalition calls for cancellation of CANSEC, citing public health threat

(En français ci-dessous) March 31, 2020 In anticipation of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ announcement on April 1 on the status of CANSEC, a coalition of Canadian and international organizations led by World BEYOND War, the Global […]

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Mobilization To Cancel CANSEC Arms Show Grows Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Brent Patterson, March 19, 2020 It’s still not known for sure if the annual CANSEC arms show will take place as planned from May 27-28 in Ottawa. Despite the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on […]

CODEPINK protests outside the Treasury Department. Credit: Medea Benjamin

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

By Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars […]

Business is booming as Canada’s largest arms fair comes to Ottawa

By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca, March 8, 2020 The business of war is coming to Ottawa on May 27-28. CANSEC, North America’s largest arms fair, will bring together arms manufacturers, cabinet ministers, government officials, soldiers and delegates from 55 countries. The 300 exhibitors include transnational corporations […]

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Intersections in Ottawa: World BEYOND War Podcast Featuring Katie Perfitt and Colin Stuart

By Marc Eliot Stein and Greta Zarro, February 28, 2020 The upcoming #NoWar2020 antiwar conference in Ottawa, Canada will be a convergence of indigenous rights movements, urgency for climate change awareness, protest against military profiteering at the CANSEC weapons bazaar, […]

Simon Black and Mary-Wynne Ashford on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Enough Blood Shed, End the Arms Trade

Mary-Wynne Ashford is a retired Family Physician, with a specialty in Palliative Care. She was Co-President of the International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War for four years, and President of Physicians for Global Survival (Canada) for four years. IPPNW received […]

A picture taken on May 9, 2019 from northern port of Le Havre, shows Saudi cargo ship Bahri Yanbu (R) next to British crude oil tanker Nordic Space (L) waiting in the port of Le Havre. - French President defended his country's arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on 9 May 2019

Italian Dock Workers Refuse To Resupply Saudi ‘Weapons’ Ship

February 18, 2020 From Middle East Monitor Italian dock workers have refused to load electricity generators onto a notorious Saudi cargo ship suspected of carrying arms to be used in the war in Yemen. This is the latest in a string of protests by […]

Nonviolent Action for Peace

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War George Lakey’s new book is called How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. On its cover is a drawing of a hand holding up two fingers in what […]

Richard Sanders on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Richard Sanders on Shutting Down Weapons Shows

Richard Sanders is a researcher/writer/activist who has engaged full-time in the peace movement since 1984 when he escaped academia with an MA in cultural anthropology. His efforts to debunk Canada’s peace mythology began when coordinating Ottawa’s Peace Resource Centre, producing a […]

Peacefactory Wanfried

Building the Wanfried Peace Factory (In The Middle Of Germany)

By Wolfgang Lieberknecht, February 19, 2020 Because networking for peace needs places for personal encounters, we are building the Wanfried Peace Factory in the middle of Germany. Not only from Eschwege, Eisenach, Assbach and Kassel, but also from Düren, Goch […]