About Our Chapter
WHO WE ARE
We’re a new grassroots group of people in the city coming together to do everything we can to resist Canadian militarism and stand in solidarity with everyone in the world harmed by our country and its allies’ violence.
WHAT WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW
Right now, we’re showing up as hard as we possibly can for an end to violence in Palestine. Every day we’re organizing and supporting weapons blockades, art builds, protests, direct actions, marches, mobilizing crews to put up thousands of posters around the city, and more.
WHAT’S THE BIGGER PICTURE
Over the long-haul Toronto World BEYOND War works to educate and mobilize people to advocate for a world beyond war, one based on peace and demilitarization. We provide a platform for education, local activism and advocacy on issues and campaigns such as: implementing a fair and human foreign policy; rolling back Canadian contracts to US and NATO defense for weapons and machinery; cancelling the Toronto air(war) show; divesting our national and corporate funds from weapons; cancelling Canada’s planned purchase of its first armed military drones; solidarity with frontline struggles facing militarized violence; advocating for policies that reallocate war dollars to human and environmental needs; urging our elected officials to end support for NATO and the continuing illegal wars abroad; and much more. Learn more about some of the national campaigns we participate in here.
Chapter news and views
In the face of unspeakable daily horrors, people from coast-to-coast are rising up to take matters into their own hands and force the Canadian government to #StopArmingGenocide. #WorldBEYONDWar
Canadians Pressure Prime Minister Trudeau and Foreign Minister Joly with Blockades of Weapons Companies
As the UN is calling for an immediate arms embargo and reminding Canadian officials involved in arms exports that they may be “individually criminally liable for aiding and abetting any war crimes,” people across the country are taking action. #WorldBEYONDWar
Over two hundred trade union members and allies from across the Greater Toronto Area have formed picket lines and blocked the morning shift from entering the Scarborough manufacturing plant of TTM Technologies. #WorldBEYONDWar
Toronto peace activists disrupted the Yonge and Eglinton business operations of Awz Ventures, an Israeli-Canadian venture capital firm that invests exclusively in Israeli security and intelligence start-ups. #WorldBEYONDWar
Over 250 Canadians across 11 provinces, including two sitting Members of Parliament, are on hunger strike calling on the Canadian government to enforce an arms embargo on Israel. #WorldBEYONDWar