75 Years of Nukes Is Enough. Events:
Protests Across Canada on July 24 Demanded End to Fighter Jet Purchase: Peace groups and concerned citizens across Canada held a National Day of Action “Strike for Climate Peace: No New Fighter Jets” on Friday, July 24, to oppose the Canadian government’s plan to spend $19 billion for 88 new fighter jets. Demonstrations took place outside of the offices of Members of Parliament of all the political parties including in Victoria, Vancouver, Regina, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. The National Day of Action was organized by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, World BEYOND War, and Peace Brigades International-Canada. A couple of examples of the press coverage:
Kateri Peace Conference: Bending the Arc: Striving for Peace, Justice in an Age of Endless War. August 21 at 7-9 p.m. ET (GMT-4) and August 22 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET (GMT-4). Via Zoom. Join Steve Breyman, John Amidon, Maureen Beillargeon Aumand, Medea Benjamin, Lawrence Davidson, Stephen Downs, James Jennings, Kathy Kelly, Jim Merkel, Ed Kinane, Nick Mottern, Rev. Felicia Parazaider, Bill Quigley, David Swanson, Ann Wright, and Chris Antal. The speakers are all authors of a new book of the same name as the conference. Reserve your tickets here.
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Join the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE)! The GCPE, a partner of World BEYOND War, provides critical resources, analysis and curricula for educators supporting the abolition of war and alternative global security. Their broad mission is to universalize peace education. They are our go-to resource on peace education. Please take a minute to join the GCPE!
WBW just banned militarized policing in one city and is working with a number of others. Get started in your town here.
Also, join our free webinar with David Swanson and Greta Zarro on July 30th on how to start and win a campaign to ban militarized policing in your locality, anywhere on earth. David Swanson is World BEYOND War’s Executive Director. Greta Zarro is World BEYOND War’s Organizing Director. REGISTER.
Find upcoming events on the events list and map here. Most of them are now online events that can be participated in from anywhere on earth.
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