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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Meetings to plan "No to NATO: Festival of Creative Nonviolence"

"No to NATO: Festival of Creative NonViolence" 
(Oct. 6, Majors Hill Park, Ottawa)

Please join us at our upcoming meetings to organize this festival!

Hope to see you at these planning meetings on:
Monday, September 10, 7:30 pm.
at St. John Anglican Church, 
154 Somerset W. (just east of Elgin St.)
Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 pm.
at Friends Meeting House, 
91A Fourth Ave. (just east of Bank St.)

Festival Program so far:

ˇ Speakers
*  Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa;
Author, The Globalization of Poverty.
*  Marion Dewar, former Mayor of Ottawa; former president, New Democratic
Party; former NDP MP
*  Philippe Duhamel, nonviolent resistance organizer, SalAMI
*  Jean-Claude Parrot, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress
*  Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, Canadian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Ukrainian
Orthodox Church
*  Mel Watkins, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Toronto;
President, Science for Peace - Canada
*  Theresa Wolfwood, founder, Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation, Victoria;
Board Member, Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group
*  Laurel Smith, organizer with Homes Not Bombs
*  Susanne Wall, Disarmament/Racial and Economic Justice intern, Fellowship
of Reconciliation - USA

ˇ Music
*  Balkan Express
*  Ian Tamblyn
*  Ottawa Raging Grannies
*  Terry Tufts and Kathryn Briggs

ˇ Workshops
*  Nonviolent Action (Matthew Behrens, Homes Not Bombs)
*  Satircal Songwriting for the Revolution (Alma Norman, Ottawa Raging
*  Theatre in Resistance (Laurel Smith, Artistic Producer & Director,
Burning Passions Theatre)

ˇ Remembrance
*  David Morgan, President, Veterans Against Nuclear Arms Canada

ˇ Speaker Phone (connected to our sound system)
*  Arun Gandhi, founder-director, M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence,
grandson of Mohandas)
*  Helen Caldicott (of NFB documentary: "If You Love this Planet" fame)

ˇ Launch of global web petition to abolish NATO
ˇ Literature tables (NGO's are invited to bring tables and materials
ˇ Photo displays: (1) Hiroshima and Nagasaki, (2) NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia


Here is the list of endorsing NGOs:
Endorsers of COAT's No to NATO: Festival of Creative NonViolence (as of
Sept. 4)

Antiwar.com, USA
Appeal of the Nobel Peace Laureates for Children - France
Association of Serbian Women 
Australian Peace Committee (S.A. Branch), Australia
Australians for a Free East Timor, Australia
Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation 
Befriending the Earth 
Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, UK
Bethune Institute for Anti-Fascist Studies 
British Columbia Voice of Women 
CAFIET Quadra 
Canadian Auto Workers 
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture 
Canadian Federation of Students 
Canadian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev) 
Canadian Peace Alliance/l'Alliance canadienne pour la paix 
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace 
Central Alberta Raging Grannies 
Centre for Peace Studies (McMaster University) 
Centre for Social Justice 
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade 
Council of Canadians 
Defence of Canadian Liberty Committee 
European Regional of the Humanist International 
European Youth For(est) Action The Netherlands
Father's Day Coalition for Peace 
Fellowship of Reconciliation, USA
Fredericton Raging Grannies 
Friends of Gabriola Island 
Gerald and Maas 
Global Compliance Research Project 
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, USA
Global Resource Action Center for the Environment, USA
Green Party of Ontario 
Guideposts for a Sustainable Future 
Hamilton Action for Social Change 
Homes not Bombs - Toronto 
Illinois Peace Action, USA
Industrial Workers of the World - Ottawa-Outaouais 
International Institute of Concern for Public Health 
International Society for Peace and Human Rights 
International Volunteers for Peace, Australia
Island Catholic News 
Jonah House, USA
Kashmiri-Canadian Council 
Latin American Circle for International Studies, Mexico
Le Centre de Ressources sur la Non-Violence 
Lethbridge Network for Peace 
Ligue Anti-Impérialiste de Belgique
M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, USA
Mama Terra / For Mother Earth-Romania
Mauritius Action for Disarmament and Peace, Mauritius
Nanoose Expropriation Objectors 
National Union of Public and General Employees 
New Democratic Party - Canada 
Nicaragua-United States Friendship Office, USA
Nuclear Free Philippines Coalition, Philippines
Nukewatch, USA
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Carleton 
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - McMaster 
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Windsor 
Ottawa Cuba Connections 
Peace & Disarmament Working Group/Social 
   Responsibility Cttee., First Unitarian Congregation, Ottawa. 
Peace Alliance Winnipeg 
Peaceful Parks Coalition 
Project Peacemakers 
Project Ploughshares - Edmonton 
Project Ploughshares - Fraser Valley 
Project Ploughshares - Saskatoon 
Raging Grannies - Ottawa 
Rainforest Raging Grannies - Vancouver 
Science for Peace 
Sierra Youth Coalition 
Social Justice Committee of Montreal 
Social Justice Ministry Group at First United Church 
St. Clare's Multifaith Housing Society 
Students for a Free Tibet - Canada 
Sunshine Coast Peace Group 
The Atomic Mirror, USA
The Centre for Peace in the Balkans 
The Clare Community Health Board, Nova Scotia 
The Nuclear Resister, USA
Third World Forum 
Toronto Action for Social Change 
Vancouver Island Earth Works Society 
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group 
Veterans Against Nuclear Arms - Canada
Veterans Against Nuclear Arms - Manitoba 
Victoria Raging Grannies 
Voices in the Wilderness, USA
Washington Peace Center, USA
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Canada 
Woodstock Raging Grannies 
Zero Tolerance Network 

* Unless otherwise stated, these NGOs are located in Canada.

* Further updates to this list of endorsing NGOs will be available in the
archive of the no_to_nato list serve which you can check by visiting the
COAT website <http://www.ncf.ca/coat> or <http://www.flora.org/coat/forum/>

                          Richard Sanders
       Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
              A national peace network supported by 
           individuals and organizations across Canada
          541 McLeod St., Ottawa Ontario K1R 5R2  Canada
            Tel.:  613-231-3076      Fax: 613-231-2614
     Email: <ad207@ncf.ca>   Web site: <http://www.ncf.ca/coat>

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