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[OPIRG-EVENTS] sat. dec. 15: action! funeral march for civil liberties & canadian democracy (fwd)
From: "Bill & Colleen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 18:05:04 -0500
WHAT: The next NOWAR weekly demonstration
WHERE: York and Sussex, Ottawa
WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 12:00
WHO: All those who oppose war, racism, and the infringement of civil
WHY: Because if you don't, who will?
FUNERAL MARCH FOR THE DEATH OF CIVIL LIBERTIES, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
The demonstration will rendezvous at York and Sussex, then at 12:15
funeral march through the market begins, ending at Parliament Hill. This
being held in response to the call for Canada-wide action put out by the
Committee in Defense of Civil Liberties and Freedoms in Hamilton,
Wear black, and bring along your favorite stories about Canadian Civil
Liberties and Canadian Democracy, which may soon be with us no more. In
of flowers, the family has asked that you contact your favorite senators
voice your protest ASAP. Below is the original call to action as
from the Committee in Defense of Civil Liberties and Freedoms in
Bill C-36 Kills Our Civil Rights and Freedoms!
A Canada-Wide Call for Action
This Saturday December 15th, the Committee in Defense of Civil Liberties
Freedoms in Hamilton, Ontario, is holding a funeral march to symbolize
death of civil liberties and Canadian democracy as we know it.
We are calling on all progressive democratic forces in Canada to join in
this action. It is imperative that we express our total disbelief and
contempt for this government, which is selling our sovereignty and civil
liberties to a foreign super-power without adequately informing and
consulting its citizens.
More information on Bill C-36 and its opposition:
In response to the horrific events of September 11, the resulting
declarations of war by the U.S. government and its military allies, the
attack on civil liberties and the right to dissent, and the ugly racist
xenophobic attacks on innocent people of colour across North America, a
group of concerned Ottawa-area citizens has recently formed the Network
Oppose War and Racism (NOWAR).
This coalition has three goals:
1) to oppose terrorism in all its forms, the U.S. call to war, and
2) to oppose the racist backlash against people of colour, including
on immigrant and refugee rights;
3) to oppose the erosion of civil liberties in the name of national
Our network, which is made up of a diversity of members from within the
community, seeks to build a broad-based coalition of organizations and
individuals within the Ottawa region to advance the above goals by
organizing events and increasing public awareness in the coming weeks
NOWAR is running a campaign of weekly demonstrations beginning every
Saturday at 12:00 at York and Sussex. For further information about the
weekly demonstrations please contact Bill at email@example.com,
(613) 831-3490, or for general information about NOWAR contact
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