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[OPIRG-EVENTS] ACTION!! FUNERAL MARCH for Civil Liberties & Canadian Democracy - Saturday, December 15

From: nowar_paix@flora.org


FUNERAL MARCH for Civil Liberties & Canadian Democracy - Saturday, December 15

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?


    The demonstration will rendezvous at York and Sussex, then at 12:15 the 
funeral march through the market begins, ending at Parliament Hill. This is 
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, Ontario. 
Marches have also been scheduled for Toronto and occupations are/have been 
taking place in Edmonton (Anne McLellans' office) and Vancouver (Stephen 
Owen's office.)

Wear black, and bring along your favorite stories about Canadian Civil
Liberties and Canadian Democracy, which may soon be with us no more. In lieu 
of flowers, the family has asked that you contact your favorite senators to 
voice your protest ASAP. Below is the original call to action as forwarded 
from the Committee in Defense of Civil Liberties and Freedoms in Hamilton, 

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 and 
Freedoms in Hamilton, Ontario, is holding a funeral march to symbolize the 
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 and 
xenophobic attacks on innocent people of colour across North  America, a 
group of concerned Ottawa-area citizens has recently formed the Network to 
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 Canada's
participation therein;
2) to oppose racism and the racist backlash against people of colour, 
including attacks
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 billandcolleen@comnet.ca, or
(613) 831-3490, or for general information about NOWAR contact

To contact NOWAR/PAIX, please send a message to: nowar_paix@flora.org.

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