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[OPIRG-EVENTS] tuesday january 8: david rovics benefit for nowar/paix

Striking Chords Against the Empire

A benefit concert for NOWAR/PAIX, 
with Massachusetts folksinger David Rovics <www.davidrovics.com>

Tuesday, January 8, 2002 * 9 pm
Irene's Pub, 885 Bank Street, Ottawa
$5 suggested donation

For more information: (613) 523-1077 or <nowar_paix@flora.org>

ABOUT NOWAR/PAIX: 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 NOWAR/PAIX.

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 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 and

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