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[OPIRG-EVENTS] sat. january 5: nowar/paix demonstration (fwd)

Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 17:03:53 -0500
From: Bill & Colleen <billandcolleen@comnet.ca>
Subject: [NOWAR] ACTION!! Saturday, January 5

WHAT:   The next NOWAR weekly demonstration
WHERE: York and Sussex, Ottawa
WHEN:   Saturday, January 5, 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, across from the
U.S. Embassy at noon. At 12:45 the march to Parliament Hill begins, ending
at the Centennial Flame.

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 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

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
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