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Reminder CANSEC meeting TONIGHT 

Organizing Meeting:
Tuesday April 1st at 7:00 p.m. 
123 Simard, University of Ottawa.
(see map http://www.uottawa.ca/map/ ) 

There is an Ottawa meeting tonight (April 1st) for
folks who would like to take part in or support the
Homes not Bombs action on April 10th -- Canada's
Largest Weapons Fair, CASEC 2003, where you will find
your "One-stop shopping across the entire warfare

Tonight's meeting will include: 
Updates on logistics and support such as food or legal
updates,  creating Ottawa action(s) (eg blockade?
internal disruption), literature, outreach, tasks
left, planning skill shares, etc.

Please contact wrench_works@yahoo.ca or (613) 237-0730
ext. 1

-------------------Call for action

Canada's Largest Weapons Fair CANSEC 2003, "One-stop
shopping across the entire warfare spectrum."
Thursday, April 10, Ottawa Congress Centre, 55 Colonel
By Drive, 


Join us for a series of nonviolent direct actions,
including blockades, sit-ins, die-ins, attempts to
conduct citizens' weapons inspections, and more.

For further details contact Homes not Bombs, Ottawa,
at (613) 

237-0730 ext. 1, in Toronto at (416) 651-5800, in
Hamilton at (905) 627-2696 or 526-7982, in Montreal at
(514) 521-5252, in Kitchener-Waterloo at 745-9006, in
Windsor (519) 258-1555

A southern Ontario bus will leave on the morning of
Wednesday, April 9, returning the evening of Thursday,
April 10. Return tickets $40 includes food and
overnight accommodation (if you cannot attend but
would like to subsidize a bus seat or two, cheques can
be made out to Homes not Bombs and sent to PO Box
73620, 509 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON M6C 1C0)


CANSEC is the largest annual exhibition of the weapons
of war and

repression in Canada, hosted at the Ottawa Congress
Centre in "an

informative and entertaining environment." CANSEC
represents the extent to which Canada profits from
war, domestic repression and inhuman border policies,
and how this axis of evil is used to protect the
interests of the wealthy few.


CANSEC exhibitors include the largest weapons firms in

$5-billion-a-year war industry, including the branch
plants of the 

U.S.' leading arms manufacturers, as well as companies
devoted to producing ever more insidious technology of
surveillance, infiltration, disruption and control.


Hence, CANSEC is intended for everyone from warriors
intent on 

bombing other countries into market submission to
those who would spy on people from Arabic and/or
Middle Eastern background here in Canada, those who
are intent on producing further intrusive border
mechanisms to halt the flow of immigrants and
refugees, and those who would use night vision
equipment, for example, to repress First Nations at
Burnt Church trying to exercise control over their


Invitees include all NATO nations, as well as CSIS,
the RCMP, Dept. 

of Fisheries and Oceans, War Dept. personnel and
Canadian Forces, 

Transport Canada, Immigration, Parliamentarians,
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,
and Trade Team members who wish to sell weapons


CANSEC promises one-stop shopping for "The
requirements of the 

Canadian Forces, across the entire warfare spectrum
and in recognition of the evolving battle space,"
which includes space warfare, hi-tech command and
control systems, and "interoperability" technology to
become further embedded with U.S. forces.


Iraq is the latest testing ground for new generations
of weapons and

weapons systems, such as Wescam's Predator targetting
system, slated 

to be the "superstar" of the escalation. These weapons
dealers will be 

eagerly watching what is taking place in Iraq as part
of their sales 

campaigns for "the next one."


Visit the website at www.cdia.ca and click on events
for a complete 

List of companies involved at CANSEC and more details.
Details on the show are at


Stay in touch with Homes not Bombs via tasc@web.ca
(and yes, one of 

these days we will have our own website, we're working
on it!)

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