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[OPIRG-EVENTS] CANSEC action this Thursday and Ottawa preparation for...

CANSEC action this Thursday and preparation for

These are the updated details CANSEC action this
Thursday and the meetings in preparation of. The
details on CANSEC are below - Canada's One-stop
shopping across the entire warfare (and repression)
spectrum." Who's making a killing? ---- Angela

PROTEST CANSEC 2003. STOP Canada's Largest Weapons
Fair, the one-stop shopping across the entire warfare
spectrum. Thursday, April 10, 2003, Ottawa Congress
Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa. The march starts
at 8:00am at Rue Herridge and Main (St. Paul’s
University lawn) and will end at the Congress Centre.
Bring your creativity for an alternative (to weapons)
fair, (613) 237-0730 ext. 1 , or contact the local
Ottawa affinity group wrench_works@yahoo.ca

Prep Meetings: 
Tuesday April 8th – CANSEC workshops 125 Simard Hall
at the University of Ottawa. 
5:30-7:00pm drop-in to work on materials, banners,
signs and other props together.
7:00-8:00pm -- skill share for civil disobedience,
support, legal support, jail solidarity, etc.

Wednesday April 9th – Preparation for CANSEC at St.
Famille Church, 152 Glenora ave, at Rue Herridge off
of Main Street near St.Pauls’s Unversity.
4:30-6:30 cooking and food share for in-town/out-town
6:30-9:30ish coordinating meeting for affinity groups
and support 
There may also be some unwelcoming actions around
CANSEC vendors – to be announced. There is an event to
deport Paul the US emb-ass as well.

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
Canada's $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 waters.

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 abroad.

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.

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.

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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