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[OPIRG-EVENTS] April 22nd: Exposing the Lies: What George W. Bush's regime is really all
Date: April 22, 2003
Location: Room C03, Colonel By Hall, Ottawa U, 161 Louis Pasteur
Childcare: Will be provided for free. Bring your kids!
Anti-Capitalist Community Action will host a panel looking at the results
of George Bush's brutal economic and political policies both at home and
abroad. The panel will focus on imperialism as seen in the "new American
century" doctrine pushed by the US in Iraq (and soon to be more countries);
on the war at home as most devastatingly played out in the recently
increased racist obsession on "border security" issues; on the effects of
capitalism, as the driving force that is behind all of these policies; and
on two specific manifestations of all of these forces - the struggles in
Colombia and Palestine.
The panelists will analyze and expose the deceitful, imperialistic, and
outright racist system that the Bush doctrine represents. A doctrine that
is currently being shoved down the throats of people around the world AND
here at home.
On May 5th, the focus of this panel, the new Emperor George W Bush, was
scheduled to be in Ottawa to address the joint House of Commons and Senate
on border issues and international relations. While it appears that Bush's
visit has been postponed, this ACA event will also serve as a reminder of
why we should all be out on the streets on whenever Bush comes to oppose
him and all that he represents.
A member of Block the Empire Montreal and the Committee for Peace in Iraq
(CPI) - Ottawa, speaking on the many facets of Bush's imperialism,
including some reflections on her recent time in Iraq with the Iraq Peace
Toronto based writer for ZNet (www.zmag.org), volunteer for International
Solidarity Movement (ISM). Visited Colombia and Occupied Palestine as a
solidarity activist and reporter. He will be speaking about the U.S. role
in the current situations in Colombia and Palestine.
An organizer with Anti-Capitalist Community Action (ACA) and its working
group Direct Action Casework Ottawa (DACO), speaking about the local
effects of capitalism.
A person from Montreal to be confirmed who will be talking about the
implications of the racist push for "border security" and how we can fight
War at home, War Abroad
The war at home includes the scapegoating and attacks on immigrant and
refugee communities, as well as so-called "anti-terrorist" laws that are
nothing but a judicial assault on civil rights and political organizing,
with clear racist implications.
The war abroad has seen the steadily increasing death toll of innocent
Iraqis, the massive build up of US troops in Latin America and in
particular Columbia, and the less than impressive "reconstruction" of
These acts are NOT isolated incidents. They are representative of the
brutal system that Emperor George W Bush heads. A system of corporate-
backed globalisation that places more value on commerce than on lives. A
system that is waging destruction on people and the environment all in the
name of greed and control. A system that we all must oppose in solidarity.
This system is capitalism.
Other Upcoming Events We Recommend
NOWAR-PAIX Weekly March
for more info: www.nowar-paix.ca
ACA General Assembly April 24th
Regular meeting of Anti-Capitalist Community Action. Jack Purcell Community
Centre, Room 102 @ 7:00PM.
ACA Freeskool April 27th
Mix of theoretical and practical workshops around the themes of May Day,
the possible George Bush visit, and immigration issues.
Ottawa-Outaouais Social Forum May 2-4th
The Ottawa-Outaouais Social Forum brings together progressive people and
groups to share and explore creative ways to engage in social justice
issues, promote sustainability, strengthen our community.
National Rally For Peace, Social Justice And The Environment May 4th
Meet at 1:30PM near the fountain of Confederation Park at the corner of
Laurier and Elgin.
"Anarchy at work!" May 11th
A panel from the Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC) will
discuss anarchism and labour. 6:30pm Jack Purcell Community Centre Room
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