In May an international coalition organized by World BEYOND War will converge on Ottawa to say NO to CANSEC, Canada’s biggest arms bazaar.
have been protesting CANSEC for years. It’s time to bring international
attention to Canada’s complicity in the global arms trade and endless wars. Activists,
grassroots organizers, and experts from around the world will be sharing
strategies and tactics for shutting down a weapons expo, divesting from war,
and converting to a peaceful, green, & just future.
Register to join us this May for nonviolent activism, skills training, art-making, panel presentations, rallying, and more, culminating in the #NoWar2020 Conference on May 29-30
share lessons learned from the successful campaign to shut down New Zealand’s
Siana Bangura from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) UK will share her experience organizing against DSEI, one of the world’s largest arms fairs.
Susi Snyder, author of Don’t Bank on the Bomb, the only global report on the private financing of the nuclear weapons industry, will lead a divestment training to talk about the tools and tactics to cut off the flow of money to weapons companies.
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK Co-Founder, will talk about why war is not green, and why we need to demilitarize to decarbonize, sharing expertise from her 40+ years of bold, creative activism.
Doug Hewitt-White will be helping to facilitate a discussion group on Divesting from the Military War Machine. We will talk about the practicality and efficacy of refusing to pay for war.
The week will kick off with a live show by comedian-activist Lee Camp on May 24, followed by a free screenprinting workshop by the SAW Art + Protest Initiative on May 26, leading up to the protests at CANSEC on May 27 and 28, and concluding with the #NoWar2020 Conference on the 29th and 30th. For the full schedule, including many more events, visit the website here.
World Beyond War is partnering with a network of organizations, including Conscience Canada, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. View the full list of sponsors and endorsers.
Join us in Ottawa as we protest Canada’s largest weapons expo, and call for the conversion to a peace-based economy that works for all of us.