Making Peace Vigil

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MARKING PEACEFUL ANNIVERSARIES

Posted by strattof on May 18, 2008

MARKING PEACEFUL ANNIVERSARIES

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEACE SYMBOL

The Peace Symbol turns 50 this year. Created in the spring of 1958 by Gerald Holtom, an English textile designer, it is an adaptation of the semaphore signs for N and D, standing for nuclear disarmament. A striking visual symbol, it has since become synonymous with the cause of peace worldwide.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAKING PEACE VIGIL

Today, May 8, marks the first anniversary of the Making Peace Vigil. For the past 52 Thursdays, in all kinds of weather, we have assembled on the Scarth Street Mall, from 12 noon to 12:30, to further the cause of peace and justice. The fliers we have distributed address a number of issues, including:   

·         Why is the Canadian military in Afghanistan?

·         Afghanistan: The Civilian Toll

·         The Manley Report: War without End in Afghanistan

·         Key Facts and Figures on the War in Afghanistan

·         First Nations Land Claims

·         Poverty in Canada: Key Facts

·         Speak out about Violence against Women

·         Workers’ Rights are Human Rights

·         Human Rights Violations: A Canadian Primer

·         Prisons are Not the Answer

·         Nuclear and Depleted Uranium Weapons: The Canadian Connection

·         Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered

·         What is Canada doing in NATO?

·         Action against Space Weapons

·         Canada is a Major Military Exporter

·         You And Climate Change

·         Water Crisis

·         The Truth about Tar Sands

 

Thanks so much for taking our fliers—over 5,000 of them since the vigil started last May.

A special thanks to those who have stopped and discussed issues with us.

Let us know what other issues you would like us to examine.

Should you ever be free on a Thursday at noon, please join us. Everyone is welcome.

For further information contact: Catherine Verrall at 569-7699 or cvtransport2000@yahoo.ca; Stephen Moore at 526-8993 or moore13s@uregina.ca; Florence Stratton at 522-2310 or florence.stratton@uregina.ca

On the web: http://makingpeace.wordpress.

You can Bomb the World to Pieces

but you can’t Bomb the World to Peace

Michael Franti

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