Peace Gathering

Peace Gathering

A peace gathering will take place this year at the gates of CFMETR at Nanoose Bay On November 11th at 1 pm.

Canada plays host to several countries at the base that is jointly operated with the USA. Nuclear powered and nuclear capable submarines travel through our waters on their way to Nanoose Bay where they test unarmed torpedoes.

The base is on the unceded lands of the Te’mexw Treaty Association.

The Snaw-naw-as Nation has recently asked for a portion of their land back for a community park.

“We support their efforts. We also support a focus on peaceful conflict resolution.

War has no victors, only death and destruction.” said spokesperson Dyane Brown,

“Increased militarism only escalates the conflict. The threat of nuclear weapons makes efforts for real dialogue and compromise essential in the current war between Russia and NATO over Ukraine.

This will be a quiet reflective gathering.

There will be some music, some talking, and a moment of silence remembering all the victims of war both military and civilian.“

The event is organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo Branch

and the Freedom From War Coalition.

Everyone is welcome.

WHITE POPPY

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Remembering the children who are now orphans.

Remembering all the victims of war both military and civilian.“

 

Jane Addams –founder of WILPF in 1915

during World War I stated–

“I believe that peace is not merely an absence of war

but the nurture of human life,

and that in time this nurture would do away with war

as a natural process.

Wednesday June 29, 2022

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Please join us at noon on

Wednesday June  29th at Diana Krall Plaza in Nanaimo

to participate in “No to NATO”,

a national campaign from June 24th to  30th to raise consciousness

about  the dangers of belonging to an aggressive nuclear-armed alliance

with first-strike capacity.

We will likely walk briefly to the corner of

Commercial street

and the highway  near Port Place Mall.

To urge Canada to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

Today–June 17, 2022 —

A group of Nanaimo citizens were at the  Diana Krall Plaza at noon on Friday to urge Canada to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 86 countries have signed this agreement and 61 have ratified it.  Next week from June  21 to 23rd the first meeting of these states  takes place in  Vienna, Austria. 

“Canada needs to  have representation at this important meeting even if only as an observer.” says Dyane Brown, representative of the Nanaimo chapter of the Womens’ International League for Peace and Freedom. “With the military build up in Europe, USA and Canada,  there is a  greater risk of nuclear war.” This Treaty is the first one to  completely outlaw nuclear weapons.

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