End The War in Afghanistan: Rally & March on Oct 18
Wednesday, October 15, 20083 Comments
What follows is borrowed with permission from the promotional material prepared for the event:
"Lies and omissions about the escalation of war in Afghanistan, through repeated attempts at painting a rosy picture of progress and development in that country, are invariably contradicted by reality. Thus, with higher troop levels than before (now around 71,000), more NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan than in Iraq in May and June of this year.
From time to time, we hear mention of “collateral damage” as occupation forces continue to kill civilians. In July alone, at least 80 Afghan civilians were killed, including 47 people – mostly women and children – bombarded while taking part in a wedding, and two very young children shot in their parents’ car by Canadian soldiers.
The Harper Government has not only committed Canada to be in Afghanistan until 2011 – longer than WWI or WWII – it is presently spending over 50 million dollars every day on the military and is pushing for massive increases in military spending – as much as $490 billion over the next 20 years!
Join us on October 18 to push the Harper government to tell the truth about Canada’s war in Afghanistan and bring the troops home now!"
The organizers have billed this event as "family friendly", however they have not sought a permit for the march portion of the event. If you are concerned about attending or would like further information, please email
March from the University of Guelph – 1pm
Rally in St George’s Square Downtown- 2pm
Join the pan-Canadian mobilization!