September 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
September 21st is the International Day of Peace.
Rather than a commitment to peace, Canada has lifted the moratorium on issuing arms exports for weapons destined for Saudi Arabia, and Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) continue to be manufactured in London, ON.
Saudi Arabia has used these LAVs to suppress peaceful protests and there is mounting evidence that Canadian-made LAVs are being deployed in the war in Yemen. Canadian arms exports just don’t line up with Canada’s legal commitment under the Arms Trade Treaty or a feminist foreign policy. Ending arms exports doesn’t have to mean the loss of good jobs – the call for conversion of arms industries to socially useful production must be loud and clear.
Join us on September 21st for a day of action to #StopArmingSaudi.
If you are in or near London, ON, you can join a physically-distant vigil outside the General Dynamics Land Systems Factory (1991 Oxford St. E., London): https://fb.me/e/18akoKBJv
Or join physically-distant demonstrations outside of Liberal Member of Parliament constituency offices in the following cities:
-Hamilton, ON, 1pm at MP Bob Bratina’s office (40 Centennial Parkway North, Unit 2)
-Kitchener-Waterloo, ON (TBA)
-Mississauga, ON, 6pm at MP Gagan Sikand’s office (6990 Financial Dr. Unit 8)
-Montreal, QC, 6pm at MP Marc Miller’s office (3175 Rue St Jacques)
-Ottawa, ON (TBA)
-St. Catharines, ON (TBA)
-Toronto, ON, 6pm at MP Arif Virani’s office (1596 Bloor St. W)
-Vancouver, BC (TBA)
No matter where you are, you can join us for a simultaneous virtual protest to show your solidarity and hear from speakers on the ground and at the forefront of the movement to #StopArmingSaudi.