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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, V...
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's rol...
CorpWatch
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe, and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as well as with others fighting for...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of The Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues include: defence policy, militar...

News Releases

Canadian Voice of Women calls on federal government to cut defence budget on Global Day of Action on Military Spending
2013-04-15
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Monday, April 15th is the Global Day of Action on Military Spending and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is calling on the federal government to redirect military spending to environmental and so...
Sources welcomes Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
2012-09-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nati...
Women for Peace Applaud Prime Minister Designate Trudeau
2015-10-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
We applaud the decision of Prime Minister Designate Trudeau to withdraw from Syria the six Canadian fighter jets. We strongly encourage you to re-align Canada's responses to violent conflict, threats ...

Sources Select Resources

Military Spending is the Capitalist World's Fuel
Dolack, Pete
Article
2016
Counterpunch
It is common for activists to decry the enormous sums of money spent on the military. Any number of social programs, or schools, or other public benefits could instead be funded. Not least is this the...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
The Pentagon's Half-Billion-Dollar Drone Boondoggle
Weignberge, Sharon
Article
2015
The Intercept
Rivalry between the Army and Air Force over Predator drones may have cost the Pentagon over $500 million in wasteful spending, according to a report released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Tainted politics of a nuclear umbrella
Monbiot, George
Article
2008
Guardian Weekly
A review of the US Pentagon's Missile Defence program since its incepton in 1946.
Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2016
TomDispatch.com
When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial...
What If ObamaCare was a Fighter Jet?
Prospering Through Failure
Sottile, JP
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Like the comically bad roll-out of the Affordable Care Act’s website, the long-delayed and often-rejiggered F-35 program is a costly disaster rife with technological snafus, software problems and repe...

Media

Press for Conversion
To oppose Canadian military exports and promote conversion of military industries and bases. Projects: anti-war toys, nuclear weapons research, links with Third World NGOs, opposing weapons bazaars.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Department of National Defence
Canada's armed forces are active across Canada and around the world in a wide range of roles and activities. These include: defence of Canada, international alliances, support to federal departments, ...


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