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War is Not Essential: Take Action to Tell Canada to #StopArmingSaudi

Posted in: Activism Guide
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:38

    The first ever national Day of Action to stop the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia took place on June 11, 2020. Hundreds of people came together from across Canada – both virtually and in-person – to show their support for an immediate end to the Saudi arms deal and to raise this issue yet again with the government. The coalition that came together to make this important day a reality is broad and includes human rights activists, arms control advocates, labour groups, and feminist and humanitarian organizations. 

    If you missed it, you can watch the recording of the virtual protest here>>

    Our work can't stop there. There are more ways for you to take action and share your concerns with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, asking them to #StopArmingSaudi. 

    1. Take Action Now 

    Sign the petitions from organizations in our coalition: 

    Amnesty International>>

    Amnistie Internationale (French)>>

    Oxfam Canada>>

    2. Lobby the Government

    Engage with your Member of Parliament on the Saudi arms deal using our toolkit >> 

    3. Take part in further vigils and webinars 

    People for Peace London plan to continue gathering at General Dynamics Land Systems and elsewhere in London and to continue building public awareness to press for conversion of war industries to peaceful production. 

    Contact them at peopleforpeace.london@gmail.com and follow them on Twitter and Facebook for updates on events.

    4. Take Action on Twitter

    Send a message to @FP_Champagne and @JustinTrudeau on Twitter with the hashtag #StopArmingSaudi. 

    Here are some sample messages on the many reasons to #StopArmingSaudi: 

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