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15th Annual Earth walk for peace and the PLanet PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Saturday, 25 April 2015 06:11
 
 
 
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Join this year's
 
Earth Walk for Peace and the Planet

Saturday, April 25, 11:00 am
Gather at the Legislature Lawns
Victoria, Coast Salish territory

 
Join the parade led by Samba du Soleil to Centennial Square, for live music including Marimba Mufaro, speakers and festivities! Bring your banners, signs, flags and flowers. Drums, noisemakers, puppets and people younger and older are welcome and encouraged to participate!
 
Together, let's proclaim our commitment to a peaceful world that respects ecological systems and the communities they sustain!
 
All Welcome! 

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SPONSORS

Association for the Protection of Rural Metchosin
BC Government and Service Employees' Union
Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation
Blue Dot Initiative
Burnside Gorge Community Association
Central America Support Committee
Clowns Against Child Poverty
Communist Party of Canada - Scotty Neish Club
Council of Canadians - Victoria Chapter
Critical Cat
Divest Victoria
Faith in Action
Farmland Protection Coalition
GE Free Kamloops
Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition
Green Party of Canada
Hillside Quadra Neighbourhood Action Group
Hospital Employees Union - Community Social Services VACL/VCRS Local
KAIROS Victoria
Kamloops Regional Farmers' Market Society 
March Against Monsanto
Mining Justice Action Committee
North Park Neighbourhood Association
Peninsula EcoVision
Poets for Peace and the Planet
Raging Grannies
Social Environmental Alliance - SEA
Sooke Harbour House
South Island Regional Council of the NDP
St. John’s United Church Council - Deep Cove
Turning the Tide
University of Victoria Students' Society
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group - VIPIRG
Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association 
Vancouver Island Vegan Association
Victoria Earth Walk Committee
Victoria NDP
Victoria Peace Coalition
Victoria Swan Lake NDP
Victoria Women in Black
Wilderness Committee
 
PETITION CIRCULATED, AT WALK (BY JOAN RUSSOW)
 

Petition

To the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled

Moving from militarized security to Common Security

CONVINCED THAT true security is common security NOT "human security" (Iraq 1991), "Humanitarian intervention" (Kosovo, 1999), "Responsibility to Protect" (Haiti, 2004, Libya, 2011), Article 51 self -defence

(Afghanistan (2003) and Syria (2015).

Common security embodies the following objectives:

                                    to achieve a state of peace, and disarmament; through reallocation of military expenses

·        to create a global structure that respects the rule of law and the International Court of Justice;

·        to enable socially equitable and environmentally sound employment, and ensure the right to development and social justice;

·         to promote and fully guarantee respect for human rights including labour rights, women’s rights civil and political rights, indigenous rights, social and cultural rights – right to food, right to housing, right to safe drinking water and sewage, right to education and right to universally accessible not for profit health care system;

·          to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment, the respect for the inherent worth of nature beyond human purpose, the reduction of the ecological footprint e move away from the current model of unsustainable overconsumption

In 1992 Canada made a commitment to reallocate resources at present committed to military Purposes. (Article 16e Chapter 33, Agenda 21, UNCED,)

 

WE URGE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

(i) to reallocate military expenses, to end the subsidising of the fossil fuel industries and the corporations that produce weapon systems and engage in the arms trade, and to transfer the savings to promote common security.

 

(ii)To ratify the Arms Trade Treaty, and to cancel the 18 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia and the sale of uranium to India

 

(iii) to end the invasion of Syria, and withdraw C-51, both of which violate true security: common security

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 April 2015 13:19
 

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