Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Protest Canada's deployment of troops to Afghanistan from Valcartier: RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE BUS to Quebec City

June 22nd, 2007, Quebec, QC - A day of disruptive actions to denounce the August deployment of 2000 soldiers to Afghanistan from the Royal 22nd Regiment of Valcartier.

On June 22nd, the soldiers of the Valcartier garrison will parade for dignitaries and citizens as part of a military parade and symbolic flourishing of arms in the heart of the Old City of Quebec. The GUERRE À LA GUERRE coalition has called for the disruption of the march and actions opposing the deployment of Canadian troops in Afghanistan.

According the the coalition's callout: "This demonstration will not target soldiers, it will target the federal government and the Canadian military authorities. (...) The war in Afghanistan being waged under cover of humanitarian aid is not improving the situation of Afghani people. It is a war fought for strategic and economic interests, in order to extend the control of Western countries over the Middle East. This war is in perfect harmony with the colonialist logic of capitalism and it's economic players who seek to impose it throughout the world."

BUSES LEAVING FROM MONTREAL: buses will leave from Montreal in the morning (time tbc) and returning later the same evening/night.

To reserve a spot on the bus, please send an email to emi.breton at gmail.com
DONATIONS are encouraged, no one will be turned away.