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Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS)- Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in General News

NEWS RELEASE APRIL 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Who:         Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) What:       Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) Where:     Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road When:      11:30 – 1:30, FRIDAY, April 28, 2017   The public is invited to join the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) at this international Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS).   How do you want your tax dollars spent?   At the Halifax event, the public will be given the opportunity to identify their priorities for taxpayer spending, by placing 25 cent quarters (supplied by NSVOW) in jars labeled: ...


Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in General News, Our Work, VOW Statements & Endorsements

For immediate release. April 12, 2017 The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) calls for the immediate cessation of violence by all parties. We want no more strikes, an investigation by UN experts into the use of chemical weapons, and immediate commencement of peace negotiation by all parties to the conflict, including the participation of women. VOW strongly denounces the US missile attack on a Syrian airbase and Prime Minister Trudeau’s support for this act of retaliation. This unilateral action on the part of the United States will undoubtedly lead to greater violence, civilian deaths, increase in the numbers of refugees and a rise in terrorist attacks. VOW calls for...

April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the profound and prescient speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in General News

  On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave his most important, but least known, speech at the Riverside Church in New York. In his speech entitled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence,” Dr. King denounced the US war in Vietnam, decried racism, materialism and militarism and demanded a Poor People’s Campaign. VOW encourages members to read and reflect on Dr. King’s timely message Beyond Vietnam_MLK. See also “Martin Luther King’s Vietnam speech relevant after 50...

VOW expresses its deep condolences for the passing of member and activist Gloria Paul of New Brunswick

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in General News

Gloria Paul was a compassionate psychiatric nurse and active citizen in New Brunswick. She ran the retreat, Pilgrimage House, at her home in the town of Hoyt. Paul was a survivor of the London Blitz during World World II. She became a lifelong peace activist with Project Ploughshares and Voice of Women for Peace, a founder of the Fredericton Peace Coalition, advocate for a Department of Peace, a voice for Agent Orange survivors, opponent of U.S. bases and imperialism and glyphosate spraying. She also supported many environmental groups and campaigns including the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Paul regularly spoke out about the environmental and human impacts of war....

International Women’s Day: One Hundred Years Later

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blogs, General News

  by Hannah Hanikin published in “Iskra”, March 2017 issue Each year since 1917, on March 8th.   International Women’s Day (IWD), women and their supporters around the world, celebrate women’s achievements, as well as acknowledge challenges faced by women in the quest for gender equality. Originally IWD was known as International Working Women’s Day with its roots in the socialist, rather than the feminist struggle. First observed in Russia in 1917, (February 23, by the old calendar), women workers in Petrograd went on strike.  Organizing themselves, women orchestrated an estimated 200,000 workers to leave their factory jobs in a massive strike action. They demanded an end to World War...