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A People's Remembrance

[Words and action prepared for the Remembrance Day weekend--Oppose empire and sacrifice for empire. Build the mass movement for just peace and oppose the imperialist system.]

Remember all the victims, civilian and military, and affirm opposition to wars of aggression, militarization, militarism and repression. Honour those who have given their lives for justice, too. Pledge to unite to build a movement for just and lasting peace by exposing and standing up together to the global system that is the primary root cause of much violence and death.

Just Peace-no sanctions vs Venezuela

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, 2018
2 Events in Solidarity with Venezuela in Vancouver, Canada

organized by Hugo Chavez Solidarity Front/ Frente Hugo Chavez in Southwest British Columbia, Canada
 
1>> PROTEST ACTION: U.S./Canada Hands Off Venezuela!
4pm

U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender St. at Thurlow St.
Downtown Vancouver
 
2>> PETITION DRIVE & INFO DISPLAY: 
No More U.S./Canada Sanctions & Threats!
Respect the Self-Determination of Venezuelan People!
5:30pm

Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson St.

Just Peace - tax letter

Appalling assessment by Canadian tax authority trying to take a chunk of my retirement savings. I was not aware they could do this; in fact, a bank's personnel told me I could save money in Canada this way without taxation while I was an officially categorized resident abroad. I am a Canadian citizen and I went abroad to work specifically to save for retirement.

Copy of a letter of appeal for tax relief


I am again writing to seek tax relief from amounts owing on a series of TFSA Notice of Assessments received since August, 2018, but covering TFSA accounts contributions from mid-July 2011 to 2016.

Just Peace -late transformation

My brother and his wife were dinner guests at my place last night. We had a nice time. My sister-in-law can get quite negative and be difficult to please but the dinner went well. Actually, her attitude and disposition has changed for the better lately.

They are a little older than I. They have both been officially labeled as mentally disabled for most of their lives, and therefore unemployed and on low income.. It's a shame because they are very sociable and have generally good character. My brother was ambitious and into many things, working hard to save money and accomplish a lot.

Just Peace - Aug. 6 speech

Speech I made on behalf of the Just Peace Committee on the occasion of a rally to remember the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was held at Seaforth Peace Park in Vancouver on August 6, 2018.


NO MORE HIROSHIMAS!




Welcome. Thank you for taking the time out to mark this important anniversary and help build a united anti-war movement in Vancouver. In BC, this is a holiday weekend full of celebrations, but it is a sad day in Japan, a country still reeling from the shock of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 73 years ago—a day to mourn and continue to oppose the misuses of nuclear technology and imperialist war.

Just Peace -Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day

As an organizer for the Just Peace Committee in Vancouver, BC, I am organizing a day to remember the atomic bombings on August 6 and 9 in 1945. Shocked not to find any word of other commemorations, I drew support and set about planning an event to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and oppose nuclear weapons, all militarization and military aggression. Here is the notice from the Facebook event "Remember Hiroshima". There is also a posting on the Committee's webspace, https://justpeace.

Just Peace - NATO

STATEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF PEOPLES’ STRUGGLES (ILPS)—CANADA, July 10, 2018

CANADA OUT OF NATO! JUST PEACE FOR THE PEOPLES EVERYWHERE!
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, of which Canada is a member state, is holding a Summit of Allied Heads of State and Government chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on July 11 and 12. Prime Minister Trudeau is attending. The ILPS-Canada opposes this military alliance as it operates to defend the richest states and the global ruling class, maintain the oppressive and exploiting global system, deter peoples’ movements for liberation and just peace, and interfere in the internal affairs of many countries, causing genocide, fratricide, crises and instability.

Just Peace -new things

Again working on maintaining a positive outlook, I make an inventory of the new experiences I have had over the past year. It is the anniversary of my moving into this apartment, so I review the past year. Here is a list of things I had not experienced before the past 12 months.

-this apartment
-having a balcony with the apartment
-my current job
-editing novels
-starting a Just Peace Committee locally 
-starting this Just Peace blog
-joining a local ILPS committee of activists
-participating in a national assembly of activists in Canada

Just Peace - good life

This blog continues to serve the propagation and practice of positive thinking. I still must pause and count my blessings in order to keep peace of mind. Positive thinking can help one find a more peaceful path by cultivating a more peaceful and satisfied soul.

I've been a bit bored lately. I live simply on a confined budget, which sometimes makes me feel confined. The fact that money owing to me is delayed makes me feel even more disgruntled. 

When I stop and take stock of the good things about my life, though, I am reminded I have a lot to be thankful for and happy about.

Just Peace -no peace talks Philippines

Statement of Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights

Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights and its allies condemn the cancellation of the fifth round of peace talks between the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDFP) by Duterte and his cabinet, originally scheduled for June 28 to 30 in Oslo, Norway. This is the third time that Duterte has cancelled these talks seeking to address almost 50 years of civil war in the Philippines. Furthermore, this cancellation represents a lack of will by the US-Duterte regime to consider socio-economic reforms that would improve the lives of all people in the Philippines.
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