In this video, The Raging Grannies perform four peace songs at the National Day of Action, calling for Canada out of Afghanistan on October 28, 2006 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
From the YouTube text of the video here:
Francisco Juarez, a former soldier with the Canadian Forces, explains his reasons for leaving the Canadian military and opposing Canada’s controversial and aggressive combat mission in southern Afghanistan.
The video here is called Canadian Military Mom Speaks Out Against War [in Afghanistan] at C[anadian] P[eace] A[lliance].
From CBC in Canada:
Protesters rally as soldiers march in Quebec City
Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2007 | 11:52 PM ET
As a parade of Canadian soldiers set to deploy to Afghanistan marched through the streets of Quebec City on Friday evening, anti-war activists rallied nearby, carrying drums, banners and even mock coffins.
The protesters, led by the War on War Coalition, said they are against Canada’s military involvement in Afghanistan.
They chose to stage their event the same day as 2,500 soldiers from Quebec City’s CFB Valcartier made a farewell march before beginning their deployment July 15 in the volatile Afghan region of Kandahar.
“We’re not targeting the soldiers, we respect them as people,” protest organizer Joseph Bergeron said. “But we are in total opposition with the Afghanistan mission and we want to show we represent the great part of the population that is opposed.”
In Quebec, opposition is especially high, with a recent poll suggesting 70 per cent of people in the province don’t agree with the mission.
On Wednesday, some members of the Parti Québécois refused to stand in honour of Quebec soldiers who were visiting the province’s national assembly. Earlier this month, protesters sent letters to Valcartier soldiers, urging them to refuse their deployment.
With anti-war sentiment high, organizers of the military march worried that they might have to cancel their parade through Old Quebec.
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