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Militarism & Climate Change: Disaster in Progress
April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Both anti-war and climate movements are fighting for justice and life for all people on a livable planet. It’s increasingly clear that we can’t have one without the other. No climate justice, no peace, no planet.
Join us on April 29 for a webinar on the intersections between climate justice and anti-war movements.
There is growing momentum within the peace movement in Canada to address the outrageous carbon emissions of Canada’s military, the devastating extraction of materials for war machines and toxic mine waste produced, and the terrible destruction of human life and ecological systems caused by the past few decades of Canada’s war initiatives. We are witnessing and mobilizing to resist the militarized violence that continues colonization across Canada and particularly the ways that those taking a stand at the climate frontlines, especially Indigenous peoples, are regularly attacked and surveilled by the Canadian military.
At the same time, we see the clear need for global cooperation to address the climate crisis and build a just transition, and recognize this at complete odds with Canada’s current plans to increase military expenditures astronomically, and, in the coming year, sign contracts for the purchase of 88 new bomber jets and Canada’s first fleet of unmanned armed drones. Not to mention Canada’s growing role as a major global arms dealer and weapons manufacturer, and Canada’s refusal to join the world in signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which just entered into force in January.
Our speakers will explore these and other intersections between antiwar and climate justice struggles. Featuring:
- Jaggi Singh
- Clayton Thomas-Müller
- Kasha Sequoia Slavner