Why we need to consider Military Pollution when talking about Climate Change?

War and preparations for war are a major direct cause of environmental damage. The attempts that wealthy countries like the United States make to access oil deposits in developing countries by using advanced technology to make exploratory digs lead to violent incursions and violations of human rights and fundamental laws. The result is to encourage these […]

No to the purchase of fighter jets! Wilpfers demonstrate outside Defense Minister Harjit Sajjin’s office.

On October 2nd, 2020, Ellen Woodsworth and other Wipfers demonstrated outside Defense Minister Harjit Sajjin’s office, as part of a Pan-Canadian Day of Action. Ellen read a letter to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in front of his (empty) constituency office in Vancouver Friday noon, protesting Canada’s federal government plans to purchase 88 fighter jets at […]

Submission from the Vancouver Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom regarding systemic racism in police departments and the redirection of funds from the Vancouver Police Department on July 2, 2020

To the Mayor, Councillors and Manager: In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the world watched for nearly 9 minutes the horrific murder of an unarmed African American man by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (May 25,2020).  The global response under the banner of Black Lives Matter was swift.  There have […]

Special Event June 8

Tamara Lorincz will screen the important and new documentary film, “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path to Demilitarization,” 10:30-12:30 at the Unitarian Church. Tamara is a member of WILPF and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and and is currently a PhD student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School for International Affairs (Wilfrid Laurier […]