ONLINE RALLY: #CanadaStopArmingSaudi Day of Action to End the War in Yemen

Start: 2022-03-31 19:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

Canada has blood on its hands.

March 2022 marks seven years of the brutal war in Yemen. A war that has killed over a quarter of a million people.

The Saudi-led coalition has bombed Yemeni markets, hospitals, and civilians, and yet Canada has exported over $8 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia since 2015, the year the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen began. It’s despicable for Canada to be profiting from selling billions in arms to Saudi Arabia.

After months of escalating organizing across the country — from arms blockades and banner drops, to car caravans and dozens of protests, to media exposés and damning reports — we know the Trudeau government is feeling the pressure.

The war in Yemen must stop! Join the online rally to learn about the war in Yemen, Canada's role in the violence, and take collective action to make #CanadaStopArmingSaudi.

Speakers include:

  • Hadil Al-Ashwal — Founder of Middle East and North Africa Advocates for Gender Equality
  • MP Heather McPherson — NDP foreign affairs and international development critic, member of Parliament for Edmonton Strathcona
  • Kelsey Gallagher — researcher with Project Ploughshares, analyzing Canadian military exports and the broader Canadian arms trade. Manager of Project Ploughshares’ database on Canadian military production and exports, the most comprehensive of its kind.
  • Simon Black — professor of labour studies at Brock University and founder of Labour Against the Arms Trade, a coalition of peace and labour activists working to end Canada’s participation in the international arms trade.
  • Azza Rojbi — North African social justice, antiwar, and anti-racism activist living in Canada, author of the book “U.S. & Saudi War on the People of Yemen”, and member of the Editorial Board of the Fire This Time Newspaper writing and researching on Middle Eastern, Yemen and, North African politics.

This event is being hosted by the members of the #CanadaStopArmingSaudi coalition.

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