Savinkoff to speak at Conference

Dear Friends,

On March 30 the Regina Peace Council is holding a peace conference and noon hour rally to condemn NATO and celebrate 70 years of the World Peace Council and affiliated peace organizations. Laura Savinkoff, coordinator of the B.C. Southern Interior Peace Coalition and newly elected Vice-President of the Canadian Peace Congress, will speak about the need for a reinvigorated peace movement. She will be sharing the platform with international journalist Andre Vltchek who will be talking about NATO’s legacy of war and aggression and David Gehl of the Regina Peace Council who will be addressing the need for a Canadian foreign policy based on peace.

For more information call Ed Lehman 306-718-8010 or write edrae1133@gmail.com. Demonstrations will be occurring on that date in advance of the US celebration of 70 years of NATO on April 4th.

70 years of NATO on April 4th.

Regina Peace Council Agrees #Hands Off Venezuela

Dear Friends,

We are deeply concerned about the Canadian government’s recognition of Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela and its endorsement of the US call for the Venezuelan military to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela. These actions by Canada contradict Canada’s commitment to international law, sovereignty to countries, and the United Nations Charter.

Neither the US or any other country get to pick who should lead countries around the globe; that right is held by the people of each country. Since 1954 the US has invaded 56 countries in South America. If Venezuela becomes number 57 the question then becomes who will be number 58?

All invasions by the US in South America have been bad news for the average person of those countries. Canada should stop taking its marching orders on Venezuela from our southern neighbour and stop its undermining of the Venezuelan government.

Canada has supported overthrowing legitimate elected governments in Haiti and Honduras and they remain among the poorest countries with the most human rights abuses in the Americas. Canada has no right, moral or other, to interfere in the internal affairs of another country. #Hands Off Venezuela.

Ed Lehman,

President Regina Peace Council