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Protestors at Toronto Air Show Reject Presentation of War and Its Brutality as “Entertainment”
Anti-war activists held a protest at the Toronto annual air show held at the Canadian National Exhibition Grounds on the occasion of Labour Day. The air show is a venue for weapons manufacturers to showcase their armaments, including Lockheed Martin to advance its bid to sell its F-35 jet to the Canadian military.
The protestors denounced the promotion of war and its brutality as entertainment. They also denounced the activities of the Canadian government to constantly increase military spending for new weaponry, as part of its integration into the U.S. war machine. Protestors pointed out how the massive amounts of money spent in the service of war is not what Canadians want. This military spending must end and funding must be increased for health care, education and social programs that ensure the people’s well-being and programs that protect the natural environment.