No Harbour for War! Make Canada a Zone for Peace!
No to Cutlass Fury 2019! No U.S. or Other Foreign Warships in Canadian Waters!
Sunday, September 8 — 1:00-3:00 pm
Victoria Park, Spring Garden Rd. at South Park St.
Organized by: No Harbour for War
Halifax will soon be the launching pad for one of the largest naval exercises in Canadian history. Twenty-two NATO-aligned warships will be involved in Cutlass Fury 2019. The exercise runs September 9-20 with the area of operation being approximately 50-100 nautical miles southeast of Halifax Harbour.
Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany are expected to take part. The warships will begin arriving the first week of September. The exercise will see most of the 22 warships departing Bedford Basin on Monday, September 9. In Cutlass Fury 2016 there were two nuclear submarines docked at CFB Shearwater which joined the war fleet as it left the harbour and this is expected again this year.
The people of Halifax have long rejected the use of their city and harbour to embroil Canadians in imperialist adventures abroad. They have vigorously opposed the “visits” of U.S. and other foreign warships as well as the use of the Canadian Navy in U.S. and NATO led aggressions against the world’s peoples.
Canada must not participate in U.S. imperialist war preparations and must also defend its sovereignty in a meaningful way.
This means not permitting the U.S. imperialists to exercise command and control over Canada’s air, land, water and government and military assets. We must withdraw from NATO as well as NORAD and work for an independent foreign policy.
This means removing all Canadian soldiers, ships and equipment from foreign territory. Most importantly, it means that Canadians must prepare to establish an anti-war government.
No U.S. or Other Foreign Warships in Canadian Waters!
Get Canada Out of NATO and NORAD!
Work for an Anti-War Government!