Week of Actions November 22-26
No to the Purchase of Fighter Jets!
Calendar of Events
The federal government is preparing to buy 88 new fighter jets for $19 billion in the near future, to meet the growing demands of NATO and the United States. Factor in the costs of maintenance, personnel, storage, etc., and the figure rises to $77 billion.
The military industry is by far the most polluting and destructive in the world. These planes are neither green nor clean and produce huge quantities of greenhouse gas emissions and toxic chemicals. They are often based on stolen Indigenous land, and are deployed to bomb foreign countries, devastating communities and infrastructure and populations, where women and girls face disproportionate displacement and violence. Canada must be a zone for peace. Canada must have an anti-war policy and we need an anti-war government.
Quebeckers and Canadians are opposed to wars of aggression and occupation and support a foreign policy of relations based on equality between peoples and nations, large and small. They oppose interference in the internal affairs of other countries and support genuine peace. November 25 was chosen as the date for this action because it coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the launch of the 12 Days of Action Against Violence Against Women. Wars of aggression and occupation waged against the peoples of the world are the source of extreme violence against women and children.
For all these reasons, we say No! to the purchase of fighter jets for war!
Montrealers against fighter jets and the Canadian government’s pro-war policy. For info: email@example.com