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2005

December 17th & 18th 2005
3rd Annual Antiwar film Festival

MAWO 3rd Annual Antiwar Film Festival

On the weekend of December 17th & 18th MAWO organized Vancouver’s 3rd Annual Antiwar Film Festival to bring the struggle of humanity against imperialism to the big screen and to great response from the public.

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December 9 2005
Poetry Night

Ameena Mayer

Words of resistance poured out of El Cocal Restaurant on Friday night. Seventeen poets and spoken word artists filled the room with their expression and were received by over 55 people who joined together on that night.

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December 5 2005
Picket Against Canadian Occupation of Afghanistan

Call For an Independent Public Inquiry!

Picket Demands for an End to the Occupation of Afghanistan and Calls for an Inquiry into Canadian Occupation of Afghanistan

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November 19 2005
March and Rally

MAWO November 19th demonstration

The chants and the demonstration were led by dynamic combination of MAWO organizers Alison Bodine and Shakeel Lochan. They explained the important connection between attacks abroad by the government of Canada with increased troop deployment for the occupation of Afghanistan and attacks on working people at home, as in the recent BC teachers strike.

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October 22 2005
March and Rally
People gathered at MAWO October 22nd demonstration

The chants and the demonstration were led by dynamic combination of MAWO organizers Alison Bodine and Shakeel Lochan. They explained the important connection between attacks abroad by the government of Canada with increased troop deployment for the occupation of Afghanistan and attacks on working people at home, as in the recent BC teachers strike.

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October 7 2005
Forum in Comox
Nita Palmer speaking at October 7 forum against occupation of Afghanistan

On Friday October 7, over 35 people piled into the main meeting hall of the Comox United Church in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island for the forum and discussion “Canada Out of Afghanistan: Pulling Off the Peacekeeping Mask”.

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SEPTEMBER 24TH
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
Vancouver Mobilizes Over 900 People in Protest Against the Occupations of Iraq & Afghanistan and for Self-Determination for All Oppressed Nations!

September 24th 2005 saw hundreds of thousands of people across the globe come to the streets to echo the demands of the Iraqi people for an end to war and occupation. Over 900 people joined Vancouver’s antiwar coalition, Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) to demand: “US/UK OUT OF IRAQ! CANADA OUT OF AFGHANISTAN!”
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August 27 2005
March & Rally


In the midst of the mercury rising in the Canadian war drive and the remaining but high heat of the summer in Vancouver, people in Vancouver are mobilizing to protest war and occupation of the “Canadian” variety. On Saturday August 27, over 250 people rallied downtown Vancouver at the Art Gallery to protest the Canadian military’s increased involvement in the occupation of Afghanistan and also the continued US/UK occupation of Iraq. This rally followed 3 consecutive pickets at the Canadian Armed Forces recruitment center, targeting the increased Canadian troop deployment to Afghanistan.

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August 11 2005
Protest & Picket Line


August 11 MAWO Picket at Canadian Armed Forces Recruitment Center On Thursday August 11 Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO) and more than 30 supporters came out to the Canadian Armed Forces Recruitment Center for the 3rd time in 1 month to protest the occupation of Afghanistan by the Canadian military.

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July 28 2005
Protest & Picket Line


MAWO Co-Chair Kira Koshelanyk speaking to the crowd, July 28, 2005 On July 14th 2005 Canadian General Rick Hillier announced that Canadian troops deployed to Afghanistan will target “detestable murderers and scumbags” as part of their job, which – he clarified – is to “kill people.” Nestled in his racist rhetoric was the announcement that by February of 2006, two thousand more Canadian troops will be killing people in Afghanistan.

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July 21 2005
Protest & Picket Line




On Thursday July 21 over 40 people turned out to the Canadian Armed Forces Recruitment Center downtown Vancouver to picket, protest and raise their voices against the Canadian war drive. The picket began at 3pm with MAWO organizers joined by students, other young people and people of color who unfurled a banner reading "Canada Out of Afghanistan!" in front of the recruitment center.

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July 16 2005
March & Rally




On Saturday July 16, Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO) organized a successful protest rally to demand an immediate withdrawal of Canada's troops from Afghanistan. The rally on Saturday drew over 200 people and was an urgent response to the July 14th announcement by Canada's Chief of Defense, Gen. Rick Hillier, that Canada would be deploying 2,000 more troops to occupied Afghanistan.

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June 8 - 12 2005
Antiwar Hip Hop Festival

From the streets of New York City 1979 to the Gaza Strip 2005, Hip-hop has grown to become a colossal phenomenon impacting popular music all over the world -- across borders, cultures, and languages. Hip-hop is the voice of youth, people of colour, and oppressed people internationally as an outlet of expression, creativity, and resistance.

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APRIL 23RD 2005
March & Rally

On April 23, 2005 over 150 people in Vancouver came to the streets to demand: “STOP THE US WAR MACHINE!” “US/UK OUT OF IRAQ!” “HANDS OFF
SYRIA AND IRAN!” “END THE OCCUPATIONS OF AFGHANISTAN, PALESTINE, HAITI and INDIGENOUS NATIONS IN CANADA!”

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APRIL 2nd 2005
Fundraiser

On Saturday April 2nd over 150 people came out to the Lick Club in Vancouver for 4 The People, a fundraiser to benefit Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO)....

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March 19th 2005
Global Day of Action!

On Saturday March 19th, Mobilization Against War and Occupation held a major rally that was a great step forward for the antiwar movement in Vancouver and a success. We were joined by over 500 people gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery to mark the second anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq and protest ongoing imperialist occupations around the world...

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March 20th 2005
Antiwar Conference

It was a wet a dreary day on March 20th, 2005, one day after hundreds of people had taken to the streets of Vancouver in protest of the 2nd anniversary of the war on Iraq. Despite the weather, however, Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) was still in action. At a conference entitled: “The 21st Century: The Century of War, Occupation and Resistance. Building the Antiwar Movement, Why there is no other option” over 80 people came to discuss the current state of war and occupation and our tasks and perspectives for effective resistance...

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December 17 & 18 2005
Antiwar Film Festival


December 9 2005
Poetry Night


December 5 2005
Picket Action

November 20 2005
Antiwar Conference


November 19 2005
March & Rally


October 22 2005
March & Rally


October 7 2005
Forum in Comox


September 24 2005
International Day of Action


August 27 2005
Antiwar Anti Occupation Rally


August 11 2005
Protest & Picket Line


July 28 2005
Protest & Picket Line


July 21 2005
Protest & Picket Line


July 16th 2005
March & Rally


June 8th-12th 2005
Antiwar Hip Hop Festival


April 23rd 2005
March & Rally


April 2nd 2005
Fundraiser


March 20th 2005
Antiwar Conference


March 19th 2005
Global Day of Action