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COAT began in 1989 by exposing and opposing ARMX, Canada's largest arms bazaar. (Early history.) Our first campaign led to Ottawa City Council's 20-year ban on hosting arms shows on municipal property.
For almost 30 years, COAT has published Press for Conversion! For its first decade our magazine dealt with the conversion of military industries and bases to civilian uses. Since the late 1990s, each issue has focused on a different anti-war theme. Our goal is to debunk the national myth that Canada is a global force for peace, human rights and multiculturalism.
COAT has organized peace rallies, marches, vigils, conferences and campaigns to oppose the arms trade, militarised "air shows," war toys, CPP investments in war, and the role of Canadian governments and NGOs in aiding US weapons programs (like "BMD") and imperial wars that are camouflaged as "humanitarian" by the UN's so-called "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine.
Click here to see COAT'S report on Freeland, her grandfather, the ultranationalist Ukrainian-Canadian community and their links to ultra-right groups and publications
Here is issue #68 of COAT's 56-page magazine:
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The Canada Syndrome, a Captivating Mass Psychosis
War Mania, Mass Hysteria and
Rendered Captive by Barbed Wire and Maple Leaves
Empire & Sons:
From Maj.Gen. Sir William Otter, to the NDP & the Waffle
From Frying Pan to Prairie Fire:
One Captivation after Another
First Nations, First Captives:
Genocidal Precedents for Canadian Concentration Camps
Religious Guardians of
the Peaceable Kingdom:
Winnipeg’s Key Social-Gospel Gatekeepers of Canada West
|htm||Liberal Advances in Canada’s Racist Lawmaking|
Crushing Rebels, Radicals
The Bunker Mentality, All in the Woodsworth Family Tradition
|The Next Generation: Charles Woodsworth, Our Man in Saigon|
|htm||Why the Social Gospel turned a Blind Eye to Mass Internment|
|htm||Canadian antiSemites, antiReds and the Internment of Trotsky|
|htm||The Russian Revolution of 1905-1907|
|htm||Racist Roots of Toryism and antiSemitism|
|htm||From Czarist Pogroms to Canada's WWII Internment Camps for Jews and Communists|
|htm||Left-Right Camps: A Century of Ukrainian Canadian Internment|
|htm||Glorifying Ukrainian-Canadian Veterans of OUN/UPA Terrorism|
|htm||Waffen SS Galician Division Revered by Canada’s Ukrainian Right|
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than a dozen years of
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are a few interviews
Richard Sanders does a powerpoint presentation on "Escaping the Canada
Syndrome" which describes how "evil" can triumph when
"good," well-meaning progressives
are rendered hostage by deceptive narratives. The talk looks at
how some activists have been captivated by Canada's towering peace
mythology. Examples include how
residential schools were inflicted to promote
"civilization," how the
"Famous Five" promoted
eugenics and sterilization, how the world's top arms-exporting
governments and some large mainstream peace, human rights and
development groups are pushing
the UN's Arms Trade Treaty, and how the Liberal Party:
(1) helped oust
Diefenbaker in a US-backed constitutional coup that brought
American nuclear weapons to
Canada, (2) used "Peacekeeping" as a cover for
Haiti's 2004 regime-change invasion, and (3) played midwife to
"Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) doctrine which uses
humanitarian-sounding pretexts to
rally progressives into supporting
US- and NATO-led wars.
CPP Investments in War
Here are some
from the May 8, 2017
event in Winnipeg
Making a Killing!
This event is hosted by
Thanks to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP),
millions of Canadians are being forced to invest their
retirement savings in many of the world's largest war
industries, from those making nuclear weapons,
to major contractors for the infamous F-35 warplane.
CPP investments include eight of the world's top-ten
weapons manufacturers. Fifth on this list is General Dynamics (GD),
the US parent company of
London Ontario's (GD Land
Systems Canada), which has been supplying Saudi Arabia
with armoured vehicles for about 30 years.
Besides investing in the deadly tools of war and repression, the CPP's portfolio also includes many of the world's largest oil-, mining, tobacco- and sweatshop-profiteers. The CPP Investment Board is just following their political marching orders. Their mandate, since 1997 when Jean Chrétien's Liberal government made changes to the CPP to begin investing in the stock market, was been to maximize profits without regard for any ethical, social or environmental consequences.
Here are some Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade tables
detailing the CPP's 2016 investments of:
$6.8 Billion in 77 financial institutions that have made US$18.7 Billion available to 7 cluster-bomb makers.
$1 Billion in 31 of the World's Top 100 War Industries
$374 million in 15 F35-Warplane Contractors
$305 Million in 13 Nuclear-Weapons Producers
$11 Billion in 113 financial institutions that made US$313 billion available to 26 nuclear-weapons producers
$5.5 billion in 72 companies linked to Israel's military-, police-, surveillance-, prison-industrial complex.
largest weapons bazaar, CANSEC,
CANSEC is organised by the Canadian
Association of Defence & Security Industries.
As Canada's biggest arms
bazaar, CANSEC is the most blatant manifestation
of this country's largely-hidden participation in the global arms trade.
As such, CANSEC is a potent symbol of Canada's particularly
offensive brand of hypocrisy: While
we preach peace and so-called "Canadian values,"
we profit from the lucrative business of selling
tools for war and repression. Showcasing
their deadly wares at Ottawa's arms bazaar this
spring will be over 330 of Canada's
most profitable military and "security"-technology
exporters. Many of Canada's
largest corporations selling
the tools of war and repression are -- not surprisingly
-- American-owned. Most
Canadian military exporters rely heavily on sales to
our number one military and economic ally,
the United States. Canada's military and "security"
exports to the US amount to about $4.5 billion per year, far outnumbering
exports to Saudi Arabia. Browsing the glitzy CANSEC exhibits
will be thousands of government buyers and military users not only from
Canada and the U.S. but from around the globe.
This year, CANSEC organisers are bragging that their
event will attract 76 "foreign decision makers." Ottawa, being
Canada's base for foreign embassies, is just the
locale for this country's number one arms
export bazaar. Please
join COAT and others in exposing and opposing CANSEC.
Don't believe the Hype about
the UN's Arms Trade Treaty