This week's guests:
RICHARD SANDERS, coordinator of the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) and editor of COAT's magazine, Press for Conversion! <coat.ncf.ca>
MURRAY THOMSON, a Quaker, co-founded Canadian Seniors for Social Responsibility, Peace Brigades International, Project Ploughshares and The Group of 78.
ABDUL RASHID, a leading member of Ottawa's Muslim community, the Christian-Muslim Dialogue and chair of the Capital Region Interfaith Council.
BRENDA VELLINO, a Carleton University English professor and Buddhist committed to non-violence, is a longtime activist in anti-war, anti-globalization and solidarity movements.
The peace education and action campaign to oppose Ottawa's military trade shows includes:
* An all-day peace vigil on May 27 outside the Bank Street gates of the CANSEC 2009 arms show at Lansdowne Park.
* A large rally and candlelight peace vigil, May 27 at 7 pm., beginning at Southminister United Church (just across the bridge from Lansdowne)
* Lobbying efforts include an Online PETITION urging City Council to honour its 1989 ban on military trade shows. (They will vote on this issue in June.)
For more information see the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) website:
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