For many years, COAT organised various protests, vigils and
educational campaigns to raise awareness about war shows, and
in particular one of Canada's largest military propaganda events,
commonly known as the National Capital Air Show.
COAT has also helped many peace/anti-war activists to organise
protests similar war shows held every year across Canada.
In 1997, the "National Capital Air Show" was held
on Mothers Day. That year, COAT organised an exhibit inside the
grounds of the war show in which Iraqi children's original artwork
was displayed. These drawings and paintings, collected by Canadian
peace activists in Iraq, graphically depicted US and allied warplanes
bombing Iraq during the 1991 war.
COAT's 30-minute documentary juxtaposes numerous contradictory
images and interviews from the Ottawa war show and from Iraq,
planes doing aerial stunts at the National Capital Air Show
footage of these same kinds of war planes bombing Iraq
childrens paintings depicting these war planes
with young war show spectators and Iraqi war victims
with COAT activists and volunteers inside the war show
of the destruction wreaked by war planes upon the civilian intrastructure
with former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark in Iraq in 1991
If you are in Canada, you can order a copy
of COAT's documentary in DVD format, by sending send $15 to:
541 McLeod St.
Ottawa ON K1R 5R2
In July 2002, COAT produced an issue of Press
for Conversion! called:
Military Air Shows:
Reaching New Heights in the Glorification of War."
This issue of COAT's magazine exposes detailed information about
the warplanes that have performed at dozens of Canadian air
shows. COAT research has revealed that 82% of the almost
400 planes that entertained at 26 Canadian warshows
in 2001 were military warplanes. Sixty percent of all these military
planes performing at Canadian warshows were American. This issue
of Press for Conversion! also lists the wars, invasions,
interventions, regime changes and other military operations in
which all these 400 types of warplanes were used. The magazine
gives details on the weapons that can and have been "delivered"
by these warplanes. It also exposes the primary functions of "air
shows," namely, propaganda, indoctrination and recruitment.
If you are in Canada, you can order a single
copy of this back issue by sending $8 to COAT at the address above.
Or, if you order a copy of this issue of
the magazine plus the COAT DVD, then we'll send both for
(Plus, we'll throw in an assortment of COAT's anti-warshow pamphlets,
leaflets and posters that may inspire you to work on an anti-warshow
campaign in your city.)
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