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George Bush is coming to Calgary!
Send Your Shoes to Calgary to Give Bush the “Boot”


For more information: bushincalgary@gmail.com
http://www.peoplevbush.ca/

George Bush's first speech after finishing his presidency will be to the Calgary Rotary Club on March 17th, the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and the Calgary's activist community would like to give him the welcome he deserves.

There will events throughout the week leading to Bush's visit but for those outside Calgary we wanted to give you a chance to give him his due welcome. To that end the local activist community in Calgary is asking people from around Canada to send us your old shoes so they can be a symbol to boot Bush Out of Canada! We are hoping people will send shoes in from across the country to show solidarity.

Also, people can include notes or letters with their shoes and we will post them with the wall of shame or attach them to the shoes at the rally for people to see.

The sent in shoes will be displayed around the perimeter of the “George Bush Go Home Rally” and the conclusion of his trial. We are also going to build a shoe-cannon that will fire shoes at a picture of Bush.

The CUPW, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Calgary Local has enthusiastically agreed to have their Calgary office as a location where shoes could be sent and stored:

CUPW -Calgary Local
109 - 5621 - 11 St. N.E.
Calgary AB.
T2E 6Z7


After the rally, some shoes will be sent to local MP's Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney. We will donate the remaining ones to an appropriate clothes bank.

For people in the Toronto area please drop your shoes off at the Canadian Peace Alliance office at 427 Bloor St West, Rm 207 so we can send a package to Mr Bush. Contact cpa@web.ca for more info.


Events listings

George Bush Go Home Rally!!

While Bush is giving his speech, we will be outside of the Telus Convention Centre letting him know that we don't want him in Canada and that he must be held accountable for his war crimes. As an act of solidarity with this event, people are sending in shoes from across Canada that will be displayed as a symbolic gesture.
Bring banners, drums, placards, yourselves and friends.
The rally is a family friendly event. We ask that people respect that it is a peaceful rally.
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 11:30 A.M until 2:00 P.M.
Where: East of 1 St. S.E. on Stephen Avenue (Between Teatro's and Epcor Centre)

Public Forum

A public forum will look at the issues being brought forward in the trial. Speakers will discuss the illegal invasion of Iraq, the use of torture and the treatment of American soldiers.
Confirmed speakers include Julie Hrdlicka, former executive director of CANDIL, who will speak on breeches of international law that directly affect Iraqi citizens and her personal experiences in Iraq. A war resister will also speak on their experience in the US military and why they felt they had to come to Canada to seek refuge.
When: Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Where: Parkdale Nifty Fifies Meeting Room, 3512 5 Ave N.W. (adjacent to Parkdale Community Association Building)

Trial - The People vs George W. Bush

George Bush and his administration will be tried for war crimes, crimes against the peace and crimes against humanity based on submissions of evidence from people around the world.
When- Saturday March 14th at 3pm. Doors open at 2:30pm
Where - Marquee Room at the Uptown Theatre (612 8 Ave SW)

Banner Displays downtown on the Stephen Avenue

Large banners, with the theme "Take Back the Future from Those Who Have Stolen the Past", serving as a “Memorial Wall of Shame”, with images and messages showing the legacy of the Bush Administration will be displayed. Opposite to that, will be a “Wall of Hope” with similar imagery and messages depicting the just, sustainable, and equitable society for which we, collectively, hope and work towards.
People are welcomed and encouraged to come and add their messages on these banners.
When: March 11-13,11:30am to 1:30pm
Where: 100 block Stephen Avenue S.E. (Telus Convention Centre)

For more information: bushincalgary@gmail.com http://www.peoplevbush.ca/




Solidarity Action in Vancouver

Protest George W. Bush's visit to Canada

Tuesday, March 17, 12:30pm
800 Smythe St (at Howe) in front of Law Courts

Featuring, Gail Davidson of Lawyers Against the War

On Tuesday, George W. Bush is speaking at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Gail Davidson, who has previously filed charges against Bush in B.C. Provincial Court, will be speaking about the ongoing efforts to prosecute the Bush administration for their war crimes.
Please join us, in solidarity with the actions in Calgary protesting Bush's visit. www.peoplevbush.ca Organized by Lawyers Against the War and the StopWar Coalition.

CONTACT

Canadian Peace Alliance
427 Bloor Street West, Box 13
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1X7

phone:  416-588-5555
fax:      416-588-5556
email:   cpa@web.ca

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