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      Antiwar actions in Vancouver:
      M.A.W.O. takes to the streets

      By Tamara Hansen

      In September 2018, the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition launched a new offensive in Yemen against the port city of Hodeidah. This brutal assault will take away food, fuel and medical supplies from the 8 million Yemenis in danger of starvation as a result of over three years of bombing and air, land and sea blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and their allies.

      On Friday, September 21, Vancouver’s antiwar coalition, Mobilization Against War & Occupation – MAWO, took to the streets for a monthly antiwar rally and petition drive to demand: “US & Saudi Arabia Stop Bombing Yemen!”, along with, “Canada Cancel the Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia Now!” and “U.S. Hands Off Syria! Don’t Attack Syria!”

      MAWO’s consistent organizing against war expands beyond these demands, to bring attention to all imperialist and colonial wars, including those of the New Era of War & Occupation, which began almost 17 years ago with the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

      MAWO is also working with groups across Canada, the United States, and around the world to bring an end to imperialist wars and occupations, towards a new era of self-determination for all oppressed nations. In the past few months MAWO Chair, Alison Bodine and MAWO organizers have been working together with coalitions in the United States towards organizing two important international days of the action taking place in Washington DC, the belly of the imperialist beast. First, the Women's March on the Pentagon October 20-21, 2018 (see advertisement below). Secondly, the "Reclaim Armistice Day - Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad" International days of action November 9-11, 2018 (visit: http://notrumpmilitaryparade.us).

      MAWO is looking forward to supporting and participating in these important international days of action towards building a better world for all working and oppressed people. To find out about upcoming events and actions, visit www.mawovancouver.org or follow on Facebook or @mawovan on Twitter.

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