Canada has blood on its hands.
March 26 2022 marks seven years of the brutal war in Yemen. A war that has killed over a quarter of a million people. Over 4 million people have been displaced because of the war, and 70% of the population, including 11.3 million children, are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
The Saudi-led coalition has bombed Yemeni markets, hospitals, and civilians, and yet Canada has exported over $8 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia since 2015, the year the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen began. It’s despicable for Canada to be profiting from selling billions in arms to Saudi Arabia.
After months of escalating organizing across the country — from arms blockades and banner drops, to car caravans and dozens of protests, to media exposés and damning reports — we know the Trudeau government is feeling the pressure.
The war in Yemen must stop! Antiwar and peace activists and organizations are marking 7 years of the war on Yemen with a day of action on March 26 & 27.
Use this online tool to send a letter to your MP calling on the Canadian government to stop sending weapons to Saudi Arabia and stop arming the horrific war in Yemen.Email your MP here
Thank you to everyone who came out to an action on March 26-27 in 7 cities across Canada to call for an end to the war in Yemen and to demand #CanadaStopArmingSaudi. More photos, videos, and news coverage here.
◉ 2pm, Sunday March 27
◉ Matt Cohen Park, at Bloor & Spadina (725 Spadina Ave). Across the street from the office of MP Chrystia Freeland, the Deputy Prime Minister
It is deeply hypocritical and racist for Canada to #StandWithUkraine and condemn the #UkraineWar, while continuing the brutal killing of Yemenis by sending billions in arms to Saudi Arabia. Join us outside Freeland’s office on Sunday to denounce Canada’s deadly hypocrisy in valuing the lives of some war victims over others and demand that #CanadaStopArmingSaudi immediately, and stop fueling the horrific war in Yemen.