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Arms Trade/Bullet Manufacturers [Toronto Protest May 5th]

revolution_reversal writes:
No Canadian Bullets in Iraq! March on SNC shareholders meeting

Thursday, May 5

Meet 10am @ Metro Hall

55 John St. (outside St. Andrew Subway station)

On Thursday May 5th the shareholders of SNC-Lavalin, one of Canada's largest corporations, will be meeting in Toronto.

SNC-TEC (a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin) has a contract to manufacture 300-500 million bullets for the U.S. military over the next few years. These are bullets that will be used in Iraq - bullets that will surely kill and wound thousands of innocent people. The US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq has already killed more than 100,000 civilians and continues to destroy Iraqi lives. Canadian support for this occupation cannot be tolerated.

Prime Minister Paul Martin, who just returned from a friendly visit to President Bush's Texas ranch, has made it clear that his government has no problem working with the Bush administration, especially when it means a trade advantage for Canada and an increasing number of weapons and munitions contracts for Canadian businesses.

SNC hopes to quietly make a killing selling munitions to the U.S., a country that has consistently operated in clear violation of human rights and is widely detested by people around the world. We have a responsibility to show that we will not tolerate war crimes and that we are determined to resist racism, brutality and imperialism.

The May 5th Organizing Committee calls on all people concerned with social justice to stand together in opposition to this brutal corporation which is profiting from war and occupation. We invite you to join us in protest on May 5th at the SNC shareholders meeting here in Toronto, and to build a movement against war profiteers in the months and years to come.

In Solidarity,

The May 5 Organizing Committee: Exposing and Confronting Empire

For more information or to get involved contact the may 5th organizing committee at june30th@riseup.net www.resistoccupation.ca"