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Protest over war vehicles sales in Africa

August 27, 2016- 12:00 pm - August 31, 2016- 3:00 pm

We are organizing a protest on the government of Canada demanding, the stop of war vehicles sells and or any destructive equipment in Africa by any Canadian company. Canada fuels different wars in Africa, making profit on the sales of war equipment/Mining etc, this should be stopped.

Canadian company’s sale of armoured vehicles contributed to the war in South Sudan and The Current Situation in Libya
A USIP Fact Sheet Published: May 16, 2016. http://www.usip.org/publications/the-current-situation-in-libya

Five years after Libya’s dictator Moammar Gadhafi was deposed in a popular revolution, the country remains trapped in a spiral of deteriorating security, economic crisis, and political deadlock. Trust in the nation’s weak government institutions has fallen to an all-time low as political elites, unable to agree on even a governmental structure, deploy armed militias to control territory and economic assets. An additional challenge comes from ISIS and other violent extremists exploiting the situation to expand operations in Libya. Still, civil society organizations remain active and committed to laying the foundation for a unity government capable of rebuilding the state.

ABOUT Streit is owned by Guerman Goutorov, a Canadian citizen who lives in the United Arab Emirates. His Canadian-based company is Streit Manufacturing in Innisfil, Ont. In 2012, when this Streit shipment took place, transfers of armoured personnel carriers to Libya required advance approval from the UN sanctions committee overseeing the embargo. But, the UN report says, the United Nations wasn’t notified about this 2012 delivery before it occurred – meaning “the transfer occurred in violation of the arms embargo.”

Details

Start:
August 27, 2016- 12:00 pm
End:
August 31, 2016- 3:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/276757699346337/

Venue

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC Canada

Organizer

AGL – Africa Great Lakes Networking Foundation
Website:
http://africagreatlakesnetworkingfoundation.org/