For each second of war in Iraq the US spent $12,730. That is twice what the US spends per child per year for primary education.

elcome to the Comox Valley Peace Group's web site. The CVPG was first formed in the mid-70s and has been active ever since. The majority of the content of this website was first published back in 2003 when the US was just preparing to launch the Iraq War. We'll leave this older content here as it is a pretty good historical record of the beginnings of this awful war.

Please visit this site frequently as we'll be keeping you updated with the local news and announcements from the CVPG.

Are you lonely? Are you sick and tired of watching the generals on TV and want to say "NO" to war? Do you want to get involved in the local peace movement? Click HERE to send an email to the Comox Valley Peace Group to find out how you can get involved and help us.

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Upcoming Peace Activities

Demo at CFB Comox

Keep the young men and women of the Canadian military forces away from harm - keep them out of American imperial wars in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq.


Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 1PM
(corner of Ryan and Lazo) map
17th Street Peace Demo [see photos April 4th] discontinued until further notice
Simms Park candle light vigil next Sunday at dusk
Pot-luck picnic and Be-In For Peace at Simms Park ... some PHOTOS from event here April 20th, Easter Sunday at 4pm
A.N.S.W.E.R. - National Conference Against War, Colonial Occupation and Imperialism May 17-18, 2003
The Canadian Peace Alliance's Petition opposing Canadian involvement in missile defence
Download Petition Here and circulate amongst your members

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    Read Archived Articles

  • The Unthinkable Is Becoming Normal by John Pilger, Apr 21, 2003
  • Rumsfeld Calls for Regime Change in North Korea by David Rennie, Daily Telegraph, Apr 22, 2003
  • Looting Our Lives - what is taken from society in the US for enlarging the war powers of the US government, from ZNet, by Seymour Melman, Apr 22, 2003
  • Who are the infidels now? by Mohamed Elmasry, Globe and Mail, Apr 23, 2003
  • Why the Mullahs Love a Revolution by Dilip Hiro, New York Times, Apr 23, 2003
  • US back in nuclear bomb-making business Los Angeles Times, Apr 24, 2003
  • Report: U.S. has plan to bomb North Korea International Desk - UPI, Apr 22, 2003
  • N. Korea Claims to Have Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Officials Say Washington Post, Apr 24, 2003
  • Argentina's Luddite Rulers by Naomi Klein, Apr 24, 2003
  • Iraq War A Policy of Christian and Jewish Fundamentalism; Worse lies ahead by Saul Landau, Apr 24, 2003
  • Why The Anti-war Movement Was Right (and Will Keep Fighting) by Adele Oliveri, Apr 24, 2003
  • Banned weapons may never be found in Iraq: Bush CBC News, Apr 25, 2003
  • Rumsfeld says no Iranian-style government for Iraq CBC News, Apr 25, 2003
  • Rolling Back the 20th Century from the May 12, 2003 issue of The Nation
  • Fighting is over but the deaths go on The Guardian, Apr 28, 2003
  • Real Looting In their present mood, there is no sign that either Bush or Blair appreciate the morass they have now entered by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, Apr 28, 2003
  • Say no to missile defence by Lloyd Axworthy, Globe and Mail, Apr 29, 2003
  • Nuclear War Risk Grows as States Race to Acquire Bomb by Peter Popham, The Independent, Apr 29, 2003
  • US troops 'kill 13 Iraqi protesters' Sarah Left, The Guardian, Apr 29, 2003
  • Communists not invited to Iraqi leadership meeting CBC, Apr 30, 2003
  • More Canadian Soldiers Heading to Iraq by Daron Letts, Apr 30, 2003
  • Wars of Terror by Noam Chomsky, Apr 30, 2003
  • Kennedy Warns on Nuclear Tests by Julian Borger, The Guardian, Apr 30, 2003
  • Canada must spend more on military: Martin CBC News Online, May 1, 2003
  • Alliance plan would boost defence spending, recruitment CBC News Online, May 2, 2003
  • Cellucci urges Canada to join missile defence CBC News Online, May 2, 2003
  • Iraqis Vow Revenge as Hatred of US Grows the Telegraph (UK), May 2, 2003
  • U.S. says Canada cares too much about liberties The Ottawa Citizen, May 1, 2003
  • Star Wars? Just Say No, Ottawa by Linda McQuaig, May 5, 2003
  • Ottawa to re-examine U.S. missile defence CBC News Online, May 6, 2003
  • The two faces of Rumsfeld 2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea 2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change The Guardian, May 9, 2003
  • Pentagon challenged over cluster bomb deaths The Guardian, May 9, 2003
  • Door Opened for New Era of Nuclear Arms A key Senate panel backs a bill that would end a 10-year ban on research, upgrade the Nevada test site and let the president pursue smaller weapons. Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2003
  • Weapons taskforce leaves in failure The Guardian, May 12, 2003
  • Saving Private Lynch story 'flawed' ...her story is one of the most stunning pieces of news management ever conceived. BBC News, May 15, 2003
  • Let's hear it for Belgium An attempt to try Tommy Franks for war crimes in a Belgian court has outraged the US The Guardian, May 20, 2003
  • Neighbours growing apart The Globe and Mail, May 20, 2003
  • Why two women went to war Naomi Klein, May 21, 2003
  • In the Army Now!

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  • Is Dick Cheney Dead? - click here to see how prepared CNN is. (the world's greatest news team)

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The Need for a Strong Peace Movement

There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive. The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing.
Constant Conflict, from Parameters, US Army War College.

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