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Letter to UNB President Eddy Campbell on concerns with military collaboration

Dr. Eddy Campbell, President of University of New Brunswick Sir Howard Douglas Hall, Rm 111 University of New Brunswick 3 Bailey Drive P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 Dear Dr. Campbell We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent appointment as President of the University of New Brunswick. As [...]

N.B. Day was a showcase for death and destruction

Letter to the Editor August 13, 2009 The New Brunswick Day festivities at Government House were once again hijacked by the army, which used the day’s celebrations as an opportunity for recruitment and public relations. The Gleaner offers a cheerful account of children scrambling through Leopard tanks and air defense anti-tank systems, “hopping on and [...]

“Considering Joining the Military?” brochure

CFSC has produced this educational brochure as a counter-balance to information available to young people who are considering a career in the military. The brochure encourages reflection and research by those interested in the military as it is not just any career choice. As General Rick Hillier (ret.) said in 2005, “We are the Canadian [...]

Put soldiers to work in life-affirming roles

The Daily Gleaner, Published Friday March 13th, 2009 Re: Military recruiting at St. Mary’s First Nation When we opened a military recruiting office in St. Mary’s, I was disappointed. I remembered 1939 recruitment drives ending the depression. One of the goals of the Second World War was freedom from fear and want. Our governments [...]

Culture of war must change

When Lockheed Martin, the world’s leading weapons/arms dealer and maker of MKVs (multiple kill vehicles), attempted to recruit students at the University of New Brunswick, on what is still considered by many as hallowed halls of learning, students took action.


From November 21-23, the annual November vigil to close the SOA/WHINSEC at the gates of Fort Benning will follow the election of President Barack Obama by two weeks. It will be an opportunity for the progressive movement to set an agenda for a new direction in U.S.-Latin America foreign policy.

“To Protect and Serve” Career Fair

Strax Communiqué 01 Today, 13 November 2008, St. Thomas University (STU) hosted a “To Protect and Serve” career fair, providing a venue for various law enforcement agencies (including the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, and CSIS) to recruit university students. While the STU administration suggests that such an event fulfills its obligation to provide its [...]

Andria Hill-Lehr, Author, Peace Activist and Military Mom to Speak in Fredericton

The Fredericton Peace Coalition and Voice of Women are happy to announce a presentation by Andria-Hill Lehr in Fredericton. Hill-Lehr is a peace activist, military mom and author of “A Mother’s Road to Kandahar.” Hill-Lehr will be speaking at Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte St on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 PM. Hill-Lehr will also be [...]

New Brunswick Day is becoming too militarized

The Daily Gleaner, Published Friday August 8th, 2008 It’s too bad rain had to wreak havoc with New Brunswick Day in Fredericton. But it wasn’t the only problem. New Brunswick Day is also being militarized. In the last couple of years there has been more emphasis put on the military, and a fetish for military [...]

Army Recruiter Suspended for Threatening High School Student with Jail Time, Sparks Bipartisan Call for Investigation

A story involving an Army recruiter in Texas last week has led to a bipartisan call for an investigation. The recruiter from the Greenspoint Recruiting Station in Houston was suspended after a recording of his threats aired on a local TV station. The recruiter, Sgt. Glenn Marquette, warned eighteen-year-old Irving Gonzalez that he would be [...]