War criminal George Bush is not welcome in Surrey BC – Rally Oct 20/11

PEACEFUL RALLY TO PROTEST GEORGE W. BUSH’s SURREY VISIT
Thursday, October 20
11:00 am
Parking lot outside the Bay at Guildford Mall
SW corner of 152 St. & 104 Ave.

Former US presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are invited speakers at the Surrey Regional Economic Development Forum, Oct. 20 at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel. In protest, the StopWar Coalition, Fraser Valley Peace Council and other groups have sent this letter to Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts:

‘George W. Bush is a war criminal, guilty of authorizing torture and launching an illegal war on Iraq based on lies. Bush should not be allowed a safe haven in Surrey or anywhere else in Canada. The federal government has shamefully failed in its duty to deny entry or to arrest Bush and other officials of his administration reasonably suspected of war crimes. We ask you to do the right thing and cancel Bush’s appearance.’

Amnesty International is also calling on the federal government to detain and investigate George W. Bush for war crimes. In fact, the organization says the government has ‘an obligation’ to do it.

Thursday, October 20
11:00 am
Parking lot outside the Bay at Guildford Mall
SW corner of 152 St. & 104 Ave.

For more info on this rally:
stopwar@resist.ca

For background on the legal campaign to prosecute G.W. Bush:
Centre for Constitutional Rights at www.ccrjustice.org

Please be there to give him the welcome he deserves..
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Help Surrey BC Become the Coolest City in Canada

Spectacular Surrey.
Photo from tourismsurrey.com

Volunteers are needed to help make Surrey the ‘Coolest’ city in Canada by asking the Mayor and other city officials to make a commitment to climate protection policies and agreements.

Notices

Update: A Best Seller On Our Hands: Skeena!
Surrey BC is featured in a novel launched on April 9/2011 at the Newton Branch of Surrey Public Library. The novel titled ‘Skeena’ is written by Surrey-based author Fauzia Rafique, and was launched here in both English and Punjabi (Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi).
More information about the book launch in surrey


The story of Skeena begins in a village in the Pakistani Punjab in 1971, moves to the city of Lahore in 1981, continues onto Toronto ON in 1991, and finishes in Surrey BC in 2001. The novel is divided in four sections, and the fourth section takes place in Surrey.


The English and Gurumukhi editions of Skeena are published by Surrey-based publishers Libros Libertad and Uddari Books in 2011. The Shahmukhi Punjabi edition was published by Sanjh Publications from Lahore in 2007 where the novel was launched in nine cities in Punjab and Sindh.
More information on Skeena

Buy English edition of ‘Skeena’ Online
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