NATO NOT WELCOME!
Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Center Attacked
Thursday September 6, 2007
Early this morning the recruitment center on Georgia Street was attacked by anti-war activists. Buckets of red paint where thrown against the window and a sign reading ‘Bring the War Home’ was posted to the front door.
The action co-insides with the imminent arrival of top NATO commanders who are holding a meeting in Victoria.
In a statement forwarded to several anti-war organizations the message read in part, “This small act was made in hopes to escalate anti-war activity. Our marches and speeches have done little to end this war. While the majority of Canadians desire its end, the government, military and their corporate sponsors continue killing unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.”
“This paint represents the blood spilled in the occupation of Afghanistan, where NATO’s generals don’t care about civilians bombed in their homes or starving in camps, and where human lives are extinguished as cannon fodder for illegal war”.
“This paint represents the blood spilled in the occupation of Canada. From Innu territory to Gustafson Lake.”
“By bringing the war home we mean to inflict economic and political damage upon the war machine. Our actions will intensify.”
“Unlike most mainstream anti-war organizations we do not call for the troops to be brought home to further colonial genocide on indigenous land. We fight to abolish state terror at home and abroad.”
[Published on mostlywater.org, September 7, 2007]