Troops out of Afghanistan: Waterfront Station – B.C.-wide rallies on Oct 28

CUPE BC is urging CUPE members throughout British Columbia to join thousands of other Canadians on October 28 (Saturday) in a national day of action to call for the withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan. There will be peace demonstrations in communities right across the country on October 28th. The union is calling for a strong contingent of CUPE members to march in towns and cities throughout B.C. to protest the Harper government’s support for George Bush’s military strategy in Afghanistan. Canadian combat troops are no longer involved in a reconstruction or peacekeeping operation. Canadian and Afghan lives are in danger. On Saturday, labour will join a diverse coalition of voices demanding that the federal government listen to the Canadian public, support our troops, and bring them home. This day of action has been endorsed by the Canadian Labour Congress and the CUPE National Executive Board. CUPE BC is asking locals to inform and mobilize members to march for peace. In the Lower Mainland, CUPE is gathering at noon at Waterfront Station on Saturday, October 28th. Look for the CUPE flags near the BC Labour Against the War banner on the west side of Waterfront Station. Other areas in the province including Comox, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson and Victoria are joining together to march for peace. COPE 491*dn