Excerpt from Beyond ‘No War’: A Panel Discussion on Demilitarization and Transformative Social Movements

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On Friday November 13th, Demilitarize McGill hosted the panel discussion “Beyond ‘No War’: Celebrating Resistance to Canadian Nationalism,” in the McConnell Engineering BuildingThe organization exists to “oppose research, recruitment and other activity for military purposes… by ending military collaboration at McGill.” Beyond No War was moderated by the artist-activist Kama La Mackerel, and was held as part of “#Rememberthis : A Series of Events Against War and Militarism.”

Panelists include:
Harsha Walia  : author of Undoing Border Imperialism, co-founder of No One Is Illegal
Mostafa Henaway : community/labour organizer and long-time Palestine solidarity activist
Toghestiy : grassroots land defender and Hereditary Chief of the Wet’suwet’en Likhts’amisyu Clan
Freda Huson : spokesperson and land defender of the Unist’ot’en Camp in British Columbia

This recording was produced by Claudia Edwards.

Demilitarize McGill holds another blockade in protest of ongoing military research at McGill


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On Friday, March 14th, students at McGill University with the group Demilitarize McGill blockaded the Macdonald Engineering building on campus for several hours in the morning. Roughly 25 people took part in the action to denounce Mcgill’s collaboration with the Canadian military in ongoing drone warfare research.

Light shed on military research at McGill university


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On Tuesday, February 25th, members of Demilitarize McGill blocked access to McGill’s Shock Wave Physics Group laboratories, as an act of opposition to military research at McGill. Demilitarize McGill is a campaign organized by students and community members hoping to interrupt McGill University’s history of complicity in war and colonialist violence by ending military research at the institution. CKUT’s Amelie Philipson spoke with some of the members about this action, and also about their ongoing research concerning military research and military funding of labs at McGill University.