Freshly back from Greece, Senator Alima Boumediene-Thiery spoke to a rally in support of the French Boat to Gaza -- currently at sea en route to Gaza -- at a rally in Paris. Referencing the unprecedented international solidarity and international media attention, the senator said that the flotilla is already a success.
After performing at the opening ceremonies of Women's Worlds 2011, Tanya Tagaq was invited to participate in the first plenary, entitled 'Breaking Cycles.' Her inspiring and heartfelt words touched on the topics of how traditional Inuit ways of keeping healthy communities were repressed under colonialism, about strong role models, residential schools, imposed community relocations, healing and breaking the cycles of sexual abuse, and even publicly announcing her new pregnancy -- plus she brought the plenary to a close with some beautiful singing.
Sandra Ruch speaks to PressTV after she and other Canadians aboard the Tahrir, the Canadian Boat to Gaza, were released from Greek detention.
Canadian documentary filmmaker Jase Tanner shared this update on the Canadian Boat to Gaza - Tahrir. Under pressure from Israel and the US, Greece will not permit the flotilla to leave port. The video documents Tahrir organizers attempting to stop Greek authorities from removing registration papers, and from arresting organizer Sandra Ruch.
On Thursday, June 16, postal workers took action in Ottawa at the Canada Post headquarters in response to a lockout by the company coupled with demands for concessions, and back-to-work legislation.
Video by Greg Macdougall with additional footage from Allan Dykstra and John Hollingsworth.
Song clips: "Paul's CUPW Song for Lisa Raitt v2.0"
Reporter Roz Allen goes behind-the-scenes on the red carpet at the 2011 Webby Awards in New York City. Featuring interviews with Ira Glass (This American Life), Mike McCue (Flipboard), Damien Kulash (OK Go) and Antoine Dodson (Bed Intruder). Awesome camera work by Lee Hillman of Hillman Media! Congratulations to all the Webby 2011 winners!
On Saturday, June 5, Toronto held its second annual Toronto Veggie Pride Parade (TVPP). Hundreds of animal rights activists waited until the rain and thunderstorm subsided before merrily marching and dancing down Yonge Street at Bloor, west on Queen, and to the Church of the Holy Trinity by the Eaton Centre, where there was a post parade lunch and other events.
When -- at the end of the parade -- lettuce lady, animal mascots, and parade participants danced to "Celebration," Kimberly Carroll, the MC of the 2011 Toronto Veggie Pride Parade exclaimed, "We almost had a rained out parade, but we salvaged it at the last minute. This is a reason to celebrate."
Hundreds march in Ottawa to oppose the Conservative Party national convention and Prime Minister Harper's keynote speech, his first major address since gaining a majority government.
The call to rally was to "make clear to the Conservative Party that we will not sit idly by while they attack our communities."
Harper Dégage! Beat Back the Tory Attack!
June 10th March to oppose the Conservative Party National Convention
Take Back The Capital
00:15 - Dan Sawyer, Take The Capital
Prism TV will carry a live broadcast of the Hassan Diab press conference on Monday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Speakers include Don Bayne, Mr. Diab's lawyer, human rights activist Matthew Behrens and Donald Pratt from the Diab Support Committee.