In the wake of the Israeli attacks on the humanitarian aid flotilla, Montrealers marched in the streets in the hopes of one day seeing a free Palestine.
This is of a demonstration in Ottawa shot early on the day of the Flotilla Attack by the IDF. It was supposed to be a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Ottawa, but he left Ottawa in a hurry (and didn't even bother to meet with Obama) because of his milary's attack on humanitarian aid volunteers. Filmed by Matthew Moro.
"Bibi dropped in on Stevie for Sunday dinner. Stevie got Bibi to hold a little pep rally in the Conservative wasteland that is Toronto. Bibi gave the CBC an exclusive interview on Sunday night. But Monday morning the photo op turned to shit when Israeli commandos killed 9 peace activists in international waters."
Demonstration in Ottawa on May 31, 2010, the day after the Israeli attack against a humanitarian flotilla and the same day of Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Canada.
Torontonians took to the streets to protest the Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla carrying aid supplies to Gaza overnight.
The rally and march ended in Dundas Square, where Naomi Klein delivered an impassioned speech about the attack which has left an estimated 20 people dead and many more injured, and about the need for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
Filmed by Bob Chandler, edited by Michelle Langlois for rabbletv.
Pride Toronto ban on QuAIA worst case of censorship in history of parade, says Queer Ontario founder
After extensive lobbying of Pride Toronto, corporate sponsors and city officials by Martin Gladstone and right-wing Jewish groups, Pride Toronto's Board decided, by a vote of 4 - 3, to disallow the use of the term "Israeli Apartheid" at the 2010 Pride festivities. At a press conference in Toronto on May 25, 2010, Pride Toronto's Executive Director and several Board members were met by 150 outraged protesters chanting "Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Censorship has got to go!", "Politics are what makes pride, we won't run, we won't hide", "Whose pride? Our pride! Queers against Apartheid!", and "Resign!"
"Politicians all profess to want to hear it from the kitchen table. Well here it is.
Conservative cabinet ministers are jetting off on global junkets to fight the bank tax.But Why ? It's not like Canadian banks didn't want to be too big to fail!
In Conservative Canada everyone is paying more taxes except for banks, corporations and the rich. So why is the government trying to keep the banks from sharing the tax burden?"
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty wants to launch a new program of “financial literacy” for Canadians, on the theory that if we were more “aware” of the dangers of sophisticated financial products we might avoid the next financial meltdown. But wait a minute: it was the bankers and brokers, not Mom and Pop investors, who caused the last meltdown. Shouldn’t they be the ones who go to financial literacy classes??? Join our teacher, Mrs. Credit D. Fault, as she instructs the financier set in some of the basic principles of sound finance.
"Bev Oda can't didn't do her homework on the Obama administration's position on funding abortion as part of maternal health intiatives. So now Canada, not the US is the throwback. It would just be sad if this issue hadn't been a source of terror and violence in Canada. In actuality it is malicious and immoral. From the scene of two firebombings on Toronto's Harbord Street, Not Rex rants on Odious Oda."
In this week's Not Rex rabbletv commentary, Muriel suggests the government tactic of getting Canadians to go to war hasn't changed for generations.