On Wednesday, April 28 Project Fly Home held a "sanctions-busting' telethon in support of Abousfian Abdelrazik, the Sudanese-Canadian man on the United Nations 1267 list.
The event in Montreal was streamed live on rabbletv. Canadians called in to make financial contributions to Abdelrazik, which under federal law risks prosecution. The law states that no Canadian shall "provide or collect by any means, directly or indirectly, funds with the intention that the funds be used by someone on the 1267 list."
Despite the sanction, over 150 people participated in this nonviolent direct action (some called in, some donated in person at the event and some emailed in), raising almost $6000 in the span of two hours.
This week Humberto files his report from the Business School at the U of Western Ontario.
"Goldman Sachs gets charged, but will it stick in front of the US Supreme Court ? Not unless a few well timed thromboses lets Obama appoint some judges. And what's a fair sentence for capitalists that Enron'd the economy of the entire Western World ? Why Capital Punishment of course!!!"
Stephen Harper's Conservative government doesn't tolerate any criticism, constructive or otherwise, of our military's role in Afghanistan. Lalo Espejo takes a closer look at how that plays out in this Not Rex episode.
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Maude Barlow delivers a special Earth Day message while on the ground at the World People's Conference on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Writes our Not Rex commentator Humberto DaSilva:
"You want to know about what's wrong with Cuba, watch CNN En Espanol. Otherwise Not Rex chugs Mojitos and ponders 21st century socialism at an ALL In in Varadero. Cubans are doing pretty good now that the biggest threat of invasion is from Canadian Tourists. They are healthy, friendly and lucky to live where they do in the Caribbean. So what if you can't go shopping in Miami. Americans who try to chill in Cuba face imprisonment back in the U.S.!"
Iran's football federation says it is sending a delegation to Fifa - the international football association - to urge the Geneva-based association to overturn its ban on the hijab, or Islamic headscarf.
The ban effectively prohibits the Iranian women's team from playing in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this August.
Fifa says the dress contradicts the game's charter.
Alireza Ronaghi reports from Tehran, for Al Jazeera.
Labourstart had a contest to find the best labour video of the year. If you've been following rabbletv closely, you're sure to have already seem them before. The winner, with 737 votes, is 'What Have The Unions Ever Done For Us', and is featured below. The other winners are:
Ann Coulter can tell a muslim student to TTC (take the camel), but George Galloway can't even get into Canada. The Conservative idea of free speech is just an "applause echo of what you already believe". At least that's what my pal Rex thinks...
Last week the winner of our Not Rex Murphy Contest, Humberto DaSilva asked "what's a Grecian Urn? - apparently less and less after the deficit shock" (ta-da) and took governments and multinationals to task on the Greek "shock".
Today Humberto is back and takes a look at how Vale, the company that bought Inco has a less than stellar environmental and legal record and yet was let into our borders. . . now why was that? Check it out below!
Humerto's views are his own (and Not Rex's).
Athough the Greek Debt Crisis is being blamed on deficits, Wall Street firms have been profiting on Greek debt for years, says DaSilva - the winner of rabble.ca's Not Rex Murphy contest.