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Canadian-Jewish filmmaker slams TIFF's spotlight on Tel Aviv

Elle Flanders speaks out about the Toronto Film Festival's choice of Tel Aviv for their City to City programming. Flanders is a Toronto-based filmmaker who grew up in Israel. Her work focuses on the Israel and Palestine, and includes the award-winning 'Zero Degrees of Separation', a feature documentary about gay and lesbian Israelis and Palestinians in cross-border relationships. She has recently returned to Toronto after a year spent living in Ramallah.

Flanders was speaking at an event called 'Celebrating solidarity: A different spotlight.'

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You, Me and the SPP: Tune in here Oct 1 to watch live panel from Parliament Hill!

Tune in here Oct 1, 7:15PM for a LIVE event direct from Parliament Hill! NDP International Trade Critic, Peter Julian will be hosting the launch of the 30 city national tour of Filmmaker Paul Manly’s film  You, me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule.
 
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A, which will feature Paul Manly, Peter Julian, Teresa Healy (Senior Researcher, Canadian Labour Congress), Bruce Campbell (Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Maude Barlow (National Chairperson, Council of Canadians) and Louise Casselman (Common Frontiers).
 

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Racism 101: a conversation about hate in Canada

In 2006, a Stats Canada survey found that 38% of hate crimes were committed by youth between 12 and 17 years of age. This mini doc explores one particular incident in Vancouver, and raises the question, what can be done? Watch the video, then join the discussion on babble.

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Were the Afghan elections legitimate?

GRITtv's Laura Flanders looks into whether how the elections in Afghanistan went and if they can be considered legitimate.

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Rethink Afghanistan (Part 6): Security

The war in Afghanistan is increasing the likelihood that American civilians will be killed in a future terrorist attack.

Part 6 of Rethink Afghanistan, Security, brings you three former high-ranking CIA agents to explain why.

There is no "victory" to be won in Afghanistan. It is the most important video about U.S. Security today.

From: bravenewfilms

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Malalai Joya speaks out ahead of Afghan elections

Malalai Joya became Afghanistan's youngest Member of Parliament when she was elected aged just 27 to the 249-seat National Assembly in September 2005. She has been suspended since 2007 on charges of insulting the parliament.

Joya was in the UK last month to promote her new book, but also to deliver a message to Britain: "We do not accept foreign occupation -- three times a British government have occupied my country faced with the opposition of my people."

"Foreign governments are wasting their money and their blood in Afghanistan by supporting Karzai. After this election, the result will be the same donkey, only with a new saddle."

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Interview with Don Tapscott, author of Grown Up Digital

Ian Capstick interviews Don Tapscott author of Grown Up Digital.

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The Lalo & Patrick Show: Canadian health care explained

Political satire re-invented. Lalo 'motor mouth' Espejo and Patrick 'patrick' Pennefather present their commentary on Canadian Health Care to counter Republican darling, Shona Holmes. Expect verbosity, improvised songs and a tornado of ascerbic wit in one of a series of jazz monologues. More at www.thelaloblog.com

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Canada's growing gap explained

The income gap between the rich and the rest of us grew, in good times and in bad. Learn more about it with this video.

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Pikin News: Supporting Young Journalists in Sierra Leone

On July 29 in Toronto's dimly lit Lula Lounge, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression hosted a fundraiser to support the children of "Pikin News", a youth-run national newspaper in Sierra Leone. The paper, run by kids aged 12 to 17, provides the post-civil war generation of Sierra Leone an outlet to express their thoughts and feelings regarding the world around them.

Produced by Sachin Seth, filmed by Alexandra MacAulay Abdelwahab.

 

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