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Security certificates in Canada and the continuing disregard for human rights

In Ottawa on Saturday, May 9th, a rally was held by the human rights monument to draw attention to security certificate use in Canada. This clip was filmed by Bill Clennett.

 

Also, don't miss this video of Mohamed Harket as he finally gets to exercise his right to free speech.
Mohamed Harkat was arrested on December 10th, 2002 (International Human Rights Day) under a Security Certificate and spent 43 months in jail without ever being charged or having access to the evidence. After one year in solitary confinement and 3.5 years in jail, he was released on bail in June of 2006 under the toughest bail conditions in Canadian history.

Joseph Rotblat, Pugwash & Nuclear War

A scientist with the Manhattan Project racing to develop the first nuclear bomb, Joseph Rotblat quit in protest, believing nuclear weapons were no longer needed to win World War II.

He became a catalyst for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and peace movements around the world, founding the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and eventually winning the Nobel Peace Prize. This first of a 5-episode podcast follows the discussions and debates inspired by screenings of The Strangest Dream, a film about Rotblat's life and work dedicated to world peace.

For more on the film, including exclusive clips, visit: http://nfb.ca/strangestdream.

Police aggression at Tamil protest caught on tape

A massive protest against the Sri Lankan army for its assault on the Tamil minority took place in Toronto, shutting down the Queen Elizabeth Way highway, a major traffic artery for the city. Protesters (which included many non-Tamil supporters) said they were marching in opposition to the "2000 plus Tamils killed Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces."

Quick Change - Toronto Cyclists Union

In this episode host Wayne MacPhail interviews Yvonne Bambrick, the executive director of the Toronto Cyclists Union. http://bikeunion.to Quick Change is a vidcast that focusses on the social change tenants in the Centre for Social Innovation at 215 Spadina Avenue in Toronto.

Velcrow Ripper discusses Fierce Light

After a screening of his new film, Fierce Light, director Velcrow Ripper discussed his work with the Globe and Mail's Liam Lacey at the flagship Roots store in Toronto. To learn more about the film visit http://www.fiercelight.org/

"Fierce Light" is a feature documentary that captures the exciting movement of Spiritual Activism that is exploding around the planet, and the powerful personalities that are igniting it.

Watch the trailer here.


American cable news and the "fascist socialist" apocalypse

The right-wing news pundits of American corporate media have been losing it over Obama's "socialist" policies, making references to the apocalypse and fascism as part of their agenda to demonize his administration's policies.

Produced by Free Press.

New doc showcases Israel's use of indiscriminate force on Palestinians

From December 27th to January 18, Israel waged a bloody war on Gaza, killing over 1400 Palestinians and sparing no one: not women, not children, not the elderly, not medics.

One Of reveals the shooting of an emergency medical worker on January 7th, during the period which Israel declared a 'cease-fire' period. The medics were subject to no less than 15 shots while they attempted to evacuate the body of a man already sniped by Israeli soldiers.

One Of poses the question: how would you feel if your loved one died because ambulances were prevented from reaching the wounded.

Happy local day: Cantags explained in 3:30

Cantags are an easy way to share your news with your neighbours of even around the country. It's a way, a new convention if you will, to identify where the event you're covering is located.

Read more about Cantags by clicking here.

Tamils protest for third day in Toronto

A Tamil protest takes place on University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario April 28, 2009 outside the U.S. Consulate.

Tamils hope to draw attention to the killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Army.

Filmed by Wayne MacPhail.

Quick Change: Tonya Surman

rabbletv is pleased to announce the first "Quick Change - Ten Minutes with the Tenants of Centre for Social Innovation."  The vidcast, which is filmed in HD, is a chance for you to meet some of the coolest change agents in the Toronto area.

In this, the first episode of the Quick Change vidcast, host Wayne MacPhail speaks with Tonya Surman, the Executive Director of the Centre of Social Innovation about the CSI's history and values. She gives viewers a sense of the history and values of the CSI.

Quick Change is a rabbletv podcast by Wayne MacPhail.

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