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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.

Bicycles saving lives in Africa

In this video-clip, Mike Brcic, the Executive Director of Bikes Without Borders, discusses the organization's work at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) in Toronto.

Brcic is also the Director of Communications, Community and Social Media at the CSI.

Major newspapers' online-failure a result of anti-union intentions: MacPhail

Wayne MacPhail, rabble.ca's Director of Emerging Media, tells rabble.ca's birthday attendees how Torstar and Southam paper chains intentionally created their online departments for non-guild employees to circumvent the union.

This revelation is just one of the major aspects MacPhail attributes to the failing of Canada's major newspapers.

Watch the video by clicking here.

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