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Messages from aboard the Canadian Boat to Gaza -- as they enter international waters

Ehab Lotayef and David Heap report from aboard the Tahrir, shortly after they entered into international waters on November 2, 2011. In his video message, Lotayef explains: "The goal is to say that the blockade is inhumane and must end. We are not going to challenge Israel physically. We are a peaceful mission, committed to the safety of the Tahrir and the Irish boat as well." Filmed by fellow passenger, Michael Coleman.

 

 

The boat continued into international waters today, moving closer to Gaza. See a report back from PressTV here.

Indignez-vous: Public Forum

rabble.ca is live-streaming the "Indignez-Vous! Hope in Resistance" conference this Friday and Saturday. Indignez-Vous! is organized by the Council of Canadians, Alternatives, Eau Secours!, AQLPA, and MQRP. At Friday evening's opening plenary, thekeynote speakers were Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians; Louis Roy, President of the Confederation des Syndicats Nationaux; Ellen Gabriel, Mohawk from Kanehsatake, activist for Indigenous Rights; Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, L'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante. The forum also included a short film featuring Stephane Hessel, activist and author of Indignez-Vous! The evening began with a welcoming ceremony from a Mohawk Elder.

 

LIVE Friday and Saturday: Watch 'Indignez-Vous!' conference on rabble.ca

rabble.ca will live-stream the "Indignez-Vous! Hope in Resistance" conference this Friday and Saturday. Indignez-Vous! is being organized by the Council of Canadians/ le Conseil des Canadiens, Alternatives, Eau Secours!, Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA), and Médecins Quebecois pour la regime publique (MQRP).

 

Avi Lewis on why you don't want to miss Stephen Lewis and Michelle Landsberg -- in conversation in Toronto

Avi Lewis gives a plug in the spirit of "unapologetic, progressive nepotism" for this year's David Lewis Lecture. Join Stephen Lewis and Michelle Landsberg on Nov. 3 in Toronto for a conversation that will address the #Occupy movement, corporate welfare bums... and more! Details: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/david-lewis-lecture

Video: Sunday morning at #OccupyBaltimore

A few images from Sunday morning, October 16, at Occupy Baltimore. See more images here.  And learn more about the movement in Baltimore here: http://www.occupybmore.org/

Velcrow Ripper at Occupy Saskatoon

Activist and filmmaker Velcrow Ripper with his thoughts on the growing Occupy movement -- as someone who had been with Occupy Wall Street from the very first day. He took part in Occupy Saskatoon on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011... the day the movement spread to Canada and beyond.

Remembering Nancy Riche, 1944-2011

Canada lost a great feminist and labour activist this past weekend, when Nancy Riche passed away. Nancy Riche was a NDP leader and a long-serving Executive Vice-President and Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

Yellowknife all candidates' debate

For interested Yellowknife Voters, students and all Canadians who want to learn more about the politics of the Northwest Territories, Status of Women Council of the NWTs held an All Yellowknife Candidates Forum on September 26, 7 p.m., at Northern United Place.  http://www.statusofwomen.nt.ca/

 

 

Dick Cheney 'unwelcomed' in Vancouver

Video by Jase Tanner. "We're going to keep protesting until we get a government that respects international law, takes a stand against torture," says StopWar.ca organizer Derrick O'Keefe, September 26, 2011, at a rally to protest Dick Cheney's book tour stop in Vancouver. Individuals paid $500 a ticket to hear Cheney speak at the event organized by Le Bon Mot, and sponsored by the Globe and Mail and others. As a confessed war criminal and supporter of torture, Human Rights Watch and others have called for his arrest under international law.

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