Please join us for a city-wide rally to stand in solidarity with the people of Libya, Bahrain, and the wider Arab world as they fight for freedom and democracy.
In Libya, ordinary people have risen up against the 42-year dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, and continue to resist his brutal attacks. We oppose military intervention by foreign governments in Libya and support the Libyan people's struggle to free themselves and build their own democracy. We demand that the Canadian government cut all ties with Gaddafi's regime, and force Canadian companies doing business with Gaddafi to withdraw.
Similarly, ordinary people in Bahrain have been demonstrating in unprecedented numbers to fight for freedom and democracy in their country. In the last few days, the government of Bahrain has escalated its attacks on peaceful protesters, calling in over 1,000 Saudi troops who are now helping to crush Bahrain's democracy movement. We demand an end to all forms of repression in Bahrain, and the immediate withdrawal of all Saudi troops.
Please join us to support these and other struggles for freedom and democracy in the Arab world, and to hold the Canadian government to account for backing dictatorships in the region.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
If you can volunteer at Saturday's rally - to help distribute placards and leaflets, lead chants, collect donations, provide security, etc. - please meet us at 12:00 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas Square (south side of square).
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