January protests against Israeli assault on Gaza
just to collate in this thread, copied from elsewhere;
Peace Alliance Winnipeg, the Canada Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg Chapter) and Canadian Muslims for Palestine will hold a rally at the corner of Water Avenue and Main Street (in front of the Canadian Grain Commission Building) on Saturday, at 2:00 p.m., to call on the Federal Government to work actively for a ceasefire and for peace in the Middle East. Rallies will be held at there every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. until further notice.
Where: Canadian Grain Commission Building (Water Ave. and Main St.)
When: Saturday, Jan. 17 and each successive Saturday until further notice
Time: 2:00 p.m.
from Before the Mast's post
Rally for Gaza
Saturday, January 17, 2009
1:00 p.m., Churchill Square
Protest against injustice! Bring signs, banners, flags, and your
voice! Organized by ECAWAR in conjunction with the Canada Palestine
On Saturday, 17 January at 12pm, a demonstration was held at city hall, Sydney, NS, to call for an end to the Israeli offensive against the population of Gaza. Due to the extreme cold and small population, organizers expected about 25 people. We were pleasantly surprised when over 100 people participated. No representatives from any of the federal political parties were present, although a brief statement was read on behalf of Mark Eyking, Liberal MP for Sydney Cape Breton. The weak statement was a regurgitation of the national Liberal party statement, which was similiar to the NDP national statement. Several of us are resolved to work together against the re-election of Mark Ekying, although at this point, it is not clear that a party or candidate exists for us to choose from, which would better represent the basic human concepts of peace and justice, as called for by those present at this gathering. A series of briefings and presentations is scheduled for 6pm, 17 January at the University of Cape Breton, in which Mark Eyking is anticipated to speak. A few questions for this opportunist will be forthcoming from the audience.
Coverage would have been better if they showed a clip of Gabor Mate's insightful analysis, but the mainstream media is not about to give voice to speakers who debunk the dominant pro-Israeli narrative of the msm.
Fortunately, this 2002 op-ed piece by Dr. Gabor Maté is still available on the G&M website:
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The Palestinians continue to be disenfranchised, dispossessed and humiliated. Mr. Rose, Dr. Berger and Mr. Ruby, were they to drop their self-generated fear of leftist anti-Semitism, would be inspired by the words of the Israeli officer who chose this week to join dozens of his comrades in jail rather than serve in an army of brutal occupation: "I will do my time in a visible prison for a few months for refusing to enlist in Israel's academy for prison guards: the IDF, Israel's 'Defense Forces' which have been imprisoning an entire people for 35 years."