On Wednesday, April 28 Project Fly Home held a “sanctions-busting’ telethon in support of Abousfian Abdelrazik, the Sudanese-Canadian man on the United Nations 1267 list.
The event in Montreal was streamed live on rabbletv. Canadians called in to make financial contributions to Abdelrazik, which under federal law risks prosecution. The law states that no Canadian shall “provide or collect by any means, directly or indirectly, funds with the intention that the funds be used by someone on the 1267 list.”
Despite the sanction, over 150 people participated in this nonviolent direct action (some called in, some donated in person at the event and some emailed in), raising almost $6000 in the span of two hours.
–> If you were unable to get through during the telethon because the lines were too busy, we apologize! You can still participate by making a cheque or money order out to “Abousfian Abdelrazik” and sending it to CSCP Charlevoix, PO Box 65053, Montréal QC H3K 0K4. Please don’t forget to notify Lawrence Cannon of your action – model letter can be found here (under “Step 2”). Please note, no donation is too small! This is not about raising a lot of funds, but challenging the 1267 regime.