This coming Sunday, the UVic department of Social Justice hosts the public forum and presentation, ‘The Campaign to End the Blockade of Gaza – Canada’s Role, featuring Palestine solidarity activist, Ehab Lotayaf.
Ehab, or “Captain Ehab” as at least one detractor has dubbed him, was a member of the Freedom Waves aid flotilla aboard the Canadian ship Tahrir last year. Local social justice activist, Kevin Neish is a flotilla veteran, having been aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara when it was attacked by Israeli commandos in international waters.
Kevin will join us in the first half to discuss the flotilla campaigns and his upcoming mission to El Salvador as an elections observer.
And; a year after the revolution in Tunisia there has been little improvement in the standard of living for the average Tunisian; and, in Egypt, the military still rules and has violently cracked down on opponents, imprisoning thousands through military commission trials.
In Libya, where a revolt of another sort led to the murder of former leader Moammar Gaddafy, and where the bona fides of the revolutionaries was questioned from the outset, it seems their struggle has liberated nothing more than trans-national corporations’ access to the country’s resources and reconstruction contracts. And then there’s Syria, where 2012 is proving to be for them what 2011 was for Libya.
Patrick Henningsen is a UK-based pundit, commentator, online journalist, and founder of 21st Century Wire, a news service launched during the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. According to Henningsen, 21st Century Wire is an attempt to, quote; “deliver content that looks squarely at power, its architecture, as well as the seeds of corruption.”
Patirck Henningsen and the Syria regime change PR operation moving into high gear.in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from the city’s streets and beyond. But first, Kevin Neish and the many meanings of Tahrir.
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