3.30.2009

today! parliament votes on resisters, george galloway speaks to (in?) toronto

Big day today!

At 6:30 p.m., the House of Commons will vote - yet again - on a resolution to allow US Iraq War resisters to stay legally in Canada.

This is the same motion that Parliament passed last June, which the Harper government has ignored. And while Harper can continue to ignore this motion, too, its passage in this Parliament will be a very important re-affirmation of the strong support for US war resisters throughout Canada.

If your MP is Liberal, Bloc or NDP, please call her or him today.

Remind your opposition MP that this issue is important to you, and important to Canada.

Remind your MP that we want Canada to be a nation of peacemakers, a "refuge from militarism" (thank you, Monsieur Trudeau).

Remind your MP to vote yes tonight.

Then, at 7:00 p.m., George Galloway will address a crowd in Toronto on "Resisting War from Gaza to Kandahar". Depending on what the federal court decides, Galloway will either be in Toronto physically, or broadcast live via Skype. Either way, the event is on! The federal court decision is expected by 2:00 p.m. today.

I'm told that tickets are still available for all four events: Toronto, Mississauga, Montreal and Ottawa. Toronto info below.

I'll be at the George Galloway event, so I won't be able to update wmtc with the result of the House of Commons vote until later tonight.

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George Galloway in Toronto:
Tonight, March 30, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen Street East

Tickets: $15.00 Adult, $10.00 Students and seniors

Tickets available at:
Canadian Peace Alliance 427 Bloor Street West (cash only)
Ryerson Students' Union 55 Gould Street (cash & debit)
Toronto Women's Bookstore 73 Harbord Street (cash, credit & debit)

6 comments:

JakeNCC said...

Nice story tonight on CTV Toronto about Kim Rivera. Was that you in the orange top? I've only seen you picture and I thought that might have been you hugging Kim when the vote was shown. Keep up the good work. Also wanted you to know I gave to your fundable campaign although my first name isnt Jake so I didn't know if you'd recognize my name.

L-girl said...

That's great that they did a good story on Kim! They called for her during the Galloway talk.

And yes, that was me in the orange top hugging Kim. You guessed correctly. :)

Thank you for your donation. That's so cool.

L-girl said...

Wait... I just realized something. I was wearing an orange top, and I was hugging someone after the vote, but Kim was watching elsewhere. I wasn't hugging Kim until much later, and there were no cameras around. So it either wasn't Kim, wasn't me, or was old footage!

JakeNCC said...

Well maybe it wasnt Kim you were hugging. The orange top lady was on stage or up front with the video of the vote in the background. When the vote as announced the orange top lady hugged a short lady on stage.

redsock said...

Maybe Jenna, a resister's wife? Not sure who else was up there -- and short.

Could not have been on stage, but we were up between the stage and the pews, off to the side.

L-girl said...

Orange top lady = me

Person I am hugging = Jenna Johnson, resister

Stage = in front of the stage, where the video is showing

Thanks Jake!