support antonia zerbisias

Antonia Zerbisias is one of the few good reasons to read the Toronto Star. She's a steadfast supporter of equality, justice and peace, she's a thoroughly independent thinker, and she's a damn good read. I'm not alone in thinking her recent Canada Day piece - "Four things we should be proud of" - was the highlight of that day.

Right now Zerbisias is under attack by her employer, because she had the nerve to speak her mind about Bernie Farber and the Canadian Jewish Congress.

skdadl has the whole story, and Andrew Brett at Rabble has a good summary.

As Brett says: "How disappointing to see the Star scapegoat one of its own columnists in order to appease a political lobby organization."

To support Zerbisias, email Kathy English, the Star's public editor at publiced@thestar.ca.


Stephanie said...

Definitely writing in support of Antonia Zerbisias and spreading the word as fast as I can!

L-girl said...

Excellent, Stephanie, thank you!

Dharma Seeker said...

To say I am appalled would be a gross understatement. We need to hear what people like Antonia Z have to say and The Toronto Star, a supposedly liberal publication, is trying to muzzle her. FAIL.

Cornelia said...

I just wrote this:

Dear Ms. English,

I am very concerned that Ms. Zerbisias got attacked because she stated her opinion re: Mr. Farber and the Canadian Jewish Congress. Under freedom of speech, she is entitled to do that and she should not be in trouble for it. Most definitely.

I appreciate the great job she has been doing for women's human rights and for progressive issues and I want to voice my support for her.

Cornelia Maier, PHD, Augsburg, Germany

polou said...

you can talk 2 her directly via Twitter: http://twitter.com/AntoniaZ
that would show her the support as well.