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Paul S. Graham: Winnipeg – Gaza Solidarity

Winnipeg, July 19, 2014: Winnipeggers march in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Photo: Paul S. Graham

July 19, 2014: Several hundred Winnipeggers rallied in front of the Canadian Human Rights Museum in solidarity with the people of Gaza who are enduring yet another murderous invasion by Israeli forces. The rally, the second . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Winnipeg – Gaza Solidarity

Paul S. Graham: Winnipeggers demand justice for missing and murdered aboriginal women

Oct. 4, 2013: Winnipeggers gathered at the Manitoba Legislature to remember the lives of 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, 75 of whom came from Manitoba. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Winnipeggers gathered at the Manitoba Legislature on Friday afternoon to demand an national inquiry into the causes for the disappearance or . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Winnipeggers demand justice for missing and murdered aboriginal women

Paul S. Graham: Video: Human Rights – The Chilean Experience

Winnipeg, September 28, 2013 – In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the coup d’etat against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende, Winnipeg’s Chilean community held numerous educational and cultural events throughout September. On September 28th, the Chilean Human Rights Council of Canada held a conference at the University of Winnipeg entitled “Human Rights . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: Human Rights – The Chilean Experience

Paul S. Graham: Remembering the first 9/11

Salvador Allende

Forty years ago, on September 11, 1973, the military forces commanded by General Augusto Pinochet, overthrew the democratically elected government of Chile led by Salvador Allende. Thousands of people were killed. Many thousands more were imprisoned.

The coup d’etat was swift, brutal and merciless. It was carried out by the Chilean . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Remembering the first 9/11

Paul S. Graham: Canada must work for peace in Syria

Aug. 31, 2013: Two of the Winnipeggers who gathered at the Canadian Human Rights Museum to oppose military intervention in Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham

By Peace Alliance Winnipeg

As the United States moves closer to a direct military strike on Syria, the world draws closer to a conflict that could spread well . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Canada must work for peace in Syria

Paul S. Graham: Video Report: Colonialism & Indigenous Rights in Canada & Palestine

As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Winnipeg, Paul Burrows and Cheryl-Anne Carr discussed the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of Canada and Palestine. The similarities are disturbing and striking.

The event was sponsored by:

Students Against Israeli Apartheid Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid CanPalNet (Winnipeg) Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg) . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video Report: Colonialism & Indigenous Rights in Canada & Palestine

Paul S. Graham: Video Report: Aboriginal men march in Winnipeg for missing and murdered aboriginal women

Winnipeg, Feb. 14, 2012: Protesters pause outside the Department of Indian Affairs in Winnipeg to sing and dance during the Men's Gathering and Unity Walk for Missing and Murdered Women. Photo: Paul Graham

Winnipeg, February 14, 2012: A group of aboriginal men held a march to show solidarity with the families of missing . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video Report: Aboriginal men march in Winnipeg for missing and murdered aboriginal women

Paul S. Graham: Two years after the quake, Haiti festers

Decem­ber 9, 2011: Angered by the UN-caused cholera epidemic that has claimed thousands, Haitians rallied at the UN Sta­bi­liza­tion Mis­sion in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Base at St. Marc. Photo: from a video produced by Nick Strat­ton, Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux. Watch it at http://ijdh.org/archives/24340.

Two years after an earthquake killed 158,000, the majority of . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Two years after the quake, Haiti festers

Paul S. Graham: Gerry Caplan: Solidarity, not charity

Gerry Caplan is a former CUSO field officer, author of The Betrayal of Africa, a weekly, online columnist for The Globe and Mail, a featured television political commentator and a veteran CCF-NDP war horse. He was also my boss at CUSO for a brief period in the late 70s, something he doesn’t remember – which . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Gerry Caplan: Solidarity, not charity

Paul S. Graham: Stop the CBC Smackdown – Stop Harper!

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting continues to raise the alarm over threats to our nation’s public broadcaster and well they should. While Heritage Minister James Moore promised in May to maintain and expand support for the CBC, Tory antipathy to the CBC is well known. Recent initiatives, such as the petition by Tory MP Rob . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Stop the CBC Smackdown – Stop Harper!

Paul S. Graham: 7 reasons city slickers should support the Canadian Wheat Board

I received this letter from the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board. I think it speaks for itself. The Attack on the Canadian Wheat Board: Seven Reasons Non-Farmers Should Care … and Act On October 18th, Prime Minister Harper introduced legislation, Bill C-18, to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board. The majority of farmers oppose the […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: 7 reasons city slickers should support the Canadian Wheat Board

Paul S. Graham: Video: Winnipeg Save the Canadian Wheat Board Rally

Against the wished of most western farmers, and in defiance of laws that they are sworn to uphold, Stephen Harper and his Conservatives are poised to destroy the Canadian Wheat Board. In truly Orwellian fashion, the Tories describe this as “democracy,” all the while invoking closure on Parliamentary debate and refusing to hold the farmers’ […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: Winnipeg Save the Canadian Wheat Board Rally

Paul S. Graham: The Curious Case of Canada’s Missing Cholera Treatment Camp

Cholera kills. Since the UN brought the disease to Haiti last year, 6,000 have died. Because this disease thrives in countries that lack potable water and sewage treatment infrastructure, it is unlikely to be eradicated soon in that country. Cholera treatment facilities are likely to be an ongoing need in Haiti for some time to […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: The Curious Case of Canada’s Missing Cholera Treatment Camp

Paul S. Graham: Video: A Vigil for Harvey Sanderson

On August 3, 2011 – four days after being viciously assaulted in his Winnipeg apartment, Harvey Sanderson Junior died of his injuries. He was 27. What made this crime especially shocking was that Harvey had brittle bone disease, a condition that confined him to a wheelchair. Friends, neighbours and people who had never met him […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: A Vigil for Harvey Sanderson

Paul S. Graham: Video: Support the Canadian Boat to Gaza

Today, Winnipeg activists responded to the actions of the Greek government to block the Tahrir and other vessels that make up Freedom Flotilla II from sailing for Gaza with an information picket in the city’s Osborne Village neighbourhood. The Tahrir is the Canadian vessel in the Flotilla. As with all of the other boats and […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: Support the Canadian Boat to Gaza

Paul S. Graham: Brigette DePape is Nellie’s Girl

On June 3, 2011, when Brigette DePape, a 21-year old parliamentary page from Manitoba, pulled out a “Stop Harper” sign during the opening session of Canada’s 41st Parliament, she was escorted out of the room and quickly fired from her position. Her solitary act of civil disobedience in resistance to the policies of the Harper […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Brigette DePape is Nellie’s Girl

Paul S. Graham: Oppose Harper’s draconian back-to-work legislation

This, just in, from Derek Blackadder at LabourStart. While it is addressed to trade unionists it should resonate with anyone who believes in democracy. The Conservative government’s decision to impose back-to-work legislation strikes at the heart of democracy; it is a form of forced labour, something expressly forbidden by the International Labour Organization of which […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Oppose Harper’s draconian back-to-work legislation

Paul S. Graham: Video: Winnipeg Solidarity with the Postal Workers

On June 16, about 1,000 members of several Winnipeg unions rallied at the main post office in Winnipeg in solidarity with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The rally, one of many to be held across the country, was in response to federal government plans to legislate CUPW members back to work. The union has […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: Winnipeg Solidarity with the Postal Workers

Paul S. Graham: Good news for Iranian union leader Mansour Osanloo

Once in a while there is good news to share on the political prisoner front, and this is one of those times. Mansour Osanloo, a bus driver and president of the Vahed Syndicate which represents bus drivers in Tehran, was freed on bail by the Iranian government today after four years of imprisonment. According to […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Good news for Iranian union leader Mansour Osanloo