[Marxism] A Handbook for Defenders of Free Speech on Palestine

Ian Angus ecosocialism at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 07:32:34 MDT 2010


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August 3, 2010

A HANDBOOK FOR DEFENDERS OF FREE SPEECH ON PALESTINE
http://www.socialistvoice.ca/?p=1284
by Suzanne Weiss
Michael Keefer has compiled a timely and effective handbook for all
those resisting attacks on free speech regarding the Israeli
government’s crimes against Palestine. The book reports on an
extra-parliamentary committee named the Canadian Parliamentary
Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA), established in 2009 as a
lobbying venture by 21 members of parliament hostile to criticisms of
the Israeli government’s policies toward the Palestinians.

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‘IF PROTESTING IS A CONSPIRACY, THEN WE ARE ALL PROUD TO CONSPIRE!’
http://www.socialistvoice.ca/?p=1279
On July 17, 200 people marched and rallied in Vancouver, Canada to
protest the police repression of protests during the G8/G20 summit
meetings in Toronto June 25-27. The following is the speech given by
Derrick O’Keefe of the Vancouver Stopwar coalition.

TAX REVOLT DESTABILIZES GOVERNMENT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
by Roger Annis
http://www.socialistvoice.ca/?p=1274
What were they thinking? Mere days after its re-election in May 2009,
the Liberal Party government of British Columbia announced a new
consumption tax that took effect on July 1, 2010 and will fleece an
estimated $1.9 billion from taxpayer pockets in the first year.

FROM WATER WARS TO THE FIGHT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE:
PABLO SOLÓN ON THE LESSONS OF COCHABAMBA
by Pablo Solon
http://www.socialistvoice.ca/?p=1267
Bolivia’s UN ambassador gave this talk to the Shout Out for Global
Justice, sponsored by the Council of Canadians and attended by nearly
3,000 people on June 25 in Toronto, during the ten days of protests
against the G20 meeting.

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