Rabble: Canadians rally to oppose Harper’s war

This four-video series of the Rally to Stop Harper’s War, organized by Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, focuses on specific talks.

Sid Lacombe discusses the Ottawa shootings, increased repression of dissent and the “Australia Model.”

Carolyn Egan discusses the dangers of Islamophobia, linking the war to how Islamophobia played itself out in Ausma Malik’s campaign for school board trustee.

Rajean, President of Ryerson Student Union, and James Campbell, a teacher gave their views on why educators should oppose the war.

And finally, Ali Mallah talked of the United States’ collusion with the dictators they sought to overthrow.

Many of us do are dubious about this new adventure—simply on the grounds that it is unlikely to accomplish anything. After Afghanistan and Iraq we are wiser and more knowledgable about the intractable problems of these societies. Our reasons are not the same as the paranoid Rabble’s.

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