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The Harper Government has hypocritically criticized the “shrinking democratic space” in Venezuela while tail-ending Israeli Imperialism in supporting Mubarak in Egypt. We encourage everybody to support the movement for a free Egypt and attend this important event tonight.
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The Arab Revolution: Tunisia, Egypt, Where next?
Friday 11th February @ 6:30pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), room 2214
252 Bloor St. W. (at St. George station)
Over the last few weeks, the world has been witnessing in astonishment the heroic uprising of the Arab masses. Starting with Tunisia, where waves of strikes and protests forced the Dictator Ben Ali to flee the country and his regime to collapse, passing through Egypt, where the regime of Mubarak is on the verge of collapsing under the pressure of angry demonstrations, the Arab masses have made themselves well heard: down with dictatorship, poverty, and unemployment. The glorious revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have been accompanied by demonstrations in Algeria, Yemen, Jordan, and Sudan where the Arab masses have been living under the same unbearable conditions as those in Egypt and Tunisia.
These events have shaken the Arab society to its foundation and opened the doors for a new era of revolutionary struggle. Join in us in a friendly, lively discussion about the roots, development, and future of the revolution in the Arab World and the Middle East.
Join us for panel discussion & debate featuring:
Kamil Shami, Ryerson Student Activist, Toronto Young New Democrats
Ahmad Khalifa, Egyptian Activist, organizer of rallies in Toronto
Naira Badawi, Egyptian Student Activist at University of Toronto
Arash Azizi, Journalist and Activist; Supporter of Fightback, Marxist newspaper
Activists of Marxy.com (www.marxist.com/www.marxy.com)
Arab Students Association at University of Toronto
Arab Students Association at Ryerson University
Afghan-Iranian Youth Network of Ontario (AIYN)
Toronto Young New Democrats (TYND)
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights at Ryerson (SPHR)
Rahe Kargar – Organization of Revolutionary Workers of Iran
Mobareze Tabaqati (Class Struggle), Iranian communist group
Pakistani Student Federation at University of Toronto
For more information:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (write in Arabic, English, or Farsi)
Phone: (647) 330-8170
If you’re in Toronto tonight, this would beat shelling out on yet another crappy Hollywood movie, yes?