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Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and something to do on Saturday

July 20th, 2006     by Thea Lim     Comments

By now you’ve probably heard about the raging conflict in Israel, Palestine and Lebanon that started last week. This is distressing and alarming, not just because those “poor people” over there are being bombed to heck, and not just because there are Canadians over there, but because it’s also forcing the world to question (yet again) the right and wrong ways for countries to act. That’s an issue that concerns anyone who lives in a country.

For people who are a little unclear on what’s happening, the internet (as always) is abundant with information, and eager to fill you in. I was going to do a summary of my own, but I quickly and maturely realised that my raving bias would prevent me from doing a good job. The BBC News Page is always a seemingly non-biased source. Democracy Now is my personal preferred news site. Today’s headlines in particular have lots of disheartening destruction stats, as well as this great quote from George Bush: “Everybody abhors the loss of innocent life. On the other hand…” And if you’re looking for some journalism that picks a team, on one side we have Robert Fulford at the National Post, and on the other we have Greg Albo at ZNet. And of course, if anyone here has any thoughts to toss in, we’d love to hear them.

And to finally reveal my true stripes, here are some No War! rallies that you can go to. If I haven’t got your hometown down here and if you live in a big city, I bet there is a rally going on somewhere on Saturday July 22. Just Google it.

Saturday July 22nd Israeli Consulate 1:00 p.m. Organised by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War

Vancouver Saturday July 22nd Vancouver Art Gallery 3:00 p.m. Organized by: Al-awdaPalestine Right of Return Coalition, Adala, and the Lebanese Information CentreBC

Ottawa Saturday, July 22nd Parliament Hill 11:00 a.m. Organised by NOWAR-PAIX

Tags: event listings, news flash

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