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*UPDATE*Minister of Censorship Jason Kenney’s decision to ban British MP George Galloway

29-3-2009

When I wrote the Canadian Government after watching channel 4 which is posted in my first post regarding this I saw the relation and wonder who is the Canadian Government really listening too? They have no idea, or they wilfully do and ignore us the people! Revolution in Canada will happen if this is really what is going on! We the people speak!

Banning Galloway Mocks Canada’s Criminal Code

By William A. Cook

Canada’s border security officials and Jason Kenny, the immigration minister, banned George Galloway, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, from Canada where he was scheduled to speak in Toronto on the 30th. “A spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Canada said the decision … was based on a ‘number of factors’ in accordance with section 34 (1) of the country’s immigration act” (Guardian.co.uk 3/20/09). This action denies Galloway entrance as a foreign national on security grounds for one or more of 6 reasons including “engaging in terrorism,” and “engaging in acts of violence that would or might endanger the lives or safety of persons in Canada.” The CJC, the Canadian Jewish Congress, supporting the decision, noted that it should be seen as an “issue of security law, not a dispute over free speech” (Mar. 27, 2009, Montreal Gazette). Indeed, other Jewish organizations like the League of Human Rights of B’nai B’rith, not only supported the action but took some credit for the banning of Galloway.

Galloway’s talk, “Resisting War from Gaza to Kandahar,” sponsored by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, would have provided Canadians with a first hand account of conditions in Gaza following Israel’s invasion and destruction of that walled in strip of Palestinian land during the three week war from December 27 to January 18, 2009. Galloway is one of a handful of foreigners to see the devastation that others could glimpse only from You Tube videos made available through Al Jazeera news service. All western journalists were banned from Gaza by Israel’s IDF. Galloway led a convoy of trucks from England to Gaza carrying relief provisions for the people. The convoy entered Gaza just over a week ago.

Read more…..

Urgent Galloway update

Minister of Censorship Jason Kenney’s decision to ban British MP George Galloway from speaking in Canada has ignited a firestorm of protest across the country. Kenney’s office ­ and the entire Conservative caucus ­ has been bombarded with thousands of e-mails, phone calls and messages of protest. A legal challenge has been launched by Galloway’s legal counsel in Canada , and the media is reporting new developments every day.

The movement to reverse the ban on Galloway is big, and is growing by the minute.

We can defeat Jason Kenney’s ban, but we need your help over the next few days. Please read below and forward this message everywhere!

Here’s how you can help: They are saying the issue isnot really about Free Speech, I think they placed some bogus rap on our antiwar speaker because he is aware of something our own leaders of Canada does not wish the people to know.  Question is what and why!!
PERHAPS
According to fox news Clinton gave 900 Million to a very tiny piece of land called Gaza. Are you going to tell Canadians She too is a National Security risk?  Now I saw Obama already in Ottawa and that President……..

Obama administration officials had indicated last week that the U.S. was preparing to pledge $900 million in assistance for Gaza, but Wood’s description of the plan Sunday indicated that the only portion going directly to rebuilding Gaza was the $300 million.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/01/clinton-pledges-million-gaza-rebuilding-conference/

Now I understand a Politician from England has been banned cuz he gave vehicles to An elected political party, At least he is Honest!!
Do you think THAT 900 Million the Obama Administration is not going to get in Hamas Hands??

1. Promote the Defend Free Speech website: www.defendfreespeech.ca.

This site is the clearinghouse for all update about the campaign and includes documents from the legal challenge, breaking news, ticket information, and action items. Please upload a link of this site to your website, upload it to all Galloway groups on facebook and on your profile, and forward it to all your friends. If you have any news or updates for the website, email info@nowar.ca.

2. Join our next organizing meeting in Toronto .

If you’re not in Toronto , get active with local groups in the Palestine Solidarity movement or the anti-war movement. The Toronto meeting is as follows: Friday, March 27 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West , Toronto (TTC: Spadina). The Toronto meeting will provide updates, distribute new materials, and make plans for weekend actions.

3. Picket Conservative MPs’ offices on Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend, we need to make sure we keep the pressure up. Organize pickets at your local Conservative MP’s office to say you want Jason Kenney to reverse the ban on Galloway . Ask passers-by to sign the petition, distribute leaflets to them, and display free speech placards. All materials ­ petition, leaflets, and placards ­ can be downloaded from www.defendfreespeech.ca. When you’ve filled out the petitions, fax them to Kenney’s offices: 613-992-1920 ( Ottawa office) and 403-225-3504 ( Calgary office). A picket in Mississauga is already organized for Saturday, March 28 at 2:00pm at the office of Conservative MP Bob Dechert ( Mississauga ­ Erindale), 1270 Central Parkway West, Suite 101 , Mississauga .

4. Come to federal court on Sunday in Toronto to hear the legal challenge to Jason Kenney¹s ban.

Galloway ‘s legal team was informed that the hearing will be open to the public, so we need to pack out the courtroom to show how much opposition there is to Kenney’s attacks on free speech. The hearing will take place on Sunday, March 29 at 11:00am at the federal courthouse at 180 Queen Street West , Toronto (TTC: Osgoode). This is where we’ll find out if Kenney’s ban on Galloway is overturned. Seating is limited, so show up early! In addition, Toronto organizers will hold a free speech rally outside the courthouse at 10:30am. Bring your flags and banners! And bring lots of people!

5. Keep e-mailing and phoning Jason Kenney’s office.

If you’ve contacted him already, do it again. Tell them you won’t stop until Kenney reverses the ban. Tell them you want a formal response in writing, explaining why Kenney has banned Galloway . If you phone and there’s only voicemail, leave a long message asking that they call you back. Don’t let up the pressure now. Keep phoning, e-mailing, faxing, etc. Kenney’s e-mail addresses are: kennej@parl.gc.ca; kennej7@parl.gc.ca; minister@cic.gc.ca; harpes@parl.gc.ca. His phone numbers are: 613… ( Ottawa office) and 403-225-3480 ( Calgary office). And don’t stop e-mailing the entire Conservative caucus. You can find all their e-mail addresses in one block at www.defendfreespeech.ca.

6. Keep buying tickets.

George Galloway has personally committed to deliver a live, original, interactive speech to each of the four cities where he’s scheduled to speak ­ either live in person or live via broadcast. We want to make sure that he can see how many of us have come to hear his speech and to stand up for our right to hear it. Every empty seat or unsold ticket is a defeat for free speech and a victory for the Minister of Censorship. Buy your tickets now and help us sell out the event. Ticket information for all four events is available at www.defendfreespeech.ca.

7. Broadcast Galloway ‘s live speech in your town or city.

If you live in a city where Galloway is not scheduled to speak (if you’re not in Toronto , Mississauga , Montreal or Ottawa ) but would still like to hear his speech, let us know. We are organizing now to broadcast his Toronto speech on Monday, March 30 to locations all over the country where he is not scheduled to speak. Book a room now that can accommodate large numbers of people, start promoting your event, and get a laptop/LCD projector so you can broadcast his speech live. We’ll send you a private URL to log onto the Toronto broadcast. To get the private URL, please e-mail info@nowar.ca.

8. Join the ban-busting caravan to meet Galloway at the Canada-US border.

Organizers in Montreal are organizing a caravan of MPs, lawyers, anti-war activists and supporters to meet Galloway at the Canada-US border on the day he is scheduled to enter Canada . If we reverse the ban, we’ll bring him across. If we don’t reverse the ban, we’ll hold a solidarity rally on the Canadian side while a delegation of MPs and lawyers meet Galloway in the US . Galloway will address the Canadian rally by phone (with sound amplification).

Here’s the call-out from Montreal organizers:

On Monday, March 30, Montreal organizers for the Galloway speaking tour (SPHR) are
calling for a mass presence at the Canadian-US border in Lacolle , Quebec to support Canadian and Quebec MPs and MNAs who plan to escort Galloway into Canada , if the ban is reversed.

A solidarity caravan will leave from Montreal on Monday morning. Please show up by 9:30am at Carre Cabot, on Ste. Catherine and Atwater , corner of rue Lambert Closse (across from the Pepsi Forum). There will be buses. If you have a car, we need you to help caravan people there to arrive by 12:00pm (noon).

Revised
On Monday 9:30am, March 30, the Free Speech Caravan will leave Montreal to meet MP George Galloway at the Lacolle Canada/US border.
In opposition to the Conservative government’s political decision to ban Mr. Galloway from entering Canada, a number of Quebec MNAs will meet the British MP at the border. The Free Speech Coalition and SPHR, organizers for the Galloway Canada Tour, are meeting at 9:30am at Carre Cabot, corner of Ste. Catherine and of rue Lambert Closse, by Atwater. They will be at the Lacolle border at 11am.
If you have a car, please let us know how many people you can take. If you need a ride, please let us know how many seats you need. E-mail us at Galloway.Canada@gmail.com.

9. Don¹t let Kenney silence anti-war voices! Demonstrate on April 4.

The Canadian Peace Alliance and Le Collectif Échec à la guerre have called a pan-Canadian day of action for Saturday, April 4 to protest the 60th anniversary of NATO and to bring Canadian troops home from Afghanistan . Now that Kenney has expanded his attacks to the peace movement and our right to free speech, it’s even more important to be in the streets. Tell Kenney that we won’t be silenced! If Kenney doesn’t overturn his ban on Galloway , join us on April 4 to demand that Kenney be fired from his job. For more information, please visit www.acp-cpa.ca.

Global Research Articles by Lawyers Against the War

I have said in our elections and in the US elections Anyone who shows they are for war are against the people, think about it.
This was Posted March 21………….

Oh Canada!!   Seredin Canadian government has welcomed a genocidist George W. Bush. Canada does not allow a humanitarian like George Galloway to speak there. I am disgusted to say the least.

British MP George Galloway will challenge ban at Canada-US border

Organizers of the four-city speaking tour of British MP George Galloway condemn the decision by Immigration and Citizenship Minister Jason Kenney to block Galloway from entering Canada. Kenney has banned Galloway because of his opposition to the war in Afghanistan and has labeled him a threat to “national security”.
“This is a full frontal attack on free speech in Canada , and one that all supporters of civil liberties must challenge,” says James Clark of the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, one of the groups organizing Galloway ‘s tour. “Kenney’s ban is an unprecedented move to censor someone whose views are critical of our own government’s foreign policy. We will not accept this ban, and we plan on challenging it.”
Organizers will continue organizing the four events in Canada where Galloway is expected to speak: March 30 in Toronto , March 31 in Mississauga, April 1 in Montreal and April 2 in Ottawa. Organizers are encouraging the public to continue buying tickets to show their support for free speech.     “One way or another, we will bring George Galloway to Canada,” says Laith Marouf, National Branches Coordinator of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights. “We have already been overwhelmed by messages of support, and we’ re currently planning a delegation of MPs, lawyers and activists to escort Mr. Galloway from the US across the Canadian border. We will challenge this ban directly.”
Organizers will host an emergency planning meeting on Sunday, March 22 at 3pm at the Ryerson Student Centre at Ryerson University in Toronto to prepare a pan-Canadian campaign to defend free speech and to reverse the ban. A media conference will be held on Monday, March 23 in Toronto (details to be announced) to launch the campaign.

Click the Picture below to see a bit more on why…. (People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people)

benot-afraid

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/mar/21/george-galloway-canada

This treatment of George Galloway from Canada needs to be addressed

WORLDPRESSNETWORK – 20 March 2009
Our own Parliament needs to get involved
George Galloway does not pose a threat to anyone
The only people threatened by him are the ones that
do not want the truth to be heard
We all need to show our contempt to this ridiculous
decision please pass this on and join the cause

This story is beginning to make headlines:

News Update:

1. MP Olivia Chow, and the New Democratic Party have made a statement on Galloway’s exclusion:

http://www.ndp.ca/press/harper-governme … ree-speech

2. Watch George Galloway’s interview on the UK’s Channel 4

AFTER WATCHING THE ABOVE VIDEO ANDYOU DO NOT KNOW WHO ZIONISTS ARE READ THIS ARTICLE FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING!!
http://www.savethemales.ca/041102.html

3. The Toronto Star’s article on today’s events

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/605682

(don’t forget to leave a comment)

4. George Galloway on The Hour (a couple years ago):

http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/videos.html?id=728665230

What can YOU do?

1. Sign the petition

http://petitiononline.com/galcan09/petition.html

2. Contact MP Jason Kenny who is responsible for this decision and let his staff know of your outrage.
Call and insist they take your information down (don’t let them hand you off to a voice mail).

http://www.jasonkenney.ca/EN/contact_jason/

3. Contact the press and the media , write a letter to the editor.write to your MP anyone that will listen demand a response.

Even if you don’t agree with George Galloway’s viewpoints, this is a matter of freedom of speech.

4. *** Invite your friends, and get them to invite their friends. ***
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=62965075809

5. write to who will listen this is taking someones freedom of speech away from them in the pretence of a ridiculous charge inflicted upon him.

6. George Galloway took on the US Senate so Jason Kenney watch out.

This is critical for the success of our group. Please, please, please take 10 minutes to invite your friends (all of your friends) to this group.

If you have more time, take a few minutes to get your friends who are already invited to ask them to ask their friends!

To everyone, thank you for joining and supporting this cause


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