About 50 people marked the “Global Day of Action”, a campaign held Feb. 27 in more than 30 countries, to call for the release of Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy.
Sparks flew in the House of Commons as Jim Karygiannis, MP Scarborough-Agincourt, took on the Harper government for their lack of response in dealing with the recent killings of the Coptic Christians in Egypt.
A Canadian sociology professor says, despite the popular revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, women’s rights are not yet being respected in the region. The Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto was packed…
Lemme Ibrahim looks toward a crowd of hundreds gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square Saturday afternoon in celebration of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. She says she has trouble believing it was only two weeks ago when she sat at a coffee shop with a friend and discussed putting together a rally in support of freedom and democracy in Egypt.
Naira Badawi’s phone has been ringing non-stop. Among those calling? Her fiancé, Egyptian-American Amr Taha, was in Tahrir Square when the announcement of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation was made. Taha has been camping in the centre of Cairo on and off since the anti-Mubarak protests began.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Gandhi once said.
When Janette Samaan left for her month-long trip to visit family in Alexandria, Egypt, at the beginning of January, she never imagined her last few days there would be filled with gunfire, chaos and her homeland turned upside down.
Egyptian-Canadian Mouhab Saber has grievances with his native country. “We want a new president because the present one is stealing money from our country,” he said. “We’re trying to achieve freedom.”
Mohamed Tobar arrived in Canada just five months ago, yet he’s already practising his democratic right of freedom to assemble, a right he says he didn’t have in his home country Egypt.