1/24/2007

More about Guantanamo

I told you I would talk about the Close Guantanamo protest when I had more info... Well I do now! Here's a loosely translated text from amnistie.ca.

We invite you to take part in a protest that will be held on January 25, 2007 at noon in Montreal.

It will start at Square Phillips (corner Sainte-Catherine and Union / Metro McGill) and will end at the US consulate.

1/23/2007

The limit of decency

Sometimes I tell myself that the line between sponsorship and selling your soul to the devil is a thin one. That going over to the dark side of the force is easy. That sometimes you go overboard... but only notice it when you hit water. Quebec emerging musicians are poor and accepting sponsorship can be alluring... and excusable. Other times, it's just sad. I don't know where the limit of decency is exactly... but I have a sure eye for knowing when it has been crossed.

Tu scendi dalle stelle - Soeur Angèle & Marco Calliari


Found on FN Forum

1/11/2007

Close Guatanamo

I know, this subject is a bit far from this blog’s theme... sorry for that, but I just had to jump on the occasion to talk about a subject very dear to me : today is the 5th anniversary of Guatanamo prison.

Guantanamo is an American military jail on the island of Cuba. More than 400 people are held prisoner there, without having been accused of anything. There is torture going on there, rapes, and people are detained in horrible conditions (deprived of sleep, food, heat, etc.) Of course, all the prisoners in Guantanamo are not angels, but they are human beings who are held in jail without being accused of a crime. Imagine, some are minors or were when they first got there.

The Canadian section of Amnesty international will hold a protest on Thursday January 25th in the afternoon in Montreal. It will start at Square Philips to get to the US consulate. I don’t know at what time yet, but I’ll post the info as soon as I have it. If my boss is touched by my political convictions, I will be there… and I sure hope you will too.

Amnesty’s website is full of information if you wish to learn more about the situation. You can also sign a petition and send postards to Bush and Harper.

PS: I took the image on top on the blog of a Tunisian,Emma Benji, and she tells the story of the man on the picture through a quote (loosely translated) :

I am from Saudi Arabia, my name is Mouhari Abdoul Hakim. America soldiers arrested me when I was the Taliban’s prisoner. Why are they keeping me here? Please, find out. If you are seeking justice and truth, do not believe them, do not believe anything! These are hard times we are living.

- TF1. The 8 o’clock news – Monday april 24th 2006.

1/05/2007

A foot in the mouth and his head up his arse

Since I work in digital advertising, I have noticed that sometimes people don't understand the Internet AT ALL. As for Web 2.0, let's not even go there. This doesn't matter much generally, but when it's the guy who makes recommendations on the subject to Congress, it's quite another ball game... Good thing Jon Stewart is watching...