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Robert Fisk in Ottawa


Last week between 200 and 300 people in Ottawa had the priviledge of hearing Robert Fisk say what none of our local press has the guts to say: "get out" and "go home".  Now. An additional seventeen thousand troops is madness.  He was talking about both the Israelis in occupied Palestine, about Canada in Afghanistan and our perverse self-destructive perpetuation of occupation.  Fisk never uses the internet, he disdains email and posts to no blogs, yet his memory for historical detail and his verbal portraits of war’s horrors are like few we read today.  The audience was his: we came away with renewed clarity about the challenge and importance of grassroots resistance to our (U.S. and Canadian) militarism.

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