published by Justin Podur on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 12:28
8:30am Toronto time, August 18/13
We still have no confirmed information about John and Tarek's whereabouts. We calculate that the best course of action would be for Canadian and US friends to pressure Egyptian embassies and consulates and also Canadian and US foreign affairs offices. Many of these offices will not be open on Sundays, but here is some contact information.
Canadian Embassy in Egypt: email@example.com
published by Justin Podur on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 01:16
Two Canadians, doctor Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson, were arrested by Egyptian police yesterday in Cairo. They were en route to the Gaza Strip, where they are working on an academic and medical collaboration between the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and the main hospital in the Gaza Strip, the al-Shifa hospital.
published by Justin Podur on Sun, 08/04/2013 - 12:45
The Ossington Circle is an internet talk show hosted by Justin Podur in Toronto. This week we have architectural researcher Suzy Harris-Brandts, who studied and worked with the Decolonizing Architecture group in the West Bank. We discuss the limitations of negotiations, design tactics under occupation, and the responsibility of architects. For an article by Suzy Harris-Brandts, see: http://arenaofspeculation.org/2013/01/21/political-agency-of-residual-landscapes/
published by Justin Podur on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 17:17
Misinformation about martial arts seems to have played a role in the Zimmerman verdict. Because of the mass popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), there is an assumption that people know more about martial arts than they actually do.
When the defense asked Zimmerman's MMA (mixed martial arts) trainer to demonstrate the 'mount' position and the 'ground-and-pound', the defense's theory was based on two propositions.
published by Justin Podur on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 02:59
The Ossington Circle is an internet talk show hosted by Justin Podur in Toronto. This week we have Middle East journalist Jon Elmer, and we discuss the Egyptian Revolution, the Syrian Civil War, and the great powers and their designs in the middle east.
published by Justin Podur on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 01:07
A new internet talk show begins! The Ossington Circle is hosted by Justin Podur in Toronto. A news and politics show, tOC will have fascinating guests discussing international (and local) politics from a thoughtful, informed, and progressive perspective. This week we have John Clarke from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), and range over everything from the Rob Ford crack scandal to how best to face the "austerity agenda".