Revolutions, rebellions, and insurrections are happening across the globe. Countless scenes of brave men and women protesting by the millions – standing together in waves of solidarity – fill our media here in Canada.
Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, and Egypt – the protest movements of the Middle East are a clarion call to governments – and the rest of the world – that the people are fed up with corruption, unemployment and impossible taxes. Their concerns may be quashed by the ‘old order’ of the political hardline elite, but as history proves, the people will only rise up again.
This week on Context, voices from the Middle East crying out for change are being heard here in Canada.
Caroline Faraj, CNN VP, Arabic Services
Aya Majzoub, Human Rights Watch Lebanon researcher
Sama Waham, Iraqi filmmaker and Asst. Professor, University at Buffalo
Samreh Khalili, Iranian expat
Jeremy Courtney, Preemptive Love Coalition Founder
Moses Moini, Refugee Program Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee
Nizar Shaheen, Founder and President, Light For All Nations Ministries