SFSC Activities


  • SFSC Event April 5: Why is Canadian professor Hassan Diab still held in French jail? What can we do? March 22, 2017 Dr. Hassan Diab, a sociology professor at the University of Ottawa, was arrested in 2008 in connection with the deadly bombing of a Paris synagogue that occurred in 1980. Throughout his long ordeal – imprisoned and under house arrest in Canada for 6 years, extradited to France in 2014, and now nearly 2 ½ years ...
  • straight.com: Free speech advocate and long-time Vancouver library employee Brian Campbell dies January 18, 2017 by Charlie Smith @ straight.com A pioneering activist and former Vancouver Public Library staff member has died. Brian Campbell passed away shortly after Christmas from lung cancer after spending his adult life trying to improve the lives of average people around the world. When he retired in 2006 as the Vancouver Public Library’s director of systems and special ...
  • IJV: Remembering Brian Campbell January 17, 2017 Independent Jewish Voices Canada Vancouver’s activist community lost a valued friend in December, when Brian Campbell died of lung cancer. Brian was a man of rare depth, a fierce advocate for human rights, a committed socialist, a tireless organizer, and a tender and understanding friend. He was a dependable presence on picket lines and marches, his ...
  • SFSC – Brian Campbell lived to make the world a better place January 16, 2017 It is with great sadness that we report that Brian Campbell, one of the founders of the Seriously Free Speech Committee (SFSC), died from cancer on Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 72. Brian helped organize the SFSC in 2008 to defend three people being sued by CanWest for parodying the Vancouver Sun’s ...
  • Corporate SLAPP vs Free Speech June 15, 2016 *NEW – Watch Video of Michael Vonn’s presentation from SLAPP vs Free Speech http://youtu.be/WRNso4EN-q0 Tuesday, June 28 @ 7pm SFU Harbour Centre, Room 7000 515 West Hastings, Unceded Coast Salish Territories Speakers: Alan Dutton • stopslappsuits.ca • Kinder Morgan SLAPP suit defendant Jason Gratl • Defense lawyer for Northwest Organics SLAPP suit and Vancouver Sun SLAPP suit Michael Vonn • BC Civil Liberties Association Neil Chantler ...






October 23 2009: Is Criticising Israel Antisemitic?
Feb 17 2009: Freedom of Speech Under Siege – Watch Webcast
Oct 24: Bob Dylan Concert Leafletted

Sept 26: Canwest: Media Bully – Vancouver
Sept 19: Canwest: Media Bully – Victoria
June 6: Golden Gag Award – Watch Webcast
May 14: Media Bully Panel – Watch Webcast


Dec 11, 2010 – Letter by Michael Keefer to Premier Dalton McGuinty, re: Jenny Peto’s MA thesis

Dec 1, 2010 – SFSC letter to UBC Alma Mater Society, re: Social Justice Centre and the Canadian Boat to Gaza

April 22, 2010 – SFSC objects to threats against Pride Toronto funding / Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

June 25, 2009 – Letter of support for Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

June 24, 2009 – SFSC denounces Minister’s interference in York academic conference

May 7, 2009 – Letter of support for Al Jazeera English


Nov 10, 2010 – Coalition to push governments, universities to adopt definition of anti-Semitism that outlaws criticism of Israel

April 1, 2009 – Canwest slashes muffins, splurges on lawsuits as debt deadline approaches

December 9 – Creator of parody appeals ruling that trademarks trump free speech

November 6 – Canwest retreats – drops suit against Mordecai Briemberg

July 17 – Producers of newspaper parody have right to satirize

June 02 – Canwest wins Golden Gag Award

April 28 – Briemberg wins YMCA international peacemaker award

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