ACTION ALERT: Demand CFRA respect free speech
CFRA FM radio in Ottawa has fired Michael Harris, a long-time voice of reason on a range of peace and justice issues.
While CFRA is claiming Harris was laid off, he has been absolutely clear this is not the case. He was fired after a concerted attack from organizations claiming to represent the Jewish community, following a column last week in iPolitics that was critical of Harper government policies on Israel and Palestine.
That courageous column can be read here:
Take a moment right now to write to the station manager Steve Winogron at firstname.lastname@example.org and demand:
– a reversal of the decision and Michael Harris` immediate reinstatement
– a formal apology to the host and the show’s listeners
– a station commitment to upholding free speech
Founded in 2008, Independent Jewish Voices – Canada is a national human rights organization whose mandate is to promote a just resolution to the conflict in Israel and Palestine through the application of international law and respect for the human rights of all parties.
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