Anti-war event goes live on rabbletv: live webcast brings Canadian speakers and protest to the world



    TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - On the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq,
Canadian war protesters are taking their message to the world by partnering
with the online news source rabble.ca as it launches rabbletv. Between
1:00p.m. - 6p.m. EST on Saturday, March 15, rabble will place the rabbletv
video player on the home page of rabble.ca (http://rabble.ca). Visitors to the
page will be able to watch both live and recorded coverage without having to
download any special software. The official video channel for rabble.ca,
rabbletv is an interactive video platform that allows viewers to comment in
real time and discuss events as they are happening.
    On March 15, the webcast will begin at 1:00p.m. EST. At 2:30p.m. EST
rabbletv will go live to Toronto to present the World Against the War rally
(see: www.nowar.ca/worldagainstwar.htm). The indoor rally, organized by the
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, features music, local speakers and war
resisters. It takes place at 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
    Tarnjit Johal, rabbletv producer, said "rabbletv's role is not merely to
report on the event but to provide a dynamic space for debate, give insight
from the diverse communities affected by the war and to encourage grassroots
journalism."
    "This anniversary is important because it marks the occasion 5 years ago
when hundreds of thousands of Canadians spoke up loudly against the invasion
of Iraq, directly influencing Canada's decision not to join the war," said
James Clark from the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War. "This is the time to
celebrate our resistance to the Bush-Harper agenda, and to send the message
that the anti-war movement will continue to organize until we bring all our
troops home."

    rabble.ca is Canada's most popular online site for alternative news and
views. rabble features original articles and reprints along with a dynamic set
of Canadian podcasts, a book review section and a moderated discussion board
with thousands of registered users. rabble.ca is a non-profit, member
supported media outlet. Following the protest, rabbletv will feature a week of
programming on the war.





For further information:

For further information: Tarnjit Johal, Producer, rabbletv cell: (416)
670-1790, email: tarnjit@rabble.ca

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