Honourary Members

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Newest Honourary Members of the Seriously Free Speech Committee:

  • affiliation for identification purposes only / à des fins d’identification seulement

Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1976
Emir A.C. Mohammed, Professor, University of Windsor Law School*
Wahida Valiante, National President Canadian Islamic Congress
John Bail, National Director, Pacific Region, CUPW*
Stan Persky,
Philosophy Dept., Capilano University*
John Greyson,
filmmaker, Assistant Professor, York University*

Edward Hillel, artist
Dr. Leslie Regan Shade, Associate Professor, Media Studies, Concordia University*
Dr. David Skinner, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies Program, York University*
Laura J. Murray, co-author of “Canadian Copyright: A Citizen’s Guide”
Norman Nawrocki, writer and performer
Kathleen and Bill Christison
, authors and former CIA analysts
Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice*
Adrienne Wong, co-artistic director, neworld theatre*
Mel Hurtig, author
Rex Weyler, founder of Greenpeace, writer, ecologist and historian

Complete alphabetical list of Honourary Members of the Seriously Free Speech Committee

  • affiliation for identification purposes only / à des fins d’identification seulement

Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada
Tariq Ali, writer
Dr. Federico Allodi, Founder Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Rachad Antonius, professeur, département de sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal *
The Rev. Robert Assaly, Chair, Canadian Friends of Sabeel
John Bail
, National Director, Pacific Region, CUPW*
Normand Baillargeon, essayiste, Université du Québec à Montréal *
Omar Barghouti, independent Palestinian analyst and human rights activist
Brian Barton, président de l’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale et président du Comité de solidarité de Trois-Rivières *
Gregory Baum, théologien et sociologue, Montréal, Québec
Matthew Behrens, Toronto Action for Social Change (TASC)*
Phyllis Bennis, author and analyst, Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington D.C.)*
Michael Byers, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia*
Ronald Cameron, président, FNEEQ * (Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec), qui appuie la campagne BDS
René Charest, secrétaire-général, Conseil central de Montréal, CSN *
Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
Michel Chossudovsky, professeur, département de science économique, Université d’Ottawa *
Kathleen and Bill Christison, authors and former CIA analysts
Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor, Political Science/Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University*
Dr. J. F. Conway, professor of sociology, University of Regina, and member of Regina School Board*
Cindy Corrie, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice*
Craig Corrie, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice*
Susan Crean, writer
Françoise David, co-porte-parole, Québec Solidaire *
Libby Davies, M.P. Vancouver-East
David Diamond, theatre director
Murray Dobbin, author/journalist
Francis Dupui-Déri, professeur en science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal *
Nick Dyer-Witheford, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information & Media Studies, University of Western Ontario*
Ivar Ekeland, former President, University of Paris-9 and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia*
Kim Elliott, Publisher, rabble.ca
Dr. M. I. ElMasry
, former National President, Canadian Islamic Congress
Jon Elmer, photo-journalist
Yves Engler, author and journalist
Najwa Farah, Palestinian writer and author
Rafiq Farah, Archdeacon Emeritus, Anglican Church of Canada
Reverend Beverly Faust, Trinity United Church Coquitlam*
David Fennario, écrivain dramatique
Bill Fletcher Jr., writer/activist
Maurice J. Freedman, Past President, American Library Association*
Dr. Qais Ghanem, physician, professor, broadcaster, activist and poet; Director of the Sleep Centre, University of Ottawa*
Cy Gonick, founder and publisher of Canadian Dimension Magazine
John Greyson, filmmaker, Assistant Professor, York University*
Donald Gutstein, Senior lecturer in the Simon Fraser University School of Communication and co-director of NewsWatch Canada*
Malcolm Guy, réalisateur et producteur, Productions Multi-Monde *
Marta Harnecker, writer (Caracas)
Jamelie Hassan, artist and curator
Tom Hayden, activist and author
Chris Hedges, author, columnist, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and other major newspapers.
Edward S. Herman, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania*
George Heyman, President, BC Government Employees Union*
Edward Hillel, artist
Mel Hurtig, author
Robert Jasmin, avocat et écrivain
Am Johal, writer
Sister Elizabeth Kelliher, SA
Hilla Kerner-Soliman for the collective of Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter
Dorothy Kidd, Associate Professor, Department of Media Studies (University of San Francisco)* and member of Media Alliance*
Naomi Klein, writer
Bonnie Klein, film-maker
Raymond Koehler, Social Justice Activist; Managing Director, dos maridos – art, ltd.; City Councillor, City of Castlegar*
Pierre Jasmin, pianiste
Adah Kay, writer/researcher, City University, London UK*
Joy Kogawa, writer
Joel Kovel, Bard College
Anton Kuerti, O.C., musician
Susan Lambert, First Vice-President B.C. Teachers Federation*
Michael Lebowitz, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University*
Raymond Legault, Collectif Échec à la guerre *
Mark Leier, Head of Labour Studies, Simon Fraser University*
Avi Lewis, television broadcaster
Thekla Lit, human rights and peace educator
Tim Louis, lawyer
Irene MacInnes, Vancouver Citizen Peace Award winner
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1976
Dr. Sally Mahood, professor of family medicine, University of Saskatchewan*
Ali Mallah, Canadian Peace Alliance steering committee* and vice-president Canadian Arab Federation*
Michael Mandel, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School*
Gabor Mate, physician and author
Linda McQuaig, writer
Paul Moist, National President CUPE*
Emir A.C. Mohammed, Professor, University of Windsor Law School*
Serge Mongeau, écrivain
Laura J. Murray, co-author of “Canadian Copyright: A Citizen’s Guide”
Norman Nawrocki, writer and performer
Dr. David Noble, History Professor, York University*
Derrick O’Keefe, co-chair Stopwar.ca and editor with Rabble.ca*
Cindy Oliver, President, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC*
Barry O’Neill, President CUPE BC
Lorraine Pagé, ex-présidente, Centrale de l’enseignement du Québec (CEQ)
Ilan Pappe, Chair of Department of History, University of Exeter (UK)*
Dominique Peschard, président, Ligue des droits et libertés *
Bill Pegler, National Representative, Canadian Union of Public Employees*
Nurit Peled-Elhanan, recipient of Sakharov prize for Human Rights and Freedom on Speech (awarded by European Parliament)
Stan Persky, Philosophy Dept., Capilano University*
James Petras, Professor Emeritus, Binghampton University*
John Pilger, writer and film-maker
Jean-Marc Piotte, professeur émérite, département de science politique de l’Université du Québec à Montréal *
Justin Podur, writer
Badri Raina, Professor (retired), New Delhi University*
Diana Ralph, Administrative Committee member Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians
Judy Rebick, Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Ryerson University*
Blair Redlin, Research Representative, Canadian Union of Public Employees*
Dr. Bill Rees, professor of community and regional planning at UBC*
Svend Robinson, Public Services International*
Carl Rosenberg, editor, Outlook: Canada’s Progressive Jewish Magazine*
Richard S. Rosenberg, president of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
Emmanuel E. Rozental
Satinath Sarangi, member Bhopal Group, an organization campaigning for justice for the survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal (India)
Bob Sarti, writer, former Vancouver Sun reporter
Bill Saunders, President, Vancouver and District Labour Council*
Dr. Leslie Regan Shade, Associate Professor, Media Studies, Concordia University*
Dr. Hari Sharma
, President South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD)
Sid Shniad, Administrative Committee member Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians
Bill Siksay, M.P. Burnaby-Douglas
Jim Sinclair, President B.C. Federation of Labour*
Dr. David Skinner, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies Program, York University*
Chris Spannos, Znet.org staff*
Sid Chow Tan, ACCESS (Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society)*
Harold Steves, one of the founders of the Agricultural Land Reserve in BC
Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia*
Chris Tollefson, law professor
Alan Twigg, Publisher, BC Bookworld
Wahida Valiante, National President Canadian Islamic Congress
Harsha Walla, No One is Illegal (Vancouver)
Cameron Ward, Lawyer
Roger Waterhouse, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, UK (retired) and wood-turner
Rex Weyler, founder of Greenpeace, journalist, writer, ecologist and historian.
Nettie Wild, film-maker
Adrienne Wong, co-artistic director, neworld theatre*
Todd Wong, cultural and community activist
Haifa Zangana, author (UK)
Elia Zureik, emeritus professor of sociology, Queen’s University*

*affiliation for identification purposes only / à des fins d’identification seulement

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2 responses to “Honourary Members

  1. I have a deep interest and involvement with the case of Mordachai and Canwest. I have noticed the bais reports in Vancouver Sun and the Province newspapers when BC Court of Human Rights was deeling with the complain against Maclean. Canwest was advocating the free speach for the magazine but at the sametime deniying the same right s to Mord.

  2. Is that the same ElMasry on your list who launched the Section 13 complaint agaist Levant and Steyn? Is this a joke?

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