In a stunning move of synchoanty, Canada denied access to both Ann Wright and Medea Benjamin because they were on an FBI list of undesirables.
Today the Globe and Mail is carrying Ms Benjamin’s response to this occurrence.
If Canada’s policy of excluding those who have committed non-violent civil disobedience were truly enforced, the results would be absurd. It would block 14 members of the United States Congress, including Holocaust survivor Rep. Tom Lantos for his arrest outside the Sudanese Embassy in 2006 protesting genocide in Darfur. The list of banned Americans would be populated by Nobel Prize-winners, members of clergy, writers, scholars, actors, musicians, activists and the thousands of Americans who have been arrested protesting the Iraq war.
I’ve taken out the link to the petition as some dumb fuck has linked it to a young porn site.