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Maher Arar helps Amnesty’s letter-writing marathon

This Magazine Staff

If you’re reading this on Monday, you’re likely able to check out live coverage of Amnesty International’s Global Write-a-thon in association with the brand new rabble endeavour, rabbletv. Wrongly accused Canadian Maher Arar will be among those speaking during the day’s events.
To mark International Human Rights Day, AI is hosting letter-writing events in Ottawa and Toronto to raise awareness of a variety of human rights causes, and has joined forces with online news outlet rabble to provide live online video coverage of the events using the Mogulus player, a first for both organizations. Late Sunday night, there were 937 individual letter-writers and groups across Canada registered for the event, including 49 in Ottawa and 87 in Toronto.
Coverage runs from 11:30 am to 8 pm (presumably this is Eastern time, since the events are in Ontario). Rabble will be basing its coverage out of AI’s downtown Toronto office, while AI will file footage from its Ottawa office.
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