Abousfian Abdelrazik: Project Fly Home

winter morning blues

Listen to:
* winter morning blues
for Abdelrazik

saxophone — Matana Roberts
piano — Stefan Christoff
recorded by Thierry Amar @ Hotel 2 Tango

Statement from Abousfian

Listen to an audio statement from Abousfian Abdelrazik on April 1st, 2009 by clicking the play button below. You can download the MP3 here.

Just Work

Under Canadian law it is illegal for any Canadian to "provide or collect by any means, directly or indirectly, funds with the intention that the funds be used" by listed individuals. This prevents Abdelrazik from working, since anyone paying him a salary could be charged. The penalty is up to ten years in prison.

The Canadian Labour Congress has issued a call to Federations of Labour and Labour Councils across Canada to support Project Fly Home's campaign against the UN Security Council's 1267 regime in support of Abdelrazik and the right to work freely and with dignity.

The campaign resolution calls for Canada to 1) immediately lift the sanctions imposed on Abdelrazik by Canada; 2) actively lobby Security Council members to remove his name from the 1267 list; and 3) withdraw entirely from the 1267 regime. The resolution also commits to hiring Abousfian Abdelrazik in open defiance of the 1267 regime.

The Canadian Labour Congress resolution can be found here. Please bring this resolution to your local, labour council or union and ask them to adopt it and to hire Abdelrazik for a day to document his story.

The following Federations of Labour, private and public unions, and District Labour Councils have joined the Just Work Campaign, hiring Abousfian Abdelrazik to document his story and thus supporting his right to earn his living, in open defiance of the 1267 sanctions regime.

The People's Commission Network is a working group of QPIRG-Concordia qpirgconcordia.org 514.848.7585 info@qpirgconcordia.org

Contact the People's Commission Network: QPIRG Concordia - Peoples's Commission Network c/o Concordia University 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8 commissionpopulaire@gmail.com

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