Sunday, March 15, 2009


Subject: Tristan Anderson

Dear Stephen Harper,

Tristan Anderson (38 years old) is near death in an Israeli hospital. He was shot in the head with a tear gas canister at a nonviolent demonstration in the West Bank town of Na’leen, protesting the wall the Israelis are building to isolate the West Bank.

Are you capable of launching a full, impartial investigation of the shooting of Tristan Anderson? He is an American citizen. In any case, Canada ought to respond to the ongoing Israeli violence against unarmed demonstrators. As the Prime Minister of a peace-loving country, you could make some intervention at this time to demand real concessions from the Israelis and push for a true resolution.

I hope my appeal to your basic virtues is effective. I wish it didn’t have to be said, but: human beings should not be treated this way.

Please do not retain any dispassionate ambivalence toward the slaughter of civilians,

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