Dimitri Lascaris- Canada
Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class action lawyer in Canada. His practice focused on shareholder rights, environmental wrongs, and human rights. In 2012, Canadian Lawyer Magazine named him one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada, and in 2013, Canadian Business Magazine named him one of the 50 most influential persons in Canadian business. Dimitri ran as a Green Party candidate in Canada’s 2015 federal election and has served as the Justice Critic in the Green Party of Canada’s shadow cabinet. He is a correspondent and board member for The Real News Network and Chairman of the Board for Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.
Quote from Dimitri:
”Western governments have conferred immunity on Israel for its human rights abuses. Western electorates would never tolerate their governments’ support for Israel if the corporate media were doing their jobs properly. We as journalists have a duty to expose what is being done to the Palestinian people in our names.”