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Winds of Change – Tamara Herman and Plenty’s Paradox, Ben Isitt, Mickey Z

Just returned from Africa where they were documenting peoples’ reactions to mining, Tamara Herman and Susi Porter-Bopp are now in production thanks to their recent Cuban Hat victory.  In addition to the complexities surrounding the exploitation of African people and … Continue reading

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Winds of Change – Ben Isitt (From Victoria to Vladivostok), Mickey Z (Occupy & Hurricane Sandy), Remembering Jade Hood

When Ben Isitt was working on his undergrad degree, he happened upon a fascinating bit of history exposing Canada’s imperialistic efforts to overthrow the people’s revolution in Russia in the early 20th century.  His book, From Victoria to Vladivostok, outlines the … Continue reading

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Roger Annis, Paul Summerville, Janine Bandcroft Nov. 5, 2012

While New York City, and the rest of America’s eastern seaboard digs out from Hurricane Sandy, and electricity is returned to the “city that never sleeps,” little media coverage is being devoted to the primary victims of the “Super Storm” … Continue reading

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jennifer Moore, Jesse Freeston, Janine Bandcroft Oct. 29, 2012

The practices of Canadian mining companies abroad are increasingly in the global spotlight, if less frequently featured at home. From Africa and Asia, to Central America, Mexico and right here in Canada, mining outfits, many flying Canadian flags of convenience, … Continue reading

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Winds of Change – Oct 25 12 – No Pipelines Rally Highlights, Social Coast Update, Charity Hume and “The Wisdom In The Room”

Monday’s “Defend The Coast” rally drew the largest crowd to date opposed to the expansion of the tarsands, pipelines, oil tankers, fracking, and the Site C Dam which is slated to provide energy for it all.  We gathered on the … Continue reading

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dave Lindorff, Michael Parenti, Janine Bandcroft Oct. 15, 2012

Counting down, the US election 2012 pageant is near completion. With three weeks to go, undecided American voters have two more presidential debates to determine which of incumbent Democrat, Barack Obama, or Republican challenger, Mitt Romney they would feel most … Continue reading

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Street Newz – the origins

Last month I spoke with Candice, from CKUT’s Homelessness Marathon Project, about the origins of the Victoria Street Newz and where we’re at now, eight years later.

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Winds of Change 10 11 12 – Friends of Uplands Park, CLASSE, Eco-warriors, Social Coast

Margaret and Kathleen founded the Friends of Uplands Park in an effort to ensure the ancient environment continues to exist and inspire.  With perhaps 31 endangered plant species, and countless migratory and resident bird species surviving alongside the unnumbered graves … Continue reading

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An evening with representatives from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

You think Obama’s a socialist?  Spend an hour with representatives from Venezuela and find out what socialism is really all about.  Free education, resulting in 100% literacy.  Free health care, resulting in doctors in every neighbourhood.  And democracy.  Everyone’s voice … Continue reading

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Winds of Change – Sept 27, 2012 – Updates from the UBCM with Andrew Macleod; Art, Music, Theatre, and Social Expression with Evalyn Parry

This week in Victoria, the UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities) is bringing together elected officials from municipal governments across British Columbia.  I attended two rallies – one with the DeerSafe Victoria group, the other a response to a sponsored dinner … Continue reading

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