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 social conditions in both Russia and Canada as WWI neared its end, and chronicles the events leading up to and following the Victoria Mutiny of December 1918 when thousands of soldiers were conscripted and sent to Russia after the Armistice ending WWI had been signed. In the first half, Ben shares some of his research discoveries. Then, a few minutes with Mickey Z, a New York City based Occupy activist who’s been on the front lines, alongside many others, cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy. And from the archives, an opportunity to remember Jade Hood, a former Winds of Change co-host who passed in November 2012.
Listen here to a December 2011 event at the site of the Mutiny: