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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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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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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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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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Winds of Change Aug 30 2012: Eric Nordal and SocialCoast.ca, Historian and City Councillor Ben Isitt, CFUV Broadcaster Chris Cook

Eric Nordal founded SocialCoast.ca last year with the intention of creating a central hub for the very active activists, working for social justice, environmental health, and peace, in various Victoria communities.  Eric talks about some of the social coast campaigns, … Continue reading

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