March 7, 2013
On Feb. 24, 2013, Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Project Peacemakers held a panel discussion in Winnipeg on the importance of Idle No More. The panel was comprised of Idle No More activists, all of who have a rich history of activism that predates the emergence of the movement. For more information, you can find Idle No More on Facebook and on the World Wide Web.
- Chickadee Richard
- Jo Seenie Redsky
- Michael Champagne
- Lori Mainville
- Leah Gazan
- Jerry Daniels
Paul S. Graham
March 7, 2013
Is the military intervention in Mali by France, with the assistance of the United States, Canada and others an example of a humanitarian intervention launched to protect a fragile democracy from the incursion of Muslim terrorists? Or is France meddling in the affairs of its former colony to protect its business interests and further the political and economic interests of its NATO partners?
Roger Annis, co-ordinator of Canada-Haiti Action and longtime political activist, explored these questions at the Annual General Meeting of Peace Alliance Winnipeg, held Feb. 24, 2013 in Winnipeg.
If you want to read more on this issue, Roger has published a number of thoughtful articles on his blog at http://rogerannis.com.
Paul S. Graham
March 7, 2013
Regardless of the costs to the environment, the economy and indigenous communities that get in his way, Canada’s Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hell bent on expanding Alberta’s tar sands and pushing the Northern Gateway Pipeline from the tar sands to the Pacific. Award-winning journalist Andrew Nikiforuk explains what is at stake and why Harper and his gang must be stopped.
Nikiforuk spoke at the University of Winnipeg Nov. 15, 2012.
Camera: Harold Shuster
Editor: Paul S. Graham
March 7, 2013
Yves Engler. Photo: Paul S. Graham
On a cross Canada tour to promote his latest book, The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy, Yves Engler spoke in Winnipeg on October 28, 2012. His visit was sponsored by the Winnipeg Chapter of the Council of Canadians, the Winnipeg Haiti Solidarity Group, Peace Alliance Winnipeg and CKUW 95.9 FM.
Information about Yves Englers book is available at http://yvesengler.com and http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca/The-U/.
Paul S. Graham, camera and editor
Ken Harasym, camera
September 22, 2012
Sept. 21, 2012: Actors Gord Tanner, Sara Constible and Tricia Cooper (l-r) in performance at International Peace Day at the Free Press Cafe in Winnipeg. The evening was sponsored by Project Peacemakers. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg’s Project Peacemakers marked International Peace Day 2012 with skits and musical performances at the Free Press Cafe. Performing sketches written by Geoff Hughes and Diane Cooper, actors Tricia Cooper, Sara Constible and Gord Tanner provided a comedic response to the Harper Government’s military spending policies in general and its decision to spend $28 million celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
With skillfully performed covers of songs by Pink Floyd, John Lennon and the Weavers, Tom Penner and Jill Cooper closed out the evening with ballads beloved by peace activists everywhere.
International Peace Day was established by the United Nations in 1981 and first celebrated in September 1982. Since then it has been observed in countries around the world.
Project Peacemakers is a church-based organization that has been active in Winnipeg since 1983. It conducts educational forums, and publishes educational materials on such issues as child soldiers, war-affected children, and violent video games and toys.
Video Production: Paul S. Graham
September 17, 2012
As oil consumption continues to outpace oil discovery and production, energy prices will continue to rise. Because every aspect of our food system, from production, to processing and transportation depends on oil, the prices on our global menu will continue to grow, and they will grow beyond the reach of most citizens.
Simply put, our existing globalized food system is not sustainable. The sooner we begin to make the transition to a more rational system the better.
While governments appear to be largely unaware of this looming threat, small groups of citizens have recognized the problem and are beginning to look for solutions.
One of these is the Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op, located in Winnipeg, MB. In June 2012, WCTV joined a walking tour of projects the co-op has going in its neighbourhood.
September 14, 2012
Monday, September 17th at 5:00pm TUNE IN LIVE
September 17th is the day Parliament re-opens after summer recess and the 1st Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. People across Canada will unite in solidarity to stop Harper’s agenda and work together to create true democracy.
The event will start at 5:00 PM, gathering at the Manitoba Legislature. There will be a few short addresses, and then we will take to the streets. The ‘casserole’ will head to Portage Avenue, up to Main Street and then head over the Queen Elizabeth Parkway, ending at Shelley Glover’s constituency office.
Participants are encouraged to bring your pots and pans, bring your family, bring your friends, bring your neighbours, work mates, house mates, class mates. Facebook event.
WINNIPEG LIVE STREAM LINK: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/winnipeg-community-tv
CROSS CANADA LIVE STREAMS: http://takecanadaback.net
note: USTREAM’s free service has let me down before. If I am unable to stream live I will shoot clips and upload them to Youtube on the go. If live stream doesn’t work for you please check my Youtube channel for updates http://www.youtube.com/user/kenvideoz/videos