Hold Hands Across the Land – Winnipeg #S17

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

On to Ottawa: SOS and Taking a Stand Across the Land Winnipeg

July 12, 2012

Welcome “On to Ottawa: SOS” to WinnipegOn to Ottawa S.O.S.

Friday, July 13th at 5:00 pm TUNE IN LIVE
The On to Ottawa trekkers could use a pots and pans, wake up the town welcome to Winnipeg. Parade right down Portage Avenue (if enough come out) to the noisiest Portage and Main Rally since the Jets came home.
Facebook event

Taking a Stand Across the Land: Winnipeg

Saturday, July 14th at 9:00 am TUNE IN LIVE
A diverse group of people, speaking on a diverse range of subjects but in those differences we recognize we are all the same. The issues are all connected as we are all connected and we will come together as one community to join the No Stone Unturned Concert which supports the families of those missing and murdered.
Facebook event

LIVESTREAM LINK: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/winnipeg-community-tv

note: USTREAM’s free service has let me down before. If I am unable to stream 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


JOYCE HAS A CHOICE – Information Picket and Rally

June 13, 2012

TUNE IN LIVE at 4PM

Manitobans Against the Budget Bill C-38
Wednesday, June 13 (National Day of Action) – 611 Corydon Ave, 4-6 PM. Let Joyce Bateman know she can do the respectable thing and refuse to vote for the budget or demand it is split up into many smaller bills.
Facebook event

Broadcast information:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
LIVE STREAMING BROADCAST
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupy-winnipeg

UPDATE: Streaming signal not established. Short video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtNzr-Wowec&feature=share&list=UUWFr6gEKmNQaYxQMne89qUw


Can boycott, divestment and sanctions stop Israeli apartheid?

April 22, 2012


“Can boycott, divestment and sanctions stop Israeli apartheid?” was the title of a forum held March 7, 2012 as part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Winnipeg. Featured speakers were Dalit Baum and Mostafa Henaway. Baum is an Israeli activist and co-founder of WhoProfits.org, a website that exposes corporate complicity in Israel’s subjugation of Palestinians. Henaway is a human rights activist who works with Tadamon! Montreal. Moderated by Lisa Stepnuk, the forum was sponsored by Students Against Israeli Apartheid and the Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid.

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9

Length: 1:29 (YouTube version: 1:41:03)

Thursday, April 26, 2012: 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 2012: 4:30 a.m.

Sunday, April; 29, 2012: 1:00 p.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Camera: Paul S. Graham and Mark Etkin

Editing: Paul S. Graham


NAFTA and Human Rights

April 18, 2012

Using the example of the North American Free Trade Agreement, internationally-renowned economist Diane Elson demonstrates how scholars and activists can use a human rights lens to analyze macro-economic policy and hold governments to account. Sponsored by the Global Political Economy Program of the Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba, the lecture was recorded at the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, on October 20, 2011.

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9

Length: 59:23

Thursday, April 19, 2012: 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 2012: 4:30 a.m.

Sunday, April; 22, 1:00p.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Camera: Paul Graham

Editing: Susan Heald


Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt

April 5, 2012

Author and Canadian foreign policy expert Yves Engler was in Winnipeg on March 15, speaking at the Mondragon Bookstore and Coffee House about his newest book, Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping; the Truth May Hurt. While the subject of his book was Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Canada’s 14th prime minister, much of his presentation focused on current trends in Canadian foreign policy, and how we got there. According to Engler there is a direct line between Lester Pearson’s approach to foreign affairs and that of Stephen Harper and Pearson’s peacekeeping legacy does not hold up under scrutiny.

Yves Engler has been dubbed

  • “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” (Briarpatch)
  • “in the mould of I. F. Stone” (Globe and Mail)
  • “ever-insightful” (rabble.ca)
  • a “Leftist gadfly” (Ottawa Citizen)

His six books have been praised by Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, William Blum, Rick Salutin and many others.

His appearance was sponsored by Peace Alliance Winnipeg.

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9
Length: 59 minutes (YouTube version is 1:26.)
Thursday, April 12, 2012: 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 2012: 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2012: 4:30 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2012: 12:30 p.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Cameras:  Dwayne Crowe, Paul S. Graham
Editor: Paul S. Graham



Colonialism & Indigenous Rights in Canada & Palestine

March 31, 2012

As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Winnipeg, Paul Burrows and Cheryl-Anne Carr discussed the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of Canada and Palestine. The similarities are disturbing and striking.

The event was sponsored by:

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9
Length: 59 minutes (YouTube version is 1:20.)
Thursday, April 5, 2012: 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 2012: 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 7, 2012: 4:30 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 2012: 12:30 p.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Cameras:  Harold Shuster, Paul S. Graham
Editor: Paul S. Graham


Myths for Profit

March 25, 2012

Myths for Profit is an award-winning documentary by Montreal filmmaker Amy Miller that challenges the popular conception that Canada is a global good guy by reviewing our dismal record in international development, national defence policy and peacekeeping. Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Project Peacemakers screened this video and hosted a panel discussion at the Millennium Library Feb. 18, 2012. Moderated by Glenn Michalchuk, chair of Peace Alliance Winnipeg, the panel was composed of:

  • Dennis Lewycky: Dennis is the Executive Director of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, with extensive experience in community development in several countries including Belize, Botswana, Colombia, Tanzania, Israel, various Caribbean islands, Pakistan and Uganda.
  • Roger Annis: Roger chairs the Canada-Haiti Action Network and has decades of experience in international solidarity work.

Because we were only able to license the documentary for broadcast, this program will not be available on YouTube.

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9
Length: 89 minutes
Thursday, March 29, 2012: 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 2012: 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2012: 4:30 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2012: 12:30 p.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Cameras: Ken Harasym, Harold Shuster, Dwayne Crowe
Editor: Paul S. Graham


Tar Sands, Pipelines and Tankers

March 19, 2012

The National Energy Board is conducting hearings on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal for a pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to the town of Kitimat in the heart of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. If approved, over 200 oil tankers will be navigating the difficult waters off BC’s Northwest Coast each year.

On February 16, 2012, a public forum focusing on the project’s risks to the environment, the economy and to local communities was held at the University of Winnipeg, Richardson College for the Environment & Science Complex in Winnipeg. It was organized by the Manitoba Eco-Network, Green Action Centre, Climate Change Connection, the Council of Canadians, and the Green Action Committee of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church, with the support of the University of Manitoba’s Global Political Economy Program and the University of Winnipeg.

The Panel, moderated by CJOB’s Richard Cloutier, consisted of:

Dr. Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society, Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow of the Masters in Development Practice (MDP) Indigenous Development program, University of Winnipeg and author of The Sacred Headwaters: the fight to save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass.

Gerald Amos was Chief Councillor for the Haisla First Nation for 12 years. He has been a leading voice for conservation in Canada for thirty years. He is the author of an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver “No apology forthcoming.”

Lynne Fernandez, Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives. Lynne has an MA in economics from the University of Manitoba. As a research associate at the Manitoba office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Lynne has studied municipal and provincial social and economic policy. She is also interested in labour and environmental issues.

Anne Lindsey, former executive director, Manitoba Eco-Network. Anne has worked and volunteered on Manitoba and national issues such as nuclear waste, forestry, food and pesticides, since 1984, including numerous experiences with environmental reviews.

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9
Length: 89 minutes (Online version – 2:31:52)
Thursday, March 22, 2012: 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 2012: 4:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 25, 2012: 1:00 p.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Cameras: Paul S. Graham and Ken Harasym
Editor: Paul S. Graham


Aboriginal men march in Winnipeg for missing and murdered aboriginal women

March 12, 2012

Feb. 14, 2012: Protesters outside the Law Courts Building in Winnipeg during the Men's Gathering and Unity Walk for Missing and Murdered Women. Photo: Paul Graham

Winnipeg, February 14, 2012: A group of aboriginal men held a march to show solidarity with the families of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. While the march was organized by men, there were no restrictions on who could attend – all were welcome – and there was a good turnout of men, women and children of all ages.

The march began at the corner of Carlton Street and Portage Avenue, the site of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, and wound through downtown Winnipeg, stopping at the Department of Indian Affairs, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the Law Courts Building, before ending up at the Manitoba Legislative Building.

While some estimates put the number of missing and murdered women at 600, no one really knows. What is clear is that not nearly enough is being done to locate these women and to stop the carnage.

Links

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9
Length: 29 minutes
Thursday, March 15, 2012: 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 2012: 4:30 a.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice

Cameras: Dwayne Crowe and Paul S. Graham
Editor: Paul S. Graham


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