Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace 2013

September 9, 2013

August 9, 2013: Winnipeggers held their annual commemoration of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Lanterns for Peace ceremony is sponsored, each August in Winnipeg, by the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba, Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Project Peacemakers.

This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Clint Curle of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Links

Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba
Project Peacemakers
Peace Alliance Winnipeg

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Paul S. Graham


Winnipeggers oppose military intervention in Syria

September 9, 2013

Sept. 7, 2013: For the second time in a week, Winnipeggers rallied in solidarity with the people of Syria and in opposition to a US led attack. After a brief gathering on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature, the demonstrators took to the streets to hand out literature and talk with their fellow Winnipeggers.

Aug. 31, 2013: About 50 Winnipeggers rallied at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights Saturday afternoon to express their opposition to foreign military interventions in Syria. The rally, organized by Winnipeg Alternative Media, was one of many held on Saturday across Canada, and was part of an international campaign to prevent the Syrian crisis from escalating into a world war.

More information on this issue:

Peace Alliance Winnipeg


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Paul S. Graham


Winnipeg Peace Fesitval dedicated to Nick Ternette

July 18, 2013
August 6, 2011: Nick Ternette at Winnipeg’s Annual Lanterns for Peace ceremony marking the anniversaty of the 1945 US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo: Paul S. Graham

August 6, 2011: Nick Ternette at Winnipeg’s Annual Lanterns for Peace ceremony marking the anniversaty of the 1945 US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo: Paul S. Graham

For more than 30 years, Winnipeggers have come together, in June, to march for peace. In doing so, we strive to educate our neigbours about the the roots of war and to keep alive the message that peace and social justice are inextricably interwoven.

This year, we dedicated the festival to our longtime friend and comrade in the struggle for peace and justice, Nick Ternette. Politically active in many arenas, Nick worked for social justice until the end of his life, despite the health challenges that ultimately caused his death on March 3rd, 2013.

Featured speakers at this year’s event included political activist Emily Ternette, who provided a loving tribute to her departed husband, and David Barsamian, host of the weekly American political affairs program, Alternative Radio, which has been running for 27 years.

In addition to the speeches of Emily Ternette and David Barsamian, my video report includes a brief interview with Nick, held as we marched along during the 2012 Walk for Peace.

Links:

Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Project Peacemakers


Camera:
Paul S. Graham
Ken Harasym

Narration, Interview, Editing:
Paul S. Graham


Panel Discussion: Idle No More

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.

Panelists

  • Chickadee Richard
  • Jo Seenie Redsky
  • Michael Champagne
  • Lori Mainville
  • Leah Gazan
  • Jerry Daniels

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Paul S. Graham


Behind the invasion of Mali

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.

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Paul S. Graham


Andrew Nikiforuk: Harper, Pipelines and Petro Politics

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.

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Camera: Harold Shuster
Editor: Paul S. Graham

 

 


The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy

March 7, 2013
Yves Engler. Photo: Paul S. Graham

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/.

Video Production

Paul S. Graham, camera and editor
Ken Harasym, camera