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

Video Production
Paul S. Graham

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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


Video Production
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